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State Senator Brad Hawkins, who has been serving District 12 as a senator since 2017 and was re-elected in 2020, has been enjoying a summer in the Wenatchee Valley with his family. Hawkins first served in state government in the Washington State House of Representatives from 2013 to 2017. Hawkins...

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Gene Parker was in Leavenworth for his 60th high school reunion last weekend and dropped by Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery to see if any of his original artwork was still here after 60 years. “Well” he laughed, “not exactly what you’d call art.  But around 1962 I painted the numbers on the...
The Upper Valley Christian School in Leavenworth hosted a school-wide expo on May 20th that show-cased work done by students Pre K through high school during spring quarter. A large number of parents and friends were on hand to enjoy exhibits featuring historical figures, countries, robotics, art,...
Cashmere- Kick start your bluegrass summer with the Annual Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival (WRBF), June 17th, 18th and 19th, featuring superstar bluegrass bands that will put the kick in your bluegrass start.  The extraordinary line up goes like this…. Appalachian Roadshow, "seeks to honor the...

Photo by Pamela Nelle. Empty Bowls Committee, soup donors and volunteers gather for a group photo.
Over 200 people gathered on May 19 to enjoy an outdoor Soup Supper in support of Upper Valley Empty Bowls and the Community Cupboard food bank. The Soup Supper marked the return to the much-loved UV Empty Bowls event, which has been on hold for the past two years. Despite COVID uncertainty early in...
Discover the region’s foremothers when pioneer and Indigenous women gather on stage to explore the settling of Central Washington. Three years in the making, Unsettled begins in the 1800’s and blazes a trail between past and present with a wide variety of original art forms presented by creative,...

Submitted photo. Andy and Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Manager Mat Maxey after the installation of a new Friends of Northwest Hatcheries donation structure this month.
For many non-profits, the past two years have been difficult. But for Friends of Northwest Hatcheries (FNH), it was a time for positive growth and change. That’s thanks to President Andy Jaynes, who received an award May 9 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for outstanding service. He'd be...
Mother’s Day 5k run/walk was on May 8 and started at the Leavenworth gazebo where the participants ran or walked on town roads and trails. The event is co-hosted by the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce and Cascade Medical Foundation. All proceeds go toward CMF’s campaign for e-bikes to be used by...

Photo by Camille Duckworth. 2022 Rake the Spring Twigs group photo.
More than sixty-five volunteers, including five members of The Saddle Rockers, a local bluegrass band, participated in the Old Leavenworth North Road Cemetery’s ‘Rake the Spring Twigs’ Community Event on Saturday, April 30. This large number of volunteers shattered the previous record of twelve.  
Members of the community who visited the Community Cupboard on a very rainy day were treated to samples to taste fresh fried lemon-pepper fish and coleslaw made by Josh Peterson, food specialist for Chelan-Douglas Community Action council Those who stopped by are pictured from left are Jeff...

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