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editor’s note

In the Tri-Cities, Bigger is Better Spring is just around the corner, and with it come fresh starts, new life, and growth. But there’s been no lack of growth in our area in these colder months. Tri-Cities, the nation’s most economically resilient area, continues to boom going into 2013. New businesses have sprung up around every corner, bringing much-needed resources, services, and entertainment to the region. The Tri-Cities has quickly transformed into a self-sustaining region of culture, activities, and interests. Retail, restaurants, and specialty stores supply residents with an endless array of experiential options. Educational institutions, public spaces, and area events bring together a new generation of Tri-Citians. Likewise, both commercial and residential new construction continues, bringing innovative new spaces and technology to our community. As featured annually in the Parade of Homes, the Tri-Cities arguably boasts some of the most impressive homes in the state. Astonishingly, we also boast some of the most appealing home prices for such a bustling economy. There are not many other places in the state or nation where the American dream can become a reality so easily. The Tri-Cities is truly a place where any entrepreneur can open a business, especially in an area where locals love to support family- and privately-owned business. Few are the places where young families can put what little they have down on the home they’ve always dreamed of. And, to me, nowhere else in the world can you ever feel so at home in such an abundant area. I invite you to welcome spring by exploring your city, visiting the businesses we’ve featured in this edition, improving your home and exploring that move you’ve considered making, and taking a moment to appreciate the beauty of the Tri-Cities and its amazing citizens.


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Feelin’ the Vibe Spring 2013

Check out our fun-filled spring schedule of events planned from April through June.

Junior Achievement Humanitarian at Heart

Mid-Columbians laced up their rented shoes and headed to the bowling alley to raise money for Junior Achievement’s programs during its High Seas Bowl.

Museum Guide Tour the City

Even lifelong residents may not be aware of the many museums open to the public around the Tri-Cities area. Explore these eleven local institutes.

Spring Cleaning Tips CENTURY 21 Tri-Cities Agents

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This kid-catering salon makes taming tresses fun with flat-screen TVs, working Hummer Power Wheels rides, and more.

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All-star athlete Russell Wilson went from the Tri-City Dust Devils to leading the Seattle Seahawks to the playoffs.

Spring is here, and something to consider while doing yard work is adding a little fragrance to your outdoor space.

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Fox & Bear Public House Cravings

Executive Editor Michaela Allen Writers Meagan Hines Shannon Cartier Vicki Monteagudo Contributors Job's Nursery Graphics Michaela Allen

Vicki Monteagudo is the founder of the Perfect Move Magazine and an award-winning REALTOR®. She is the owner and designated broker of CENTURY 21 Tri-Cities.

Commercial Photography Lisa Monteagudo

With two gold and three silver medals from the 2012 Tri-Cities Wine Festival, this winery is growing its "familia" fan club.

Advertising & Sales Stacey Fisher 509-572-2456


Fashion Forum Shop the Mall

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Columbia Center’s Patricia Bardin, Director of Marketing, rounded up the top trends for Spring 2013. Shop the mall for your sunny citrus hues, floral, and lace.

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Left: Development along the Columbia river in Pasco Below: The rapidlygrowing Horn Rapids area in Richland

After we received dozens of entries and heartfelt stories, a winner was chosen and a brand new master bedroom revealed.

A few fuzzy friends from South America have been popping up at family farms around the Columbia Basin.

Richland’s newest, most relaxing retreat opens its doors to friends, families, and Tri-Cities’ biggest beer enthusiasts.

Managing Director/Accounts Lisa Monteagudo

Martinez & Martinez Featured Winery

The Mint Salon Business on the Move

A new name for a favorite amongst locals gives the business a minty fresh new start.


Editor in Chief/Owner and CEO Vicki Monteagudo


Fragrant Flowers Job's Nursery Feature

Alpaca Farms Hobby Hub

CENTURY 21 Tri-Cities Realtors share their tried-and-true spring cleaning tips to get you on your way to a chore-free season.

Kidz Biz Salon Kidz Korner

Russell Wilson Local Artisans

Magazine created & developed by MM3 Design Agency, LLC (509) 366-1333


Bergstrom Aircraft Man Fuel

Impress your friends by treating them to a scenic flight around the skies on a beautiful Mid-Columbia day.

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Cover Photography by Lisa Monteagudo



Kingpins for Kids


Setting Sail with Junior Achievement


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First Thursday Art Walk  Historic Downtown Kennewick  101 W. Kennewick Ave  Self-guided walking

tour/open house featuring art and/ or music and other entertainment.  5:00–9:00 p.m.  FREE

5 presents Bullhead Battelle Film Club

902 Battelle Blvd., Richland  8:00 

p.m.  $4 adults, $2 children, $20 for series pass; film runs 124 minutes and is rated R


Birthing From Within childbirth preparation class  1842 Sagewood St., Richland  Class offered by Kris-

tina French, CD(Dona), certified birth doula, and Birthing From Within and Lamaze trained childbirth educator  6:00 p.m. 

Sternwheeler  Clover Island Inn  435 Clover Island Dr., Kennewick  A unique sightseeing experience combined with exceptional Northwest cuisine. Public lunch, brunch, dinner and Snake River Locks cruises.  6:00–8:30 p.m.  (800) 224-3901


Rockabilly blues band Junkyard Jane  Ice Harbor Brewery  206 N. Benton St., Kennewick  7:30–10:30 p.m.  (509) 582-5340

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Chris Tomlin  Toyota  7000 W. Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick

Dove award-winning, Grammynominated Christian worship sensation Chris Tomlin hits the road again this spring for his “Burning Lights Tour,” featuring up-and-coming worship leader Kari Jobe.  7:00 p.m.  Online at or; phone sales/info (800) 745-3000 or (360) 696-4558 


22–23 Quilter Guild Tri-City

Annual Quilt Show  7106 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick  Monday 10:00 a.m.–6:00

p.m.; Tuesday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 


Tri-Cities Fever vs. Sioux Falls Storm  Toyota Center  7000 W. Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick  7:05 p.m.  (509) 737-3700


Commuity Concerts presents Sonos Handbell Ensemble  Faith Assembly Auditorium  1800 N. Rd. 72, Pasco  7:30 p.m.  $45 (adults) for a five concert series or $20 for a single concert on a space available basis

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Dinner Cruise aboard Columbia Gorge


LIGO Public Tour  LIGO Hanford Observatory  127124 N. Route 10, Richland  Tour one of two

gravitational wave observatories in the U.S. Comfortable shoes are recommended. All ages are welcome. LIGO's facilities are wheelchair accesssible.  3:00 p.m.  (509) 3728181

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cert  Batelle Auditorium  902 Battelle Blvd., Richland  A special concert geared to elementary and middle school youth. In addition

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or the past 17 years, thousands of Mid-Columbians have laced up their rented shoes and headed to the bowling alley to raise money for Junior Achievement’s programs. Junior Achievement of the Greater Tri-Cities, celebrating its 25th year locally, serves thousands of students in the Columbia Basin, bringing lessons about the world of business to the classroom. With the help of local professionals who volunteer their time, K–12 students learn about communities, goal-setting, balancing a checkbook, the importance of education, and other skills to encourage future success. The annual bowling event is the group’s only fundraiser. Employees from local businesses raise money prior to their bowling day so that once

to playing pieces by Handel, Uccellini, Biber and others, the musicians will demonstrate and discuss their instruments.  2:00 p.m. 

MAY Elvis Lives Toyota 7 Center 7000 W. Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick 

Multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life.  7:30 p.m.  

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Blues on the  Clover  Island Inn 435 Clover Island Dr., Kennewick  3:00 p.m.  $15

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Sesame Street Live

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ing"  Toyota Center  7000 W. Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick  Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage.  10:00 a.m.  $13 –$52 at


Battelle Film Club presents Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry  902 Battelle Blvd., Richland  8:00 p.m.  $4 adults, $2 children, $20 series pass; film runs 91 minutes and is rated R

JUNE Richland Uptown 20 Shopping Center Symons Cool Desert Nights 

St., Richland  Three-day car


show including two cruises, two show-and-shines, street dances, and kid zone.

Eagles tribute band; opening band Colorblind  $20

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Hotel California  Clover Island Inn  435 Clover Island Dr., Kennewick 

Montana Skies  Book 894 Tulip Ln., Richland  Cellist Jennifer Adams and guitarist Jonathan Adams  6:00 p.m.


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they hit the lanes, fun is their only goal. “High Seas Bowl” was the theme of this year’s event, held over a week’s time in late February and early March. Each year, teams are encouraged to dress in costumes that relate to the theme. As expected this year, many a swashbuckler and Jack Sparrow look-a-like were seen knocking down pins. With $50,000 worth of donated booty, the event feels like a party with music, games, and frivolity. There are also online and silent auctions with a host of amazing items donated by local businesses. With last year’s event raising about $350,000, organizer Heather Tibbitt is hopeful that the 1,700 bowlers expected this year will set the bar even higher. n — Shannon Cartier

Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science and Technology (CREHST)

Make a Date at the Museum

Even lifelong residents may not be aware of the many museums open to the public around the Tri-Cities area.

Travel across a more than 10,000 year timeline at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute where interactive exhibits, lively special events and an interactive culture village await you. Celebrating the traditions of the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla Tribes with exhibits, artwork and events, the museum promises education in an entertaining way. Go to for more information.

East Benton County Historical Society Museum

The Hanford REACH Interpretive Center

Across from Keewaydin Park in Kennewick, ancient Indian petroglyphs recovered from the Columbia, pioneer instruments, and the area’s first artifacts from well-known and currently-operating institutes wait on display. A petrified wood floor welcomes viewers of Native American artifacts, agricultural equipment from yesteryear and a full pioneer classroom display. Visit to learn more about visiting.

In Richland, The REACH is a project that features exhibitions and programs celebrating the region's history and culture. It offers two exhibition galleries, a store, café, displays and event space all honoring the Mid-Columbia region. View traveling exhibits and travel thousands of years back in time, right in your own backyard. To visit, go to

Just a short drive to Walla Walla will find you at the brand new and impressive Fort Walla Walla Museum Entrance Hall and Galleries. Learn facts about Native American culture, regional military history, the pioneer settlement, and pre-technology agriculture. Four exhibit halls boast an impressive collection of artifacts and images, and the on-site pioneer settlement lends an up-close and personal look into the past. Hours and visitor info are online at


Franklin County Historical Museum

B Reactor Museum

Benton County Historical Museum

The B Reactor is the world's first industrial-scale nuclear reactor, and was built during World War II as part of the topsecret Manhattan Project (the pursuit to invent and manufacture the atomic bomb.) Now open to the public on various and sporadic dates, tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis on the Hanford site’s page. Visit publictours for more information and public tour dates.

Located in Prosser, the museum’s most notable offering is its plentiful display of early images from across Benton County. It hosts more than 20,000 items, like pioneer artifacts, glass and porcelain collections, and a Victorian parlor. The museum recently added the history of Yakima Valley Wineries, true to its location. More information is available at prossermuseum.

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

Inspired primarily by the history of Hanford, but infused with information on local wildlife, history, ingenuity and science, the CREHST museum offers something for everyone. Special exhibits rotate throughout the year (‘A View from Space,’ a visiting exhibit from OMSI, runs through the end of May), and hands-on displays create a fun environment for any experiential learner. Go to for hours and information.

Fort Walla Walla Museum

 he Tri-Cities saw its largest boom with the addition of the Hanford Area, which brought with it a demographic of intellectual residents. It’s no surprise, then, that the subsequent generations and continued transplants yearn for knowledge and an opportunity to learn. Luckily, the TriCities boasts a variety of museums, institutes and galleries for all to enjoy.

supernova collapse of stellar cores to form neutron stars or black holes. Delve deeper at

Built in 1910 as part of Andrew Carnegie's worldwide library construction program and now operating as a museum, the Franklin County Historical Museum houses North American Indian artifacts, early healthcare instruments and displays, regional transportation exhibits, military artifacts and information about the famous Lewis and Clark expedition. To visit or schedule a tour, go to

LIGO Hanford Observatory Love astrology and quantum theorem? The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) strives to detect gravitational waves (ripples in the fabric of space-time). Influenced by Einstein’s prediction in his theory of general relativity, LIGO searches for gravitational waves made by the

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WA State Railroads Historical Society Museum Arguably, the Tri-Cities wouldn’t exist today without the 1879 Northern Pacific Railway settlement of Ainsworth. “Ainsworth?” you ask. Yes, Ainsworth is located at the mouth of Snake River and brought the town of Pasco to life. Learn about the few miles’ move up the Columbia, the railway that was built, and how Pasco came to be. You’ll even learn where the name Pasco came from. Go to to learn more.

White Bluffs Quilt Museum In downtown Richland, The White Bluffs Quilt Museum is a center for quilting and textile arts. Both a museum and an organization for the quilting, weaving, spinning and basketry guilds in the state, the museum represents over 1,000 fiber artists in Eastern Washington and offers a store and showroom. Visit for visiting information.

Yakama Nation Museum Located in Toppenish, the Yakama Nation Museum aims to preserve, protect and perpetuate the Mid-Plateau lands and people throughout time. Exhibits showcase history of the tribes and bands of the Yakamas and all the Northwest plateau areas. Learn the culture, traditions, resources, art, history, and the future. Educate yourself on the Yakamas at n

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MATT CRONRATH Clean the deck to remove grime, pollen, fungus, and mildew. Scrub the surface with a deck cleanser or this homemade formula: add one cup of powdered laundry detergent to a gallon of hot water with 1/2 cup of chlorine bleach to kill moss or mildew. Break out the barbecue (you may want to give the grill a good scrubbing, too) and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Top Tips to get your home in Tip-Top Shape When the daffodils bloom, dogs stop wearing their fitted sweaters, and Rattlesnake Mountain loses its frosty layer, you know it’s spring. With the glorious change in seasons comes a good time to prep your home inside and out for the coming months. CENTURY 21 Tri-Cities Realtors share their triedand-true spring cleaning tips to get you on your way to a chore-free season. COMPILED BY SHANNON CARTIER

PATTY MACALISTER Here’s some fun history behind spring cleaning. In some cultures, sweeping your floors and cleaning your home rids it of bad luck and misfortunes that may have accumulated during the previous year. With that in mind, replace old string mops and dust mops. Newer versions, such as mops with cloth strips or microfiber pads or electrostatic sweepers do their jobs better with less mess. May they bring you good luck!

VICKI MONTEAGUDO Sliding glass door tracks probably aren't the first spots you'd think to clean, but you'll appreciate having done it before the outdoor entertaining season gets into full swing. Scrub the tracks with an old, dry toothbrush to loosen debris, then use your vacuum hose to remove it. Finish with a wet sponge. Your days of fighting with a reluctant door are over! KAREN BUCHANAN Before thinking about spring, first finish with winter. Clean your snow shovels and blowers to get rid of chemicals and moisture, reducing corrosion. Store them properly and they’ll be ready for next winter. It’s also time to prep your lawnmower. Take the blade off for a good sharpening. Clean underneath, including the chute. Inspect your grass catcher for wear and tear in case you need a replacement. A sure sign of spring is the sound of a wellmaintained mower.

LORI LEIGH Use a microfiber or lint-free cloth to dust light fixtures and bulbs you can reach. For ceiling fans, skip the ladder and use an extendable duster. To clean grimy bulbs, lightly dampen your cloth with vinegar. Be sure bulbs are cool to the touch and your hands are dry. Pop your globe glass light covers into the top rack of the dishwasher on a gentle setting for fixtures that will pass the white glove test! MICHELLE BOUCHEY Curtains and drapes aren't typically dirty enough for a trip to the dry cleaner. Instead, go over them thoroughly with the upholstery attachment on your vacuum. To remove dust from sheer curtains, put them in the dryer on low with a fragrant fabricsoftening sheet.

JANE FALLON Vinegar is a spring cleaning miracle! For floors, mix 4 cups of white distilled vinegar with about a gallon of hot water. If desired, add a few drops of pure peppermint or lemon oil for a pleasant scent. After damp mopping the floors, the smell of vinegar will dissipate quickly, leaving behind only the scent of the oil. For streak-free windows, mix 1/4 cup vinegar with 1 quart of water in a spray bottle. Spray on glass and wipe clean with old newspaper or a lint-free cloth. BRIAN HAMILTON Check for loose or leaky gutters. Improper drainage can lead to water in the basement or crawl space and can potentially lead to structural issues. A blast with the hose will help you figure out if a spout is clogged or if your gutters are leaky. Make sure downspouts drain away from the foundation and are clear and free of debris. Clean all the leaves, twigs, pine needles and other gunk out with a small hand trowel, a pair of gloves, and some elbow grease. Rest easy knowing your gutters will do their job until the leaves fall again.

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CHRISTINE SABALA Spruce up your window blinds. You can make the job of cleaning considerably less torturous by giving them “the white glove treatment.” Just put on a white cotton glove, moisten the fingers in a solution made of equal parts white vinegar and hot tap water. Simply slide your fingers across both sides of each slat and prepare to be amazed. Use a container of clean water to periodically wash off the glove. MICHAEL MACKAY Organize a garage cleanup day. Gather supplies and attack the mess as a family. You’ll create memories and get the job done quickly. Pick a sunny day and clear out all your belongings. Decide what will stay and what can be donated or thrown away. Consider a garage sale for usable items. Split the proceeds with the kids for a job well done! ANGIE GOODENOW For a microwave that’s seen one too many messy spills, place two cups of water and a teaspoon of vanilla in a bowl or glass measuring cup. Set it in the microwave on high for three to five minutes, letting the hot water sit for a bit to allow the steam to go to work. Any dried-on food or debris will soften and it will be a breeze to wipe clean with a sponge. As an added bonus, it sends a sweet smell through the house! ALLYSON MAKI Traditional oven cleaners are full of potentially harmful toxic chemicals, but if you have baking soda and a few minutes to kill, you can get the inside of your oven as good as new. Just mix equal parts baking soda and water to create a paste and use it to coat the inside of your oven. Let the mixture stand overnight, then scrub with a cleaning brush the following morning. Rinse with a moist cloth. All of those baked-on stains will lift with ease! YOLANDA MILANEZ To keep your refrigerator operating at maximum efficiency, take a gander at the often-ignored coils. A fridge with dirty coils uses about 25 percent more energy than one that has been cleaned. It’s a surprisingly easy task to complete. Just power off the fridge, locate the coils near the floor, remove the protective plate and vacuum away the months or years of grime and dust. Your power bill will thank you! n

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t’s a fact of life: hair grows. Your kids need haircuts. Sometimes they don’t want to get their hair cut. Tantrums ensue. Parents are frustrated. They let their kids’ hair get too long, á lá Fabio. People mistake little Johnny for a little Joanna. Or worse, the kids try to cut it themselves. What’s a mom of a shaggy kid to do? Enter Kidz Biz Salonz. It’s a salon just for children that makes taming tresses fun. With bright colors, cartoon characters on the walls, flat-screen televisions playing kids’ favorite shows, and working Hummer Power Wheels rides, little Johnny and Joanna will be begging for a haircut. They’ll leave with a new look, a balloon, a sucker, and a juice pouch, accompa-

nied by a happy mom. Birthday parties for girls of all ages are a specialty at Kidz Biz. Princess parties with sparkly up-dos? Check. Manicures and pedicures with neon colors? Check. A Hummer limo ride to and from the party? Check! The staff will decorate the party room to your tastes while your guests enjoy karaoke and the dress-up rooms. The stylists at Kidz Biz will also help girls release their inner divas with kid-friendly makeup or a session in the spa room. All the services at Kidz Biz are chemical-free and best of all, fun. Once your little one experiences Kidz Biz, you may have a new argument on your hands: getting them to leave the salon. n

the tri-cities’ brush with greatness The Seahawks’ Russell Wilson got his start right here in Dust Devils Stadium

– Shannon Cartier


emember the second baseman who played for the Tri-City Dust Devils in the summer of 2010? Most people don’t. But a scant two years later, that former Dust Devil, Russell Wilson, would be heralded as a quarterback phenom, playing for the Seattle Seahawks and leading them back to the playoffs, their first appearance since 2010. Wilson comes by his talent naturally. His grandfather was a two-sport athlete in college, albeit in football and basketball. His father played football and baseball for Dartmouth. Growing up in Virginia, Wilson started tossing the football around with his dad and brother at age four. From that point on, there was no turning back. The accolades started rolling in as Wilson was a decorated high school quarterback. He also played on his high school’s basketball and baseball teams. After high school, the Baltimore Orioles drafted Wilson in the 41st round. Rather than hit the base-


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ball diamond, Wilson instead chose to play football at North Carolina State from 2008–2010. In 2010, the Colorado Rockies drafted Wilson in the fourth round, leading him to second base in the summer heat of the TriCities for the Dust Devils. Wilson hit .230 with two home runs. Thirty-two games later, Wilson left the Mid-Columbia to play for another Rockies affiliate, then headed to the National Football League and never looked back. The Seahawks selected Wilson in the third round of the draft, beginning his short trip to a standout rookie season. Wilson is Seattle’s first rookie to be named starting quarterback since 1993 and has run for more yards than anyone in that position in Seahawks history. Although Wilson was named an alternate quarterback for the NFC in January’s Pro Bowl game in Hawaii, he came in during the second half and threw for three

touchdowns. He kept good company with the likes of other well-known NFC quarterbacks Drew Brees and Eli Manning. In January, American Family Insurance signed Wilson to a multi-million dollar, multi-year endorsement deal, first featuring him in an ad that debuted during the Super Bowl. Despite all the success and media attention, 24-year-old Wilson seems as humble as ever. A devout Christian, he posts Bible verses on his Twitter feed daily (@DangeRussWilson). He married his high-school sweetheart in January 2012. Wilson is also giving of his time. He visits staff and patients at Children’s Hospital in Seattle and soldiers at Joint Base LewisMcChord. He runs a youth football camp in his home state of Virginia during the offseason. He is also the national ambassador for a diabetes charity, the disease which claimed his father in 2010 at the age of 55.

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This one has it all! 2110 S. Tweedt, Kennewick. Call/text Vicki! MLS 187612

Beautiful home at a great price! 1302 Cedar Ave, Richland. Call/text Jane! MLS 187920


$539,900 Crested Hills Showstopper! 502 Agier Drive, Richland. Call/text Vicki! MLS 179793



On 2.55 acres! 25904 Karlyn Loop, Benton City. Call/text Vicki! MLS 187172

Horse lover’s paradise! 91401 E. Chelsea, Kennewick. Call/text Michael! MLS 186080

Luxury condo living! 366 Columbia Point Dr., Richland. Call/text Vicki! MLS 183958

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Country living! 26908 S Finley Rd., Kennewick. Call/text Vicki! MLS 185441

Outdoor Paradise! 3012 W Wernett, Pasco. Call/text Michael! MLS 185446



Commercial/retail space! 7380 Road 170, Basin City. Call/text Vicki! MLS 187518

Better than new! 4414 NW Commons, Pasco. Call/text Matt! MLS 187951


Fantastic value! 218 S. Edison St, Kennewick. Call/text Patty! MLS 188216

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Custom Titan Home! 6684 Shale St, W. Richland. Call/text Michelle! MLS 187509




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One of a kind! 26 Columbia Dr, Burbank. Call/text Michael! MLS 188214

$365,000 Distinctively designed! 1080 Meadow Hills, Richland. Call/text Vicki! MLS 187964


Views on Candy Mtn! Lot 3 Short Plat 2138, Richland. Call/text Vicki! MLS 181510


Land in prime location! NKA Canyon Creek, Richland. Call/text Vicki! MLS 179805

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$259,900 Make this your home! 1472 Lake Road, Burbank. Call/text Michael! MLS 186559



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Views of the river! 69906 Blue Sky PRSE, Plymouth. Call/text Brian! MLS 186644


1950s-style diner! 404 Bradley Ste. 106, Richland. Call/text Michelle! MLS 184377

The best home under $100k! 714 S. Elm, Kennewick. Call/text Matt! MLS 187352


Move-in ready! 3316 Calder Lane, Pasco. Call/text Michael! MLS 185923

Lots for the price! 1306 S Cedar, Kennewick. Call or text Michelle! MLS 186052





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Great rambler on large corner lot! 15822 Clearview Loop, Kennewick. Call/text Matt! MLS 186875

All the updates! 8800 W. Clearwater Pl, Kennewick. Call/text Matt! MLS 188302

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Great neighborhood! 37 N. Lyle St, Kennewick. Call/text Michael! MLS 188234

Great Central Richland location! 407 Abbot St, Richland. Call/text Jane! MLS 188276



Worry-free condo! 4203 W Kennewick Ave, Kennewick. Call/text Michael! MLS 188340

Great West Pasco location! 6607 Wrigley Dr, Pasco. Call/text Michael! MLS 188304


Located on a quiet cul-de-sac! 721 S Penn Pl, Kennewick. Call/text Matt! MLS 188319

You will fall in love! 2447 Arthur Ct, Kennewick. Call/text Patty! MLS 188352

$499,000 Panoramic views of Tri-Cities! 104404 Tripple Vista, Kennewick. Call/text Vicki! MLS 188419

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Lots in Sundance Ridge! View lots w/ great access. Call/text Vicki for more info!



Gorgeously designed! 12221 Ricky Ct, Pasco. Call/text Vicki! MLS 184092

Great for the outdoor family! 709 Hansen Loop, Burbank. Call/text Michael! MLS 187459


Commercial land! Freys Addition, Pasco. Call/text Michelle! MLS 184799


Everything you could want! 4905 Lucena Dr, Pasco. Call/text Vicki! MLS 188365

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From $50,000 Great value! Lots in the Copperleaf neighborhood of Horn Rapids. Call/text Vicki for more information!

Aromatic Delights for the Garden


pring is here, and something to consider while doing yard work is adding a little fragrance to your outdoor space. Perhaps place an aromatic plant near your favorite window to sit at, your front door, or on your patio; its sweet perfume can waft to where you hang out. Below are four aromatic plants that will tantalize your nose throughout the season. Lilacs are a classic flowering shrub that flowers in April to May and gives an aroma that welcomes us to the warmer weather that’s just around the corner. There are two main types available: common hybrids and dwarf hybrids. The common lilac is the familiar variety that grows to be eight to ten feet tall and wide. The downside to this variety is they “sucker” profusely, meaning you will need to give them a corner away from other plants and let them grow freely. The dwarf lilac hybrids mature to four to six feet tall and wide and, while just as fragrant, have smaller flowers. Colors of the flowers range from whites, blues, lavenders, pinks and purples. The sweet citrus smell of Mock Orange is very enticing, flowering in late spring to early summer. The flowers are white, but the fragrance is spectacular and worth the wait. Mock Orange has been known to be a big bush but now is available in many dwarf varieties ranging from two feet to five feet tall and wide. Roses are often thought of as the high-maintenance divas of the garden, but in reality these color-throwers are pretty easy to care for in the Mid-Columbia. All that you really have to do for great roses is planting in a sunny spot, fertilizing, watering, managing aphids (spraying soapy water or a fertilizer with systemic insecticide) and occasionally trimming out the old blooms (monthly). Roses flower from May into November, making them the longest-blooming plant in our area. They also have the largest variety of colors to choose from. Lavenders are a landscape staple that loves the Mid-Columbia. An easy-care plant, planting in sun, watering occasionally and giving an early fall trim to keep it compact is all it requires. From mid-summer to early fall (if you trim off the old blooms periodically), they bloom richly-scented white to purple flowers. English and Hedge Lavenders do best in the Tri-Cities. Lavender is great to dry and use in craft projects. Now that you have learned the ease of keeping these fragrant beauties, go forth to your favorite garden store and see which one appeals to you. Scan the QR code on this page for more information on these fragrant delights! n – Alex Job

Job’s Nursery is a locally owned and operated Nursery located at 4072 Columbia River Road Pasco, Washington, 99301. For more information about Job’s Nursery, visit their website at

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Now taking reservations for SUNSET RIDGE, RICHLAND


$284,900 | MLS 186952



This gorgeous 4 BR/2.5 BA features significant kitchen upgrades including quartz countertops, under-cabinet lighting, wood hood. Custom master bath retreat with full walk-in shower w/rain head & bench seat, tile and soaker tub. Outdoor living including extended patio, custom stucco bench and firepit. Signature Titan framing details throughout this great home.

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he businesses located off South Union in Kennewick continue to bustle, bringing tasty treats, quality service and unique gathering spots to the residents of the Tri-Cities. And The Mint Salon is no exception to this booming business trend. Formerly known as Pilea Salon, The Mint Salon and Skincare has already built a loyal following of locals who seek the utmost care for their hair. When Pilea first opened, they were determined to bring to the table (or more aptly, to the station) a crew of talented stylists with a common goal of client satisfaction. Now, with a newly appointed name and full business restructuring completed, The Mint Salon continues the longstanding tradition of


transforming their clients, leaving them feeling satisfied and looking fabulous. Each cosmetologist and stylist on staff is a beautification pro with a proven track record of makeover magic. Whether you’re seeking simple style maintenance or are in need of a complete coiffure revamp, The Mint is equipped to bring your hair dreams to life. In addition to their talented team, they carry an impressive inventory of hair care lines not easily found around the area. Stop in to view their product lines and make an appointment for a welldeserved beauty redo at 4309 West 27th Place, Bldg. C, Ste. 105 in Kennewick. The Mint is open six days a week. n

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• Remedies, fertilizers, Gardener and Bloome composts • Delivery • Tree Planting & Installation • And Much More!

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A few fuzzy friends from South America have been popping up at family farms around the Columbia Basin.










Local Alpaca Farms


hen considering a hobby, one might not jump right to livestock as a feasible free-time activity. A few locals, however, have found that farming alpacas is not only a fulfilling pastime, it’s actually a rewarding and potentially profitable practice. Alpacas (not to be confused with their larger and less hairy cousin, the llama) are a smaller member of the camel family, most commonly known for their voluminous coats of high-priced fiber. Similar to wool and mohair, alpaca hair can be woven into a variety of textiles, clothing and accessories. But their coveted coat isn’t the only thing that makes them an enticing addition to a family farm. Their ease of adaptation and laid-back disposition make alpacas a fun and practical hobby for anyone with a little bit of land. Local alpaca farmers include SANDOLLAR ALPACAS of Kennewick. Specializing in alpaca breeding, Collins and Nikki Griffith sell a variety of alpacas for various

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needs and purposes. They also sell alpaca hair products and encourage anyone and everyone to make an appointment, grab a camera, and visit the fluffy herd. Roy and Diane Krossin of GENTLE TREASURE ALPACAS , also in Kennewick, never dreamed they’d one day run an alpaca farm of their own. Then, after they retired, they found themselves hopelessly in love with the big beautiful eyes and humble nature of the alpaca. They sell alpacas as pets, for breeding and shearing, and also invite guests to their farm. YAKIMA RIVER ALPACAS , owned by Sandy and Dan Sanders, are dedicated to breeding the highest-quality Huacaya alpacas. Along with raising their own hearty herd, they also sell individuals, small herds and lend their insight to anyone and everyone interested in the practice. Located on the Yakima River, visits to the farm are encouraged and assuredly a beautiful experience. n

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A Fox, a Bear and a Whole Lot of Beer Richland’s newest, most relaxing retreat opens its doors to friends, families, and Tri-Cities’ biggest beer enthusiasts.


ust beyond Columbia Point and outside of Howard Amon Park, an enticing new establishment has opened its doors. Its relaxed ambiance and ever-changing beer board can be summed up in just one word: chill. Fox and Bear Public House offers locals a light and airy environment, fresh plated fare, a primarily local wine list and a draft beer board that’d make any brew aficionado giddy. With beers on tap that change on a nearly constant basis, there’s always something new to experience when bellying up to the hand-built bar, affectionately known as the “Den.” Currently, the beers on tap are drafts from large to small breweries across the Northwest and only as far as California. But that, of course, is subject to change, as management swaps out specialty brews as often as every couple of weeks. Selections

range from the unheard-of to underground favorites, making Fox and Bear a first-stop shop for anyone who knows anything about beer. Families are invited into the restaurant, with only the “Den” restricted to those 21 or older. The beer list is rivaled only by the menu, which offers freshly prepared appetizers and a few more filling options for those with bear-sized appetites. Nosh on homemade chips, flatas or pesto fries, or satisfy your insatiable hunger with a ‘ham’ burger (made with an all pork patty), grilled Portobello cap, or fire-grilled chicken. Expect daily specials and menu additions, and save a little room for the desserts. Visit Fox and Bear Public House at 430 George Washington Way in Richland, Mondays through Saturdays after 4:00 p.m. n – Meagan Hines

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Martinez & Martinez Winery


Crafting Wines the Family Way

Spring 2013 arrives with sunny, citrus hues. Add a touch of mint to your outfit. It’s time for your white suit, with a floral or lace blouse. Men and women are golden in lemon and lime. Color blocking sticks around another season. Columbia Center’s Director of Marketing and Business Development, Patricia Bardin, highlights the top trends in fashion, found around the mall, ready for you to shop.


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here’s certainly no shortage of wineries in the Mid-Columbia. What is more difficult to come across is a winery owned by a Hispanic family. Martinez and Martinez Winery in Prosser is only the second Hispanic-owned winery in Washington state. The wine club is called “La Familia” for a reason: family is involved in every aspect of making and showcasing the product. Patriarch Sergio Martinez, who grew up working in the fields of California, is the brains and brawn behind the grape growing. Kristy, or Mama Martinez, as she is known, can be found most days pouring in the tasting room. Son Andrew rakes in the accolades as the winemaker, and his wife, Monica, keeps the business running smoothly. The winery was a long time in the making. In 1981, Sergio and Kristy planted grapes in the Horse Heaven Hills, selling them to other winemakers.

In 2005, the family made their first wine in small amounts and two years later started planning to bottle and sell at their own storefront. Martinez and Martinez has been in the Winemakers Loft since 2009. With two gold and three silver medals from the 2012 Tri-Cities Wine Festival, the winery is poised to continue its growing popularity. The winery hosts two popular parties for La Familia members when the year’s vintages are released. The Cinco de Mayo and Day of the Dead celebrations feature authentic food and music and the concoction known as a “Rosé Rita.” A wine slushie, named after Andrew and Monica’s daughter, is made from their May Mae Rosé plus a secret ingredient. On summer Saturday evenings in July through September, the Lounging at the Loft event, open to the public, hosts live music in a relaxed atmosphere where you can sip wines and nibble on appetizers. n – Shannon Cartier

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building luxurious custom homes throughout the tri-cities

$438,000 1221 Ricky Ct., Pasco MLS # 184092 • 4 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • 3-car garage • 2498 sq. ft. • Optional 978 sq. ft. shop • 1-acre lot • Coved and raised ceilings • Or lot can be purchased for $79,900

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After we received dozens of entries and heartfelt stories, a winner was chosen and a brand new master bedroom revealed.


ast year, CENTURY 21 Tri-Cities wanted to give back to the wonderful residents of the greater Tri-City area. They decided to hold a contest, with the grand prize including a full master bedroom transformation. Everyone was invited to enter, and all that was required was a picture of their current master bedroom and a short explanation of why they deserved the makeover. Dozens entered with heartwarming stories and images of wellworn bedrooms in need of renovation. Images submitted ranged from mild to wild, with some missing flooring and others with barely enough space or furniture to function. The selection board certainly

had a difficult decision to make, but after much deliberation, a winner was finally selected. Robert Haun submitted a picture of his too-cramped room, with his bed, dresser, and closet way too close for comfort along with the note in the yellow sidebar at left. The decision was made. CENTURY 21 Tri-Cities, along with the help of Jeff Graff of Graff Construction, LLC, Audra Thurman and Susan Agnew from Chandelier Home Staging, Sherwin-Williams in Richland, and Sun River Electric, dove into the space and went above and beyond to give Robert Haun and his fiancé, Stacey Indall, the bedroom they deserved. On December 13th, the images were revealed. As Robert and Stacey entered the space, they swept tears from their eyes as they gazed upon the once sparse room, now filled with stylish furnishings. A dark wood bed and dresser set, cutting-edge furnishings and new flatscreen TV filled the once bare bedroom. To celebrate the reveal, a bottle of champagne and matching toasting glasses graced the new chest of drawers. Like CENTURY 21 Tri-Cities on Facebook to learn more about their latest contests, specials and community events. n


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or those who have experienced the agony of airline ticket prices, long security lines, cramped planes, and lost baggage, it may be time to consider taking matters into your own hands. Bergstrom Aircraft in Pasco has been training pilots for over 30 years from their location at the Tri-Cities Airport. With a $79 introductory flight lesson that includes inspecting the plane, taking off, landing, and of course, an opportunity to fly the plane with your instructor during your 30-minute joyride, it may be what gets you hooked. Someone who is highly motivated to complete their training can earn their private pilot’s license in three to four months. If one is more leisurely about the program, they can finish in about a year. Malin Bergstrom, president of Bergstrom Aircraft, says they tailor the training

– Meagan Hines

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programs to meet each student’s schedule. And if you can drive a car with a stick shift, you can learn to fly. Bergstrom says toward the end of their programs, people return from their first solo flights transformed. “They have a grin from ear to ear,” she says. If you’re considering a career as a pilot, Bergstrom’s program will get you on your way. If you’re wanting to fly for recreation, once you have your license you can rent the same type of plane you learned to fly in. Imagine being able to enjoy an out-of-town weekend without a long ride in the car! You can impress your friends by treating them to a scenic flight with you at the controls or just tool around the skies on a beautiful Mid-Columbia day. Call Bergstrom to arrange a tour of their facilities and talk with an instructor. We’ll see you in the sky! n

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