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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.

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 — The 2020 Wenatchee Valley College President’s Medals, Outstanding Graduate Awards and Academic Achievement Award were announced during the Wenatchee and Omak campus commencement ceremonies June 19 and 20. All-Washington Academic Team members and the Transforming Lives Award nomin…

In her book “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” Judi Barrett describes the land of Chewandswallow where the weather provides all the scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast, hot dogs and fries for lunch (even mustard and ketchup), and pot roast and mashed potatoes for dinner the inhabitants …

The height of summer is near, and it is the time to think about fall and winter decorations from the garden. Take a walk around your garden to determine what flowers you would like to enjoy all year around.

As spring wraps up and we move into the long gardening days of summer, many of the insects that view our gardens as wondrous buffets are making their appearance. Fortunately, so are insects who view them as sumptuous meals. This article will look at a common garden insect pest — aphids — and…

WENATCHEE — GWATA and Apple STEM Network announced in March a change of plans for their annual NCW Tech & STEM Showcase, which had been planned for May 15 at Quincy Public Market and May 16 at Pybus Public Market. In lieu of a public gathering, the showcase was transformed into a virtual…

Across the Wenatchee School District, schools have been hearing from students about the new challenges they’re facing at home during the school closures. Many are finding themselves caring for siblings while their parents are at work; other families are struggling to access resources due to …

In my line of work, I regularly see habits and behaviors I wish I could change, but I don’t let them bug me too much. I try to be encouraging, not judgmental. But I do have one major pet peeve: unnecessary car idling.

It was 50 years ago this week I spoke at graduation as the senior class president of Wenatchee High School. Recently I came across the speech I gave to my classmates and our parents. What follows are excerpts from that address. Although I’m a bit embarrassed at the lofty language I attempted…

North Central Regional Library joined the American Library Association and public libraries across the country to stand against racism this week. NCRL laments the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and too many others.

Scotch thistle. Do you have visions of the “Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond,” or the enticements of peat-infused liquor, or is the name a dirty trick that the English are blaming their northern neighbors for a scurrilous invasive weed? Despite its name, it has nothing to do with the actual thist…

NCW — The mission of the Supernova Business Launch Competition is to create and expand small businesses throughout North Central Washington while focusing on barriers to employment and the social determinants of health in our region.

I grew up in a smoggy southern California way back in the 1960s and ‘70s. And to a young lad with many outdoor activities to pursue, I found the weather boringly the same year ‘round — warm or hot, gray smoggy days, with a sort of weird orange sun.

One of my favorite Northwest humor writers is Patrick McManus. He’s published several humorous books with titles like, “They Shoot Canoes Don’t They?” and “Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing.” Often they are collections of short stories, and one of my favorite stories is called, “Sequences.”

WENATCHEE — Prior to the 2020 school year, state immunization requirements allowed a 30-day window of time to submit proof of childhood immunizations to a school district or child care center. This window of time allowed a child to attend before immunization information was verified.

Every day that I walk through the grounds of Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery (NFH), I see our production staff at work, tossing pellets of fish food into the raceways while young fish make the water’s surface boil with action. At other times, I see them pushing brooms slowly down the leng…

WENATCHEE — The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $89,750 to 24 nonprofits across the region that have been significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funds come from the Helping Hands Grant, the Board of Trustees Fund and donations from the public.

Earthworms are everywhere, and every child has up-close and personal interactions with them, but we don’t think about them a lot. When we really stop to think about earthworms, what do we really know?

Remember at this time last year when I wrote about the advantages of growing a clover or a micro-clover lawn? The article elicited lots of questions and comments from Wenatchee World readers.

These six writers will share $1,200 in cash awards and are invited to read their entries at the next scheduled Four Minutes of Fame open mic event in Wenatchee. You can read the full text of their entries at writeontheriver.org.

Every now and then, Andy Goodwin, the Pacific Region fish health program manager for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, sends out a newsletter packed with photos and detailed descriptions about fish diseases. I spent some time recently going back over some of those newsletters, and was struc…