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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.

WENATCHEE — In a galaxy not so far away, children’s jaws dropped as they gazed at Lego spaceships. “I love all the Star Wars things,” said 7-year-old Beau Montoya while at Saturday’s Nick’s Bricks event inside Pybus Public Market.

The Master Gardener Foundation’s annual plant sale was one of many casualties we experienced during the pandemic last year. While still following COVID protocols in 2021, Master Gardeners are growing plants for an online sale this year. While we will miss escorting our customers through the …

We have all been held hostage by the coronavirus pandemic in one way or another. Some contracted the virus, some had their business closed, some essential workers were overworked, some had to safely isolate themselves for over a year, some couldn’t visit with family and friends. It’s been to…

Wood-framed raised beds are the natural go-to, but there are alternatives you might want to consider. Two Wenatchee families have used concrete blocks or bricks for encircling their vegetable and herb beds. Both families are pleased with the results.

This has been an interesting year for teachers and students, and for the partners who work with them. Students have been unable to get outside for field trips. Marjie Lodwick, my co-worker at Leavenworth Fisheries Complex, exercises creativity and flexibility to find ways of bringing the out…

My staff and I have been joking for quite some time that the day-to-day comings and goings of Garden Terrace seniors would make a fun TV show or movie. I can see it now: “Garden Terrace — The Movie!”

Wildfires can devastate a community and take your home, belongings and even your family. During the 2020 wildfire season in Washington state, between March and September, over 713,000 acres burned, 377 buildings were destroyed including 181 homes and one death occurred. The Washington State …

Editor’s note: Judges for the 2020 North Central Washington Wine Awards competition awarded Gold Medal status to these wines. Each wine also earned Best of Class status in its category.

WENATCHEE — This month, the Arbor Day Foundation recognized Wenatchee Valley College as a Tree Campus Higher Education college for the second year in a row. Tree Campus Higher Education, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities for pro…

Rhubarb is sort of an oddball — many of us enjoy its edible stalks as a tart fruit, especially when combined with strawberries (as in a delicious pie!). Botanically it’s a vegetable even though eaten as a fruit. Sort of the reverse of tomatoes — fruits that we eat as vegetables.

On a golden autumn day, the reflection of bright yellow leaves in the river was broken by the movement of dark red fish. Leaning over the rail of a bridge, I could see salmon jockeying for position over the cobbles of the riverbed. Throughout October and well into November, visitors to Leave…

The Greater Wenatchee Arbor Day Association is celebrating Arbor Day in a safe manner. Trees and shrubs will be ordered and paid for in advance. Organizers are asking for a donation of $2.25 per plant. You can place an order beginning this week and sign up for a designated pick-up time.

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation has announced Jaime Ramirez as the Distinguished Alumni of 2020. Jaime, a teacher at Cascade Elementary School in East Wenatchee, will be recognized at a virtual ceremony on Thursday at 7 p.m. For more information about the event, visit wvc…

It’s true! Valentine’s Day is not for lovers alone. Long ago, greeting card companies created printed expressions for family members and friends to share with each other. I remember taking Valentines to school as an elementary age student for each one of my classmates. My wife has routinely …

We live in a world where mass-produced goods are just one quick click away. Not that there is anything necessarily wrong with that. In some cases, things manufactured in massive quantities are necessary to meet demand.

WENATCHEE — GWATA will celebrate the International day of Women and Girls in Science on Feb. 11 by presenting a dynamic panel with leading scientists in various disciplines from outside of the region. The panel will be moderated by North Central Washington local, Dr. Sue Kane, Ph.D.

Okanogan Land Trust (OLT) is proud to announce that after six years of conversations, walking the ground, mapping the acreage, studying the soils, completing all the research to fulfill the requirements for due diligence, filling the forms and making the presentations, 2,688 acres owned by t…

Fish hatcheries sound like running water. Even in winter, the sound permeates the atmosphere. But the sound palette changes from one season to the next.

Due to the restrictions currently in place due to COVID-19, Pybus University courses for the spring 2021 series will be provided virtually. All classes are free and open to the public.

OMAK — Briana Pardo, a Wenatchee Valley College at Omak alumna, was selected as the WVC nominee for the Transforming Lives Award. She will be honored at a virtual ceremony by the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) on Jan. 26. She will receive a $250 award from the ACT.

Once a year, for the past decade, I have given the invocation in our state Senate or House of Representatives in Olympia. The closest I’ve ever come to offering a prayer over a president took place when our family lived in the Land of Lincoln. To my delight, I was invited to give the opening…