Latino Day at the Douglas County NCW Fair is moving to Thursday, Aug. 25, to increase the focus on celebrating all aspects of Latino culture.
Starting from nothing creates a lot of head scratching.
With the first day of school around the corner, I started thinking about breakfasts.
The Douglas County Hospital District 2 is $5,000 closer to constructing a new ambulance building after receiving a grant last week.
The mason bees have been busy laying eggs and filling up the tubules in their little mason bee house, which I have supplied for them for two seasons. Some of their buildings mud-only masonry work and others are beautified with pieces of green leaves. They are very artistic in their work.
What do you cook when it’s too hot to cook? When it is hot, I don’t really want to cook and eating something heavy does not sound appealing.
The town of Waterville may be going from three commercial zones to two and allowing retail stores within tourist commercial zones.
The Waterville Community Garden received a beehive to increase pollination and provide extra educational opportunities.
I was pleasantly surprised one summer day when I went out to my garden to check on the ripeness of my strawberries. I found that two lollypop Asiatic lilies were totally in bloom to greet me.
Seven girls lugging in sewing machines half their size attended a sewing lesson at Auntie Blings Attique Tuesday.
WATERVILLE — When students in Waterville go back to school next month, they’ll find a new greenhouse on the grounds.
My husband, in my opinion, makes the best ribs hands down. But when he went away for school, we would have long stretches of time that we wouldn’t have smoked ribs. So, I decided to start experimenting with his smoker. Since I love to cook, it didn’t take long for me to find other foods to s…
I ordered two Hercules strawberry plants two years ago, received them in the spring, planted them in a big bin, and placed them in the hoophouse. They loved the heat and grew from scraggly sticks that could barely be called plants into some nice-sized strawberry vines.
It’s the start of the blueberry season. For this batch of muffins though, I used frozen berries my kids and I picked from a local farm last year. When they are available, I will add blackberries and raspberries along with the blueberries for some variation.
It’s time for sunscreen, inflatable animals, pool noodles and splish, splashing in the sun.
I had about half a jar of seed nut butter and almost a full bar of those thick, high-quality jumbo chocolate bars with almonds.
Quite a few months ago, I was invited to the garden of long-time Waterville resident, Florence McKay.
Waterville residents and tourists got to experience a sunny farmers market on Saturday with dozens of vendors selling everything from cutting boards to tie-dye shirts.
The Waterville Town Council meeting on June 5 was shorter than average and the councilmembers discussed loose dogs and chip sealing.
Around 500 Waterville residents lost power on June 6 after a helicopter crashed in a cherry orchard.
WATERVILLE — It’s easy to miss the Douglas County Historical Society Thrift Shop’s Locust St. storefront, but this brick building is a vital Waterville fixture.
Waterville firefighters responded to a house fire Friday that started when the homeowner was cooking a steak.
WATERVILLE — The smell of kettle corn, the cheers of a crowd and the roar of monster trucks filled the Douglas County Fairgrounds last Friday and Saturday.
Once you make your pickled-purple cabbage, it’s easy to throw it on your plate with whatever you are eating.
Last year's shiitake logs survived the deep freeze of winter and our cold, drawn-out spring. They absolutely loved that long, gloomy June filled with rainy, cloudy days, and began growing profusely.
WATERVILLE — The proposed Dollar General in Waterville was meant to be a stepping stone toward more businesses moving into town.
Close your eyes and imagine the scents of yeast, cinnamon and sugar….If you’ve ever attended the NCW District Fair, perhaps you’ve experienced the “real thing” by partaking of a “Wheat Wives” cinnamon roll. Wheat Wives began back in the late 1970’s, no one really remembers exactly, but there…
WATERVILLE — The Douglas County Fairgrounds is getting a new look just in time for the North Central Washington Fair August 25-28.
The butterfly in the photo, spotted in late June, is either a Canadian Tiger Swallowtail or an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail which are identical in appearance but differ genetically. The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail are encroaching into the Canadian Tiger Swallowtail's range. They like to lay eggs …
WATERVILLE — I was surprised and a little concerned after checking my black soldier fly/redworm bin.
A moist, dense bread that is good for sopping up hearty, rich soups, making French toast, or even toasted croutons for a salad.
WATERVILLE — Waterville residents will soon have a place to get rid of their excess paint.
Despite grim projections, soft white wheat production looks healthy and a strong crop is expected this summer.
WATERVILLE — The Waterville Town Council passed a ban on fireworks starting June 21 up to when a permanent ban will go into effect in August.
SZZZZZT— Pop! A wearisome sound! We know it too well. When we hear it, we run around the house like a crazed cat glaring out the windows to see if our neighbors have power. Some of us call a friend, others check the power outage map. In desperation we light a candle and call the PUD.
The Douglas County Museum was visited by Melissa Flaget's second-grade classroom on May 9.
WATERVILLE — It takes a full minute for the garage-style door to open, but the hangar it belongs to doesn’t house a plane. Instead, when the door finally lifts, two ambulances stare out at the asphalt.
WATERVILLE — On Saturday, Waterville High School and its community members sent off 17 of their senior students.
WATERVILLE — On Monday, June 6, the Waterville Town Council rejected a petition to rezone a commercial area to allow a Dollar General store.
ORONDO — Four people were transported to Central Washington Hospital for minor injuries following a collision Friday morning on Highway 97 at Brays Landing Road.
WATERVILLE — The town of Waterville hired two new employees in the month of May and is working on several other projects.
WATERVILLE — Residents are invited to attend weekly story time and crafting events hosted by the Waterville library.
WATERVILLE — The Waterville pool will open up for the 2022 summer season.