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Interrupting my blogging silence to bring you a guest post by Jeff Ruether. Once upon a time he was my server at a local restaurant and we somehow got talking about the tipping etiquette. I encouraged him to write a blog post about it.  He finally did and surprised me with it in my inbox.  Tipping is such … Continue reading »

Growing a Garden In Town: Ralph Gildehaus on Jefferson Street

Growing up in Bulgaria, I had zero interest in gardening. When my grandparents planted onions, I played with the cats; when they picked tomatoes, I read a book perched on the peach tree; when my whole family was busy canning veggies for winter, I reluctantly helped while thinking of an excuse to do something else. … Continue reading »

All Good Things Come To… New Beginnings

When I started Re-Discover Washington on a whim on November 3rd, 2011 I intended it to be a month-long project. Very hesitant as first, I coyly approached the downtown merchants, telling them what my blog was all about and explaining what a blog actually was. Surprisingly, they all welcomed the idea and did not mind to … Continue reading »

What Does 2015 Hold for Downtown?

With the year coming to an end, it’s always nice to look back and reflect. 2014 has been amazing for Downtown Washington! We got quite a few new businesses downtown (BAH! Yarns, Rodrigo Pineda Photography, My Vintage Varia, 5th Street Bistro, Elements of Health, just to name a few) and all the festivals and events keep … Continue reading »

What’s New At: The Pot Shop

Ever since I discovered the Pot Shop, I have been following and admiring Noreen’s work! She is a very talented artist, who makes functional and creative pieces that make for a perfect Christmas gift! Make sure you visit her at Hillermann’s Nursery and Florist and take a look at her beautiful pieces displayed on the … Continue reading »

What’s New At: Hillermann Nursery and Florist

The Holidays are closer than you think!!! If you need some more Christmas decor, now is the time to stop by Hillermann Nursery and Florist! Family-owned and local, they have some wonderful decorations and gifts. Why write, when I can show you pictures? 😉 Hillermann Nursery and Florist is located on 2601 E. 5th St, … Continue reading »

3 Years and Counting: Happy 3rd Birthday To The Re-Discover Washington Blog!!!!

They always say that time flies… I have to agree! It is hard to believe that I have been living in Washington, MO for 4 years and I have been running the Re-Discover Washington Blog and Facebook page for 3 years! What started as a fun project in my spare time to explore the downtown … Continue reading »

Make and Take Craft Weekend: “It’s Not Just A Craft Weekend, It’s An Experience”

What happens when a mother and daughter love crafts, team up and have a house available? Make and Take Craft Weekend, brought to you in Washington, MO by Tia and Debbie. I have known them both for a while, and when they set up the Craft House I was very excited to go and visit. Shame … Continue reading »

Unique Ukulele: An Interview with Johnnie Heberer

I first met Johnnie Heberer when I interviewed him, his brother Ethan, and Rachael Coulter for the blog with their “Poetry and Music” artistic experiment. Johnnie plays the ukulele, an instrument I did not know much about, and he’s agreed to perform a couple of times at I.B. Nuts & Fruit Too where I show … Continue reading »

Soguk Lounge Cafe: Our Downtown Coffee Shop!

If you miss Mannwell’s Coffee Alley like me, I have exciting news for you: we are getting a coffee shop downtown!!! A little more than a year ago, I blogged about the need for that, sharing how a coffee shop is not just a place to go and get coffee but also a place where people meet, … Continue reading »