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Dr. Bill Dienst | Trying to create order out of confusion and chaos

A week later, several changes are apparent here on the Greek-Macedonian border. The refugee population at Idomeni is starting to be reduced, slightly. Last Saturday, we witnessed a convoy of 4 buses full of refugees heading South on the Highway with police escorts. As far as we can tell, it appears that the population, once estimated as high as 20 thousand, is diminishing by several hundred each day. We are hearing that these are refugees willing to leave voluntarily: i.e. those who have had enough. These people are heading to ...

St. Patrick’s Day Parade set for Thursday

The Wenatchee chapter of the Loyal Order of Hibernians has announced the grand marshal of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wenatchee to be American singer, song writer and actress Lady Gaga.

Dr. Bill Dienst | Thousands of refugees continue to arrive in Greece

The straits between Turkey and the north shore of Lesbos have been a major route for human migration for hundreds of years. The present migration is nothing new; its uniqueness is only due to its magnitude, because of the current humanitarian crises caused by poverty and war.
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Community Connections | Wild support amazing, but earned

I happened to notice recently while researching some areas of local sports economic impact that once again the Wenatchee Wild are among the leaders in attendance in the 24-team North American Hockey League.

Lance Dooley | How I’m bringing E.T. Pybus back to life

As spring transitioned into June, I was anxious to begin adding clay to the metallic armature that would become the sculpture of E.T. Pybus, the legendary man who constructed the building that is now the Pybus Public Market on the Wenatchee riverfront. The contractors receded in numbers and were replaced by market goers pushing strollers and curious onlookers asking questions about the process.

Changing of the seasons

With the change of seasons from summer to fall, obviously there comes a major change in sports events as well. The bats and balls get put away, replaced by soccer balls, football pads, hockey sticks, and before you know it, skis.
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Aguiguis exemplify nursing program

In the early 2000s, the greater Wenatchee community and Wenatchee Valley College came together for the “Nurses For Tomorrow” campaign to raise more than $2 million dollars to jump start the process of replacing the badly outdated and decaying nursing building and equipment on the Wenatchee campus.
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More than a destination scholar: Family enjoys 44th vacation at Chelan

The summer of 1969 was a memorable one. That was the summer Americans witnessed Neil Armstrong walking on the moon and attended a rock concert in upstate New York dubbed Woodstock. It was a memorable summer for our family as well. That was the summer we reclaimed our ancestral heritage by legally changing our name from Smith to Asimakoupoulos at the Chelan County courthouse.