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on the cover
22 ROLLER DERBY DIVAS The members of the Walla
Walla Sweets Roller Derby team are just like that eponymous
onion: Tart, surprisingly sweet, and multi-layered.

10 REAL COOKS You don’t have to be a professional chef to cook

marvelous meals for the most important audience in the world:
Your family and friends. Former New Yorker Susan Newton found
the bounty offered by Walla Walla’s farms and vineyards fulfilled
her passions for cooking and entertaining.

14 SIGNATURE DISH Spring is here and it’s time to pack a pic-

nic and get outside. Here are some ideas from four local purveyors
of all things delicious and portable.

walla walla

wine, people & places

16 GRAPEVINE Going “Sideways”: Did the depiction of one pinot

noir snob change the course of America’s consumption of merlot?

Well, yes. And no.

18 TASTING ROOMS Bunchgrass Winery’s tasting room pays

homage to the owners’ wheat-growing heritage, and offers complex
wines with moxie. The more contemporary looking Sweet Valley
Wines Tasting Room serves wines with an equal amount of verve.
Both have serious, but affordable wines.
ARTMAKER Todd Telander’s emotional, impres-
sionistic landscapes and still life paintings have depth,
breadth and soul. “Every brush stroke is a decision,”
Telander says.
20 GARDENING Let’s Hear it for the Bulb! All those tulips and
daffodils you planted last fall are about to
make their showy entrance.

32 HISTORIC HOMES Recognizing the inner

beauty of their 1931 home, Bill and Peggy Cox
went to work on the place room by wallpa-
pered room. The result is a light-filled lovely
restoration that juxtaposes the antique and
the modern.

39 VINTAGE WHEELS Take an old work-

horse truck that lived its later life out in the
elements on a Prescott farm, add tons of work
by a man with a love for drag strip racing and

voilà: You get Neal Larson’s hot rod 1941 Ford
Pickup. (Take that Charlie Ryan!)


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Black and roller divas. But that doesn’t mean

Blue ... and there isn’t a sweet nurturing side
Read all Over to these wheeling warriors. Check
out this month’s cover story on the
In its early incarnation, roller derby was approximately 50 women who are
filled with flamboyant fakery as skaters nursing the league — and their
adhered to a script as choreographed as own bumps and bruises — through
today’s professional wrestling. While it its infancy.
might have been exciting entertainment,
For those who prefer black and blue
it wasn’t exactly a sport.
on canvas rather than on body parts,
The reality of roller derby today will we offer our ArtMaker feature on
smack you in the face. Keeping a healthy Todd Telander and his landscapes.
dose of the early blustery showmanship, It’s amazing how, with just a brush
CreekTown’s got a little bit of
something for everyone.
colorful costumes and larger-than-life and some paint, the artist can
Whether you choose to sit in our cozy dining personalities, the Walla Walla Sweets transport the viewer to exotic locales
room or beneath the vine-covered arbor of Roller Girls race at breakneck speeds, or show them the simple beauty
our patio, we hope you’ll feel like a long-time collide violently, and dodge and dart in familiar scenes. Fortunately,
friend invited over for dinner. So stop in and past human roadblocks. Telander’s palette holds more colors
see what’s cooking, and come hungry. than just black and blue.
The Sweets are about halfway through
HOURS: Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. their inaugural year and are rolling Black and blue was how Neal
Dinner: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. toward their first official rink war in
Tuesday - Saturday • Reservations recommended.
Larson wanted to paint his 1941
September. Anyone who thinks women Ford pickup that he converted into
1129 S. Second Ave. • Walla Walla can’t handle contact sports will quickly a classic hot rod. That idea didn’t
change their minds when they see these get his family supercharged, so his
64577 youngest daughter picked green for
the trophy-winning vehicle.
Spring Release Not everyone can build a hot rod
April 30th - May 2nd or paint a landscape, but most of us
Winemaker dinners both
Friday and Saturday night can learn to cook. In a new feature
in the formal dining room for Lifestyles called “Real Cooks,”
Walla Walla of the estate. Call for
more info and pricing.
we talk to people who make cooking
a passion rather than a profession.
This month, Susan Newton shares
her thoughts and a recipe.
And, of course, we have our full
menu of wine and food coverage.

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Real Cook


ks You don’t have to be a seasoned chef to make an impact with
food. Every day in kitchens across the country, Real Cooks
create extraordinary meals for some very special guests: their
own friends and family.

Through the years, Susan Newton’s busy career has

kept her away from a lot of meals at home with her
husband, Jim (and cherished golden retrievers). After
returning from one of her whirlwind business trips,
you’d think the last thing she’d want to think about
was making dinner — but you’d be wrong.
“I was always on the road so much that I loved
coming home to cook with Jim,” says Newton, who
was born and raised in the Bronx in New York City. “I
didn’t care about going out, and I loved that we could
entertain at home. There’s not a thing I would rather do
than cook with Jim and entertain friends.”
While her organizational consulting business
continues to keep her running, she’s (thankfully) finding
more time to spend in the kitchen these days. Having
lived in New York, Ann Arbor and Seattle, the Newtons
abandoned the commotion of urban living and built
their dream home in Walla Walla three years ago. “We
came here for the wine and ended up falling in love with
the community. This is where we’re going to retire.”
Newton’s new life in a small town has been even
better than she expected. And while she may not be
within walking distance of a Whole Foods Market, this
home cook is finding everything she needs right in her
own back yard. Literally.

LIFESTYLES: Have you always been interested in

NEWTON: My mom was not a good cook. A little
paprika on a chicken in the oven, and it was roasted
chicken. But I was always curious about food and
started experimenting by cooking for my family.
Then when Jim and I got together … I mean, he’ll try
anything, he’s like the perfect dinner guest.
LIFESTYLES: What’s your favorite cooking style?
NEWTON: I love to cook Italian. In my freezer r ight
now I have a duck ragout, a veal ragout, a bolognaise sauce
Susan and Jim Newton prepare a – a bunch of things we made with our own tomatoes.
feast for their “Love Your Library” Continued on pg. 12 >
fund-raiser to benefit the Walla
Walla Public Library.
When people join us for a meal we can say, “Those are
our carrots!”
LIFESTYLES: Do you and Jim cook often?
NEWTON: Just about every night. Our lives can get kind
of hectic, so what we’ve always done is, sometime around
5 or 6 at night, we both turn off the computers and it’s
what we call our “cocktail hour.” Even if we’re not having
a cocktail or wine, it’s sort of our time to start prepping
and cooking.
LIFESTYLES: Who cooks and who preps?
NEWTON: Well, I’m not allowed to use knives. I just
For her fund-raising “gala,” Newton also made a vegetarian version of draw blood. So Jim cuts and preps, and I usually cook.
her Oven-Braised Lamb and White Bean Stew recipe.
It’s become something fun.
LIFESTYLES: Ever have any kitchen disasters (that didn’t
LIFESTYLES: Your own tomatoes? Has this city girl involve injury)?
gone country?
NEWTON: Oh yeah. Let’s see … Once I was making
NEWTON: You have no idea. Last spring, we put in this this peppered steak with special gravy, and I don’t know
4,000-square-foot vegetable garden. First time ever, and what I did, but when I poured the gravy over it, the meat
we didn’t know what we were doing. We got so much immediately sucked it all up. So I had this really moist
produce it was a real inspiration for me in the kitchen. steak and no gravy.
We donated a ton of stuff, but then we just cooked and
cooked. I got to play with things I had never eaten, let LIFESTYLES: Mmm … sponge steak.
alone cooked with. That was really fun. NEWTON: That would be a perfect name for it.
LIFESTYLES: I’m impressed. So do you feel more LIFESTYLES: Secret kitchen weapon?
connected with your food now?
NEWTON: We recently picked up this really deep sauté
NEWTON: Absolutely. My friends in New York are pan. It’s about 5 inches deep. It’s nice because I make lots
like, “Don’t they sell those things in stores out there?” of pastas and sauces and now my stovetop doesn’t look like
But there’s a whole different sense of pride, you know? a 6-year-old has been cooking at it when I’m done. I love it.

R E C I P E Oven-Braised Lamb and White Bean Stew Adapted from The Vineyard Co

BEANS TOPPING/CRUST Dutch oven. When the oil is hot but

1 pound dried white beans such as cannellini 4 large slices whole wheat sandwich bread not smoking, add the lamb in batches
or Great Northern torn into rough pieces and brown on all sides — 5-7 minutes.
4 cups water 2 tablespoons olive oil Transfer the lamb with a slotted spoon
2 cups chicken broth ½ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves to a plate or bowl.
1 onion, peeled and halved Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of
1 carrot, peeled and halved crosswise olive oil and add the chopped onion and
6 sprigs fresh thyme Rinse beans and put in a large saucepan.
Cover with cold water. Cover the pan and cook until it begins to brown — about 5
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper minutes. Add the carrot and garlic and
bring to a boil over high heat. Remove pan
from heat. Cover and let rest 40 minutes. cook until softened — about 3 minutes.
2½ pounds lamb stew meat, cut into 2-inch Drain the beans, discarding the cooking Add wine and bring to a boil, scraping
pieces (We used lamb from Thundering Hooves.) liquid. Add the 4 cups of water, chicken up any brown bits from the pan. Add the
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper broth, halved onion, halved carrot, thyme and tomatoes and their juice, chicken broth,
3 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer and salt and pepper to taste. Return the
1 onion, peeled and chopped over medium heat and cook, uncovered, until lamb and its juices to the pot. Bring to a
3 carrots, peeled and chopped firm-tender — about 45 minutes. Drain and boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer
6 cloves garlic, minced covered, for about 30 minutes.
discard onion, carrot and thyme.
1½ cups dry white wine
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
1 cup fresh or canned plum tomatoes, Pat the lamb dry and sprinkle with salt and
coarsely chopped, with juice pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over Add the beans to the lamb — if dry, add
1 cup chicken broth medium-high heat in a large soup pot or wine or broth. (You can prepare up to this


LIFESTYLES: What’s your kitchen
NEWTON: Well, my secret ingredient
for every dish (short of cereal) is
garlic. Outside of that, probably
shallots and assorted stocks.
LIFESTYLES: Do you make your
own stocks? Crocs
NEWTON: I have, but it sort of
varies. I mean there are certain
things I just have to acknowledge,
“Why make it if someone can make
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LIFESTYLES: Biggest surprise about Unique Gifts
Walla Walla?
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Every successful restaurant prepares more of some menu
items than others. For the patrons who order that favored
recipe consistently and pass the recommendation on to
others, dining establishments develop a “signature dish.”


Pre-Packed Euro-Style Picnic Lunches

Fresh and convenient, this is a picnic lunch that’s healthy, too, says co-owner and chef Damon
Burke. “It’s quick. It’s easy,” Burke says. Start with a baguette, then add a little salami, a little
cheese and some dried fruit and nut mix. “It’s easy to take to one of the wineries. It’s not like a
burger and fries — it doesn’t weigh you down. We make them fresh when people order them.
It’s portable, a bit more nutritious, and made by human hands,” Burke says.

20 S. Second Ave., Walla Walla

Pasta Salad
“It’s made with tri-color, rotini-type pasta and olives, onions, broccoli, mushrooms with
Italian dressing on it. Then it’s garnished with olives and parmesan cheese,” co-owner Scott
Jacobson says. “It’s very flavorful. We also have potato salad, but this is a healthier, lighter
choice and still very flavorful.” It’s also available as a side dish with anything.

$4.75 large
105 E. Alder St., Walla Walla

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Picnics and springtime are very compatible. Owner/chef John Lastoskie
says fresh ingredients make all the difference. The grilled chicken sandwich includes basil
mayonnaise, fresh tomatoes, bacon and lettuce on a Walla Walla Bread Company French loaf.
“It’s great. It’s cheating, like eating summer in spring,” Lastoskie says. “Kind of a BLT on
steroids. It’s easy and fast.” Portable food for a picnic is no problem: “We do a lot of to-go
orders,” he says.

5 S. Colville St., Walla Walla

Spicy Capicola Sandwich

Executive chef/co-owner Jake Crenshaw suggests taking something unusual
along for your picnic. The sandwich includes capicola, which is a salted, spiced, Italian cold
cut salami. It’s accented by red chili mayonnaise, roasted red peppers and fontina cheese, all
on French bread. “I love this sandwich because of the spicy capicola and pickled peppers,”
Crenshaw says.

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Nielsen Company regarding U.S. wine consumers’
buying patterns came to light. Evidently, merlot has the
single largest consumer base of any varietal in the U.S.
and, of the major wine varietals, is the one most closely
associated with high quality at an affordable price. Most

Sideways & importantly, the report showed that wine lovers strongly
agreed that merlot is a versatile and food-friendly
everyday wine.

There is no merlot like one from Washington and,
better yet, a merlot produced in the Walla Walla Valley.
My advice: Revisit some of the “original” merlots, such
as those from Woodward Canyon and L’Ecole No 41. I
The questions remains: Why did we take recently enjoyed the L’Ecole No 41 Columbia Valley
Hollywood’s dismissal of merlot literally? Many a Merlot – 2006. It was an affordable classic — rich and
wannabe wine snob took “Sideways” sullen leading man spicy, showing off big flavors of cherry, fig, plum and
Miles Raymond seriously and shunned merlot. After all, chocolate. Woodward Canyon’s Nelms Road merlot
it was Miles’ waxing poetic about pinot noir that got the offers real value at $20, and has the structure to age for
girl, right? about five years.
Following the release of “Sideways” in October Basel Cellars, Mannina Cellars and Skylite Cellars,
2004, merlot sales dropped 2 percent while pinot noir to name a few local wineries, are producing merlot with

“Only somebody who really takes the time to understand (merlot’s)

potential can then coax it into its fullest expression. ... its flavors …
they’re just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and
… ancient on the planet.”
sales increased 16 percent in the United States. About Walla Walla fruit and — as The Neilson Company
the same time, a few Washington state wineries that suggests — high quality at an affordable price. These
were known for merlot removed the grape from their aromatic, bold reds not only show off the big, luscious
portfolios. Some removed merlot from their vineyards fruit from Walla Walla’s terroir, but are also pocketbook-
and replaced this grape of Bordeaux origins with syrah friendly with accompanying accolades from the press.
or more of the popular cabernet sauvignon. The word on Merlot often finds its way into my recipes. I think a
the vineyard street was, “Do not plant any more merlot.” bottle of merlot should be included in every spice rack
Now these drastic changes weren’t necessarily about between the jars labeled “Masala” and “mint.” Just last
how the wine consumer was feeling about merlot — it week a bottle of Washington merlot bubbled in my Boeuf
was more about the winemakers’ artistic style and how Bourguignon à la Child-Pépin-Catie (Very important
dramatically the weather had changed since the first note: Jacques Pépin replaces beef stock with more wine
merlot vines were planted in Washington in the early — yes!) The French stew was rich and concentrated in
1970s. flavors and made the house smell good, too. I could even
Washington state merlot started to gain popularity smell the savory herbs and the sweetness of the wine
when it was first introduced and became our shining- from my patio.
star varietal in the late 1980s. This red grape from the So to all of you Miles Raymonds out there: Waxing
Evergreen State is like no other with its big, bold, cherry poetic about pinot noir isn’t going to win this girl, but if
flavors and complex nose that often includes mint, you remove pinot noir and insert merlot in your romantic
cigar-box and spices. It is also higher in acidity than its spiel, you just might get my attention.
California cousins, which contributes to its being food-
friendly. In spite of glowing accolades from around the
nation, somewhere we became sidetracked. CATIE MCINTYRE WALKER writes “Through the Walla Walla
Grape Vine” blog at http://www.wildwallawallawinewoman.
However, there is good news on the horizon for and Twitter’s @Catie and @Walla2WineWoman.
merlot lovers. In February 2010, new research by The



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Outdoor Dining
Wine by the Glass
Incredible array
of fine artisinal foods

A quiet, deliberate journey
down a long gravel driveway will
take you to Bunchgrass Winery’s
tasting room. The cinder-block
20 North Second Ave.
in Downtown Walla Walla building used to be an old dairy
barn, then became the wine
509.529.5620 production room. It’s completely
92025 natural to find the winery’s tasting

room in the midst of a historic
farming operation. Quiet, simple
and poetic, the atmosphere in the
tasting room resembles the wine.
Partner Tom Olander says, “We
have a modest sign at the driveway.
That’s our approach to our wines.”
In the midst of the natural
setting, the tasting room revolves Top down: Bunchgrass Winery celebrates farm-
around the wines, a passion for the ing and the rural environment.
arts and the guests. “We build long- In the tasting room you can enjoy wine, poetry
term relationships with people,” and art.

Olander says. Hints of spring near the winery.

According to Barb Commare,

the tasting room reflects their
interest in the arts: everything from agrees and adds, “They spend more
writing and a growing library of time in barrel. Some have about 27
poetry books, to painting. All of months in barrel and plenty of time
these facets come together in an area in the bottle before we present the
with a concrete floor and large doors wines.”
that open to a vista of farm fields.
The tasting room and the Hours: Noon-4 p.m.
wines have similar attitudes. The Saturdays, first weekend in April through
tasting room has “character,” which Holiday Barrel Tasting
and by appointment.
the wines also have plenty of,
according to Olander.
Winemaker William vonMetzger 151 Bunchgrass Lane
said the wines have special qualities. Walla Walla, WA 99362
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The new tasting room for Sweet
Valley Wines in the 1891 Dice Building
welcomes you into an atmosphere that
mixes the right touch of elegance with
a sense of homey casual. The result is
refined comfort. A couch next to the
gas fireplace makes it a great place to
stop and relax.
Winemaker Josh McDaniels and
co-owner David McDaniels said they
want their guests to feel comfortable.
You can stand by the bar, made of
corrugated metal with a granite top,
and chat or sit at the dining table and
relax. Either way, you can ask questions
and the staff will make you feel right at
They produce a variety of wines
including “Righteous Wines” that Josh
McDaniels described as “serious, but
approachable and affordable.”
The spacious tasting room exhibits
work by various artists.
Top down: The welcoming bar area in the
Sweet Valley tasting room.

Hours: Noon-5 p.m. The tasting room occupies a historic

building in downtown Walla Walla.
Monday-Saturday and by appointment
The tasting room features art by a variety of regional artists.

12 N. Second Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362



Spring Blooms Abound

Sweet springtime. April can
dazzle anyone, whether they are
a gardener or not. So this just
might be the month for you to
take a moment, step back and
look at what you’ve accomplished
in your garden.
And while you’re at it, give yourself credit
for your other accomplishments as well.
There’s still plenty of work to do, but take
some time and admire the flowers coming up
and starting to bloom.
Bulbs are fantastic spring flowers. And
if you planted bulbs last fall, you’ll have an
abundance of color this month — if the
gophers didn’t get them, of course. Tulips,
daffodils and hyacinths are good starters for
a bulb garden. They’re early, gorgeous and
colorful, like joyous sparks of enthusiasm.
Most bulbs come up for many years, and
they don’t require much from the gardener.
If you remember to water them, they are
pretty self-sufficient. Sometimes so much
so that you may have to divide them and
spread them out. But for now, just take a look
at the color and beauty in your garden, and
acknowledge what you and probably plenty
of your neighbors have accomplished.

is the special publications writer for the Walla Walla Union-
Bulletin. Having grown up on a farm, she also has a way with
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It’s roller derby
night in the Walla
Walla Valley.
Like a bullet with dreadlocks, 45-year-old Kimi
Schroeder hunkers down for the next turn.
Elbows in, body tucked, the roller skater keeps
her knees bent, her chest and thighs just inches apart.
She is a human battering ram on four steel wheels,
with a look in her eye that says, “Win at any cost.”
This is a battle for a dream, and if you’re not on
board with that, get out of the way.
Roller derby is now a sport populated mostly by
women, and they have made it their own. There are
the skater personas, for starters, with aliases such
as Hustler, Reckless Abandon and Disaster Dahlia.
There are tattoos, fishnet stockings, ruffly short-
shorts and strands of color not normally seen in
human hair.
The rink battle, or bout,  is simpler than the
accessories. In the flat-track association the Walla
Walla Sweets belongs to, five team members are skating
at one time. One is the designated jammer, and her job
is to bust through the barrier of four blockers from the
other team within two minutes to score points. Each
opponent passed equals a point, and the team with the
most points at the end of the bout wins.
Schroeder is apron-wearing “Purl Slam,” and
she’s on a mission that began in the autumn of 2009,
one that’s gaining momentum so fast, it’s left her
family spinning.
  It began as a little joke she posted on
Facebook one day – what if she could be “a roller
derby queen?”
Eight months, dozens of team members — not
to mention a waiting list and a nonprofit status —
later, Schroeder qualifies as royalty in Walla Walla
Valley’s first roller derby league.
But why now? And why Schroeder?

Fulfill a Dream
Indeed, she didn’t even realize it was a goal until
recently. “When I was 43, I set some goals for myself
— I wanted to have dreads, I wanted a tattoo and I
wanted to skateboard. I did those.”
Then Schroeder created a fantasy roller derby
team on her blog, naming this friend as a jammer,
that person as a blocker. And one day, that spark of
an idea flared bright enough to let Schroder morph
into “Purl Slam” for real. “But could I?”
Getting dressed for a scrimmage, the president
The Walla Walla Sweets are ready to rumble. From left: and founder of the Walla Walla Sweets expounds on
Jenalynn Coronado (“Tropic Thunder,”) Kimi Schroeder (“Purl Slam,”)
Tia Ward “”Tortuous T-Bone,”) Barbara Mosher (“Brun Hellda”) and
Amber Hubbard (“Veruk Assault”).
PURL SLAM lady bug,” Schroeder says, snapping black Lycra “booty”
shorts open for the next step.
The wish for some “me” time just happened to coincide
with Schroeder’s “overly organized” tic — kindling for the
fire the Walla Walla Sweets Rollers Girls has become.
As a tiny kid, Schroeder would organize games at family
gatherings. Once, at age 8, she planned a neighborhood
carnival in her grandmother’s neighborhood during a visit.
When Schroeder’s family did a swap meet business, she
took over the business end of things before she was old
enough to drive.
“I loved playing office,” she said, smiling as she
thought back to lined-up pencils and paper laid out for
A pair of patterned short-shorts slip on last. The
multiple layers help “to have all my parts tucked in,”
she says, shaking out her legs and a possible wedgie.
Schroeder steps into a knee-high pair of black suede lace-
Name: Kimi Schroeder, “Purl Slam” up boots.
Age: 45 Three steps later she’s in the family bathroom, tying
Profession: Domestic engineer her trademark bandanna over her hair.
(At-home mom)
“Dreadlocks are big under a helmet and this holds
Best thing on wheels: “I love when we them down. It also helps absorb some of the sweat,” she
are practicing drills and something happens explained, heading for the kitchen. “Helmets are kind of
to make everyone break out into full belly gross when you start sweating in them.”
laughter. Nothing is better than laughing ‘til
you cry while skating with other women.”

why the “trash ’em, clash ’em” sport seems to suit her
talents and desire. 
The first piece of costume, a pair of red tights with
black polka dots, has gone on, over underwear “thin
enough for another four layers.” Schroeder had laid out
her costume earlier in the day, and the Queen of the
Sweets will be a blur of black and red at practice tonight.
“Being coordinated makes me feel better.”
Wife to husband Layne, stay-at-home mom to three
kids ages 5 to 13, Schroeder expends a great deal of
energy filling the needs of others. She has home-schooled
in the past and acts as chauffeur, cook, laundress and
homework coach now.
Yet there has always been a part of her that Name: Barbara Mosher, or Brun Hellda
remembered to take time for herself, she said. “I’m really Age: 42
a very selfish person … to make sure my kids don’t take
Profession: winery office manager
1,000 percent.”
Best thing on wheels: “New friends who
Black fishnets go up hard calves, over the colored inspire, team spirit and girl power. It’s the most
tights. “Hmm. I think I’m going to end up looking like a fun I have ever had exercising and a break from
the routine of home-to-work-to-home-to-work.”


for a Reason
Walla Walla Sweets compete
to help empower women

There’s plenty of combined

muscle in the Walla Walla Sweets
Roller Girls league, and one muscle
is heart. In their short existence, the

teams have touched local lives in a

PIU multitude of ways.

H In December, the roller girls

came together to give a Walla Walla
Name: Jenalynn Coronado, “Tropic Thunder”
family broadsided by breast cancer
Age: 30 a Christmas to remember, including
Profession: Hair stylist at the Bee Hive paying off a $500 utility bill.
Best thing on wheels: “Being able to hang
out with people outside of work, get some
In February, the league donated
exercise. Getting aggression out in a fun way.”
a Roller Girl Special to Walla
Walla Community Hospice. At the
organization’s annual fundraiser gala,
the basket containing bout tickets, the
derby movie “Whip It,” and league
Fried-egg sandwiches made for other Schroeders, a clothing brought in $650 in a bid at
gulp of milk with vitamin D, and the Queen is out the the event.
door by 5 p.m., headed for the rink. Leaving Layne — not
long home from work — in charge of it all. The mission of Walla Walla Sweets
Roller Girls, says league founder
He’s not the only family member in this Valley feeling and President Kimi Schroeder, is to
the wind of skaters rushing by. Nearly 60 women attend provide an empowering experience
practice at least two nights a week, sometimes more. The for women.  “Roller derby helps to
Walla Walla Sweets Roller Girls are now divided into three instill camaraderie and personal
competitive teams — Sweet City Saints, Lunachix and discipline.”
Blood Drive Betties — with a travel team (Crush Town
Mafia) formed from those.   It doesn’t happen by accident,
The Sweet City Saints are the least experienced Schoeder insists. “It takes nurturing,
skaters. They began as wobbly Green Onions, but grew support and friendships of each
skilled enough to begin scrimmaging this year. Fresh meat member of our league — practicing,
newbies coming into the team after tryouts April 26 will be competing and participating in
the new, raw Green Onions. activities that benefit our community
... as well as seeking to mentor ‘at
The Lunachix – as in “howl at the moon crazy” – and
risk’ young women.”
Blood Drive Betties are equal in skill. “Both those teams
will bout,” Schroeder says. Crush Town Mafia is lined up
All together, those components
to officially compete in Olympia come September, the first
serve as building blocks for creating
sanctioned event for the new league.
self-esteem, a healthier lifestyle and
In the meantime, everyone is cramming to learn the a broader life experience, Schroeder
rules before the big test, the one when strangers on skates points out.
will be gunning for points. 
No question that roller derby has become a significant Every skater can’t help but
time commitment, says “Torturous T-Bone” — 34-year-old benefit from the core mission, but the
Tia Ward. winning point is when that emphasis
reaches out beyond the rink and into
It was Walla Walla Sweets Roller Girls coach Scott Crewse the community, she adds.
who asked if the mom of two might be interested in a rumble


clicking his stopwatch. “Starting … now. Bend those
The exercise trains the Sweets to endure the position
needed to gain their center of gravity, he said, watching
the numbers tick by. “There they can hit harder and take
hits better.”
He’s been along for the ride with Schroeder from
day one. At six months old, the team is growing out of
infancy, said Crewse, one of three male coaches. “Now
we’re in the toddler stage.”
Barbara Mosher, who earns a paycheck as an office
manager at Dunham Cellars, says her alter ego, “Brun
Name: Amber Hubbard, Hellda,” has been sweet on the roller derby idea from the
“Veruk Assault” beginning.
Age: 30
Mosher, 42, is also a wife and mom. Although roller
Profession: Correctional officer at derby as a sport was “so off” her personal radar, when she
Washington State Penitentiary heard the news, she knew right away it would be a good
Best thing on wheels: “The female fit. “I said, ‘Oh, my God, sign me up; can I try out?’”
camaraderie, because I work at a male prison.
I haven’t been in sports since junior high. She’s always been non-traditional, interested in unique
Now I have something to get away from my ideas. Bonus motivation: Since pregnancy, Mosher had been
lovely family ... that I love very much.” a “slug,” she said.
“This was the right place at the right time. This saved
me from doing nothing —it gets me off my butt.”
And, somehow, she has managed to stretch time,
fitting derby practice inside the 24-hour day. “I had no
on the rink. On the surface, Ward’s life seems already full. time before,” Mosher said, lacing up her skates. “But you
Her husband is on crutches, disabled by a just do, you make the time.”
construction accident. His damaged nerves allow him to She, like others, has suffered some body damage.
do little more than small household chores, Ward said. “Some of these girls have gone down really hard, with
She, then, is left to run her housecleaning business and a bruise like this,” Mosher said, spreading her hands to
drive her two teens where they need to go. When she heard dinner-plate size across her thigh.
about roller derby, Ward instantly saw a chance to fill some Thank goodness the team’s nurse makes most
empty spots in her life – Tia-shaped holes. practice sessions, Schroeder says, watching a clot of
“I wanted to have a sport for me … everyone else had skaters circle a jammer like sharks.
something. Roller derby allows women to get aggressive, And when Shannon “Red Crush” Winterton can’t
but under control,” she says. “Usually men get to be be there, Schroeder’s mom, “Mother of Purl,” acts as
aggressive.” field medic. Judy Davis attends every practice, acting
Her kids love it, Ward said. “My daughter is so proud as a sideline coach and an extra set of eyes. Plus, head
of me, she can’t stand it. My son had my skater name put cheerleader. 
on his hoodie.” A potential for pain is not a deal-breaker for Mosher.
Crewse (skater name: “Johnny Crash”) could be living “I more fear loss of muscle and stamina than getting hurt.
the ultimate male dream. Two nights a week, sometimes Maybe I’m naïve … I’ll do it until I can’t.”
three, he has control of dozens of women, all dressed in a It would appear the Walla Walla Sweets Roller Girls
style Crewse describes as “conservatively slutty,” pushing are nothing but “can.” In February, part of the team took
themselves hard. part in “Bashing for Boobies,” a scrimmage in Hermiston
With a blast from his whistle, the skaters focus that raised money for fighting breast cancer. Skaters from
on Crewse and his next command. “Squat,” he shouts, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Walla Walla filled the venue



Inn at
Blackberry Creek
Name: Tia Ward, “Torturous T-Bone”
Age: 34
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Best thing on wheels: “Being with wonderful
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a woman feel sexy when she needs it.”

to spilling point, giving the Sweets their first hit of

crowd adrenaline.
The big date, however, is Sept. 11. That’s when
the Crush Town Mafia go up against the Bella
Donnas in Olympia. The Bella Donnas belong to
the Oly Rollers league, which boasts the 2009
national championship.
That’s when the proof is in the pudding,
Schroeder says, but she’s not worried.
She doesn’t even have the costume for “nervous,”
the league founder points out.
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Todd Telander:
Artist Gives New Meaning to “Field Work”
If you ask local landscape painter
Todd Telander how his art career
began, try to be specific.
“Well, first there was molten lava, and then it
coalesced … ,” begins a smirking Telander, sitting at
a paint-speckled table in his Alder Street studio.
Cheeky? Perhaps. But with degrees in biology and
environmental studies he has as much authority to
discuss the Earth’s formation as he does the evolution
of his own art.
While attending the University of California at
Santa Cruz, much of the budding scientist’s time was
spent outside, cataloging the contents of morning tide
pools or observing seabirds on sandy dunes. It was
during this field work that Telander started sketching
the flora and fauna that would soon become his
greatest muse.
“I began to want to draw more than write,
analyze or research. And I discovered these great
classes on scientific illustration. I didn’t think there
was any future for a career, but I had finally found
Of his still life paintings, Telander says, “All these objects
something I really enjoyed.” could be interpreted as figures, like little people communicating
or showing emotion.”
While completing his degree requirements,
he immersed himself in these illustration courses,
mastering the art and skill of creating detailed He closely studied the work of other wildlife
renderings used in scientific publications. artists, especially that of Canadian artist Robert
“The left side of the brain wants to rationalize, Bateman and, over time, perfected the ability to
analyze and label. But the right side is all about just capture the wildlife and the landscapes that had
perceiving. Instead of drawing what I thought I knew captivated him. But while he found success in his
about an object, I learned to just look at something work, a pang for more creative expression emerged.
and draw what was right in front of me.” “I needed a break from having to make things
look like something. I was ready to try more
abstract, expressionistic work. I had no idea what
Setting the Scene
I was doing, but I felt like it was necessary at the
Having successfully melded his interests in time.”
science and art, Telander graduated from college
and quickly started work as a freelance illustrator, Fueled by creative repression and an admittedly
applying his skills to books, journals and retail- turbulent patch in his personal life, Telander began
oriented projects while practicing his landscape work on a series of shadowy, abstract pieces.
technique. “I could draw animals, but I had to learn Departing from his serene depictions of the natural
how to put them in a scene.” world, these experimental portraits swirled red


“I don’t talk a lot, but I can communicate
through painting and share something
about myself that way.”

“Evening Sun and Cows,” oil on panel.

and black with “dark, scary eyes” looming over the He also began experimenting with still-life
canvases. “I actually got really into it and said, ‘OK, subjects — fruits and vegetables, in particular. Just
now this is it. This is what I want to do.’ And that as he had merged his interests of science and art,
lasted for, oh, about six months,” he recalls, poking the artist brought his curiosity for the abstract to his
fun at his past angst. paintings of oversized pears, artichokes and apples.
“All these objects could be interpreted as figures, like
While living in Taos, N.M, with wife (and biggest little people communicating or showing emotion. To
fan), Kirsten, Telander pushed through several of me it felt very abstract, but to most people it was just
these creative diversions until refocusing on what he a ‘still life’ they thought looked cool.”
knew he could do well – wildlife and landscape art.
Newly inspired, his work adopted the classic styling of
National Audubon Society illustrations, using oils to Landscape as Life Form
create precise portrayals of birds and natural settings. Not unlike the furry and feathered subjects of


“Three Pears,” oil on board.

his work, he and his wife carved a migratory path

of their own during the past decade. With young
sons Miles and Oliver in tow, the family explored
a number of locales before finally roosting in Walla
Walla in 2005.
Moved by the Western backdrops of his travels,
Telander affectionately conveyed the beauty of each
environment in a series of works. From the open
plains of Texas Longhorn country to the moody
waters of the Puget Sound, the artist has developed
a technique that treats each landscape as an
individual life form.
In addition to recent still life and portrait
“Yellowhawk Pond 2,” oil on panel.
work (and a miniature bronze cow named Sparky),
Telander’s studio is currently filled with vistas
of the Walla Walla Valley. Punctuated by grazing
cattle and the occasional stand of locust trees, these
paintings suggest the dreamy reflections of a still
pond – eerily lifelike yet begging for interpretation.
After more than two decades of studying art
and the natural world, the student has become the


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“Row of Poplars,” oil on panel.

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“Red Vineyard 1,” oil on panel.

teacher. Telander offers a number of six-week courses for artists of

all ages, styles and ability. “I love teaching, but I don’t want students
to paint like me. It’s about giving them the tools to express what’s
already in there – helping them understand the uniqueness of their
own creative voices.”
For more information about Telander’s artwork and instruction, visit www. or call 509-526-6963.

JOE GURRIERE is a freelance writer and marketing consultant living in

Walla Walla. He can be contacted at
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The pleasant family home at 641 University St. has had so few owners in its history that most of the original features were just as they were in
1931 when it was built.

Bill and Peggy Cox’s 1931 home

at 641 University St. has many of its
original features and trim. Few people
have lived there in its 79 years, so it offers an almost
pristine look into the attitudes and temperament of
the early ’30s.
The Coxes purchased it in 1990, and were only
the third owners of the home. “Basically, nobody did
anything to it,” Bill Cox explains. “The house had
a lot of character.” The couple appreciate the solid
construction of the home. From the moment they
first walked in, they saw its potential, in spite of some
dreary wallpaper in the living room.
According to Peggy Cox, the home had only been
on the market two days when they looked at it. “The
size was right, it fit our budget, and the neighborhood
is awesome,” she says.



The elegant family home has a full, finished reworked the location of the appliances, changed
basement, a main floor and an upstairs, with a large the sink and opened up the area, making the room
patio and yard. much more user-friendly. They’re both happy with
On the main floor, the front rooms are sunlit and the renovated layout and increased functionality of
inviting; many windows bathe the areas in natural the kitchen, including the office nook. “The kids are
light. Graceful arches define the living and dining in the corner office doing homework, and I can check
rooms. These rooms have nine-foot, deeply coved e-mails in the hub of things,” Peggy says. They’ve got
ceilings with the original wood trim. Peggy likes the the room they need and are very happy with cabinets
natural wood and the many windows in the front area made by Richards & Lees.
of the home. An antique phone sits in the original Another project on the main floor was to update
telephone nook beside the dining room table. the master bedroom.
When they pulled up the carpeting, the Coxes More closet space was added and the couple
uncovered very light oak floors in good condition cotinued on pg. 34 >
that also help brighten the rooms. The couple also
appreciate the large, spacious bedrooms. Clockwise from top left
The elegant dining room basks in sunlight from several of the
Since Bill is an engineer with experience in large windows that are plentiful throughout the home. This
construction and plumbing, he has done much of the room and the living room feature the deeply coved ceilings
and original wood trim.
remodeling. An early project was to modernize the
kitchen, and the couple are pleased with the results. The home has large spacious bedrooms that add to the
relaxation and calm that pervades the home.
At first, Peggy was reluctant to get rid of a small
breakfast nook, but after merging that space with the A large bedroom is one of the features the family loves about
the home. The bedroom adjacent the large dormer was
rest of the kitchen and adding a sleek, partial office, upgraded with a brown palette highlighted with blue.
she was happy with the decision.
Light fills the front room, with its distinctive deeply coved
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put up some classic wallpaper, adding to the overall

elegance of the home. Upstairs, they remodeled the
bathroom to make better use of the space available
and added a shower. They are considering a remodel
of the main floor bathroom but Bill hasn’t come up
with an inspiring design yet.
The couple decided to keep the carpeting on the
stairs to the second floor, since it is original to the
Repairs were made to the large dormer on the
southwest side and insulation was added making the
upstairs more livable and usable for a family. Their
teen-aged daughters, 15-year-old Dominique and
13-year-old Courtney chose new color schemes.
The home had an existing laundry chute from
the top two floors into the basement. The Cox family
finds the laundry chute as practical now as it was in
The backyard was overgrown when the Coxes
moved in, so they took out shrubbery and cleared
the area to expand the yard and open up possibilities.
Now they have a large brick patio and barbecue area
for family gatherings.
For the exterior, they picked a new paint color
and got new awnings.
They painted the home themselves, and Peggy
sewed the awnings. “The painting took six months,”
Bill says. “A friend of mine had scaffolding. We
started at the end of April and finished by the end of
The couple says during the project they lived on
home-delivered Pepe’s Pizza.
While they have modernized the home, the Coxes
say they respect and honor its history. In each room
where they’ve painted over or replaced wallpaper,
they’ve left the existing wallpaper on walls in the
closets. This way they can see their progress.
One large closet still sports bright-green ivy
wallpaper. “It shows the contrast. You have the actual
wallpaper and the perspective of the past,” Bill says.

Top: The Coxes cherish this original telephone nook and tele-
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Bottom: The kitchen was rearranged to create more counter for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. She can be reached at
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Neal Larson bought this 1941 Ford pickup truck in 1985, and he has been improving it ever since. It is hot-rodded and is a show car. Nevertheless
he and his wife, Joyce, enjoy driving it. They have taken it into Canada and toured the Canadian West Coast islands – which Neal notes required
rides on four different ferry boats.

It was 25 years ago when Neal “I took it down to nothing, down to bare bones,”
he said.
Larson became the second owner
They have since moved to a home with a spacious,
of a 1941 Ford pickup and began
well-equipped shop, but at the time, the single-car garage
its transformation into a trophy- at their Walla Walla home on Park Street was cramped.
winning, traditional hot rod. But His initial plan was to perform a stock restoration,
that wasn’t his first connection but one day he pointed out a similar truck to Joyce and
with the hobby. she asked if their ’41 would sit as high off the ground.
“It doesn’t have to,” he responded, and at that moment
For that you’ve got to go back 30 additional years,
he shifted course. It would become a traditional hot
to 1955, when he began an association with drag strips
rod, one that hugged the pavement.
that continues today. And he had built other cars.
The project progressed. There was some rust – not
On a wall in his shop is a photograph of the 1956
terrible, he says, but enough. And the fenders, in his
Chevy he restored, and next to it is one of the 1940 Ford
words, were “pretty well shot.” Sheet metal was replaced,
coupe that followed. His wife, Joyce, refers to that one as
dents and dings were hammered out, and then it was
“my car.” Both projects were extensive, and Larson did
time for paint. Larson had something in mind, a two-
all the work on them except for the paint and upholstery.
tone job that would incorporate blue and black.
So, when he bought the ’41 pickup — a vehicle
that had lived its first 34 years outdoors on a Prescott
farm doing heavy work — Larson knew something “So I put the paint chips – it was a thick stack
about the task ahead. He began the dirty and labor- – on the table,” he recalls. Their youngest daughter,
intensive process of stripping off the body, bed and Melissa, declared it would be a green truck, a 1976
mechanical elements. Lincoln Continental color.


“We went with it and have been Chevy 350 turbo transmission. The
happy ever since,” Larson says. electrical system – originally six-
volts – is now a 12-volt system. The
“Yes, we love it. Paint is a factor
rear end was replaced with an eight-
at shows, and we’ve won a lot of
bolt Chevy. The front suspension
trophies,” Joyce adds.
has been replaced with a Mustang
The couple has taken the truck II independent setup working
to many shows. The truck is driven, with more modern power steering.
not delivered on a trailer, as are It now has cruise control. The
many show vehicles. They enjoy combination of these modifications
driving their truck, and fondly recall has transformed a hard-riding, old
a trip into the Canadian islands that farm truck into a vehicle blessed
involved four different ferries. with modern road handling.
The bed of the truck is highly The wood dashboard is polished
finished wood, and the box is topped burl. Set into it are contemporary
with a sheet-metal lid of Larson’s hot-rod instruments. The windows
design. Not only does it provide are tinted, and the custom upholstery
security for luggage on those road —done by Dean Carney of Milton-
trips, it increases gas mileage. With Freewater – is comfortable. And all
the smooth bed, the truck creates those improvements are part of why
less wind drag at highway speeds, the couple taking this car on the
and fuel economy increases. road.
Larson has continued to upgrade Larson says the paint is tired now,
the truck. Today it is powered by and he’s thinking about repainting.
a Chevy 350 engine coupled to a The finish still gleams, but he can
point out a few tiny chips.
It’s not that he’s after more
trophies. But when you continue to
From top to bottom: upgrade a classic old hot rod, awards
The truck was re-powered with a Chev- come along. “I feel that winning a
rolet 350 engine and 350 turbo transmis-
sion. The tidy installation is typical of the trophy is like having ice cream along
fine workmanship throughout the truck. with your cake,” he says.
This is the view Ford pickup truck fans However, there is one show
consider this model’s best. In 1940, Ford
engineers redesigned the pickup to be a
coming up in which he’ll be having
beautiful vehicle – a pleasing departure his cake plain. You see, Larson puts
from the “ugly” trucks the firm had pro- together an annual car show at the
duced in 1938 and ’39. (Full disclosure:
the writer owns and has been restoring Walla Walla County Fairgrounds
one of the “ugly”ones.) each Mother’s Day weekend. It
The distinctive interior upholstery was attracts a couple of hundred cars and
created by Dean Carney of Milton- trucks, and it is staged in conjunction
Freewater. The dashboard is burlwood,
finished to a high gloss. with the Balloon Stampede. This year
will be the eighth show.
The bed of the truck is lined with
beautifully finished wood. Tucked up in “I’ll put the truck in, but it can’t
the front (on the right side of the bed)
is a vintage trunk that hides the truck’s
win anything,” he says. “Not in this
battery. Joyce Larson found it at a Walla show.”
Walla antique shop. The bed’s lockable
lid is constructed of sheet steel and was
designed by Neal Larson. LARRY DUTHIE is the former publisher
of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin.


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FOOD & WINE A New Perspective Two exhibits continue at Sheehan Gallery.
“Resistance and Rescue in Denmark: A Photographic Record/
A Taste of Something New Spring Release Weekend introduces
Response to Genocide,” and “Memory Denied: The Photography
new wines as winemakers share their inspiration. April 30, May 1-2,
of Kathryn Cook.” Through April 16, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman
area wineries and tasting rooms. Details: 509-526-3117.
College. Details: 509-527-5249.
Welcome to the Feast Feast Walla Walla: a celebration of food,
Freedom for All The Kirkman House Museum presents the
wine and art of the Walla Walla Valley. More than 50 vendors,
continuing exhibit, “Women’s Rights Movement in the State of
including fine restaurants, wineries and artists, will be featured.
Washington,” through April 4. Details: 509-529-4373.
Music will complete the entertainment. The feast runs from 1 p.m.,
April 10, First Avenue between Main and Alder streets, Downtown Memories of the Past Frazier Farmstead Museum in Milton-
Walla Walla. Details: 509-529-8755. Freewater opens for the season, 1 p.m., April 3. Regular hours
11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, April-December. Frazier
Evening Soirée Enjoy a relaxing evening with wine tasting and
Farmstead Museum, Milton-Freewater. Details: 541-938-4636.
refreshments. The Saturday Soirée includes a small group of
musicians from the Walla Walla Symphony providing musical The Beauty of Nature Tamástslikt Cultural Institute hosts the
entertainment. 7:30 p.m., April 17, at the Walla Walla Country Club. exhibit, “A Litany of Salmon,” watercolors by Eileen Klatt. Through
Details: 509-529-8020. April 18. Details: 541-966-9748.
New Projects “Senior Thesis Art Exhibition” features the senior
projects of Whitman College’s graduating studio art majors. Noon-5
p.m., Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m., Saturday, Sunday, April 23-May
Weekend at Wildfire The Wildfire Sports Bar hosts music on 23, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College. Details: 509-527-5249.
Fridays and Saturdays. Wildhorse Resort & Casino, Pendleton.
A Place to Relax Sweet Home Walla Walla: a tour of six historic
Details: 800-654-9453.
homes hosted by the Kirkman House Museum. April 25. Details:
Music at Sapolil Cellars The month of April brings plenty of 509-529-4373.
music to Sapolil Cellars. April 2, Dr. Mark Brown and Gary Romjue,
We All Scream … Politely, Of Course! Fort Walla Walla Museum
blues/rock. April 9, another concert in the Randy Oxford Blues Band
hosts its Open House/Ice Cream Social. Have some ice cream with
Series featuring The Vaughn Jensen Band with its high-energy
an educational experience of area history. Details: 509-525-7703.
blues. April 16, one-man band Right On John plays, and April 23,
funk-rock band Locust Street Taxi plays. Details: 509-520-5258. Step-By-Step The Spring Release ArtWalk takes you on a self-
guided tour of area galleries during Spring Release Weekend. April
Mid-Week Music Walla Walla Wine Works hosts music on
30. Details: 509-529-8755.
Wednesdays. Details: 509-522-1261.
Here, There and Everywhere
Jazz & Dazzle The Jazz II Spring concert. 7:30 p.m., April 7, Chism
Willow of Walla Walla hosts the exhibit “Sense of Place: Near
Recital Hall, Whitman College. Details: 509-527-5232.
and Far,” featuring the work of Kathy Wildermuth, Bonnie Griffith,
Relaxing Music David Glenn conducts the Whitman Jazz I Spring Susan How, Candace Rose and Anna-Maria Vag. April 2-May 30.
Concert. 7:30 p.m., April 8, Chism Recital Hall, Whitman College. Artists’ Reception 5-8 p.m., April 2. Details: 509-876-2247.
Details: 509-527-5232.
What’s Old is New Again Willow’s Annex Gallery at Trio Vintners
We Be Jammin’ Every second Friday, check out the acoustic jam
presents “Amy Rogers: Encaustic.” An exhibit of encaustic collage
session at Skye Book & Brew. 7 p.m., 148 E. Main St., Dayton.
on wood panels. March 13-June 27. Details: 509-876-2247.
Details: 509-382-4677.
It’s Springtime The Whitman College Chamber Singers and
Chorale Spring Concert. 7:30 p.m., April 10, Chism Recital Hall,
Whitman College. Details: 509-527-5232. The Miracle of Love Harper Joy Theater presents “Wintertime”
by Charles Mee. 8 p.m., April 14-18, Harper Joy Theater, Whitman
Spring Concert The Wind Ensemble Spring Concert, directed by
College. Details: 509-527-5180.
Pete Crawford. 7:30 p.m., April 16, Cordiner Hall, Whitman College.
Details: 509-527-5232. Be Careful What You Wish For The Little Theatre of Walla Walla
presents “Into the Woods,” a musical with music and lyrics by
Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes Old-fashioned country dance. No
Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, co-directed by
alcohol. April 17, Unity Church of Peace, Walla Walla Regional
Becky and Brian Hatley. 8 p.m., April 30, Little Theatre of Walla
Airport. Details: 541-938-7403.
Walla. Details: 509-529-3683.
All Creatures The Walla Walla Symphony presents “Flora and
Fauna.” The evening includes “Carnival of the Animals” by Saint-
Saëns and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major —“Pastoral.” SEASONAL FUN
7:30 p.m., April 20, Cordiner Hall, Whitman College. Details: 509-
Party On At Bluewood, the ski season ends with the annual BASH.
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Leaves Unfurl The Whitman Symphony Spring Concert directed a.m.-4 p.m., April 3, Bluewood, Dayton. Details: 509-382-4725.
by Ed Dixon. 7:30 p.m., April 25, Cordiner Hall, Whitman College.
Off to the Races Walla Walla Drag Strip begins its new season
Details: 509-5297-5232.
with fast cars and fun, continuing through fall. Opening weekend
April 16-18, Middle Waitsburg Road. Details: 509-200-6287 or visit
Barrel Daze Valley Girls Barrel-Racing, the annual Barrel Daze,
Child’s Delight The Dayton Historic Depot presents “Children of
brings plenty of excitement and fun, then a Saturday barbecue
Columbia County, Toys and Clothing from the Early 20th Century.”
dinner and auction. April 9-11, Walla Walla County Fairgrounds.
Through October, Dayton Historic Depot. Details: 509-382-2026.
Details: 509-522-1137.
Let the Fun Begin Fort Walla Walla Museum opens April 1 for
Aces High The Spring Poker Round-Up gives you a chance to try
the new season. Visit the newly built entrance hall and galleries.
your luck. April 14-25, Wildhorse Resort & Casino. Details: 800-
Sundays, beginning April 4 at 2 p.m., Living History interpreters
portray some of the area’s early settlers. Then, April 25, come to
the Open House and Ice Cream Social. Museum hours are 10 a.m.- Road Riders Ramp Up The annual Tour of Walla Walla Bicycle
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(509) 529-0900
25. Walla Walla Vintners
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(509) 525-4724
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S. Gose St.
26. Walla Walla Wineworks LOWDEN 30
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31 E. Main St. y 12 Historic Site
(509) 522-1261
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College Ave.
Last Chance Rd.
McDonald Sweagle Rd.

York Rd.

Detour Rd.
27. Waterbrook Winery Rd
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28. Watermill Winery Short Rd.

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235 E. Broadway St.
Milton-Freewater, OR
(541) 938-5575
29. Whitman Cellars
1015 W. Pine St.
(509) 529-1142
To Walla Walla
30. Woodward Canyon Winery
11920 W. Hwy. 12, Lowden
(509) 525-4129 125
Old Milton Hwy.
Peppers Bridge Rd.

31. Yellow Hawk Cellar

Old Milton Hwy.

343 S. 2nd Ave.

Pranger Rd.

Braden Rd.

(509) 529-1714 2
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34. Zerba Cellars
85530 Hwy. 11,
Milton-Freewater. OR
(541) 938-9463 24 16 18
J.B. George Rd.

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Stateline Rd.
28 34 6 OREGON