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Julia Hart

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Drama club presents spring musical

Burgerville opens April 29

A love story about a fry cook and a dental hygienist student is featured in Grandview High School Drama Club’s spring musical, Burgerville.

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Students remind motorist not to text and drive

Local club focuses on safety

The Sierra Vista Middle School Prevention Club took lunch time to promote traffic safety Wednesday.

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Mabton’s E.coli boil-water order remains in effect

Residents may see return to tap water Tuesday

Residents may know as soon as Monday if the state will lift its boil order for city water.

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Pastor Souza at home at new church

After searching for a church for several years, a pastor found his new home at the local Presbyterian Church.

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Ahoy matey!

Party theme of creativity and lots of duct tape

It only takes a little imagination and some duct tape to create a 3-year-old party worthy of a pirate’s bounty.

Mabton hosts E.coli meeting tonight at 6

Health officials plan to answer questions

The city is planning a town hall meeting at 6 tonight to openly discuss the current water situation.

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City-wide E.coli investigation begins

Officials: Boil water before drinking

Officials confirmed this morning that all city water should be boiled due to E. coli.

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Melange changing course

Owner unsure where new path will lead

Change, as they say, is constant.

Wine lovers taste ‘straight from the barrel’

To help wine enthusiasts get the most out of the region’s spring salute to the wine industry, two barrel tasting weekend events are planned this year.

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Princess with No Name takes stage

A handful of rehearsals remain before the cast of The Princess with No Name takes the stage for the first of three performances.

City museum re-opens in style

Ready for open house, asparagus fest

The city’s remodeled museum is drawing a lot of “ooohs” and “ahhs” from visitors.

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Quenching the world’s beer thirst

Local hop plant exports across the globe

Beer drinkers around the world can thank Yakima Valley hop growers for the flavoring in their beverage.

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Blooming despite adversity

The relationship between bees, flowers and thriving was the theme of yesterday’s Lower Valley Christian Women’s Connection meeting.

Ambassador ready for new adventure

From mission work in Guatemala to singing with her church worship team, the next Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador is ready to serve.

Mabton park benefit set

Mabton High School student serious about city clean-up

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Book highlights Firestorm 2014 stories

Taken from newspaper headlines, the heroes and villains of the 2014 Carlton Complex wildfire are immortalized in a new publication.

Accordionist to entertain

It’s extremely hard to keep one’s toes from tapping when Gary Malner of Yakima fires up his accordion.

Grant brings more meals to county senior lunch sites

Funding means 300 more hot meals a day

Four days a week, they gather for a hot meal and a little social time.

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Taking her cuisine to the city streets

Grande quesadillas with chili chipotle flavored grilled chicken is as mouth-watering as it sounds and it is a favorite of many shoppers at Pasco Flea Market.

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Glamour and fundraisers raise cancer awareness

While most area children were busy deciding what to do on their spring break, a group of young girls decided to raise cancer awareness.

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Family winery continues to expand

The Horse Heavens Hills has long been known for its lush wheat land attracting pioneers to the high dry plateau.

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Ladder truck nearly home

City’s newest rig on a side trip

The city’s new ladder truck could arrive in town as soon as next week.

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Spring work parties ready to paint

Six local homeowners will see their houses receive a fresh coat of paint April 16 during volunteer work parties.

Marine veteran honored

Sunnyside man lauded for helping others

A local man is being recognized for service to others above and beyond the call of duty.

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Put a little paint on that glass

Event attracts visitors to local tasting rooms

Slow evenings in year-round tasting rooms have led to a new creative outlet for area winery staff and customers alike.

Where are they now?

Author searching for European travel buddies

The story of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe is the topic of a writer’s latest book.

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Bickleton carousel museum opens

Built in the shape of a wagon wheel, the Alder Creek Pioneer Carousel Museum opens its 2016 season tomorrow.

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Granite walls create emotional tug

A 6,000-pound block of stone is evoking an emotional response from a Sunnyside family.

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Helping hungry students survive spring break

Freshman enlists friends to feed others

Knowing some students might not have enough food to eat during spring break, one student is on a mission to make sure there is extra food in their cupboards.

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Family continues to write its wine-making history

After three decades, the Pontin family continues to work on improving the vintages bearing the family name.

Men in heels to protest crimes against women

April is Sexual Awareness Month

Men wearing high heels will walk the Lower Yakima Valley Pathway April 15 to protest violence against women.

Former Sunnyside resident avoids Brussels attack

A former Sunnyside resident living in Belgium is dealing with the aftermath of the world’s most recent terrorist attack.

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Cancer services now available

Local center means less travel for patients

Thanks to the opening of Sunnyside Community Hospital’s new cancer center, Lower Valley patients will have a shorter distance to travel to receive life-saving treatments.

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Cancer survivors sought

Relay for Life event to be held May 14-15 at Sierra Vista

Each year the opening lap of the Relay for Life is reserved for those people who have beat the odds of dying from cancer.

Community Easter egg festivities planned

Saturday is the typical day for Easter egg hunts, and this year Lower Valley residents have three large community events from which to choose.

Churches plans Holy Week services

Lower Valley churches are planning special events leading up to Easter Sunday, March 27.

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She loves cooking childhood foods

Fried plantains easy to make

Ripe plantains are sometime mistaken for bananas at grocery store produce stands.

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Country Park events center growing

Fairgrounds to add northern parking area

When the annual Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo rolls around in August, the cowgirls and cowboys will have more space to park their trucks and horse trailers.

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Change in attitude, change in direction

A popular television jingle, “The thing about change is that it is constantly changing,” is certainly true for a mom and pop winery on Chaffee road.

Local farmer saving the environment a crop at a time

Her farm is about more than carrots and squash

Learning to be a farmer has been a nine-year process for a woman who admits she was only partially prepared.

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Adding glamour to the city

A family tradition is moving into its second generation for a downtown business.

Local woman launches fundraiser

Cancer for College benefits from UW alumni

Calling all University of Washington alumni.

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Chamber honors city’s dreamers, doers

Kilians, Friend receive Volunteers of Year honors

After more than 27 years promoting and judging Sunnyside’s winter parade, three volunteers received a “pat on the back” during Saturday’s Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Sunnyside awards dinner.

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Dancer earns scholarship

Classes are paying off for a Zillah dancer after studying ballet for nearly 10 years.

Penny drive tops $2,000

Veterans, youth to benefit from donations

The American Legion’s Fred E. Hayes Post 57 collected more than $2,200 during its fourth annual Penny-a-Day campaign.

Irish eyes are dining

Lower Valley options for St. Paddy’s day

So where can Irish “wannabes” go for a nice St. Patrick’s Day meal tomorrow?

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Coffee, music and GPS make perfect blend

Tips for making a perfect cup of coffee, old-fashioned gospel music and the use of a foolproof GPS system were part of the program at Tuesday’s Lower Valley Christian Women’s Connect meeting.

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Rodriguez joins advertising staff

A new advertising consultant has joined the Daily Sun News staff.

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Rotary club launches Legacy Project

The family of the late Jim Trull was on hand Monday to see the start of a legacy project in his honor.

Chamber readies for banquet, festival

With the annual community awards banquet just 12 days away, Chamber of Commerce volunteers are already looking ahead to the next big community event – Cinco de Mayo.