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Yakima Valley winery reaching new heights

PROSSER — What once was a World War II military training base in the Yakima Valley has evolved into a great vineyard site and provides grapes for one of the region’s best wineries.

Meatballs: Not just for spaghetti

Meatballs go hand-in-hand with spaghetti, but they also can add a wonderful flavor and texture to soup. Pair them with cheese tortellini and you’ve got an amped-up version of Italian wedding soup.
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Therapy in your own hands: The many health benefits of knitting

SACRAMENTO — As autumnal breezes rustle browning trees, a comfy couch by the hearth soon could become your regular after-work destination. But before you plop down, experts recommend you find a hand-based craft such as knitting or crocheting to keep spirits high during chilly times.
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Build a better brownie

Along with death, taxes and Meryl Streep landing another Oscar nomination, add this to the “life’s certainties” pile: the spontaneous “Omigod” that follows a first bite into a Palm Beach Brownie.

Dear Abby: Transgender dad embarrasses sons

Dear Abby: After 10 years of marriage, my now ex-husband told me he is transgender. He isn’t taking hormones, but he makes no attempt to hide his feminine dressing, makeup and wigs from our 6- and 9-year-old sons. They understand little of their dad’s new life, other than that their dad likes “girl stuff.” They often tell me they are embarrassed being with their dad in public when he has his nails painted or is wearing female clothing.

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Stuff the Bus food drive Saturday

CASHMERE — Cashmere United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Stuff the Bus food drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, 213 S. Division St.
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Three Hierarchs church gathers for new property blessing

A gorgeous, sunlit afternoon on Sunday was the setting for what would be a momentous occasion in the life of the congregation of Three Hierarchs Orthodox Christian Church. The small, vibrant, and growing church community in Wenatchee gathered at our newly acquired property at 1915 N. Western Ave., across from the Wenatchee Cemetery, for a blessing service.

HÜMÜH Buddhist Center hosts Spiritual Study Group

EAST WENATCHEE — The HÜMÜH Buddhist Center will host a Satsang spiritual study group at 4 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of the Cascade Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1550 Sunset Highway.
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Golden Apple band earns second at season’s first competition

The Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Marching Band began its 2014 competition season last weekend at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco. The band placed second in the AAA Large Band Division with a score strong enough to earn a spot in the finals competition that evening.
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Dryden group celebrates 100 years with feed

The inception of the Dryden Improvement Club began the night of Feb. 3, 1914, according to recorded minutes taken by Herbert Remely. The meeting held at the Dryden Hall organized what is known as the Dryden Improvement Club. At that time, both men and women were members.
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Study: Asian cave drawings are as old as European ones

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe, according to a new study that shows our ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago.

Dear Abby: Dad who took on fatherhood finds his title taken away

Dear Abby: About two years ago, a close female friend, “Carla,” had her first child. The biological father is from another country. When she told him she was pregnant, he refused to have anything to do with the child, so I decided to take over the role as a father.