Plans underway for next year’s activities
The city’s list of summer recreation activities for 2017 are nearly complete, giving city Parks and Recreation Program Director Lander Grow an opportunity to begin thinking about the fall program.
Business offers custom moving solutions for families
Helping a loved one relocate or clearing the estate after someone has passed can be extremely emotional and challenging; but thanks to a new business in the area, families don’t have to do it alone.
Organizers happy with first time turn-out
From the street, the gathering at Westside Park looked like a group of moms and children enjoying a cool morning in the shade.
Alley is ready for her Grand entry
Although she has been the reigning Miss Toppenish Junior Rodeo Queen since January, Mikenzye Alley will make her first grand entry at the local rodeo tonight (Friday).
Work is underway on making the 2017 Relay of Life event a success, say local organizers.
YVC Grandview campus to get access
The earthmovers are making short work of the a portion of land near the local Yakima Valley College campus.
The summer reading program was a big hit at the Grandview Library this summer, which wrapped up this week, assistant librarian Ruth Dirks said.
Boyz II Men kicks off entertainment
In less than two weeks, the Benton-Franklin Fair and Rodeo will welcome Boyz II Men in concert.
Temperatures expected to continue above 100 degrees
With triple digits temperatures predicted for the entire week, area medical experts are cautioning residents to use avoid lengthy exposure to the heat.
The 16th Summer Classic champion is Bernie Nelson, Lincoln City, Ore., who topped California’s Kai Lemrise in the finals.
Jessica Estrada describes herself as shy, but she is pushing herself to break loose and become more outgoing this summer.
Six company officials seated for nonprofit
The United Way of Central Washington has appointed six new board members.
‘Cheerful’ style her trademark during career
For those who know her, she is always asking, “How may I serve you?”
City previously operated a pool from 1939-2000
It may not be a swimming pool, but it is still cool.
A giant social gathering is planned from 6-9 p.m. at Central Park in celebration of National Night Out.
At long last, the YouTube video created by the Valley Children’s Choir is ready for viewing.
U.S. defense secretary enjoys Prosser respite
The regular lunch crowd at Bern’s Tavern didn’t notice the nation’s top defense leader enjoying his favorite hamburger and a cold beer alongside them Tuesday.
Rotarians learn about mushrooms
Not many people would enjoy foraging in the woods, looking for fungi under the layers of decomposing bark.
DiFalco takes on new role in Grandview
Making the move to the Grandview School District seems a like a natural fit to Shawnta DiFalco.
Annual graduation party salutes parents
Central Park’s performance stage was transformed into the setting for the 15th annual Panda Bear Child Care Center’s graduation ceremony last friday.
More than 41,000 ballots mailed out
Although the 2017 Primary Election deadline isn’t until Aug. 1, the ballots are trickling in.
Hoping to become a role model for community youth, Carina Cuevas, 16 is seeking to be the next Miss Sunnyside.
Students turn engineers, reporters
The soon to be fourth graders in Magda Garcia’s summer school classroom did more than focus on math and reading during the past three weeks.
Hundreds of cribbage boards will fill the tables at local VFW post as American Cribbage Congress enthusiasts settle in for multiple rounds of cribbage this weekend.
July is National blue berry month and locally the harvest is well under way with u-pick blue berry signs posted throughout the lower valley.
Ornelas wins scooter, safety helmet
A shiny green trick scooter and a safety helmet were awarded to Selena Ornelas, 10, yesterday.
July 24 last day to sign up to complete project
Children gathered around a variety of building materials and puzzles when Kate Wellens of the Pacific Science Center Science on Wheels program came to town.
Is it just me are have the weeds gotten bigger faster than in any previous year?
A love of community is prompting Miss Sunnyside candidate Victoria Cardenas, 16, to seek the coveted crown this summer.
Summer is the time when being in school is not at the top of childrens’ “to do” list, but attending summer camp is.
She loves tiaras. But Sunnyside’s Brianna Garza also loves helping others.
Paint store to more than double in size
Standard Paint and Flooring has purchased the former Nobles Furniture and Flooring Store building at 717 E. Yakima Valley Highway, Yakima Store officials said.
Gibbons, Gallagher promoted
As Sunnyside Community Hospital transitions into a regional health agency, a new chief executive officer quietly took over local management in April.
Prosser event runs from 6-10 p.m. downtown
As the sun dips below the city’s historic downtown skyline, art lovers and wine connoisseurs will be ready to enjoy the best of both worlds at the 14th annual Art Walk and Wine Gala.
Play opens Sept. 30 at high school auditorium
The beloved classic, “Little Women” will be staged for lower valley audiences in September now that a cast has been chosen, Over the Hill Theatricals director Sheila Hazzard announced.
Organization offers services to cities without chambers
Mayor Jim Restucci will be escorting visitors around the business community today as one of his duties as the city leader.
A desire to encourage health and fitness is one of the goals of Miss Sunnyside candidate Clarisa Calderon.
Some residents object to Veldhuis’ plan
A decision about plans for the development of a 36-acres feedlot off Glade Road south of town should be known within 10 business days, following testimony given Thursday.
Two girls have Lower Valley ties
Two girls with links to the local community are preparing to travel to the nation’s capital to advocate for juvenile diabetics’ research funding.
Plans to compete for national officer
Tye Taylor hasn’t started packing his bags for a trip to Johnson, Iowa yet, but the 2016 Prosser High School graduate is excited to begin.
Show kicks off 2017-2018 season
In a suspenseful who-done-it story line, a man remarries after his first wife’s mysterious death, unaware of his jealous secretary’s role in her death and her nefarious plans for his second wife.
Local woman pens book on child death
Working through the tragedy of a child’s death is the topic of a new book written by local author Kimberly Starr.
Lower valley offers family fun throughout July 4
From Zillah to Prosser, the Yakima Valley skies will be lit with the aerial color come Tuesday night.
Sunnyside, Grandview and Granger high school delegates learned what it takes to become statemen following a weeklong immersion into civic duty
A celebration to mark the official opening of the Spring of Life Church will be July 8, at the church, 501 Concord Ave.
Little building packed with vintage and fun
Long a landmark building at the corner of South Seventh Street and Railroad Avenue, a tiny brick building has been added to the city’s #Sunnyside Renaissance scene.
With a possible state government shutdown looming, local credit unions are prepared to help clients who are state employees.
Fundraiser brings in more than $3,475
Area businesses and residents contributed $3,475.74 to help eight children whose mother was slain earlier this month allegedly by their father.
A Sunnyside science fair standout has make her mark on the international field after taking second place in the Genius Olympiad this past week.
Lopez family working on certification
Listening to Ramona Lopez talk about the various varieties of fruits and vegetables grown on her 37-acre farm, you would think she was talking about her children.