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In the Garden: Creating spring’s swath of color begins in fall

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.
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Two fruits, one autumn pie

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: Verbal abuse at day care cries out for intervention

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.

Births

Birth announcements from throughout North Central Washington
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Mikkelsen, Lyons

Jessica Lyons and Nicholas Mikkelsen exchanged wedding vows Aug. 16 on the riverfront at Rock Island before Arthur Emery.
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Marohl, Hill

Hallie Marohl and Austin Hill, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., have announced their engagement.

Dear Abby: Living together may end long-distance engagement

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.

A Life with God | Harvest is a joyful season

If this were a movie, a joyful song and dance would be added. Harvesting is a happy time. Hard work from daybreak as farmers share a thrashing machine and wives join the work. But grain safely stored in a silo is like mass evangelism’s responders in God’s care.
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Historic Holy Ark doors find a new home

CHICAGO — Standing sentry in a quiet corner of Sukkat Shalom synagogue in north suburban Wilmette, the cherubim on a pair of historic and artistically significant Holy Ark doors have found a new home.

Top LDS women’s leader to visit Wenatchee area

Linda K. Burton, the general president of the women’s Relief Society organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), will speak in East Wenatchee next Saturday evening.
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‘Wings on the Icicle’

Marcy LaGagnier is documenting osprey along the Icicle River as part of her “Wings on the Icicle” series. These images were taken this summer, showing an adult osprey and its offspring. LaGagnier is a Puyallup-based photographer with family and friends in North Central Washington.
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5 Things to Know About: Make A Difference Day

Work outside or inside, make a donation, spend the day or just a few minutes, help a pre-organized project or create your own. It doesn’t matter how small or how large your project is. When it comes to Make A Difference Day, everyone is invited to participate and all projects matter.
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Spotlight on Chelan murals

Chelan has a lot of murals, somewhere around 18 at last count, not including two in Manson. The outdoor paintings celebrate our area’s natural beauty, our past, our maritime and agricultural heritage, and our American Indian, Latin and European roots. Every mural depicts a unique Lake Chelan Valley outlook on life: hard-working, optimistic, surrounded by nature’s bounty, big.