How're ya feelin'? I was born and raised right here in Yakima. Though I moved away for about 10 years I found my way back and glad I did. I love to cheerlead new restaurants and businesses coming to town. Also a fan of craft beer, being we live in the hop capital of the world. #ShopLocal #DrinkLocal I have three amazing kids, love breakfast cereal and am a huge retro gamer. I love new video games, too, but have a deep appreciation for the classics on systems like NES and Sega Genesis.
Go Fund Me Set Up for Vandalized Popular Yakima Haunted Attraction
The other day we were talking about how vandals did their worst to Haunted Tents -- a local haunted attraction that's been a staple on 37th and Nob Hill for 18 years. People have asked about this and it turns out they set up a fund to help replace and/or fix items that have been vandalized...
Thanks to Vandals, This May Be the Last Year for a Popular Haunted Attraction in Yakima
This is why we can't have nice things in our town.
Hoecakes, Johnnycakes, Call Them What You Want, Yakima Needs Them
I was in Nashville recently and ate at a restaurant where, instead of cornbread on my plate, I had these pancakes. They didn't quite look like typical pancakes or flapjacks. Taking a bite into them, they were awesome but quickly noticed that it was cornbread but in a pancake form...
There’s a Hop-Infused Tea that Nobody Outside Leavenworth Knows About… Until Now
Yakima's Fresh Hop Ale Festival was one for the record books. Such a great event and gathering of so many cool people, great food, fantastic music and, of course, great, local beers. Of course they had non-beer options including wine but one company that caught my eye was one a non-alcoholic Oolong Hop Tea from Blewett Brewing...
Natural Disasters? Good Thing We Live in Washington State. We’re in the Top 10
You hear about hurricanes. A lot. Every year, more devastation caused by hurricanes. Not just hurricanes, either. Tornados, city-wide floods and more make it hard to see online from the comfort of our bed. The good news is in a recent ranking, Washington ranked very low on states most impacted by natural disasters.
This Stranger Things Pop-Up Book is the Most Insane Pop-Up Book I’ve Ever Seen
I've been a fan of Stranger Things as soon as it first hit Netflix. It was the first show I ever binged an entire season in one sitting. Maybe you did, too. Stranger Things merchandise have been top selling items for the past few years and, fortunately, they made a pop up book for sale.
Top 3 Places a Trader Joe’s Should Go Here in the Yakima Valley
Trader Joe's is that one store, more than others, that Yakima citizens have been on their knees begging for. Most articles you read on Facebook or people talking in local circles, all wishing we had a local Trader Joe's option. The unique idea that they leave out the middle man and sell their own products direct to you with a nice variety of fresh produce, cheese and, of course, you can't go wrong
Garfield Elementary School Needs Your Help in Getting Updated Playground Equipment
Garfield Elementary School is in need of a new playground and it's for a great cause in honor of someone beloved by those who knew them.
Make Time to See Magic of Rafael at the Central Washington State Fair
The community stage in the middle of the fair is host to several acts throughout the day from hypnotists to local bands to mariachi and so much more. One act you'll have a chance of watching throughout the entire duration of the fair is Rafael the Magician. It'll be worth your while to see him.
Popcorn Chicken w/ Pop Rocks is a Real Food Item You Can Order at the Central Washington State Fair
We had a sampling of a little of everything at a media event at the Central Washington State Fairground. Everything was fantastic from the chips to the fries to the funnel cakes and bacon-wrapped chicken -- it was all excellent. They had a few unique items as well...
Washington Ranked One of the 5 Top Places to be a Teacher
Whenever we see lists like this and Washington ranks in the top 10 it's always worth hyping up our evergreen state. In the case of best and worst states to be a teacher, Washington state ranks in the Top 5. Great work! Gold star for us. Source: WalletHub Specifically, fifth place for Washington state...
The Yakima-Filmed Movie, All Sorts, Gets an Online Streaming Date
A few years back the people at Psychic Bunny filmed a movie based in Yakima, Washington mostly using local area actors and behind-the-scenes crew. It was a wonderful experience for all those who were involved. Fast-forward a few years later (through the pandemic) and the movie was finally released...