Father Helpin ghis Daughter Take Her First Steps

Beginning this Monday night, March 1 until April 5, the Kennewick School District will be offering free love & logic parenting classes. The classes will be at Vista Elementary School from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm; childcare will not be provided. The classes will be taught by counselors from the Kennewick School District and will be able to answer any questions from the participants. Contact Sara Gardner at 509.222.6084 for more information or to reserve a spot.

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Tri Cities Visitor and COnvention Bureau

Tourism is on the rise in the Tri Cities, according to the Tri Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau, last year there was a 4 percent increase in the number of hotel rooms rented in the area. The bureau compared this to other areas in Washington, in Spokane, Yakima, and King County they saw drops in their hotel occupancy. In the Tri Cities, tourism is a $366 million industry and it helps to sustain nearly 4,400 jobs. The main attraction to many North westerners are the local wineries, the great weather, and the golf. Last year there were nearly 113,000 visitors who came to the Tri Cities for some of the 162 conventions that brought in more than $3.5 million. This year it is expected that there will be about 180 conventions that are expected to be…

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Dad's Business Partners Dancing at the Company Party


Don Millard, 5:30 p.m., Emerald of Siam, 1314 Jadwin Ave., Richland. No cover.

Kevin Selby Experiment, 6 p.m., Bookwalter Winery, 894 Tulip Lane, Richland. No cover.

Moment’s Notice, 9 p.m., Jack-son’s, 3320 W. Kennewick Ave. Cover: $5.

Burner Brothers, 9 p.m., Dax’s Bar and Grill, 1004 Lee Blvd., Richland. No cover.

The Quick and Easy Boys with Emnity and the Slooches, 9 p.m., Ray’s Golden Lion, 1353 George Washington Way, Richland.

The Wilson Ford Project, 7 p.m., AVA Wine Room and Bottle Shop, 3617 Plaza Way, Kennewick. Call 736-6300.

Bluestone Jazz Trio, 8 p.m., Cheese Louise-Richland, 619 The Parkway, Richland.

Caleb Knutzen, 9 p.m., Bonefish Grill, 133 Gage Blvd., Richland. No cover.

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Columbia Basin College Logo

Stephanie Fanning, a student at Columbia Basin College has directed a 60 minute version of the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. There will be two showings, one on March 5 at 7:30 pm and the other on March 6 at 7:30. Admission is a $10 donation at the door which will be used to help theatre students at CBC to be able to attend the Northwest Drama Conference.

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The Faculty at Columbia Basin College will be having their annual Art Faculty Exhibit beginning March 1. On March 4 there will be an opening reception at the Esvelt Gallery, which is where the exhibit will be displayed, at 3:00 pm. There are eleven faculty members whose art will be on display; Tracy Petre, James Craig, Ted Neth, Mary Drybourgh, Zachary Mazur, Greg Pierce, Karen Starkley, Morse Clary, Hoaward Barlow, Chris De Graaf, and Victoria Gravenslund. The exhibit will be open to the public through March 24. For more information contact the gallery coordinator at 509.542.4864.

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The owners of the Richland franchise restaurant Wingstop will be opening a new one in Pasco on Rd 68. The new Wingstop will be larger than the Wingstop in Richland, the owners are expecting this restaurant to generate more traffic. Wingstop is a restaurant chain based out of Texas that serves nine flavors of chicken wings with a variety of side dishes.  The owners have chosen an aviation theme for the Pasco Wingstop, they are looking to find World War II pictures linking to Tri Cities residents. The new Wingstop will open sometime this summer.

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Dad's Plane Taking Off

On Saturday February 27 there will be a Travel Expo put on by Travel Leaders. The Travel Expo will be at the Holiday Inn Express which is by the TRAC in Pasco. The event will begin at 11:00 am and goes until 4:00 pm. There will be cruise and tour vendors offering deals about travel around the world. During the expo there will also be presentations about various topics like adventure travel and culinary tourism, for the schedule click here. The admission cost for the event is $2 which will go to the Children’s Hospital. Call Liz Reinkens at 509.943.4686 for more information.

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TRAC in Pasco Wa

The Rough Stock Rodeo will be at the TRAC in Pasco on March 6. The Rodeo begins at 7:00 pm but the doors open at 6:00 pm. Admission tickets are only available at the Kennewick Ranch & Home, they cost $25 per person for gold reserved seats or $20 per person for silver reserved seats. General admission tickets cost $18 per person, children ages 4-11 are $12 per person, under 4 is free; these tickets may be purchased either at the Kennewick Ranch & Home or at the TRAC Center. Contact Robbie Klima at 509.539.0543 for more information.

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One Room School House

The Richland School Board made a decision on who will be the new superintendent. Tuesday night in a 2 ½ hour closed door meeting the board deliberated over which candidate would replace Jean Lane, who is retiring. Rick Jansons, the chairman of the board, said the board chose James Busey because of his vision and ability to move the Richland School District to new heights that will challenge students and help them to succeed. James Busey is currently serving as the superintendent for the Lake Chelan School District, before that he was the superintendent at the Zillah School District, and before that he was a teacher for several years as well as an administrator.

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Delicious Homemade Blueberry Pancakes

The IHOPs in the Tri Cities will be giving away free pancakes today until 10:00 pm. National Pancake Day is being celebrated by IHOP for the fifth year, in over 1,400 restaurants. The Pasco IHOP and the Kennewick IHOP are hoping to raise at least $6,000 dollars. Last year the Tri Cities IHOPs were able to raise $3,000, nationwide IHOPs were able to raise about $1.75 million. The money raised will go to Children’s Hospital and other worthy local causes.

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