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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.

WENATCHEE — On Nov. 21, the painting “Sunset and Moonrise on the Great Chief” or “The Ruling Spirit of the Columbia,” was removed from the walls of the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center and shipped to Redmond for restoration.

On a Monday afternoon, a class of second graders at Peshastin-Dryden Elementary (PD) cleared their desks, except for a pencil. Students eagerly complied; they weren’t about to take a test.

Anthuriums and poinsettias have begun appearing front and center at store entrances. With the holiday season now in full swing, these quintessential holiday plants bring to mind the question: do plants make good gifts? The answer is a definite “maybe.”

LEAVENWORTH — I work for three national fish hatcheries and a conservation office, forming the Leavenworth Fisheries Complex. We work to raise healthy fish to support conservation efforts and sport and tribal fisheries, study our results to reinforce or change our methods, participate in res…

WENATCHEE — The Golden Apple Marching Band (GA) will host its annual Holiday Craft Bazaar at Wenatchee High School from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. on Dec. 7, with more than 100 vendors expected; entrance to the event is free.

With the arrival of autumn’s shorter days, chilly temperatures and falling leaves, we are replacing our light summer clothing with sweaters and warm coats. Similarly, plants are beginning their winter acclimatization process.

We have a Thanksgiving Day tradition in our home. We place three kernels of unpopped popcorn to the side of each person’s plate at the family table. The kernels symbolize the corn the native Americans provided the pilgrims at that first Thanksgiving potluck.

The 2019 Wenatchee Valley Misawa Sister City Association delegation returned from their August trip to Japan with high praise for the completely enjoyable trip. While in Japan, the group of 15 adults and students, led by East Wenatchee Mayor Steve Lacy, toured Tokyo, spent a day at Nikko Nat…

WENATCHEE — Join the Numerica Performing Arts Center for another year of holiday spirit at the annual Numerica Festival of Trees fundraiser, sponsored by Numerica Credit Union.

Most readers know that I consider applying mulch one of the most important garden tasks — it protects plants and enriches the soil. One of the aspects that I have not written about is how mulch helps preserve and protect beneficial insects.

Several times a day I walk past or into our Garden Terrace recreation room. There is always a puzzle that has been spilled out onto a long table along the window wall. And, there is often a person there putting it together. It is rare I see the same person, but over the course of a week or s…

INDIANAPOLIS — Students from Wenatchee High School traveled to Indianapolis last week to participate in the National FFA Horse Evaluation and Forestry Career Development Events. Both teams placed high in their respective competitions, which both spanned over the course of two days.

WENATCHEE — “Celebrate Under the Stars” was this year’s theme at the sixth annual Wellness Place Gala Auction on Nov 1. And that is just what took place — a celebration. The supportive energy in the room was electric, with supporters raising $90,000 for the Wellness Place and the patients th…

Christmas decorations appear in our stores when Halloween is still weeks away. Personally I find this too early for most Christmas preparations, except one. I am ready to harvest my Christmas tree.

Christmas decorations appear in our stores when Halloween is still weeks away. Personally I find this too early for most Christmas preparations, except one. I am ready to harvest my Christmas tree.

A desk and chair, belonging to pioneer businessman A.Z. Wells, was recently discovered at Apple Annie’s Antique Gallery in Cashmere. This beautiful partner desk is 63” by 44”, made of Tiger Oak, and constructed without nails. The desk is only the second piece of furniture that has been found…

One of landscapes’ major headaches is a hulking-big tree overpowering a small area. You don’t want to cut it down, yet it’s entirely out of character with the area, say nothing of causing problems. The smart way is to study mature tree sizes and then select ones that fit within that space be…

WENATCHEE — The annual Day of the Dead celebration will be held at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live are returning to the Numerica Performing Arts Center stage Friday and want to take your family on an all-new adventure — this time to the bottom of the ocean.

Many of us look forward to the changes autumn brings to our broadleaved trees and shrubs, when leaves turn brilliant shades of red and gold before cascading to the ground. But did you know that autumn is also a time for conifers to refresh their needles, shedding the senescent inner foliage …

Somewhere around 1800, German author and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” It was also around that time he was quoted as saying, “One ought, everyday at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a f…

OMAK — Wenatchee Valley College Continuing Education, in partnership with Okanogan Conservation District, is offering wildfire preparedness classes for those who want to be better prepared for wildfires. Two classes will be offered this fall and students may attend one or both of the classes.

LEAVENWORTH — In the spirit of “Take care of your gear and it will take care of you!” Wenatchee River Institute (WRI) and Waste Loop are offering an Outdoor Gear Repair Café to connect people with broken and worn stuff with experienced, helpful people who like to fix stuff.

Serendipity sometimes plays a magical role in life — a fact that that Lena Paige knows as well as anyone. The North Central Washington native once spent seven years singing in Nashville before giving up on her dream of recording the country and western songs she and her mother have spent the…

The 29th Make A Difference Day in North Central Washington is Saturday, Oct. 26. The largest day of community service in the world is open to anyone who wants to make the place they live a little better.

In North Central Washington, roses are one of our favorite flowers because they are easy to grow during spring and summer. Winter weather patterns have changed how we provide fall and winter care for roses, but the basics are the same.

In North Central Washington, roses are one of our favorite flowers because they are easy to grow during spring and summer. Winter weather patterns have changed how we provide fall and winter care for roses, but the basics are the same.

A couple of months ago, in the column about exploring lakes and ponds, we talked about a lake’s watershed. Now, if you read that and your first thought was “is that a building that stores water?” — you’re not alone.

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center will open the Wells House for the annual Nooks & Crannies Tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20.