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Whip It, Whip It Good – Easter In Eastern Europe!
The Blessed Easter season has triggered some unusual customs around the world and www.theguardian.com  reports on a strange one out of the Czech Republic. Feminists cover your eyes. There's an Easter tradition where young men make a baton of braided willow branches and then go about the co…
Looking Like We Want To Look Doesn’t Come Cheap!
What do you see when you look in the mirror?  Do you like what you see or do you see all the imperfections you would like to change?  More and more of us are opting for a tweak or a tuck and the costs add up.  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Americans spen…
State Crews Stocking Lakes With Millions of Trout
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OLYMPIA (AP) — Trout-stocking crews are planting fish throughout Washington state in preparation for the April 22 opening of fishing season.
Although many lakes are open year-round, the fourth Saturday in April marks the traditional start of the lowland …
Dyeing Easter Eggs Old School Style Could Be Even More Fun
Do you know what a “life hack” is?  Wikipedia says “it refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life “   So then, how does that apply to the process of something simple a…
Climate Change Promises A Bumpy Ride
Ok, fellow infrequent and fearful flyers, here’s why the experts say Climate Change will have you buckling up for a bumpy ride.  Turbulence scares me.  I’ve seen too many airplane disaster movies not to imagine all the terrible things that can go wrong and n…
A Better Way To Solve Health Care
We hear the republicans are still nibbling around the edges of Health Care Reform.  It’s just over “for now” we’re told.  I’m among those who believe a better bill is much better than a faster bill so I can handle …
Do You Sleep In Your Birthday Suit? Maybe You Should!
I’m not saying that I do and I’m not saying that I don’t but what I am saying is that some folks in the medical community think You may want to strip down before you sleep.
Dr. Sarah Brewer, MD, says in an article in the Daily Mail that sleeping naked m…
Here’s How To Be Less Tired After Work
After putting in a full day of work, do you go home looking just to hit the couch and veg for a couple of hours before bedtime?  Feeling too tired to accomplish anything positive with your evening hours?  Well, science says how you feel after work may very well depend on what you do at noo…
The 35th Annual Cultural Unity Fair At Wapato [VIDEO, PHOTOS]
On Thursday (March 30), students and staff at Wapato Middle School put on the 35th annual Cultural Unity Fair (CUF). The event brought in many people from the community, who formed lines at various food booths. Needless to say, everyone who showed up came with an empty stomach.
The Skyrocket Slows A Little – Craft Beer Buy Out
Heads up Yakima Valley Hops growers! There may be a slight shift in the marketplace.
Craft beers have been all the rage in recent years and that’s been another sales opportunity for area hop growers. But now the rate of growth of sales is beginning to slow...

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