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Here comes the grand celebration

PATEROS — “Mom, did you know there will be a parade and party downtown this weekend?” Thirty-some years later, I can still see the faces of my son and daughter as they asked this question. They were so excited about the possibility, and really, who doesn’t like a parade!

Elena Calderon shows quality of the local crop

In addition to the traditional crops of apples, cherries and pears harvested around central Washington each year, the tree fruit industry supports an annual “crop” of college-bound students.

Some lessons in diversity at WVC

I’m back in college — Wenatchee Valley College! The last time I attended, teachers didn’t dress in shorts for class, students didn’t take notes and call up data on smart phones, and none had their faces pierced.

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Orange: the color of summer at Holden

At Holden Village, we’re oblivious to what the fashion capitals of the world are dictating. Our style statement for summer is orange—bright neon safety orange.

Signs of remembrance: Don’t give up on your dreams

In April my husband and I had the pleasure of going to Haiti to help build a school for children. While we were there, we had an interpreter — they called him Absolu. This young man was vibrant, funny and very encouraging to be around.

Songs of construction echo through village

Around 3 in the afternoon, I couldn’t take it anymore. Usually I love my office with its view into the forest, windows open to the sounds of a rushing creek and pine-scented air. But I fled to escape the noise of heavy construction — the whine of engines, pounding of boulders being scraped across the earth, buzz of chain saws, clank of hammers hitting metal, and most irritating — incessant beep-beep-beep of machinery backing up.

Notes from Up Country: The valley of perpetual fundraising

In school district 350, which includes Mazama, Winthrop, Twisp and Carlton, there are about 1,700 households. There are also approximately 170 organizations in need of money. It’s always for a good cause, and everybody tries to pitch in, but how many spaghetti dinners and silent auctions can anyone attend? That’s what we ask each other.

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First Salmon ritual has great meaning

Before Grand Coulee Dam millions of chinook and sockeye salmon went up the Columbia River to spawn. It was the greatest salmon run on earth. This fishery was the main food source of the indigenous Indians who inhabited the area for thousands of years.

Unlocking the secret of what tourists want

Tourism is a vital component of the economy of North Central Washington. A March 2013 report by Dean Runyan and Associates marked improvements in both the North Central Washington and Washington State travel industries in 2012, as compared to 2011.

We can help keep nature in balance

Since early March, our foothills have been ablaze with a sequence of blooming wildflowers. Starting with sagebrush buttercup, over 50 different kinds have bloomed and set seed during the three months of spring in Wenatchee’s foothills. To ensure a repeat performance next year, we can all pitch in to help keep non-native weeds from taking over habitat needed by native plants. Consider dedicating 30-minutes and a bit of elbow grease to weed-pulling, either on your own property or along any of our community trail systems. In our lives filled with ...