“On horseback and in automobiles, by motor truck and buggy, Indians of the Northwest tribes gathered today at their Kettle Falls camping grounds near Colville for a ‘ceremony of tears’ in farewell to the ancestral gathering place on the Columbia River.” So began the short article in The Wena…
The Wenatchee School District recognized business partners and community mentors for their support of career-connected learning at the fourth-annual Partner Appreciation Luncheon and Awards on May 30 at the Hampton Hideaway.
Calling kids who are ready to buzz through family-friendly, science-based fun projects and learn about bees. Bee a Junior Pollinator Biologist is the title of WSU Chelan/Douglas Master Gardener’s free Third Saturday in the Garden event at the Community Education Garden.
Four thousand dollars can buy a lot of books. Over 300 of them, in fact.
In Quaker singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer’s offering “Betty’s Diner” from her album, regulars and refugees the chorus describes:
The Wenatchee River Institute (WRI) outdoor learning center in Leavenworth is offering full and partial scholarships for youth outdoor education and recreation camps for the 2019 summer season.
It’s weed season again. Weeds not only are unsightly in your garden, driveway or pastureland, but when they proliferate, they destroy hundreds of thousands of acres of rangeland and native plant habitat.
Libraries across North Central Washington are gearing up for a summer filled with reading challenges, theatrical programs, science and technology, crafts and more.
I’m sure some of you have heard of the 10,000 Hour Rule — closely associated with pop psych writer Malcolm Gladwell, the author of “Outliers.”
May is “Bike Everywhere Month” in Washington state, and it’s a great time of year to hop on your bike. Not too hot, not too cold, not too smokey. Overall, Wenatchee is a pretty nice area to enjoy biking as well. The Greater Wenatchee Area is one of 18 Bicycle Friendly Communities, according …
In 2001, after three decades of entertaining little hearts and minds, Fred Rogers closeted his cardigan and removed his sneakers for the final time. A couple years later, the hero to countless children died. A recent documentary on the life of the celebrated broadcaster has reminded me how m…
Wellspring presents the premiere of "In the Name of Forgotten Women," a verse play written and directed by Cindy Williams Gutiérrez, on Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Performed at Wellspring (in Room 7 of the Methow Valley Community Center) in Twisp, this staged reading is produced and cho…
WENATCHEE — On June 5 at 7 p.m., the Numerica Performing Arts Center will host the first Apple Awards, an annual ceremony to honor the achievements of local, participating individuals and programs that have demonstrated excellence or innovation in theater.
Around here at Garden Terrace, my staff and I have begun talking about our 50th anniversary, which is just two short years away. What began as an outreach program of the Immanuel Baptist Church and then joined by the Church of the Brethren, has been serving low-income seniors in Wenatchee si…
I used to be perfect — in my mother’s eyes. And when I was in school I worked at maintaining that 4.0 grade-point average. When I played tennis in high school and college, I wanted and strove for that perfect win record. I even won an award for excellence in the Burger King I was running sho…
After nearly two years of nurturing, salmon and steelhead from our three hatcheries are on the loose, swimming downstream towards the open ocean. Only half will make it there.
Light sprinkles fall on the heads of Wenatchee School District fifth-grade students as they catch insects, watercolor in their nature journals and hike Saddle Rock, but a little rain is not holding anyone back.
It’s a typical Thursday at Cascade Medical, and Nursing Director DeAnna Griggs is charging ahead, cradling a folder and her coffee mug, to her next appointment —an infection control meeting about a new partnership with University of Washington.
Confluence Health Foundation Board of Trustees has selected Carol Wardell as the recipient of the prestigious Spirit of A.Z. Wells Award. The award honors exceptional local people whose contributions have had an enduring and positive impact on our community. The award will be presented to Ca…
While Wenatchee River Institute (WRI) in Leavenworth has hundreds of local elementary visitors each year, there has been less collaboration with high school students.
During National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, Chelan-Douglas CASA challenges residents of the Wenatchee Valley to stand against child abuse and take action to support children who have been abused or neglected.
LEAVENWORTH — About 100 students, parents and community members filed quietly into the Cascade High School auditorium on a recent Tuesday night.
Last year, Manson High School had a new tiny project that gained big momentum.
After his 2013 presentation on David Douglas, Jack Nisbet returns to the Highland Wonders educational series March 1 to share of an unusual character who shaped both our understanding and our experience of geology in the Okanogan Highlands.
Laughter had invaded a quiet prayer time after the church service. A group of young people had asked me one of those questions similar to those posed by the scribes and Pharisees. Any answer would be wrong for one group or the other. The question the young people asked me: “Should Christians…
Jocelyn Kummer, founder and CEO of the Wenatchee-based tech company Read Your World, had a vision when she reached out to the Apple STEM Network last fall.
Many people in the Wenatchee Valley, as well as around the country, have been following the story of Lucas the Lionheart battling a serious heart defect through Facebook updates from his mom and email updates and contacts through family members and friends.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did just enough to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory on Sunday. When I grew up, Johnny Unitas, Daryle Lamonica, Broadway Joe and Y.A. Tittle were the quarterbacks kids lionized.
Living in North Central Washington, we’re all proud of our area’s agricultural roots. We have some amazing local fruit that comes out of the Wenatchee Valley, and it's enjoyed all over the world. A little further away, there are crops like corn, potatoes and asparagus from the Columbia Basin…
As we’ve reached the fourth week of the federal government’s partial shutdown, we also approach a historic day in our nation’s history. It’s the day people of all backgrounds — women and men, gender nonconforming people, young and old, of diverse faiths, differently abled, immigrants and ind…
Who knew that snowshoeing could be about fish?
The first Christmas I remember was in our home on Highland Drive in Wenatchee. We had a phone in the hall (party line) and one night, just before Christmas, Santa called from the North Pole! Later, my sister informed me it wasn’t Santa but Mr. Berrigan, who lived next door.
Prior to 1994, anyone looking at Saddle Rock simply saw a saddle and left it at that.
Everybody needs friends, even hatcheries. I find hatchery friends in all sorts of places. Greg Brooks, owner of Benchmark Jewelers in downtown Leavenworth, is one.
When Frank Dofelmier retired over a decade ago, he wanted to make a difference with his newfound time. He found just what he was looking for in a Wenatchee World ad asking for people to volunteer with Catholic Charities Chore Services.
“If you think you can, you often do,” one participant at the NCW Community Success Summit held Nov. 15 in Pateros noted. While she was referring to ways in which young people can step into leadership roles, her words seemed equally relevant to the 130 people from across the region who gather…
I’m back with my thoughts on the middle “R” in the three R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle.
For many students, the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Wenatchee Valley College was a support system they didn’t have anywhere else. This was true for Pablo Cortez-Gomez, a CAMP who graduated from Eastmont High School in 2016.
This year, millions of schools, including dozens in North Central Washington, will take part in activities to raise awareness about opportunities for Computer Science Education, by participating in activities and events like Hour of Code during Computer Science Awareness week, December 3-7.
Cascade School District staff feel a mix of excitement and gratitude about the new stage and auditorium that are part of the new Cascade High School.
The sun shone brightly for the Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Marching Band and Color Guard as they marched their way into winning the prestigious Grand Sweepstakes Award at the 53rd Annual Veterans Day Marching Band Competition in Auburn last Saturday.
The “Dog Days of Summer” may be past, but the Wenatchee Valley is definitely “going to the dogs” this month!
Calculators, preschool picture books, a bike rack.
When Cascade School District Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker introduced a speaker to parents and community members on a recent evening, he said, “Jesus Villahermosa brings common sense to the realm of crisis response, based on what works and validated by research.”
To a visitor of Leavenworth’s new Alpine Lakes Elementary School, having to be buzzed in through the secure secondary doors might feel unnerving. Once inside, however, the school is a cheerful and welcoming place.
This October, the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center will embark on what it hopes will become a successful annual fundraiser.