How're ya feelin'? I was born and raised right here in Yakima. Though I moved away for about 10 years I found my way back and glad I did. I love to cheerlead new restaurants and businesses coming to town. Also a fan of craft beer, being we live in the hop capital of the world. #ShopLocal #DrinkLocal I have three amazing kids, love breakfast cereal and am a huge retro gamer. I love new video games, too, but have a deep appreciation for the classics on systems like NES and Sega Genesis.
If you Visit This Small Area in Washington State, You’ll Need a Passport. Here’s Why
Washington, for the most part, is pretty accessable to all. Sure, there are a few mountain passes to consider but we're one of the few states that has forest, desert, rivers, lakes, hiking trails, mountains and beaches with an entire ocean next to it...
Check This Map of Yakima Gangs Before Walking Late at Night
There used to be a website, Northwest Gangs that would highlight gang areas of any town in the northwest. Unfortunately that site is no longer around but the maps of Yakima and other area towns still exist. Here's a look at the gang map for Yakima and other surrounding towns.
Go Fund Me Set Up for Vandalized Popular Yakima Haunted Attraction
The other day we were talking about how vandals did their worst to Haunted Tents -- a local haunted attraction that's been a staple on 37th and Nob Hill for 18 years. People have asked about this and it turns out they set up a fund to help replace and/or fix items that have been vandalized...
There’s a Hop-Infused Tea that Nobody Outside Leavenworth Knows About… Until Now
Yakima's Fresh Hop Ale Festival was one for the record books. Such a great event and gathering of so many cool people, great food, fantastic music and, of course, great, local beers. Of course they had non-beer options including wine but one company that caught my eye was one a non-alcoholic Oolong Hop Tea from Blewett Brewing...
Natural Disasters? Good Thing We Live in Washington State. We’re in the Top 10
You hear about hurricanes. A lot. Every year, more devastation caused by hurricanes. Not just hurricanes, either. Tornados, city-wide floods and more make it hard to see online from the comfort of our bed. The good news is in a recent ranking, Washington ranked very low on states most impacted by natural disasters.
This Stranger Things Pop-Up Book is the Most Insane Pop-Up Book I’ve Ever Seen
I've been a fan of Stranger Things as soon as it first hit Netflix. It was the first show I ever binged an entire season in one sitting. Maybe you did, too. Stranger Things merchandise have been top selling items for the past few years and, fortunately, they made a pop up book for sale.
Garfield Elementary School Needs Your Help in Getting Updated Playground Equipment
Garfield Elementary School is in need of a new playground and it's for a great cause in honor of someone beloved by those who knew them.
Washington Ranked One of the 5 Top Places to be a Teacher
Whenever we see lists like this and Washington ranks in the top 10 it's always worth hyping up our evergreen state. In the case of best and worst states to be a teacher, Washington state ranks in the Top 5. Great work! Gold star for us. Source: WalletHub Specifically, fifth place for Washington state...
The Yakima-Filmed Movie, All Sorts, Gets an Online Streaming Date
A few years back the people at Psychic Bunny filmed a movie based in Yakima, Washington mostly using local area actors and behind-the-scenes crew. It was a wonderful experience for all those who were involved. Fast-forward a few years later (through the pandemic) and the movie was finally released...
This New Bakery is a Hidden Gem and Within Driving Distance from Yakima
I'm a big fan of locally-sourced baked goods. There's a few places in Yakima and the Yakima Valley to grab something along those lines. For the past couple of months, I've heard about this amazing place seated in humble Prosser, Washington. I finally had a chance to stop by and I'm glad I did...