Bella Bistro has had a lot of different identities over the past four years. Before it turned into a bistro in 2011, the little building at 317 Orondo Ave. housed an auto repair shop. When Owner Flint Hartwig bought it, he intended to turn it into a drive-through coffee stand. But by the time its doors opened in the spring of 2011, it was decidedly a bistro, serving coffee, breakfast and lunch.
National statistics suggest the economy is undergoing a slow, but steady uptick in hiring. As unemployment drops, employers are finding new challenges in hiring suitable workers. A recent article in The Wenatchee World indicated that some of our local agricultural employers may not be getting enough applicants to fill existing opportunities.
About a year ago, on June 12, our state adopted a new law that allows for transfer on death (“TOD”) deeds known as the “Washington uniform real property transfer on death act” or “Act.” The Act was intended to simplify your estate planning by allowing you to transfer real property to your family members or beneficiaries at your death outside of probate, similar to pay-on-death designations on a bank or investment account.
When you consider the family history of It’s 5 owner Colin Levi, and his wife and accounts manager Carol Levi, it’s not entirely surprising that they would find themselves managing a craft distillery. Both had great-grandparents that boot-legged spirits in the 1920s. In fact, it was boot-legging that brought Carol Levi’s family to the Wenatchee Valley.