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The reclaimer: A conversation with Stehekin writer Ana Maria Spagna

Stehekin can seem like the very end of the world, or at least civilization. So it is fitting that an author from this remote village at the head of Lake Chelan has written a book called "100 Skills You’ll Need for the End of the World (As We Know It)." Released back in April, Ana Maria Spagna's tongue-in-cheek survival guide includes lost arts like whittling, navigating by the stars and darning socks. Its tone is fun and the illustrations quirky. And "100 Skills" isn't the only book of Spagna's to ...

Everything is going to be alright: Shawn Mullins is coming to the Snowy Owl Theater

After nearly a decade struggling to make it work as a singer-songwriter, Shawn Mullins hit it big. His song, “Lullaby,” caught the ear of an Atlanta disc jockey in 1998, then spread to radios stations across the country. You probably know at least the chorus: “Everything’s gonna be alright. Rockabye. Rockabye.”

Halloween plans?

Are you hosting a haunt, party, concert or other Halloween event in North Central Washington? We want to help you spread the word. The annual Go! Halloween Guide will take over this section on Oct. 29. To ensure that your event is included, email all the spooky details and contact information to by Oct. 22. Events must be open to the general public. Questions? Call Kelli Scott at 661-5205.

Autumn adventure awaits: Your Go! guide to fall fun

Ready to put the smoke and crackling heat of the past three months behind you? Of course you are. So pull out those soft sweaters and get ready for a season of pumpkin-flavored everything, because this week marks the official start of fall. Here are a few of the most fall-ish things to do and see around North Central Washington between now and Halloween.

All-district musical cast announced

The cast of the Wenatchee School District’s upcoming all-district musical has been announced. The show, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” is loosely based on an Ian Fleming novel, with a script by Roald Dahl. It’s the mad-cap, fantastical tale of an eccentric inventor, his two children and their magical car. Students from grades two through 12 are participating.

When Seattle’s hills came falling down

David B. Williams’ new book, “Too High & Too Steep,” chronicles the massive changes wrought on the city’s landscape in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Williams will make two appearances this weekend in Leavenworth:

Square dance clubs offer classes

The Appleland Promenaders Square Dance Club will offer square dance lessons beginning Oct. 13 at the East Wenatchee Grange, 3400 Sunset Hwy. Lessons are held on Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. The first three lessons are free, then $5 per person per lesson after that. Never do-si-doed? Not a problem. Beginners are welcome to join this friendly bunch.