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Julia Hart

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There’s no business like snow business

Retailers hard-pressed to keep supplies in stock

Snow shovels are flying off the shelves at area stores at breakneck speed, leaving many shoppers empty-handed.

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Volunteers needed to help homeless

Annual survey is Jan. 25-26

The annual Point in Time Homeless survey and the Project Homeless Connect are Jan. 25 and 26 in Yakima and Sunnyside.

Snow cancels, delays MLK assemblies

Peace march set for Monday in Toppenish

Snow days and two-hour delays have left little time to work Martin Luther King Jr. assemblies and observances into schedules.

Nashville music coming to Zillah night spot

The Chophouse, formerly known as The Old Warehouse Restaurant, 703 Railroad Ave. will bring Nashville on Jan. 28 to kick-off the opening of the small town restaurant.

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What to do with a free snow day

With schools being canceled four times during the past two weeks, parents are challenged to find ways to keep children amused.

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Snow angels of a different sort

Shovel armed volunteers help each other

With snow piles blocking driveways in many area of the valley, seeing enterprising individuals out in the cold packing shovel is a sight for snow-blinded eyes.

Ministry seeking more volunteers

Compassion Now serving 500 people

A ministry to serve the poor is finding the need greater than its organizers suspected.

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Stay out of the cold, read a good book

It’s too cold to go outside.

Bring on Detroit

Area '12th Man' ready for Wildcard Weekend

The “Hawk house” will be lit up like Christmas when the Seattle Seahawks and the Detroit Lions face off Saturday in the opening round of NFL playoffs.

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Ag Expo begins today in Yakima

More than 500 exhibits are expected

The eighth annual Yakima Valley Ag Expo opened this morning and continues through tomorrow at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

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A ‘Star Wars’ collection of memories

Woman honors daughter’s memory

Collections are created for all kinds of reasons.

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Visit a gallery for inspiration

New shows opening this month

What better way to start off the new year for inspiration than to visit local art galleries?

How to survive cold weather conditions

Red Cross offers suggestions during outages

With the wind chill factor expected to remain in the sub-zero range, safety is a necessity when it comes to keeping warm.

Help available for families facing winter weather issues

Agencies ready with housing options

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinics, Northwest Community Action Center (NCAC) and Neighborhood Health Services are cooperating to house the homeless during the current bone-chilling weather.

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2017 New Year babies make debut

A local couple can claim the bragging rights to having the first baby of 2017 born in the Lower Yakima Valley.

Gunshot revelry strikes Mabton home

New year’s shooting hits window

New Year’s morning gunfire hit a local home.

Local girl wins trophies, prizes in pageants

The youngster competed in Las Vegas

Alysianna Aguirre, 5, participated in several pageants in recent weeks, her mother Janet Aguirre said.

New Year’s Eve... where’s the party?

If going out on New Year’s Eve is not really your thing, consider frequenting your favorite sports bar to watch the fourth-ranked University of Washington Huskies in the Peach Bowl Saturday as they face-off against top-ranked Alabama at noon.

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Area non-profits look to 2017

Organizations are beginning to see stabilization

After years of see-saw funding, officials with non-profit organizations said they are beginning to see stabilization in their ability to provide services.

Local author provides human interaction

Reading about the teaching profession often comes in the form of technical jargon that only the academics like to read.

Food banks still in need of donations

The holiday may be over, but the need for extra food hasn’t gone away among the needy in the Yakima Valley, as local food bank directors can attest.

New Year’s eve events happening Saturday night

Everything from board games to dancing

New Year’s Eve will be celebrated in all kinds of ways in the Lower Yakima Valley.

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New club director has passion for children

The building at 823 Park Ave., is fairly humming with activity during the Christmas break.

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Couple’s Christmas baby takes her time in arriving

Born at Sunnyside Community Hospital late in the evening, this year’s Christmas baby was in no hurry to make her appearance.

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Veterans wreaths finally arrive in Sunnyside

Evergreens laid at headstones of veterans

Ribbon-festooned evergreen wreaths may have arrived late, but the Wreaths Across America project is now complete in town.

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Keep families busy this winter

With winter officially here and Christmas over, it’s time to begin thinking about how to enjoy the coming weeks.

Easy Christmas feasting in your kitchen

The test kitchens at Pillsbury have done it again.

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Entertaining last minute gift options

Trying to shop last minute for members of your family can be a head-scratching dilemma with Christmas less than two days away.

Area homeless to benefit from teenager’s effort

She has been working on her homeless project for several years.

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Candlelight and caroling all part of holiday season

Local churches offer Christmas message

During the holiday season, families gather to observe candlelight and special Sunday morning services at their respective churches.

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Sunnyside groups rally around Toys for Tots

Churches, golfers, police unite in event

The police conference room, looked more like one of Santa’s workshop yesterday morning.

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Hit the road and enjoy the area’s Christmas light displays

Enjoy your neighbors' light shows

Nothing says the holidays like brightly lit yards filled with angels, Santa Claus, nativity scenes and snowmen.

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The Lower Yakima Valley pays its respects

Sunnyside delays wreath ceremony

Five hundred Lower Yakima Valley veterans had their graves honored Saturday during the annual Wreaths Across America event.

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No candy canes from this Santa

Handmade toys distributed Saturday

A lot of Santa Clauses are happy to listen to children’s Christmas wishes and send them on their way with a candy cane or a color book.

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Take a lighted tour around town

Suggestions sought for displays

Get your thermos of hot cocoa, blanket and meet friends and neighbors for a bus tour of Christmas light displays scattered throughout the community.

Wellness business incubator forming

Program to help long-haul truck drivers

A conversation with a former student has led a local business woman’s latest endeavor.

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Volunteers help Santa reach local families

Area groups are quickly turning into Santa’s helpers to provide a happier holiday for the less fortunate.

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Not all letters to Santa Claus ask for toys

Some children request needed necessities

Some letters stood out in stark contrast to the hundreds of others submitted to the annual Letters to Santa promotion at The Daily Sun.

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Being busy allows this man to be artistic

When he retired over a year ago, he knew he would need something to keep himself busy.

Mascot inspires pet food drive

Pre-school collects pet supplies

It was a sad day for Mary Schlenker when her 12-year-old miniature schnauzer died.

God is her rope of protection

Adventures mixed with stories of faith

She used mountain climbing as the metaphor into her life’s story.

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Santa’s ready for canine close-ups

Proceeds to benefit local dog park

Playing Santa to area canines means being patient and not afraid of dogs.

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Sunnyside woman recalls family and Pearl Harbor memories

She remembers everyone being home for dinner when word came that Pearl Harbor was been attacked.

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Stage Review: Not your mama’s White Christmas

Last weekend to see stage version

If you can get the tickets, you really should go see Valley Theater Company’s production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

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Local man proposes at event

He kept a promise to his father and made one to his bride-to-be before thousands of people Saturday night.

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Bank joins regional coat drive

A coast drive for the homeless is under way at the local branch of Columbia Bank.

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New Holland earns sweepstakes honors

With an estimated 50,000 lights just on the Burrows Tractor New Holland Harvester, a local dealership, took sweepstakes in Saturday night’s 28th annual Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade.

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Try this delicious candy dish

The perfect treat for the holidays or any special occasion can be found by purchasing a locally produced product, Chukar Cherries. Amaze your visitors with Cherry Bliss Bars.

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When ‘making do’ was the only option

Depression is Christmas open house theme

While leaders promised “a chicken in every pot” during the Great Depression of 1930s, not everyone had a pot.

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Holiday parade weekend

One of the most anticipated festivals weekend of the year approaches.