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Artist’s famous son: Two Rivers Gallery will feature a show next month by one of the gallery’s newest members, Robert Wilson. Wilson, a painter, author and business consultant, will display his non-objective, abstract art July through August at the gallery, 102 N. Columbia St. But he may be best known as Rainn Wilson’s father. That’s what happens when you get older and happen to have a famous son. Rainn Wilson is the Emmy-nominated actor who played the egomaniacal character Dwight Schrute on the television comedy “The Office.” The hit NBC comedy ended its nine-year run in May. The younger Wilson was also the show’s producer and sometimes director. He’s also appeared in HBO’s popular show “Six Feet Under,” as well as in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “CSI” and “Entourage.” He has hosted “Saturday Night Live” and appeared in several films including “Juno,” “Almost Famous” and “Sahara.”
WENATCHEE — Kathy Torgerson has driven a school bus nearly 1 million miles over the past 40 years. She’s transported three generations of the same families in some cases from the Colockum and Tarpiscan areas to Wenatchee schools. Torgerson retires at the end of the school term Thursday from a job she started in 1973. She was honored with a reception for several Wenatchee School District retirees before a school board meeting Monday. A reception was held at the district’s transportation garage Tuesday afternoon.
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Eight credentialed wine judges and two facilitators sniffed, tasted, spit and rated about 230 wines from 38 wineries Wednesday during the third annual North Central Washington Wine Awards. The results will be tightly corked until the NCW Wine Gala Aug. 10 at the Town Toyota Center. Full results and stories about the event’s big winners will also be in the August issue of Foothills magazine, distributed statewide.
The Washington State School Directors’ Association will hold a free workshop for all school board candidates from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the North Central Educational Service District, 430 Olds Station Rd.
WENATCHEE — Dr. Carli Schiffner has been hired as Wenatchee Valley College’s vice president of instruction. In her new position, which begins June 24, she will oversee instruction, information technology and library services at the Wenatchee campus, and serve as chief administrator of the Omak campus. Schiffner most recently served as interim president at State University of New York Canton. She was provost there for one year and chief of staff there for two previous years. She was the dean of arts and sciences at Yakima Valley Community College for four years and also has extensive teaching experience at Canton and Lewis-Clark State College.
WENATCHEE — Back before the days of televisions, iPods and even movie theaters, Wenatchee Valley residents found entertainment in live theater. Performing arts are still alive and well today in the valley with several ongoing theater groups as well as school performances.
CASHMERE — Vale Elementary School students studied Amedeo Modigliani, Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo and Auguste Renoir before sitting down to paint their self portraits. “We had to imagine what our head and body looked like,” said fourth grader Briseyda Hernandez.
North Central Washington residents will get a taste of summer weather this week as temperatures soar to 90 degrees by Wednesday.