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Lifestyle | Food | Wine
wine judging

Winemaker's Journal -- NCW wines just get better and better

Judging for the fifth North Central Washington Wine Awards is now history. Still a ways off is the big event when awards will be announced and award winning wines poured for the public at the 2015 Wenatchee Food and Wine Festival. Results of the judging will be kept under wraps until the event, Aug. 22, at the Town Toyota Center.
Community Connections

Jean Towers | Those smile-filled, glorious days at Wells House

We all know it as Wells House, but it should really be called Clark-Wells house after the two prominent families who originally lived there. One, the W.T. Clarks, who built it and raised a family of five children. What fun they must have had playing in all those rooms and filling the house with laughter! Two, Mr. and Mrs. A.Z Wells, whose only child died shortly after birth, which made for a more quiet, subdued lifestyle, but just as full of love for the house.
Sports

AppleSox a perfect 8-0 on June 5

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Wenatchee 8, San Francisco Seals 2 last night. San Francisco Seals at Wenatchee 7:05 tonight. The AppleSox are now 10-0 vs. the Seals all time. Speed ball.  Last evening's game was a mere two hours and one minute, the fastest home opener in Sox history.   Previous record 2:08 in 2009 vs. the Spokane RiverHawks. June 5 GamesHow about this...a spectacular day in AppleSox history.  Wenatchee has never lost a game on the 5th of June.  They are 8-0 overall, 7-0 at home, 5-0 league and 3-0 nonleague.  And all of the ...
Sports

AppleSox 16th season begins tonight

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce PLAY BALL!  Sweet 16!  Tonight begins the 16th season of Wenatchee AppleSox baseball.  Can you believe...5,480 days ago the local nine played their first game.  That initial game was a 2-1 triumph in a league encounter over the Bells in Bellingham.   OPENER HISTORYSeason openers: 11-47-4 at home.4-2 nonleague.3-game winning streak.Second with the San Francisco Seals.  Beat SF 5-0 last June. Home openers:9-64-2 nonleague1-game winning streak.  Beat SF 5-0 last June.Second with the San Francisco Seals.  Beat SF 5-0 last June. Wenatchee vs. San Francisco Seals* The AppleSox and Seals ...
Community Connections

Diana Haglund | Students test careers

There are many ways students can explore career paths. One of the best ways for young people to get a glimpse of what it takes to be successful in an occupation is through a job shadow. Job shadowing links schools and businesses by providing students with an opportunity to spend time in a real workplace. 
Community Connections

Kaylin Bettinger | Why a community land trust works for Leavenworth

Like resort towns all over the country, we face a unique challenge here in Leavenworth. We want good teachers in our schools, quality health care providers in our hospital, friendly servers in our restaurants, fresh fruits and veggies at our farmers market. But if the people who provide those services, who make this town live and breathe, can’t afford to live here, what happens to this town?
Lifestyle | Food | Wine
Chardonnay

Winemaker's Journal -- Chardonnay every way

Chardonnay is one of the world's favorite white wines. It's the most purchased wine in the U.S., accounting for 20 percent of all wine sales. That's not to say it's loved by all. While many love the wine's buttery, snooty associations, others think of it as the Merlot of white wines, to be avoided lest risk of faked pomposity. And some people just don't like it because others do.