March 2016

Supermex in Pasco.

Hispanic grocery store Supermex brings the taste of Mexico to the Tri-Cities

Stepping into Supermex in Pasco is like stepping into a grocery store in Mexico — and that is exactly what owner Jesus Higareda-Diaz wants. Colorful murals adorn the walls depicting traditional Hispanic foods and produce, piñatas line the ceiling, the smell of authentic Mexican tacos fills the air, and the friendly staff greets you in…

Hot off the press

Legislators look to end municipal marijuana bans, moratoriums

By John Stang for TCAJOB Benton and Franklin counties could find their bans and moratoriums on selling retail marijuana revoked in 2017. Just before the end of the 2016 legislative session, Rep. Chris Hurst, D-Enumclaw, and Rep. Cary Condotta, R-East Wenatchee, introduced a bill to require counties and cities to lift their bans and moratoriums…

Sterlings Restaurant in Richland.

Sterling’s to start construction on new restaurant on George Washington Way

Construction is expected to begin in April on a new Sterling’s that will replace the George Washington Way restaurant. The new restaurant will be built at the east end of the current parking lot to take advantage of the view of the park and river. The trees that bordered the parking lot have already been…

Pacific Science Center

Pacific Science Center ignites the curiosity of the young and the young at heart

An excited audience watches in awe as a magician pulls a card from a deck. The card, it turns out, is the same one the audience had envisioned in their minds. The power of suggestion, the magician said, coupled with sleight of hand and manipulation, is the science behind magic. At the Pacific Science Center…

Center of Sharing plans Women’s Day Celebration

The Center for Sharing has invited Linda Smith to be the keynote speaker for its 2016 International Women’s Day Celebration. The event, called “A Better Tomorrow is Possible,” will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Mar. 17 at the Inspire Events Center, 5296 Outlet Dr., Pasco. Smith, a former congresswoman who represented Washington’s 3rd congressional…

Networking — March 2016

Yearsley honored Sonja Yearsley of Sonja Photography in West Richland was named as the 2016 Photographer of the Year at the Professional Photographers of Washington’s 2016 Photographic Competition and was presented with the Jentoft Trophy. The competition was held in conjunction with the PPW Spring Conference, an annual convention and tradeshow for professional photographers. Yearsley…

New Businesses — March 2016

NEW BUSINESSES The Buyer’s Agent has opened at 8390 W. Gage Blvd., Suite 110 in Kennewick. The business provides a team of agents who work exclusively with homebuyers. The hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturday and Sunday. Call 509-783-1212 or visit for more information. Concept has opened…


Motivational speaker to be keynote at 2016 Administrative Professionals Event

Lucy Brazier, founder of Executive Secretary Magazine, will be the speaker at the 2016 Administrative Professionals Event. The event, which is being organized by the Administrative Professionals of Tri-Cities, will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 at the Pasco Red Lion. Zeny Myers, vice president of APTC, said Brazier is a highly sought…

Artist Robert Dunlap

Dunlap documents Benton City past with pens and paintbrushes

It was 1947 when Robert Dunlap and his wife loaded all their worldly possessions into the rumble seat of a 1937 Ford convertible and headed to Tri-Cities from St. Paul, Minn. He was 24 years old. [blockquote quote=”I never needed a fancy studio to work in because I can paint anywhere.” source=”Robert Dunlap” align=”right” max_width=”300px”]…

Tri-Cities Wood Carvers Association

Tri-Cities Wood Carvers prepare for annual Artistry in Wood show

Hand any one of the Tri-Cities Wood Carvers Association’s members a sharp knife, a hunk of wood and they’ll soon turn it into a thing of beauty. For proof, visit the Tri-Cities Wood Carvers Association’s 22nd annual Artistry in Wood Show Mar. 19-20 at the Tri-Tech Skills Center in Kennewick. Some members of the Wood…

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