Seven-year-old Kharma Bird of Wenatchee had never laid eyes on an apple this big before. Her grandmother, Vicki DeRooy, who works in receiving at McDougall and Sons in Wenatchee, received a shipment of unusually large Honeycrisp apples and took one home to show Kharma. Amy Yarbrough of Wenatchee is Kharma’s mother.
LEAVENWORTH — State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette recently received statewide recognition for her support of people with developmental disabilities. She was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Legislator award from the Community Employment Alliance (CEA) Oct. 1, the first day of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee High School seniors Serena Fitzgerald and Austin Schmaltz have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley Lions, Evergreen Optical and Hometown Hearing are sponsoring an eyeglass and hearing aid collection drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27-31. All parts of eyeglasses and hearing aids can be used.
WATERVILLE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is now accepting applications for the Waterville Community Fund Grant, which provides funding for innovative programs that help meet the needs of Waterville and its citizens.
Dear Abby: I met a guy over the phone when he called my number by mistake. After a brief conversation, not particularly polite on my part, the call ended. Forty-five minutes later he called me back, saying he couldn’t stop thinking about me. I thought, “Who is this goofball?”
Is there anything more beautiful than a field of spring flowers? Probably not, but most of us do not have the space to create such a vista. We can, however, naturalize small bulbs in our lawn and dormant flowerbeds to create a miniaturized vision of a meadow.
This pie showcases two seasonal favorites: apples and pears. As the calendar marches toward Thanksgiving, keep this pie in mind. Its great flavor combination — tart apples and sweet pears spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon — could make a nice addition to your holiday spread.
Dear Abby: I would like to weigh in on your response to “Day Care Drama in Indiana” (Sept. 1), whose neighbor screams at the children in her day care. I worked for 25 years investigating serious complaints, many involving verbal abuse, against day care providers for my state’s licensing agency. It is critical for this reader to contact Indiana’s licensing agency and make a complaint.
Geometric patterns are classics in modern design speak. But one that especially resonates these days is the triangle. Specifically, triangles laid end to end to create mesmerizing larger-scale geometrics, and often in three or more different colors for dramatic effect.
Dear Abby: My fiance, “Derrick,” and I have been engaged for almost a year. The whole time we’ve been together he has been overseas. While he has many of the characteristics I look for in a man, he isn’t as down-to-earth as I’d like him to be.