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Roots of Abundance: pear orcharding in Leavenworth faces an uncertain future

LEAVENWORTH – Most think of Leavenworth as a Bavarian-themed village nestled in scenic beauty with a lively festival and outdoor culture. Yet, for generations, another equally compelling way of …

LEAVENWORTH – Growing pears in Leavenworth began as a modest agricultural pursuit in the late 1800s. Soon, though, it blossomed into a thriving industry, drawing in not just the fruits of the …

Roots of abundance: A journey through Leavenworth’s Pear Industry

LEAVENWORTH – In the Odyssey, Homer describes the pears that Odysseus admires in the garden of Alcinous, King of the Phaeacians, as one of the ‘gifts of the gods.’ The noble tradition of pear cultivation began in Leavenworth in the late 19th century and continues to this day.

Pizza on the move: Caravan Woodfired Pizza bakes artisanal pies anywhere and everywhere

LEAVENWORTH – For Caravan Woodfired Pizza, fresh, artisanal pizza is available wherever, and whenever, with its pizza oven on wheels. “It is a relatively simple business. You pull up …

“Greater Lake Wenatchee Area History'' author to debut historical memoir

CASHMERE – Local historian and author Rolland “Rollie” Schmitten will be debuting his latest book, “A Cashmere Kid,” during Founder’s Day Weekend at the Cashmere …

LEAVENWORTH—For Bavarian Bagel Co., a new bagel company based in Leavenworth, no storefront is no problem for getting the word out about its delicious hand-rolled, boiled bagels. The bagel …

The Cheesemonger’s Shop owner to open Italian sandwich shop

LEAVENWORTH –  The Cheesemonger’s Shop owner John Pistoresi is set to open Pesto’s La Panineria, a new Italian sandwich shop, in the former location of Viadolce Gelato, this …

Library outreach brings hope to incarcerated youth

WENATCHEE—For Wenatchee Public Library employees Chelsea Evans and Molly Schuringa, outreach with youth at the Chelan County Juvenile Detention Center is one of their favorite parts of their …

Descendants of Leavenworth’s first doctor revisit past

LEAVENWORTH — The Greater Leavenworth Museum welcomed over 70 descendants of Leavenworth’s first doctor and second mayor, Doctor George Washington (G.W.) Hoxsey, over Memorial Day …

Photography Gallery to host grand opening

LEAVENWORTH – Peter James Photography will hold a grand opening for the new downtown Leavenworth gallery on June 6. The gallery showcases photography from all over Washington state, …

From Belize to Bavaria: Global entrepreneurs open homemade pretzel shop in Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH – When Beth and Kevin Spiegel opened Bites –Leavenworth, a new, fresh-made pretzel shop on Commercial Street, they did so with a March Madness-style dip tournament.  …

“Unsettled” returns for final season

LEAVENWORTH—Dangerous Women will present its third and final season of “Unsettled” on May 18 and 19 at the Snowy Owl Theater.  “This is the year to see …

Visiting Artist series closes with a celebration of Mexican music and art

LEAVENWORTH – Icicle Creek Center for the Arts (ICCA) will be wrapping up its 2023-2024 Visiting Artist series with a night celebrating Mexican music and arts on May 12. “The evening …

Icicle Bicycle Club enters spring season with focus

LEAVENWORTH – Icicle Bicycle Club kicked off the season with its first race in Spokane on Apr. 14. This year, the team is ramping up its training with a greater focus on racing.  …

Leavenworth Art Haus celebrates one year of art and creativity

LEAVENWORTH – On Apr. 1, the Leavenworth Art Haus celebrated its first year of operation, offering a space and supplies for all ages and abilities to decorate and create.  “This …

Roller Skating Every Wednesday at the Leavenworth Festhalle

LEAVENWORTH - On Wednesday nights from January to April, the Leavenworth Festhalle comes alive with a burst of swirling activity; it’s the weekly skate night. Outside it might be cold, dark and …

Icicle Creek Center for the Arts presents ‘Into the Woods’

LEAVENWORTH – Icicle Creek Center for the Arts is gearing up for its second live theater production of the season, featuring Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods." "Into the Woods" weaves …

Leavenworth seniors stay strong and steady with Otago exercise program

LEAVENWORTH—Twice a week, the Senior Center turns into an exercise space for adults over 50 to improve their balance and strength. The workout routine is called the Otago Exercise Program, a …

Women's Service League hosts annual prom dress giveaway

WENATCHEE – This weekend, area teens, regardless of income, will have the chance to pick out the prom dress of their dreams for free, thanks to the Women's Service League of North Central …

After-school LEGO program teaches robotics through play

LEAVENWORTH – Between the bookshelves of Icicle River Middle School, Maggie, Micah and Eero, ages 9 to 12 years old, are coding a robot they built to scoop up LEGO pieces, one by one, so that …

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