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Julia Hart

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A night at the movie

Movie night a prelude to museum tours

By yesterday afternoon, organizers of last night’s “Movie at the Museum” knew at least 90 people might show up for the featured film.

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Benton-Franklin line-up named

It time for the Benton-Franklin Fair and Horse Heaven Round-up Rodeo.

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Tales of Dutch freedom fighters

Author tells of life under the Nazi regime

World War II was over and the Fokke and Antje Boersma family had emigrated to the U.S. to escape worn-torn Europe.

Rob Conciene’s 1948 Chevy takes ‘Best of Show’

A total of 86 classics took part in the 11th Annual Grandview Chamber of Commerce Car Show on Saturday in Grandview Country Park.

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The insulating factor

Glass insulator collectors share hobby

As soon as electricity was discovered to be a power source, man has tried to harness it.

Sawhorses, stories earn cash awards

Critter Tales draws entries from all ages

The winners of the Decorated Critter and Critter Tale contests saw the Lower Valley Knitting Club’s peacock as the first-place winner in the senior division of the Foundation for the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo.

Grandview Library offers new reading program

We ‘transform’ lives every day

The Library is now part of Libraries Transform, a public awareness and advocacy campaign about what libraries and librarians do for and with people.

Squirrel causes blackout

Thousands without power for 4 hours

One curious squirrel knocked out power to 6,389 local customers for more than four hours today.

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Exhibit honors Latino families

Library seeks more locals to share stories

The life of an early Yakima Valley disc jockey is one of the individuals featured in the new public exhibition now on display at the Community Library, 621 Grant Ave.

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Miss Sunnyside Candidate

Naila Rodriguez

The Miss Sunnyside Pageant is not the first gala for this candidate.

Trellis gardening doubling local’s growing space

This time last year, the trellised garden in her backyard was buckling under the weight of growing produce.

Hometown girl writes the songs

She splits time between home and Nashville

Singer songwriter Sami Jo Sartin will be performing, along with The AKA Band, in the season finale of Tuesday Tunes.

Faith and trust is real message

Tea is for teachers, may have been the theme for Tuesday’s Lower Valley Christian Women’s meeting, but trust and faith was the real message.

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Yakima Valley Fair is now open

Behind the scenes at the fair

The Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo opens today with a flag raising and will close with a bang following the Saturday night Pro-West Rodeo.

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Local family winery re-opens Aug. 17

Former depot converted to tasting room

The Côte Bonneville Winery tasting room has been closed since February for a complete facelift.

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Granger Royalty promoting civic pride

Beautification awards posted

The first city beautification awards were distributed last week, much to the delight of city Mayor Charles Wheaton.

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Wenas Mammoth project expands

When the contractors working on Doug Mayo’s South Wenas Road property said he found some large bones, he asked Mayo what to do.

River threat worries officials

Honeyford to introduce legislation

What do zebra and quagga mussels have to do with Central Washington waterways?

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Hundreds gather in Sunnyside to remember Partida

Memorial service set for Wednesday

Kind and gentle are two words which most used to describe a beloved Sunnyside School District security officer Fidel Partida.

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Allison Palomarez | Miss Sunnyside Candidate

The giant red barn on Bishop Road holds special meaning to one Miss Sunnyside candidate.

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Collectors, hoarders sought

Mike and Frank want your junk

Have you got a shed or barn filled with collections of rusty old stuff?

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Valley’s children developing skills

7-month old program shows promise

A local children’s choir wowed the audiences gathered for Tuesday Tunes at the Centennial Square bandstand.

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Peach Festival highly successful

Bill’s Berry Farm’s peach pies will shine at this year’s event

Eight years ago when Bill and Julie Michener decided to open Bill’s Berry Farm, they began planning a signature event — a summer peach festival.

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New medical supply service opens

Sunnyside is company’s fourth store

There hasn’t been a full service medical supply business in town since 2010.

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Tips shared to avoid accidental poisoning

Accidental poisoning is the number one cause of accidental death in the United States, national studies show.

Fair, rodeo open Aug. 10 in Grandview

From bucking broncos to little girls’ sewing projects, the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo offers something for everyone.

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Prosser man celebrates his legacy

Family and friends honor former teacher

The testimonies told on the occasion of his birthday filled an hour of celebration for a popular local Prosser man.

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Amariah Osborn | Miss Sunnyside Candidate

Growing up on a farm, this Miss Sunnyside candidate wants to share her love of animals.

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He’s a blood drive veteran

Red Cross drives continue locally

He started donating his blood more than 20 years ago.

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Cast is picked, waiting on scripts

Director Julie Trumble is excited to begin rehearsals for the Over the Hill Theatricals production of the children’s classic Sleeping Beauty.

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The Princess King opens tonight

The Prosser Conservatory of Theatre for Children will present two performances of The Princess King tonight at 7 p.m. and tomorrow at 1 p.m.

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Dave Bos wins big at raffle

Polaris 4x4 all-terrain vehicle is grand prize

As soon as the last ticket was sold, the winning ticket for the 2016 Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club and Swim Team Raffle was drawn last night.

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Ready to dance

Dance Factory takes the fair park stage

A new lower valley dance group will stage its first public performance during the annual Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo, Aug. 10-13.

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Public hearing set for new dairy rules

Dairymen say rules are too expensive

State Department of Ecology officials will hear from area dairymen tonight on the agency’s proposal to require new permits for manure lagoons beginning next year.

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Calling all Outlook school alumni

Former student excited to share old class photos

She was lucky enough to attend Outlook school for five years back in the early 1950s.

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Molly Marquez | Miss Sunnyside Candidate

Baking cupcakes and photographing friends are two of this Miss Sunnyside candidate’s hobbies.

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Stylist transforms clinic to salon

From kennels to styling chair

Once a sober looking pet clinic, the building at 107 Zillah Ave. has undergone a total makeover.

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All veterans welcome

It was a day to celebrate a birthday of a favored elder at his home.

Javier Figueroa stumps in Sunnyside

Lieutenant governor hopeful trying to attract primary support

A Friday meeting with the local Republican Club turned into a tour of a local dairy and hop field for lieutenant governor hopeful Javier Figueroa.

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Model A’s hits the highway for local run

Model A cars traveled the back roads on a short trip to Granger yesterday.

National Night Out events on tap in valley

Described as a time to get out and visit with neighbors, National Night Out will be observed Aug. 2 in the Lower Yakima Valley.

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Take a whistle and hug a tree

Volunteers offer camping aids

There are 10 items everyone needs to pack when headed on a camping trip to the mountains.

Extension program more than gardens

Most people think of the Washington State University Extension program as it relates to Master Gardener programs or youth organizations, such as 4-H.

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Anything serves as a container garden

Most anything that will hold dirt and water can be transformed into a container garden.

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The modest camper trailer makes a comeback

Once abandoned in favor of modern land yachts, the pudgy little camp trailer is making a comeback.

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Mentor program seeks help

Underground launches youth program

If you only did one thing as a mentor — simply showing up would be enough.

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Pianist’s recital Saturday

Gardner leaving for mission trip in August

A recent Sunnyside High School graduate will present his senior piano recital at 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Sisters open local consignment shop

New business in Sunnyside Mini Mall

Divas have arrived at the Mini Mall, 214 S. Sixth St.

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Autumn Marquez | Miss Sunnyside Candidate

Known locally as the Marquez barn, the stately old hayloft, overlooking the valley, has been featured in tourism materials for the past 30 years.

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Green signs mark the way

Sunnyside recycle bins at 409 S. Fourth St.

Signs are up, directing recyclers where to access the city’s recycling bins.