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Community Baby Shower At The Mid-Columbia Library Kennewick, WashingtonThis coming Wednesday, November 19 there will be a Community Baby Shower at the Mid-Columbia Library 1629 S. Union St. in Kennewick, Washington from 6:30 until 8:00 in the evening.

Details of the Event
Everyone is welcome to join! There will be free books, games and gifts, a diaper raffle, a chance to wine a car seat, and cake! The event is sponsored by The Arc of Tri-Cities, Our Babies Can't Wait, Safe Kids, Benton Franklin Health District, Educational Service District 123, Molina Healthcare, and Buckwheat Bottoms.

This is your chance to meet other parents and connect with community resources for families who are expecting or have recently had a baby.

For more details click here https://www.facebook.com/MidColumbiaLibraries

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Tri Citian of the Year Award in KennewickIt’s that time of the year again. The whole of Tri Cities will once again honor distinguished Tri Citians who went over and above their capabilities to contribute to the growth and development of the Tri Cities.

Tri Citian of the Year
The Tri City Herald conceptualized the Tri Citian of the Year award. The very first recipient of this award was Owen Hurd, and that was back in 1962.

Despite hitches along the way, the Tri Citian of Year awarding is now a community wide effort and is considered the single most important and well-known annual awards program in the Tri Cities.

Basis for the Award
In the get-go, we mentioned that those who are nominated for the award must be instrumental to the growth and development of the Tri Cities. A person must be

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Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast at TRACOrdinary people. Extraordinary courage. These are the words used by the Red Cross when determining the nominees for its annual Real Heroes Breakfast.

Real-Life Heroes
The Benton-Franklin chapter of the American Red Cross has scheduled its annual Real Heroes Breakfast on March 6, 2014 from 6:45AM to 8:30AM at TRAC, 6600 Burden Boulevard, Pasco. The event is a celebration of the power of the humanitarian spirit in the community. On that morning, local citizens who did something remarkable to help others will be honored.

Choosing a Hero
“Hero” nominations are currently being sought for the following categories: Spirit of the Red Cross, Humanitarian Hero, Animal Rescue Hero, Workplace Safety Hero, Community Organization Hero, Citizen Rescue Hero,

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"Top 10 Places People are Moving To" Puts Tri Cities at Number 1
The Tri Cities, Washington is a great place to settle down and plant some roots. If you don't believe me then check out the newest "Top 10" list the Tri Cities made it on to. According to The Fiscal Times' most recent study, the Tri Cities is the number one place people are moving to. In order to see the truth behind this new study all you need to do is look around. For starters there is the decommissioned nuclear facility where tremendous amounts of effort is being put into cleaning up the site. The Tri Cities is also home to 3 hospitals, one of which, Kadlec, has been recently recognized for being the safest hospital in Washington. Over the past year the Tri Cities has made it on to

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Tri Cities WA One of the 10 Best Places to Raise your Kids
A few years ago the Tri Cities was ranked as one of the ten best places to raise a family. Well, they did it again, Kiplinger just released another "Top 10" list of best places to raise kids and guess who made the list? You got it, Tri Cities made it on the list again coming in at number 2! In order to make it on the list the Tri Cities was first looked at in regards to the ratio of family income to cost of living, crime rates and percentages of families with children. Then Kiplinger took a look at educational factors and fun aspects (ie. Parks, playgrounds, libraries). Tri Cities is home to 29 parks, a family fishing pond, a splash park, a quarter acre playground of dreams and 300 days of

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On Friday, December 17, from 7:00-9:00pm the REACH Interpretive Center will be hosting the monthly 509Art Salon. The 509Art Salon is a place for local artists and art enthusiasts to get together to meet one another, it is also a place for them to discuss and experience art in Eastern Washington. During the December Salon come and hear about the REACH and the 2011 Mardis Gras event, discuss how to incorporate the Arts community into the event, and learn about Richland’s desire to add art along the Columbia River. The December 509Art Salon will take place at the REACH Interpretive Center in Richland Washington.

If you are planning on attending make sure to RSVP to 509.943.4100 so the REACH can plan for feeding everyone.

Mark your calendars for the

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Many of you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month there have been many different community events to raise money for different organizations and to make people aware of Breast Cancer. The month is not quite over and there are still events to go to so mark your calendars.

Think Pink and Drink
On October 25 from 5:00 to 9:00pm come out to Barnard Griffin Winery in Richland Washington for their Think Pink and Drink event. There will be live raffles, wine specialists, jewelry and more! Present at the event will be SoBello, an artisan jeweler, Deborah Barnard will bring her gallery showcase and Pilea Salon’s Brigette Bren will also be in attendance. Tickets for the event are $20 in advance and $25 at the door; ticket

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When looking for a place to call home many people look for a city that is great for raising a family. Kiplinger recently released a top 10 list of the greatest American cities for raising a family. In order to make it on the list cities had to have a healthy economy, strong schools, low crime rates, job growth, vibrant local culture, and lots of parks and recreational activities. These are a lot of factors to consider when looking at so many American cities, but they did it and on that list is none other than our local Kennewick Washington.

The city of Kennewick with a population nearing 70,000 is a largely a research based economy, they were able to withstand the recession quite well with only a 6.2% unemployment rate and abounding high-tech jobs in

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