My dad’s been gone for a long while, but I still honor him on Father’s Day, because he was just a really good guy and I loved him for it. If your dad is still around, I urge you to spend this day with him. No parent-child relationship is perfect, but having a father who is there for you has …

After nearly 15 years of helping protect children and supporting their families, Jamie Lackey had seen some things: moms using plastic grocery bags as diapers, washing disposable diapers and reusing them, returning them so they can pay for gas to get to work.

Concerning major behavior problems, parents often tell me they've tried everything. In more than 40 years of doing this "parenting expert" gig, I've never run across a parent who was telling the truth about that. Since the 1960s, we've drifted so far away from a commonsense understanding of …

WENATCHEE — Patrick A. Bucknum was recently installed as the new Wenatchee Stake president by Elder Scott D. Whiting, a general authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and sustained by local church members.

Baby and Toddler Storytime: 10 to 10:30 a.m., Wenatchee Library; 10:30 to 11 a.m., Cashmere Library

I am proud of my Greek ancestry, but I did not grow up in an Orthodox home. Rural Idaho where my paternal grandfather settled after immigrating from Greece was not near a Greek Orthodox church. My father and his siblings were raised in an Evangelical congregation. As a result, my brother and…

WENATCHEE — Barbara M. Smith will celebrate her birthday at an open house celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church, 1408 Washington St. Light refreshments and cake will be served. The family requests no gifts.

WENATCHEE — Calvary Crossroads Church will host Chosen People Ministries speaker Olivier Melnick at 6 p.m. April 14 at the church, 1301 Maple St.

NCW — Camp Fire North Central Washington is inviting parents to sign their children up for the “earn your way to camp” initiative to help raise funds toward a week at Camp Zanika Lache.

EAST WENATCHEE — The City of East Wenatchee will host an Easter egg hunt 2 to 4 p.m. April 14 in Eastmont Community Park next to the Aquatic Center. An additional sensory-friendly egg hunt will be held 1 to 1:45 p.m.

Baby and Toddler Storytime: 10 to 10:30 a.m., Wenatchee Library; 10:30 to 11 a.m., Cashmere Library

Wenatchee

With the combination of high winds, nearly a foot of snow and single-digit wind chill, the storm of Feb. 9 was one of the more daunting Northwest blizzards in recent memory. After the earlier Big Freeze in the Midwest in mid-January, I suppose it was bound to be our turn.