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Chelan County Fair Results

These are partial results from the Chelan County Fair, which took place from Sept. 9-13.

Manhandling yarn

When Nik Penny was going to John Newbery Elementary in Wenatchee, he began doing something most boys didn’t do: he started crocheting. “I visited my grandmother in Louisiana, and saw her doing it,” he remembers. “I asked her to teach me.”

Quilt show results

The North Central Washington Quilt Guild held its 31st annual show Sept. 11 through 12 at the Town Toyota Center. Here are the results:

New Literacy Council director chosen

If you want to see Anwen Cartwright’s dark eyes light up with enthusiasm, ask her about her new role as director of the Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties.

IRIS | Cultural and historical interpretive opportunities plentiful on the Colville Reservation

Several large, brown, heritage road signs can be found alongside both directions of Highway 97 and Highway 17, just north of Brewster, alerting drivers that they are approaching a heritage site. “Fort Okanagan Interpretive Center, Next Left” reads one sign; but in 2008, another sign was placed diagonally over the heritage signs, “CLOSED.” The gates into the center were locked permanently in 2008, when the state of Washington felt the impacts of the recession. Many state parks closed during these hard economic times.

Dahlias on display

The NCW Dahlia Society will present its annual Dahlia Show at Pybus Public Market this weekend. The free show is open to the public and runs noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, filling the Pybus concourse with hundreds of dahlia blooms from growers all over the Pacific Northwest and North Central Washington. American Dahlia Society judges will be on hand to judge the flowers. For more information, call show chairwoman Linda Holmes-Cook at 888-9510.

Diagnosis and acceptance of Alzheimer’s: Is it more than ‘just getting old’?

Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. As people get older, changes occur in all parts of the body, including the brain. As a result, you may notice that it takes longer to learn new things, you don’t remember information as well as you once did, or you can’t remember where you put things, like your glasses or your keys. For most people, these are signs of mild forgetfulness due to aging, not a serious memory problem.

Misawa shows, ‘We care and want to help’

“Please tell them that we care about those who lost their homes and we hope the money will be some help to them.” That statement from Misawa City International Relations Assistant Chief Noriaki Hori accompanied a donation of 1,146,263 yen ($9,422.16 at current exchange rates) raised by citizens of Wenatchee Valley’s sister city, Misawa, Japan.

Rolling in ribbons | NCW Fair Results

Editor’s note: These are partial results from the NCW Fair, which took place Aug. 27-30 in Waterville. Additional results will be published as they are made available by the fair office.

College life

Editor’s note: This is a partial list of recent Wenatchee Valley College graduates. A portion of the list was included in last Friday’s Neighbors section.

The human side of sustainability

It is a mistake to think only of the environment when considering a sustainable lifestyle. The “triple bottom line” suggests that both human and financial factors be considered as well.

Versatile local artist featured at Harvest of Quilts

For more than 25 years, Jan Lawr has been perfecting the art of quilting in her own style. On Sept. 11 and 12, the Wenatchee Valley will be treated to a viewing of Jan’s work at the NCW Quilt Guild’s Annual Harvest of Quilts at Town Toyota Center.

College life

Editor’s note: This is a partial list of recent Wenatchee Valley College graduates. More graduates will be listed in next week’s Neighbors section.

Local cheese thrives in North Central Washington

The artisan cheese movement in Washington state is only a bit more than 20 years old, with most producers making cheese from dairy farms in the western part of the state. But many were certainly inspired by Sally Jackson, who actually began making cheese in 1979 on her farmstead near Oroville.