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Esvelt Gallery Faculty Show Virtual Tour

WORLD WIDE WEB-The Esvelt Gallery has proudly presented the work of the Columbia Basin College Art Department faculty in a new 2021 exhibit. The work presented includes painting, drawing,...

 

Tech Talk: Head in the clouds

INTERWEBS—From between seemingly ceaseless snowflakes and bouts of sledding, we can agree that now is an excellent time to be inside. And while we’ve got all this indoor time on our hands, let’s...

 

Take a (virtual) hike

WASHINGTON-Generally, when one is told to 'take a hike,' the tone is less than friendly. Still, Washington State Parks uses the phrase literally and has effectively changed its connotation from...

 

New to Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Prime

Ouch, Netflix opted to start 2021 a little harshly by removing The Office, all nine seasons of which have gone on to stream exclusively via Peacock, NBC’s new streaming platform. In its stead,...

 

My Recipes I Brianna Wray

All sorts of stories aim to explain how this dessert got its name, but we have not come to any consensus (according to Wikipedia, anyway). I’ve heard the pastries were invented by a shoemaker’s...

 

Tech Talk: Internet speed test

Happy New Year, Techies! Auld lang syne and all that jazz. Welcome to 2021. If getting the most out of what you already pay for is on your resolutions list, then let's have a look at our internet...

 

Gardener's Grove: Lucky bamboo

PLANTAE KINGDOM-Our garden beds have been tucked in with dry leaves to overwinter in a frosty slumber. Next season's plantings are but a dream. In the interim, let us look around the indoor landscape...

 

My Recipes I Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Ka Gai)

We already miss Teeny McMunn, our advertising manager and recipe writer who happily retired at the end of 2020. Her recipes were crowd favorites, not only for the food but for the good company. We've... Full story

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    December 31, 2020

The Waitsburg Times year in review

2020 isn't necessarily a year we want to look back at too closely just yet. There was no shortage of bleak headlines, it's true, but this year also proved how well the Touchet Valley bands together in...

 

Resolutions done right

As January 1st looms ahead on our calendars, some are finalizing plans for New Year’s Resolutions. I saw a TikTok video where they went back to last year’s resolutions and just adjusted them for...

 

Holiday streamers

Christmas Chronicles 2 2020 Netflix Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are back in another North Pole adventure. This time, true believer Kate (Darby Camp), rebelling against her mother's new boyfriend,... Full story

 

Washington State Parks Annual Yule Log Celebration

A lasting tradition endures WASHINGTON—Yule is the name of the old Winter Solstice festivals celebrated in Scandinavia and other parts of northern Europe. What became the Yule Log was originally an... Full story

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    December 10, 2020

Kathryn Witherington: Walla Walla's 12th Man

WALLA WALLA—It’s just after 10 a.m. Monday morning, and Kathryn Witherington, Executive Director of the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation (DWWF), is already brimming with ideas. When we met back in...

 

Ringing in Christmas with a bang

My most memorable holiday happens to be a Christmas when I was just old enough to sleep on the top bunk. Being the youngest, I wasn’t alive during the fabled Christmas when my older brothers...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    December 3, 2020

Virtual learning with Washington State parks

Washington State Parks (WSP) are ratcheting up their virtual amenities for those who, due to adverse weather or COVID-19, cannot visit the parks in person. WSP recently launched new learning opportuni...

 

Tech Talk: Digital gift-giving

Remember when holiday greeting cards were simple? Down the stationery aisle, one could find a box that had the card, matching envelopes, and, with a book of stamps in hand, you're all set. Yeah,...

 

Zoom Meeting Extension

WORLD WIDE WEB—Zoom announced it will lift its timed meeting limit on Thanksgiving so “your family gatherings don’t get cut short.” The video communications company announced in a tweet that...

 

Stream these

For longtime fans of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the Amazon original Truth Seekers (2020) is a welcome reunion with a whole new story. There’s more than meets the eye with cable installer Gus...

 

It's a colorful life

At this point in history, color theory has established a well-documented dialogue. Various studies of human psychology note that the color yellow may elicit feelings of comfort, while red tends to...

 

Combine Art Collective and the gift of art

WALLA WALLA-In addition to its roster of 18 membership artists, Combine Art Collective (CAC) has assembled a septet of guest artists for their annual holiday showcase. The Guest Artists Times Seven...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 5, 2020

Humanities Washington speaker events in full swing

Free public presentations on history, politics, music, philosophy, and more WALLA WALLA-Through the Walla Walla Public Library, the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau talks are free and available...

 

Tech Talk: Freesources

Free resources WORLD WIDE WEB-For Halloween, we thought it would be fun to watch the scary-not-scary movie Pulse. In it, Maddie (Kristen Bell) is startled to find that her recently deceased boyfriend...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 29, 2020

Gardeners Grove

Well, that escalated quickly. Our weather has gone from a pleasant and mild fall to a midwinter's frozen tundra practically overnight. It took the better part of a day to get above freezing. And so...

 

This is Halloween

Horror is an exciting genre that has gained popularity in recent years. There's no shortage of disturbing thematic choices available, including hauntings and the supernatural, psychological...

 

Field-burns are a seasonal sight

As photographed from Middle Waitsburg Road, the controlled burn makes for a post-apocolyptic-like drive to Walla Walla....

 

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