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Lazy days of summer

Deborah Meline sits along the Wenatchee River in Leavenworth in late May while her husband Spencer fishes for Chinook salmon. “He does the work, and I come out here and relax,” she said.

Wenatchee grad earns Congress youth award

After spending more than six years earning her Congressional Award Gold Medal, Danielle Heins says she doesn’t care about the medal — she cares about the experience.

Book of the Week

“I Will Take a Nap! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)” by Mo Willems

Taught to give

Riley Trent of Quincy has a giving heart even at the tender age of 5 years old. Her parents, Cindi and Louie, have cultivated this attitude of giving for some time, even letting her choose a family at church to treat to a lunch. Riley knows all about random acts of kindness.
Mikaela Elwell

Cancer survivor reaches milestone

Mikaela Elwell graduated last month from the University of Colorado with a doctorate in pharmacy. For the Wenatchee woman — her parents are Terry and Becky Elwell — earning her doctorate was the next step in a journey that began when she was only 13 months old.

Bookmobile fuels kids’ summer reading

When it comes to recommending books, Luke Ellington’s best source of information is his daughters. With three young daughters, he spends much of his home time reading and writing with them.

Partnership promotes safety

While patrolling the Columbia River over the Memorial Day weekend, the local Coast Guard Auxiliary came upon a 16-year-old girl lying face down in the sand at Quilomene Sand Dune.

The great mule deer mix-up

It seems one of the American West’s best-known (and most-hunted) ungulates got its credentials by fraudulent means.

Wenatchee schools, Small Miracles ready with summer-meal program

As a leader in farm-to-school activities, the Wenatchee School District is improving nutrition year-round by using local farm fresh foods in the Summer Meal Program which is open to anyone 18 and under. From June 22 to Aug. 27, children and teens in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee will be able to eat lunch for free in up to 12 locations across the two cities.

The Apple Leaf | Racial divide begins early

I vividly remember the first time I walked into a public school, my classmates and sharing the fear of possibly never returning to the comfort of home, and being pulled out of my classroom on the second week of my public education. Why? Simply because English was not my first language.

Family outing

Local photographer Frank Cone took this shot May 22 at Walla Walla Point Park, near the swimming area where a lot of geese and goslings hit the beach and then go up to the grassy area to feed. As long as you move slow and keep a reasonable distance they don’t seem to be bothered by people, Frank says.