• By Diane Reed / Photos by Nick Page

    The Walla Walla Valley’s reputation as locavore-friendly has received a welcome boost with the recent opening of Blue Mountain Station’s artisan food center on Route 12, just south of Dayton. more

  • For this year’s Wedding Issue, Walla Walla Lifestyles talked to dozens of local couples to find out what weddings in Walla Walla look like these days. We discovered three remarkable couples who have found happiness in each other’s arms.  more

  • How local school-sports programs are learning to recognize its signs and manage its risks more

  • By Robin Hamilton / Photos by Steve Lenz

    If you’ve spent much time in Walla Walla, you know that winter is often … gloomy. more

  • Father and daughter take up motorcycle touring

    By Robin Hamilton/Photos by Steve Lenz

    Bill and Abigail Schwerin are father-and-daughter business partners, winery owners and rock ’n’ roll impresarios. They are also good friends. more

  • Brogan Watson loves her horse, but she also loves to dress up. more

  • By Robin Hamilton

    Dance can be music made flesh. Visual art that moves. A narrative brought to vibrant life.

    Or it can run counter to those forms — dancing without music, without recognizable shapes, without a story.   more

  • By Robin Hamilton / Photos by Steve Lenz

    Jean Wilkinson bends, moves the crushed yellow stalks of the onion to the right, and pulls. Two quick clips with her scissors, and she has her prize: an ever-so-slightly pockmarked Walla Walla sweet onion. She pops it into her bucket and moves on. more

  • By Diane Reed / Photos by Steve Lenz

    Blue Mountain Wildlife Soars Into the Future

    Robert Washington was rolling down Interstate 84 in his United Van Lines truck when something hit his windshield with a loud thump. To his dismay, he realized it was a large bird, now firmly wedged under the truck’s outside sun visor.  more

  • By Gillian Frew / Photos by Steve Lenz

    Ah, the farmers market: The smell of summer, the colorful sight of fresh produce neatly arrayed in the sun, the hum of live music mingling with good conversation, the taste of something fresh-squeezed — it’s a feast for the senses.  more

  • Tips from a Wedding Planner

    Courtesy of Carrie Brennan, owner/ planner, Without a Hitch {Weddings and Events}, Walla Walla

    Know your budget (and stay within it). Most big wedding arguments happen because of budget issues. Know how much you have to spend, and stay within your means. more

  • Walla Walla is known as a bicyclist’s paradise: relatively sparsely traveled rural roads with beautiful scenery. But these same roads are used by farmers, residents and other motorists. After several deaths the question remains: Is there room for everyone? more

  • By Diane Reed / Photos by Steve Lenz

    Many people come to Blue Mountain Humane Society to rescue animals — dogs, cats, ferrets, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, even snakes and their kin — that need a “forever” home. more

  • By Diane Reed / Photos by Colby Kuschatka

    The Legacy of Conert Eagon

    Conert Eagon was a professional engineer. But, at heart, he was an artist who crafted exquisite stringed instruments as a true labor of love. more

  • By Karlene Ponti / Photos by Greg Lehman

    Mary Lambert used to jog past the house at 1461 Durant St., not realizing that one day she would live there. more

  • By Karlene Ponti / Photos by Greg Lehman

    The home of Val and Mary Ellen Jensen at 2235 Crosshaven Drive uses rock and tile in distinctive ways. more

Food

Health

Places

Feast Walla Walla

An Enological and Culinary Celebration of the Walla Walla Valley

By Michael Mettler / Photos courtesy of the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation  [more]

How to Choose a Caterer

By Michael Mettler

Your first appointment with a potential wedding caterer is very much like a first date: You and your spouse-to-be need to be prepared to share things about yourselves and also be ready to listen. [more]

Culinary Wedding Delights From WWCC

By Michael Mettler / Photos by Don Fleming

One of my go-to caterers for events in Walla Walla is a team of chefs and students from the Wine Country Culinary Institute at Walla Walla Community College. Led by chefs Dan Thiessen and Robin Leventhal, the program has grown by leaps and bounds over the past two years.  [more]

Entertaining at Home

Celebrate the bounty of winter with an intimate get-together

By Michael Mettler / Photos by Steve Lenz [more]

Tech
Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby

What complementary medicine can do for your pregnancy

By Lindsey Thompson, EAMP, L.Ac. / Photo by Steve Lenz [more]

Rolling in the Deep

How myofascial release techniques help with
recovery from injuries

By Theresa Osborne and Leslie Snyder / Photo by Steve Lenz [more]

Flipping the Switch

By Ben Spencer

When I finally decided to get sober — after a long, arduous climb up from my existential “bottom” — I remember the most difficult thing was facing the stigmatization that came with labeling myself an “addict” and “alcoholic,” and the disbelief of most people who were close to me that this was actually the case. [more]

Finding Bliss – Together

Couples massage can help deepen relationships

By Robin Hamilton / Photos by Steve Lenz [more]

Tech
Gardening Made Simple

By Karlene Ponti/Photos by Matt Banderas

Anne Marie and Ken Moore of 615 University St. work together to enhance the home they love.  [more]

Old and New, Combined

By Karlene Ponti/ Photos by Matt Banderas

Anne Marie and Ken Moore have been in their home at 615 University St. for 26 years. They loved the 1905 house as soon as they saw it. [more]

Green Genies

Locals who are making a difference with sustainable homes, recycling programs and gardening for the good of the community.

By Jennifer Colton-Jones [more]

Blue Mountain Station — Locavores’ Delight

By Diane Reed / Photos by Nick Page

The Walla Walla Valley’s reputation as locavore-friendly has received a welcome boost with the recent opening of Blue Mountain Station’s artisan food center on Route 12, just south of Dayton. [more]

Tech