OLYMPIA — Forest health, noxious weeds and lions, bears and fishers are topics presented in a series of free live webinars hosted by Washington State University Extension Forestry and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

Greater Wenatchee Mended Hearts: Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Virtual meeting will be held for Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties. Guest speaker will be Matt Slagle, cardiology integrated clinical pharmacist at Confluence Health, who will talk about “Cardiology Clinical Pharmacist …

WENATCHEE — Washington apples specialty license plates had an impressive first year of sales with 747 purchased as of June 30. A portion of the sale proceeds — $28 from each sale — go toward college scholarships offered by the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF).

The Quincy Better Block will be a colorful and vibrant space running in the middle of B Street the weekend of July 16-17. It will feature a stage and planter boxes from apple bins, local vendors and performers, and a variety of furniture, cut by the students at the Career and Technical Department of the Quincy School District.

Cascade Speakeasy Toastmasters 4061: 5:30 p.m. June 21 via Zoom. Speakeasy members offer speeches on a variety of topics. Register by emailing LFSmith1@gmail.com to receive Zoom information. Meeting is free and open to public. Contact: (509) 264-7705.

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jessica A. Wierzbicki, Wenatchee High School Class of 2017, graduated with honors from the Air Force Academy in May, , earning a bachelor’s degree in economics while minoring in philosophy. She will begin training soon to become a pilot and will be stationed at Luke Ai…

The Apple Blossom Festival’s Art for Kidz contest drew 96 entries from many schools. Winners were announced Sunday on the Gesa Entertainment Stage in Memorial Park. The contest was sponsored by Costco.

QUINCY — The Quincy Police Department has hired four new employees — a records clerk, two patrol officers and an animal shelter assistant.

WENATCHEE — The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) elected and recognized officers and board members during its annual meeting last week.

The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) recently recognized more than 60 school nurses and health room assistants with its 2021 Friend of Children Award. The award honors the significant role health services staff play in ensuring schools are prepared to address COVID requirem…