Archive for December, 2014


Wednesday, December 10th, 2014


Bung is ready for holiday festivities.

Bung is ready for holiday festivities.


everybody here at Bonair Winery is enjoying the holidays.  We are all decorated just for you, our friends, and are open every day from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (except Christmas Day).

This is a quiet time of the year.  There are not a lot of people out wine tasting, so I get to spend extra time with those who do come out-  I love to have my ears scratched and I like to show you the funny ducks skating and quacking out on the partly frozen duck pond.  As you walk with me on the sidewalk thru the vineyard, it is really beautiful to see the vines without their leaves, all happily resting for the winter.

I helped the staff decorate the tasting room by watching thru the windows from the outside and what happiness when they let me in and I got to bark at all those beautiful colored lights..

Hope to see you soon!

New Dog Park Opens In Yakima

Friday, December 5th, 2014

randall parkAfter several months of construction and countless hours invested by volunteers, the first dog park built by the City of Yakima is opening its gates. As of December 3rd, the dog park located on a 1.6 acre section of Randall Park south of Wide Hollow Creek near 48th Avenue is open for dog lovers. A few final touches will be added when warmer weather arrives.

Work on the park started earlier this year after a dedicated group of dog lovers approached the City about building a place for dogs to roam and enjoy. The group not only helped to design the dog park, but also helped raise money to pay for its construction.

“The people who volunteered their time to turn the dream of a dog park in Yakima into a reality worked very hard to make this project happen,” said Recreation Supervisor Traci Bennett. “They really believed in the value of getting a dog park built on the west side of Yakima and pushed to get it done. Yakima is a great place to live and the addition of the dog park at Randall Park is going to make it even better for dogs and dog lovers,” said Bennett.

The dog park project involved clearing, leveling, and fencing the area. New water service was also extended to the property that is now home to the dog park. New signage and a pathway were also installed as part of the project.

Next spring, a shade structure and a drinking fountain for dogs will be added to the park. Installation of dog waste bag dispensers also still needs to be completed. In the meantime, dog owners are asked to bring their own waste bags and to use them to clean up after their pets.

Randall Park is located at 1399 South 48th Avenue Yakima WA 98908.