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  In Northwest Washington, there is no shortage of apples. With businesses like Crunch Pak, designated for pre-cut apples and events like Apple Days in the neighboring Cashmere, apples are a staple in the local communities.  However, with that, there is also a need to keep a control on pests like...
  With limited space and a surge of jobs — the supply and demand for housing can arguably be considered out of balance within the Leavenworth zip code. The Leavenworth Planning Commission has begun churning the wheels of a possible movement towards creating more housing availability, particularly...
  In an ideal world, there would be no such thing as traffic, veggies would be more tempting than carbs and mosquitos would stay away from those enjoying a summer night on the patio. However, with a healthy abundance of tourists, Bavarian style pretzels and the just right summer climate — traffic,...

Photo by Kalie Drago Members of the Leavenworth City Council join Mayor Cheri Kelley Farivar for their prepare for their meeting
  The Tuesday, Sept. 25 City Council meeting brought many housekeeping relevant issues into circulation, including eyeing the future of the community pool in Leavenworth. The meeting went through the usual motions with reports about future developments and current conditions for the city from...

Photo by Lana Larson Members of the community gathered to listen to the acoustic music trio, Trillium-239
  Harmonious with the Leavenworth Library’s September theme of celebrating the community, the acoustic trio Trillium-239 visited the library on September 27 at 6:30 to bring an hour of sharing folk songs and stories about the Northwest. With the help of a banjo, strong vocals and an attentive...
  After residents see-sawed back and forth over the possibility of a new tourist attracting addition to the quaint village, the city of Leavenworth was notified on Sept. 19 that the both dreaded and celebrated proposed Adventure Park had withdrawn their Conditional Use Permit application. ...

File photo Leavenworth pool up for levy vote again following narrow failure.
  Locals flock to the watering hole, Leavenworth Community Pool, to learn how to perfect their backstroke, let the little ones splash near and slide down the familiar frog and dive into the deep end to escape the sometimes, unforgiving heat.  With lifeguards, classes, water aerobics open to the...
  The month of October is often aligned with all things spooky and orange. It’s 31 days of pretending pumpkin carving is fun and isn’t actually a frustrating, messy process. It’s 31 days of taking a stance on the polarizing subject of whether candy corn is tasty or not. And it’s 30 days of tweaking...

Photo by Kalie Drago Elmer Larsen, Autumn Leaf Grand Marshal, smiles in front of his hand carved Santas.
  A veteran member of Leavenworth government and a well known figure amongst Leavenworth locals, Elmer Larsen has been chosen as this year’s Autumn Leaf Festival’s Grand Marshal for the parade. It’s only fitting that an established and familiar member of the community would get this position in a...

Kids listen intently during story time inside the fish tent
  Packs of elementary students streamed in for the Salmon Festival’s School Days on September 20 and September 21. Salmon Festival hosts the children in an attempt to harness in their attention to the wildlife that surrounds them while simultaneously making the event fun oriented.  The Get Out of...

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