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.
Mikaela Elwell graduated last month from the University of Colorado with a doctorate in pharmacy. For the Wenatchee woman — her parents are Terry and Becky Elwell — earning her doctorate was the next step in a journey that began when she was only 13 months old.
As a leader in farm-to-school activities, the Wenatchee School District is improving nutrition year-round by using local farm fresh foods in the Summer Meal Program which is open to anyone 18 and under. From June 22 to Aug. 27, children and teens in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee will be able to eat lunch for free in up to 12 locations across the two cities.
Lifestyle choices related to diet, vitamin supplements and exercise have reduced the risk of many diseases. Could they also slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s disease? Research studies to identify factors that affect the risk of AD are being developed. What can be done today?
I vividly remember the first time I walked into a public school, my classmates and sharing the fear of possibly never returning to the comfort of home, and being pulled out of my classroom on the second week of my public education. Why? Simply because English was not my first language.
Local photographer Frank Cone took this shot May 22 at Walla Walla Point Park, near the swimming area where a lot of geese and goslings hit the beach and then go up to the grassy area to feed. As long as you move slow and keep a reasonable distance they don’t seem to be bothered by people, Frank says.