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.
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.
Dear Abby: I have a serious problem that’s consuming my life. I know people say you never really get over your first love, but I don’t know why after six years I still think about my ex on a daily basis.
Twenty-month-old Faith Schroeder sampled a ripe pear while visiting her grandma, Bonnie Schroeder, in Quincy last month. She was standing next to a little bench where Bonnie sets ground falls from her Bartlett pear tree, and she was enjoying her juicy pear so much that Bonnie decided to take a photo. A moment later, she noticed one of Faith’s minion toys was nestled among the pears. Faith is the daughter of Alicia and Dain Schroeder of Quincy.
NCW — The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., lists the names of 58,286 servicemen and servicewomen who died in the war. Now there’s an effort to put a face and story to each name on the wall, including those from North Central Washington.
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.
Farmers markets and fruit stands are full to the brim with a beautiful selection of winter squash. Although they make beautiful fall displays for the porch or walkway, they are also pretty darn tasty to eat.
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.