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How to protect your eyes from macular degeneration

Dear Savvy Senior, Is macular degeneration hereditary? My mother lost her vision from it before she died a few years ago, and now at age 65, I’m worried I may get it. What can you tell me? Nearsighted Susan

Lose the drama, take the coaching

Have you ever watched one of those TV shows where people get advice from an expert? It’s odd dynamic, people go on the shows for help, but when the experts weigh in they become defensive and resist.

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Play auditions

Lower Valley actors Julie Trumble, Debbie Mendoza and Linda Martin read lines during last night’s auditions for the Over the Hill Theatricals’ production of “The Butler Did It, Singing.”

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Beat the Heat With an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social

Janet's Notebook

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” How many times did you sing that when you were younger? I know I did. As a kid, one of my favorite treats was an ice cream sundae. As an adult, it still is!

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Not your everyday Sunnyside clown

Traveling aboard his personalized scooter, Prosser Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1466 President Tim Lyczewski of Sunnyside greets visitors to the annual Prosser Fly-in at the Prosser Airport last Saturday.

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Bicycle safety focus of rodeo

Sunnyside’s Holy Trinity Church held a bicycle rodeo this past weekend, free to all children who brought a bike to participate.

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Oasis in the desert

The event featured a number of game booths for children. The local church hosted the free carnival with help from New Horizons Community Church of Spokane.

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Alpacas center stage at fiber fest

A dramatic moment for the seniors visiting Sage Bluff Alpacas in Prosser this past Saturday came when a herd of young animals raced into the paddock in front of them.

Zumba classes continue

Ongoing Zumba classes are offered by the Grandview Parks and Recreation Department at the Grandview Community Center.

10 year SHS class reunion scheduled

The Sunnyside High School graduating class of 2005 will hold its 10-year reunion Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25, in Sunnyside.

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Seattle sensation to stage Aug. 1 concert in Prosser

PROSSER - The Princess Theatre in Prosser will host nationally touring pop/soul artist, Mycle Wastman, on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 7:30 p.m.

CSI camp July 28-29

Sunnyside’s annual CSI Camp returns on Tuesday and Wednesday of this month, July 28-29. Youngsters are invited to join the Sunnyside Police Department and Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Department for a camp they don’t want to miss. Participants will investigate a crime scene at the Sunnyside Community Center, learn to finger print and what it takes to be a crime scene investigator.

Local church sets bike rodeo

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Sunnyside will hold a pair of bike-related events this coming weekend.

Shakespeare theater camp Aug. 10-23

WALLA WALLA - Columbia REA will present a Shakespeare intensive theater camp, offered by Shakespeare Walla Walla and the Walla Walla Community College Foundation Monday, Aug. 10, through Sunday, Aug. 23.

‘Blue Moon’ social event planned Aug. 1

GOLDENDALE – The only blue moon of the year will be celebrated at Maryhill Winery on Saturday, Aug. 1.