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 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...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    December 3, 2020 

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....

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 22, 2020

Functionally festive Halloween decor

Halloween hopefuls have been dreading this since March when memes began to surface on the internet message boards regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The idea was determined: put the mask on now to save...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 15, 2020

A book of many chapters

With eight grandsons and nine great-grandkids, Norma Jo Shay has more than earned the title of Great Grandma. For many years she's been the mandolin strumming frontwoman of the band Grandma & the...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 8, 2020

Arts education grants available

WALLA WALLA-The 2020 ArtWalla grant season is open for applications until November 16. Arts Education Grants include the Arts Build Community (ABC) Grant for organizations creating arts programming...

 

Tech Talk

WORLD WIDE WEB—In the Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, director Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Ice, and Chasing Coral) posits that the massive data mining force that is social media is creating...

 

Combine Art Collective news

WALLA WALLA-Walla Walla native, Brandon Hallsted, wears many hats. By day he is an entrepreneur who owns Connor's Flooring and Design. As past president and current board member for ArtWalla, he's an...

 

Adobe MAX 2020: free for all

It isn’t surprising in the least that Adobe has chosen to forgo its annual Adobe MAX event in person and take the whole experience online. The novel coronavirus has made virtually everything...virtu...

 

Book Arts

Books are magical treasure troves of knowledge and art. Academics love books. It makes sense that places of study such as colleges and universities would house libraries of rare collections. The...

 

Quick streaming reviews

Woke, Project Power, and Dora the Explorer: Lost City of Gold Woke [TVMA] Hulu Keef is an African-American cartoonist on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes his life. T...

 

Viral video recipe review: Roasted sunflower head

WORLD WIDE WEB-By now, you might've seen a certain viral video floating around the web. Or perhaps not, it's a big internet world out there. The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company posted a video to...

 

Tech Talk: Gone Phishin'

WORLD WIDE WEB—It’s not nearly as fun as getting out the rod and heading down to the lake, returning hours later with a cooler full of fresh fish. It’s quite the opposite. Phishing is the...

 

At-home wine tastings curated by the "9th Avenue Vineyard"

WALLA WALLA—I first learned of “Gross Out” in Seattle. My roommate Jeff, a produce guy to elite Seattle restaurant owners, had sous vide another delectable cut of meat. He was always in the...

 

Combine Art Collective celebrates first anniversary

Local artists Wayne Chabre and Jeanne McMenemy create special show for the occasion WALLA WALLA-Combine art collective is celebrating its one-year anniversary with featured artists Wayne Chabre,...

 

Record Store Day at Hot Poop

WALLA WALLA-Record Store Day (RSD) comes around just once a year. This past Saturday, August 29, Hot Poop celebrated the thirteenth annual event with a somewhat demure version of its usual...

 

Gardener's Grove: What not to do

Gardening is inherently humbling. Perhaps this is because a gardener is an architect and a janitor, literally in the dirt with earwigs and ants crawling alongside as one attempts to render a...

 

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