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Tri-City’s indie film industry heralding recent surge of growth

The cameras are rolling on the sets of a growing community of filmmakers shooting their productions right here in Tri-Cities. Randy LaBarge, a Kennewick-based screenwriter and producer, said rapid advancements in the microminiaturization of technology has led to a surge in independently produced films. “With the availability of equipment, (movies) can be done really cheap…

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Firefighting experience offers glimpse into servant leadership

By Melanie Hair Time critical. Highly technical. Labor intensive. These three phrases were repeated throughout my daylong stint as a firefighter trainee on March 23 at the Volpentest HAMMER federal training facility at the Hanford site in Richland. Called Fire Ops 101, the multi-agency event is designed to show everyday Joes and Janes what it’s…

Traci Wells, center, director of Tender Care Village, said her family was instrumental in helping her launch a new nonprofit to help support seniors wanting to age in place in their homes. Her mother-in-law Patricia Wells, left, designed the group’s logo, and her mother Joan Hines, right, came up with the group’s name.

New nonprofit pairs seniors, volunteers to enable elderly to remain home longer

Beck Royer admitted she was pretty picky about who would care for her aging mother in Kennewick. The Seattle woman, a physician’s assistant for 31 years, knew she found the right place with Tender Care Village. The new nonprofit, which was registered with the state a year ago, is part of a national network to…

The rebranded and revamped Edge Steakhouse & Sports Lounge is now open at 314 N. Underwood St. in Kennewick. It’s the first time the golf club’s restaurant has been open to the public.

Old country club restaurant transforms into edgy new public eatery

Edge Steakhouse & Sports Lounge offers 2 options: sports bar, steak restaurant Tri-City diners have another steakhouse to add to their list of options. Edge Steakhouse & Sports Lounge had a soft opening last month, with the official grand opening weekend set for March 23-25. The new restaurant is inside the old Tri-City Country Club…

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