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Award winning ¡Team Naturaleza! engages the Latino community

In 2012 ¡Team Naturaleza! was founded with a mission to engage Central Washington Latino communities in informal natural science education and outdoor recreation. It is a partnership between public agencies, civic organizations and individuals to encourage Spanish-speaking members of the community to recreate outdoors on public lands and to enjoy learning about the science of nature.
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YWCA NCW, on a mission to share stories about Inspiring Women

WENATCHEE — YWCA NCW's special projects manager Kristina Fry, and executive director Jenny Pratt, are spearheading the Wenatchee Valley's second edition of Inspiring Women. This keepsake book will share stories and memories of our area's truly inspirational women, of women who have impacted lives, communities and hearts; women who have made a difference.
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NCW Success Stories | A college program that changes lives

MOSES LAKE  – In Grant County, 34 percent of community members over the age of 5 do not speak English in the home, Big Bend Community College's English as a Second Language (ESL) program found. Eighteen percent of the county’s population is foreign born.
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Community Connections | Chelan students rank high

WENATCHEE – On Jan. 21, 41 Chelan High School students competed with other North Central Washington schools in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Regional Conference at Wenatchee High School. During this year’s conference, the students competed in online testing, production, public speaking and presentation events.
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Volunteer Networking Forum draws a big crowd

Meet Your Match: Volunteer Networking Forum” on Tuesday was certainly a well-attended event. Well before the 7 p.m. start time at Pybus Public Market, a long line at the event center’s entrance quickly formed and soon, chairs were filled with nothing but standing room remaining.

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.
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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.