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CHELAN — North Central Regional Library is hosting community resource specialists from WorkSource, SkillSource, Wenatchee Valley College and OIC of Washington for office hours at the Chelan Public Library once a month this fall.

The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth is speaking its own language with the unveiling of a new tongue-in-cheek dictionary called “Der Wördbook,” along with the chance for lucky wordsmiths to win a free vacation package by submitting their own “DerWörds.”

WENATCHEE — The fall Science in Our Valley seminar series begins Sept. 25 with a close-up look at the research of local Department of Fish and Wildlife scientist Dr. McClain Johnson.

WENATCHEE — GWATA has announced the 14 finalists for its 19th Annual Innovator Awards. The finalists in the five Innovator Award categories were chosen by an independent selection committee comprised of GWATA members with backgrounds in both business and education. The selection committee fi…

With fall fast approaching, our plant clinic diagnosticians will soon begin fielding questions about how to prepare our lawns for winter, with questions like: Should I fertilize? When do I stop watering? How much longer should I be mowing? Is this a good time to treat my lawn for weeds and r…

With fall fast approaching, our plant clinic diagnosticians will soon begin fielding questions about how to prepare our lawns for winter, with questions like: Should I fertilize? When do I stop watering? How much longer should I be mowing? Is this a good time to treat my lawn for weeds and r…

My daughter knew that’s what she wanted to do at 3 1/2 years old. The “that” was to play the same crazy instrument that Itzhack Perlman was playing on Sesame Street. And she didn’t let us forget it until we finally found Betty Ritter to give her violin lessons.

Science on Tap! returns after taking a summer hiatus. The coming lineup is impressive with a new speaker each month on natural sciences topics, as well as refreshing — sessions will take at different Wenatchee Valley breweries each time.

I’ve always been inspired by Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s timeless verse that celebrates the fingerprints of the Creator in creation.

The transition into fall is bittersweet for me, perhaps because of spring’s excitement seeing new emerging growth followed by a glorious summer at full tilt. September means plants slowing down, beginning the process of heading towards dormancy, yielding yet another type of beauty.

Thomas Merton was an American Trappist monk, writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist, and scholar of comparative religion. In his short 53-year life, he wrote many books and has many outstanding quotes attributed to him. One of my favorites is:

Have you ever stepped over an animal track, noticed a pile of scat or scratches on a tree and wondered, who made it? Learn about the fundamentals of wildlife tracking by joining Wenatchee River Institute (WRI) and professional wildlife tracker and educator Marcus Reynerson of Duvall’s Wilder…

Six years ago this month I turned in my application to become a WSU Chelan/Douglas County Master Gardener. I had lived in the Wenatchee area for four months, having moved here after living for 30 years in Hawaii.

I’m married to an archaeologist, so I can’t help being interested in history — and this area is rich in history. Tribal people have fished for salmon from Icicle Creek for thousands of years, and still do so. Apple orchards first got started in the region around 1884. And Leavenworth Nationa…

We are approaching the end of August, and it is time to organize our fall garden tasks. We think about planting trees and shrubs in the fall and harvesting our garden’s bounty. Most importantly we make a list called ”I’ll never do that again” because that part of our landscaping was disappoi…

What does Hillbilly have in common with Sun Gold? Probably nothing except both tied as top tomatoes at Saturday’s free Tomato Gala at WSU Chelan/Douglas Master Gardener’s ninth annual celebration at the Community Education Garden.

I never will forget the summer of 1969. It was the summer I bought my first car and got my first job. I can remember driving that ‘59 Studebaker Silverhawk to my job at KPQ radio as though it was yesterday.

Mark Saturday morning on your calendar for the ninth annual Tomato Gala, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Education Garden, 1100 N. Western Ave., Wenatchee.

Mark Saturday morning on your calendar for the ninth annual Tomato Gala, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Education Garden, 1100 N. Western Ave., Wenatchee.

My friend and colleague Katy Pfannenstein sent me a photo July 11 of her first day working at Hancock Springs. In the photo, she and her co-worker, Robes Parrish, are liberally spattered with mud.

Treat your taste buds to a wide selection of tasty, vine-ripened tomatoes at the ninth-annual Tomato Gala on Saturday, Aug. 17 at WSU Chelan/Douglas Master Gardener’s Community Education Garden, on the northwest corner of Western and Springwater Avenues in Wenatchee.

WENATCHEE — Eagle Creek Winery and the Wenatchee Convention Center are teaming up with the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center to offer a Winemaker’s Dinner on Thursday, Aug. 15. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the museum.

The Upper Valley Historical Society (UVHS), which operates the Upper Valley Museum in Leavenworth, continues making progress towards relocating the museum to Leavenworth’s vibrant downtown corridor on Front Street. On May 1, UVHS announced plans to relocate its museum into a portion of space…

“Don’t you just love the joy on their faces?” a visitor exclaimed. We were watching children fishing for trout during the annual Methow Valley National Fishing and Boating Day Celebration (known more affectionately as Kids Fishing Day) at Winthrop National Fish Hatchery. All around us, young…

North Central Regional Library is presenting three programs in July designed especially for the grown ups — including a story-hour performance based on vintage American literature, an evening with a National Geographic adventurer and a musical presentation featuring the West African kora, a …