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Invest in Yakima

Invest in Yakima
February 05, 2014

We hope you've seen or heard about our Kickstarter project. Kickstarter is the world's largest crowdfunding platform, and our film has earned $7,686 from 47 backers to date-it has been a thrill! (If you haven't heard of Kickstarter, time to warm up ... Read More »


Behind the Scenes of

Behind the Scenes of "24 Hours in Yakima"
January 08, 2014

When we first started I Heart Yakima, one of our main goals was to create a short film - a high-quality short film - that showcased our valley in the way that only those of us who truly appreciate and love our town know is possible. Why a film? First... Read More »


Cowiche Canyon Kitchen + Icehouse Bar = Love

Cowiche Canyon Kitchen + Icehouse Bar = Love
December 10, 2013

One of the comments that we hear a lot from I Heart Yakima-ers is that Yakima is at a tipping point - "that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire." For Yakima, the idea of a tipping ... Read More »


Walk the Walk on Downtown: We need YOU

Walk the Walk on Downtown: We need YOU
August 26, 2013

If you, like us, have been waiting patiently for the news on whether the visionary new plans for downtown Yakima will be put in place, the wait is over. Put Monday September 9th in your calendar, because we need you . And when we say we "need you," ... Read More »


Binge on TEDx Yakima

Binge on TEDx Yakima
August 08, 2013

There is a phenomenon called binge watching . Most people like to binge on TV shows like Mad Men, or Arrested Development. I recommend a good binge watch of TED talks. Even better? Kick off your TED binge by going to a live, in the flesh TEDx event ... Read More »


Get your groove on, Yakima: the music has arrived

Get your groove on, Yakima: the music has arrived
July 18, 2013

Listen, we know that we're no Portland, where, according to this :45 second funny video "everyone you know is in a bandthe janitor at your school, the IT guy at your job, but you can catch a show in Yakima four nights a week and not encounter any ... Read More »


The Time is Now: Be Bold, Yakima

The Time is Now: Be Bold, Yakima
July 11, 2013

Last night's gathering of hundreds of folks at the Yakima Convention Center wasn't a new occurrence. In fact, it happened just two months ago, when a similar group gathered to discuss options for revitalizing downtown Yakima. But there was something ... Read More »


Save the Heart First: Recreating a Yakima Downtown

Save the Heart First: Recreating a Yakima Downtown
May 13, 2013

A climbing wall. A dedicated bike lane. Families with children strolling together and crossing streets with ease. A "postcard place" where the community gathers for farmers markets, concerts, mercados and festivals. A century-old trolley as a unique ... Read More »


we are all reporters

we are all reporters
May 03, 2013

One of the main tenets of the I Heart Yakima movement is positivity. But one of the main aspects of our community where we are hardest on ourselves is crime. While, of course, there areas for improvement, especially when it comes to property crime... Read More »


A penny for your thoughts?

A penny for your thoughts?
April 25, 2013

Where do you keep your most inspired ideas, or the terrible ones for that matter? When I think of a great idea I write it down. Whether it be by journal, by napkin, by Post-IT, tucked into the margins of a book, or most recently via iPhone Notes, I ... Read More »



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