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Children toss homemade paper airplanes into the air outside the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center during a spring break camp Wednesday, April 7, 2021. The week-long camp ends Friday. The youth have learned how to make fun things including a marshmallow launcher, crystal flowers, slime, salt art and bubble wands. Spring and summer camp activities are a tradition at the museum.

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Abby Mabes, 12, holds her position on a homemade balance beam while her cousin Makenna Spencer, 10, watches. Both have experience with gymnastics classes and a relative built the beam for them to practice on in Abby's front lawn.

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Fernando Ramos on Tuesday pulls peach flowers off of a tree as he and a crew blossom-thin 8 acres along Northwest Cascade Avenue. The orchard is owned by Bob and Karen Rodgers of First Fruits. Thinning helps produce bigger fruit.

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While T-Ball coach Jaime Flores was throwing ground balls for the infield, Maxine Shoaf, 4, and Wyatt Childress, 5, danced and challenged each other to moves in right field. Wednesday was the team's second practice of the season as they get ready for league play in less than two weeks. Asked by their coach what they should name their team, Maxine's choice of the "Flowers" was upstaged by the "Tigers" although they ended up deciding to choose a different name each week.

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EAST WENATCHEE — It’s as simple as a ball, an elastic string and a headband, but for Kevin Strickland, 52, of Wenatchee, it’s a passion that has helped him become as healthy as he’s ever been.

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Luis Eusebio with Valencia Fencing of East Wenatchee tightens a support cable to one of two new gates at Holy Apostles Catholic Church Monday. Palm Sunday will be celebrated this weekend at the church but spots are limited and parishioners must register to attend.

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With seven participants and about the same number watching, the 40th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade heads down the sidewalk along Orondo Street — instead of the usual route on Orondo — past outdoor diners at McGlinn's restaurant in Wenatchee on Wednesday. 

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McKale Brown, 13, Wenatchee, runs for cover during his birthday party Nerf war at Lincoln Park on Friday.

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The last rays of sunshine light up houses and boat docks March 3 along the Columbia River. The scene is in Douglas County north of Orondo.

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With the sun going down in front of them, Hallie Huffaker, left, and Jamie Withrow, both of Wenatchee, hit softballs at Walla Walla Point Park's fields on Tuesday. They said they are excited to begin league play again this spring, having been out of games for 1 1/2 years because of COVID-19 restrictions on playing fields. They both play for teams in the Apple Valley Softball league.

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Emergency responders lift the victim of a car accident out of the Wenatchee Reclamation District canal near Northeast 8th Street in East Wenatchee on Tuesday night.

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State Department of Transportation on Monday take down the American flag on top of the George Sellar Bridge to replace it with a new flag. The flag is 185 feet above the Columbia River. From left are Jim Presler, Dale Blanken, and Zach Grant. 

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Jerry Lyman, Wenatchee, takes advantage Thursday of the new equipment just opened at Chase Park near his home. The city made improvements to the park during the start of COVID-19 restrictions then had to fence them off. Besides new picnic benches, playground equipment and a small climbing rock are available.

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The Lake Chelan beach at Don Morse Park gets a new layer of sand on Wednesday. 

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Eastmont High School beats Wenatchee in a shootout after the soccer game was tied 1-1 after overtime Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at Wenatchee's Apple Bowl in their first games of the season.

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Cody Danner, Wenatchee, takes his dogs Gino and Rosie for a run around his neighborhood Tuesday. He says he tries to take them out while riding his electric skateboard once a day, depending on the weather.

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On their first day at the site, workers with Hurst Construction clear vegetation from a new neighborhood park being built along Ninth Street in East Wenatchee Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.

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The Eastmont High School football team begins practice in a field cleared of snow at the school on Tuesday. With games beginning the first week in March, schools are trying to get practices in any way they can.

Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Administrator Darci Christoferson temporarily gathers cutouts of sponsors in the seats at the Performing Arts Center on Friday. She had learned earlier that the region's move Phase 2 in the state's re-opening plan will allow for some public seating at the Royalty Selection Pageant on Feb. 27. Seating will be limited to 100 people with 60 of those given to the 10 candidates for their friends and family. She said she will put the cutouts back in seats, leaving social distancing room for ticket holders. To learn more about the Top 10 finalists, look for a Meet the Candidates page in next Tuesday's paper. 

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Birds gather to feed under trees at Walla Walla Point Park on Tuesday, taking advantage of patches of grass protected from snow. They may want to take advantage of the sunny weather with more snow forecast for Thursday.

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With snow on the ground, some people became airborne on sledding hills around North Central Washington Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. Chaz Schindler, 10, East Wenatchee, followed a trip to Squilchuck State Park's sledding hill in the morning with this popular Sterling Intermediate School one on Monday. The Presidents' Day holiday off for schoolchildren brought kids and families out to enjoy a day in the snow.

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Trying to stay warm with the temperature hovering around 20 degrees and a slight wind swirling snow through the air, a crew with Stimac Construction frames an 18-unit apartment building in East Wenatchee on Thursday. From left are Eli Diaz, Elias Vazquez, Hermilo Pacheco, and Erick Rodriguez.

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