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Rapid City Plaza Captures Casper’s Interest – Yakima, Are You Listening? — Dave’s Diary

Next Monday evening Catherine Gustafson will be back to town with greater detail on the proposed plaza plan for downtown Yakima.  You are invited to check it out starting at 6:30 at the Seasons Performance Hall.

It looks like we have addressed the day to day parking concerns and we are working on the special event parking as well.

Keep in mind the main purpose for the plaza is economic revitalization and while there are no 100% guarantees there is plenty of evidence that a well designed plaza can help spur the economy.  The latest example of that comes from an article in a Casper, Wyoming newspaper.

Casper wants what Yakima wants and Casper has seen it already at work in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Their success can be Casper’s and it can be Yakima’s too.

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Red Wine or Gym Shoes? It’s Your Call — Dave’s Diary

I know this is the weekend for the Fresh Hop Ale Fest, and I know I should be writing about beer, but this is too good to pass up. And besides, wine grape harvest is in full swing, too.

I just received a Facebook post from a friend who used to work in broadcasting in Yakima.  He knows full well the importance of wine in these parts and he was happy to share this kind of news with me as I am with you! Cheers!

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A Powerhouse Project: 10 Deeds in 10 Days — Dave’s Diary

Lance looks over the menu and finds more than a few favorites -- and you will too when good food and good deeds get together Wednesday morning at the Powerhouse Grill in Yakima.

Starting at 6, the Morning News with Dave & Lance will broadcast live from the Powerhouse Grill, inviting Yakima to stop by, enjoy a great meal and round up their bill for a cause.

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Multi-tasking Might Shrink Your Brain — Dave’s Diary

How many times have you been told -- by a woman -- that women are better “multitaskers”? Ha! I laugh at that as I walk and chew g ... wait, I can’t do all three at once. Anyway, I hear it all the time, but it might not be the point of pride the little lady thinks it is.   According to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, watching TV while surfing the web and being on your phone can cause your brain to shrink.

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