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Julia Hart

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Local woman launches fundraiser

Cancer for College benefits from UW alumni

Calling all University of Washington alumni.

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Chamber honors city’s dreamers, doers

Kilians, Friend receive Volunteers of Year honors

After more than 27 years promoting and judging Sunnyside’s winter parade, three volunteers received a “pat on the back” during Saturday’s Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Sunnyside awards dinner.

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Dancer earns scholarship

Classes are paying off for a Zillah dancer after studying ballet for nearly 10 years.

Penny drive tops $2,000

Veterans, youth to benefit from donations

The American Legion’s Fred E. Hayes Post 57 collected more than $2,200 during its fourth annual Penny-a-Day campaign.

Irish eyes are dining

Lower Valley options for St. Paddy’s day

So where can Irish “wannabes” go for a nice St. Patrick’s Day meal tomorrow?

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Coffee, music and GPS make perfect blend

Tips for making a perfect cup of coffee, old-fashioned gospel music and the use of a foolproof GPS system were part of the program at Tuesday’s Lower Valley Christian Women’s Connect meeting.

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Rotary club launches Legacy Project

The family of the late Jim Trull was on hand Monday to see the start of a legacy project in his honor.

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Rodriguez joins advertising staff

A new advertising consultant has joined the Daily Sun News staff.

Chamber readies for banquet, festival

With the annual community awards banquet just 12 days away, Chamber of Commerce volunteers are already looking ahead to the next big community event – Cinco de Mayo.

Credit union program helps build credit score ratings

A marketing plan targeting Hispanic families’ financial needs is paying dividends for Lower Valley Credit Union.

Communication is conference theme

“Power Up Your Communication, Power Up Your Farm” is the theme of the 2016 Women in Agriculture Conference, scheduled as a live simulcast from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. March 19 at various locations across the Pacific Northwest.

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Vandals strike veteran’s plaza

The Jerry Taylor Veteran’s Memorial Plaza was hit by vandals late Saturday night.

American Legion’s annual penny drive wraps up

Twenty-nine days of collecting pennies is adding up to a sizable amount of money for the Grandview American Legion Fred E. Hayes Post 57, according to drive organizers.

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A family favorite at Lent

A recipe she learned from her father when she was a girl is now her family’s favorite winter soup.

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Don’t miss drama club’s Addams Family

You owe it to yourself go see Sunnyside High School Drama Club’s presentation of “The Addams Family”, a musical comedy that delivers on all fronts.

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Leaplings celebrate once every four years

A big birthday “shout out” to a group of Lower Valley individuals marking a special birthday today.

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Nursing program changes, saves lives

It requires a special person to take on a career in the nursing field.

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‘Oliver!’ cast in rehearsal

Valley Theatre Company rehearsals are in the beginning stages for the spring presentation of “Oliver!,” a musical based on the Charles Dickens novel.

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Get ready to meet the ‘Addams Family’

The lights are low as the curtains open for a new musical about to hit the Sunnyside High School stage.

Police Chief sees increase in community support

Changes in the Sunnyside Police Department over the past 18 months run deeper than a change in uniform styles.

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Sharing a family favorite – Chile Rellenos

She may be working out of a mid-size kitchen, but the food coming out of her kitchen carries a big flavor.

Technology advances reduce recovery time

Patients don’t expect to hear their doctors use terms like roto rooter or caulking gun when describing cardio-vascular procedures.

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Intentional mistakes lead to glorious images

The photographs hanging gallery-style on the walls of Holy Pies restaurant on South First Street often cause people to take a second look.

Wine and Food Fair ends after 34 years

Once called the largest lawn party in the state, the famed Prosser Wine and Food Fair has been cancelled.

Spirit of Sunnyside candidates sought

Nominations applications online

It’s nomination time for the annual Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Sunnyside awards banquet.

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Winery reveals plans for upgrades

A winery with widened sidewalks and an outdoor seating area near Central Park and downtown are in the works for the city’s old Water Works building.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women

If both of your parents have a family history of heart disease, you are at risk for a heart attack.

Ombudsmen give elderly a voice

What is it like to be an ombudsman, a person who speaks on behalf of another?

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Severino Cellars, a family endeavor

A 100-year-old farmhouse is the setting for one of the more than 13 wineries on the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail.

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Thousands indulge in wine, chocolate over Valentine’s Day

Thousands of red wine and chocolate lovers hit Yakima Valley wineries this past weekend to enjoy samples of award- winning red wines and luscious chocolates.

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Actors deliver perfect Valentine

A bored English housewife, a snoopy church lady, a confused English vicar and an escaped Russian war prisoner are at the heart of the Valley Theatre Company’s Valentine’s weekend production of “See How They Run.”

Wine and chocolate share similarities

Everyone knows that wine and chocolate go together at Valentine’s Day like hearts and arrows.

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Still sweethearts after 69 years

He thought she was too old for him. The young 18-year-old girl wasn’t interested in making new friends in the Yakima Valley.

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Chocolatier returns home to wine country

Sunnyside native combines loves

Growing up in the heart of the Yakima Valley wine country, he may never thought about making a sweet to pair with the plethora of award-winning red wines produced locally.

Security expert offers insight into Jihad

He called this morning’s presentation to the Daybreak Rotary club a 101 primer in the history of the Jihad.

The IRS is not calling

Local police issue alert for bogus demands

Callers telling local residents they are from the Internal Revenue Service are part of a scam.

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Parents greet new principal

Her door is always open to parents and, more than anything, she wants to communicate with the parents of the 850 high school students in her charge.

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Tomorrow marks beginning of local Lenten traditions

Locals getting ready for Lent

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the Lenten season.

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Ace Hardware plans limited opening today

It’s finally open today. Well, sort of, said Sunnyside Ace Hardware owner Dennis Allen.

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Spotlight shines on local girls

Everyone gets a crown.

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Sunnysider marks 102nd birthday today

She has met famous people, was an early proponent of recycling clothing and a jogger before it became a popular form of exercise.

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Wine tour coming to Sunnyside

Next weekend will be an opportunity for wine enthusiasts from around the state to meet winemakers here in the Yakima Valley.

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New business opens full service office

A building at 223 W. Wine Country Road is a one-stop center for building, locating, buying and financing a new home.

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Hundreds turn out for homeless count

By 1:30 p.m. yesterday organizers of the Project Homeless Connect were calling the event a huge success.

Rachel’s Challenge coming to area school

The death of a Colorado teenager has sparked a nationwide movement to encourage children to be kind to one another.

Help available for the homeless

Survey set for Wednesday

Those who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless will find help at the annual Project Homeless Connect from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish Center, 921 S. Sixth St.

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Family plans benefit to aid cancer victim

He is only nine years old but he is facing the biggest fight of his life.

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Community honors Jim Trull

Overflow crowd mourns local leader

Hundreds turned out yesterday for a memorial service to honor a Lower Valley man described as “humble and authentic.”

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Adventure nearing its end for local woman

In just a few weeks the U. S. Peace Corps will lose the services of a Sunnyside native.

Irrigation district team handling interim management duties

Though still feeling the pain from losing Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District Manager Jim Trull, who died Saturday, staff press on with a three-person management team for the time being.