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Photo by Joe Nilles From left to right Dorothy Nilles, Conrad Delury, Anita Wilkie
Leavenworth Lions Club, a part of Lions Club International, strives to serve those in need. We have established a GoFundMe to help us continue our good works. We are recognizing World Diabetes Day, Nov. 14, as a way to educate and raise awareness about diabetes, one of our global causes, along with...

Bavarian Lodge employee Andy Stanich delivers milk and food donated by the Boyd family to Laurie Peak at the Community Cupboard.
When Mr. Rodgers was a child his mother comforted him during times of disaster by telling him to “Look for the helpers. You can always find people who are helping.” In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the helpers in the Upper Valley have been pouring their care and support out through Upper Valley...
  Leavenworth, Wash. - The Icicle Fund has awarded $183,308 in grants to 18 nonprofits through its Creek and River Grant programs.  The Fund values projects and initiatives that foster a collaborative atmosphere, connect people to place, and are aligned with the Icicle Fund mission to support art,...

Rollie Schmitten with his new book on the history of Lake Wenatchee
Native son of the upper valley, Roland A. Schmitten has just published a new book. Lake Wenatchee Early History. As a great grandson, Schmitten represents the fourth generation of the Schmitten Lumber Company family. He is a graduate of Cashmere High School and Washington State University with a...
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...

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