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Crane tendencies

Local hobby photographer John Barta shot this image of a Great Blue Heron on Oct. 22 at Walla Walla Point Park.

5 Things: Five myths about Wellness Place

As a student in the Eastmont School District from 1978 to 1991, I was earnestly aware of those “shining stars” who provided the people in our valley with avenues of hope, purpose and support. Personally, I can reflect on many along my journey: Camp Fire volunteer leaders, church youth group leaders, basketball coaches who graciously gave their time and the many volunteers through the Apple Blossom Festival organization.

The Golden Apple band marches on

Wenatchee High School’s Golden Apple Marching Band continued its season with a pair of strong showings at competitions the past two weekends.

Make a Difference Day 2014

Make a Difference Day is this Saturday. That's when volunteers across North Central Washington take on projects to help others. Want to join in? Check out our list of projects, grab a pair of gloves or a paintbrush and Make a Difference this Saturday.

‘Wings on the Icicle’

Marcy LaGagnier is documenting osprey along the Icicle River as part of her “Wings on the Icicle” series. These images were taken this summer, showing an adult osprey and its offspring. LaGagnier is a Puyallup-based photographer with family and friends in North Central Washington.

5 Things to Know About: Make A Difference Day

Work outside or inside, make a donation, spend the day or just a few minutes, help a pre-organized project or create your own. It doesn’t matter how small or how large your project is. When it comes to Make A Difference Day, everyone is invited to participate and all projects matter.

Spotlight on Chelan murals

Chelan has a lot of murals, somewhere around 18 at last count, not including two in Manson. The outdoor paintings celebrate our area’s natural beauty, our past, our maritime and agricultural heritage, and our American Indian, Latin and European roots. Every mural depicts a unique Lake Chelan Valley outlook on life: hard-working, optimistic, surrounded by nature’s bounty, big.

Golden Apple band earns second at season’s first competition

The Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Marching Band began its 2014 competition season last weekend at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco. The band placed second in the AAA Large Band Division with a score strong enough to earn a spot in the finals competition that evening.

Dryden group celebrates 100 years with feed

The inception of the Dryden Improvement Club began the night of Feb. 3, 1914, according to recorded minutes taken by Herbert Remely. The meeting held at the Dryden Hall organized what is known as the Dryden Improvement Club. At that time, both men and women were members.

Accidental gardening

Maybe Angela Gardner should try not growing things more often. The 15-foot-plus sunflower plant in her garden happened by chance. “It self-seeded,” said Gardner, who lives in East Wenatchee. “I didn’t try to grow it. It was an onion bed and it just started growing.” Gardner did plant a row of sunflower plants in that same garden last year, but the tallest one measured about 10 feet, she said.

New theme, logo, officers for Apple Blossom 2015

Dave Herald has been selected to lead the 96th Washington State Apple Blossom Festival as director general. Herald will oversee the board of directors and the progress of the 2015 festival.