Frank and Quita Clifton of Malaga will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 31.

David and Shelley Gingrich of Wenatchee celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary during a vacation with family in Venice, Italy, followed by a cruise from Venice to Athens, Greece.

Tiffany Guyton and Evan Nickell were married Oct. 5 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the home of Rev. Lawrence Neisent, who officiated the ceremony.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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…

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…

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.

Sugar Snap is a 2-year-old medium sized, black and orange domestic shorthair mix. She is one of those cats that needs a minute or two to get to know you but she is very interested in people.

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.

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.

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