Tri-Cities Cancer Center to Offer Cancer Crushing Cooking Classes for Community at Red Mountain Kitchen
The Tri-Cities Cancer Center is pleased to announce our partnership with Red Mountain Kitchen in Downtown Kennewick called Cancer Crushing Cuisine. Starting on Thursday, June 13th, the Cancer Center will offer cooking classes at Red Mountain Kitchen led by Chef Kyle Thornhill. The cooking classes will be fun and educational, highlighting the cancer fighting properties of common produce found at our local farmer’s markets throughout the summer and fall.
Education regarding cancer fighting properties of produce and ingredients will be provided by a Lourdes Health Dietician and Tri-Cities Cancer Center Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Lindsey Josephson. Participants will prepare a delicious, healthy dish to enjoy at Red Mountain Kitchen or to take home.
Classes will coincide with the Downtown Kennewick Farmer’s Market on Thursdays, June 13th, August 8th, and October 10th from 5:30 – 7:30PM. Each cooking class will be unique, focusing on produce that is available during the specific time of the season. RSVP is required. To register, please call (509) 737-3413. For more information, please visit tccancer.org/cuisine.
When: Thursday, June 13th | Thursday, August 8th | Thursday, October 10th from 5:30 – 7:30PM (Coincides with Downtown Kennewick Farmer’s Market)
Where: Red Mountain Kitchen, Downtown Kennewick, 212 West Kennewick Avenue
Cost: $50 per individual per session (includes all supplies) / $25 will go towards a donation to the TCCC Foundation in honor of our 25th anniversary.
Mid-Columbia Libraries hosts New York Times bestselling author of the “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars” series, Ian Doescher, on May 18 at Kennewick library.
His latest work, the “Pop Shakespeare” series, was published last month and features “William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls” and “William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future.”
A book signing will follow the author’s presentation, and books will be for sale. This event is free and open to all ages. Learn more at midcolumbialibraries.org. Learn more about the author at iandoescher.com.
WHEN: Saturday, May 18 at 3 pm
WHERE: Mid-Columbia Libraries’ Kennewick Branch, 1620 S. Union St.
It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we announce Councilman Steve Young passed away today due to complications from a recent illness. The entire City of Kennewick family mourns this loss and we extend our deepest sympathies to Steve Young’s family.
“Councilman Young had the ability to create a vision for our community, advocate for the vision and then follow-through to implement that vision. There are many examples of this such as the Southridge Local Revitalization Area, Three Rivers Convention Center, Vista Entertainment District and embracing our partnerships to see the vision become a reality,” said City Manager Marie Mosley. “I truly cannot think of an area in Kennewick that doesn’t have some mark from Councilmember Young”.
Councilman Young has a long record of being an engaged public servant in addition to the volunteer work that he has done and the philanthropic donations he and his wife Anita, have provided. Some of the longstanding areas of service to our community include:
The Tri-Cities Cancer Center has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winners, in alphabetical order, is available here. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring ranked lists of all the winners along with their September 30th, 2019 issue.
“Despite the political headwinds that the industry faces, healthcare organizations continue to be dominant economic engines in their communities,” commented Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare. “Organizations recognized on this year’s list have also weathered mergers and reorganizations and have come out stronger. As evidenced every month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment numbers, the industry shows little sign of slowing down when it comes to creating jobs. And that puts pressure on employers to create not only robust compensation and benefit packages, but to create a sense of loyalty in competitive labor market. We congratulate the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for going above and beyond to create fulfilling environments for the nation’s professional caregivers.”
“For those familiar with the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, you know that when you ask our patients, patrons, volunteers and staff, ‘What makes the Tri-Cities Cancer Center special?’ you will hear the same reply over and over again: ‘It’s the people,’” stated Chuck DeGooyer, Tri-Cities Cancer Center CEO, “I couldn’t be more proud of our team and to be recognized on our 25th Anniversary. It is the values developed by our team, their commitment to our patients, our community and each other that really makes our organization shine. Being recognized nationally as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare is really a testament to the quality of our staff and the trust our community places in all of us.”
The Tri-Cities Cancer Center will be honored at the 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards gala on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Renaissance Dallas. Information on the award and dinner program is available here.
Kadlec Foundation has teamed up once again with Numerica Credit Union to host Kidz Dig Rigz this Saturday, May 18, at Columbia Park in Kennewick. Kidz Dig Rigz is a unique, family-friendly event in which kids of all ages can get up close and personal with all types of rigs such as tractors, fire trucks, tanks and more. Child-friendly entertainment will include monster truck rides, tractor ride-and-drives, bounce houses, face-painting, and much more. Various food concession vendors will be present and visits can be expected from many local favorite mascots and Super Heroes.
All proceeds benefit pediatric patients, their families, services and programs at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. Here are just some examples of what event proceeds have funded:
This event is made possible with major sponsor support coming from local companies and corporations and volunteered time from local fire, police, military, and countless community leaders and volunteers. See all of our generous sponsors at www.kadlec.org/foundation.
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- Saturday, May 18, 2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Quiet Hour for children with special needs at 10 a.m.)
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Prosser Memorial Health Foundation will award three $2,000 scholarships to seniors from Grandview High School, Prosser High School and Kiona-Benton High School on Thursday, May 16 at 3:30 pm at Prosser Memorial Health’s Prosser Hospital campus.
Prosser Memorial Health Foundation and its Auxiliary Volunteers raise funds through sales at the hospital’s gift shop. These funds are earmarked as scholarships for high school seniors pursuing higher education in the healthcare field. This is the first year Prosser Memorial Health Foundation has opened up the scholarship area to include Grandview and Kiona-Benton High Schools.
“Now that Prosser Memorial Health has clinics in Grandview and Benton City it only made sense to offer this scholarship opportunity to high school seniors in these communities too,” said Shannon Hitchcock, Executive Director, Prosser Memorial Health Foundation.
The Foundation received 13 scholarship applications from the three school districts. Members of the Foundation Board of Directors and Auxiliary Volunteers reviewed all applications taking into consideration the student’s grade point average, extra-curricular activities, community involvement, letters of recommendation and their financial need.
“If it were up to me, I would have given all of the applicant’s scholarships!” said Lois Chilton, Prosser Memorial Health Foundation Board Member and Auxiliary Volunteer. “All 13 scholarship applications were impressive. We need to increase the sales in our gift shop so we can help out even more students in our community next year.”
The scholarship recipients are:
Grandview High School: Christian Alejandra Parra who is planning to attend Washington State University to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Prosser High School: Nayeli Cabrera who is planning to attend the University of Washington and study Pre-Med.
Kiona-Benton High School: Dane Oliver who is planning to attend Columbia Basin College to pursue a degree in nursing.
The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers and Artistic Director Justin Raffa are thrilled to collaborate once again with the Mid-Columbia Ballet in a presentation of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, an exuberant, playful, and highly-recognizable piece of music that is often heard in movies and commercials.
The 90-voice Mid-Columbia Mastersingers Symphonic Choir will be joined by guest artist soloists: soprano Paige Cutrona, countertenor Gus Mercante, and baritone Jeremy Irland, along with two pianos and percussion. The composer intended the music to be accompanied by visual elements, and for this production, the Mid-Columbia Ballet, led by Artistic Director Debra Rogo, will perform a wide variety of dance numbers during many of the movements.
Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed in 1935 and 1936 by Carl Orff, based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana. Its full Latin title is Carmina Burana:
Cantiones profanae cantoribus et choris cantandae comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis ("Songs of Beuern: Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magical images"). It was first performed in Frankfurt on June 8, 1937, and has become a beloved part of classical music programs throughout the world.
The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers are grateful to the REACH Museum for sponsorship of this program.
The performances will be Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25 at 8:00pm, at the REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland. Tickets are $25 for adults, and free for K-12 students. This production is the final concert of the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers 2018-19 season. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mcmastersingers.org or by calling
509-460-1766. To receive free notifications about Mastersingers concerts and events, join our text club by
texting the word “choir” to 78816.
The Academy of Children’s Theatre has awarded its two $1,000 Linda and Keith Hoffman scholarships to Cleo Howell for outstanding stage performance and to Dylan Harbo for technical backstage excellence. ACT is also announcing the addition to staff of production manager Lisa Howell.
This is the second year of the Hoffman scholarship awards program. Cleo Howell has participated at ACT since she was in grade school, and she is currently portraying Lincoln in ACT’s production of Keeping Mr. Lincoln, which will compete in Gettysburg at a youth theatre festival competition. She was cast as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and played Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty.
Dylan Harbo has also participated at ACT since he was a young child, and he most recently choreographed complex scenes in the recent production of Alice In Wonderland. Dylan is the student director for Keeping Mr. Lincoln. Both students are members of ACT’s auditioned performance acting ensembles.
The two scholarship recipients will be honored at a reception at ACT on Sunday, May 19th at 3:30 p.m.
ACT has also hired Lisa Howell in the staff position of Production Manage. She brings a wealth of experience to this new role, having produced nine ACT shows, property managed 13 productions, assistant directed two shows and been active in the organization for more than ten years.
In April 2019, the Tri-Cities Cancer Center welcomed Sonia Aranda to our team. Sonia works as a Health Information Specialist for the Cancer Center. In her role, Sonia will assist in the processing of electronic medical records, diagnosis coding, obtaining insurance authorizations, front desk coverage and coverage for other areas in the Cancer Center.
Sonia was introduced to Oncology in 2010 and has over 17 years of healthcare and customer service experience. Most recently Sonia worked as Front Office Assistant at Kadlec General Surgery in Richland. Prior to Kadlec, she was a Financial Counselor and Clerical Coordinator with Trios Oncology. She lives in Pasco with her two children.
“We are excited to have Sonia bring her depth of experience to our team. Her passion for oncology and her strong interpersonal skills are a great addition to the Tri-Cities Cancer Center team,” stated Michele Caron, Clinical Services Director at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center.
The Tri-Cities Cancer Center is proud to celebrate 25 years of caring for our community by providing world-class cancer treatment, survivorship, prevention and early detection programs delivered with excellence here at home. We are YOUR Tri-Cities Cancer Center. To learn more about the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, please visit www.tccancer.org.
Presenter Lynn Stedman will be presenting a workshop on Guerrilla Marketing: The Elevator Speech for your Business. This workshop is sponsored by Port of Pasco.
You will learn: When starting a business it is crucial that you are able to answer the following question: “What are you up to these days?” in a way that people will know exactly when your business is and ask you a follow up question or two. The Elevator Speech is designed to be given in the time it takes you to travel a short distance in an elevator. Short – informative – interesting. The workshop will be from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Monday, May 29th at the Bechtel Board Room at 7130 W Grandridge Blvd Ste A Kennewick. This seminar is the latest in a series of workshops provided to the business community by SCORE, Mid-Columbia Tri-Cities Chapter.
For more Information about the workshop & to Register go to
https://midcolumbiatricities.score.org Click on Take A Workshop –Guerilla Marketing: The Elevator Speech for your Business
or click here.
Email your press release and a photo to Austin Regimbal, Marketing & Communications Director. Press releases are posted in their entirety. This is a free benefit for members of the Tri-City Regional Chamber.