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WALLA WALLA — This week marks the beginning of the Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the city of Walla Walla Parks and Recreation Department. Free meals are available to children ages 1-18.
As any child can tell you, the Mesozoic Era ends with the extinction of the dinosaurs. Most geologists think the cause of that extinction was the impact of an enormous meteorite that hit the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. As the theory goes, the impact was so large it led to global changes in the composition of the atmosphere. Smoke and dust raised by the collision blocked the sun’s light for a time, making temperatures drop and plants die off. Many species of both plants and animals didn’t live through the crisis, as parts of the food web simply fell apart. As it happens, the dinos were one group that gave up the ghost and slipped into extinction.
Why do many people think going blind is the worst thing that could befall them? When told they are legally blind they go home and try to hide this fact from their family, their neighbors and friends. For some reason they don’t want anyone knowing they are blind and because of this reticence they miss out of a lot of life.
Junior Club of Walla Walla wrapped up another superlative service year at its recent year-end banquet. Its 41 members logged 5,931 hours in service to community and nonprofit organizations in the Walla Walla Valley. That’s $131,312.34 in economic impact to these groups, according to the Independent Sector, a national organization that values volunteer time at $22.14 an hour.
WALLA WALLA — A local family’s altruistic gardening efforts have borne fruit in an award by a national publication.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community Hospice will host Camp Amanda on July 26-28. The free camp is designed for children ages 7 to 14 who have experienced the death of a person significant in their lives.
The morning in late May was breezy, the pink flags of Gesa Power House Theatre billowing briskly at just past 6:30 a.m. For a few coffee-deprived minutes, I second-guessed my decision to be at the Valley Transit transfer station so early in the day.
Dear John, The other day, I heard some yelling outside my house. When I went to investigate, there was a boy in one of my flower bushes. I went out to help him and caught a glimpse of another boy running away.
As if your weatherperson didn’t have enough on his hands with the IRS, it seems as if the NSA has been monitoring his phone conversations for some time now in order to determine how he could be so uncannily accurate week after week with his weather forecasts.
Glorious weather continued to grace the Walla Walla Valley this past week, with sunny skies and warm temperatures tempered by afternoon breezes the rule as high pressure over southeastern Washington remained well in command.
Wario has been Nintendo’s excuse to be weird, going on 20 years now. After making his debut in “Mario Land 2” as the final baddie, Wario has gone on to carve out an oddball niche for himself in gaming.
For the past 25 years, the task of cheering people at Providence St. Mary Medical Center has gone to the dogs.
WALLA WALLA — The Moms’ Network will sponsor “Art & Play,” a program for children ages 1-6, at 10:30 a.m.-noon Monday at the Children’s Museum of Walla Walla, 77 Wainwright Drive.
WALLA WALLA — Quail Run Retirement Community invites the public to celebrate Father’s Day with a picnic on Sunday at the facility, 1701 Plaza Way.
WALLA WALLA — St. Silouan Orthodox Church is holding a yard sale to benefit St. Basil Academy. The sale will take place 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the church, 603 Newell St.
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