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.
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.”
By Nancy Atkins Volunteer, Chelan Valley Housing Trust
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.
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.
By Lloyd Thompson WSU Master Gardeners of Chelan County
My grandmother was an active gardener well into her 90s. As a boy, I enjoyed seeing her yard because it was constantly changing as she redefined it. It gave her joy and purpose to tend to all those roses that she named after her grandchildren.
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…
By Mary Fran McClure WSU Master Gardeners of Chelan County
Good riddance, 2020! There was one rewarding note of our COVID experience though — gardening sure took on more importance because we could get out there digging, weeding, planting and feeling good about it. Then the joy of harvesting fresh food and flowers, thanks to our efforts.
By Connie Mehmel WSU Master Gardeners of Chelan County
Did you purchase a poinsettia to decorate for the holidays or receive one as a gift? If so, you are in good company. The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is the No. 1 flowering potted plant sold in the United States, even though its usual sales period only lasts for the six weeks before Ch…
While clearing out and boxing up my parents’ home recently, I discovered a few items I didn’t know existed. In the bottom of a cedar chest, I found the infant blanket in which I was brought home from the hospital 68 years ago.
By Jennifer Witherbee Washington Apple Education Foundation
The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) scholarship application is currently open and available to students raised in tree fruit industry families with plans to attend college in the fall of 2021.
By Bonnie Orr WSU Master Gardeners of Chelan County
This is the slack time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is the time to sit down in front of the fire with a cup of cocoa and review this year’s garden. It is important to do this review now before the plant and flower catalogs begin to clog your mailbox.
LEAVENWORTH — October is normally the month for Kids in the Creek (KITC), a program that brings high school students to Entiat National Fish Hatchery for a day of hands-on field biology led by natural resource professionals. This year, in-person field trips were not an option, but KITC partn…
By Bonnie Orr WSU Master Gardeners of Chelan County
The leaves are off the trees, and most of them have been raked up into piles for kids to jump in or have been ground up by the lawnmower to mulch the vegetable garden and flowerbeds. It is time to get off the couch and do something besides binge-reading novels. So how about examining your ga…
By Sue Kane North Central Educational Service District
WENATCHEE — The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has been awarded a grant of $35,000 to support and develop professional learning opportunities in arts integration that serve students and educators in preschool through third grade.
Do you ever wonder where all the insects that inhabit our gardens from the spring through the fall go once winter arrives? Insects have developed a number of overwintering strategies. Some fly south to warmer climes. Others have found ways to hibernate, while others go underground. Some lay …
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadet 2nd Lt. Caleb Darlington was presented with the prestigious Gen. Billy Mitchell Award by Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mike Worden. The ceremony took place Oct. 31 at the Army National Guard Armory in Wenatchee. The citation was read by state Rep. Keith Goehne…
Election Day has come and gone. And while some outcomes are yet to be determined, one thing is certain: No matter the winner, the “stuff” of daily life continues to confront us. You’ve experienced that and so have I.