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Got monster zukes? Just stuff them

It’s every gardener’s secret September shame: Those zucchini plants you’ve been nursing along all summer suddenly have gone ballistic.
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Nilson, Villabol

Nichel Nilson and Nathan Villabol, both of East Wenatchee, have announced their engagement.
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Skagen, Warren

Elise Warren and David Skagen were married Aug. 1 at Red Tail Canyon Farms in Leavenworth before the Rev. Sylvia Dabney.
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Pearson, Bayne

Stacy Pearson and Brandon Bayne, both of Seattle, have announced their engagement.
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Villani, Hughes

Kristin Hughes and Michael Villani exchanged wedding vows July 5 at Trinity Tree Farm in Issaquah. The Rev. Kent Buttars officiated.
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Wilsey — 60th

Charles and Peggy Wilsey celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering Aug. 14.

Latino Ministry to host community festival

EAST WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley Lutheran Latino Ministry (WVLLM) will sponsor a community festival from 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at Celebration Lutheran Church, 801 8th St. N.E.

Trinity United Methodist offering new Bible study

EAST WENATCHEE — Trinity United Methodist Church, 850 N. James Ave., is starting a new Bible study on “Intercessory Prayer.” The first sessions will be at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Sessions will continue through the fall.

WFMC to sponsor grief workshop

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Free Methodist Church (WFMC) will sponsor an eight-week Life During Grief workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 1.

Tell us about your upcoming Halloween or harvest gatherings

Is your group planning Halloween-related events or harvest-themed alternatives? If so, let us know so we can include it in our annual roundup of Halloween events. Noon Oct. 13 is the deadline to e-mail Anna Lopez at lopez@wenatcheeworld.com with the event information including what, when, where, who the event is for and a name and phone number for readers to call for more information. Events must be open to the general public. Questions? Call Lopez at 661-6372.
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St. Paul’s secretary to retire after 31 years

When Kathy Hussong began her career at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wenatchee, her younger daughter, Michelle, was only 3. Now, as she prepares for her retirement next week, she has worked with four pastors and two interim pastors, both of her daughters have since married, and her youngest grandchild, Liam, just turned 3.
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Face time

A fireplace mantel and chimney provides a facial contrast to the stark devastation of the Carlton Complex Fire that swept through the area around Alta Lake Golf Course in mid-July. The property is on Golf Course Drive.

Dear Abby: Parents think gay son is in a phase

Dear Abby: I’m a gay male college student who is out and comfortable with who I am — 99 percent of the time. When I was in high school, I tried to come out to my parents and it didn’t go smoothly. They had an emotional crisis for a day, then shrugged it off as “just another teenage phase.” After the panic mode was over, they bought me off with an expensive car and continued believing I’m straight.