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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.

On Jan. 25, the 2020 Women in Agriculture Conference will offer women in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii a unique opportunity to gather in 34 different locations for a one-day event featuring knowledgeable speakers, inspiring stories, networking with other producers and…

Hatcheries in winter are just as busy as in summer, but in different ways. At Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery (LNFH), the eggs of August have transformed, growing through the alevin stage, when they have yolk sacs on their bellies and can’t swim well, into tiny fry.

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.

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center embarks on a new decade by hosting a series of Community Listening Sessions.

I would suspect that you know the term “Cabin Fever?” When people are cooped up too long they just have to do something! It’s often related to a long cold winter. Well I’ve been experiencing something similar this summer and I think it should be called “COVID Crazy.”

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…

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.

Heading towards fall means “the end of the season; now what?” That’s our final Third Saturday in the Garden event on Saturday, Sept. 18 at WSU Chelan/Douglas Master Gardener’s Community Education Garden on the northwest corner of Western and Springwater avenues in Wenatchee.

While forests burned and the air filled with smoke this summer, my colleagues at Winthrop National Fish Hatchery prepared to evacuate their homes. Yet even while they packed essentials into their vehicles, they stayed focused on fish, making plans for what to do if the hatchery itself had to…

Recently I was reflecting on where I was and what I was doing when I learned of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City. For whatever reason, I added 9 and 11 in my head. I had never thought to total those two familiar numbers before. But this year the sum total is most app…

WENATCHEE — NCW Tech Alliance has expanded its programming to include a Digital Presence Website Program, offering small business owners the opportunity to learn how to build their own website and teaching them the tools to maintain it.

This will be a summer to remember. We may not have appreciated the heat, but the weeds have been delighted with it. I have heard a great deal of moaning about spotted spruge, purslane and even crabgrass. Even if people applied a pre-emergent in a timely manner, the crabgrass has flourished e…

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation has announced the 2020 winners of The Outstanding Friend of the College award and The Harvey Award. Annual awards recognize the support and accomplishments of community members who champion WVC.

WENATCHEE —In great weather last Saturday, 83 people enjoyed learning more about growing tomatoes and then taste testing them during the 11th annual Tomato Gala.

Pybus University will return with in-person classes from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning next week. Classes will take place in the LocalTel event center at Pybus Public Market unless otherwise indicated below. Any questions can be directed to pybusu@gmail.com. To sign up for classes, visit…

The smoke has been thick in the valley recently. Nearly every year for a few weeks we get to breath the residue from wild fires either locally or far off in Montana, Oregon or Idaho. And, of course, I am always compassionate for the losses of life and property.

If you’re a tomato aficionado or just curious as to which varieties you like best, here’s your chance for a free, tomato-tasting bonanza. Visit WSU Chelan/Douglas Master Gardeners’ 11th annual Tomato Gala between 9 and 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21.

LEAVENWORTH — From the viewing platform at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, adult spring Chinook salmon appear as long shadows with occasional white patches, gliding back and forth in the concrete holding ponds. They may look peaceful, but wild changes are happening within their bodies as…

Our journey through life is marked by milestones. This year my progress on the road that leads to the future has been slowed a bit by acknowledging several such milestones. For one thing, 2021 has been the year of anniversaries.

While not the divas of the landscape, sedums are the non-demanding, low maintenance workhorses we all appreciate — I’d say especially as we wilt under record-breaking heat. This succulent perennial takes on these hardships, as long as it has good drainage and doesn’t get overwatered. A bit o…

WENATCHEE — Washington apples specialty license plates had an impressive first year of sales with 747 purchased as of June 30. A portion of the sale proceeds — $28 from each sale — go toward college scholarships offered by the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF).

Seventy-five years ago this month Hollywood director Frank Capra was filming “It’s a Wonderful Life” in Bedford Falls. Did you know an increasing number of movie buffs believe that Bedford Falls, the fictional town Capra created for his timeless Christmas classic, was based on Seneca Falls i…

With all the beautiful flowers and the developing vegetables, berries and fruit in the garden, it is easy to forget our old dependables — our houseplants.

When temperatures hit record highs, as they have in our area recently, everyone feels it. But hot air also means quickly warming water in our rivers. How do fish handle high temps?

Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus) is a well-loved garden herb in the mint family. It has been known as the herb of remembrance since ancient times when Greek and Roman scholars would wear rosemary garlands in their hair to strengthen memory, and families would throw sprigs of rosemary into graves…

WENATCHEE — The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) recently announced its 2021 scholarship recipients. In total, the foundation is awarding more than $1 million to students raised in tree fruit industry families on behalf of industry employers, families and supporters.

In North Central Washington, more than 300 species of birds have been seen in various habits: riparian, sage/steppe, mountain, agriculture, urban backyards. I can’t promise that you will attract all these birds to your backyard, but you can create an environment that lures dozens of types of birds.

By my count, this is the 100th writing of Senior Moments, the continuing story of life and the lives of the residents at Garden Terrace senior apartments. So to commemorate the occasion I looked back at the very first writing, the introduction to Senior Moments, back in 2017. Here is some of…