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Wenatchee Mom Blog | A picture’s worth

I’ve read several quotes reminding parents that little eyes are watching our every move but it wasn’t until I watched my 2-year-old daughter pick up my camera and attempt to hold it up to her little face that I realized just how much truth there was to those statements.
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Seeding Success: Washington Community Health Care Workers

This is the last in a series of stories featured ahead of the seventh annual NCW Community Success Summit, which IRIS (Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship) is convening in Quincy Tuesday. This year’s event, “Seeding Success, Growing ONE Community,” will celebrate stories about our environment, community, and economy that are helping to connect and strengthen the region. For more information about the summit, to register, sample more stories and submit a story, visit irisncw.org.
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Annual holiday bazaar is Entiat’s toy store

At holiday time, with its inevitable focus on gift giving, adults typically buy toys for their children. The American toy business is expected to gross nearly $21 billion this year, according to the market research firm NPD group.
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The search for Community Cupboard’s new home

It’s been nearly 30 years since the Community Cupboard food bank and thrift store was founded in Leavenworth. A well-loved community staple, the Community Cupboard will be leaving 214 14th St. and looking for a new home by 2020.
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A soldier inside and out

Editor's note: The subject of this story, Sheyra (Hidalgo) Rogers, is a 1998 Wenatchee High School graduate. Her parents are Charles and Elena Acosta of Wenatchee and Raymond Hidalgo of Puerto Rico. The story is courtesy of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer newspaper.
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An anthem of controversy WHS Panthers stand as a team for the national anthem

The lights shine down on the Apple Bowl as the Wenatchee Panthers football team stands on the turf, the “W” on their helmets reflecting the bright light and bodies tense in anticipation of the game ahead. Despite all of these distractions, their attention is focused at the flag. It waves in the air, symbolizing justice, purity, and valor. Then, music starts. It is the national anthem, and as the song plays out, all of the Wenatchee players remain standing.
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Still backpacking 50 years later

Back in 1966, I embarked on my first backpacking trip into the mountains outside of Leavenworth. I was a 15-year-old camper at Camp Field (now Sleeping Lady Resort) taking part in a 10 day “Twana Trek.” I joined five other boys, a camp counselor and a donkey named Biscuit. 
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Seeding Success: Linking prisons to land restoration

This is the third in a series of stories featured ahead of the seventh annual NCW Community Success Summit, which IRIS (Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship) is convening in Quincy on Nov. 15. This year’s event, “Seeding Success, Growing ONE Community,” will celebrate stories about our environment, community, and economy that are helping to connect and strengthen the region. For more information about the summit, to register, sample more stories and submit a story, visit irisncw.org.
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Clean water photo contest captures the beauty of Chelan County

The Chelan County Clean Water Campaign, a collaborative effort between local businesses, organizations and citizens interested in improving water quality in Chelan County, and Cascadia Conservation District teamed up for a natural resources photo contest and calendar that combines appreciation for the environment with the artistic talent of local photographers. 

New Cascade Medical ambulance put to work saving lives

A new ambulance joined Cascade Medical’s fleet of emergency vehicles this month, thanks to a $150,000 donation from the Cascade Medical Foundation. The ambulance’s long-awaited arrival was marked with a special unveiling for the foundation.
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Omak FFA students take home national award

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. — The Omak High School’s FFA chapter won a national award for chapter development during the 89th National FFA Organization & Expo in Indianapolis, Indianapolis, last week.
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Knight Fright Ride

Saturday's Knight Fright Ride drew more than 65 costumed bike riders, including this group of friends outfitted in costumes from the Mario Kart video game. Pictured are, left to right, Debbie Kortze, Kayla Doughty, Wesley Brown, Karl Specht, Garrett Mallicoat and Christina Liuzzi. The event, organized by Wenatchee Valley College's alumni relations department and volunteers, raised about $7,000 for WVC scholarships. (Photo provided)
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Event honors local veterans

A welcome home ceremony and reception were held Oct. 20 at the Pybus Public Market to a standing-room-only crowd of veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces any time between Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, and their families.
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Make a Difference Day

“See a need, do a good deed.” It’s as simple as that, says Laurel Helton, one of the organizers behind local Make a Difference Day efforts.
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Yakamas to build tiny houses for homeless

TOPPENISH — A homeless encampment on the Yakama Reservation turned into a construction site Monday when more than 50 volunteers gathered to cut lumber, pound nails and erect tiny houses for tribal members who are living there in tents.