If you’re new to the area, you can get to know your Wenatchee neighborhood in several ways. You can, for example, walk and bike the roads and paths, study the irrigation system that carries water to your yard and garden, and read local histories such as the 2012 book “Wenatchee,” recently published by the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.
The rumble of thunder and the flash of lightning is enough to send most people ducking for cover. It’s those moments, though, that send photographer Frank Cone searching for a good vantage point to shoot the action. He took this photo Aug. 2 from Badger Mountain.
Dreaming big and delivering on a shared vision typically involves a lot of different people working together for a long period of time, especially when their goal is counter to the norm. Such was the case when a small group of arts supporters, including artist Ruth Allan, began envisioning ways to enhance Wenatchee’s riverfront in the mid- to late-1960s.
Children all over Quincy come running when they hear the electronic tinkle-tune “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf.” They know the Wheel of Fortune Ice Cream Truck is coming down their street. Money in hand and parents walking behind them, they scramble to be the first one at the window.
July 31, 1964 was a sad day for country music fans. That was the day singer Jim Reeves was killed in a plane crash. For me, it was one of the happiest days of my life. That was the day our family moved to Wenatchee.
Lake Entiat Estates, better known as Sun Cove, is the second-largest housing area in Douglas County, exceeded only by East Wenatchee. How did this area 11 miles north of Orondo grow into a vibrant community of 444 properties?