School supply drive under way

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The local cable company is linking up with a salon to put school supplies in the hands of children who need them.

Operation School Supplies, a project of Misbehaven Salon and Spa and Charter Communication, runs through Aug. 30, according to a news release.

Items such as binders, notebooks, folders, notebook paper, pencils, pens, rulers, protractors, crayons, glue, erasers, backpacks, calculators, color pencils, color markers and compasses will be collected at the salon, 115 W. Alder St. in Walla Walla, and Jim's Body Shop, 11 N.W. Fifth Ave. in Milton-Freewater.

Other locations could be up to you: To become an partner or for more information, call Charter Media at 509-543-4400.

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If you're planning to build a home or do some major work and want to go green, you might want to spare a half-hour for this film.

The Walla Walla Area Resource Conservation Committee's recently released "Built Green Walla Walla" is an overview of "green" building in the Valley and features interviews and footage of local projects that demonstrate some of the Built Green criteria: ground-source heating systems, photovoltaic� and wind electric systems, porous concrete, non-offgassing construction materials, where to find homes for used construction materials and green developments, according to a news release.

The Built Green standard was developed by the local Home Builders Association and is based on a standard being used throughout the state but adapted locally.

For a copy of the criteria, e-mail the Sustainable Living Center at jenna@sustainablelivingcenter.com. The film can be viewed at www.vimeo.com/5699801.

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An occasion to rise to is planned for Wednesday morning.

Walla Walla Bread Company will hold its grand opening that day at 8:30 a.m., featuring samples of artisan breads and pastries.

The bakery also makes sandwich bread, cookies, muffins, breakfast pastries and more, and serves espresso, hand-squeezed lemonade and iced tea.

The bakery is at 225 E. Main St.

For more information, call 522-8422 or e-mail info@w2breadco.com. A Web site, at www.w2breadco.com, is still in the oven.

Alasdair Stewart can be reached at alasdairstewart@wwub.com or 526-8311.

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