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Feelin’ the Vibe Fall 2011 Check out our fun-filled fall schedule for the Tri-Cities area. Review some of the events planned around town from September through November.


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Looking to sell your home? There’s more to the process than putting a sign in the yard. Here’s an inside peek at what it takes to get the job done from one of the pros.


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Preston Premium Wines Featured Winery

Gamache Landsaping Everything Under $35 See what we found for under $35 at Gamache Landscaping and Nursery — from cute, imaginative, and whimsical to practical, romantic, and bold.

Lonardo’s Bakerie Cravings A large selection of baked goods (from cannoli to tiramisu) makes Lonardo’s in Kennewick a great place to find that hard-to-prepare (but simply delicious) pastry or sweet.

Surgical Implant Generation Network provides the resources necessary for treating orthopaedic trauma in developing countries where an injury could keep a worker in traction for months, devastating his family’s economic situation.

It’s time to give the summer season a send-off with a backyard bash. Our top tips for hosting the perfect endof-season outdoor party are here.



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A Seasonal Send-Off Hobby Hub

Out of ideas for entertaining that special someone? Check out our five TriCities date spots for cool chicks and hip cats.

Grammy-nominated Country star James Otto reveals his local roots in our exclusive piece on this famous TriCitian.

With technology and innovation, American Media is on the move to advance Tri-Cities’ homes and businesses — one low-volt design at a time.

What do twenty-five stunning new homes and twelve chefs have in common? The 2011 Parade of Homes. Get all the details here.

Cool Cars and Cruisin’ Tour the City

James Otto Local Artisans

American Media Business on the Move

Parade of Homes Highlight

Are you a recent transplant to the area? You’ll find there’s much to love about the Tri-Cities. A born-and-bred native? Revisit just what makes the area we call home so special.

Selling Success with Vicki Monteagudo


Pumpkin Patch Kids’ Korner With rides, a pumpkin patch, and even a reindeer, the Harvest Festival at the Country Mercantile is a monthlong October celebration that is a must-visit for families.


Hole in the Wall Man Fuel The large selection of used firearms at this local gun shop and indoor shooting range means you could find what you’ve been looking for at a great price.

One of the first wineries in Washington, Preston Premium Wines has over 30 years of history in the Columbia Basin.

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parade pro tips As a Tri-Cities native and long-time participant in the annual Parade of Homes, I am uniquely qualified to give you my advice about how to best prepare for your experience in viewing the 25 amazing homes on this year’s roster. First, the Parade is a great opportunity to get your family, girlfriends, Bunko group, or knitting club together for a fun outing. It is not a great opportunity to bring your pets. They just won’t appreciate touring the homes or sitting in a car. If you do make the Parade a group event, you may want to plan to carpool. Many of the home sites don’t have adequate parking. Taking one car will help ease the burden. You are welcome to bring your children. Just remember to ask them to respect the homes and their contents. Strollers are a no-no, too. Make sure you wear shoes that are easy-off, easy-on. You’ll probably need to take your shoes off at the front door of the homes and either put on booties that are provided or tour in socks or bare feet. Bring your camera to snap pictures of details you like. You may want to refer to ideas you get on the tour later. You’re going to be seeing trends in new home construction and furnishings, design and décor. Find the details of this year’s tour on page 18! Happy touring!


Vicki Monteagudo is the founder of the Perfect Move Magazine and an award winning REALTOR® at Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Associated Brokers.


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FEELIN’ THE SEPT. Market at the 2 Parkway Richland Parkway 

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openly discuss a variety of topics  404 Bradley Blvd., Richland  Every 2nd and 4th Thursday 6:00 p.m.–around 8:30  Admission: FREE


Grapefest 2011  Historic Downtown Kennewick  124 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick  8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  Admission: FREE


LIGO Hanford Second-Saturday Public Tours  127124 N.


Tri-Cities Dust Devils vs. SalemKeizer Volcanoes  Gesa Stadium  6200 Burden Blvd., Pasco  7:15 p.m.  Admission: Adults $6–$9; children (under 12) and seniors $5


Pasco Farmers’ Market  Corner of S.

4th Ave. & W. Columbia St.  Every Saturday 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and Wednesday 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. through Oct. 29  Admission: FREE

Route 10, Richland  Every 2nd Saturday, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.  Admission: FREE


Chicago  Toyota

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Tri-City Regional Chamber 21st Annual Golf Classic  Meadow Springs Country Club  Call: 736-0510 Admission: $850/Team or $215/Player 

3–4Music Festival 15–17Bryan Callen Howard Amon Park Tumbleweed

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Southridge Farmers’ Market  Southridge Village  Hwy 395 and Hil-

Jokers Comedy Club 

624 Wellsian Way, Richland  Thursday, 8:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 7:00 p.m. and again at 9:00 p.m.  Admission: $18.50


debrand, Kennewick  Every Thursday through Oct. 27  4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.  Admission: FREE


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11/24Turkey Trot Red Cross

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2nd Annual Tattoo Convention  Three Rivers Convention Center  7016 W. Grandridge

Columbia Park Trail, Kennewick  7:30 a.m. registration; 8:45 a.m. race starts  Entry Fee: $20

Blvd., Kennewick  Friday 12:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. –8:00 p.m.  Admission: $10 or $25 for all three days

OCT. Country 1-31Mercantile Fall Harvest Festival Country Mercantile Store  232 Crestloch Rd.,

Pasco  A ride out to the pumpkin patch, access to the corn maze, straw-bale maze, pyramids, and petting zoo  9:00 a.m.–dusk  Admission: $6.50/person

STOMP 2–5 Windermere NOV. Theatre at the Toyota Jeremy Camp Center 3 Monty Python’s Spamlot 13 Windermere Theatre at the Toyota Center Casting Crowns 4 Regional Open “Breaking Dawn” Pre26for Business Expo 17 Twilight Release Party TRAC 

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hether you’re a transplant or a Tri-Cities native, no doubt you have an idea of what makes the Mid-Columbia a special place to live. Look no farther than national news stories that herald the Tri-Cities as one of the best places in the nation to live, work, and raise a family. What makes the Tri-Cities so special? Here’s a rundown of some of the most unique things each of the cities of Richland, Kennewick, Pasco and West Richland have to offer.


The parks that line the Columbia River in Richland are something to be proud of. Leslie Groves, Howard Amon, and Columbia Point are three notables.


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If you’re talking about Richland, you can’t begin without making note of the rich history of the area, given its ties to the Manhattan Project and the Hanford Site. Richland was a small burg of just 918 residents before the U.S. government and its mission to produce plutonium during World War Two caused the population to swell to around 15,000. The Manhattan Project and subsequent conversion to nuclear plants built in the Hanford area have left us with the area known as the Gold Coast Historic District. The area was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. This area comprises the unique “alphabet homes” that were made during the Hanford buildup. Fall 2011 • Volume 4 Issue 3

s: But Richland offers more than nuclear nostalgia. The parks that line the Columbia River in Richland are something to be proud of. Leslie Groves, Howard Amon, and Columbia Point are three notables. Visit these parks on any summer day and you’ll see how many residents and visitors appreciate the waterfront. There are a variety of other events to attend in Richland, too. Howard Amon is also the site of many popular annual events including Ye Merrie Greenwood Faire, the Allied Arts Annual Art in the Park show, and the Tumbleweed Music Festival. Richland’s Parkway off George Washington way hosts a weekly farmers’ market. Each Friday until mid-October you’ll find an array of vendors from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Christ the King School’s annual Sausage Fest is a big draw each fall in Richland. The school hosts this Bavarian-themed festival on its grounds with food booths, carnival games, bingo, and the ever-popular beer garden. Richland is also home to the Tri-Cities branch campus of Washington State University, allowing students to complete fouryear degrees from a world-class institution. Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland is the area’s largest hospital. The facility is named after one of its first patients, Lt. Col. Harry Kadlec. He was also, strangely, the first person to die in the hospital. Volume 4 Issue 3 • Fall 2011


Website recently named Kennewick as one of the ten greatest cities in the country for raising families. The website cited the city’s strong, research-based economy and choice schools. As the largest of the Tri-Cities, Kennewick is experiencing strong growth. The Southridge area, as it’s known, to the southwest of Highway 395, is the city’s newest hub for retail, dining, medical, and recreational facilities. The Southridge Sports Complex is near completion and includes new softball fields. Kennewick General Hospital has chosen the Southridge area for a new hospital site. Kennewick is also the retail hub of the cities as the home to Columbia Center Mall and Costco. Two of the three movie theaters in the area are also in Kennewick. Columbia Park is a big draw along the river with 4.5 shoreline miles, the Playground of Dreams, an 18-hole golf course, and the Regional Veterans’ Memorial. As the home of the annual Water Follies hydroplane races, the park is a well-used asset to the community. Kennewick also boasts the Toyota Center, a regional entertainment hub that’s the home rink for the Tri-City American hockey team of the Western Hockey League, and

Richland is also home to the Tri-Cities branch campus of Washington State University, allowing students to complete four-year degrees from a worldclass institution.

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In the past ten years, the city of Pasco has experienced a residential boom unlike any other time in its history.

Kennewick is also where the aptly named “Kennewick Man” was found during Water Follies weekend in 1996.


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the Tri-City Fever, a professional indoor arena football team. Several concerts and Broadway shows are held in the facility each year. The Toyota Arena next to the Toyota Center is a year-round ice rink for public skating and youth hockey games and practices. Kennewick is also where the aptly-named “Kennewick Man” was found during Water Follies weekend in 1996. “Kennewick Man” refers to the remains of what is believed to be a 9,200-year-old human male.


The area that is present-day Pasco was visited by the Lewis and Clark expedition, which brought the explorers there in 1805. In the late 1800s, the Northern Pacific Railroad brought many settlers to the area, and the city was named after one of the railroad’s engineers. In the past ten years, the city of Pasco has experienced a residential boom unlike any other in its history. The city almost doubled its number of residents since the 2000 Census. Because of its growing numbers, West Pasco has experienced an influx of retailers along the Road 68 corridor. To the east, the rest of the city continues to prosper. The Pasco Farmers’ Market in the downtown area continues to draw huge crowds on Wednesdays and Saturdays. If you want to get away, you’ll have to head to Pasco to do so. The Tri-Cities Airport makes its home in Pasco, with several airlines serving the region. Columbia Basin College also has its main campus in Pasco. The college has been offering higher education in the area since 1955 and recently began offering its first four-year degree. Over 8,000 students take courses from CBC. GESA Stadium in Pasco is where the TriCity Dust Devils play. The team is an affiliate of the Colorado Rockies baseball club. The stadium seats 3,700. The TRAC, or the Trade, Recreation and Agriculture Center is just next to the stadium. A multitude of events are held

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here each year including concerts, rodeos, arts and crafts exhibitions and the annual Irish Games. There’s also an indoor ice rink at the TRAC for public skating and youth hockey practices and games. Pasco also enjoys a location along the Columbia River. Sacajawea State Park is at the far east end of the city, where the Columbia and Snake Rivers meet. Chiawana Park, off Road 88, features 127 acres of riverfront land with 25 developed acres and a boat launch. Wade Park, off Road 54, also has a boat launch and 25 acres for enjoying the river. Pasco is located along the 22-mile Sacajawea Heritage Trail, a paved recreational loop around the Tri-Cities area.


Although the area is still referred to as the Tri-Cities, it really is an area with four cities. West Richland has experienced quite a bit of growth in the last ten years. With an estimated 11,000 residents, this quiet bedroom community puts on several popular annual events. Hogs and Dogs each June draws an estimated 8,000 attendees and 4,000 motorcycles to the one-evening event at the Bombing Range Sports Complex. The Harvest Festival in September is a popular family event each year in Flat Top Park. West Richland also hosts a large Veterans’ Day parade with over 100 entries along the route through town. Shelby SuperCars has its headquarters in West Richland. In 2007, one of the company’s cars, the Ultimate Aero, was named the fastest production car at the time. The Aero has a top speed of 257 mph. With four cities chock full of opportunities for recreation, rich quality of life, and family activities, it’s no wonder why people continue to discover the Tri-Cities is a wonderful place to live.  – Shannon Cartier

West Richland has experienced quite a bit of growth in the last ten years.


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t happens every day. Someone has a need to sell their home. They contact a real estate agent, a few conversations ensue, and a “for sale” sign shows up in the front yard. Then, the waiting begins. Most people want to sell their home quickly. They don’t like having people traipsing through their house at a moment’s notice. And most people want a fair price for their home. They don’t want to leave money on the table just to get a “sold” sign hung. Over the years, I’ve discovered there’s much more to selling than what’s described above. It’s about marketing your home rather than simply selling your home and I have a successful strategy to do just that. I have developed innovative ways to market your home. This includes sending a professional home stager to meet with you. The stager’s job is to advise you how to make your home look and show the best. This is a complimentary service I provide to my customers. I’ll also have a professional photographer take pictures of the interior and exterior of your home. Professional pictures put your home in the best light possible, making it look


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attractive to potential buyers. I also employ the latest technology to market your home. The professional photos and listing will VICKI MONTEAGUDO go on Coldwell Banker’s website, my website (, in the Homes and Land magazine, in the Real Estate Book magazine, in the Tri-City Herald, on Facebook, Craigslist, and on marketing fliers. I also have an iPhone app where buyers can see your property listing and other properties in the area. If a home is listed for over $450,000, I will have a TV commercial produced focusing only on your home that will run on KNDU. This is just another way to get your home noticed in the marketplace. Once buyers start touring your home, I feel it’s important to give you constructive feedback. What are potential buyers saying? I let you know what they thought of the floor plan, décor, paint, landscaping…all those little de-

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tails that people mention when they’re considering a property. Then we use this feedback to determine if there is anything else we can do to effectively market your home and get it sold. Does the furniture need to be rearranged? Do you need to put a pot of flowers on the porch? Do you need to repaint a room? Small changes really can make a big difference, and I am going to do everything possible to make your property stand out in the crowd. I will be a part of the process every step of the way. I have the staff to ensure the process is a smooth one. From a professional marketer to graphic designers to a transaction coordinator, I have the right people and tools to make sure you are being taken care of. I will price your home accordingly, negotiate with potential buyers, interface with other agents, and attend the closing of the sale if needed. I do not just put my sign in your yard and a lockbox on the door. I put my name on everything I do, and my name is my reputation. If you are looking to buy a home and you choose me to help you find it, I will learn what your needs are, what you’re looking for, and how we can best find it. I’ve learned that people are not just buying a house, they are buying a lifestyle. 

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Delightful 3 bdrm, 2 bth, 1232 sq. ft. a 223 N Alvina Court, Pasco. Vessel sink in Master bth, unique lighting fixtures, wood laminate floors & designer colors. Fenced backyard with patio & additional pergola-perfect for summer BBQ’s. 2 car garage, storage shed, timed UGS. MLS 176729


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Five Tri-Cities date spots for cool chicks and hip cats

Maybe classic cars are your thing. Maybe you just appreciate a good malt. The Tri-Cities is full of classic car aficionados and blast-from-the-past diners. Get your kicks on these 1950s-themed dates with your best gal or guy.


You’ll start your day with lunch at Sageport Grill on Columbia Park Trail across the road from the Columbia River. This local favorite since 1993 is themed with biker chic memorabilia and offers a diner-style, noapologies menu with plenty of fried foods. They also have patio seating. Get there before 3:00 p.m. when they close, or you’ll get the boot!

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After lunch, take a cruise through Columbia Park. It’s the perfect spot for a leisurely drive, as the speed limit is only 25 mph.

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On your way back through the park, stop by McDougall’s or Kimo’s for a refreshment before heading to your next stop.

Wendy’s on Canal Drive in Kennewick is the home of the Columbia Classic Cars Club’s mini show ‘n‘ shine every Friday evening. In the parking lot, you’ll get bumper-to-bumper and nose-to-nose with some beautifully-restored cars and amidst people who know their way around an engine block.

At Rosy’s Diner in Richland, you’ll have a hard time choosing from their many ice cream flavors. Remember Cherry Coke? They have it. They’re also known for their delicious handmade milkshakes. This 50s-themed diner is chock-full of décor from the era, including a jukebox and plenty of Elvis and Betty Boop. – Shannon Cartier

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OTTO Benton City boy all grown up


ocal boy made good (and moved to Tennessee) James Otto is big. And not just 6’4’’, 270 lb., NFL linebacker big. The twice-Grammy-nominated country star has had a number one hit and garnered a song of the year award from the Country Music Association. If you aren’t already familiar with this Washington native who went to high school in Benton City, you probably don’t spend enough time listening to country radio. His hits, such as “Just Got Started Lovin’ You,” have the sort of stickiness that get sustained play. And while you’ve heard the songs, you might be unaware of his local roots. If you didn’t know James Otto spent his adolescence in five-minutes-down-the-highway, smackdab-in-the-middle-of-wine-country Benton City, you should: we produce far more wine and wheat than heartland-bred country musicians and should be doubly proud of those with Pacific Northwest beginnings. He’s lived in all three of the Tri-Cities and went to school in Benton City, so James doesn’t hesitate to call the place home. Family hails from North Dakota but his father, an Army Airborne Ranger and drill sergeant, was stationed near Tacoma when James was born. He’s lived in a lot of places, but Washington is among those he’s stayed in the longest. For James, it’s a place he keeps returning to. After spending some time with his mom in North Dakota, he moved back to Washington to live with his father. James attended Desert Hills Middle School and graduated from KionaBenton (Ki-Be) High. If you grew up in the TriCities, or near here, you and James probably have been to the same places, done the same things, and shared similar experiences. James returned to the Tri-Cities on completing a post-high school stint in the Navy. Not knowing if guitars were allowed aboard ship, he was happy to be allowed to play. With the Navy’s permission and a knack for finding out-of-the-way spots on deck, James managed to spend considerable time with a guitar

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Washington roots He’s lived in all three of the Tri-Cities and went to school in Benton City; yes, this Grammynominated artist has local roots. James Otto spent a lot of time here and returns regularly. He doesn’t get Pacific Northwest salmon often enough, thinks local wine is good stuff, and, when he’s in town visiting friends and family, likes to fish and play on the Columbia.

while he served. Putting that practice to use back in the Tri-Cities, he joined a local country band and started playing regional gigs in Washington and Oregon. While he’s since moved to Tennessee and made a name for himself, James continues to be involved in the Tri-Cities. He took part in a charity motorcycle ride the last time he played at the TRAC and regularly visits friends and family in the area. And with a 20-year high school reunion just around the corner, we may be in for a visit real soon. On his latest album, Shake What God Gave Ya, James Otto mixes soul music with country and explores the similarities between soldiers and Jesus. (Give it a listen at  – Craig Fleetham

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Tickets for Chefs on Parade available Aug. 8 at the Home Builders Association office, $35 each or $30 each if you buy a pair. Standard Parade tickets are $10 each, on sale Sept. 5 at all area Sun Mart locations. Tour begins Sat. and Sun., Sept. 10–11, 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.; Wed., Sept. 14, 1:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.; and Sat. and Sun. Sept. 17–18, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


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pecializing in the custom design and installation of home theater and audio systems, American Media is a locally owned and operated business that has worked closely with homeowners and contractors for over ten years. The low voltage wiring systems they design and install allow homeowners to enjoy today’s most advanced technology while being easily upgradable. And they do more than home theaters. American Media also offers installation and monitoring of security systems, installation and sale of central vacuums, and design and

The Parade of Homes The "Best of the Best" new homes in the Tri-Cities


he Parade of Homes in the Tri-Cities is an event some people look forward to all year. It’s for those who like to see the newest in home construction and offers a chance to peek into houses many of us can never afford. This year’s Parade features 25 homes from local builders. All the homes are in Pasco, Kennewick, Richland, and West Richland. The 2011 Parade has a unique twist. In addition to seeing the homes on the tour, a limited number of tickets are available for what’s being called “Chefs on Parade.“

Twelve chefs from local restaurants will be at select homes on two nights. They’ll be preparing special dishes in the new kitchens of the homes and demonstrating the latest kitchen equipment. Ticketholders will be treated to samples of the dishes. This twonight tour is a four-hour-per-night event, so plan accordingly. There are only 800 tickets available for the “Chefs on Parade” tour. These tickets also come with admittance to the standard Parade of Homes Tour.  – Shannon Cartier

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installation of computer networks. As a dealer of many of the top electronic brands, American Media is able to satisfy the most sophisticated consumer’s needs. In addition to working on private residences, they provides services to commercial offices, apartment buildings, and hotels. Based in the Tri-Cities, and proud to work with many of the premier builders in their area, American Media provides services in communities throughout Washington State.  – Craig Fleetham


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SIGN innovations help the poor Surgical Implant Generation Network provides the resources necessary for healing in developing countries


In the developing world, orthopaedic surgeons have limited access to implants and instruments. Too often, their only treatment option is traction, which would keep this young boy hospitalized for several months and could lead to permanent disability. photo by David Dennis

rauma is an epidemic affecting more lives than AIDS, TB and malaria combined. According to the World Health Organization, 20 to 50 million people are injured annually in road traffic incidents. Ninety percent of the injured live in developing countries where the poor have limited access to effective orthopaedic care. Boys like the one at left put their lives and limbs at risk every day as they taxi customers through dense, chaotic traffic. A broken leg, which is so easy to repair in the US, has a devastating economic effect on his entire family. In the developing world, orthopaedic surgeons have limited access to implants and instruments. Too often, their only treatment option is traction, which would keep this young boy hospitalized for

several months and could lead to permanent disability. While he only earns $1 per day, those earnings sustain his entire family. The longer the delay in healing, the greater the risk of his family delving further into poverty. In order to provide appropriate care for these patients, surgeons in developing countries need orthopaedic training, instruments and implants. SIGN has designed and donated affordable implants and instruments to more than 150 hospitals and trained surgeons to treat 85,000 patients since 1999. To learn more about SIGN's efforts to build orthopaedic capacity in developing countries, visit You can help SIGN prevent disabilities in the working poor of all ages by contacting them directly at  – Content courtesy of SIGN

A seasonal send-off Late summer and early fall are great times to entertain outdoors. Here are our top tips for hosting the ultimate backyard barbeque.

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Set out plenty of citronella candles and tiki torches. Outdoor fans will also help drive away the mosquitoes. Nothing will kill an enjoyable evening like getting eaten alive by pesky insects. Ask each guest to bring a dish to share. Making a party a potluck will lessen your load — plus you and your guests will enjoy a variety of foods. Enlist a good friend to help set up and run the event. It’s no fun hosting a party if you’re not able to sit down and enjoy the company.

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Pick out your party music. Make a mix on your iPod, burn a CD, or set up Pandora or Spotify for the ultimate party tunes.

Start preparations early and make a list of what needs to be done before the party starts. Get beverages on ice in a colorful tub. Begin marinating meats and veggies a few hours prior to putting them on the grill. Load a utensil caddy full of forks, knives, and spoons. Fill any candleholders and torches. Turn on decorative light strings.


Use paper plates and napkins and plastic utensils. Cleanup is easier when tossing or recycling.  – Shannon Cartier

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&yet is definitely a business with it’s finger on the pulse of social media’s impact. Last fall, the company delivered Frontdesk IM into the internet universe aimed at helping online users with a Facebook-esque chat tool. Enthusiasts of supporting local business, &yet marketed the tool to Tri-Cities area businesses before launching it nationally. &yet also sponsored Kamiakin Braves basWINERY ketballFEATURED and played a role in December’s Enterprise program for the Pasco School District.

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From spontaneous trips to local coffee shops to whisking the entire company he Preston family is one of the (and familypioneers members) offWashington this springwine to of the work on the Italian Founded Coast ofnear the Pasco Adriatic industry. in 1976,the Preston became Sea in a castle, &yetWinery team has some the third winery in the state. serious fun.licensed But all of the whimsy comes Today, there are over 600 vineyards. from a place where talented people Preston remains one of the few that isare inspired by otherand talented With family-owned, it’s nowpeople. operated by the secondwhose and third generations. a company slogan is “vision for Preston started a Ford tracwhat’sBill possible,” it’s hardout toas imagine that tor salesman and developed a taste for their future will be anything less than fine wine on his many business trips to what they’veCalifornia. already concocted. Northern In 1972, Bill and his


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Brent Preston continues to oversee the winery operation while his daughter, Chenyn Preston-Johnson, manages the tasting room, special events, and distributing. The winery grounds include an amphitheater, waterfall, pond, and a gazebo for special events. Inside the winery is a large tasting room with gift shop. The winery features a self-guided tour with a variety of displays. Off the gift shop is a large deck, which is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the vineyard on a warm summer evening. Preston’s wines include both white and red varieties. The tasting room also carries an extensive library selection of port wines. 

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Lonardo’s Gourmet Bakerie


onardo's was founded in 2008 by Ty Bates and Karen Lonardo with talent, hard work, and a paltry sum of money. Three years later, both the business and the couple, two fellow employees in the local food industry, are thriving, and their reputation for excellence is spreading throughout the area. What will you find at Lonardo’s Gourmet Bakerie in Kennewick? Fancy cinnamon rolls and other morning pastries, including a great selection of Danishes, combined with a cornucopia of every other baked good and dessert imaginable — except the

Rustic birdhouse, $24.99

Gamache Landscaping and Nursery This gift shop offers budget-friendly whimsy for your garden


ocated on Columbia Point Trail in Richland, Gamache Landscaping and Nursery is planted in the heart of the Tri-Cities. If you get a chance to stop by and smell the roses, we recommend you also browse their nursery accessory shop. You can expect to find everything from huge, beautiful planting

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donut, which they don’t do. Cannoli — freshly filled “to order” — tiramisu, baklava, pastizzi, bread pudding, cheesecake, and crème brûlée are among the offerings. The selection changes daily, so call 582-5000 for today’s picks or to place an order. Everything is freshly made from scratch using the best ingredients and the best recipes. It’s delicious, guaranteed!  – Craig Fleetham


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pots, benches, and outdoor chandeliers to whimsical fountains and character gnomes. Their outdoor décor selection is great for Tri-Cities gardeners and gift givers — no matter the size of the yard or budget. Check out these items we found for under $35.  – Craig Fleetham


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Harvest Festival at Country Mercantile Everyday in October, 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Admission $6.50, 2 and under free. Food, pumpkins, and amusements extra.

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or most children, carving an October pumpkin is a true fall tradition. The annual Harvest Festival at the Country Mercantile can make a tradition out of choosing it, too. It offers fall fun beginning with a short hayride to the festival grounds. Once you’ve arrived, try some delicious food while your children cavort among the many attractions. Whether the kids want to clamber atop hay-bale pyramids, commune with a reindeer at the petting zoo, or take a spin on the carousel, you can be sure the Harvest Festival

will hold their attention. Other attractions include a train, a plane ride, and a mini roller coaster. When it comes to picking a great gourd, there is a cornucopia of hand-selected pumpkins to choose, and while the traditional orange make the best jack o’lanterns, red and white are also available. Weekends are an especially good time to visit, as pony rides are held. For parents with young children, this is an October event not to be missed! – Craig Fleetham Fall 2011 • Volume 4 Issue 3

Home, home on the range... Hole in the Wall in Kennewick

T Hole In The Wall 7509 W. Deschutes Ave. Kennewick, WA Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (509) 783-1111

he walls here aren’t only lined with game trophies; they feature one of the most wideranging selections of firearms in the Tri-Cities. An indoor handgun range and available training mean browsing the assortment of handguns and long guns, both modern and historic, used and new, isn’t the only draw offered by Hole in the Wall in Kennewick. While it also carries a large selection of new guns, it’s the variety of used firearms that sets Hole in the Wall apart for those looking to buy. Most are modern trade-ins, but you will find some rarer examples, too. A WWII-era “broomhandle” Luger recently changed hands. With new items every week,

you could find the gun you’ve been wanting at a great bargain at Hole in the Wall. For novices, show up Monday–Thursday for an on-thespot introduction to shooting basics and the opportunity to blow through several clips of ammo with a knowledgeable staff member and one of the range rentals. Interested in self-defense training? Sign up for a day class at the range with Practical Edge Shooting (509-9872303, The indoor range is open daily. Even if you don’t bring your own handgun, you’ll be well provided for by Hole in the Wall’s rentals.  – Craig Fleetham




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