How to Set a Festive Holiday Table

By Megan DeSelms and Jennifer Land

of Three Winds Artisan Collective

 

When it’s your turn to host the big gathering, don’t worry if your home doesn’t look like it came straight out of a Martha Stewart magazine! It’s easy to put together a festive holiday table with these tips:

Why You Should Celebrate the Holidays Downtown

Written By: Michaela Phillips

Executive Director, Central Communication Agency

Ellensburg’s downtown made a name for itself as it transformed from streets of vacant buildings to a cultural center alive with local shops and restaurants. While the charming blocks of downtown Ellensburg are a treat to explore and experience throughout the year, there is no time more magical to visit the downtown area than during the (fast approaching) holiday season!

Hardly a Set-Back

Written by:

Breanne Durham, Washington Main Street State Coordinator

I have been a regular attendee at the National Main Street Conference since 2011. Each year, I sit in a beautiful auditorium and hear the short, prestigious list of semi-finalists announced during the Great American Main Street Awards (GAMSA). In 2019, for my first time, I’ll have the distinct privilege of hearing a Washington community announced.

A BIG DEAL

Written by: Linda Schantz, former EDA Board President

The Ellensburg Downtown Association being nominated as a top-ten candidate for the Great American Main Street Award is exciting and a BIG DEAL for Ellensburg! Great leadership and hundreds of Ellensburg folks have contributed to this recognition and that is what makes this nomination so special.

Road to GAMSA

Written by: Taylor Castillo, Public Relations Coordinator

The Great American Main Street Award has always been a topic of conversation in the EDA office. Not only is the award a nationally recognized one, but to even apply takes years of preparation within your Main Street program and your community. Even if you’re a certified Main Street program, that might not mean you’re qualified to apply for this award. Not yet, away.

Misconceptions About Non-Profits

Written by: Molly Jones, Director

Photos by: Hayley Harrell 

Throughout my nearly 3 years working for a non-profit, I have noticed that there can be some confusion about how we function. Often times, when I explain to a new friend that I work for a non-profit it is followed by a mini question and answer session so we can be on the same page. Below are four misconceptions regarding non-profits that I have come across and would like to set straight.