Toppenish newspaper publishes final issue

Publication shuts down after 113 years

The last newspaper exclusively serving the mid-valley area from Zillah to Wapato has closed its doors. The final edition of the Review Independent was published November 30 after Publisher Bruce Smith had offered to sell the newspaper for $1 without any takers.

Food safety is theme

The center for Latino Farmers in partnership with the Washington State Department of Agriculture is hosting a workshop on food safety in Yakima at the Oxford Suite, 1701 E. Yakima Ave.

Tasting fees to help group

As a part of its holiday giving event, Milbrandt Vineyards is donating all tasting fees to Mustangs4Mustangs through Thursday.

Winery plans open house

As a holiday event, Airfield Estates is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, at 560 Merlot Drive.

Sick leave rules is topic

The latest information regarding the state’s sick leave requirements will be the topic at Chamber Meeting at noon Dec. 5 at Jeremy’s 1896 Public Houses, 1232 Wine Country Road.

Fill the ‘Ram’ going well

The bed of one “Ram” pick-up truck is nearly full as part of a Toys for Tots campaign now underway at the Mid Valley Chrysler dealership on Stover Road. “People have until Dec. 15, to bring a new unwrapped toy to help with the campaign,” marketing coordinator and internet sales manager Heather Winters said.

Thanksgiving attendance low

Visitors may have been watching the Apple Cup

The weather was fabulous for a weekend in wine country, and, according to local winery spokesmen, Friday was busy.

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Happy merchants

French Vanilla Market clerk Melissa Dalrymple was kept busy Saturday as shoppers visited the shop on Small Business Saturday.

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YVC’s wine program earns medals

Yakima Valley Vintners earn regional honors

Yakima Valley Vintners, Yakima Valley College’s teaching winery, received eight awards for its student-crafted wines at the 2017 Tri-Cities Wine Festival this month.

Growers discuss cannabis future

Croptoberfest leaders plan crop festival

Cannabis workers, professionals, enthusiasts and entrepreneurs came together earlier this month in Perham Hall for the fourth annual Croptopberfest, an educational networking event for the cannabis business.

State paid leave is topic

The state’s paid leave requirements is the topic at the Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon, Dec. 5, at Jeremy’s 1896 Public House, 1232 Wine County Road.

Astria names new administrator

Astria Heart Institute has hired Corinne Murphy-Hines as its new administrator. The institute is operated as part of the Sunnyside-based Astria health care system.

Seasonal sales numbers up

Seasonal growth in sales of lawn and garden equipment and continued increases in drug and health store sales helped boost second-quarter taxable retail sales 5 percent over the same period in 2016, reaching a total of $38.6 billion.

Holiday gas prices steady

The average price for a gallon of gasoline held steady around the Lower Yakima Valley and the state over the last week, reported yesterday.