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SandBlast 2015: Having a ‘blast’ on the beach

  • Written by Deanna Hobbs

This year’s SandBlast Festival of the Arts at McCormick Park (July 18, 19) enjoyed record attendance despite the heat, new bands and artists and the new element of kids’ (of all ages) art projects at the Depot, according to event organizers. This year’s theme for the sand sculpture was “Valley Vibes.” Northwest Art Center organized the kids’ art event, which was a great success, organizers said, adding that the event chair, Martha Schuler, a local supporter of the arts and project manager, did a fabulous job. (Photos by Deanna Hobbs)

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vvsandblast carversThe sand sculpture artists who created the Valley Vibes guitar (below) were recognized onstage.

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Water wisely for a beautiful garden and landscape

  • Written by Melinda Myers

Too much or not enough water and never when you need it. That seems to be the long time plight of gardeners. Add to this extended droughts, flooding and watering bans. What is a gardener to do?

Become a waterwise gardener.

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Carnation author crafts thrilling war, military story in new novel

  • Written by Valley View Staff

CARNATION — Author D.L. Waterhouse announces the nationwide release of his new novel, “The Fruit of Atrocity.”
In “The Fruit of Atrocity,” Lt. Jayson Bold’s C-47 cargo plane emerged from the clouds high above the jagged peaks of the Himalayas. Instantly, he saw a Japanese Zero diving toward him, with its 20-mm cannons blazing. Frantically, the lieutenant drove his plane deep into the dark ravines surrounding the rocky crags below, suddenly realizing he was trapped in a canyon from which there was no escape.

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