From performance art in a parking lot to art in the galleries; a pop-up museum to the art of wine bottle labels; artists' studios open house to artists demonstrating the craft of their art....October has some interesting art experiences. Get up and get out to enjoy our creative vibe!
This summer’s devastating wildfires in North Central Washington has ignited memories of another terrible fire season 20 years ago. Four major fire complexes on what were then the Leavenworth, Lake Wenatchee and Entiat ranger districts of the Wenatchee National Forest destroyed homes, disrupted commerce, and blackened many miles of forest landscape in 1994.
In celebration of the Wings & Wheels Festival, coming up in October, the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center is inviting area residents to prepare for and participate in a “Pop-Up Museum” on the theme of “Wings and Wheels.”
I’ve just finished my first year here at the PUD. As a history buff, I’m reminded of a Harry Truman thought when he unexpectedly became President — a person may have a plan for what they might do in a particular job, but in reality you perform against the assignment circumstances give you. That’s certainly been the case given the significant events of the past year that were not in anyone’s forecast.
Gaps in the talent pipeline pose a serious challenge as we look towards the future. There are 75 million baby boomers that are on the verge of retirement. For the next 20 years, an average of 10,000 people each day will reach age 65 and become “eligible” to retire. These numbers and their impact are awe-inspiring and a bit frightening. The “silver tsunami” as it’s called will dramatically change the economic outlook of our nation and community.
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Fans of Wenatchee’s Cellar Cafe will bemoan the loss of Chicken Waldorf Wraps and Shrimp-Havarti baguette sandwiches — longtime delights for the downtown lunch crowd — when the beloved restaurant closes its doors Friday after 21 years in business.
Pho — pronounce it “fuh,” as in “fun.” It’s Vietnamese street-vendor soup that I regard as a gourmet treat. I was worried that I’d never find it in Wenatchee when I moved here five years ago, but Van Tran solved that problem when he opened his VN Pho restaurant four-and-a-half years ago. He serves it out of the strip mall just off Miller in Wenatchee, across Springwater Avenue from Walgreens.
A group of local service clubs are collaborating on a revolutionary concept to bring a collaborative community approach to addressing the generational poverty issue that is challenging the Wenatchee Valley and our region.
I don’t usually like to play in charity golf scrambles for various reasons. One, they are typically over five-plus hours long when 18 holes should be played in about three-and-a half hours. Two, they are sometimes governed by a funky, hard-to-understand handicap system, whereby a ridiculous 20-under par is required to win or at least be in the conversation. And three, you wait at least 10 minutes on every hole waiting to tee off, and that takes you out of any rhythm you might hope to establish. One and three ...
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MENS SOCCER (3-1-1, 4-1-2)Nine Goals! The Knights rammed the sphere in the net over and over in their 9-zip triumph over Pierce here Saturday. That is the most goals they scored they’ve scored in 98 games, since they had an equal amount in 2008 against, who else - Pierce. It is also the fifth most in school history.
At 10 N. Mission St. here in Wenatchee, some local artists have created orangutan, a shared artists’ studios with storefront window display. The new space provides an incubator effort in establishing affordable workspaces here in North Central Washington and the “windowspace” is a drive-by art experience.