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Berry Awesome!

Strawberries are divided up into three basic varieties. So know what you are purchasing before you buy them. They can be summer-bearing (or June), ever-bearing, or day-neutral. Fertilizer should be organic and low in numbers, like 5-6-7. Too high in numbers and the strawberries will produce large leaves with small, pinched fruits.

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Local News

Roundabout Opening At Crawford and Colville

Deer Park is heading into Phase 2 of the construction on the Crawford and Colville project. The roundabout will be open as Phase 1 is nearly completed. There will be a reduction to detours during the reconstruction between Crawford and 3rd on Colville.

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Business

Northern Roots Salon Opens Refreshing New Roots. Spa

The Northern Roots Hair Salon is opening a new spa! Located at 106 East Crawford Street, Roots is a high end day spa offering a wide range of relaxing services, including facials, massage, nails, pedicures, and eyelash extensions. They will be holding a Grand Opening party on Saturday, March 6th, from 11am to 4pm, to give the community a chance to meet their staff and check out their new space!

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Animals

River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary Awarded Prestigious Accreditation

River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary was awarded the designation of “Accredited” status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) on January 29th, 2021. This status globally recognizes the sanctuary as being an exceptional organization employing the highest standards in ethics, animal care, staffing, finance, education, and other features.

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Community

Summer Free Food For Kids 2021

The Summer Meal Program, also known as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was created to help ensure children have nutritious meals when school is out of session. The Summer Meals Program provides free meals and snacks to people ages 1-18. The SFSP is a federally-funded, state-administered program. Different organizations like Deer Park, Riverside, and Mary Walker School Districts as well as Spokane County Library District sponsor meals in our area. Below is a list of locations where kids can receive free food.

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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

Deer Park Graduation 2021

Local high school students are filled with dreams of graduation. For seniors, it is the season for celebrations mixed in with finals. This year’s graduation ceremonies will still bear the marks of the COVID-19 virus, but it is beginning to resemble what most parents recognize.

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