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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.

Swing by the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery boat launch on a July Saturday and you can easily count over a hundred vehicles in the parking lot. Large groups launch tubes, paddleboards and inflatable kayaks, finding relief from summer heat in the cool, snowmelt water of Icicle Creek. But …

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.

The Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Marching Band (GA) will host its 15th annual Holiday Craft Bazaar at Wenatchee High School on Saturday. The bazaar will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and has no entrance fee.

A Leavenworth Village Voices’ (LVV) Christmas concert must top your itinerary this Christmas season, whether you are a long-time local or visiting Leavenworth for that quintessential Christmas experience. The 2021 concert series is even more meaningful after the cancellations of live perform…

When I was 12, turkey was not my favorite food. Since it was typically only served on Thanksgiving Day, I could deal with it. I found that I could mask the taste with mashed potatoes and gravy. Lots of gravy!

A retired gardener and dedicated weeder — that and many other attributes make up the amazing life of Dorothy Reed. Her faith, perseverance, grit and interest in all things seem to be her recipe for a long life. At 108 years old, she knows her limits and keeps active baking, cleaning her home…

I may have mentioned this to you recently, and some of you know this from other contacts with our family, but our oldest daughter Hayley gave birth to twins recently. They were both a little over 4 pounds. One is a girl. One is a boy.

Chelan County PUD General Manager Steve Wright was honored Wednesday with the Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service by the Alliance to Save Energy, a national nonprofit. The award recognizes Wright’s 40-year career as a champion of energy efficiency.

Give Methow has raised $654,375 for 38 Methow Valley nonprofits — a record-breaking amount for the annual campaign hosted by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington.

In 1971, Vista volunteer Sister Mattison was in Wenatchee for one year to conduct a survey on the needs of the elderly. She dis- covered that some seniors were not able to prepare nourishing meals for themselves after being discharged from the hospital.

It wasn’t until I was out of seminary and serving my first congregation that I realized the Moses wrote a psalm. Because I had grown up in the church and was the son of a pastor, I knew the “Prince of Egypt” had stood up to Pharaoh and led the ancient Israelites out of bondage. As the publis…

With fire danger down and the smoke of summer wildfires now a memory, we all take a collective deep breath once autumn has set in, don’t we? Ah fall, with gorgeous colors, crisp breezes, lots of sunshine but also some refreshing rain: it’s a wonderful time of year.

Have you ever had a burning desire to re-evaluate your existing landscaping? Perhaps what you used to love about your landscape has changed, either by aesthetics or other changing needs. Shortly after a new house is built the landscape is installed with young trees, shrubs,and new grass. But…

Tucked away in the small village of Waterville, a master quilt maker resides, following her heart’s dream of honoring specific combat soldiers who have touched her life and soul. An active member of Quilts of Valor, the national group of men and women who create handmade quilts as tribute to…

This month marks the 90th anniversary of an event that put my hometown on the map (literally). On Oct. 3, 1931, Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon took off from Misawa, Aomori, Japan, flying 4,500 miles in 41 hours before safely landing near present-day Fancher Heights in East Wenatchee on Oct. 5.

The Chelan County Fair was a rousing success the weekend after Labor Day. WSU Master Gardeners of Chelan and Douglas Counties were there to welcome visitors to the Boswell Building, where flowers, fruits and vegetables were displayed. A team of judges spent Thursday morning awarding ribbons …

“We pulled a pink salmon out of the trap at Dryden yesterday,” Dustin Wagner told me. Dustin works for Yakama Nation Fisheries, currently trapping coho salmon for spawning; so I knew what he told me was accurate. But it was completely astonishing to me.

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.