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First-year robotics team advances to state contest

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center’s Holographic Cats FIRST Robotics Team came home Saturday, with hardware and the chance to compete again. The team of first-year competitors won a “Strategy and Innovation” award for their coding and earned enough points to compete in the Eastern Washington State Championship on Jan. 21 in Spokane.
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It’s a wonderful trip

Some stories stick with us. Greg Asimakoupoulos, the chaplain at Covenant Shores retirement community in Mercer Island, has taken one in particular to heart: Frank Capra’s 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
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Have you seen this trailer in the Lake Chelan area?

This past fall the Lake Chelan Rotary Club purchased and put into service a Community Service Team trailer under the leadership of Dr. Ty Witt, the chairman of the project. You might have seen the trailer at various projects being conducted on a Saturday somewhere in the Lake Chelan area.
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Ten seconds to Price is Right glory

My daughter Malia won tickets from KW3 radio station to go to The Price is Right show Sunday at the Town Toyota Center. I wanted a chance to be a contestant so we both went and stood in line for more than two hours in 36 degree weather! Brrr ... 
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Quincy students make trip to visit medical school

Ask the Upward Bound program members at Quincy High School about their trip to Washington State University’s med school and they will probably act like it’s none of your beeswax.

Trailblazing, one year on

In May 2015, I received the outstanding news that I had passed the very first ever (anywhere!) licensing exam to become a Limited License Legal Technician. I was in the first class and am the second ever “Triple LT,” a groundbreaking new limited license to practice law in family law matters involving divorce, custody, and support.
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The power of people

The concept of “neighbors helping neighbors” is one idea that connects all Red Cross volunteers. It makes no difference if those neighbors have suffered a home fire down the street or a flood across the country.
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Wenatchee Mom Blog | Saying goodbye to The Academic Toolbox

After 17 years selling educational toys and learning tools to local parents and teachers, Dwight and Sharon Byers are closing up shop. The Academic Toolbox will shut on Dec. 17. Until then, everything in the store is on sale. Right now, the entire inventory is going for 20 percent off regular prices. By next week, that should be up to 30 percent off.
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Frank Cone | Columbia Geese

A skein of geese flies low over the Columbia River earlier this month. (Frank Cone photo)
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Wenatchee museum thankful for its grants, awards

As Americans gather to count their blessings this week, the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center finds itself especially grateful. In the last few weeks, the museum has been awarded seven grants and one very special opportunity.