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The Apple Leaf | Unified by the game: Program makes special-needs student athletes ‘feel like more a part of the school’

Dribbling, a young man wearing a yellow jersey dodges left and right to avoid his opponents. When he reaches the end of the court, he pauses and looks up at the basket. Someone on the court shouts, ‘Go! Go! Shoot the ball!’ Concentration renewed, he bends down and springs up, launching the ball into the air and toward the basket. Swoosh. As he lands, a resounding cheer rises up throughout the gym, and members of both sides rush forward to congratulate him. His name is Mason McRae, and he’s a ...

Letting loose

Wenatchee World librarian Linda Barta captured this image of a meadowlark singing during a photo-shooting trip to the Columbia Basin late last month.

Wenatchee Mom Blog | Become a morning person

Do you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? Do you save projects or chores for after the kids are in bed, and then don’t do them because you’re too tired? Do you rely on your morning coffee to fully wake up and start your day?

Wenatchee Mom Blog | Make time to be a lunch buddy

What is a lunch buddy? It’s a lunch program set up with the Wenatchee Learns Connect via the Wenatchee School District. It’s a way to be a positive mentor for children in our local elementary schools. It only takes a minimum of one hour a week to meet with your buddy.

Teen walks a mile in Muslim friends’ shoes by wearing a hijab

SEATTLE — She was walking home from school, with traffic rushing all around, when Zion Lourdes Perez tore off her hijab. Feeling like a target at 15 was nothing she’d imagined when she decided, on a lark, to wear the head scarf worn by Muslim women.

Olds photo opens window on Wenatchee history

Courtesy of a family member raised in Sunnyslope, I inherited recently an old photo portrait of an elderly gentleman reading a magazine. On the back of the magazine was a photo of a 1915 (circa) Pierce Arrow. Written on the back of the photo in pencil was “Grandfather Olds.”

College life

News of students at Wenatchee Valley College

Snow going

Photographer Frank Cone snapped this photo late last month on North Dryden Road as a group of deer crossed an open field on their way to a nearby orchard. (Frank Cone photo)