April 20, 2016
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Create a Garden
Anywhere with Straw Bales
By Melinda Myers
Add productive garden space and raise your planting bed with straw bale gardening. This technique allows gardeners to create raised bed gardens on a patio, lawn or any area with poor compacted soil. Straw bale gardening has been around for centuries, but thanks to Joel Karsten's book "Straw Bale Gardens" it has gained new popularity.

Chamber Chatter

By Larelle Michener
I have found that the last couple months many of the projects I am working on are in anticipation of the 'busy season'. I recently, after seeing a fair number of visitors through the office the last couple of weeks, have realized that the busy season is no longer future, but present. And while it might just be the first trickle before the dam breaks, the arrival of visitors heralds the arrival of activities and entertainment!

Wine Words - Basic Food and Wine Pairings

by April Reddout,
Wine Program Manager at the Walter Clore Center
Probably the best myth about pairing wines with food is the antiquated guideline: "White wine with fish" and "Red wine with beef".  There are many variables left out of these guidelines, including the sweetness or dryness of a wine and the preparation and seasoning of the meat.  Those are the things that matter most! 

Spring Opener Car & Bike Show Brings Out the Best

Benton City - Benton City's Spring Opener Car & Bike Show, now in its eleventh year, welcomes all makes and models of vehicles. The show attracts many of the finest show vehicles in the area. Entries covering the spectrum from early twentieth century Model through current makes will fill the grounds at Ki-Be Middle School on Saturday, April 30.

Employment Security Leader Named to Federal Labor Market Information Council

Olympia U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez appointed Cynthia Forland to serve as one of four labor market information directors on its new Workforce Information and Advisory Council (WIAC).
A member of the Employment Security Department's (ESD) leadership team, Forland heads the agency's Labor Market and Performance Analysis Division, which collects, produces and analyzes labor market and workforce development information to support policymakers, businesses and job seekers as they navigate a changing economy.