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Former Chieftain workers reunite

Five former waitresses and bartenders at the Chieftain Restaurant and PowWow Room gathered for a reunion March 7 at the Thai Restaurant in Wenatchee.

Mission Creek Players regrouping for museum benefit shows

Mission Creek Players are excited to be back with a show to benefit the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. It was time to put together an evening of fun theater while at the same time benefiting a very worthy cause in our community.

Pharmacist warns against ibuprofen abuse

Ibuprofen is a short-term pain reliever, full of potential long-term harm. Many Wenatchee High School students have turned to popping a pill for short-term benefits, but has ibuprofen turned into a mental crutch that is far too popular among students?

WHS teacher brings home state award

OLYMPIA — Wenatchee High School teacher Malia Renner-Singer wants students to know political issues, but especially how to work through issues together.

Gathering Our Voice | A century of Wenatchee living: Esther Stevens Todd left a lifetime of memories from a simpler, but tougher, time

Esther Stevens Todd, a resident of the Wenatchee area for nearly a century, was one of many local people who have shared their stories with the Gathering Our Voice program — stories that have helped me and others feel more connected to this place. I talked with Esther in 2012, more than a year before she passed away at the age of 98, about her experiences and some of the changes she had seen. Excerpts from the interview transcribed by AmeriCorps volunteer Maria Davis follow.

Commentary | Bereft of bagels: Jeepers closes — now what do we do?

I’m here to tell the saddest tale of them all; Jeepers! It’s Bagels, our beloved bagel shop, is gone. Whether it be frantic lunch runs, Sunday morning breakfast bagels or just a random craving, Jeepers was the go-to restaurant. Not to mention the distance you will now have to travel to get a good bagel.
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A fresh layer of flowers

The creativity of local photographer Frank Cone never ceases to amaze. He shot this nighttime image — it’s actually a series of images — near Saddle Rock after the recent snowfall.
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Chocolate and beer: What’s not to love?

As Valentine’s Day approaches, our thoughts turn to love — and invariably, to chocolate. Chocolate in all its many forms has great appeal as a gustatory end in itself, and it’s also often paired with red wine these days, as many wineries stage wine and chocolate events this time of year.