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On Saturday June 29, an open house showcasing the gardens and buildings located at the Wenatchee River Institute was held. A scavenger hunt leading guests from location to location with special emphasis on the beautiful gardens cared for by the Cascade Garden Club. The gardens and grounds are open...

(Photo contributed by Rhona Baron) A visual of 2018 Ciderfest tasting cup.
    With the sun beating down and the temperatures not budging any lower than 70 degrees in the afternoon, the Big Chill Ciderfest is an ideal way to quench the thirst and beat the heat. The second annual Big Chill Ciderfest is on July 20 and hosted at the Riverside Center and the Riverside Yard,...

(File photo) Pictured is hopeful city council candidate Lynn'O Watson.
    A local man that has called Leavenworth home for 47 years has thrown his hat in the race for the upcoming election. LynnO Watson is running against Jason Lundgren for a seat on council and is coming with solid goals - particularly getting communication to flow from all angles of the community...

(All photos by Kalie Drago) (L to R) Keith Metcalf, Richard DeRock, Mayor Cheri Farivar, Mike Steele and Mia Bretz all had the honor of cutting the ribbon to the new Leavenworth Park and Ride.
    A new addition has been made to Leavenworth - the Link Transit Wilkommen Park and Ride located at 200 Ward Strasse had its grand opening June 28 at 11:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Munchen Haus lunch.     "I want to welcome everyone to our ribbon cutting for this park and ride...

Susan Wickett-Ford (right) dances with the audience during the Jump for Joy, More Village Rhythms from Around the World” presentation. Photo by Al Stover/ECHO
Although the theme of the Leavenworth Public Library’s summer program’s is a “Universe of Stories,” local children and adults received a glimpse into other cultures from around the world, courtesy of Susan Wickett-Ford. The Seattle-born writer and dancer gave a presentation “Jump for Joy, More...

Photo by Al Stover/ECHO
North Central Regional Library STEM officer Ash Kunz (left) presents a homemade comet in front of the children in attendance at the June 23 Science of Space event at the Leavenworth Public Library. During the presentation, kids learned about stars, constellations, comets and other aspects of space...

Instructor Courtney Feeney prepares to lead the campers down a hill during day five of the Beginner Skills Camp. Photo by Al Stover/NCW Media
Although school is out for summer break, several local little mountain bikers received some handy education that they can take with them on trails and hills. The Central Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance held a Beginners Youth Skills Camp for 6-9 year-olds, from June 17-21 at the Leavenworth Ski...

LGC Assistant Pro Tynan Vincent (left) gives Spartan West some tips about swinging. Photo by Al Stover/ECHO
The Leavenworth Golf Club is known as the best kept secret in North Central Washington – and several local young golfers learned a little bit of what makes it so special. The LGC hosted its annual junior golf camp for the fourth year, June 18-21. Groups were split into two sessions: 5-10 year olds...

(Contributed by Zeke Reister)
Pic of the 139 years old pine tree that was blown down in this am high winds on Cascade St.  

Photo by Al Stover/ECHO
The Leavenworth Golf Club had a special visitor on June 19 as a deer was spotted near the golf swing cage.

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