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Signature Drink: Cool Cucumber

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From Silver Reef Casino in Ferndale, Washington, the Cool Cucumber is the perfect summer drink for a hot afternoon or warm evening. The subtle heat from the ginger simple syrup is quickly cooled by the cucumber and refreshed with a hint of citrus.

INGREDIENTS
— 4 slices of cucumber
— 1 lemon wedge
— 1.25 oz. Yazi ginger-flavored vodka
— 1 oz. ginger-infused simple syrup
— 3 oz. soda water
— 4 sprigs of candied ginger (optional)

Get to Know: San Juan Islands, Washington

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Barbara Marrett’s path to the San Juan Islands in Washington was a tad circuitous. Originally from Katonah, New York, she no doubt developed an interest in adventure and other cultures from her father, who worked for the United Nations. When she met her future husband, he asked her if she’d like to sail with him to Easter Island.

Wenatchee Convention Center Modernizes Key Spaces

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Wenatchee Convention Center in north-central Washington has completed a remodeling project in excess of $3 million that modernized the Grand Apple Ballroom and Orchard Exhibit Hall. Owned by the City of Wenatchee and managed by Coast Hospitality, the renovation of the more than 10,000-square-foot ballroom includes new lighting, carpeting and an acoustical ceiling system and updated carpeting in the lobby just outside. The 7,560-square-foot exhibit hall received the same upgrades as well as new wall décor.

Gallery One's Space Provides the Perfect Frame for a Memorable Occasion

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Gallery One Visual Art Center opened in Ellensburg, Washington, on Aug. 29, 1968, as the Ellensburg Community Art Gallery. For the next 30 years, Eveleth Green served as the gallery director, and in 1994 the name was changed to Gallery One Visual Art Center. In April 1972, the gallery relocated to the second floor of the Stewart Building.

Use This Summer Wine Guide to Know Where to Host the Perfect Wine Event

Did you know that Washington is the second-largest premium wine producer in the country? Or that Oregon has more than 600 wineries and more than 950 vine- yards? This summer, celebrate Northwest wine by explor- ing its wine countries with a group tasting tour or stocking your event bar with some of the region’s most acclaimed vintages. Cheers!

Wine Tasting 101

Washington's Wenatchee is a Flourishing Destination for Meetings and Events

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Few places in hte country rival the Pacific Northwest’s beauty, and one of its most stunning locales is Washington’s Wenatchee Valley. Nestled in the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains, this picturesque area—known as the “Apple Capital of the World”—features an abundance of outdoor adventures and versatile spaces for meetings, conferences and conventions.

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