• Dr. Anabel Facemire takes a personal interest in the cardiac health of her patients.

    By Jennifer Colton-Jones / Photos by Steve Lenz more

  • Although among the ranks of Walla Walla’s older structures, these updated vintage edifices boast modern functionality.

    By Jennifer Colton-Jones / Photos by Donna Lasater more

  • Look to local small businesses for big ideas for your home and garden.

    By Brenden Koch / Photos by Steve Lenz / Layout by Brenden Koch more

  • Genomic sequencing identifies cancer-causing mutations, facilitating more precise treatment. more

  • A wedding planner explains why Walla Walla has become a top destination for nuptials

    By Carrie Brennan more

  • By Janice James / Photos by Steve Lenz

    A yellow lab-and-retriever mix fell off the back of a pickup truck. A pug was given up when its owner developed dog allergies. A terrier mutt was rescued from a home where 40 dogs were kept, and if they were offered a piece of bread for dinner, it was a good day. more

  • By Diane Reed

    The fishing line snakes gracefully over the Walla Walla River, and Brandon Spangler drops the fly in a pool where the fish are lurking. A fish snatches the fly, and Spangler reels in a nice-sized bass. more

  • By Jim Buchan / Photos by Nick Page

    If they were virtuoso pianists, they would be Ferrante and Teicher of “Moon River,” “Exodus” and “Lawrence of Arabia” fame. more

  • By Susy Mendoza / Photos by Steve Lenz

    I had the pleasure of sitting down with a couple of Walla Walla fashionistas: Jessica Valentine-Whiteside of Door Number Two, a curated vintage boutique on Colville Street, and Karie Brodhun, manager of the downtown Macy’s and former The Bon Marché buyer, to weigh in on some style questions. more

  • Carly Yaeger / Photos by Steve Lenz

    There are certain expectations of someone from Idaho: some knowledge of — or, at least, interest in — nature, animals, hiking, huckleberries, farms and horses. I think I was born in the wrong state. more

  • Choreographer KT Nelson Returns With More Bodies at Rest and in Motion

    By Robin Hamilton / Photos by Steve Lenz more

  • By Jennifer Colton-Jones / Photos by Steve Lenz

    The sun is shining, and it’s time to get outside and enjoy it, from the summits of the Blue Mountains to the depths of Lake Wallula. more

  • By Jennifer Colton-Jones / Photos by Chris Picard

    It’s not quite “Around the World in 80 Days,” but organizing the iconic Walla Walla Balloon Stampede in 90 is no less monumental. more

  • 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




A food fight against cancer

Eating produce and herbs that boost health and immunity can help your body resist cancer and cell damage.

By Melissa Davis / Photos by Steve Lenz [more]

Pickling, preserving and canning: Make your own food at home this year

One of today’s hottest hobbies was born of yesteryear’s necessity.

By Michael Mettler / Photos by Steve Lenz [more]

Home-grown nutritious nibbles: Herb gardening to brighten your life

Eating herbs you’ve cultivated at home adds a dash of tasty nutrients to your meals.

By Lindsey Thompson / Courtesy photos [more]

Backyard vegetable gardening on the grow

By Michael Mettler

If you are as tired of the winter doom and gloom as most of us are this time of the year, you are anxiously awaiting the official return of the spring season and all the glory it brings: flowering bulbs bursting forth in yards, trees budding out, lawns returning to their vibrant green hue, baby critters popping up left and right, longer days filled with sun, and, of course, vegetable gardening. [more]

Yoga conference reveals keys to women’s health

Paying attention to your needs, trusting others and trying new things — followed by a treat — can benefit body and mind.

By Rebecca Thorpe / Courtesy photos [more]

M-Powered helps strengthen women during life’s changes

The shop offers an array of products and services to boost women’s self-esteem and sense of well-being.

By Karlene Ponti / Photos by Nick Page [more]

Myofascial release for migraines: A pill-free solution

Stretching internal connective tissues can reduce the frequency of migraines.

By Robin Hamilton / Photos by Steve Lenz [more]

The power of women’s health: An East Asian medicine perspective

Treating the underlying causes of issues such as unusual menstrual cycles and heavy bleeding during childbirth can improve the quality of women’s lives.

By Lindsey Thompson / Photos by Steve Lenz [more]

From room to room, in the garden

Steve and Laura Droke’s garden features a variety of distinct areas.

By Karlene Ponti / Courtesy photos [more]

All roads lead home

Returning to her native area, an Oregonian falls in love with a vintage
Milton-Freewater house.

By Karlene Ponti / Photos by Nick Page [more]

A mature garden

Ferns, blooming trees and flowers add a variety of colors and textures to Margie and Myron Ferguson’s property.

By Karlene Ponti / Courtesy Photos [more]

The family home for more than a century

Margie and Myron Ferguson’s farmhouse has been in their family since 1910.

By Karlene Ponti / Photos by Nick Page [more]