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In 2001, after three decades of entertaining little hearts and minds, Fred Rogers closeted his cardigan and removed his sneakers for the final time. A couple years later, the hero to countless children died. A recent documentary on the life of the celebrated broadcaster has reminded me how m…

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WENATCHEE — On June 5 at 7 p.m., the Numerica Performing Arts Center will host the first Apple Awards, an annual ceremony to honor the achievements of local, participating individuals and programs that have demonstrated excellence or innovation in theater.

Around here at Garden Terrace, my staff and I have begun talking about our 50th anniversary, which is just two short years away. What began as an outreach program of the Immanuel Baptist Church and then joined by the Church of the Brethren, has been serving low-income seniors in Wenatchee si…

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I used to be perfect — in my mother’s eyes. And when I was in school I worked at maintaining that 4.0 grade-point average. When I played tennis in high school and college, I wanted and strove for that perfect win record. I even won an award for excellence in the Burger King I was running sho…

After nearly two years of nurturing, salmon and steelhead from our three hatcheries are on the loose, swimming downstream towards the open ocean. Only half will make it there.

It’s a typical Thursday at Cascade Medical, and Nursing Director DeAnna Griggs is charging ahead, cradling a folder and her coffee mug, to her next appointment —an infection control meeting about a new partnership with University of Washington.

Laughter had invaded a quiet prayer time after the church service. A group of young people had asked me one of those questions similar to those posed by the scribes and Pharisees. Any answer would be wrong for one group or the other. The question the young people asked me: “Should Christians…

Many people in the Wenatchee Valley, as well as around the country, have been following the story of Lucas the Lionheart battling a serious heart defect through Facebook updates from his mom and email updates and contacts through family members and friends.

Living in North Central Washington, we’re all proud of our area’s agricultural roots. We have some amazing local fruit that comes out of the Wenatchee Valley, and it's enjoyed all over the world. A little further away, there are crops like corn, potatoes and asparagus from the Columbia Basin…

As we’ve reached the fourth week of the federal government’s partial shutdown, we also approach a historic day in our nation’s history. It’s the day people of all backgrounds — women and men, gender nonconforming people, young and old, of diverse faiths, differently abled, immigrants and ind…

The first Christmas I remember was in our home on Highland Drive in Wenatchee. We had a phone in the hall (party line) and one night, just before Christmas, Santa called from the North Pole! Later, my sister informed me it wasn’t Santa but Mr. Berrigan, who lived next door.

Everybody needs friends, even hatcheries. I find hatchery friends in all sorts of places. Greg Brooks, owner of Benchmark Jewelers in downtown Leavenworth, is one.

When Frank Dofelmier retired over a decade ago, he wanted to make a difference with his newfound time. He found just what he was looking for in a Wenatchee World ad asking for people to volunteer with Catholic Charities Chore Services.

This year, millions of schools, including dozens in North Central Washington, will take part in activities to raise awareness about opportunities for Computer Science Education, by participating in activities and events like Hour of Code during Computer Science Awareness week, December 3-7.

The sun shone brightly for the Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Marching Band and Color Guard as they marched their way into winning the prestigious Grand Sweepstakes Award at the 53rd Annual Veterans Day Marching Band Competition in Auburn last Saturday.

I grew up learning about the three Rs of being a responsible consumer — reduce, reuse, recycle. Or, put another way: use less stuff, use it again, and, when you can’t use it anymore, toss it somewhere that’s not a landfill so the process can start anew. 

The Upper Valley Museum at Leavenworth will host an open house and “Christmas In July” program Wednesday at the museum, 347 Division St. Th event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All museum members are invited, as well as anyone who wants to learn more about the museum, the history of Christ…