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(All photos by Kalie Drago) The distribution and packaging of Icicle Brewing Company products, like pictured, is what this facility is really concentrated on accommodating.
The local, family owned brewing establishment is expanding to keep up with the constant growth and demand of the hometown hotspot - Icicle Brewing Company is opening another brewing branch off of Chumstick to keep up with its success. It's a brewery that resonates positively, both in and out of the...

Nathan Miller is the new pro at the Leavenworth Golf Club. Photo by Al Stover/ECHO
Folks who play a round at the Leavenworth Golf Club (LGC) may notice a new face among the staff. The LGC recently hired Nathan Miller as the facility's new golf pro. Miller, a Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) golf pro for six seasons, said the golf aspect of his role accounts for 10 percent...

The nature backpacks available at the NCRL have several tools and guides to aid patrons on their outdoor journey. Photo illustration by Al Stover
Locals who are itching to explore the outdoors this spring and summer may want to venture to their library and check out tools to aid them when they step onto the trails. Several branches in the North Central Regional Library (NCRL) have nature backpacks available for patrons to borrow and take...

(Photo contributed by Phil Lacey) Grinning is Bill Bauer, the new Leavenworth Summer Theater President.
The Leavenworth Summer Theater is on the cusp of its season to unleash catchy musical ballads, host talented performers and continue providing entertainment for locals and tourists alike. While its well received performances and tradition of intertwining the Sound of Music in its season will stay...

(Photo by Kalie Drago) Local artist, Dan McDonnell, grins next to his revival of Vinegar Johnson - a former character in his Apple Andy comic published for the Cashmere Valley Record.
DRYDEN -- Garfield, Peanuts, Pogo - cartoon strips often conjure up nostalgia. When bad news is splashed on the front page, one could count on the Sunday cartoon section to get a laugh. Dryden resident, Dan McConnell, is a celebrated artist who continues to create lighthearted work for both local...

Pictured is Susan Hufman, former Executive Director of Leavenworth Summer Theater for 22 years. (Photo contributed by Susan Hufman)
    A prominent member and long time leader of the local non-profit organization, Leavenworth Summer Theater, will be absent (at least from the working side of things) this upcoming summer. Susan Hufman has decided to hang up her boots and retire as executive director of the program back in fall of...
WorldMark is a condominium resort and typically rubs shoulders with the tourists population in Leavenworth - since late last fall, the local rental giant has starting giving back to the same community its cozy hotel calls home. WorldMark has paired up with Wenatchee River Institute to give its...

Icicle Trackers' Tim McKenzie (right) won the Division 8 Snowshoe 200M race in with a time of 1 minute and .50 seconds. File photo.
The Icicle Trackers cross country ski team, based out of Leavenworth, had several athletes place in the 2019 Special Olympics Winter Games on March 3. Daniel Anderman won the Division 8 Cross Country 100 meter race in 1 minute and 34.88 while Charles Hickok finished second in 2:20.06.  Joseph...

Photos by Tiffany Brine
The Upper Valley community came together for the third annual Empty Bowls Artist Gala and Showcase Reception on March 3. This was the first opportunity to publicly view the 21 artist bowls that will be auctioned off online at uvmend.org. March 6-20.

Cascade's Ben Wiley works to break down Mat Cats’ Gunner Ewald during their match. Photo by Al Stover/Echo
Several ahletes from the Cascade Youth Wrestling team who competed in the annual Cashmere Invite on Feb. 23.  The annual tournament featured athletes from wrestling clubs located in Wenatchee Valley. Cascade’s Ramiro Alvarez and Tristan Sharpe won their divisions while Zach Dodrill, Thayer Robison...

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