There was some interesting economic development news that came out of the latest "Port Side" meeting convened by the Chelan County Port District. The meeting was held at the Wenatchee Community Center on Wednesday.
To see Dr. Ed Farrar take steps with the help of an exoskeleton device is thrilling. After spending five years in a wheelchair after an accident, Farrar first tested one of these computerized rehabilitation devices in California last year.
In the short time that it has been operating, Pybus Public Market has become a shining example of a civic project that engages the community on all kinds of levels. The stunning building and the various events that take place there have created the valley’s first true tourist destination. The ‘wow’ factor is undeniable.
A year ago, Mariachi Huenachi's Ramon Rivera was nominated for the state Jefferson Award and was one of five winners. River said getting the award has changed his life and created tremendous momentum for the music and educational empowerment program that he directs at the Wenatchee School District.
The Wenatchee World is fortunate to share space at our Mission Street office with Missio Dei church, headed by Pastor Thom Nees. The church occupies what was the Press Room Theatre.
The City of Wenatchee is taking a refreshingly progressive approach to engaging the community before deciding how to spend $250,000 of block grant funds for sidewalk, art and lighting improvements in the south end of town.
When the “Lincoln Live” scholarship event opens at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Grove Recital Hall at Wenatchee Valley College, the community will have a chance to get acquainted with Freddy Robinson, a transplant to our region who has a diverse background in film and literature. Robinson is the show’s co-director with Sherry Schreck and plays the part of abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
There is a very cool hands-on learning project happening at Washington Elementary that is giving kids practical experience in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) approach.
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The closing of The Frame Works at the corner of Mission St. and Palouse marks the end of an era in the Wenatchee Valley. There are no more independently owned custom framing shops left.
This is an enormous week for Seattle Seahawks fans, as the team tries to win back to back Super Bowls. I hope you are enjoying the posters that are in the paper each day. Our designer Sondra Brady did the design work and put her heart and soul into it.
Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest (honoringchoicespnw.org) provides guidance for deciding how you want those last months, weeks and days to go, and the tools to enable you to discuss those wishes with your family. Several healthcare facilities in Wenatchee have a parallel program in which doctors and nurses are initiating these same conversations with their patients.