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A rainbow of fireworks will be exploding over West Fargo August 4 through August 10 as the Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI) presents their phenomenal "West Fargo Firestorm 2007" at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds, located on the west edge of West Fargo. This will mark the sixth time the group has visited the area, the last time was in August of 2004 and if all goes according to plans, PGI intends to be back for another showing in 2011. Evening public shows will take place each night at dusk, Sunday through Wednesday, Aug. 5 through Aug.
It looks like West Fargo voters will have the deciding say in a complete smoking ban for the City. West Fargo City Commissioners voted 4-1 Monday night to have City residents decide the fate of a 100 percent citywide smoking ban in a special election that could occur this November or in June of 2008 during the general city election.
An individual got away with an undisclosed amount of cash following an armed robbery early Sunday morning at the Kum n Go, located on the corner of 9th Street East and 13th Avenue South. A male entered the store at 3:48 a.m. and pointed a pistol at the male clerk, demanding money. When the clerk opened the till, the robber helped himself and then quickly fled on foot. The clerk was not injured. A customer about to fill up with gas witnessed the individual in the store and leaving, and attempted to follow the culprit by car traveling northwest.
West Fargo will soon have its very own weekly farmers market for residents to shop for those fresh, much sought after summer vegetables many don't have the time or space to cultivate on their own. A variety of items including fresh produce, berries, herbs, flowers, hand-crafted items and agricultural products will be available for purchase at the West Fargo Park District's Farmers Market & Beyond beginning on August 2. The event will take place each Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Arena parking lot in an area cordoned off and highly visible at 1201 9th St.
Green beans are plentiful and at peak right now in local gardens providing the perfect opportunity to make the most of the short season for this fresh, crisp vegetable that can be the perfect ingredient in a variety of recipes. Whether you're looking for a staple for a hot casserole or want something a little more cool and refreshing in the form of a colorful summer salad, the green bean offers endless possibilities. One of my favorites is a recipe that's been around forever, but still one of the staples in my menu planning - Tator Tot Hotdish.
We had a few hot days earlier this summer but nothing compared to the intensity of the heat and the humidity the past few days, which is expected to stick around until at least the end of this week, but, of course, always subject to change. These above 90, high humidity, temperatures can be dangerous to everyone with some individuals even at greater risk, especially infants and children under the age of four, people over 65, those who are overweight and those who have health conditions like heart disease or high blood pressure or who take medications for depression, insomnia or poor circulat
Proclamations aren't doled out arbitrarily.
Sandra Hannahs has accepted the role of Director of the West Fargo Public Library, after serving almost a year to the day as Assistant Library Director of the facility located in the Clayton Lodoen Community Center at 109 3rd St. E. Hannahs fills the post left open by the retirement of former director Miriam Arves last month. Library Board President Susan Ellison said the board feels very fortunate that Hannahs will be serving as director. "She began working as our assistant director a year ago and has been primarily involved in collection development and technology.
commishJuly18 Former mayor honored with special proclamation By Karen Huber West Fargo City Commissioners opened their regularly scheduled meeting in a ceremonial manner Monday night honoring former Mayor Florenz Bjornson with a surprise announcement proclaiming Friday, July 20, Florenz Bjornson day in West Fargo in recognition of her 90th birthday. Son Scott Bjornson and several bridge and Amita Club friends were in attendance to help celebrate the honor. Bjornson was elected the first woman mayor of West Fargo in 1987 at the age of 70.
A special open house reception is being planned for Thursday, July 19 to recognize Miriam Arves who resigned from her position as director of the West Fargo Public Library last month after 31 years of service. The reception is open to the public and will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Library, located at 109 3rd St.