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David Kelts

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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David Kelts | Misawa delegation cherishes visit to Wenatchee Valley

A delegation of 22 Japanese people from our sister city, Misawa, Japan, visited the valley Oct. 3-9. Their goal was to see and participate in Wings & Wheels activities and enrich Sister City friendships. The nine adults and 13 students were busy from the moment they arrived until they boarded a bus to take them to SeaTac airport. All 13 students and two of the adults had host families who shared their homes and lives with the Japanese guests. Most students stayed with the same American teens that their own ...
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David Kelts | Spring — Where were our Japanese friends?

It was very strange to have Apple Blossom time without our Japanese sister city guests from Misawa, Japan. I felt like I should have been scheduling tours of the area, visiting local schools and watching Misawa students and city delegates in our parades. However, I do understand they have decided to cut back to one visit a year in order to provide more financial help for their students wishing to visit the Wenatchee Valley. We sure look forward to 10 students and eight adult delegates who plan to visit us ...