This past weekend, grieving kids from central and eastern Washington met at Tall Timber Ranch in Leavenworth for Camp Erin — Wenatchee. The camp served as a bereavement camp for children and teens ages 6 through 17 who are grieving the death of someone close to them. It was funded by The Moyer Foundation.
In the early 2000s, the greater Wenatchee community and Wenatchee Valley College came together for the “Nurses For Tomorrow” campaign to raise more than $2 million dollars to jump start the process of replacing the badly outdated and decaying nursing building and equipment on the Wenatchee campus.
The summer of 1969 was a memorable one. That was the summer Americans witnessed Neil Armstrong walking on the moon and attended a rock concert in upstate New York dubbed Woodstock. It was a memorable summer for our family as well. That was the summer we reclaimed our ancestral heritage by legally changing our name from Smith to Asimakoupoulos at the Chelan County courthouse.
As she was looking forward to her 2012 high school graduation, Monica Berndt had some other goals in mind. Back in the fall of 2011, she was encouraged to apply for the Rotary Exchange program and experience the culture of another country.
Ryan Anderson brought his family back to Quincy, from Wenatchee, a year ago to work on his father-in-law’s farm. He is glad to come back to the place where his love affair with the Quincy Valley, and the love of his life, all started.
Bailey Northcott McMonagle, who grew up in Waterville, is currently awaiting a heart transplant. McMonagle and her husband, Nolan, live in Kennewick and the operation will take place at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Ten years ago, Sean Trigg had all he wanted in life. He was married and had two daughters. He had a stable job as a commercial printer in Kent and he and his wife, who had just celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary, had bought a home. “I couldn’t ask for anything more,” Trigg said.
“I didn’t recognize you with your clothes on!” a woman says to another at a checkout counter. Both are “Water Lilies,” and enjoy the standard comment that is heard often between women, and a few men, on the street and in shops around the Wenatchee Valley.
The town of Quincy is full of young people who have passed through the doors of Laurie Norton’s classrooms. Whether she was teaching at Pioneer Elementary or Mountain View Elementary. Teaching youth is her passion, but it took many life events to point her in the right direction to find her niche.