All Blog Entries by Colleen Lane

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Kennewick's Science Is FunKennewick's Science Is Fun For Children | Clickety Clack Cranium is Friday, December 27, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Ages 8-11, $16 City Residents or $24 ~ Just in time to ring in the New Year! This is an introductory class for children interested in engineering, math, and wood crafting skills. Your kids will get to create a fun toy called a 'Clacker.'  A Clacker is a generational and traditional New Year's Eve noisemaker guaranteed to generate a lot of racket to bring in the year 2014. Under careful supervision, students will use a hand drill, Japanese saw, and a backsaw to create the Clacker from wooden parts provided. Come join this fun filled educational class and take home a keepsake Clacker.  Presenter is Owen Kramer an amateur wood maker, a retired Project

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McNary Wildlife RefugeThe Winter Birds Event at McNary's Wildlife Refuge will be a lot of fun and very relaxing. We've enjoyed some family time at the refuge and appreciate the serenity the center offers. When the cold weather becomes to unbearable, then the warmth and hot drinks on the inside awaits you.

The Winter Birds event is at the McNary Environmental Education Center on Saturday, February 8 between 9am & 12noon. From McNary's flyer:

Discover McNary’s abundance of ducks, swans, geese and other birds of the Mid-Columbia. Blue Mountain Wildlife of Pendleton will be at McNary with live raptors. Videographer Gaylord Mink will show his wonderful wildlife films. There will be hands-on activities and nature hikes. Afterward, join the Friends of the Mid-Columbia River

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Tri Cities Wa Christmas Concert and Winter WonderlandThe Living Room Community Church is hosting Home For Christmas 2013 Friday-Sunday, December 13-15 at 1409 S. Garfield, Kennewick.

Christmas Concert
Monte Ingersoll & Special Guest Artists (Auditorium) will perform beautifully arranged Christmas songs featuring the Home For Christmas Band.  There will be 4 Concerts - Friday, Saturday and Sunday Evenings at 7:00 pm, Sunday Afternoon Matinee, 3:00 pm  $15.00 per person.

Winter Wonderland
There will be an outside Winter Wonderland on Friday, Saturday, Sunday 4 – 8:00 pm.  Ice Skating (Skates provided), Christmas Snow-Globe (Photos taken) Christmas Village including: Fire-Pits, Hot dogs, Toy shop for kids to make their own Christmas ornament and toys, Nativity with small animals (kids can be a shepherd,

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Well, it's about time! We have 5 children and have spent too much time commuting to North Richland for WSU and North Richland grade schools. We've decided to put our 3500 sq ft house on the market starting at $500,000. Many, many upgrades can be read here. Pictures of this home and river views can be seen here...

Columbia river property

Columbia river front home

Columbia river water front home

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Benton County was just named the most affordable metropolitan county in the state for first time homebuyers. This is a title Benton County is familiar with due to high wages, this is seen when looking at the first time homebuyer affordability index which is at 127.9(seasonally adjusted data). This means first time homebuyers come in with 28% more income than the minimum needed to qualify. When looking just one county over these numbers drop, in Franklin County the first time homeowner affordability index is 102.1, meaning first time homeowners come in with 2% more income then the minimum. This number is lower than Benton County but it remains higher then the statewide first time homeowner affordability index of 95.5, with the average homeowner throughout

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"Top 10 Places People are Moving To" Puts Tri Cities at Number 1
The Tri Cities, Washington is a great place to settle down and plant some roots. If you don't believe me then check out the newest "Top 10" list the Tri Cities made it on to. According to The Fiscal Times' most recent study, the Tri Cities is the number one place people are moving to. In order to see the truth behind this new study all you need to do is look around. For starters there is the decommissioned nuclear facility where tremendous amounts of effort is being put into cleaning up the site. The Tri Cities is also home to 3 hospitals, one of which, Kadlec, has been recently recognized for being the safest hospital in Washington. Over the past year the Tri Cities has made it on to

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Tri Cities Ranks in 9 Fastest Growing Housing Markets

The Tri Cities Washington area is a great place to buy a home, if you don't believe me then check out the recent data released by the Case-Shiller Housing Index. The Tri Cities, Washington area made it into the top 9 fastest growing housing markets in the country.

Throughout the country the projected housing markets are rather bleak. Out of the 384 largest metropolitan areas in the United States only 50 are expected to remain unchanged to the dropping prices. These 50 states will not experience large gains in housing prices; rather they will see modest climbs. The Tri Cities has done well, home values are expected to grow 3.6% over the next year. The growth is due in part to the low interest rates

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This summer Hapo, the official sponsor of summer, is holding the 9th annual Live @ 5 concert series on Thursday nights at 5:00pm. Each year these weekly concert series throughout the summer draws thousands of people. Live @ 5 is a family friend event held in Richland WA's John Dam Plaza. These weekly concerts are free but make sure to bring some money there will be vendors present as well as activities for the kids. Both regional and local talent will featured.

Concert Schedule:
June 21 – VooDoo Alley - Playing Party Rock Music
June 28 – 3rd Date - Playing Rock and Roll and then some
July 5 – M80's - Playing heavy metal and dance tunes.
July 12 – Colorblind - Playing high energy rock
July 19 – Freddy Pink - Playing classic R&B hits of the 60s and

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West Richland's Hogs & Dogs Event
If you are looking for something to do this weekend why not check out one of the largest motorcycle event in Eastern Washington? Hogs & Dogs is a major attraction every year in the Tri Cities Washington. Last year there were about 4,000 motorcycles and over 8,000 people who attended. Thursday, June 21, come to the annual Hogs & Dogs event at the Bombing Range Sports Complex in West Richland Washington presented by top dog sponsor CH2MHILL Plateau Remediation Company. The event will begin at 4:00 pm and last until 10:00 pm.

Bring the whole family and enjoy hot dogs, live music, a raffle, and over 4,000 motorcycles; there will also be a beer and wine garden for those who are of age. The hot dog dinner costs $7.00, a

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