The Crescent Variety Store on Orondo Avenue in Wenatchee in 1900. Behind the counter are proprietor Charles Kyle and clerk Carrie Sanders. It was Wenatchee’s first soft drink and notion store. Kyle settled in East Wenatchee in 1888 and 10 years later started the Crescent. It was said that he made the first milkshakes in the valley with a small hand-powered machine. (Business World file photo)
In 2006, the Washington Legislature passed a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment and places of public accommodations. As defined by law, “sexual orientation, means heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, and gender expression or identity. Gender identity or expression refers to one’s having, in part, to having or perceiving as having a gender identity different from that traditionally associated with the sex assigned to a person at birth.
Brett LaMar and his team at Lake Chelan Building Supply are busy as can be these days. Last July, the company’s Chelan lumber yard burned to the ground in the lightning-sparked conflagration that turned the town into a war zone.
WENATCHEE — Even before famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright had ideas to improve Wenatchee’s waterfront, a long progression of traders, boatmen, irrigators, railroad barons and businessmen had put their stamp — docks, warehouses, shipping offices — on the banks of the Columbia River.
One of Wenatchee’s greatest attributes is the Columbia River. The water it provides keeps our landscape green and our agricultural industry thriving. Of course, it also provides inexpensive power, which benefits the entire region in a wide variety of ways.
We all have a “blue sky” vision of the way retirement should be, yet it helps to plan for retirement with a little pragmatism. Fate may alter the course of our retirement in ways we do not currently anticipate. So as we plan for the next act of life, we may want to think about some life and financial factors that are often overlooked.
This was the Wenatchee telephone exchange in 1901. Phone service, however, dates back to 1893 when a single iron wire was stretched between Waterville and Wenatchee by Pacific States Telephone Co. The Wenatchee station was in the F.M. Scheble hardware store at Orondo Avenue and Mission Street. (Business World file photo)
On March 3, the Washington Supreme Court issued a decision that significantly impacts agricultural employers and farm and orchard managers who provide certain farm labor contracting services. Essentially, the court’s decision eliminates the ability of agricultural employers to provide custom farming services without obtaining a license as a farm labor contractor.
The My GameSmith store at 1110 N. Miller St. in Wenatchee is more than just a gaming store. Sure, it’s got board games — many of which the casual player may not have heard of. But for a lot of its clients, it’s more than that.