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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...

 

Out & About: Blue Mountain Archery Range

WALLA WALLA-Have you ever considered the way location affects recreational activities and sports? Clearly, it stands to reason that living on a snowy mountain would invite more skiing and...

 

Now streaming: Future Man and the Umbrella Academy

STREAMING—Though it would make a great band name, Future Man and The Umbrella Academy are two different television series now at your streaming fingertips. The two shows tackle time travel and its...

 

Tech Talk: Shortcuts

Not all shortcuts are created equal. One should probably be wary of, for instance, construction shortcuts. I’m no expert, but my guess is creating long-lasting, safe buildings is not the ideal time...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    July 30, 2020

365 Days of Grief

Natsiree Puttavon isn't "put upon" by any means. Most who've met her during one of her gallery talks, might not ever imagine her mood as anything less than merry and light. As a docent who explains th...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    July 23, 2020

Top 5 Uses for Carrot Tops

Harvesting carrots took longer than I expected as a first-time grower, even when it says "easy to pull" right on the seed packet! You pull up the root vegetable to find it inundated with dirt and,...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    July 23, 2020

Gardener's Grove

Greetings from the garden! Salutations from the places 'twixt the thickets where the deep-rooted weeds grow. I've been busy. The store-bought tomato and pepper "starts" we sowed in May started up...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    July 16, 2020

Reporting back: Nocking Point's "Quarantine" Pinot Noir Review

When I moved to Walla Walla just over two years ago, I knew little of wine. Family and friends assured me that would change. "Next thing you know, you'll have a cellar going," they said. Sure. At the...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    July 16, 2020

Badminton: an ideal sport for non-athletes

OUTSIDE-It's a tale as old as time: a spherical projectile thrust over a net and into the opposition's path is met and volleyed off at an angle. It's ping pong on a table, it's tennis (or pickleball,...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    July 9, 2020

Tech Talk: So you've been hacked

WAITSBURG-It happens often enough, scrolling through one's timeline to find a friend or acquaintance posting about their accounts having been hacked, but has it ever happened to you? Once in 2005 my...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    May 14, 2020

Gardener's Grove: First harvest

IN THE WEEDS-Here it is, just after Mother's Day weekend, planting time. We Washingtonians are pretty much guaranteed a frost-free growth season from here on in. (Not so much for friends at higher ele...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    April 9, 2020

Gardener's Grove: Electric Tiller + Cultivator Review

THE DIRT-Gardening is a great way to mitigate that lingering hopelessness associated with these unpredictable, and socially distanced times we face. Here's a little patch of dirt you can control,...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    April 2, 2020

Tech Talk: Video Conferencing

SECLUSION-As our time apart stretches on seemingly indefinitely, the importance of alternative forms of communication rises. Fortunately, there's a heap of technology at the ready. Unfortunately,...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    March 26, 2020

What to do with yourself

SECLUSION-"You're handling this almost too well," a friend said to me. Sure, I've always been the upbeat type, it usually comes pretty naturally, but these days serenity isn't achieved without...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    March 19, 2020

Gardener's Grove: Compost

EARTH-The seeds are practically burning holes in their packets. They're all sorted and ready to be put to work. All the signs of spring popping up are exciting. The first flowers to bloom in my...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    March 5, 2020

The Speed of Sound

WALLA WALLA—The speed of sound for Walla Walla music Organization (WWMO) is about three years, give or take a few months. Three years is about how long it took founder Rodney Outlaw to build a...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    February 27, 2020

Inflatable dams for flood control

Recent flooding, and the ensuing damage, brings flood mitigation and disaster relief to the forefront of our collective experience. Friends, neighbors and city officials have pooled resources to...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    February 13, 2020

Gardener's Grove: Grow Challenge

WALLA WALLA-Sheltered from the recent downpour of rain, I'm staring out the window taking approximate measurements to draw up plans for the garden. This may very well be the best part of gardening:...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    February 6, 2020

Sivana Spa

WALLA WALLA-Is self care high on your New Year's resolution list? No matter what level of self care you claim, Gillian Herbrandson, licensed esthetician and proprietor at Sivana Day Spa and Boutique,...

 

Tech Talk: Facebook Marketplace

WORLD WIDE WEB-It seems like everyone is on social media. These days there are several newer or emerging social media platforms, but Facebook, the classic, is still maintaining its foothold with 2.37...

 

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