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The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth is speaking its own language with the unveiling of a new tongue-in-cheek dictionary called “Der Wördbook,” along with the chance for lucky wordsmiths to win a free vacation package by submitting their own “DerWörds.”

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It's hard to believe that it's now September. Given that I still have to pause and think before writing "2019" instead of "2018," this is hardly fair. It feels like the year has barely begun. Instead, we've crested the apogee and are barreling straight toward you-know-what.

This week: Prepare for fall with an early morning bird walk and the classic and not-so-classic music from a couple of trios. Don’t give up on summer too soon, though. Take advantage of one more movie under the stars opportunity and a benefit concert for dogs.

Have you ever stepped over an animal track, noticed a pile of scat or scratches on a tree and wondered, who made it? Learn about the fundamentals of wildlife tracking by joining Wenatchee River Institute (WRI) and professional wildlife tracker and educator Marcus Reynerson of Duvall’s Wilder…

The NCW Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee. The $7 admission is good for both days and it might take that long to see the 494 quilts on display and check out the classes, demonstrations, merchant mall and artisan market.

WENATCHEE — Eagle Creek Winery and the Wenatchee Convention Center are teaming up with the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center to offer a Winemaker’s Dinner on Thursday, Aug. 15. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the museum.