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WENATCHEE — There are ghosts haunting Wenatchee’s downtown buildings, leaving their traces along brick walls and alleyways. Some allude to the area’s fruitful orchard industry, others to departed mechanics and blacksmiths, but all are rich with stories of the past.

Susan Lagsdin is a local writer, retired teacher and WVC instructor, and Write On The River board member emeritus. Recently I caught up with her to talk about her craft.

With large-scale tours and festivals still nowhere in sight, getting pumped about new music this fall means getting pumped about the season's upcoming albums. Fortunately, there are plenty to stoke our excitement, from the highly anticipated debut by K-pop's biggest girl group to a timely re…

Do you want to get in the Halloween spirit? Many TV shows for all ages tell stories of vampires, ghosts, witches, zombies and more, offering the perfect outlet to dive into a visual spookfest. So turn off the lights, curl up under a blanket, grab some popcorn (or perhaps a pumpkin-spiced tre…

The four-part Netflix docuseries “Challenger: The Final Flight” details the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster. Created by Steven Leckart and Glen Zipper and produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot imprint, the series is an incredibly illuminating depiction of the lead-up to the disaster and …

Wenatchee Valley College has a very unique art class available this fall called Art 143, or Natural Science Illustration. If you are inspired at all by the natural world or would like to experiment with new media, this might be a class you would love.

Due to the restrictions currently in place due to COVID-19, Pybus University courses for the Fall 2020 series will be provided virtually. All classes are free and open to the public!

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As the tailing, 96-mph fastball ran away from the lacquered bat of Corey Seager and into the glove of Austin Nola, reliever Taylor Williams — the Mariners’ de facto closer — let out a scream and pumped his first in celebration. His teammates’ yells from the dugout were almost simultaneous, a…

GEORGE — Organizers have canceled next month’s George, WA Bluegrass Festival due to the state’s crowd-size regulations. The annual free festival, hosted by the George Community Hall, usually brings in roughly 250-300 attendees, said event director Debby Kooy.

“Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout” was released last month to much greater success than developer Mediatonic anticipated. In a market already saturated by online, multiplayer, “battle royale”-style games where only the last surviving player wins, “Fall Guys” turns the genre on its head. The 60 p…

MOSES LAKE — Adapting to the current pandemic's effect on modern recreational activities, the city of Moses Lake is looking to a classic to bring people in the community together while they keep their distance: drive-in movies.

MOSES LAKE — The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center has launched its own YouTube channel to highlight current exhibits while the doors remain closed to the public. Grant County is in Phase 2 of the state's reopening process, and the museum will not be able to open to the public until the cou…

For dancer Tomas Sauceda, art is more than just about cool moves, it’s a way to help children cope with life’s challenges and to build-up community ties. The 30-year-old Wenatchee-born street dancer, hopes to one day open a studio, as well as make a name for himself in the world of dance.

LOS ANGELES — Walt Disney Co.’s live-action epic “Mulan” will skip most of the world’s movie theaters and go directly to the company’s streaming platform in September, the media giant said on Tuesday.

WENATCHEE—It’s easy to spot a Rollie Schmitten signature: Just look for the fish. Rollie draws a fish’s head, complete with a sly smile and air bubbles, then wraps the ‘S’ in Schmitten into an underbelly, crosses the ‘T’s’ with a long swipe and extends the end of the ‘N’ to create a sweeping backfin.

There’s a scene in “Miss Americana,” the recent Taylor Swift documentary on Netflix, where Swift is talking about whether she wants to have children. “I kind of don’t have the luxury of figuring that stuff out,” Swift tells producer Joel Little. “My life is planned two years ahead of time.”

Marlene Farrell is a longtime member of and volunteer with Write On The River; you’ve most likely seen her at Four Minutes of Fame, WOTR’s open mic event.

North Central Regional Library (NCRL) will host bestselling author Ijeoma Oluo on Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. as part of the NCRL Virtual Reads summer series. This event is cosponsored by Confluence Health, the Community Foundation of North Central Washington and the Icicle Fund. Partners include the …

If you happen to be a fan of "The Godfather," "The Sopranos," "Boardwalk Empire" or any other Mafia-related content, Netflix has you covered with a new docu-series that dropped on Wednesday. The three-part "Fear City: New York City vs. the Mafia" is directed by Sam Hobkinson and follows the …

The wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center will host a virtual olive oil tasting event Thursday evening as a part of its “Made in Wenatchee” class series. D'Olivo shop owner Bruce Hosfeld will lead the flavor journey.