WENATCHEE — Lisa Bradshaw, founder of the non-profit DON’T WAIT project, has been selected by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution as a recipient of its national “Women in American History” award.
OLYMPIA — Donna Young, office manager for Columbia Elementary, was chosen a regional finalist for Washington’s 2016 Classified School Employee of the Year award and will be honored during an awards ceremony planned for Thursday in Olympia.
Kahlen Gilliver, 10, and her pal Snuggles, a 4-year-old Havanese, share a snuggle at the family home in Wenatchee. Snuggles had just returned from a grooming appointment. Kahlen’s parents are David and Melinda Gilliver of Wenatchee. (Photo provided/Melinda Gilliver)
Dear Abby: I am a retired widower. After my wife died, my first cousin “Julia” invited me to visit her in Florida over the winter. She’s seven years my junior, divorced, lives alone and is a successful Realtor. We had a good time during the two months I was there.
An assortment of relics occupy room 350 of the Wenatchee High School math department. Framed NASA memorabilia adorns the wall to the left of the door. A serene Mont Blanc print hangs above a tidy desk. Pre-calculus theorems are scrawled out near a Purdue University sticker on the whiteboard at the front of the room.
Ever since Mom Blog was launched I’ve had an urge to contribute. I have all the qualifications, short of being an actual, uh, mom. My light-hearted suggestion for a “Corporal Punishment Corner” got me off on the wrong foot with the powers that be. So, I came up with “Things I’ve learned (as a father).” The parenthetical’s purpose being to not confuse my writing here with other blog topics I may want to explore in the future, such as “Things I’ve learned (working in a corn dog factory).” And yes, ...