What's up, Valley? I'm Sarah J! So excited to be here and proud to call Yakima, Washington, my home. Been all around the world and I have to say we are incredibly blessed to have FOUR gorgeous seasons and such an interesting valley to live in! With more and more happening I'm super pumped to get the opportunity to share it with you. When I moved back to town about nine years ago I ran into my high school crush and we've been together ever since! Through the ups and downs, I hope you all find a core group of people to call family blood -- or not. Because besides the music that drives us, man those around us do, too! :) I grew up on Salt N Pepa, TLC, Eminem mixed with Destiny's Child and Fiona Apple. I enjoy a lot of music genres, a good beat makes me dance often, I LOVE to sing along to ... a lot of songs and clever lyrics make my day! Currently watching The Santa Clarita Diet, I'm a lover of "Grey's Anatomy" and getting ready for my third and -- fingers crossed -- successful gardening season. #plantkiller If you know of something cool going on or want to chat, I'd love for you to reach out to me, cool? Cool! :) Oh, and as of just a few days ago I've lost 50 pounds over the past six months!!! Aaah!! I have a private support group that is for all of us food lovers out there that are just trying to #getitrightgetittight. New body, new job and a whole new outlook, so let's get it!! Thanks for stopping by and looking forward to seeing you soon.
Yakima, We Broke a Record!
We came to pack 10,000 meals for the 72% of our Valley's school children who go hungry and we crushed it with 12,000 meals packed in record time!
Overloaded With Halloween Candy? Take It To Howard’s
If you just can't or don't want to finish the candy you collected, you are encouraged to drop some off at Howard’s Medical Supply, at 1101 N. 16th Ave now through Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Want to Become a Leader But Don’t Know Where to Start?
The Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Washington State is hosting a FREE event this Saturday (Sept. 29) at the Yakima Valley College campus, focusing on giving people ages 17-24 the tools they need to become leaders in our community!
Want to Be a Judge This Weekend for the Sunfair Parade?
The 57th Annual Sunfair Parade is Saturday and you could do WAY more than just watch from the sidelines this year :)
BBQ with the Cops this Sat Sept 8th at The Range
Saturday at The Range, 1701 Garretson Ln, Yakima, WA 98908, from 12pm-3pm there will be a BBQ with the Cops :) $5 a plate will help benefit Children's Wishes and Dreams right here in the Yakima Valley!
First Responders Car Wash Taking Place Sat Sept 8th at Pro Clean In Yakima
Saturday September 8th from 1-4 PM at Pro Clean, located at 1231 S 1st St, Yakima, Washington 98901, to raise money and collect water/Gatorade, gift cards, and non-perishable food items like protein bars
Virginia Mason Memorial Is Hosting A Blood Drive Friday August 31st!
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Donating blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its components — red cells, platelets and plasma — which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions.
Love Project Yakima Providing Free Back-to-School Haircuts for Boys
The Love Project Yakima has teamed up with the HQ Barbershop in Yakima to offer 50 free haircuts to 50 boys in the community! A drawing for the cuts will be taking place this Sunday (Aug. 26), so please take the time to share this with a family you think would be perfect for this free service!
Dive Into the Movies in Sunnyside This Wednesday (Aug. 22)!
This Wednesday (Aug. 22) the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Department invites the whole family to enjoy a viewing of "Finding Dory" at the Sunnyside Pool!
The Yakima Police Department’s Lip Sync Video Premieres Today!
Today (Monday) is the day the Yakima Police Department will release their Lip Sync Video, BUT there is a sneak peak for those who just can't wait!