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 By Brianna Wray    News    January 23, 2020 

Combine Art Collective

WALLA WALLA-When artists join forces, good things happen for everybody. An example of this idea at work is Walla Walla's Combine Art Collective (CAC), a collaborative effort to exhibit and sell fine...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    January 16, 2020

Streaming Review: the Mandalorian

If you grew up with a Boba Fett-ish like my husband, the futuristic space western, the Mandalorian, is the show to end all shows. It is to be expected that fans of the original Star Wars trilogy...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    January 9, 2020

Gardener's Grove: Planning Ahead

EARTH—As this unseasonably warm winter weather persists, it's easy to envision spring is on its way. So much of cultivation is cumulative. Last year's lessons prevail. I started sunflower and...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    December 19, 2019

Gardener's Grove: Poinsettias

No matter how soon retailers start pushing holiday deals, nothing says Christmastime quite like a poinsettia. Wrapped in its foil, the poinsettia’s deep green leaves are topped with a smattering of...

 

Tech Talk: Photo Gifts

WAITSBURG—According to my phone there are 6,056 photos and 872 videos lurking in its depths. And that’s nothing compared to the five terabyte hard drive that houses our family archives. In it...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 14, 2019

Gardener's grove

EARTH-Now that we're in the thick of November, we are confronted by the turning of the wheel. Daylight savings time has knocked us back an hour. The golden summer days, and the crisp fall air is just...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 7, 2019

Tech Talk: chef tech

Gone are the days of the tinker tinker buzz from the egg timer. More often than not, at a friend’s house for dinner I’ll hear, “Alexa, set a timer for ten minutes,” but it is in more ways...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 7, 2019

Art X Agent: Sparkling & Broken

WAITSBURG-Adorning Art X Agent's walls for November and December, is Sparkling & Broken. This two-person exhibition, featuring artists Rachel Smith and Juventino Aranda, was celebrated in an openi...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 31, 2019

Bridget House's expanding palette

DAYTON-There's a tangible spark of electricity in the room when an artist is united with their palette. Possibilities stretch out endlessly before stylist Bridget House and sparks are flying. She,...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 24, 2019

Stream These Halloween Movies

Hulu Little Monsters (2019) R A washed-up musician teams up with a teacher and a kids show personality to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies. See full review on page 12. Stan...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 24, 2019

Film Review: Little Monsters (2019)

Welcome to Spooktober. Are you ready for the ghosts, goblins, and ghouls to run amok all over town? The right lineup of movies can make or break Halloween. There are no shortage of haunted films and f...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 17, 2019

Before & After: Andrew Nilsson House

DAYTON-Inside the home, history is a verb. Artifacts that we keep are imbued with both sentimental, but also historical value. Part of the human experience is the stuff we collect. Equally important...

 

Tech Talk: Images

There are several factors that contribute to the way an image looks in print. Digital images have the added bonus of illumination behind the image, defining edges and sharpening image quality by...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 3, 2019

Art Squared Weekend Joins Artists and Collectors

One of the most unifying qualities of art is that every viewer has an opinion. Our opinions are determined by all manner of factors and preferences, but once established those artworks speak to us....

 

Walla Walla Superhero Run

WALLA WALLA-Tights and capes were out en masse at the Walla Walla Superhero run held Saturday Sept. 14. "I think the people helping with traffic safety are all superheroes," said event organizer...

 

Out & About: Aboard the African Queen

WALLA WALLA-A pair of great blue heron walked by on spindly legs as we pushed off from the boat ramp at Bennington Lake on this, our fifth adventure aboard the African Queen. Gifted to us by Grandma...

 

Sweet Potato Pie & Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Now that summer has dropped off into a very abrupt fall, it's time for warm cozy comfort foods, and more importantly, pie. I had a few delicious bites at the Pioneer Fall Festival and now I want...

 

Rachel Maxi at Art X Agent

WAITSBURG-Artist Rachel Maxi is relaxing after a busy Labor Day weekend. Her latest work, Continuing Explorations, opened to a warm reception over the weekend at Art X Agent. The show, consisting of...

 

Tim Theriac at Ten Ton

WAITSBURG-If an artist is one who creates a composition with paint, photography or what have you, then a curator is an artist who paints with art. In a museum or gallery setting it is the curator's...

 

Peanut Butter Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños

While Teeny's away I'm tipping open my recipe box to share one that never ceases to amaze. My Honeybee thought this up many years ago in Seattle and suggested it for dinner one night when I,...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    September 5, 2019

New electives mean more choice for Waitsburg students

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg High School faculty is introducing new electives for this upcoming school year. Not only are there new options school-wide, juniors and seniors who have scored favorably on the...

 

Student Tech Talk: Blackboard vs. Canvas

eLearning courses offer students a flexible alternative to on-campus classes. Best suited to self-starters or remote participants with unfailing access to the internet, some entire degrees can be...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    August 29, 2019

Art at Dunham Days

WALLA WALLA-Dunham Cellars kicked off their tenth annual Dunham Days Celebration this past weekend including live music, new wine offerings and local artisans. Among them, Waitsburg Cottages owner,...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    August 22, 2019

Mission on Main

WAITSBURG-In our shared recollection of history and knowledge, academia, sciences and the arts are thrust together. Arts, like sciences, can be looked upon objectively and placed historically in conte...

 

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