These past seven days were filled with playoff hockey games and hunting for stand-alones. A stand-alone photograph is one that presents some news value to the readers without needing a written story to support it. Enough news is given in the caption to support the photograph. When the stories that reporters are writing don't lend themselves to strong pictures, news photographers take part in the great picture hunt. (The first edition of David LaBelle's book was a stronge source of inspiration for me out of college.) I drive to locations ...
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With spring weather in the Wenatchee Valley, photographer Mike Bonnicksen and I have more opportunities to find interesting people - and things - in our wanderings. Here's how the first part of this week worked out for me.
"How far are you willing to go?" asked Dr. Gene Sharratt at the conclusion of the inaugural TEDx Wenatchee Valley event on Thursday afternoon. The them of the event was "Connecting the Dots," in reference to the habit of organizations and individuals to operate in silos rather than collaborate and cooperate.
We are excited about a new feature we're launching in Sunday's World — our first "Local Solutions" page, which is dedicated to creatively exploring a local issue and suggest ways that individuals can pitch in and make a difference.
We are delighted to have the Cascadia Conservation District staff now sharing our offices. They moved in at the end of last month and filled up much of the second of our building at 14 N. Mission.
You have to hand it to the Interact Club students at Wenatchee High School. They have no shortage of courage. They are committed to raising $70,000 to finance a Habitat for Humanity construction project.