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Freddy Robinson brings unique perspective to "Lincoln Live" role

When the “Lincoln Live” scholarship event opens at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Grove Recital Hall at Wenatchee Valley College, the community will have a chance to get acquainted with Freddy Robinson, a transplant to our region who has a diverse background in film and literature. Robinson is the show’s co-director with Sherry Schreck and plays the part of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. 
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Darold Wax | It takes creativity, engagement to keep museum alive

As residents of near — by communities can attest, operating a small local museum has its challenges. For starters, an engaged citizenry is necessary. Lacking such a base, the effort is likely doomed from the outset. Equally vital is an active and imaginative board of directors, able to envision and plan. And all bets are off without a corps of volunteers willing to labor in the trenches, assisting with everything from washing windows and sweeping floors to greeting visitors. The Mansfield Museum, happily, is well-endowed with these crucial elements.
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Paula Walters | Library announces book selected for 2015 Columbia River Reads program

North Central Regional Library is pleased to announce that it is time for our 2015 Columbia River Reads, our One Book program. I am thrilled that the book this year is the best-seller “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” by Daniel James Brown. We are hoping that patrons from all of the NCRL branches will join in reading the book and will attend the free event open to the public. Books, audio tapes and downloadable e-books will be ...
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Susan Ballinger | Wenatchee botanist to be honored at reception

The Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) has recently awarded Wenatchee botanist Pamela Camp with the prestigious Mentzelia Award for her exceptional contributions to the society. The Wenatchee Chapter invites the public to a reception to honor Pamela during the monthly meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. The guest speaker in Jim Hadfield, U.S. Forest Service Forest pathologist (retired) speaking about dwarf mistletoes in Washington. Dwarf mistletoes in the genus Arcethobium are native plants that parasitize conifers of Pacific Northwest forests. ...