Artist Spotlight: Jennifer Thomas #TheFireWithinTour Opened at Magnolia Music Studios in Richland, WA

Photo of Jennifer Thomas, courtesy of Jennifer Thomas. Used with permission. Jennifer Thomas, Award-winning Pianist, Violinist & Composer, Yamaha Artist: Epic Cinematic Orchestral Piano Works.  Click here for current tour and ticket information. The first time I became acquainted with Jennifer Thomas’s music was while listening to Spotify. My suggested songs came from her album,Continue reading “Artist Spotlight: Jennifer Thomas #TheFireWithinTour Opened at Magnolia Music Studios in Richland, WA”

Monson Wealth Management  presents, “That’s Christmas to Me” – Forte Show Choir

Christmas is a time for traditions. Some are new traditions started in recent years and some are traditions from our childhood that still burn bright in our memories like the embers of a dimming fire. We each have things that make the holiday special to us whether it is the smell of a fresh pine treeContinue reading “Monson Wealth Management  presents, “That’s Christmas to Me” – Forte Show Choir”

Autumn Flame Maples, Kennewick WA

Photography by Alicia Walters  W. 4th Ave. in Kennewick the 2nd half of October is one of my favorite streets! I look forward to the Autumn Flame Maples showing off all year. Last year, just as they were showing a lot of color, a wind came and blew all the leaves to the ground. IContinue reading “Autumn Flame Maples, Kennewick WA”

Tri-City Youth Choir Building Gala

Photography provided by Amelia Walker In May, I was invited to experience Tri-City Youth Choir! I wrote a review of their show, “Rise!” which you can read, here. I loved everything about their presentation. The repertoire was so much fun and makeup, costumes and choreography were great! So what? That shows that the choir hasContinue reading “Tri-City Youth Choir Building Gala”

Shop Tri-cities #shoplocaltc–Art in the Park, Beaver Bark & FreshPicks

Alicia Walters, @whenintricities I’m so happy to share ways to Shop Local Tri-cities, WA this summer! Each of these places represents special memories for me, particularly as a mom, because they have become part of our tradition as a family as they provide so many visually enriching colors, tastes and experiences that give me andContinue reading “Shop Tri-cities #shoplocaltc–Art in the Park, Beaver Bark & FreshPicks”

More Schools Should Offer Marimba Classes—‘Bahuru, Tri-cities, WA

By Alicia Walters, @whenintricities  Marimba doesn’t just sound good, the instrument lends itself especially well to young students because unlike the recorder, a common instrument offered to elementary aged students, the marimba doesn’t require developed fine motor skills. When students try the recorder, they have to overcome obstacles that the marimba just doesn’t pose. AndContinue reading “More Schools Should Offer Marimba Classes—‘Bahuru, Tri-cities, WA”

MCMT’s “West Side Story” Opening Night!

Written by Alicia Walters, @whenintricities. Photography by Casie Davidson: www.casiedavidson.com It’s the perfect outdoor, summer performance for the whole family! Tickets to “West Side Story” can be purchased ahead of time at mcmt.show/tickets or at the door. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and come to the Bandshell in Columbia Park. Food andContinue reading “MCMT’s “West Side Story” Opening Night!”

Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center: Unlocking Human Potential with Horses

This article was originally published in the Summer 2018 issue of Living TC Magazine. All photos taken by Keely Bowen, Nationally award-winning photographer at Pieta Elegante, pietaelegante.com. Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center 180 Honeysuckle Road / Pasco, WA 99301 / Strides@StridesTherapeuticHorsemanshipCenter.org / (509) 492-8000 Strides had my heart from the moment I set foot at their beautiful location on Honeysuckle Road in Pasco, WA.Continue reading “Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center: Unlocking Human Potential with Horses”

Tri-cities Artisan—Tina Murphy of 2 Cool Creations

Photography by Courtney Corriell 2 Cool Creations Shop Pages 2coolcreations.com  Custom art jewelry and hand cut stones / 2 Cool Creations Jewelry  Facebook / 2 Cool Creations Jewelry Sales  Jewelry auctions recurring Sundays  / 2 Cool Creations Jewelry VIP Group  Join this group for exclusive first looks at Tina’s new designs / 2cooltina Instagram 2Continue reading “Tri-cities Artisan—Tina Murphy of 2 Cool Creations”

Tri-cities Maker—Cassie Scott of Modern Clementine

Photography by Alex Lasota Modern Clementine Shops Modernclementine.etsy.com / Gathered Home  211 W. Kennewick Ave. Kennewick, WA / My Garden Overfloweth (Coming late June)  33512 SR 14 Paterson WA / Rescued Junk  135 S. Chestnut Ave. Earlham IA / Coffee Paint Repeat  139 E. Idaho Ave. Meridian ID Modern Clementine Events The Farm Chicks VintageContinue reading “Tri-cities Maker—Cassie Scott of Modern Clementine”

Gallery at the Park—Children’s Summer Workshops

“All children are artists.” – Pablo Picasso The Gallery at the Park / info@galleryatthepark.org / (509)943-9815 Art by Cameron Milton, @meltingmiltons.  The Gallery at the Park is a Tri-cities gem! They are located right by Howard Amon Park on 89 Lee Blvd in Richland and open weekdays 10 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday 10 amContinue reading “Gallery at the Park—Children’s Summer Workshops”

Tri-cities Eats—Hot Tamales

Hot Tamales / 110 S. 4th Ave. Pasco, WA / (509)551-1110 / www.eathottamales.com I’m really excited to share about Hot Tamales! I love these tamales–they are so good and so different than ones you buy at the store. The ingredients are fresh, the corn is fluffy and the meat is very tender. You’ll love em! I alsoContinue reading “Tri-cities Eats—Hot Tamales”

Monson Wealth Management Presents: FORTE! TRI-CITY YOUTH CHOIR in RISE

    Photography provided by Amelia Walker  I’m so excited to promote Tri-City Youth Choir’s current show, “Rise!” I love show choirs, and so when Stephanie Monson reached out to me, I was so happy to learn that the Tri-cities has its very own youth show choir! Tri-City Youth Choir is a breath of freshContinue reading “Monson Wealth Management Presents: FORTE! TRI-CITY YOUTH CHOIR in RISE”

Tri-cities Professional Deseree Rose – Belu Salon, Kennewick

  Photo by Courtney Corriell @courtneycorriell Beginning her career as a marketing associate, Deseree Rose @deseree_rose loves the freedom of artistic expression styling hair gives her. “I really want to help as many people as I can,” she says. A fresh cut and style can help people feel more like themselves and more put together. DesereeContinue reading “Tri-cities Professional Deseree Rose – Belu Salon, Kennewick”

WSU Extension Garden Education Series 2018

All Photos Angela Johnson Photography  WSU Extension Garden Education Series These classes are free and open to the public. They will be held at the Waterfall Classroom of the Demonstration Garden 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick, or in the adjacent library if inclement weather. April 28th 1 pm / Choosing Tomato Varieties May 24thContinue reading “WSU Extension Garden Education Series 2018”

2nd Annual Fundraiser “Around the World with HIHO”-Hands In for Hands On Tri-cities Children’s Museum

  Saturday, May 12th 6:30 pm – 10 pm Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center 2140 Wine Country Rd. Prosser Tickets by Eventbrite. Guests must be 21 +. Tickets include: appetizers, drinks, desserts, trivia contest, music, photo booth, games and prizes! HIHO is a new 501c3 raising funds to establish a world-class discovery museum inContinue reading “2nd Annual Fundraiser “Around the World with HIHO”-Hands In for Hands On Tri-cities Children’s Museum”

GoArtSplash – Tri-cities Marketing & Graphic Design

GoArtSplash offers clients a one-stop shop for all their marketing needs such as: web design, branding, consulting, social media planning, photography and videography and more tools for entrepreneurs and established businesses wishing to rebrand. GoArtSplash was created by Lisa Lopez while a student in the Innovation and Design Thinking Program at Columbia Basin College. ThisContinue reading “GoArtSplash – Tri-cities Marketing & Graphic Design”

My Garden Over Floweth Spring Fling & Grand Opening

Teresa and Katie photographed by Urbren Shoot My Garden Over Floweth, which opened in 2012 has a big season ahead, including their 2nd Annual Spring Fling and Grand Opening of their building! Join Teresa and daughter Katie (owners) at their farm! They are so excited to open their new Farm Shop, where customers will beContinue reading “My Garden Over Floweth Spring Fling & Grand Opening”

When in Tri-cities Online Spring Popup Shop & Events + Surprise Giveaway!

Photography by Jessie Arambul  Thank you for visiting the When in Tri-cities Online Spring Popup Shop! After reading about some of the exciting happenings coming up and options for shopping locally this spring, take a moment to leave a comment on this post to enter our Surprise Giveaway! Thank you to Stefanie at Simple AcresContinue reading “When in Tri-cities Online Spring Popup Shop & Events + Surprise Giveaway!”

YoungLife, Non-denominational, Jesus-Centered Youth Group Invites You!

God loves us so much – we are his sons and daughters. The world often tries to undermine this fact just as Jesus was dismissed by some during his lifetime, but we know who we are just as he did. And when he comes, we will see him because we will have followed him. SeeContinue reading “YoungLife, Non-denominational, Jesus-Centered Youth Group Invites You!”

Spring Cleaning Mind & Body with Mrs. Washington 2017, Deidra Murphy

  Photography by Taylor Alton, tayloraltonphoto.com This article was originally published in the Spring issue of Living TC Magazine here.  Sitting down with Mrs. Washington 2017, Deidra Murphy and discussing possible goals for the upcoming spring regarding health and wellness, I realized that what I often prioritize in my spring cleaning effort may be tacklingContinue reading “Spring Cleaning Mind & Body with Mrs. Washington 2017, Deidra Murphy”

Mid-Columbia Arts Fundraiser “All You Need is Love” – MC Ballet, MC Mastersingers, MC Musical Theatre & MC Symphony

I’m honored that Amy Hatfield, Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre board member would reach out to When in Tri-cities to help spread the word about the upcoming Mid-Columbia Arts Fundraiser! I am happy to announce that When in Tri-cities preferred businesses have raised $1,000 value in items for the auction! I’m hoping people will read and shareContinue reading “Mid-Columbia Arts Fundraiser “All You Need is Love” – MC Ballet, MC Mastersingers, MC Musical Theatre & MC Symphony”

Month of Love Online Valentine Pop-up Shop-Now through Valentine’s Day

Watercolor calligraphy by Carly Allred Studio Thank you so much for hopping on to the “Month of Love” Online Valentine Pop-up Shop! Shop these great products from local, When in Tri-cities selected vendors now through Valentine’s Day! Shop anytime –in your pjs if you like, we won’t judge! I wanted to give you a chanceContinue reading “Month of Love Online Valentine Pop-up Shop-Now through Valentine’s Day”

Christmas Brunch, Christmas Traditions – Terra Nyce Photography & Mahler Ridge Farm

Photography by Terra Nyce Photography, terranyce.com/blog.  Terra Nyce Photography is based in Kennewick and available in the Inland and Pacific Northwest as well as destination weddings. I love Terra’s wedding portfolio. Terra is a skilled indoor as well as outdoor photographer – perfect for weddings and other catered events! Visit Terra Nyce Photography, wedding andContinue reading “Christmas Brunch, Christmas Traditions – Terra Nyce Photography & Mahler Ridge Farm”

Sugar Plum Fairy, Ruler of the Land of Sweets –Baum’s House of Chocolates & YOUnique Event Designs

Photography by Manny Avila, mannyavila.photography; Instagram @mannyavila.photography.vs. In the well-loved The Nutcracker, in Clara’s dream, the Sugar Plum Fairy welcomes her and the Nutracker to the Land of Sweets where a memorable parade of dancers greet them culminating in The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy! She is “not only a symbol of seasonal splendorContinue reading “Sugar Plum Fairy, Ruler of the Land of Sweets –Baum’s House of Chocolates & YOUnique Event Designs”

Merry and Bright – Studio One Salon, A & J Modern Designs, Kennewick

I am so excited to show you this holiday party setting with Studio One Salon and A & J Modern Designs! Special thanks to Photography by Galicia for these festive and fun photos! Smiling is contagious and our models did a wonderful job for this shoot! Christmas time, more than any other time of theContinue reading “Merry and Bright – Studio One Salon, A & J Modern Designs, Kennewick”

Polar Express Children’s Christmas Party for Foster Community Children – Kennewick, WA, #LightTheWorld

I had so much fun collaborating with local businesses to bring this Polar Express Children’s Christmas Party to the foster community children in our area. Special thanks to our creative team for bringing this together: Artful Virgo, E-mail: lisa@artfulvirgo.com Beautifully Inspired, beautifullyinspired.org Bonsai Audio, bonsaiaudio.org Gabriela Miller Photography, photographybygabrielamiller.com LionsGate Chapel, lionsgatechapel.net Moments in Time, facebook.com/momentsintimeeventsanddesignContinue reading “Polar Express Children’s Christmas Party for Foster Community Children – Kennewick, WA, #LightTheWorld”

When In Tri-Cities Holiday Gift Guide & #shoplocaltc

I am so excited to share the When in Tri-Cities Holiday Gift Guide with you! Whenintricities.com is in its 3rd year and I enjoy sharing with readers where to play, eat and shop locally. If you plan on shopping for gifts, please join us in supporting Tri-Cities businesses by shopping local AND sharing your favoriteContinue reading “When In Tri-Cities Holiday Gift Guide & #shoplocaltc”

Thanksgiving with Grandpa’s Girl

Tablescape design and photography by Betsy Empey. Shared with permission.  My mom is spending a week with us at Thanksgiving! And we couldn’t be more excited! I have four young children and lately my cooking has taken a turn for the worse. My meal planning consists of survival mode: peanut butter, pasta and cheese, scrambledContinue reading “Thanksgiving with Grandpa’s Girl”

Joel Nunn-Sparks – Photographer Based in Pasco, WA

Photography by Joel Nunn-Sparks. Senior photo shoot at the Imperial Stock Ranch in Shaniko, OR.  Joel bought his first DSLR camera in 2009 hoping to record videos for events. It seems as if the camera had another thing in mind for Joel because after seeing how he could capture photos with this new equipment, heContinue reading “Joel Nunn-Sparks – Photographer Based in Pasco, WA”

Kris Bennett of KRISanthemums & Bennett Botanical Gardens-Hermiston, OR and Tri-Cities, WA

Photography by Sweet Life Photography, Hermiston, OR and Tri-Cities, WA Kris operates a flower design studio and botanical gardens in Hermiston. She loves the changing seasons, which challenge and inspire her to keep innovating in the area of floral design. Her portfolio on Instagram @kriskrisanthemums shows her passion for flowers! I love her full-color-full-blooms approachContinue reading “Kris Bennett of KRISanthemums & Bennett Botanical Gardens-Hermiston, OR and Tri-Cities, WA”

Dandelion Wishes Candle Company – Handcrafted in Zillah, WA (wholesale available)

Photography by Gabriela Miller, @photographybygabrielamiller Florals by Kris Bennett, @kriskrisanthemums Styled by Jenna Larsen, @jennamlarsen Dandelion Wishes Candle Company was started in 2015 by Kristen Stewart who recognized that members of her family as well as friends were unable to tolerate the harsh chemicals and soot from other candle brands. Dandelion Wishes Candle Company candlesContinue reading “Dandelion Wishes Candle Company – Handcrafted in Zillah, WA (wholesale available)”

One of my favorite Robert Frost Poems

Photography by Courtney Corriell. All rights reserved.  A few years ago, my grandpa passed away.  He was a kind and loving man who helped my grandma all their marriage with cooking and cleaning. I only remember my grandpa as being pleasant and wonderful to be around. He was so accepting and I never heard himContinue reading “One of my favorite Robert Frost Poems”

Prepping Your Home and Garden for Fall

Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.-Shira Tamir. Photography by Abogabir Photography, see more here. This article was published originally in LivingTC Magazine here. The end of summer is a wild ride as families in the Mid-Columbia attend the fair, rodeo and any last minute familyContinue reading “Prepping Your Home and Garden for Fall”

Get a Free Consultation and $500 off Treatment at Andros Orthodontics – Pasco, WA

  Dr. Andros is a Board Certified orthodontist in Pasco, WA with training from Columbia University and Jacksonville University. He is a Richland High School graduate and fond of the Tri-Cities. “It’s a great place to live and to raise a family,” he says. Andros Orthodontics gives back to the Tri-Cities community by sponsoring communityContinue reading “Get a Free Consultation and $500 off Treatment at Andros Orthodontics – Pasco, WA”

Fresh Picks in Kennewick – Brought by Rowley and Hawkins Fruit Farm

There are several reasons to make Fresh Picks your regular morning and afternoon pick-me-up! Their natural smoothies are made with wholesome ingredients and sweetened with only agave nectar. They use 100% juice and unsweetened milk. My personal favorite to jump start my day is the Blueberry Rush. This smoothie is made with: blueberries, yogurt, flax,Continue reading “Fresh Picks in Kennewick – Brought by Rowley and Hawkins Fruit Farm”

Sunny Wright Photography – Prosser, WA

Sunny Wright is known for her stunning use of natural light as well as landscape in her portrait photography. She is a seasoned photographer and has been serving the Tri-Cities for eleven years with exceptional high school senior and family photography. I highly recommend perusing her portfolio, here. Sunny is located in Prosser and isContinue reading “Sunny Wright Photography – Prosser, WA”

Up Close with Ann Thompson Photography – Natural Light Photographer

Ann Thompson is a natural light photographer based in Kennewick, WA. Her portfolio is unique because she really captures well the inland northwest lifestyle through her horse and farm animal photography, as well as portrait photography against the background of the panoramic Columbia Basin. Her work is artistic, but can be practical. If you areContinue reading “Up Close with Ann Thompson Photography – Natural Light Photographer”

Picnicking in the Tri – Styled Shoot by Pasco’s Imagine Design Create Inspire @i.d.c.i.

Tablescape by Melissa Martinez, Imagine Design Create Inspire @i.d.c.i. Photography by Martha Marisa Photography. Model Anais Valdez Makeup. Written by Alicia Walters for Living TC Magazine. Originally published in the Summer 2017 issue, here.  We think of picnics as a one-time thing or reserved for a family reunion but actually in the summertime in theContinue reading “Picnicking in the Tri – Styled Shoot by Pasco’s Imagine Design Create Inspire @i.d.c.i.”

Wildflowers in Southeast Washington – Heather Weagant, Teacher & Photographer

A shrub native to our area, rabbitbrush can be found throughout the Tri-Cities All photos copyright Heather Weagant.  Heather Weagant is a full-time special education teacher and mother born and raised in Richland. When not around children, she tries to spend her time behind the lens, photographing landscapes within the Tri-Cities and around the PacificContinue reading “Wildflowers in Southeast Washington – Heather Weagant, Teacher & Photographer”

Photography Destinations with Courtney Corriell Photography + Real Estate and Small Business Photography based in Irrigon, OR

All photography © Courtney Corriell Photography. Photos of farmland in Irrigon, OR Courtney Corriell is a photographer based in Irrigon, OR who serves Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington. Most clients meet her along the Washington/Oregon border and there are plenty of reasons to do so. Courtney is a natural light photographer who loves to getContinue reading “Photography Destinations with Courtney Corriell Photography + Real Estate and Small Business Photography based in Irrigon, OR”

When in Tri-Cities: Eastern Washington Lifestyle Blog & 2017 Tri-City Herald People’s Choice Awards

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2017 Tri-City Herald People’s Choice Awards. See full publication in The Tri-City Herald, published May 18, 2017 or online here published May 19, 2017. Below are the People’s Choice Articles written by Alicia Walters, http://www.whenintricities.com and Instagram @whenintricities. Best Seafood/Best Fine Dining: Anthony’s By Alicia Walters, whenintricities.com; photosContinue reading “When in Tri-Cities: Eastern Washington Lifestyle Blog & 2017 Tri-City Herald People’s Choice Awards”

Wedding Fever in Eastern WA

This article originally appeared in the Spring issue of Living TC Magazine, here.  Photography courtesy of Eder Abogabir @abogabir_photography.  Few events in life are better than falling in love. –Jay Pancost, Officiant at Charvat Wedding, 10.1.2016, Othello, WA. There are very few milestones in life that compare with your wedding day, surrounded by family and friendsContinue reading “Wedding Fever in Eastern WA”

Make the Eggs: For Moms

All photographs by Jenni Price Photography. See more at jennipricephotography.com. Used with permission.  [Mothers] when you look back on your life, what will matter to you will be your posterity-Ephra, my dear friend.  Mother’s Day can either be a pleasant day or a miserable one. One Sunday my husband was sitting with other married menContinue reading “Make the Eggs: For Moms”

Love is Photogenic-Wiberg Photography in Kennewick

  Featured photography by Kim Wiberg of Wiberg Photography  Kim Wiberg (Wiberg Photography) grew up in the Tri-Cities and lives in Kennewick. She is a devoted wife and mother and volunteers in her church with the young women. She is warm and personable and her clients love her. She has a particular soft place inContinue reading “Love is Photogenic-Wiberg Photography in Kennewick”

Cedars Restaurant at Clover Island-Tri-cities, WA

Thank you everyone who entered the Yogurt Beach Gift Card Giveaway! The winner is: _melibee! I wrote the following feature, which appeared in the Tri-City Herald People’s Choice Awards 2016, here.  Dave and Darci, husband-and-wife owners of Cedars Restaurant have been in business for forty years and their children have worked in the restaurant asContinue reading “Cedars Restaurant at Clover Island-Tri-cities, WA”

2nd Annual Spring Vintage Market @ Sugar Beet JUNKtion-May 13th Pasco, WA

Photography Rosie Goulet, 1st Annual Spring Vintage Market  Spring is here and folks in the Mid-Columbia are hitting the antique shops to find those modern farmhouse pieces that will liven up their spring décor and add something new. Local markets and getting out to shop and mingle with neighbors is one of the many charmsContinue reading “2nd Annual Spring Vintage Market @ Sugar Beet JUNKtion-May 13th Pasco, WA”

Willow House Farm Tables & Keep Home Simple Blog – Southeast Washington

Robin Harrington is a talented homemaker and blogger in southeast Washington. Her blog, Keep Home Simple is brilliant because she writes about updating your home with DIY budget-friendly techniques to create that modern farmhouse elegance, while also trying new things like when she and her husband updated their entryway by adding planking and paint. Robin willContinue reading “Willow House Farm Tables & Keep Home Simple Blog – Southeast Washington”

Ethos Bakery & Café in Richland, WA-Where Food & Friendship Meet

Ethos is perfectly setup to be a social culinary experience; the open kitchen design lends itself well to conversation about the food being prepared. The food is the event! It’s live-action dining as your pizza is prepared right in front of you. The chairs are actually setup to watch the chef prepare your meal. TheContinue reading “Ethos Bakery & Café in Richland, WA-Where Food & Friendship Meet”