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Susan Ballinger | Wenatchee Valley wintering Anna's Hummingbirds

Maybe your neighbor has told you about scrambling to build a heated nectar feeder in recent winters to serve hungry Anna’s hummingbirds. Ingenuity and cleverness are evident in the variety of solutions many residents have employed to ensure that visiting hummers can access liquid sugar solutions, despite weeks of frigid winter temperatures in Eastern Washington. Why are we seeing increasing numbers of Anna’s hummingbirds in our snowy cold climate? A key element of biological science study is that there are so many unanswered questions about common life forms, and our ...
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Teri Fink | Transition House connects special education students to community, independent living

Nineteen-year-old Bayley arrives at work at Red Robin restaurant early in the morning twice a week. Her job is cleaning and replacing batteries in the Ziosks, the tabletop table systems used for ordering and paying at the restaurant. She meticulously wipes down each unit then replaces the battery, before moving onto the next table. Bayley is sight impaired, and she gets her job and training through the Transition House, a Wenatchee School District Special Education program designed to help developmentally delayed students enter the work force.
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David Kelts | Winter in Misawa

Those who visit Misawa, Japan, on our August Sister City trips can’t believe that snow often falls in winter, from November often to mid-April. Yes, it can be warm and humid in August, but average snowfall in winter is 140 inches. During the time I lived in Misawa, we even had a winter of almost 240 inches of snow. It piled up to the second floor of our Japanese home. I remember when it was the first day of spring and snow still covered our fences but Judy insisted that ...
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Kris Bassett | Calling all brides!

Wells House has always been a very popular site for weddings, family gatherings, parties and events. Were you married at Wells House or did you have your wedding reception there? If so, the Wells House Committee would love to hear from you.
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Susan Sampson | Corsets? Really?

The business directory of Wenatchee lists an amazing array of specialty products and services. Whatever little home, upper-story, or hole-in-the wall office they occupy, businesses offer such products and services as aroma therapy, artificial limbs, breasts, and fingernails, western boots, beads, bouncy houses, clowns, comic books, divers into irrigation pipes, fish-lure making, gold buying, golf cart rebuilding, horse training, ice vending, and saw sharpening.