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Sell By — Eat By — Waste By? — Dave’s Diary

Just coming off Earth Day, my sensitivities are heightened for about, a week. I admit it, I’m not a big green guy.

I guess I just trust the manufacturer more than mankind’s measly methods to save Mother Earth

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Northwest Harvest – Knowing A Great Cause When You See One – Dave’s Diary

The Colossal, Gigantic and Fabulous Town Square Media Yard Sale is coming fast so set aside some non-perishable food items for Northwest Harvest so you can save a buck on the 3 dollar admission.  You may also want to help a couple of local businesses in their efforts to help out the food bank.  Northwest Harvest sent us the following public service announcement just for YOU:

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Mark Your Calendar – May 9th For Yakima’s Biggest Yard Sale

Ok, true confessions. I’m not a yard sale kind of guy.  I know millions of people are and that’s great.  I figure me not being one just leaves more treasures for those who are.  Thousands of those treasures will be available for swap or sale at the Town Square Media Gigantic Yard Sale coming up on May 9th

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Yogurt Gets The Praise But Does The Dairy Delight Deserve It? – Dave’s Diary

We bought in, did you?  My health conscious honey is all about the yogurt!  The allure of Greek Yogurt includes higher protein, lower calories, lower carbs, lower sodium and better taste—but what about better health?

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Time to Open Up a Can On the YH-R! — Dave’s Diary

KIT and myself have both had our share of crossed swords with the Yakima Herald-Republic over the years on a variety of subjects. This weekend the YH-R printed an editorial critical of the Yakima City Council’s decision to appeal the court decision in the ACLU voting rights case.

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The Bug Report Is Out and It Warns of West Nile for the Northwest — Dave’s Diary

If this weekend’s weather doesn't get you champin’ at the bit to go camping, you’ll have to turn in your woodsman card! All systems point to amazing weather -- but wait … what about the bugs? Camping means insects and weather means insect potential.

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Hey, Wine Tasters, Science Affirms Using Traditional Glasses — Dave’s Diary

This is pre-spring barrel tasting weekend. It’s great chance for us locals to get the lowdown on the area’s wine and winemakers. It’s a shakedown cruise for next weekend’s spring barrel tasting tourism season kick off. It’s billed as a “bring your own glass” event.  Guess what, according to an article from the UPI? When it comes to wine it really does matter which glass you bring!

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Well Done Is Not Well Played At The Grill — Dave’s Diary

There is an old saying among us carnivore types, when confronted with an extremely rare piece of meat, “heck, I think a pretty good vet could still save that one.”  Followed by laughs and the sounds of a hyena eating a wildebeest.   Another classic -when asked by the waiter as to how you take your steak,  “just knock his horns off, wipe his behind and put him on the plate.”

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More Good Health News About Wine — Dave’s Diary

The next two weekends in the Yakima Valley are a tribute to the wine industry. Pre-Spring Barrel Tasting and Spring Barrel Tasting will bring thousands of visitors into the valley to sample the future. They come for fun, but if they needed another excuse to drink wine, new research suggests that four to six glasses a week could lessen your risk for osteoarthritis.

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Apologize For Lies And Earn Back Your Trust – Dave’s Diary

As we head full speed into the “Presidential Political Season” we are and will continue to be bombarded by the accusations of fibs, misstatements, distortions and outright lies told to us by the various candidates.  Usually it’s one candidate saying that about their opponent. And vice versa.  Sometimes it will be the media itself doing the lying.  Wait…Brian Williams is still on the sidelines, right? 

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