On the last Sunday of every month, there is a marvelous cross-cultural gathering of Missio Dei church members, homeless individuals and Latinos who have been involved in earning their citizenship through the efforts of Norma Gallegos of World Relief Spokane.
I spent an interesting couple of hours at Wenatchee’s Community Education Garden on Friday, as students from WestSide High School and SkillSource were doing some heavy lifting to help out the local Master Gardeners.
At Wenatchee's All Service Club Luncheon last week, the Community Foundation and The World had the opportunity to honor five individuals for outstanding contributions to their community - Barbara Tilly, Wenatchee; Fred Wiltse, East Wenatchee; Dan Richmond, Malaga; Dian Prentice, Chelan and Sara Rolfs, Wenatchee.
I had an interesting email this week wondering why there weren't more youth parade photographs put online compared to the number of Warrior Challenge photos posted. My first reaction was to respond that in the youth parade, I spend a lot of time getting caption information on the pictures that I take so I'm pretty selective on what I take. But I also think I only photograph those things on the parade route that tell some kind of a story and not just any float or entry that happens by. ...
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The last time I saw Father Tijwa, we were in Milot, Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake. The diminutive and soft-spoken Catholic priest has been an innovative leader trying to build a better community.
We published our annual photo package on the Apple Blossom queen, documenting a fraction of her life as queen, with and without her crown. I started the day with her at a ceramics shop and ended it with worship team practice. I thought it would be interesting to look back 25 years and see how I covered that queen. In 1989, Stephanie Smith was the Apple Blossom queen. She was from Wenatchee High School and the daughter of an Eastmont teacher who I had as an advisor in annual staff ...
There is a fascinating new book out that helps makes sense out of how technology is impacting kids today. It's called App Generation and its co-authored by Dr. Katie Davis, a professor at the University of Washington's School of Information.
Steve King, the City of Wenatchee's director of Community and Economic Development, has been making the rounds in recent months sharing some sobering statistics that show the scope of the economic and social challenge that we will face in Chelan and Douglas counties in coming years.