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Breathing tips to help children relax

In times of stress, anxiety or frustration, you’ve probably been told to “relax, take a deep breath and calm down.” Have you tried it? Really tried it? Many meditation practices use breathing techniques to promote a state of calm.

Adult diseases now striking kids

Once seen only among an older population, adult diseases such as fatty liver disease, hypertension and osteoporosis are being diagnosed more and more in children. And you can add to that sleep apnea, Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol levels. The culprits? Unhealthy diets and growing waistlines, experts say.

Vacation Bible School listings

The Community of Christ will host “Son Spark” Vacation Bible School July 27 to 30. The free program runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily at the church, 609 N. Baker.

Columbia Grove to hold drama camp

EAST WENATCHEE — Columbia Grove Covenant Church will hold their “Action Drama Camp” July 27 through 31, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the church, 19 McElmurry Lane.

Lazy days of summer

Deborah Meline sits along the Wenatchee River in Leavenworth in late May while her husband Spencer fishes for Chinook salmon. “He does the work, and I come out here and relax,” she said.

Wenatchee grad earns Congress youth award

After spending more than six years earning her Congressional Award Gold Medal, Danielle Heins says she doesn’t care about the medal — she cares about the experience.

Book of the Week

“I Will Take a Nap! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)” by Mo Willems

Taught to give

Riley Trent of Quincy has a giving heart even at the tender age of 5 years old. Her parents, Cindi and Louie, have cultivated this attitude of giving for some time, even letting her choose a family at church to treat to a lunch. Riley knows all about random acts of kindness.

Dear Abby: Girlfriend expects fireworks

Dear Abby: I have been with “Tom” for two years, and I suspect that he will be proposing soon. He is 27 and I’m 24. Here’s the problem: He wants our parents to meet before he asks.

Quick, she’s being cute!

Your pet is doing that thing again. It’s the cutest thing ever, and it must be snapped, shared and forever immortalized on social media. Cats and Dogs of Instagram, here we come. But what happens? Just as you reach for the camera to compose the killer shot, your subject bolts. The moment is gone forever, as are your dreams of Instagram stardom.

Readers defend parents who disapprove of cohabitation

Dear Readers: On May 5, I printed a letter from a parent, “Against the Tide in New Jersey.” He said his “independent, intelligent, loving” daughters (both in their late 20s) have dated their boyfriends for five years and had recently moved in with them. The man also said he and his wife approve of the young men.

Woodward — Lee

Kassi Lee and Daniel Woodward were married June 20 at Beebe Bridge Park in Orondo.

Powell, Keener

Melissa Powell, of Seattle, and Andy Keener, of Wenatchee, have announced their engagement.

Kick up the heat

Celebrate the Fourth with fiery Buffalo-style chicken legs. The heat level is up to you.