I am gaining an ever-deeper appreciation for the value of independent documentary films and the power they have to help us see issues and life from different perspectives. It's helpful to have our assumptions challenged.
This week, Wenatchee High School assistant debate coach Brian Higgins and junior Serena Fitzgerald stopped by to talk about the team's upcoming trips to state. They'll head to the University of Puget Sound this weekend for individual events, followed by team events the following weekend.
This weekend, Snowy Owl Theater in Leavenworth will host the third annual Vox Docs Film Festival that features five award-winning documentaries. It's an opportunity for the community to take in outstanding films, including one Academy Award winner (20 Feet from Stardom) and another that received a nomination (The Square). Snowy Owl, just a year old, is an amazing place to see a performance so its a compelling opportunity.
You may have noticed a few changes in the look and feel of The Wenatchee World’s website and social media pages in recent months. As more and more people connect to The World on computers and mobile devices, the newly revamped digital department here is making adjustments to better serve readers.
Doc Hastings was a good fit for the 4th district or at least he kept getting elected. I personally don’t think he was a good congressman but it is obvious he was a good match for the thinking within the District. The 4th District is rather conservative and more or less representative of Eastern Washington. So goes Democracy.
The Wenatchee Downtown Association honored one of the valley's great civic leaders last night when Sam Mills of Mills Brothers received the Spirit of Downtown Award at the annual appreciation dinner at the Wenatchee Convention Center. He was greeted with a standing ovation.