Nearly three years ago Pat and Chris Feser began rebuilding their house. Pat took on a full-time position as a general contractor for the home and began researching someone who could do woodworking for the kitchen and other parts of the home. That’s how he came across Jay Acheson.
Porch sitting, as one quickly learns as a customer at the Waterville Historic Hotel, is a different activity altogether from just sitting. Porch sitting is the naturally occurring leisure that takes place in the summer shade on the porch overlooking 102 East Park St., where travelers from around the world gather, beverage in hand, to discuss.
When you walk into iLa Yoga Studio at 13 Orondo Ave. in Wenatchee, the first thing you do is remove your shoes and add them to the line of shoes near the front door. If a class is in session the lobby-cum-boutique will be silent, and if you listen closely, you can hear the measured breathing of a dozen or so students inside practicing one of the many styles of yoga offered there.
This year marks two big milestones for Commercial Printing Inc. The first is the business’ birthday. It celebrates its 50th anniversary since its founding in 1966. Exactly 20 years later, current owner Mike Tyrrell purchased the print shop at 1449 N. Wenatchee Ave., making this his 30th year as owner.
The My GameSmith store at 1110 N. Miller St. in Wenatchee is more than just a gaming store. Sure, it’s got board games — many of which the casual player may not have heard of. But for a lot of its clients, it’s more than that.
Integrity Piercing, tucked away from the main road at 1207 N. Wenatchee Ave., shirks a lot of piercing studio stereotypes. Bright, warm lights, jewelry displays, and neutral colors greet clients in the reception room. But it’s what goes on in the back that really sets Integrity apart.
If you go to Gustav’s, get the fries. There are a lot of things to like about Gustav’s, a lot of other popular dishes you can try, but at the very least you must get the fries. Hand-cut every morning, cooked fresh, and served in a generous mound, they’re worth braving the occasional floods of tourists.
It might seem a little strange that the founder of All Seasons RV, Gene Halverson Sr., never owned an RV himself. The business venture was one of sudden inspiration. However, his son, Gene Halverson Jr., has more than made up for it.
For Xiu Calvin Chen, co-owner at Blue Flame Asian Bistro, quality comes first. Homemade sauces and dressings, fresh vegetables and sushi-grade seafood come together in the little restaurant at 307 Valley Mall Parkway to offer dishes from anywhere from Korea to China to Japan.
A rich brown color and perfectly round, the nine-piece box of bite-sized sweets looks like a chocolate itself — save for the dark brown bow perched neatly on top. A best-seller at Schocolat, the little box has an array of chocolates nestled inside, with flavors like earl gray and grapefruit and classics like coconut. Every single one has been handmade in the little kitchen at the back of the store at 843 Front St. in Leavenworth.
Living in North Central Washington, it’s easy to take for granted the landscape around us. From sloping sage-covered hills, to steep, snowy peaks and glistening lakes, to winding trails along the riverside.