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The annual Bavarian Ice Fest in Leavenworth always features a unique molded ice sign which sits in front of the Gazebo downtown. Notice the Seahawk "12" in the middle.
The annual Bavarian Ice Fest is coming up this weekend in Leavenworth. For the new Leavenworth Chamber Events Coordinator, Morgan Eastman, this is her first crack at organizing the festival. “It’s been good. I’ve done a couple events on my own, so I’m learning as I go. It’s a lot of fun,” Eastman...

The new owners of Schocolat in Leavenworth, Andrew and Charissa DeMoss.
Damian Browne and Susie Johnson have sold their successful chocolate shop, Schocolat, to a local couple who are moving back to Leavenworth, Andrew and Charissa DeMoss. Brown and Johnson started the shop 10 years ago. “Susie worked for a vary famous chocolate store at one point. That’s where she...
Just installed, there are now Evolis Radar Speed Signs accompanied by “Narrow Bridge” and “25mph” signs, at each end of the Icicle Road bridge over the Wenatchee River in Leavenworth, to slow motorists and make it safer for drivers, bikers and pedestrians. IRCC is proud to have made it happen....
Little Red’s Coffee Stand near Cole’s Corner reported a robbery on Dec. 26. According to a Chelan County Sheriff’s Office news release, a barista at the coffee stand said at 12:42 p.m., a suspicious man walked by the coffee stand window. She then locked to the door and watched him walked to a...

Dan McConnell hard at work on another bowl in his KOHO radio series.
Preparations are underway for the annual Upper Valley Empty Bowls Festival! The fund-raising event, which helps support Leavenworth’s Community Cupboard Food Bank and art programs in local area schools kicks off Friday, Jan. 19 from noon-to-8 p.m. at the Woodpecker Room at the Sleeping Lady...

Dealing with the icy sidewalks is a tough job for the merchants and the city. Despite their best efforts, it can get quite slick, especially with snow and freezing temperatures.
Certainly, icy sidewalks are nothing new in the Bavarian Village. For some reason, it seems worse this winter, sparking a spirited debate on Facebook. It’s really been a combination of things, a record number of visitors, some snowfall, then consistent cold temperatures. It’s all made for some...
Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced a lawsuit against a Leavenworth man and his family for pocketing most of $1.5 million in donations that thousands of Washingtonians thought were going to disadvantaged children. Roy Bronsin Haueter’s family instead used most of the donations to pay...

The River Bend Park Homeowner's Association favors permanent closure of the existing main entrance to the KOA, but it could be left open to mainly service vehicles.
There is a new road being constructed which would provide a new entrance to the KOA campground, located behind Safeway in Leavenworth. River Bend Drive homeowners have long advocated this, hoping, at long last, the campground traffic would no longer be routed through their neighborhood. However,...

From left, Community Cupboard Manager Bob Marks and Upper Valley MEND Executive Director Kaylin Bettinger stand in front of the site of the new MEND Thrift store, which is located just up the street from the Community Cupboard on 14th Street in Leavenworth.
Upper Valley MEND has found a new home for the Community Cupboard thrift store. This month, Upper Valley MEND began renting the space on the corner of 14th and Front Street, in what was most recently office space for Evergreen Accounting. According to Executive Director Kaylin Bettinger, the space...

Foundation Coordinator Emily Groby
Cascade Medical Foundation is within $4,000 of purchasing new cancer screening equipment, thanks to a boost from the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. The Community Foundation awarded the project an $11,000 Regional Impact Grant, and launched Give NCW -- a crowdfunding campaign....

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