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Community Connections

NCW Success Summit is a driver of community innovation

One of the most intriguing conferences around here is the North Central Washington Success Summit, which this week will bring together more than 150 individuals to celebrate efforts that are working to make our communities succeed. The summit will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Okanogan Middle School and the theme is "Okanogan — Small Town, Strong Community."  
Community Connections

Senior center celebrates 20 years this week

It's hard to believe that the Wenatchee Valley Senior Center is already 20 years old. Executive Director Dave Tosch tells me that there's going to be a celebration on Friday, 3 p.m. at the facility with dignitaries from both Wenatchee and East Wenatchee along with a color guard from the American Legion. 
Community Connections

CWU president seeking to partner with NCW communities

Central Washington University President James Gaudino has been making the rounds in the Wenatchee Valley in recent weeks, looking for ways that the college might serve this area. He wants to know what the challenges are here in North Central Washington and if there are ways that CWU can be helpful.     
Community Connections

How Cascade schools engage students to help businesses

Some intriguing innovations are happening in North Central Washington schools that deserve our attention and support. A growing number of schools are taking the initiative to reinvent education by finding creative ways to make learning personal and relevant to students and at the same time tap into the wisdom and expertise of the community.  
Community Connections

WVC reaching out to community with garden program

There are some interesting things happening at Wenatchee Valley College these days that connect the school with the community. I sat down with Alison Detjens, who earlier this year became manager of the college's greenhouse and garden program and has been actively revamping programs that engage schools and community members.