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A healthy Christmas: Dec. 7 is World TTTS Awareness Day

We are one of the blessed families that gets to celebrate Christmas with our whole family, including our twins who are TTTS survivors. Thanks to the amazing doctors we had along our journey: Dr. Kamen, Dr. Walker and Dr. Paek, we will enjoy a Merry Christmas, a blessing we thought may never be a reality.

The slower side of Italy

I began planning a trip to Italy for my wife Vicki and I soon after our daughter, Hillary, was married and moved to Maniago, a small town of 12,000 people in the northeastern part of the country near her husband David’s Air Force base.

Living with Alzheimer’s | Caring for the person with Alzheimer’s

Editor’s note: This is the seventh of eight articles written by Methow Valley resident Don Reddington, which explores the issues of living with Alzheimer’s disease. The articles are written in collaboration with Jerry Bristol, Katie Bristol, Raleigh Bowden, M.D., and Methow Valley News reporter Laurelle Walsh.

And they’re off

It’s always hunting season for local photographer Frank Cone, but his choice of weapon is his Nikon D7200. Frank shot this image Nov. 12 while looking north from Walla Walla Point Park. (Photo provided/Frank Cone)

College life

News of college students throughout North Central Washington

Youth-engagement program launches locally

ENGAGE NOW, a newly formed civic-education and youth-engagement program, was launched at Wenatchee High School and Wenatchee Valley College on Friday and Saturday last week. In total, more than 900 students participated in informational forums.

Holiday magic is in the cards

For Jason Sims, learning how to do card tricks has been more than a hobby. “It was a survival mechanism,” he laughed. “I wasn’t a sports guy in high school, so it enabled me to make friends. It was a fun party tool, and it helped me meet girls, too!”

Hands-on learning thrives at TwispWorks

On the site of the old Twisp ranger station, TwispWorks is a collaborative campus where small businesses, non-profit organizations, artists and others come together to create, educate and invent.

The Apple Leaf | Wenatchee High School senior Jack Van Well dabbles in greatness

The life a high school student is fairly challenging. Being a member of a sport or club makes it even more so. Applying the desire to take harder classes makes it like going to hell and back. Adding in Boy Scouts and an Eagle Scout project makes life almost impossible to succeed in every single aspect without some sort of downfall.

Caring for bees inpires student

Fifth-grader Jonathan Jefferson, 10, bedecked in his beekeeping suit in front of more than 200 fourth- and fifth-grade students at Kennewick’s Canyon View Elementary School one Friday earlier this month, asked some teachers how many bees they thought were in a single hive.

Retirement party set for Paul Bird

WENATCHEE — A Tuesday retirement party is planned for Paul Bird, a community corrections supervisor who is calling it a career after 35 years working for the state Department of Corrections.  

Waterville School is cultivating leaders who T.H.R.I.V.E.

In 2010, several Waterville teachers asked the question, “How can we engage our students who are disengaged with their learning, who aren’t motivated, and who don’t see the relevance to what we are trying to teach them to their lives and their future?” This Waterville staff PLC (Professional Learning Community) group continued to look for ways to change our school culture, always coming back to “The Leader In Me” philosophy of helping students find their greatness through developing a leadership model.

Make a Difference Day at Pybus Market

Pybus Public Market will be the center of the “do-good” universe Saturday, as host of several Make a Difference Day projects.