Julia Hart

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New library digs during remodeling

The 500 block of Sunnyside’s South Sixth Street is getting another new business in April. Well, at least temporarily, according to officials with Yakima Valley Libraries.

Take this week to make memories

Reading the posts on my Facebook each morning isn’t easy when Buddy wants to be first in line for a good morning belly rub.

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Local teen learning to master the yoyo

Most people remember trying to learn yoyo tricks as a child, only to put the toy in a drawer the first time the string ended up in knots.

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Storyteller shares first American tales

Stories about spider web-like dreamcatchers and the courting methods of young Native American couples were among the tales shared with Sunnyside Pioneer Elementary School third graders last Tuesday.

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Master winemaker touts Sunnyside’s latest tasting room

Côte Bonneville winemaker Kerry Shiels believes Yakima Valley wines are among the best in the world.

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Payton Sample earns trip to Pittsburgh as regional science fair winner

KENNEWICK – Earning grand prize honors at the 2015 Mid-Columbia Regional Science and Engineering Fair is “a big thing,” admits Sunnyside High School senior Payton Sample.

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UW professor taking on project to restore cabins once occupied by farm workers

The weathered wooden siding of three old tenant cabins, missing shingles and scarred by torn window screens, are a reminder of the history of farm workers’ housing that once dotted Lower Valley farms.

Sunnyside, Bickleton girls notch wins at jamboree

YAKIMA – Both Bickleton and Sunnyside had first-place finishes at Saturday’s Eisenhower Jamboree, the first meet of the season for both teams.

Hanford Reach story contained in modern Richland museum

During the peak of the Hanford Nuclear Project, before the end of World War II, more than 51,000 people lived and worked on what is now known as the Hanford Reservation.

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Americans need their shuteye

It is no coincidence that National Sleep Awareness Week ended this past Sunday - on the first day of Daylight Saving Time. That’s according to Dr. Brian Santiago, Sunnyside Community Hospital’s Sleep Center director and sleep disorder specialist.

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