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Make Your Friendsgiving Amazing

Published: November 5, 2019

Many folks, regardless of age, have made the move to Friendsgiving—inviting friends over for Thanksgiving dinner rather than traveling, especially if your family lives very far away. But if you’re new to Friendsgiving, or hosting for the first time, it can seem as stressful as hosting a traditional Thanksgiving.  We’ve got you covered with some […]

October 2019: Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Published: October 7, 2019

Breast cancer is a scary thing, regardless of how old you are. And it’s quite common—1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 62,930 new cases […]

Fly-Fishing in Yakima

Published: September 7, 2019

Fly fishing is one of Yakima’s golden hobbies—with more than 80 miles of Yakima River, the opportunities for fly fishing are nearly endless. There are quite a few companies in Yakima that provide guided fishing tours that span from a few hours to several days.  You can keep up with river/fishing reports here! ** Before […]

The History of the Vaccine: Looking Back (and Forward!) at Immunizations

Published: August 6, 2019

August is National Immunization Month, and to raise awareness of the importance of helping to prevent certain diseases, we’re looking back—and to the future—at the history of vaccines, which have revolutionized medicine and saved millions of lives throughout history. The First Vaccine There is evidence that as early as 1,000 years ago, the ancient Chinese […]

Cool Off at Quail Run!

Published: July 3, 2019

The summer heat is nearly upon us! As we head into July and August, the weather is beginning to warm up in eastern Washington, which means now’s a great time to try out some of our indoor and outdoor amenities! Whether you’re entertaining friends or family, we’ve got the spaces you need to make your […]

Local Yakima Events to Try This Summer

Published: June 3, 2019

Yakima is known for its events year-round, but summer is especially fun! At Quail Run, we’re very proud of our Yakima-centric lifestyle—between the beautiful parks and trails, tasty craft beverages and wineries, and lively concerts and festivals, Yakima really has it all. This month, we’re rounding up some of our favorite local events! Quail Run […]

Why a Retirement Community is Good for You

Published: May 13, 2019

As we approach our senior years, deciding where to live is a major question, and it’s best to start thinking about it early. While we can’t predict all the health and mobility challenges we might encounter as we enter our 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond, choosing the right retirement community can make aging in place […]

Declutter This Spring Like Marie Kondo

Published: April 4, 2019

You’re probably very familiar with the term Spring Cleaning—that one time of year, as the weather gets nicer and the sun comes out when people take to organizing and decluttering their homes. This year’s Spring Cleaning comes on the heels of Netflix’s hit series with Marie Kondo, a tidying expert and author of The Life-Changing […]

Women’s History Month 2019: Looking Back

Published: March 8, 2019

March 1 marked the beginning of Women’s History Month, a month where Americans look back at some of history’s most notable women. Today is International Women’s Day, and Washington has its fair share of female movers-and-shakers (like in Toppenish, which owes its existence in part to a woman)! We thought it would be fun to take a peek […]

It’s Snowing!

Published: February 4, 2019

In Yakima, the snow is falling, making for a beautiful winter wonderland (if you like snow, that is). But there’s a side to snow we all hate, and it’s a common activity that brought almost 250,000 Americans to the emergency room or doctor’s office last year: snow removal. Shoveling snow is hard work, but it’s […]