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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center opens its new exhibit “My Sky” on Oct. 4, funded by NASA and created through a partnership between Boston Children’s Museum and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

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.

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.

I’ve spent more than 30 years welcoming visitors to their public land. One of the most important things to me is making sure there are friendly folks ready to help when people arrive.

LEAVENWORTH — Twice a year, members from the Upper Valley Historical Society and community volunteers spend about two hours cleaning up the North Road Cemetery. The next cleanup is happening Wednesday at 11 a.m., weather permitting.

I have not broken one single rule in my entire life…. Liar, liar, pants on fire!  When we are young, we break rules all the time. Many times they’re rules that we haven’t learned yet. Others are broken to learn how much we can test the limits around us.

The official dedication of newly renovated Peshastin-Dryden Elementary on Sept. 26 drew a full house to the school gym. Principal Emily Ross welcomed current families and staff, former P-D students and many area residents.

In honor of “Breast Cancer Awareness” month, Wellness Place in Wenatchee is going all pink in October with many events to bring awareness and support the organization in its mission of providing free support to cancer patients and their families in North Central Washington.

You may not think so now, but there was a time in my life I wasn’t all that fond of people. I was the first born of three boys, so maybe it was because I was used to being alone in my formative 2’s and 3’s.

One of the talented emerging community leaders in the Wenatchee Valley is Teresa Bendito-Zepeda, a co-founder of the Parque Padrinos. The group of more than 100 neighbors in South Wenatchee is dedicated to making sure that the redeveloped Kiwanis Methow Park is fully programmed and cared for.

The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter is hosting the North Central Washington Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday. The event will be held at Pybus Public Market, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The opening ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. and the two-mile walk begins at 10 a.m.

LEAVENWORTH — River Ramble, an exploration of Native American culture and tradition, invites all ages to join in on games, skills and traditional dancing and drumming Saturday at its new location in Leavenworth at this year’s Wenatchee River Salmon Festival encampment.

LEAVENWORTH — The second annual Latino Community Day last month drew 75 visitors, 40% of whom had never been to Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery (NFH) before. “We met our goal!” said Elisa Lopez, project director for Team Naturaleza, the group that organized the event this year.

I recently met with Chelan Valley Hope (CVH) board president Michael Gibb to talk about the organization’s vision for the next three to five years. He spent his career in the health care industry, nearly 40 years of his life. He joined the board in 2016 and was selected president this year.

Tackling a few specific fall chores now can make next year’s gardening a whole lot easier. Plan and prepare now for next year is the free program coming up Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at WSU Chelan/Douglas Master Gardener’s Community Education Garden, 1100 N. Western Ave. in Wenatchee.

Tackling a few specific fall chores now can make next year’s gardening a whole lot easier. Plan and prepare now for next year is the free program coming up Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at WSU Chelan/Douglas Master Gardener’s Community Education Garden, 1100 N. Western Ave. in Wenatchee.

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.

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.

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…

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.”

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.