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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.

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.

5 things to know about… Make a Difference Day

The area’s 26th Make A Difference Day is Saturday, Oct. 22. The largest day of community service in the world is open to anyone who wants to make the place they live a little better. 

Senior Spotlight | Minerva Balcom: ‘Be yourself, always’

Minerva is the name of the Roman goddess of wisdom. However, as she grew, Minerva Balcom’s father saw that she was not so much wise as she was strong-willed. So, he began calling her Hercules, which morphed into Herkey, a name that stuck with her ever since.

Tutors are key to Literacy Council programs

As the new academic year gets underway at the Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties, we would like to take some time to recognize our volunteer tutors. Our mission is to actively promote literacy awareness in our community and provide direct tutoring instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking and life skills to motivated adult learners in Chelan and Douglas Counties.

Developing Quincy’s unified vision

In 2006, as the data storage center industry began to grow in Quincy potentially doubling the town’s population, I saw the need to reach out to elected officials and other taxing entities in the community to address the future impacts and opportunities associated with that change in a coordinated way.

Chelan County Fair results

Editor’s note: These are the results made available by Chelan County Fair officials. Any additional results will be published in the Your News section of the newspaper.

Mahogany & Merlot: Lake Chelan to host vintage boat show

On the shore you will see classic cars showcased along with vintage unlimited hydroplanes from the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Seattle, vintage inboard limited-class hydroplanes and antique and classic mahogany runabouts from the Golden Era of pleasure boating.

Okanogan County Fair results are in

The Okanogan County Fair was held from Sept. 8-11 at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds. The four-day event showcased the talents of folks from across Okanogan County in everything from livestock herdsmanship to floriculture. These are the results as provided by fair officials.

Prose, poetry and song — for free!

Singer-songwriter Jeffery Foucault, drummer Billy Conway and writer Chris Dombrowski are coming to Wenatchee Valley College for a concert on Sept. 29. The free concert is open to the public. It takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Wells Hall Theater. Their last Wenatchee concert was standing room only.

In the Garden | Planning for next year’s garden

What an abrupt change of weather that swept in with September! Sure makes gardeners get with the idea that a lot of plants are shutting down and it's time to begin preparations for next year.