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Mend finds a new twist to finance affordable housing project

The leaders of Upper Valley MEND are closing in on their goal of building the first phase of an affordable housing development called Meadowlark and have found a unique investment approach that should be appealing to well-heeled investors who want to build a stronger community. Now they just need enough investors to get the first phase of their project off the ground.
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Pay It Forward NCW inspires us to be kind and giving

Virtually every day, I come across at least one person making important contributions to make North Central Washington a better place to live. These are people who choose to put community ahead of self interest and have discovered the magic that generosity to others is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves. Nothing increases happiness and contentment as much as giving.
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Jack Anderson | First 17,000 miles have been great

It started during a conversation on a slate gray Saturday morning. The topic was the growing popularity of buying locally. “I hate buying gasoline!” Charlene suddenly blurted out. Totally missing the point; I snickered, “we don’t produce any gasoline in Douglas County.” Charlene shot me a face that said, “Like, Duh, I don’t know that?” From this point the conversation started moving upward. We began talking about other ways of powering cars on the surface of the earth. How about batteries? After all, we live in a region that produces ...
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Bar association earns state award for generosity

We received word of some good news about our local Chelan-Douglas Bar Association. They're going to receive the Rainier Cup for having the highest participation in the state for supporting the Law Fund Campaign for Equal Justice. More than 60 percent of attorneys and all of our judges contributed to the fund. 
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Dancing with the Wenatchee Stars was a huge hit

If you didn't get a ticket for Dancing with the Wenatchee Stars last Friday night, you missed a whale of a show. The place was sold out and Matt Cadman, the executive director of the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee said the waiting list was as long as his arm. It was a real treat.  
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Dan Sollom | Strategies in golf

For my day job, I work with groups and organizations helping to develop strategic plans for the short-term and long-term. During this process, we flesh out things like mission and vision statements, key strategic objectives and detailed action plans to move the needle toward success. Sounds fun, right? Right? (OK, thanks.)