All Blog Entries by Colleen D Lane

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Dine in Monterosso's Italian Restaurant train New Year' Eve 
Monterosso's Italian Restaurant logoTake a loved one out for the New Year’s Eve special at Monterosso’s Italian Restaurant in Richland, WA between 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. You can choose a four-course dinner that includes one appetizer, one soup or salad, one entree, and one dessert for each person from their special menu. For the beverage, you get the choice of Prosecco (Italian Champagne), Berry Bubbly, and their selection of fine Washington and Italian wines. This meal will be $59 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations sell out quickly so make reservations now by calling 509-946-4525.

The Evening's Menu

The appetizer course includes Escargot Vol-au-Vent, Bruschetta, or Red Pepper Goat Cheese Cucumber Cups. The

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#OptOutside | Support REI's Campaign by Hiking Chamna on Black FridaySpend this Black Friday outside being active instead of going shopping. REI has started a campaign by announcing that they will be closing all 143 of their stores on Black Friday and will instead be paying their employees to go outside.

REI has always been dedicated to living life outdoors. They decided that Black Friday would be the perfect time to act this out. They challenged everyone to go outside with them this Black Friday.

Hikes in the Chamna Natural Reserve to Support REI

Tapteal Greenway will be offering 2 different hikes, both at 1 p.m. on Friday the 27th

  • 3 miles-A loop through the reserve
  • 6 miles-A hike following the Tapteal Trail along the Yakima River through W.E. Johnson Park and back

For more information, contact

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Brushes and a Bottle – Gordon Estate in Pasco This new, popular trend is becoming a regular event throughout the Tri Cities area, so if you haven’t been to one, you had better mark your calendars for Thursday, June 26, at 6PM. This time, Gordon Estate Wine Bar is hosting the event.

No Experience Necessary
You don’t need to have a background in painting to enjoy Brushes and a Bottle. All you need to do is grab a couple of your friends, enjoy a delectable glass of wine, make sure you tuck your creativity under your belt, and your instructor will take care of the rest.

He will be on hand to provide you and your friends with step-by-step instructions during the 2-2 1/2 hour class, which will focus on a particular painting. Incidentally, you will be able to take home your own artwork after the class

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Richland Public Library Spring Book SaleBibliophiles unite! Now is your chance to grab book titles that may be missing from your bookshelves. For parents with young children, this is a great opportunity for you to start your little ones young.

Spring Book Sale
The Richland Public Library will be holding a 3-day book sale starting this Friday, May 2 at 10AM up to 6PM. The book sale will continue through to Saturday, May 3, from 10AM to 4 PM. Last day for the book sale is Sunday, May 4, and you can grab your books from 1PM to 4PM.

There will be different themes for each book day sale. On May 2, it’s Spring Chicken Pickings where you can pick out the best among the books on sale. May 3 will have Super Surprise Saturday where, obviously, you’ll be in for lots of awesome surprises. On the last

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Richland’s Battelle Film Club Presents Paradise NowIf you don’t have anything planned yet for Friday night, then you might want go to Battelle Auditorium in Richland for one of the movies in their Spring lineup this year.

Battelle Film Club
The Battelle Film Club (BFC) is devoted to bringing quality cinema entertainment to the Tri Cities. So much so that they have opened membership to all interested ones in the community. You may find membership details on their website.

The films they show are not usually shown or available in cinemas or in rental stores in the Tri Cities. Mostly independent, off Hollywood and foreign productions, a short introduction tops off the films they show to help the audience understand the premise of the film. An informal discussion follows the film showing at the lobby of

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Eighteenth Annual Gem and Mineral Show in KennewickOn April 26 and 27, from 10AM to 5PM, the Lakeside Gem and Mineral Club will hold the 18th Annual Gem and Mineral Show at Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick, Wa.

Lakeside Gem and Mineral Club
Named after Lake Wallula and to commemorate the newly built McNary Dam, Lakeside Gem and Mineral Club was started in 1953.

Its purpose is to promote activities of mutual interest for collecting and displaying of gems and minerals.

Gem and Mineral Show
The gem and mineral show will feature 12 dealers, 50 displays, demonstrations, activities for children, door prizes, silent auctions, geode (a rounded rock formation with crystals or banding inside) cracking, and so much more.

This is also your chance to see precious gemstones, minerals, jewelry,

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Properties in the Tri Cities and surrounding areas continue to appreciate over the years.

Local labor statistics indicate a stable, steady economy, with an increase in non-farm employment. The mining, logging, and construction sectors pick up from the previous year, and the manufacturing, leisure, and hospitality sectors are the best performers with a 0.2% increase (preliminary, as of January 2014). The stable economy sustains a healthy properties industry, as value and sales continue to appreciate.

 

Value of Real Estate Properties
The average sold price for residences has increased to 464% over a 36-year period, from $45,000 in 1977 to $208,772 in 2013. At 9.03 houses sold daily in the previous year, appreciated value remains affordable

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Loose Florals A Chris/Suzi Watercolor Workshop in RichlandLearn the tricks you need for your masterpiece straight from the experts Chris Blevins and Suzi Vitulli. The two are co-teaching a one-day, two-project watercolor workshop on April 26, from 9AM to 4:30PM.

Loose Florals
This fun, skill-practice packed workshop will focus on the loose, beautiful, and transparent. By the end of the day, you would have learned:

  • How to paint watercolor florals in the loose, flowy style
  • How to make your vase transparent
  • How to add solid objects to your backgrounds

Save the Date
Don’t forget to save the date – April 26, 9AM to 4:30PM. Check-in time is 8:45AM. Everyone is encouraged to bring his or her own lunch. The workshop will take place at Westcliffe Neighborhood, 618 Lago Vista Dr. Richland. Registration

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Jenny's Hope 5th Annual Super Pet Adoption in Kennewick, WaBe ready to bring home a new pet on April 26, Saturday, from 10AM to 3PM, as Jenny’s Hope presents its 5th Annual Super Pet Adoption. This event will take place at the east end of Columbia Park.

Jenny’s Hope
Jenny’s Hope was established in 2009 with the primary goal of helping ease the burden of local animal shelters and rescues who were doing a wondrous job of helping homeless and orphaned pets. This non-profit organization that aims to help find permanent homes for the orphaned pets in the community.

Fifth Annual Super Pet Adoption
For the fifth straight year, Jenny’s Hope is presenting the annual Super Pet Adoption. Here, you’ll get to meet amazing pets up for adoption from more than a dozen local shelters and rescues. There will also be pet

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Richland's 2nd Annual Living Green Family Health & Wellness ExpoIf you haven’t started yet, now is your chance to start greening up your home and your lifestyle. Head on out to Hampton Inn in Richland, Wa for the 2nd Annual Living Green Family Health and Wellness Expo.

For a Good Cause
The expo is partly in support of Blue Mountain Wildlife, a volunteer, non-profit organization that aids orphaned, sick, or injured wildlife, with focus on birds of prey. This organization provides treatment and care necessary to return the wildlife to their natural habitat.

Health & Wellness Expo
At the event, there will be over 30 local vendors providing information and family-friendly products to help residents live safer, more sustainable, and healthier lives. There will be door prizes, a silent auction, demonstrations, and

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