Monday, December 31, 2018
While most blogs formed in the last 10 years of so post less frequently or have shut down, I once again have set a personal record for most posts in a year. This is for the 5th year in a row.
A great year and the emergence of Maple Valley are probably the reason. This is post 386 for 2018. Happy New Year!
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Friday, December 28, 2018
Last spring, Carlile performed a benefit concert at Maple Valley's Tahoma High School that featured local artists.
This is the second time that Carlile has received Grammy recognition.
Thursday, December 27, 2018
KTEL's Brother John Hammond worked the night shift on the radio and was a student at Wa-Hi during the day. Because he was still in High School, he had valuable insight on what worked on local radio.
Hammond is probably remembered most as the DJ who was on the air in March of 1974, urging listeners to streak outside the KTEL studio.
This cut was done many years after Hammond left the airways. He was doing a fun tape with fellow Walla Walla legend Dave "Rockin'" Cochran.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
This is the last year for the Woodinville Wonderland as the owner has retired and will leave the area. Only a few miles from where our in laws live, we have watched this wonderful display year after year.
January 4th of 2019 is the last day. The Woodinville Wonderland is located at 23630 NE 183rd Street in Woodinville. You can find out more by clicking here.
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Monday, December 24, 2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
The Western Returned Scholars Association consists of Chinese scholars and researchers who have studied abroad. It is affiliated with the Chinese government.
We wish to Congratulate Stan on this amazing honor.
Friday, December 21, 2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
Taking a break from the holiday rush at The UPS Store, I met up with my buddy, Leonard Barokas.
Barokas has been the longtime producer of the Kent and Alan Show on Star 101.5.
Barokas and other air personalies were at Fred Meyer in Issaquah to promote the Salvation Army Toy Drive.
Locke had been suffering from breast and bone cancer.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Monday, December 10, 2018
Sunday, December 09, 2018
Saturday, December 08, 2018
Friday, December 07, 2018
No longer would I have to depend of roommate's stereos.
Thursday, December 06, 2018
Winter Sports are returning to Seattle as ground is breaking on what is currently known as the Seattle Center Arena. An NHL franchise has been granted for 2021 and an NBA team that will make this town it's permanent home, should be in the not too distant future.
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
With a now thriving economy, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Seattle's entry into the National Hockey League, with the first season to be played in 2021.
Monday, December 03, 2018
Sunday, December 02, 2018
Saturday, December 01, 2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
He was very active in his community and also, at one time, served in the Washington State legislature.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
We wish her the best.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
Gose was a friend of our family and occasionally did important legal work for my father and his Walla Walla business.
He was an active Democrat in Walla Walla. I remember him as quiet and bookish. He was a member of a law firm that was so distinguished, that he and his senior partners all ran against each other when a superior court judgeship became vacant. Although Gose was the temporary choice to fill the vacancy, he would go on to lose in the primary to partners Bill Tugman and Yancey Reser. Reser ultimately would win the position.
My lasting memory of Mr. Gose goes back 40 some years. At the time, WSU's football team would play it's big games at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane. Gose invited my dad and I along with his son and one of his friends to watch the game in Spokane. We stopped for lunch at the Ridpath, one of Spokane's two signature hotels. The other being The Davenport. Gose's family, I believe, owned the Ridpath. I remember the 5 of us getting VIP treatment because Phelps was with us.
Gose had retired to his wife's native Hawaii. He died on November 12th.
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Then, they linked to my story on the Mitch Levy's first podcast. Mitch's second podcast will roll out tomorrow, you can hear it at the Mitch unfiltered website.
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Camp Solomon Schechter, located, outside of Tumwater, has just announced the addition of a water park.
I attended the camp in both 1971 and 1972. The camp is a summer learning and play center for Jewish youth from all over the Northwest.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
You'll learn things you didn't know about the town's history, and how it became what it is today. You can find Lost Restaurants Of Walla Walla by clicking here.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
It will debut this Monday, November 19th. You catch it by clicking here . Right now, you can listen to a practice session by clicking the link.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
If you watched the movie, you can appreciate Rami Malek's performance as Freddie Mercury in this video of the actual Live Aid concert.
Monday, November 12, 2018
It may have been more of the production than the story line itself, but Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic of the band, Queen was thoroughly enjoyable. Critics have assailed the movie for inaccuracies and desexualizing front man Freddie Mercury, and indeed their complaints are legitimate. However, I saw the movie as a tribute to the power and personality of a group that was innovated, talented, and bucked the norms.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
An SNL controversy turns into a teachable moment.