For Isaac Cendejas, swimming in Clear Lake on White Pass, camping out under the stars and making new friends at YMCA’s Camp Dudley was the summer camp experience of a lifetime.
Catalina Bazaldua is fulfilling an educational goal she once never thought possible.
Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary members were presented with a pop quiz Wednesday morning in celebration of the first day of school in the Sunnyside School District…and to test their knowledge about hospice care.
Chad Roberts now knows why he was born in Central Washington.
Thirteen brave Lower Valley golfers have joined the millions of individuals taking the ALS ice bucket challenge, collecting more than $300 late last Friday afternoon at Black Rock Creek Golf Course.
Now that the Sunnyside municipal swimming program is ready to be wrapped up for another season, the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Department is preparing to launch a fall co-ed softball league, beginning Sept.15.
Can stress be a healthy thing?
Buddy and I have been wondering about the fuss being made about allowing chicken farming inside the city limits.
Concerns about how the recent sale of 478 acres of Port of Sunnyside property was handled were brought to the attention of Port of Sunnyside commissioners Monday night.
On rare occasions, if you’re in the right place at the right time, you might catch a glimpse of white doves flying across the Sunnyside horizon. The graceful, sometimes darting birds aren’t airborne for long, as they have a short flight home.
Laser light shows flashing across the sails of the Sydney Opera House to convention meetings in the former Summer Olympics Park in New South Wales were among the highlights of this year’s Rotary International convention held in Australia’s largest city – Sydney.
Teens’ lamb sells for $24,000 in Grandview livestock arena
One 140-lb. lamb was transformed into a beacon of hope when two Prosser High School FFA chapter members decided to sell the Suffolk cross at the Yakima Valley Fair livestock auction recently.
There may only be about a half dozen or so students in the Bickleton School District interested in earning college credits while attending high school.
After spending one winter in Russia, Sunnyside’s Hannah Vlieger is on her way back to the country known for its sub-zero temperatures, and borscht.
Sometimes change is as simple as sitting in a different pew at church. But sometimes, change can be as life altering as the end of a 43-year marriage.
With the donation of a new computer, printer and office space, Sunnyside American Legion Post #73 is ready to begin processing local veterans’ service claims from a new downtown Sunnyside location.
Chickens expecting to find a home in Sunnyside will have to find a new place to roost, following action taken by the Sunnyside Planning Commission Tuesday night.
PROSSER – The dog days of summer make it just too hot to go outside and care for the garden and lawn.
Substitute teachers working in Grandview School District classrooms will receive a pay raise this year, thanks to action taken by the Grandview School Board Monday night.
As the end of their reign nears, the Miss Sunnyside Court is looking forward to packing away their tiaras and princess sashes.
Last weekend Buddy nearly had to be sedated because he was so excited. He thought for sure I was going to let him attend the Sunnyside Lions Club 16th Street Flea Market and Community Yard Sale, held near our home on Saturday.
A desire to offer Sunnyside women a different type of shopping experience has led Jessie Saldana to open her own dress boutique in downtown Sunnyside.
To say that Charlene Maling likes to shop is like saying the sky is blue.
Do dogs and cats go senile?
The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce threw open its doors Wednesday night to the community.
When Nick Friend first booked his cruise to Eastern Europe’s Black Sea, he thought he might see more of the Ukraine.
Ruth A. Dirk has found a new passion to add to her love of books.
The Bickleton School Board has adopted a $3.3 million budget for the 2014-15 school year.
Being the code enforcement officer is the toughest job Jim Rivard has ever had.
Buddy and I received word late last week that my sister’s faithful Chihuahua, “Angel,” had been hit by a car and hadn’t survived.
GRANDVIEW – After months of exploratory talks regarding the need and cost of a new Grandview High School sports complex, the Grandview School Board of Directors decided Monday night to go for it.
Taking a theme from one of her grandson Colby Castle’s favorite books, Martina Charvet created an adorable sheep to help promote the 2014 Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo.
Seeking to change the way voters look at Central Washington politics are four candidates as vastly different as their ages.
Even in the dry season it rains a lot under the jungle canopy that lines the shoreline of the Amazon River.
Buddy and I have been having some very serious discussions about car rides these past few 90-degree days.
Being chosen as the grand marshal for the Sunnyside Lions Club Independence Day Parade is both a shock and thrill for longtime Sunnyside resident Ralph Prescott.
Don’t call their group a club.
Every five to seven minutes a new load of compacting soil is dumped onto the future banks of the Port of Sunnyside’s newest lagoon.
Customers entering Buena Vista, located at the corner of South Sixth Street and East Grant Avenue in Sunnyside, always receive a friendly greeting from store owner Nestor Gabino.
My Buddy has been doing his best to find ways to become a service dog. But, I am afraid my little Yorkie pal is never ever going to make the cut.
Like the cigarette advertising campaigns of the 1950s, the latest campaign to promote nicotine use is portraying the use of electronic cigarettes as sexy and liberating.
Some cherry growers in the area were hit hard by rains over the weekend that resulted in bruised fruit and damaged trees.
The first day of summer is still a week away, but for Sunnyside School District kids, at least, summer began this past Wednesday.
Most people might not choose a color scheme of pink and bright orange as a landscape palette, but Sunnyside’s Dick Berk of Merrick Avenue has made the color combination work for him for years.
Convincing people to go in for cancer screenings is the biggest part of Nathanael Marchello’s job as a community health promoter for the Center for Community Health Promotions.
CLEVELAND – It’s time to make plans to attend the state’s oldest continuous running rodeo and community picnic.
Nine months ago my daughter Sarah announced on Facebook that she was going to give me another grandchild.
They have worked side by side for the past nine years, he as the Grandview Compass High School’s administrator and she as the school’s business education instructor.
When the Columbian mammoths roamed the Pacific Northwest more than 11,000 years ago, there were no hi-rises blocking the horizon.
Saying his current job is a different type of pastoring, Phil Cioppa of Sunnyside is excited about his work at Orchard House, a senior assisted living community in Grandview.