This week: A theme of Ice and Fire is making a comeback, with or without George R. R. Martin. After all, winter is here, with a vengeance, just in time for Lake Chelan Winterfest and Leavenworth’s Bavarian Ice Fest. If those activities there aren’t enough to get you to brave the cold, consid…

WENATCHEE — Carson Zehnder will play Sophie and Dawn McCormick will play Donna in “Mamma Mia!” this spring in the 2020 Apple Blossom Musical that is being directed by Paul and Kelly Atwood and produced by Jill Sheets.

LEAVENWORTH — Lindsay Camp has been at the helm of Kodiak Cubs, the Cascade School District’s preschool, for six years. The preschool has evolved immensely during her tenure.

Victoria Divilbiss, 5, Wenatchee, finds herself tangled in a tennis net at Walla Walla Point Park Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, while playing. She was rescued a few seconds later.

WENATCHEE — Expanded Link Transit service on weekdays and weekends, including new Sunday service, will begin in July with funding from a local sales tax increase that went into effect this month.

Updated 12:25 p.m. Tuesday with statement released by WVC President Jim Richardson: WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley College faculty are calling on the Board of Trustees to replace WVC President Jim Richardson, saying he is responsible for the current financial crisis that has led to layoffs and staff furlough days.

OLYMPIA — Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks.

It was a sledding Saturday at Lincoln Park in Wenatchee for the CVCH Chill Out. 1,000 were given away to children to help them be active and healthy this winter, according to Columbia Valley Community Health organizer Katharine Bohm.