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Parking Around Town – Perrins Field

Located in the center of downtown at 315 East Crawford Avenue is Perrins Field Park. The field was dedicated and named after the teacher, coach, and civic leader Sam Perrins. Perrins arrived in Deer Park in 1931, and became a fixture in the school system for over 30 years. He is the person who spearheaded clearing the land to provide a football field for the high school students who were, at that time, located across the street in what is now City Hall.

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Tomatoes All Decked Out Patio Style

Yellow, spotted leaves, and mushy fruit are common issues for potted tomatoes, especially in late summer. Plant your tomatoes correctly and avoid these issues altogether!

Incorrect Pot: Tomatoes have big root systems, and no amount of extra water or fertilizer will substitute for lack of space for the roots. I recommend a large tree pot. Five-gallon buckets are not large enough to have a happy tomato all summer. Once the roots grow to the sides of the pots, they are easily burned by the heat of the sun. You’ll notice this from excessive wilting, as well as dry edges and yellowing on the leaves. Ten to fifteen-gallon pots are best. Make sure that the pots have drain holes on

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Letter To Editor: An Attitude of Gratitude

As we complete three-quarters of the school year, we feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude. Gratitude for our teachers, staff, administration, parents, and community members who helped make this year work for our students. It is not perfect. It is not at all “normal.” But we have students physically in school everyday. Let us say that again: We have students physically in school EVERYDAY.

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Business

Spring Into Self-Care

Loon Lake welcomes a new business to the community, just off highway 395. Lisa Clements, LMP, brings you the Loon Lake Spa. Celebrating its grand opening on March 13th, they hosted an open tour of their cozy space.

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Animals

Rescuing and Rehoming

As the weather changes, many pets are getting cabin fever just like us. A quick browse through local pages on Facebook makes it appear there are more stray pets out roaming lately. So, what happens if you end up rescuing a stray pet?

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Community

Parking Around Town – Perrins Field

Located in the center of downtown at 315 East Crawford Avenue is Perrins Field Park. The field was dedicated and named after the teacher, coach, and civic leader Sam Perrins. Perrins arrived in Deer Park in 1931, and became a fixture in the school system for over 30 years. He is the person who spearheaded clearing the land to provide a football field for the high school students who were, at that time, located across the street in what is now City Hall.

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Sports

WIAA Changes High School Sports Calendar

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) recently announced changes to the 2020-21 high school sports calendar. With concerns about student safety during the coronavirus pandemic,

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Garden

Tomatoes All Decked Out Patio Style

Yellow, spotted leaves, and mushy fruit are common issues for potted tomatoes, especially in late summer. Plant your tomatoes correctly and avoid these issues altogether!

Incorrect Pot: Tomatoes have big root systems, and no amount of extra water or fertilizer will substitute for lack of space for the roots. I recommend a large tree pot. Five-gallon buckets are not large enough to have a happy tomato all summer. Once the roots grow to the sides of the pots, they are easily burned by the heat of the sun. You’ll notice this from excessive wilting, as well as dry edges and yellowing on the leaves. Ten to fifteen-gallon pots are best. Make sure that the pots have drain holes on

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Schools

Rotary Student of the Month March 2021

Here are the three “Students of the Month” chosen for March 2021.

Serina Crossley, Mary Walker High School – Rotarian Marty Hilton introduced Serina as a native of Springdale who believes she is the only senior this year who attended all twelve years in the Mary Walker School District. In addition to high school, Serina is pursuing her AA degree in the Running Start program. Serina is a member of the girls basketball and softball teams at Mary Walker High School. Both of their seasons were cut short due to Covid-19, and she’s happy soccer will soon begin. Outside of school, she serves as president of a girl’s group at her church, planning fun events and service projects for the group. She also helps her mother in her business of raising and selling

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Technology

AVISTA – 20 Years Into The Future

Avista held their 2021 Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) presentation in an online public forum. Company representatives discussed plans for the next 20 years about Avista’s energy, environmental, and customer service goals

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