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Tri Cities WA: 13th Strongest Economy
The Tri Cities WA was recently ranked as the 13th strongest metropolitan economy. A recent report put out by Policom Corp studied 366 metropolitan areas and ranks them based on 23 distinctive economic factors over a 20 year time frame. These 23 factors include earnings, jobs, and wages in the areas of retail, farm jobs, non-farm jobs. Since 2009 the Tri Cities has been making a steady climb towards their present position of 13. In 2009 the Tri Cities was ranked 125th, in 2010 their ranking was 70th, and in 2011, 35th. The Tri Cities current placing has been accredited to having a very strong economy due to its ability to weather the recent recession.

Tri Cities Washington
The Tri Cities is located in southeastern…

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It's that time of year again, time to head out to the Country Mercantile for their annual Harvest Festival. The festival features rides, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, mazes, and a variety of fun for the whole family.

Admission is $6.50 per person; children under the age of 2 are free. Admission covers a ride out to the pumpkin patch, the corn maze, straw-bale maze and pyramids as well as the petting zoo; admission does not include rides. Pumpkins are sold separately. The cost for pumpkins are as follows: Orange Pumpkins - $0.24/lb; Red and White Pumpkins - $0.59/lb; corn stalks - $5.95 each; and bales of straw - $5.95 each.

The Harvest Festival will feature a rollercoaster, train, carousel, and airplane ride. There will also be a bounce obstacle…

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This summer Clover Island Inn in Kennewick Washington is hosting a wide variety of summer events such as concerts, pool parties, car shows, and of course a boat parade kick-off. Here is a list of events going on at Clover Island Inn:

Hydroplane Race Kick-Off Party
On July 29, come on out to Clover Island Inn for an evening of fun and gear up for the 46th Annual Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races, Colorblind will be playing. Things will kick off at 7:00pm and go until about 11:00pm. The cost is $5 per person, only those over the age of 21 will be admitted.

Pool Party
Every Sunday during the months of July and August head over to Clover Island Inn for music by 3 Legged Dog, food and beverages at the pool.

Thunder on the Island
Every Wednesday over…

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Movies in the Park by Smoovies in Richland Washington
If you are looking for some fun, free things to do with the kids this Summer check out Smoovies’ Free Outdoor Movie in the Park. On selected Fridays and Saturdays at John Dam Plaza and Columbia Park, there will be free family friendly movies. The evening begins at about 7:00 with a performance by a local, pre selected, family friendly entertainer and kids can enjoy a bounce house and a sing and dance time with TJ the Tiger; the movie will begin at sundown. There will be a concession stand with hot dogs, nachos, pretzels, popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream, and more. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun and entertainment!

This coming weekend the performances will be:
June 1: Shrek Forever After…

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The Tri Cities Washington has a lot going on this weekend for anyone looking for something to do. Here are some things you may enjoy this weekend, hope you enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!

Saturday, May 28

Revelry on Red Mountain: From 6:00-9:30 pm enjoy delicious food and wine at Col Solare Winery in Benton City Washington. Reservations are required, visit the website to make your reservations. Check out our blog for more information on Revelry on Red Mountain.

The Perry Acker Band: At 7:00pm enjoy the musical talents of The Perry Acker Band at Tagaris Winery in Richland Washington. For more information check out the Tagaris Winery website.

31st Annual Mustang Show & Shine Car Show: From 9:00am-4:00pm head over to Howard Amon Park and check…

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The Carson Kolzig Foundation will be having their second annual Responding to Autism Event this Friday, April 15 at the Three Rivers Convention Center from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The purpose of this free Responding to Autism Event is to bring families together, share resources, and promote awareness.There will be over one-hundred local resources present with booths for families to take resources about various areas such as diagnostic services, interventions, specialized therapies, educational products/materials, resources for everyday needs, childcare, behavior management, and more. Vendors will provide families with the opportunity to take resources and network about services and products available locally, regionally and nationally. All of the vendor booths…

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On April 16, come out and run in support of local Autism programs around the Tri Cities Washington area at the Responding to Autism Fun Run. All the proceeds raised at the run will go towards providing resources for families affected by autism; resources such as low cost/free autism screenings.

The Responding to Autism Fun Run will include a 1 mile family friendly, 5K and a 10K. The cost is $20 for the 5K or the 10K; price includes a t-shirt. The 1 mile run is $5 and does not include a t-shirt. The price to buy a t-shirt separately is $15. To register for the 5K or the 10K run click here or to register for the 1 mile run or walk click here. The run will be held at Howard Amon Park in Richland Washington at 9:30am.

This year there are a couple new…

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If you are looking for a Christ-Centered Christmas celebration, then join Central United Protestant Church in Richland Washington for their Advent Family Fun Night on December 10. The evening will be a great night of fellowship, family fun, food, and a touching message about Jesus Christ, our reason to be celebrating this holiday season. The evening will begin promptly at 6:30 pm to see the humorous, touching, and interactive presentation by Oochee the Clown who will share an inspirational hope-filled message about Christmas. Following Oochee the Clown’s presentation head into the fellowship hall for crafts, games, snacks, crazy Christmas photos, and gingerbread house decorating! There is something for the whole family to enjoy and best of all, everything…

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Tri-Cities - Christmas Lighted Boat Parade In Kennewick, WashingtonChristmas is right around the corner and that means many people in Tri Cities Washington start planning for Christmas parties and getting out the box of Christmas decorations. Every year our family has a tradition of watching the lighted boat parade with friends a family. This year make plans to enjoy the lighted boat parade with family and friends or maybe just that one special person. The lighted boat parade is an annual event that takes place every year along the shores of the Columbia River.

Details of the Lighted Boat Parade
This year the parade will be on December 5 and 6, 6:00pm-9:00pm. The boats begin at Clover Island in Kennewick Washington and go down to Howard Amon Park before heading back to Clover Island. An awards party will take place…

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On November 13-14, check out The Cascade Natural Gas's Savor the Flavor event going on at the TRAC in Pasco Washington. You don't want to miss out on an opportunity like this one! There will be hundreds of food and cooking related exhibits, celebrity chef demonstrations, Fresh Chef of the Mid Columbia (our local Iron Chef competition), Best Burger competition, live music, a BBQ pavillion, a culinary classroom, liquid libation learning center, and a culinary marketplace. There will even be a kid's area too with lots of fun activities for them! On Saturday, November 13 doors will be open between 11:00am and 10:00pm, the concert will take place between 6:00-10:00pm. Sunday, November 14, doors will be open 10:00am-7:00pm. In order to allow each attendee to…

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