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After several years of not feeling the need for such a union, the city of West Fargo is finally joining forces with the Fargo Moorhead Convention and Visitors' Bureau. According to the terms of the agreement approved unanimously by West Fargo City Commissioners Monday night, effective Sept. 1 all taxes collected through the West Fargo's Visitor Promotion fund will be going directly to the Fargo Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau for the purpose of promoting tourism and related activities in the community.
I love guacamole and since avocados have been plentiful and relatively reasonably priced I purchase them quite often to make the easy, savory dip, which always disappears quickly whether you are eating it alone or sharing it with guests. When you're picking out your avocados, it is important to select the softer ones, unless you want to wait several days to use them.
If you're driving down Ninth Street you will see that some of the ash boulevard trees are tagged with yellow ribbons wrapped around informational flyers about the Emerald ash borer (EAB) now found in 19 states, including neighboring Minnesota.
The West Fargo Fire Department is marking a first hosting the 129th annual North Dakota Firefighter's Association Convention this weekend at various locations around the community. Fire Chief Roy Schatschneider said over 300 firefighters from across the state are expected to attend, providing the perfect opportunity for networking and gathering information on the latest technology from some of the 15 fire equipment vendors that will be showing their products or services throughout the three-day event that will run tomorrow June 6 through Saturday, June 8.
The rain has now fallen and stopped and it has been great to see everybody out and about landscaping their yards, getting everything into summer shape. Professional street sweepers have been making their contracted rounds and will be wrapping up citywide cleanup in that regard, cleaning the lingering dirt and debris off all the community's roadway. Public works personnel have also had their people out mowing and trimming public boulevards and other areas.
Fifty years is a long time but when you are caught up doing something you love, time becomes relative. Dorene Tollefson has been in the hair styling business for five decades and wouldn't have it any other way. And she's not throwing the retirement towel in yet, she figures she has another six to eight years to give. As a way of conforming with her clients, all of them now over age 50, she's let her brown colored hair take on its natural hue and she's happy she did. "I love having gray hair because I pretty much work with gray hair."
Plans for a new West Fargo Police Department and City Hall complex seem to be falling in line with expectations. Julie Rokke, representing the architectural firm YHR Partners, was on hand at Monday nights West Fargo City Commission meeting to provide a preview of the early design phase concept and information on where the project is headed.
West Fargo has two brand new hotels on the horizon that will have easy access off of Interstate 94. According to West Fargo city officials, groundbreaking for Cambria Suites hotel and conference center will take place June 28, at its location in the southwest corner of 9th Street East and 19th Avenue East. Plans are also underway for an Aloft Hotel at 925 19th Ave. E, in the southeast corner of 9th St. E and I-94.
Party planning with Tupperware perfect profession Mary Ann Johnson started selling Tupperware in April of 1963. She remembers that time well. "I went to a party and I must have said something to encourage the dealer. Anyway she called me, we had lunch, and I said I'd give it a try, and 50-years later I am still trying," Johnson joked.
The West Fargo VFW Post 7564 and the Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their annual Memorial Day program dedicated to all deceased veterans on Monday, May 27, at 308 Sheyenne St. The flag raising at 10:45 a.m. will be in honor of the late Joe Shoman, a Marine and longtime West Fargo VFW member who served as past quartermaster. Members of his family including his wife, Gen, also an active VFW Auxiliary member, will be attendance for the occasion.