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Business Past: Smokes and more

Strahler’s Cigar Store on Wenatchee Avenue in 1917. Standing in front are proprietor Mr. Strahler and clerk Ina King.

Gift cards: A present that can last forever

With the holiday season ending, it is time for many to redeem their holiday gift cards or gift certificates. Gift certificates and gift cards have continued to increase in popularity. According to the Retail Gift Card Association, shoppers continue to consider gift cards a safe, versatile gift.

Resolution: Get your affairs in order

So what is your New Year’s resolution? What goal did you finally take off of the 2014 backburner and move to the top of your priority list?

The complex questions raised by social media

I can remember the excitement when the Wenatchee World Facebook page received its 10,000th “like.” With that milestone, we had received some validation of our efforts to increase our social media presence.

Heaven scent

Grapefruit mimosa, cupcakes, beer, even Washington apples.

Grant County adopts strict e-cigarette rules

EPHRATA — “Smokeless” smokers beware: If you live in Grant County, your favorite bar or restaurant can no longer let you take a quick puff off your e-cigarette.

New fair manager appointed

WATERVILLE — Eric Granstrom has been hired as the manager of the North Central Washington Fair in Waterville, beginning today.

Okanogan County budget squeaks by

OKANOGAN — Despite an economic hit in 2014 from extra expenses and lost business during the Carlton Complex Fires, Okanogan County commissioners this week adopted a 2015 budget that includes no layoffs and does not take the 1 percent increase in taxes allowed by state law.