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Dear Abby | Work assignment abroad makes waves back home

Dear Abby: I took an assignment with my company that posted me to Hong Kong for two years. My adult children, ages 21, 26 and 29, were supportive, although my youngest was not especially happy about it. We video chat with our kids, trying to stay involved as much as possible. We have also visited multiple times. It’s not always ideal, but we try. We have also offered to pay for them to visit us as often as they would like.

Births

Confluence Health, Wenatchee

Wright — 25th

Kevin and Kathy Wright recently celebrated their 25th anniversary.
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Salmon — 70th

Bob and Audrey Salmon celebrated their 70th anniversary Thursday. Well wishes may be sent to 136 S. Miller St., Wenatchee.
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Plain Community Church calls new pastor

It is with much thanksgiving that Plain Community Church welcomes new Jon Johnson as its new pastor. Pastor Johnson and his wife, Tami, will move to Plain from Poulsbo, where they have worked and raised their three grown children, two sons and a daughter ages 21-26.

Winners announced for annual high school art show

The 38th Annual Regional High School Art Show is on display at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center through May 6. Regional Awards were presented March 11 to the winners in eight different categories plus “Best of Show” at this year’s award ceremony.
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Local indie bookstore celebrates 25 years

A Book For All Seasons was born in Leavenworth 25 years ago, making it older than Beanie Babies, DVDs and Justin Bieber. But some would say it was born, in concept, when a 5-yr-old Pat Rutledge began writing down, in her very special notebook, the names of books she dreamed would someday sit on the shelves of her very own bookstore.

Dear Abby | Friend with benefits turns out to be a disappointment

Dear Abby: I have known this guy “Noah” for six years. We’re mostly just friends with benefits, but I’ve always had deeper feelings for him. I always wanted to see where things could go between us, so I mentioned it to him. He told me that if he didn’t already have a girlfriend, he would have dated me. So when they broke up, I waited patiently.

Cooking with kids: Making mac and cheese from scratch

If your household includes children, you likely lost count long ago of the number of bowls of macaroni and cheese you’ve made, ordered at restaurants, microwaved or poured out of a box. As if by some collective agreement, the stuff becomes locked into our food psyches from an absurdly early age, the very definition of comfort food.
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Flute glasses are pretty, but they’re ruining your Champagne

I gave up the flute years ago. It was a pretty easy decision to make, since I was seeing so many other people giving it up. They were drinking sparkling wine from — brace yourself — regular wine glasses. And it was awesome.

Wine of the Week

Judges awarded these wines a Gold Medal in the 2016 Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival competition.