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Don Seabrook | A week of small surprises

Some weeks here in the newsroom are pretty well planned out as I go from one event or subject to another, making photographs for the newspaper.

Other weeks, like this past one, I’m doing a lot of searching for what I’ll take pictures of. And sometimes what I find I think is pretty great. Maybe subject-wise it’s not monumentally newsworthy but I get a kick out of recording simple slices of life of the Wenatchee Valley.

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Tim Herdt with the Wenatchee Parks and Recreation Department takes down fencing surrounding the Rotary Play Village at Lincoln Park on Monday. He said the department expected to have the entire playground area taken out by Tuesday. A sign in the area says that 1,600 volunteers installed the play area in five days in 1996. A new playground will be built as part of a $2.1 million park renovation the city hopes to complete by the fall of 2021. It includes a soccer field, splash pad, pump track, new second picnic shelter, new stage, new restrooms and safety fencing along Crawford Avenue.

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Over 300 pickets that were used as fencing at the Rotary Play Village in Lincoln Park are stacked and organized in the Wenatchee Parks and Recreation Department office. The department wants people who have their names on the pickets from a Rotary Club fundraising in 1996 to come by the office to collect them if they want them. Money from the named fencing helped construct the play area that is now being taken down.

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With sunlight streaming through the water spray, Pablo Sandoval with Pesani Genuine Coatings pressure washes a commercial building along North Chelan Street Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, preparing it to be painted the next day.

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A Canada goose takes flight from a small pond along Leavenworth’s Ski Hill Drive at dusk Tuesday. The surrounding mountains with bits of fall foliage among the evergreens can be seen in the reflection on the water.

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A barn cat enjoys the sun at Eagle Creek Ranch outside Leavenworth on a chilly morning Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. With temperatures hovering around freezing, the cat found a warm spot in the barn that was built in 1911 and is still used to shelter hay and tack for the ranch's draft horses they use for sleigh rides.

Photo Editor Don Seabrook: (509)661-5225

Photo Editor

I was born in Wenatchee, went to Eastmont High School, graduated from the University of Washington with a communications degree in journalism. I have a wife and three children.

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