WENATCHEE — The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $469,000 in scholarships to students across North Central Washington — the most ever awarded by the foundation. The foundation received 1,466 applications, another record amount, with 249 students receiving one or more awards.
WENATCHEE — SAGE (Safety, Advocacy, Growth and Empowerment) a local crime victims’ service center, is hoping to collect 300 bags with 25 pairs of gently used shoes in each. The shoes will be used to create a “shoe rehab” micro-businesses in underdeveloped countries like Haiti and Ghana. With the shoe donation, the agency will receive $3,000 to help local victims of crime.
WENATCHEE — Serve Wenatchee Valley will hold a back-to-school clothing giveaway from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Miller St. Children grades K through 8 who live in Chelan or Douglas county are eligible to receive new jeans, tops, shoes, socks and can also shop gently-used clothing. Haircuts will also be provided.
Pirate princess Malina Johnson and her first mate, Candie, stop for a quick, “hardy” lunch before continuing on with their adventures. Malina, 6, is the granddaughter of Hal and Jean Turner of Cashmere, and resides with her parents Mike and Samantha Johnson in Portland, Ore. Grandma Jean captured this moment during a recent visit to Portland.
Doug and Cathy Johnson of Wenatchee recently traveled to Portland to visit their daughter and son-in-law, Christina and Andy Garber, and granddaughter Sunny. Two-year-old Sunny loves flowers. Cathy captured this photo of Sunny holding a freshly-picked bloom while sitting in a field of wildflowers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House and the U.S. Department of Agriculture honored 15 “Champions of Change” leaders from across the country July 29, including Jesus Rodriguez, a 2014 Chelan High School graduate. The recognized leaders are doing extraordinary things to build a foundation for the next generation of farming and ranching.