QUINCY — It took only a second or two for Ramsey the bald eagle to exit a large travel crate and then fly to a nearby tree in Quincy’s Aquatic Center. Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine had cared for the bird and returned it to the wild on May 17.

QUINCY — Nine-year-old Genesis Pinto’s hardworking feet experienced a rebirth of sorts thanks to the hard work and big hearts of a handful of people from around Washington.

Reuel and Judy Schnelle of East Wenatchee will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary during an open house celebration 2 to 4 p.m. May 5 at Wenatchee Church of the Nazarene, 1011 S. Miller St.

Jim and Carolyn Maxey of Wenatchee celebrated their 65th anniversary with a family dinner on May 1.

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.

The twice-yearly Making the Grades feature is available online at wenatcheeworld.com.

♦ Patti Parkhill was queen of the 47th Apple Blossom Festival held May 5-8. Princesses were Sharon Reitz and Janice Wood. The Royal Maids were Peggy Ludwick, Sally Scheble, Vikki Grubb, Patti Lewis, Linda Ring, Cammi Cumbo and Pat Byrne.