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Car Shows & Lemonade – What’s Not to Love! — Dave Ettl

Sunshine, cool cars and ice cold lemonade--what's not to love!  Don't let the location fool you, Crescent Health Care (Skilled Nursing Facility) and Crescent Place (Retirement Apartment) will be ground zero for fun for their 1st annual car display. 

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Want it Done? Write it Down for Compliant Kids — Dave’s Diary

Earlier on the Morning News we were talking about discipline and kids.  Fox network’s Todd Starnes had a report on a couple of Dad’s who got punished by the courts for trying to get their kids attention with some mild discipline.  The only thing criminal about the father’s actions was the over-reach by the judges!

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That Moment of ‘YES!’ Pure Joy and Fun at the Bite — Dave’s Diary

There was so much good food and great music at Saturday's Bite of Yakima at the Yakima Arboretum. What a great time! But lost between barbecue and ice-cold brew was a kids play area that sure was a hit with the little ones.

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A Great Getaway? Stay Right Here — Dave’s Diary

It’s summertime and the living is, well in the top 10 percent as far as summer road trips are concerned. In fact, the folks at WalletHub say Washington is the fifth-best vacation state based on a formula including driving costs, lodging prices, traffic safety, weather and, of course, fun attractions for everyone. Oregon came in at No. 1.

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Max Mooved On And He Was Delicious – Dave’s Diary

As we approach Father’s Day  I think back about my dad who passed away in 2008 and what I remember most was how much he loved farming.  He had hay fever, asthma and allergies so the grains, hay and cattle he loved were killing him!   Still I couldn’t imagine him doing anything else. 

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The Best Cities to Stay & Play — Dave’s Diary

We are rolling fast into vacation season. School’s out and it’s time to pack up the family and …what’s that? The kids have camp? You have the club summer social to prepare for? So we aren’t going on vacation this year -- what with gas prices and crowds and all, I suppose it’s OK. So it’s a Staycation then! 

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Graduation Is A Big Deal – Should All Parents Be allowed To Attend? – Dave’s Diary [video]

Maybe you’ve seen the video of the Military dad who comes back from deployment to Cuba just in time to make it to his daughter’s graduation.  Lots of tears and emotion in that one!  The internet is full of stories of people sacrificing or struggling to get to their child’s big day.  It is an important milestone and one of life’s major transitions.

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Bring on Summer But Don’t Forget Winter is Still Just an Hour Away — Dave’s Diary

We spoke with Doug Williams of Whistlin' Jack Lodge this morning on the Morning News. Now that Chinook Pass is open he wanted to invite folks to come up for the drive and check out the majestic mountain peaks, intense greenery, the wildlife and fresh mountain air!

My wife underestimated the "freshness" of that air on Monday and wasn't too thrilled to pose before a Chinook Pass wall of snow

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Best Values For Your Honeymoon Dollar Found Here — Dave’s Diary

Here comes the bride, here comes the bride—more often than not in June.  The keeper of wedding stats shows 35% of weddings happen in early summer so a June Bride may not surprise you but where they should go for the best honeymoon value just might.

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The Bite Of Yakima Wants YOU — Dave’s Diary

This could be considered “misleading”.  Google search for “The Bite” and what you’ll get first is the synopsis of a 1989 movie about the aftermath of a radioactive snake bite:  After a young man is bitten on the hand by a radioactive snake, his hand changes into a lethal snake head, which attacks everyone he comes into contact with. Also, his body becomes filled with snakes. Now, he must prevent himself from hurting others.

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