Now is the time for non-profits and government agencies that work in the Waterville community to apply for grants through the Waterville Community Fund, which is administered and managed by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. According to the Community Foundation of NCW Exe…

The Town of Waterville was able to use a surplus of $50,000 in the street fund to pay for repairs on Central Avenue during the last few weeks of September. Central Avenue from Locust Street to Third Street was resurfaced.

We've got a runner! Actually, we have quite a few runners, or “stolons.” Our strawberry plants are quite stoloniferous! From five of last year's strawberry plants, or “mothers,” we now have many, many babies that have taken root. We are going for wild strawberries, which is surprising to som…

I am an autumn child. I come alive when the cool, dry breezes begin, whispering of colder days. The sun glints with golden highlights and the skies are azure blue. I feel an uncontrollable anticipation bubbling over, a subtle excitement, and a deep longing for the things to come.

I was stung by a wasp recently while watering my garden. It had crawled between my index and middle finger, unbeknownst to me. I went to switch the hose to my other hand and instantly an unbelievably immense pain saturated my hand. All of my being was focused immediately, like a flash of lig…

I like to save seeds. I am amazed at what a single seed can do. I know it's all explained scientifically, but it is still always a wonder to think how one tiny speck turns into a plant, a bush or a tree.

Our pond was created back in 2014 from an old hot tub. That same year (my family's first year here in Waterville), I was out watering my vegetable garden next to the pond and a blue dragonfly hovered in front of me for several minutes.

With three combines, a grain cart, several grain trucks and a crew of about eight, the Thomsens were working to bring in the wheat crop from fields along Road 3 Northwest about 7 miles east of Waterville.

One thing a lot of us have been doing is taking more walks. At any given time of the day or evening, you will see joggers, people walking their dogs, serious athletes running for miles and miles, and moms pushing their babies in strollers.


Sisters Valerie Smith, Natalie Marx and Jenny Wright and their families set up a row of chairs on Smith’s parking strip on Birch Street for a view of the Waterville Rollers’ classic car cruise Saturday.

NCW — North Central Regional Library will host an NCRL Reads Virtual Author Series for adults this summer featuring Noé Alvarez, Kristin Hannah, Peter Heller and Blake Crouch.

Joyce Huber had everyone stepping, marching, twisting and turning every which way, loosening tight muscles and strengthening their balance, all to the beat of some fast-paced oldies music.

In years past Mansfield Community Church members would assemble with brooms, dusters, mops, rakes and clippers to clean the inside and outside of the church, arriving at 9 a.m. on a Saturday ready to work.

WATERVILLE — Monty and Heidi Black purchased their home at 317 E. Ash St. in Waterville just over a year ago. The couple, who previously lived in Mansfield, have been working for the past year at remodeling the house and fixing up the yard.

Aug. 22 was a busy first day at the NCW Fair with especially good attendance for Thursday. One of the big attractions was the first ever NCW Fair Battle of the Bands held in the Community Hall.

Evalee Shafer and Tiera Moore of Mansfield Critters and Kids 4-H group hold their chickens during Entry Day on Aug. 21. They were among 4-H and FFA members from around the area entering animals and various other exhibits.

Orondo Community Partnerships sponsored a potluck picnic at Orondo River Park on Aug. 17 in celebration of Orondo’s 135th anniversary. Community members enjoyed the food and conversation of the “good old days.”

Issued in Douglas County Byron Lee Newell , 60, Leavenworth, and Janna Lynn Donoghue, 57, Vancouver

NCW — Waste Management of Greater Wenatchee reminds its customers in Chelan and Douglas counties that it will run regular collection routes on Monday’s Labor Day holiday on Sept. 2. The Wenatchee Transfer Station is closed on Monday. For more information and year-round holiday schedules, vis…

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center is hosting another in its series of family-friendly art classes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 31. Parents and children and invited to participate in these interactive, fun projects. The fee is $10 for one parent and one child. Add…

NCW — Address canvassing in Washington state is now underway in preparation for the 2020 Census. Address canvassing improves and refines the Census Bureau’s address list of households, which is necessary to deliver invitations to respond to the census. The address list plays a vital role in …

WENATCHEE — Auditions for this year’s Holiday Spice variety show will be held Sept. 5 and 7 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee. Holiday Spice is a community-based holiday show benefiting the PAC. It will be held Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. during the 2019 Festival of […]

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