Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. After decades of inequalities, segregation and discrimination, America is now motivated to embrace different races, genders and backgrounds in all areas including college admissions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.