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 ...
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.
MANSON — “I work for the grape,” states winemaker Robert Anderson during my visit on Oct. 14 to his vineyards on the open landscape of Manson. He does, every day: living, breathing and drinking the fruits of his labor.
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.
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.
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.
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“Nurses For Tomorrow” campaign to raise more than $2 million dollars to jump start the process of replacing the badly outdated and decaying nursing building and equipment on the Wenatchee campus.
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.
Long summer breaks are generally not in the best academic interest of our kids. Students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer than they did on the same test at the beginning of summer.