Noon Rotary to play Santa

Noon Rotary will celebrate the holiday by giving toys and food to adopted families at the club’s Christmas Buffet at noon Dec. 11 at El Valle, 410 Yakima Valley Highway.

Junior League scholars named

Heritage University students have received four of six Junior League of Yakima Scholarships.

Pet food drive underway

The annual Meals on Wheels for Pets program is now underway at all Bleyhl Co-op stores.

Coloring winners

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Penny drive adds to funding pool

Students empty their banks for new splash park venture

The children’s penny banks are empty, but all for a good cause. The Roosevelt Elementary School students launched a drive earlier this month in support of the community’s Splash Park.

Couples that judge together, win together

Fujiuras named PNWBA ‘judges of the year’

Ray and Melba Fujiura have been feasting on barbecue since 2010 when they volunteered to be judges at the very first Skewered Apple barbecue contest held in Yakima.


Wine bottles recycled

So the company is gone and the empty wine bottles remain. Instead of tossing them in tomorrow’s trash, why not recycle them.

Tips for a centerpiece

There is still time to sign up for the Christmas centerpiece class being offered by the Yakima Valley Arboretum, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 16.

Christmas Tea date named

The Nouvella Club will hold its annual Christmas tea at 1 p.m. Dec. 21, in the parish hall at Holy Trinity Episcopal, 327 E. Edison Ave.

Monthly foot clinic offered

Seniors needing help with foot care can take advantage of the monthly foot clinic offered at the Senior Citizen Center at the community center, 812 Wallace Way. The clinic takes place at 9 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. Call the center to make an appointment at 509-882- 9219.

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Gardening project season over

Program to give families a space pulling stakes

It was with a heavy heart that Sunnyside Community Gardens spokesperson Mary Werkhoven started talking about the possibility of closing the community service project at the end of the current growing season.


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‘Sing’ for their supper

Grand Cinemas employee Matthew Esparza, left, collects canned and other non-perishable food items from movie-goers Friday.