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Accidental gardening

Maybe Angela Gardner should try not growing things more often. The 15-foot-plus sunflower plant in her garden happened by chance. “It self-seeded,” said Gardner, who lives in East Wenatchee. “I didn’t try to grow it. It was an onion bed and it just started growing.” Gardner did plant a row of sunflower plants in that same garden last year, but the tallest one measured about 10 feet, she said.

New theme, logo, officers for Apple Blossom 2015

Dave Herald has been selected to lead the 96th Washington State Apple Blossom Festival as director general. Herald will oversee the board of directors and the progress of the 2015 festival.

Share your Halloween or harvest gatherings

Is your group planning a Halloween-related event or harvest-themed alternative? 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.

Dear Abby: Keep medications locked up

Dear Abby: You missed the chance to communicate a life-or-death message to your readers when you answered a letter from an “Ohio Grandma” (July 14).
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Reader scrapbook

Eleven-year-old Alex Moreno of East Wenatchee loves spending warm evenings sitting on the front porch with his dog Oso, watching the sun go down. Oso, which means bear in Spanish, is a French poodle, and Alex considers him a brother. Oso has been part of the family for 10 years. Alex’s parents are Bernabe and Altagracia Moreno of East Wenatchee.

Share your Halloween or harvest gatherings

Is your group planning a Halloween-related event or a harvest-themed alternative? 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.

Meeting notices

Meetings scheduled throughout North Central Washington

Apple Blossom float wins award

LEAVENWORTH — The 2014 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival float received the Royal Lady Award at the Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival parade Saturday.

City looking for the perfect Christmas tree

EAST WENATCHEE — The City of East Wenatchee is in need of a Christmas tree to place in front of city hall for the winter holiday season. Specifically, they are looking for a blue spruce or fir tree that is 30 to 40 feet high, preferably located in the East Wenatchee/Douglas County area.

Hope Project to hold fundraiser for Ebola

LEAVENWORTH — Washington-based nonprofit The Hope Project will host a free fundraiser from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Cashmere Riverside Center.

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day

CHELAN — The International Mountain Bicycling Association, The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and the U.S. Forest Service will hold a kids’ mountain biking day beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday on the trails at Echo Ridge.