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Nancy Coolidge | Birthday reflections: things that have changed, things that remain

I celebrated a birthday this week, and as I’ve done for many years, I set aside some time for reflection. I was thinking about all the things that were integral parts of my life that are totally unknown to my students: slide rules, adding machines, princess phones, remoteless television, typewriters, pagers, black boards and chalk, dittos, reel to reel tape recorders, encyclopedias, propeller planes …
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Susan Sampson | Pilots left their legacies on region

After I wrote about the Navy flight training program at Fancher Field, I was contacted by Bob Lindell, who had even more lore to recount. He recalled that even before the Navy came to Wenatchee, a civilian pilot training program was started in Wenatchee, and may have been instrumental in helping establish the Wenatchee Junior College.
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We feel blessed to have understanding customers

There's nothing like a crisis to get the blood circulation and raise the blood pressure!   When we upgraded our presses with new motors and drives over the weekend, we had all the confidence in the world that the manufacturer would figure out a way to make the darned thing work. KBA, a family-owned company in Wurzburg, Germany, has been an exemplary business partner since we installed the press in 1999.  
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Linda Holmes-Cook | Why I have a passion for dahlias

As one of eight children growing up in Snohomish County, I often felt like there was never enough of anything to go around. We dressed in homemade clothes or hand-me-downs, our shoes were mended with half-soles made out of old tires, and all eight of us were bathed every Saturday in the same tub of rapidly cooling, graying water.
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A chance to aid Wenatchee High's student journalism effort

Former longtime Wenatchee World staffer Dave Riggs stopped by the office Monday afternoon to talk about the journalism program at Wenatchee High School. Dave is in his second year as the advisor to the award-winning Apple Leaf and Wa Wa yearbook staff and he has continued a tradition of excellence that has earned numerous national awards.
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Mary Rea | Gardening catalogs are sprouting

Each year about this time an avalanche of gardening catalogs cascades into my mailbox. I avidly pour through them, folding back page corners and circling items to order. In Mazama, where the temperature can stay below freezing for weeks on end, seed catalogs are a promise of good things to come.
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Karen Dawn Dean | Next step: Season No. 4

Wenatchee’s arts walk started under the umbrella of artist and gallerist Charleen Martin, who believed that with art experiences, like potato chips and antique stores, one is never enough. When, in February of 2011, she published a list and map of which galleries were open on the first Friday evening of the month, what they were showing and where they were located; the art walk, dubbed Wenatchee First Fridays, was born.