Several times a day I walk past or into our Garden Terrace recreation room. There is always a puzzle that has been spilled out onto a long table along the window wall. And, there is often a person there putting it together. It is rare I see the same person, but over the course of a week or s…

CHELAN — The Chelan Valley Housing Trust (CVHT) invites the public to attend a “S’more Affordable Homes” house burning party Nov. 16 on the corner of North Emerson Street and East Chelan Avenue when Chelan Fire and Rescue will do a controlled burn of the existing home to make way for the tru…

INDIANAPOLIS — Students from Wenatchee High School traveled to Indianapolis last week to participate in the National FFA Horse Evaluation and Forestry Career Development Events. Both teams placed high in their respective competitions, which both spanned over the course of two days.

WENATCHEE — “Celebrate Under the Stars” was this year’s theme at the sixth annual Wellness Place Gala Auction on Nov 1. And that is just what took place — a celebration. The supportive energy in the room was electric, with supporters raising $90,000 for the Wellness Place and the patients th…

Christmas decorations appear in our stores when Halloween is still weeks away. Personally I find this too early for most Christmas preparations, except one. I am ready to harvest my Christmas tree.

Christmas decorations appear in our stores when Halloween is still weeks away. Personally I find this too early for most Christmas preparations, except one. I am ready to harvest my Christmas tree.

A desk and chair, belonging to pioneer businessman A.Z. Wells, was recently discovered at Apple Annie’s Antique Gallery in Cashmere. This beautiful partner desk is 63” by 44”, made of Tiger Oak, and constructed without nails. The desk is only the second piece of furniture that has been found…

One of landscapes’ major headaches is a hulking-big tree overpowering a small area. You don’t want to cut it down, yet it’s entirely out of character with the area, say nothing of causing problems. The smart way is to study mature tree sizes and then select ones that fit within that space be…

WENATCHEE — The annual Day of the Dead celebration will be held at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live are returning to the Numerica Performing Arts Center stage Friday and want to take your family on an all-new adventure — this time to the bottom of the ocean.

Many of us look forward to the changes autumn brings to our broadleaved trees and shrubs, when leaves turn brilliant shades of red and gold before cascading to the ground. But did you know that autumn is also a time for conifers to refresh their needles, shedding the senescent inner foliage …

Somewhere around 1800, German author and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” It was also around that time he was quoted as saying, “One ought, everyday at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a f…

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee School District’s award-winning Mariachi Huenachi, under the direction of Ramon Rivera and Eduardo Cortes, will travel to Fairbanks, Alaska, to perform in the Encanto Northern Lights Concert.

OMAK — Wenatchee Valley College Continuing Education, in partnership with Okanogan Conservation District, is offering wildfire preparedness classes for those who want to be better prepared for wildfires. Two classes will be offered this fall and students may attend one or both of the classes.

LEAVENWORTH — In the spirit of “Take care of your gear and it will take care of you!” Wenatchee River Institute (WRI) and Waste Loop are offering an Outdoor Gear Repair Café to connect people with broken and worn stuff with experienced, helpful people who like to fix stuff.

Serendipity sometimes plays a magical role in life — a fact that that Lena Paige knows as well as anyone. The North Central Washington native once spent seven years singing in Nashville before giving up on her dream of recording the country and western songs she and her mother have spent the…

The 29th Make A Difference Day in North Central Washington is Saturday, Oct. 26. The largest day of community service in the world is open to anyone who wants to make the place they live a little better.

In North Central Washington, roses are one of our favorite flowers because they are easy to grow during spring and summer. Winter weather patterns have changed how we provide fall and winter care for roses, but the basics are the same.

In North Central Washington, roses are one of our favorite flowers because they are easy to grow during spring and summer. Winter weather patterns have changed how we provide fall and winter care for roses, but the basics are the same.

A couple of months ago, in the column about exploring lakes and ponds, we talked about a lake’s watershed. Now, if you read that and your first thought was “is that a building that stores water?” — you’re not alone.

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center will open the Wells House for the annual Nooks & Crannies Tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20.

I’ve spent more than 30 years welcoming visitors to their public land. One of the most important things to me is making sure there are friendly folks ready to help when people arrive.

LEAVENWORTH — Twice a year, members from the Upper Valley Historical Society and community volunteers spend about two hours cleaning up the North Road Cemetery. The next cleanup is happening Wednesday at 11 a.m., weather permitting.

I have not broken one single rule in my entire life…. Liar, liar, pants on fire!  When we are young, we break rules all the time. Many times they’re rules that we haven’t learned yet. Others are broken to learn how much we can test the limits around us.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center opens its new exhibit “My Sky” on Oct. 4, funded by NASA and created through a partnership between Boston Children’s Museum and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

The official dedication of newly renovated Peshastin-Dryden Elementary on Sept. 26 drew a full house to the school gym. Principal Emily Ross welcomed current families and staff, former P-D students and many area residents.

This summer, Bonnie Orr wrote about a clover lawn as a lawn alternative. Here’s another possibility if you’re satisfied with less frequent watering and once-in-awhile mowing (or none) coupled with the casual look of a soft, swirly native grass.

In honor of “Breast Cancer Awareness” month, Wellness Place in Wenatchee is going all pink in October with many events to bring awareness and support the organization in its mission of providing free support to cancer patients and their families in North Central Washington.

You may not think so now, but there was a time in my life I wasn’t all that fond of people. I was the first born of three boys, so maybe it was because I was used to being alone in my formative 2’s and 3’s.

One of the talented emerging community leaders in the Wenatchee Valley is Teresa Bendito-Zepeda, a co-founder of the Parque Padrinos. The group of more than 100 neighbors in South Wenatchee is dedicated to making sure that the redeveloped Kiwanis Methow Park is fully programmed and cared for.

The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter is hosting the North Central Washington Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday. The event will be held at Pybus Public Market, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The opening ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. and the two-mile walk begins at 10 a.m.

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