Sunrise Midwifery

Kristin Eggleston and her partner Lorri Carr are opening  a new midwifery clinic, Sunrise Midwifery, in Prosser, WA. They are having their grand opening and open house on May 5, 8am – 8pm, which also happens to be International Midwifery Day. The address is 1126 Meade Ave, Suite A, Prosser, WA

Check the website for questions on services, fees, insurance coverage and service area. Free initial consult that lets you find out who they are and if home birth may be the right choice for you.

Laura Gable ~ Artist

Laura has just opened up a new studio in downtown Kennewick, WA. It is a great space with a very welcoming gallery area as well as room for her art classes. Check out her website, Gable Arts, for class schedules.

I really like Laura’s work and actually am in the process of buying one of the pieces that you see in the video. I will leave it up to you to figure out which one.

When she talks about connecting with the story behind a piece of art, and knowing that you should own it, she is talking about me. We had a good laugh over that one. Stop into her gallery and have a chat. She has lots of good stories. Maybe you will connect with one.

Laura also has a new blog, What’s on the Easel?, which shows some of her work in progress. Log on to see how far she has progressed on the nest painting.

Russell Creek Winery

Russell Creek Winery in Walla Walla, WA is a great little place. You actually walk through the barrel room to get to the tasting room. They have art and wine nights every Thursday and Friday evenings, with an experienced artist on hand to give instruction (and the wine, I suppose, to add inspiration).

We tasted the ’06 Sangiovese and the ’05 Syrah, both excellent and scoring well with Wine Spectator. I am not a big fan of the point system, but in this case they got it right. I left with a bottle of the ’03 Cabernet, which I am really looking forward to.

When visiting, be sure to check out the collection of  old winemaking equipment as well as some of the old labels. Winemaker Larry Krivoshein is an interesting guy and the story behind the “Diggers” label is lots of fun.