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Community Foundation awards Regional Impact Grants

WENATCHEE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington has awarded $91,700 in grants from its Regional Impact Grant program to 22 nonprofit organizations, schools and public agencies for programs that create better quality of life for the region.

New school program integrates art and core subjects

LEAVENWORTH — Icicle Arts has started a new art program for students at Peshastin-Dryden and Osborn elementary schools that integrates hands-on art lessons with core academic subjects.

School hosts land swap hearing

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee School District will have a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday on a proposed transfer of property to the city of Wenatchee.
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Foothills choir members chosen for WMEA concert

WENATCHEE — Five members of the Foothills Middle School Choir have been selected from 1,600 applicants to participate in the Washington Music Educators Association’s (WMEA) annual Junior All-State bands, choirs and orchestra concert.

WHS debaters place at Central Valley tournament

SPOKANE — The Wenatchee High School Speech and Debate team attended the Central Valley Bear Brawl in Spokane last weekend. Two debaters, Vivian Noyd and Wallace O’Donnell, took third place in Public Forum debate. O’Donnell was also awarded third place in total individual speaker points.

5 Things | Learn about Makers

I am Allison Williams, executive services director for the City of Wenatchee and I am passionate about MAKERS!
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Substitute teacher shortage likely to get worse before it gets better

WENATCHEE — A local and statewide shortage of substitute teachers could leave schools short-handed this flu season. School administrators say substitute and full-time teacher shortages have become extreme in the past year and are likely to get worse before they get better.

Common Ground | Mayor’s forum celebrates people who make things

The art of making things is making a comeback in the United States and Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz is hosting a “Makers Forum” next Thursday to highlight some of the impressive efforts — both industrial and small-scale — happening in the Wenatchee Valley.
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‘Shrek’ dragon finds a new home

WENATCHEE — It was with mixed emotions that Dragon from “Shrek the Musical” went to an Auburn theater company this fall.