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Community Connections

Mend finds a new twist to finance affordable housing project

The leaders of Upper Valley MEND are closing in on their goal of building the first phase of an affordable housing development called Meadowlark and have found a unique investment approach that should be appealing to well-heeled investors who want to build a stronger community. Now they just need enough investors to get the first phase of their project off the ground.
Community Connections

Pay It Forward NCW inspires us to be kind and giving

Virtually every day, I come across at least one person making important contributions to make North Central Washington a better place to live. These are people who choose to put community ahead of self interest and have discovered the magic that generosity to others is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves. Nothing increases happiness and contentment as much as giving.
Community Connections

Bar association earns state award for generosity

We received word of some good news about our local Chelan-Douglas Bar Association. They're going to receive the Rainier Cup for having the highest participation in the state for supporting the Law Fund Campaign for Equal Justice. More than 60 percent of attorneys and all of our judges contributed to the fund. 
Community Connections

Dancing with the Wenatchee Stars was a huge hit

If you didn't get a ticket for Dancing with the Wenatchee Stars last Friday night, you missed a whale of a show. The place was sold out and Matt Cadman, the executive director of the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee said the waiting list was as long as his arm. It was a real treat.  
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Rubber-tracked groomer

They are cross-country skiing at Tumwater Campground

By some sort of miracle, the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club has found a way to open up a nice cross-country ski venue at the Tumwater Campground off of Highway 2.  There's not enough snow in Leavenworth or even in Lake Wenatchee to strap on the skis, but the campground in between those two places had enough snow for the LWSC's grooming crew to make a 3.5-kilometer track.    
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Study shows strong support for conservation, public lands

Public Opinion Strategies, the polling firm that does work for Rep. Dave Reichert, conducted a couple of focus groups of conservative voters on both sides of the Cascades recently and the results were rather interesting. The focus groups were held in Kent and Wenatchee in November and those involved identify as conservative voters and participate in Republican primary elections, according to Lori Weigel of POS.
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Amanda Jackson Mott

Methow Arts Alliance proves size of vision matters most

I'm impressed with the far-reaching positive impacts the Methow Arts Alliance is having throughout Okanogan County. This is an organization that sees the arts as a catalyst for economic development, improving civic life and engaging students in the discovery of learning. They're not just promoting art for art's sake.