わさびの新聞#15

Week of 5/5 – 5/11

Wasabi Celebrates the Children’s Festival!

On Sunday 5/6, Wasabi celebrated another Japanese holiday:  The Children’s Festival!  Also known as Boy’s Day, this holiday is all about having fun and being a kid.  Shizue was posted at her usual spot in the Wasabi Town Plaza, handing out free newspaper hats to villagers.  In the week leading up to the holiday, festive Carp Flags were for sale at Nookmart.  A photo board was set up so villagers could pretend to be in a Carp Flag as well, which made for lots of fun and goofy photos!

In proper “Boy’s Day” spirit, Mayor Neko catches her first frog!

WASABI WELCOMES…

A new townie has moved into Wasabi!  While Mayor Neko isn’t thrilled by the newest resident’s house placement (it rather obstructs the main road she uses to get to the West Bridge from the Mayor’s Estate), she welcomed Blaire the [snooty] Squirrel with open arms.  Blaire has transferred to Wasabi from Mayor Mikuru’s town of Orentoiro.  Clearly she had a taste for Wasabi’s delicious cherries!  Welcome to Wasabi, Blaire!

WEATHER ADVISORIES

Allergy Warning: High Pollen Count

While Wasabi still has not installed a weather box (it has yet to be requested by a villager!) the Wasabi News Weather Analysts are recommending that those who suffer from pollen allergies use preventative measures, as the pollen count in the village has been rising rapidly this spring.  Mayor Neko personally nursed King back to heath this week, as he was suffering from intense allergy symptoms.  Luckily, our local Nookmart carries a magical all-purpose medicine that cures just about any ailment!

Spring Showers Plague Wasabi

It’s no big surprise that the rise in temperature will cause rainy weather conditions in town.  This year is no different, and it has been raining almost daily in Wasabi.  Please remember to use caution while running outside, and don’t forget your umbrella!  Despite the lousy weather, Mayor Neko would like to remind everyone that there are a few rare fish and bugs that only come out while it’s raining – so go outside and play!  Recently Mayor Neko caught the elusive snail, which only appears on hedges while it is raining.  They are quite small and hard to spot, so be sure to walk slowly past bushes, or else you might hear the dreaded “bloop” of a snail being knocked to the ground and out of sight!

MUSEUM UPDATE

Through the generosity of the townies, the Wasabi Museum has yet another new addition to the Art Exhibit!  The famous “Girl with a Pearl Earring” painting was donated by Mayor Neko on 5/11.  Mayor Neko asked the Wasabi News to include this statement: “I’d like to personally thank Kitt for the recent donation to the Wasabi Museum.  She was the one who sold me this painting.  She must have seen that I was upset after recently being tricked once again by Crazy Redd’s counterfeit artworks.  Buyer Beware!”

WIFI EVENTS UPDATE

Members of the 3DS StreetPass Long Island group already know this, but as the US release date of Animal Crossing: New Leaf is fast approaching, Mayor Neko has been busily preparing for some upcoming WIFI Events she has planned for her friends to attend when they finally can start playing the game!  Wasabi’s WIFI Events will include giveaways such as silver tools, gyroids, flowers and exclusive Nintendo theme items!  To learn more about attending a WIFI Event, please join StreetPass Long Island on Facebook!

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

  • 5/12/13 – Mother’s Day
    • Check your mailbox for a letter from your Mom!
    • She might send you a special packet of seeds!
  • 5/18/13 – Fishing Tournament
    • Catch the best fish in town!
    • Win a trophy if you’re in the top three!
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