Photo of the Week: Thankful

This week’s photo is from the City of Yakima Harman Center’s “Be Grateful! Be Thankful!” event. This winning photo was submitted by Inez Harris.

Photo of the Week: Tree Time

This week’s photo shows the arrival of the Community Christmas Tree in Downtown Yakima on Thursday, Nov. 19th. Crews from the City of Yakima and the Downtown Association of Yakima delivered and installed the tree at Millennium Plaza.

Photo of the Week: Salute to Service

This week’s photo shows the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Monument at Tahoma Cemetery. It honors more than 200 Civil War veterans who lived in the Yakima Valley and are buried in the cemetery’s GAR section. The City of Yakima’s Tahoma Cemetery is the site of a Blue Star Monument to be dedicated at … Continued

Photo of the Week: Art Awareness

This photo of the week is from the current Windows Alive! exhibit in Downtown Yakima. The pictured art is by Amanda Ontiveros, one of five Windows Alive! artists featured in a new video series produced by the City of Yakima Community Relations Office. You can find the interview with Ontiveros and the other artists on … Continued

Photo of the Week: Tahoma Tour

This week’s photo shows an aerial view of Tahoma Ceremony captured during the first episode of “Tahoma Tours,” a new video series offering virtual tours of the City’s cemetery. Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-OElZrb3VA to watch the first episode Click https://www.yakimawa.gov/media/news/tahoma-tours-offers-historic-stories-of-yakima/ for more about the “Tahoma Tours” series.

Photo of the Week: Trail Time

Preparations will get underway in October for work on Phase 1 of the Cowiche Canyon Trail project. Click https://www.yakimawa.gov/media/cowiche-canyon-trail-project/ for details and a timeline for the City of Yakima project.

Photo of the Week: Playground Partnership

Yakima Parks & Recreation partnered with local Rotarians to install a new playground at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Saturday, Sept. 19. The equipment was provided by local Rotary Clubs, who joined the City for a groundbreaking ceremony in February to celebrate the new playground. The installation was scheduled for April, but delayed due … Continued

Photo of the Week: Fair Food Fest

Though the 2020 Central Washington State Fair is canceled due to COVID-19, fair food fans can get their fill at the first-ever Fair Food Fest at State Fair Park. The drive-thru event began Thursday, Sept. 17, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 20.

Photo of the Week – Farmers Market

Masks and social distancing are among the precautions during the Downtown Yakima Farmers Market, held from 9 am to 1 pm each Sunday in front of the Capitol Theatre. Click https://downtownyakimafarmersmarket.com/farmers-market-shopper-behavior-expectations/ for more about what to expect at market in response to COVID-19.