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Yakima Maker Space Is Fun (VIDEO)

My kids and I visited the Yakima Maker Space on First Street in downtown a few months ago. I was not sure what to expect but when I got there, it was amazing. It was fun and the kids could learn a ton. I learned a few things myself.

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Little League Hits Homerun for NW Harvest — Dave’s Diary

Hot dogs, apple pie, baseball and philanthropy—what’s more American than that!  We’ve got two out of the four for you this weekend but you’ll have to bring your own dogs and apple pie!

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Washington D.C. Trip A Success For Yakima Leaders — Dave’s Diary

Washington D.C. is a great place to visit but it feels so good to be home! The City Manager, Mayor, Chief of Police, Councilwoman Maureen Adkison and I went back for two days to talk to federal agencies and elected representatives about the airport, area ground transportation needs, guns, gangs and crime.

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Pegasus Tack Sale Benefits Therapuetic Riders — Dave’s Diary

Pegasus, the therapeutic riding organization, will be hosting the 1st annual community tack sale this Saturday March 22nd from 9:00 a.m.-3:00p.m.

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West Side Story Comes To new Ike Theater — Dave’s Diary

“America”, “Maria”, “Somewhere” --the fabulous music from West Side Story takes center stage mid March at Eisenhower!

WEST SIDE STORY--the book by Arthur Laurents and the incredible music by Leonard Bernstein

Show Dates:   March 13-15 & 20-22 March 15th & 22nd Matinees: 1pm

Adults - $10  Students/Seniors - $5

Presented in the BRAND NEW Eisenhower Performing Arts Center at 611 S. 44th A

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Who Best to Serve Yakima as Mayor — Dave’s Diary

Tonight I was sworn in for a second four year term on Yakima’s City Council.  What and honor to be able to serve and have a say in the future direction for our hometown. Thanks again to all those who voted and little extra thanks to those who voted for me.  Tonight the council also voted for the next Mayor and we did what I feared most. We turned our backs on the best choice to make government work for the voters.

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Superbowl Commercial Contest, Local Yakima Kid In The Running – Share & Vote (VIDEO)

Brice's Doritos Superbowl Contest Commercial is amazing!

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Biocentrism Answers the Question of Life After Death — Dave’s Diary

Ok, this one is admittedly out there a bit--but still interesting.  So many people wonder what happens after you die. Nobody has been able to determine that for sure—not counting the religious communities.

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250 Million Tons of Trash–Break it Down! — Dave’s Diary

 

The City of Yakima is considering implementing a new curbside recycling program.  The citizen’s survey says there is quite a bit of interest…and why not when you consider Americans throw away 251 million tons of trash each year, before recycling:

  • 34% paper
  • 13% yard trimmings
  • 12% food scraps
  • 12% plastics
  • 9% wood and other
  • 8% metals
  • 7% rubber, leather, and textiles
  • 5% glass

 

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Ike Class of ’63 Reunion

The Eisenhower High School Class of 1963 is celebrating their 50 year Reunion on Saturday, August 24th at the Red Lion Inn Garden Terrace Room at 607 E. Yakima Avenue from 7:00 P.M. to Midnight.

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