This week, hundreds of local students are getting expert coaching as part of the 15th annual Mariachi Northwest Festival. The program culminates with a student concert at 7 p.m. on Friday and two professional benefit concerts on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Wenatchee High School Auditorium.
Washington State Supreme Court Justice Steven González challenged local Latino students to find constructive ways to overcome negative racial stereotypes during a speech at Diversity Justice Day for Youth at Wenatchee Valley College on Monday.
Jennifer Bushong, the board president for the Miss East Cascades Pageant, stopped by the office to talk about this Saturday's event at the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee. The event is in its second year and 11 young women will be vying for the right to enter the Miss Washington Pageant and it's being put on by an all-volunteer board.
When Kristina Fry of the Wenatchee YWCA rose to speak in front of a crowd of nearly 500 people at the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce banquet recently, her story made quite an impression. There was hardly a dry eye in the joint.
If we're going to change the toxic political climate in this country, a good place to start is having open community discussions focusing on where people agree. Finding common ground and building from there is essential to building a better climate for getting things done.
The Wenatchee Valley will welcome a team of marketing experts to town this week who will help us think creatively about how we might market ourselves more effectively to businesses that want to locate here and entice tourists to visit.
Amanda Coplin, the author of "The Orchardist," was back in the community Thursday night to speak at a benefit for Wenatchee High School's award-winning journalism program. The novel, was published in 2012 and has been high on the New York Times list of best sellers.
Last week, World reporter K.C. Mehaffey wrote about some innovative efforts that the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association is making to increase the number of visitors to the valley and serve the local community better.
I did not fully appreciate how much time, energy and money goes into the Christmas displays around our community until Scott Ballard invited me to take the cook's tour of his spectacular exhibit at 214 Poplar Street.
North Central Washington could become an important destination for flat-water paddlers with the development of the Greater Columbia Water Trail that extends from Kettle Falls to the Tri-Cities, predicts Skip Johnson, the president of the Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club. That would provide tourists with another important reason to visit the area.