The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center embarks on a new decade by hosting a series of Community Listening Sessions.

Selection of the 2020 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Royalty begins with the announcement of the 27 young women from the Wenatchee and Eastmont School Districts who will compete for a chance to be one of the 10 candidates who will then vie for the 101st royal court.

As busy as the holiday season can be, I always look forward to the quiet and hush of winter in nature. It’s a great time to get outside with your family and focus on something you might miss the rest of the year.

LEAVENWORTH — Professional wildlife tracker, naturalist, educator and author David Moskowitz is teaching a two-day class in February for those interested in learning the art.

WENATCHEE — On Nov. 21, the painting “Sunset and Moonrise on the Great Chief” or “The Ruling Spirit of the Columbia,” was removed from the walls of the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center and shipped to Redmond for restoration.

On a Monday afternoon, a class of second graders at Peshastin-Dryden Elementary (PD) cleared their desks, except for a pencil. Students eagerly complied; they weren’t about to take a test.

INDIANAPOLIS — Students from Wenatchee High School traveled to Indianapolis last week to participate in the National FFA Horse Evaluation and Forestry Career Development Events. Both teams placed high in their respective competitions, which both spanned over the course of two days.

WENATCHEE — “Celebrate Under the Stars” was this year’s theme at the sixth annual Wellness Place Gala Auction on Nov 1. And that is just what took place — a celebration. The supportive energy in the room was electric, with supporters raising $90,000 for the Wellness Place and the patients th…

QUINCY — Ever since she could hold a pencil, Quincy native Atalee Gregg has been scribbling and doodling. Now 17 and a student at Quincy Innovation Academy, she has the opportunity to further her education and her art career.

LEAVENWORTH — In the spirit of “Take care of your gear and it will take care of you!” Wenatchee River Institute (WRI) and Waste Loop are offering an Outdoor Gear Repair Café to connect people with broken and worn stuff with experienced, helpful people who like to fix stuff.

The 29th Make A Difference Day in North Central Washington is Saturday, Oct. 26. The largest day of community service in the world is open to anyone who wants to make the place they live a little better.

A couple of months ago, in the column about exploring lakes and ponds, we talked about a lake’s watershed. Now, if you read that and your first thought was “is that a building that stores water?” — you’re not alone.

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center will open the Wells House for the annual Nooks & Crannies Tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20.

In honor of “Breast Cancer Awareness” month, Wellness Place in Wenatchee is going all pink in October with many events to bring awareness and support the organization in its mission of providing free support to cancer patients and their families in North Central Washington.

You may not think so now, but there was a time in my life I wasn’t all that fond of people. I was the first born of three boys, so maybe it was because I was used to being alone in my formative 2’s and 3’s.

EAST WENATCHEE — The Spirit of Wenatchee group turned to an expert to help make improvements to Miss Veedol, the replica of the plane that Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon flew into the history books in 1931 when they became the first to fly nonstop across the Pacific Ocean.

The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter is hosting the North Central Washington Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday. The event will be held at Pybus Public Market, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The opening ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. and the two-mile walk begins at 10 a.m.

LEAVENWORTH — The second annual Latino Community Day last month drew 75 visitors, 40% of whom had never been to Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery (NFH) before. “We met our goal!” said Elisa Lopez, project director for Team Naturaleza, the group that organized the event this year.

I recently met with Chelan Valley Hope (CVH) board president Michael Gibb to talk about the organization’s vision for the next three to five years. He spent his career in the health care industry, nearly 40 years of his life. He joined the board in 2016 and was selected president this year.

Last month’s NCW District Fair in Waterville drew a large number of entries in a variety of classes. Not all results were provided to The Wenatchee World at press time. Here’s what we have:

Serving farm families, women in agriculture, food-service workers, and dozens of Northwest communities for nearly 50 years, Washington State University Extension leader and educator Margaret Viebrock was honored with the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences' 2019 Distinguis…

About eight years ago, while watching a painting program every day on Public Broadcasting Service with a woman she was caring for, Ella Westra was urged to do something she hadn’t done in years: paint.