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If one phrase could be used to describe the 6th Annual West Fargo Park District sponsored dog show held Aug. 13 at Elmwood Park it would be "a great time was had by all," according to West Fargo Park District Recreation Specialist Kim Wangler overseeing the activity.
One of the state's biggest attractions will be hosting their "double nickel" (55th) milestone celebration this weekend as Bonanzaville rolls out the welcome mat August 16, 17 and 18 for their Pioneer Days review. Operated by the Cass County Historical Society, the pioneer village's mission has been consistent through the years — to collect, display and interpret artifacts relevant to the history and cultural heritage of Cass County and the Red River Valley.
All ages are invited to come out to Bonanzaville and experience and celebrate the history of the area as the pioneer village hosts its 55th annual Pioneer Days on August 16. 17 and 18, offering up a few new elements as well as the ever-popular stand-by activities. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p. m. on Saturday and Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Bonanzaville, village conveniently located on the west edge of Main Avenue in West Fargo.
The third Cruise Night of the season will take place Thursday, Aug. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. on the north end Sheyenne Street from Main to Seventh Avenue hosted by the F-M Toppers Car Club and the city of West Fargo. Hundreds of classic cars will be on display the West Fargo VFW, Silver Dollar and Stars and Strikes will be serving food outside their facilities, and a variety of other food vendors will be filling the west side of Fourth Avenue.
The West Fargo Public Library staff had another fun year with their Summer Reading Program. According to Program Director Diane Fink, this one of the best years ever in terms of participation and everyone having a really enjoyable time. A total of 442 youngsters and adults were involved in four different age groups -- Little Diggers (preschool), Dig Into Reading (kindergarten through grade 5), Beneath the Surface (grades 6,7 and 8) and Groundbreaking Reads (high school and adults) -- taking part in a wide variety of programming.
Many of you already have zucchini flourishing in your gardens and the rest of you a little bit behind the gardening department will have more than you know what to do with it soon. Contrary to what most people might think, zucchini is great when it comes to versatility in cooking, whether it involves baking sweet treats, or sauteeing as a vegetable side dish on the stove top or on the outdoor grill.
Did you know that nine out of ten women over 75 have osteoporosis? That it just doesn't affect the older population in their 60s and 70s, one out of four women over the age of 45 have it? And that 80 percent of people diagnosed with it are women? Osteoporosis, which means "porous bones, " is a serious medical condition in which bones become thin, brittle and easily broken, particularly the hip, wrist and spine.
Even with the rain we received yesterday, city public works officials say they want watering restrictions to remain in place due to recent extended dry conditions taking their toll, as well as the fact that one of the city's weill is under reconstruction and therefore not in use. So for those of you still watering to keep lawns and flower and vegetable gardens flourishing, remember watering is based on an even-odd system. Properties with even-numbered addresses water on even-numbered days and those with odd-numbered addresses water on odd-numbered days.
The Golden Drive's Community Event and Bike Run -- a benefit for Churches United and the kids who call it "home" -- was held Sunday at Sandy's Donuts and Westgo Square parking lots in West Fargo.
Friends are for helping and that is what Rick Hoy is seeing upfront and personal as a special benefit event is planned to assist the Hoy family on Saturday, Aug. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at Hagge's Bar and Grill in Mapleton. Rick is currently battling stage IV melanoma and has undergone a regimen of treatments since May of 2011 that have included several surgeries, brain radiation and chemotherapy. A 1981 West Fargo High School graduate, Rick is employed at Magnum of Fargo. Proceeds from the event will assist with accumulating medical expenses.