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Jim Richardson | WVC student selected for national internship

Wenatchee Valley College student Alberto Aramburo has been selected as an intern by the High School Equivalency Program/College Assistance Migrant Program Association (HEP/CAMP). Nationally, Alberto is one of five college and university students selected for the internship and the only community college student selected. Alberto may be assigned to the Office of Migrant Education, Congressman Ruben Hinojosa’s office, the Office of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, or Congressman Xavier Becerra’s office for an eight-week period this summer.
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Linda Holmes-Cook | Dahlias: Stress relief on a stem

I don’t remember the first time I realized what good medicine it was to walk through my dahlia garden. Oh sure, I knew how good exercise was for me, and gardening certainly provides that. We also know that there is a direct correlation between stress and overall wellness, and that being active is better than being sedentary. But therapy? Seriously?
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Kelli Scott | Pinterest in the spring

In “Anna Karenina,” Leo Tolstoy writes: “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” The great 19th century Russian novelist clearly had Pinterest in mind. In fact, didn’t I see that quote embroidered on a pillow and pinned to a board somewhere?
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How far are we willing to go to achieve greatness?

"How far are you willing to go?" asked Dr. Gene Sharratt at the conclusion of the inaugural TEDx Wenatchee Valley event on Thursday afternoon. The them of the event was "Connecting the Dots," in reference to the habit of organizations and individuals to operate in silos rather than collaborate and cooperate. 
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Andy Dappen | Springtime naturalist courses bloom in NCW

Finally we’ve passed the gray months of winter and are headed into the season of color. Consider amping up your outdoor experience this year by taking a local naturalist course. Whether you’re interested in wildlife, native plants or local birds, there are springtime courses for telling the difference between mule’s ear (wyethia amplexicaulis) and the ears mules.
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Anni Hisey | We can learn much from the Saddle Rock legend

Have you heard the legend of how the two bears were turned into stone because they didn’t get along? According to Wenatchi Indian tradition, the feature we know and love as Saddle Rock has a fascinating folklore. If you don’t know the whole tale, it is well worth your time to stop by the museum and ask for a story hour (their bookstore has a great book about it as well). Not only is it part of our landscape heritage here in Wenatchee, but the fable also delivers a powerful ...
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Curt Haire | ‘Heidi’s children’ should inspire us all

In the beloved children’s classic “Heidi,” the climactic passage describes Heidi’s formerly disabled cousin, Clara, after an extended visit to Heidi’s high mountain home, running to meet her father while Heidi dances around her, crowing, “I knew the mountains would make you well! I knew they would make you well!”
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Wendell George | Why Native Americans have special respect for gravesites

For untold generations, stories circulated about our ancestors’ campgrounds in East Wenatchee. My dad, Moses, felt drawn there, so we moved to Grant Road and Kentucky Street. Much later, in 1987, 13,000-year-old Clovis spear points were discovered near Grant Road. The find included mammoth bone tools and evidence of giant sloths, camels, large bison and mastodon now extinct. The descendants of those people survived just like the Native Americans of today. Are they related?