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Dear Abby | Wife’s job at the gym has husband in a sweat

Dear Abby: My wife and I have been married for almost 11 years and have three children. About four years ago my wife cheated on me and left. After a six-week split, we decided we wanted to work things out. Everything was great — until recently, when she got a job working at a busy gym.

Decades later, birth moms begin to heal

MINNEAPOLIS — Louise Gardner is thankful to her father for his compassion. Molly Hursh is thankful that her son, at 50, “is so open and loving.” Karen Gillespie is thankful that she can “put a light on for other people.”

Gifting 101: Score big with these do’s and don’ts

The average person spent upward of $800 on holiday gifts last year, according to the National Retail Federation. And if you shell out that much cash, you want the recipients of your gifts to be happy.
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Orthodox Christians lay foundation for a Wenatchee home

After receiving notice on April 1 to vacate our downtown rental property, the energized and determined Orthodox Christian community of the Wenatchee Valley is now completing plans to settle into its permanent home at 1915 N. Western Ave.
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The power of people

The concept of “neighbors helping neighbors” is one idea that connects all Red Cross volunteers. It makes no difference if those neighbors have suffered a home fire down the street or a flood across the country.
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Wenatchee Mom Blog | Saying goodbye to The Academic Toolbox

After 17 years selling educational toys and learning tools to local parents and teachers, Dwight and Sharon Byers are closing up shop. The Academic Toolbox will shut on Dec. 17. Until then, everything in the store is on sale. Right now, the entire inventory is going for 20 percent off regular prices. By next week, that should be up to 30 percent off.

Dear Abby | Man drains family savings to fund failing enterprise

Dear Abby: My husband of 23 years, "Gerald," quit his job to start his own law firm. He told me about it only after he had quit. I have tried to be supportive, but seven months down the line, he has spent all our "rainy day" cash and earned only one paycheck. We have two teenagers, one who will be going to college in a year.
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Wine of the Week

The inaugural selection for Wine of the Week was selected by judges as the top wine among 233 wines entered in the 2016 Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival competition. We’ll feature other top winners from the competition in the coming weeks. 
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How to make the best waffles

We all know that superlatives have lost whatever meaning they ever had (thanks, internet!). But we can also all agree that waffles are one of the reasons it’s good to be alive. And I’m prepared to stand behind the assertion that the recipe here produces the world’s best waffles.
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Butterscotch pie, always second fiddle, is a secret crowd pleaser

Recently, over wedges of homemade pie, my sisters shared that they love butterscotch. Turns out the nieces do too. Then, my father, a self-confessed chocoholic, capitulated. We spoke of butterscotch sundaes, candies, warm sauce, boxed pudding and restaurant desserts layered in fancy glasses. Mom mentioned Thanksgiving pie, and the deal was sealed. Butterscotch. Pie. Done.