I had two goals on my recent trip to Southern Italy.
Influenza is affecting many people in North Central Washington this year and the number of infections over the last three weeks has really increased. So, what is influenza, what are the usual symptoms, what symptoms separate it from other infections, how long does it last, when should you se…
Dear Abby: My husband and I retired five years ago and moved to a small town where my two daughters and two grown grandchildren live. We moved here from another state to be near them and other relatives who live closer, but not in this city.
Dear Abby: I have been married for 37 years. During that time, my husband has cheated on me and fathered several children.
Every gardener struggles with weeds. Most of our common weeds are hidden during the winter, but weedy trees show their faces all year.
The role of hatcheries in the Columbia River Basin is far more intricate than I knew when I arrived at the Leavenworth Fisheries Complex in 2015. Most people understand that hatcheries raise fish for release, usually to support fishing. But beyond that, goals can be lofty — like saving the u…
Dear Abby: I’m a busy woman. My friend “Adele” was calling me excessively on my cellphone. She would call up to three times every day, even when I was at work. When I would take her call, she’d start questioning me, asking me what I was so busy with. At times she would lecture me about thing…
Dear Abby: I just found out my husband of 18 years has been going to “hook-up” websites. He says he was just looking at the pictures, but I don’t believe him. I have caught him cheating twice in the past, so it’s hard to trust him.
WENATCHEE — The Flywheel Investment Conference is accepting applications from Washington state startups looking for funding. Companies can apply to compete for a $150,000-plus investment award during the Flywheel Investment Conference on April 16 in downtown Wenatchee.
Dear Abby: My stepdaughter recently married a convicted rapist. She refuses to believe he raped an elderly woman even though there was corroborating DNA evidence. While he admitted his guilt in front of a judge and spent some time in jail, the conviction was later overturned, after which he …
I’ve been obsessed with hemp for several months. No, not the kind you smoke (not, as Jerry Seinfeld would say, that there’s anything wrong with that) — the kind you wear.
Dear Abby: Is there a delicate way for me to tell my boyfriend not to use the same online floral delivery service again? The birthday bouquet he had delivered to me arrived with limp, wilted, torn petals and leaves and broken stems. It was one of those box-of-flowers deliveries.
Dear Abby: I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year. I love him, and we have an undeniable connection I have never had with anyone else. The problem is, he’s separated but not yet divorced from his wife.
Do you fly fish or would you like to fly fish? Then you need flies!
LEAVENWORTH — Lindsay Camp has been at the helm of Kodiak Cubs, the Cascade School District’s preschool, for six years. The preschool has evolved immensely during her tenure.
I am betting flowering rush is a weed you have never seen. And hopefully, you never will see it. The only way to stop the spread of noxious and harmful weed is to be able to identify it and to change our outdoor habits.
Dear Abby: When I was a junior in high school, I sustained a neck injury (at school) that damaged my spinal cord. I recovered mostly from that, but I have residual weakness in my right side and severe neck pain. I was able to work until, at 57, I had to go on disability. Because of that, my …
Dear Abby: I’m engaged to a wonderful guy. He is very sweet, and I’m beyond thankful for him. I wouldn’t trade him for the world. But he has a character flaw that’s hard to ignore. When he gets frustrated, he screams out loud and takes a while to get himself together.
Dear Abby: I am a 25-year-old college student on the verge of graduation. Over the past three months, I have been dating a slightly younger man (he’s 21). We get along well, and I thoroughly enjoy his company. He has never been anything but kind and supportive.
Wenatchee School District
The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center embarks on a new decade by hosting a series of Community Listening Sessions.
The holidays are behind us, the short cold days of winter are ahead. Our families have all gone home, decorations are put away. All that happiness is over for now.
Every gardener knows the challenge of trying to keep weeds from overtaking their lawn and garden. While all weeds are obnoxious, not all are noxious, or at least not legally so.
WENATCHEE — Experience the many local cultural and heritage groups that make up the tapestry of our community at the annual Martin Luther King Multicultural Fest Jan. 18 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.
Dear Abby: Parents frequently write to you asking for advice about their children, seemingly asking permission to butt in where they should not.
Dear Abby: Thirty years ago, a friend of my husband’s roommate passed away of AIDS and was cremated. His family had ostracized him. I have no idea who they are or where they are. The roommate left and later died, also from AIDS. He left his friend’s ashes in his old room in my husband’s hous…
Wenatchee Valley College instructor Julie Tate-Libby will be doing a reading and presentation on her newest book, “The Good Way: A Himalayan Journey” on Monday. The reading and presentation will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wenatchee campus bookstore in Van Tassell Center.
Dear Abby: We need advice about how to respond to friends and family who poke fun or show disdain because of our healthy lifestyle. We are in our 60s. We rarely eat out, and when we do, we avoid fast food. We cook most of our meals with an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, fish and chicken. We…
LEAVENWORTH — Parents and teachers alike do everything they can to ensure they’re giving kids the leg up they need to succeed as adults. It’s human nature to make sure your kids have more advantages than you had.
The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $533,621 to 25 nonprofits across the region, with $278,621 of that coming from public donations through Give NCW — a record number since the effort began in 2015. The remaining amount comes from grants awarded by the foundation.
In addition to this being the start of a new year, it is the beginning of a brand new decade. This year also marks the commencement of my fifth decade as a pastor.
In a deliciously thoughtful exercise that spanned a record 749 entries and three days, Wine Press Northwest magazine staged its 20th Platinum Judging in October.
A new year, a new decade. Perhaps you’re one to make resolutions or maybe not. No resolutions from me about keeping my garden neat as a pin. My tendency is more toward forgiving and getting a fresh start come spring.