This is the first in a series of columns that will explore the lives of the people and the unique features of South Wenatchee. This series is in conjunction with civic engagement efforts by the City of Wenatchee, led by Steve King and Terry Valdez.
| Community Connections
Clovis Point Intermediate School teacher Ian Paus is on to something big with the Eastmont Mountain Bike club. In just its second year, club participation has more than doubled to 42 middle school and high school riders.
What a wonderful evening April 9 was at The Numerica Performing Arts Center. Daniel James Brown was so amazing and it was evident that all present loved his book “The Boys in the Boat.” The audience had interesting questions for him. I would like to thank everyone in our community that participated in North Central Regional Library’s 2015 Columbia River Reads Program. More than 75 of our book clubs were represented that evening. A “one book” program is only a success if members of the community read the book and ...
Meet “Perri the Poetry Fairy.” Most people wouldn’t recognize Perri, but the first, second and third grade students at Mission View Elementary School do! Perri is the woman dressed, from the toes up, in bright tights, shorts, a tutu, a bright top, gauze wings, a tiara, bright makeup and gobs of jewelry. She breezes into their classrooms to read poetry to the children for five to 10 minutes once per week. She squeezes her performances into lesson plans evidently required by “No Child Left Behind” laws and “Common Core” concerns ...
You and your loyal customers know your wines are great. Now, it's time to let everyone else know. And there's no better way than entering your wines in this year's North Central Washington Wine Awards.
| BW Business
Awards keep piling up for Gamble Sands Golf Club, the new links near Brewster that’s drawing an international audience. It’s already earned honors as 2014’s Best New Course in America and, just recently, made the list of 2015’s Best Modern Courses from around the world.
A lot of deer roam through our yard, which is just fine. It’s a chance to get up close and personal with nature. We watch bucks browse on the bushes out back, count points on their antlers and wonder which of the local females they’ve romanced.
Taqueria El Rinconsito, Wenatchee’s newest Mexican restaurant, has been packed with diners since it opened April 17, but don’t let that stop you from sampling their over-stuffed tacos, gorditas, guarachis, tortas and big bowls of soups. The line moves fast.
Sugar ain’t always sweet, according to the documentary, “FED UP” that screens at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Snowy Owl Theater in Leavenworth. In fact, the filmmakers posit, in the hands of America’s food industry giants, sugar has now begun to function more like poison — a poison that we are feeding by the fistful to our children.
Snowgrass Winery will hold its annual Spring 4th! event Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at its Entiat River Road location. The music and wine tasting event is held each year during the fourth week of April.
BASEBALL (7-9, 13-13)The top four teams in the East at the end of the regular season advance to the East Regional. At the moment WVC is fifth three games behind fourth-place Columbia Basin. Time to make a move. This week the Knights face the sixth and eighth place outfits and then the going gets a tad tougher…they finish with the four teams currently in front of them.