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University taps honor choir for commercial song

A talented children’s choir from Wenatchee is helping to promote an innovative teacher preparation program run by Heritage University and Educational Service District (ESD) 105 in Yakima. The sounds of the St. Joseph School Honor Choir singing can be heard in the background of the latest radio commercials for HU 105.

Icicle Arts to provide integrated art lessons at elementary schools

LEAVENWORTH — Icicle Arts begins a new art program for all students at Peshastin-Dryden and Osborn elementary schools. “FUSE: Elementary Integrated Art Program” provides hands-on art lessons integrated into school core subjects, while simultaneously teaching essential visual art learning standards.

Village Voices offers trio of concerts

Christmas in the Mountains concert series, featuring Leavenworth’s Village Voices community chorus, is once again celebrating Christmas with three December concerts. Established in 1982, the chorus of mixed voices will present their 2014 season with performances filled with music and song.

Foundation gives $57,820 for music, arts

The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $57,820 in grants to music and arts programs in the greater Wenatchee Valley. The grant funding comes from the Woods Family Music and Arts Fund, which the foundation manages.
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The Apple Leaf | When sports and concussions collide at Wenatchee High School

It’s every athlete’s worst nightmare — suffering a concussion the week before a playoff game, and having to sit on the sidelines for the big game. At Wenatchee High School, it’s a reality that many student athletes have faced during the sports season. But the WHS Sports Medicine program and Athletic Department are prepared with multiple policies and guidelines to ensure brain safety on the playing field.
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And they’re off …

Local photographer Frank Cone shot this image of geese lifting off from the Columbia River at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee. He took the photo on Nov. 17.
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5 Things: Journey to Bethlehem in its fifth year

The fifth annual Journey to Bethlehem begins Dec. 4 and continues nightly through Dec. 7. Tours begin at 5:30 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 9:30 p.m. Average annual attendance is over 3,600 travelers.

Christmas Family Fun Day at museum

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center will host a Christmas Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at the museum, 127 S. Mission St.

The Apple Leaf Commentary | District needs policy overhaul

In the course of just three years, Wenatchee High School students, faculty and administration have been rocked on the waves of two life-altering events. The death of Antonio Reyes brought about not only student grief and community suffering but loud repercussions as well; former PE teacher Ed Knaggs was put on administrative leave in 2011, fired in April 2012, and after two years only recently reached a settlement putting him on paid administrative leave until 2016.
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The many shades of fall

Local shooter Frank Cone snapped this image from Horse Lake Road during a Nov. 7 hike. The view is looking north toward Eagle Rock.
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Band wins top award in season finale

The Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Marching Band performed in its last competition of the season in Auburn last weekend at the 28th Annual Veterans Day Marching Competition, as well as participating in Auburn’s 49th Annual Veterans Day Parade. The band placed first in the parade against high school marching bands from throughout the Pacific Northwest in the largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi.
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A gift of bear hugs

Quincy High School senior Mireya Camacho is working to make life a little more bear-able for kids at Children’s Hospital in Seattle.
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Season’s greetings: Entiat hosts bazaar Saturday

As the Christmas season approaches, the region’s big box stores prepare for another onslaught of holiday sales. With Halloween barely over, shelves are already being stocked with holiday trinkets and baubles in anticipation of the biggest shopping time of the year. Even the tradition of stores closing for Thanksgiving has largely passed by the wayside, as merchants scramble with their extended hours and “doorbuster” items to usher in the consumer madness.