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When bad things happen in our good town

When bad things happen in our good town
April 25, 2017

As an organization that focuses on civic pride, we've kept the focus on the positive. The negative gets enough coverage as it is. In media outlets big and small, if it bleeds, it leads, which is unfortunate. But we can't stay silent right now. On ... Read More »


Small Changes, Big Impact: Yakima as a Blue Zone

Small Changes, Big Impact: Yakima as a Blue Zone
April 12, 2017

Skipping the gym. Relaxing with friends and family. Sipping a glass of wine. Sound like a vacation? Not only could it be a healthier way to spend our days in Yakima, it could even extend our lifespan. Walking, spending time with loved ones and even ... Read More »


Share 24-hours in Yakima: The Extended Cut

Share 24-hours in Yakima: The Extended Cut
October 07, 2014

Want to shine a light on our beautiful city? Share this video! We'll be using social media to launch the NEW "24-hours in Yakima" extended cut video . We'd love for you to share it with friends and family, customers, clients, associates - anyone ... Read More »


Yakima's Pilot Project: Ready to Recycle?

Yakima's Pilot Project: Ready to Recycle?
June 09, 2014

By Christine Funk Markowski As some of you may know, I recently moved to Yakima in January. I believe one way to demonstrate my love for Yakima is to get involved. So I decided to combine my passion for the environment by volunteering with the City ... Read More »


No mud here: gorgeous Spring hiking in Yakima

No mud here: gorgeous Spring hiking in Yakima
June 09, 2014

by Gilbert Plascencia One of the cool things about living in a desert area like Yakima is the opportunity to get a jump start on the summer hiking season without dealing with all the wet and muddy trails up in higher elevations. Yakima has some of ... Read More »


Graffiti Be Gone, Good neighbors appear!

Graffiti Be Gone, Good neighbors appear!
April 16, 2014

By Felicia Hernndez In early April, I participated in (with some of the youth I work with) Safe Yakima Valley's Graffiti Be Gone community clean-up event. Over 300 community members came out for the event and gathered at Albertson's on 16 th ... Read More »


New Love for an Old Place

New Love for an Old Place
April 14, 2014

by Christine Funk Markowski "Welcome to the Palm Springs of Washington." How many of you have seen this sign traveling on Interstate 82? I hadn't seen the sign before I moved here, but I had heard about it, mainly through people making a mockery ... Read More »


Kansas is Turning to Oz

Kansas is Turning to Oz
April 07, 2014

Do you see it? Take a close look around you. We've made it through the grey (and let's admit it, sometimes dreary) days of winter. And now, dear Yakima is rewarding our patience with a show. The "black and white" of winter is becoming the "... Read More »


PechaKucha Night: vol 4 || Farm to Table

PechaKucha Night: vol 4 || Farm to Table
March 19, 2014

Join us for another great night highlighting the luminaries of Yakima. This time, we focus on farms, food and everything surrounding these topics! PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ... Read More »


Join us for our Premiere Party!

Join us for our Premiere Party!
February 06, 2014

We are excited to premiere the Jimmy Marble directed "24 Hours in Yakima" at our premiere party, on Thursday, February 13, at The Seasons Backstage. The party will include light hors d'oeuvres by Rich Sisters Catering and Gasperetti's, cookies by ... Read More »



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