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Crowns, gowns and a dream — my time as Miss East Cascades

The dream to become a princess who wears crowns and beautiful ball gowns usually comes from a young girl, not a 22-year old woman. My dream was to help pay for college, experience something new and improve our community. This dream turned into a reality when I was crowned Miss East Cascades 2015.
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Frank Cone | Gliding over

An eagle glides over the Wenatchee River near Monitor last week. Photographer Frank Cone said he counted at least 17 eagles as they were flying in and out of the trees. (Frank Cone photo)

The Apple Leaf | Commentary: Learn to love who you are

In five years, the words “high school” will provoke a variety of different reactions. Some people will reflect on their peak years, and some will be eternally grateful to have left that burning pit of despair. Most people will probably have forgotten the vocab words and the equations.

Making her mark

QUINCY — She’s just a wisp of a girl, barely more than 100 pounds. But don’t dismiss Kateri Rowell as a pushover because of her size.

Record highs set in annual Wenatchee bird count

The 55th annual Wenatchee Christmas bird count was held on Jan. 2. Sixteen hardy birders covered the 10 sectors of the Wenatchee Circle, which is 15 miles in diameter centered at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers.

Bright lights, small city

Local photographer Frank Cone went out the day after Christmas, taking a string of battery-operated lights and adding them to a snowman for a nighttime shot at Walla Walla Point Park. The result: a cool image to top the holiday season.

Literacy Council seeks volunteers for ESL classes

The Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties provides English as a second language instruction, emphasizing language fluency and competencies that are relevant to the daily lives of the adult students served. ESL classes are held at the Wenatchee Community Center and at satellite sites in Leavenworth, Cashmere, Entiat, Quincy and East Wenatchee. Volunteers provide classroom, small group, and one-on-one instruction for adult learners.

The Apple Leaf | WHS students are now getting paid to tutor classmates

The morning announcements at Wenatchee High School are full of useful information for students and staff. One of those helpful notices heard each morning tells about the Homework Center held in the library every day after school. But for the first time at WHS, high school scholars are being paid to tutor other high school students.

Art show series will celebrate wellness across region

What are some of the things you do to take care of your own health? Maybe you make it a priority to spend time exploring outdoors each day, exercising your curiosity and your body. Do you foster your own sense of well-being and belonging by helping others? Are there traditions in your family around food, gatherings and learning that contribute to your wellness? What are some of the things you do to feed your spiritual health?