Tri-City Youth Choir Building Gala

Photography provided by Amelia Walker In May, I was invited to experience Tri-City Youth Choir! I wrote a review of their show, “Rise!” which you can read, here. I loved everything about their presentation. The repertoire was so much fun and makeup, costumes and choreography were great! So what? That shows that the choir has…

Shop Tri-cities #shoplocaltc–Art in the Park, Beaver Bark & FreshPicks

Alicia Walters, @whenintricities I’m so happy to share ways to Shop Local Tri-cities, WA this summer! Each of these places represents special memories for me, particularly as a mom, because they have become part of our tradition as a family as they provide so many visually enriching colors, tastes and experiences that give me and…

More Schools Should Offer Marimba Classes—‘Bahuru, Tri-cities, WA

By Alicia Walters, @whenintricities  Marimba doesn’t just sound good, the instrument lends itself especially well to young students because unlike the recorder, a common instrument offered to elementary aged students, the marimba doesn’t require developed fine motor skills. When students try the recorder, they have to overcome obstacles that the marimba just doesn’t pose. And…

MCMT’s “West Side Story” Opening Night!

Written by Alicia Walters, @whenintricities. Photography by Casie Davidson: www.casiedavidson.com It’s the perfect outdoor, summer performance for the whole family! Tickets to “West Side Story” can be purchased ahead of time at mcmt.show/tickets or at the door. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and come to the Bandshell in Columbia Park. Food and…

Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center: Unlocking Human Potential with Horses

This article was originally published in the Summer 2018 issue of Living TC Magazine. All photos taken by Keely Bowen, Nationally award-winning photographer at Pieta Elegante, pietaelegante.com. Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center 180 Honeysuckle Road / Pasco, WA 99301 / Strides@StridesTherapeuticHorsemanshipCenter.org / (509) 492-8000 Strides had my heart from the moment I set foot at their beautiful location on Honeysuckle Road in Pasco, WA….

Tri-cities Artisan—Tina Murphy of 2 Cool Creations

Photography by Courtney Corriell 2 Cool Creations Shop Pages 2coolcreations.com  Custom art jewelry and hand cut stones / 2 Cool Creations Jewelry  Facebook / 2 Cool Creations Jewelry Sales  Jewelry auctions recurring Sundays  / 2 Cool Creations Jewelry VIP Group  Join this group for exclusive first looks at Tina’s new designs / 2cooltina Instagram 2…

Tri-cities Maker—Cassie Scott of Modern Clementine

Photography by Alex Lasota Modern Clementine Shops Modernclementine.etsy.com / Gathered Home  211 W. Kennewick Ave. Kennewick, WA / My Garden Overfloweth (Coming late June)  33512 SR 14 Paterson WA / Rescued Junk  135 S. Chestnut Ave. Earlham IA / Coffee Paint Repeat  139 E. Idaho Ave. Meridian ID Modern Clementine Events The Farm Chicks Vintage…

Gallery at the Park—Children’s Summer Workshops

“All children are artists.” – Pablo Picasso The Gallery at the Park / info@galleryatthepark.org / (509)943-9815 Art by Cameron Milton, @meltingmiltons.  The Gallery at the Park is a Tri-cities gem! They are located right by Howard Amon Park on 89 Lee Blvd in Richland and open weekdays 10 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday 10 am…

Tri-cities Eats—Hot Tamales

Hot Tamales / 110 S. 4th Ave. Pasco, WA / (509)551-1110 / www.eathottamales.com I’m really excited to share about Hot Tamales! I love these tamales–they are so good and so different than ones you buy at the store. The ingredients are fresh, the corn is fluffy and the meat is very tender. You’ll love em! I also…

Monson Wealth Management Presents: FORTE! TRI-CITY YOUTH CHOIR in RISE

    Photography provided by Amelia Walker  I’m so excited to promote Tri-City Youth Choir’s current show, “Rise!” I love show choirs, and so when Stephanie Monson reached out to me, I was so happy to learn that the Tri-cities has its very own youth show choir! Tri-City Youth Choir is a breath of fresh…

Tri-cities Professional Deseree Rose – Belu Salon, Kennewick

  Photo by Courtney Corriell @courtneycorriell Beginning her career as a marketing associate, Deseree Rose @deseree_rose loves the freedom of artistic expression styling hair gives her. “I really want to help as many people as I can,” she says. A fresh cut and style can help people feel more like themselves and more put together. Deseree…

WSU Extension Garden Education Series 2018

All Photos Angela Johnson Photography  WSU Extension Garden Education Series These classes are free and open to the public. They will be held at the Waterfall Classroom of the Demonstration Garden 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick, or in the adjacent library if inclement weather. April 28th 1 pm / Choosing Tomato Varieties May 24th…

GoArtSplash – Tri-cities Marketing & Graphic Design

GoArtSplash offers clients a one-stop shop for all their marketing needs such as: web design, branding, consulting, social media planning, photography and videography and more tools for entrepreneurs and established businesses wishing to rebrand. GoArtSplash was created by Lisa Lopez while a student in the Innovation and Design Thinking Program at Columbia Basin College. This…

My Garden Over Floweth Spring Fling & Grand Opening

Teresa and Katie photographed by Urbren Shoot My Garden Over Floweth, which opened in 2012 has a big season ahead, including their 2nd Annual Spring Fling and Grand Opening of their building! Join Teresa and daughter Katie (owners) at their farm! They are so excited to open their new Farm Shop, where customers will be…

When in Tri-cities Online Spring Popup Shop & Events + Surprise Giveaway!

Photography by Jessie Arambul  Thank you for visiting the When in Tri-cities Online Spring Popup Shop! After reading about some of the exciting happenings coming up and options for shopping locally this spring, take a moment to leave a comment on this post to enter our Surprise Giveaway! Thank you to Stefanie at Simple Acres…

Spring Cleaning Mind & Body with Mrs. Washington 2017, Deidra Murphy

  Photography by Taylor Alton, tayloraltonphoto.com This article was originally published in the Spring issue of Living TC Magazine here.  Sitting down with Mrs. Washington 2017, Deidra Murphy and discussing possible goals for the upcoming spring regarding health and wellness, I realized that what I often prioritize in my spring cleaning effort may be tackling…

Month of Love Online Valentine Pop-up Shop-Now through Valentine’s Day

Watercolor calligraphy by Carly Allred Studio Thank you so much for hopping on to the “Month of Love” Online Valentine Pop-up Shop! Shop these great products from local, When in Tri-cities selected vendors now through Valentine’s Day! Shop anytime –in your pjs if you like, we won’t judge! I wanted to give you a chance…

Christmas Brunch, Christmas Traditions – Terra Nyce Photography & Mahler Ridge Farm

Photography by Terra Nyce Photography, terranyce.com/blog.  Terra Nyce Photography is based in Kennewick and available in the Inland and Pacific Northwest as well as destination weddings. I love Terra’s wedding portfolio. Terra is a skilled indoor as well as outdoor photographer – perfect for weddings and other catered events! Visit Terra Nyce Photography, wedding and…

Polar Express Children’s Christmas Party for Foster Community Children – Kennewick, WA, #LightTheWorld

I had so much fun collaborating with local businesses to bring this Polar Express Children’s Christmas Party to the foster community children in our area. Special thanks to our creative team for bringing this together: Artful Virgo, E-mail: lisa@artfulvirgo.com Beautifully Inspired, beautifullyinspired.org Bonsai Audio, bonsaiaudio.org Gabriela Miller Photography, photographybygabrielamiller.com LionsGate Chapel, lionsgatechapel.net Moments in Time, facebook.com/momentsintimeeventsanddesign…

When In Tri-Cities Holiday Gift Guide & #shoplocaltc

I am so excited to share the When in Tri-Cities Holiday Gift Guide with you! Whenintricities.com is in its 3rd year and I enjoy sharing with readers where to play, eat and shop locally. If you plan on shopping for gifts, please join us in supporting Tri-Cities businesses by shopping local AND sharing your favorite…

Thanksgiving with Grandpa’s Girl

Tablescape design and photography by Betsy Empey. Shared with permission.  My mom is spending a week with us at Thanksgiving! And we couldn’t be more excited! I have four young children and lately my cooking has taken a turn for the worse. My meal planning consists of survival mode: peanut butter, pasta and cheese, scrambled…

Joel Nunn-Sparks – Photographer Based in Pasco, WA

Photography by Joel Nunn-Sparks. Senior photo shoot at the Imperial Stock Ranch in Shaniko, OR.  Joel bought his first DSLR camera in 2009 hoping to record videos for events. It seems as if the camera had another thing in mind for Joel because after seeing how he could capture photos with this new equipment, he…

Dandelion Wishes Candle Company – Handcrafted in Zillah, WA (wholesale available)

Photography by Gabriela Miller, @photographybygabrielamiller Florals by Kris Bennett, @kriskrisanthemums Styled by Jenna Larsen, @jennamlarsen Dandelion Wishes Candle Company was started in 2015 by Kristen Stewart who recognized that members of her family as well as friends were unable to tolerate the harsh chemicals and soot from other candle brands. Dandelion Wishes Candle Company candles…

One of my favorite Robert Frost Poems

Photography by Courtney Corriell. All rights reserved.  A few years ago, my grandpa passed away.  He was a kind and loving man who helped my grandma all their marriage with cooking and cleaning. I only remember my grandpa as being pleasant and wonderful to be around. He was so accepting and I never heard him…

Prepping Your Home and Garden for Fall

Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.-Shira Tamir. Photography by Abogabir Photography, see more here. This article was published originally in LivingTC Magazine here. The end of summer is a wild ride as families in the Mid-Columbia attend the fair, rodeo and any last minute family…

Fresh Picks in Kennewick – Brought by Rowley and Hawkins Fruit Farm

There are several reasons to make Fresh Picks your regular morning and afternoon pick-me-up! Their natural smoothies are made with wholesome ingredients and sweetened with only agave nectar. They use 100% juice and unsweetened milk. My personal favorite to jump start my day is the Blueberry Rush. This smoothie is made with: blueberries, yogurt, flax,…

Sunny Wright Photography – Prosser, WA

Sunny Wright is known for her stunning use of natural light as well as landscape in her portrait photography. She is a seasoned photographer and has been serving the Tri-Cities for eleven years with exceptional high school senior and family photography. I highly recommend perusing her portfolio, here. Sunny is located in Prosser and is…

In My Father’s Garden

All photos by Angela Johnson Photography, see more here.  When I was a little girl, I followed my dad. He had so much to offer me because I would have soaked up anything he had to say. He is my hero and friend. I didn’t realize at the time how fortunate I was that he…

Up Close with Ann Thompson Photography – Natural Light Photographer

Ann Thompson is a natural light photographer based in Kennewick, WA. Her portfolio is unique because she really captures well the inland northwest lifestyle through her horse and farm animal photography, as well as portrait photography against the background of the panoramic Columbia Basin. Her work is artistic, but can be practical. If you are…

Wildflowers in Southeast Washington – Heather Weagant, Teacher & Photographer

A shrub native to our area, rabbitbrush can be found throughout the Tri-Cities All photos copyright Heather Weagant.  Heather Weagant is a full-time special education teacher and mother born and raised in Richland. When not around children, she tries to spend her time behind the lens, photographing landscapes within the Tri-Cities and around the Pacific…

When in Tri-Cities: Eastern Washington Lifestyle Blog & 2017 Tri-City Herald People’s Choice Awards

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2017 Tri-City Herald People’s Choice Awards. See full publication in The Tri-City Herald, published May 18, 2017 or online here published May 19, 2017. Below are the People’s Choice Articles written by Alicia Walters, http://www.whenintricities.com and Instagram @whenintricities. Best Seafood/Best Fine Dining: Anthony’s By Alicia Walters, whenintricities.com; photos…

Wedding Fever in Eastern WA

This article originally appeared in the Spring issue of Living TC Magazine, here.  Photography courtesy of Eder Abogabir @abogabir_photography.  Few events in life are better than falling in love. –Jay Pancost, Officiant at Charvat Wedding, 10.1.2016, Othello, WA. There are very few milestones in life that compare with your wedding day, surrounded by family and friends…

Make the Eggs: For Moms

All photographs by Jenni Price Photography. See more at jennipricephotography.com. Used with permission.  [Mothers] when you look back on your life, what will matter to you will be your posterity-Ephra, my dear friend.  Mother’s Day can either be a pleasant day or a miserable one. One Sunday my husband was sitting with other married men…

Love is Photogenic-Wiberg Photography in Kennewick

  Featured photography by Kim Wiberg of Wiberg Photography  Kim Wiberg (Wiberg Photography) grew up in the Tri-Cities and lives in Kennewick. She is a devoted wife and mother and volunteers in her church with the young women. She is warm and personable and her clients love her. She has a particular soft place in…

Cedars Restaurant at Clover Island-Tri-cities, WA

Thank you everyone who entered the Yogurt Beach Gift Card Giveaway! The winner is: _melibee! I wrote the following feature, which appeared in the Tri-City Herald People’s Choice Awards 2016, here.  Dave and Darci, husband-and-wife owners of Cedars Restaurant have been in business for forty years and their children have worked in the restaurant as…

2nd Annual Spring Vintage Market @ Sugar Beet JUNKtion-May 13th Pasco, WA

Photography Rosie Goulet, 1st Annual Spring Vintage Market  Spring is here and folks in the Mid-Columbia are hitting the antique shops to find those modern farmhouse pieces that will liven up their spring décor and add something new. Local markets and getting out to shop and mingle with neighbors is one of the many charms…

Willow House Farm Tables & Keep Home Simple Blog – Southeast Washington

Robin Harrington is a talented homemaker and blogger in southeast Washington. Her blog, Keep Home Simple is brilliant because she writes about updating your home with DIY budget-friendly techniques to create that modern farmhouse elegance, while also trying new things like when she and her husband updated their entryway by adding planking and paint. Robin will…

Ethos Bakery & Café in Richland, WA-Where Food & Friendship Meet

Ethos is perfectly setup to be a social culinary experience; the open kitchen design lends itself well to conversation about the food being prepared. The food is the event! It’s live-action dining as your pizza is prepared right in front of you. The chairs are actually setup to watch the chef prepare your meal. The…

Tucannon Farms in Eastern WA-Our Farm to Your Table, Cruelty Free, Non-GMO

Brad McMasters, Economic Development, Port of Columbia, encourages small farmers to work together, not against each other. He is all about #communitynotcompetition. Read how Richard Heireren and Amanda Allred are helping to build a strong farming community in Eastern Washington by way of Tucannon Farms. Richard Heieren and Amanda Allred are professional land surveyors, looking…

Weddings in the Mid-Columbia & Vendor Directory, Jenne Kissell Photography

Few events in life are better than falling in love.      –Jay Pancost, Officiant at Charvat Wedding, 10.1.2016, Othello, WA. Photography by Jenne Kissell of JK Photography. This article was originally published in Living TC Magazine, here. There are very few milestones in life that compare with your wedding day, surrounded by family and friends…