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Seems summer's midpoint has arrived with the Fourth of July holiday tomorrow. At least that point is usually heralded as the benchmark, whether it is actually the case or not. No matter how we choose to observe the day, safe and happy should be the two words that fit into the equation. Many will achieve that through traditional Fourth of July celebrations involving family and friends.
No particular theme this week - just a potpourri of some of my favorite "sweet" recipes, not only amazingly easy to toss together but also delightfully delicious to serve whether you are entertaining on the patio or having a more formal get-together with family or friends. Apples from home orchards should be plentiful soon. The "Apple Crunch" recipe is one of the best I've encountered. What sets it apart is the clear filling that smothers the apples as they bake, with the gooey texture permeating the oatmeal crumb topping.
Ground was broken June 18 for West Fargo's newest hotel and first full-service meeting complex, the Cambria Suites Hotel and Convention Center located at 19th Ave. E. and Beaton Drive. Plans call for a four-story, 103 all-suite hotel, connected to a 15,000 square feet conference center with meeting space to accommodate 400 people.
If you're nostalgic and want to enjoy the last few weeks of what has been an excellent amenity for the community for the last 57 years then take your family to the Veteran's Memorial Pool every opportunity you get. Located in Herb Tintes Park at 131 6th Ave. E., the landmark pool operated by the West Fargo Park District with the longtime support of the West Fargo VFW, will be closing on Wednesday, July 24, paving the way for a rebuild of an entirely new recreational complex on the site.
The Red River Valley Fair is back bigger and better than ever July 9 through July 14 with six great days of music, entertainment and other on ground activities in its convenient location on the west edge of West Fargo. The Fair will open its gates at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9. Working off the theme "Crave the Fun" the 2013 version will be jam packed with events sure to appeal to everyone beginning with the grandstand entertainment line-up, again a mixed bag of country and rock performances.
Summer is the prime time for vacations or traveling to the lakes for extended stays. Addressing that fact, local law enforcement officials have been ramping up a public campaign encouraging homeowners to help make their residents as safe and sound as possible during those absences so they don't fall victim to either a planned or random burglary.
Marco's Pizza is committed to making quality authentic Italian pizza using only the freshest of ingredients. And that is what owner Joe Deck says sets his business apart. "We make the dough fresh daily on site, as we also do with our pizza sauce, and our cheese is always fresh, never frozen." On that note, the West Fargo Marco's Pizza, located at 745 13th Ave. E., opened June 15 to a rousing reception, featuring a variety of regular and specialty pizzas, subs, salads, and extra fun in the form of cheesy bread, cinnasquares, chicken wings and dippers.
With warmer days of summer now actually upon us, it's time to turn to cooler mealtime fare. Nothing says that better than satisfying refreshing salads, long on flavor as a lighter meal option.
Marshall new director of economic development By Karen Huber Matthew Marshall assumed duties Monday as the new Director of Economic Development and Community Services for the city of West Fargo. He fills the position left open by the departure of Mark Vaux in March who joined the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation.
“I did not have motivation to workout on my own and I’m finding it much easier to get myself to the gym now thanks to you guys!” These words of determination from Brittany Burke who became a firm believer in the power of regular training after joining the all new RAW Fitness whose promotional catchphrase has become “commit to get fit,” with the RAW standing for ‘Results Are Waiting.’ Leading the charge are new business owner-instructors Lori Maasjo an NASM-CPT certified personal trainer and Jennifer Kruger, a certified personal trainer and