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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 …

Festhalle Walking Program promotes community and health

LEAVENWORTH—While the rest of downtown may be quiet on a weekday morning in late winter, the Leavenworth Festhalle is buzzing with 60s music, footsteps, and chatter.  From January …

Leavenworth volunteers bolster library and literacy with passion and projects

LEAVENWORTH – The Leavenworth Friends of the Library is an active group of volunteer community members who work to support, promote, and enhance the resources of the Leavenworth Library. …

Prey’s Fruit Barn to expand offerings with coffee bar and fiber arts space

LEAVENWORTH – For over 40 years, Prey’s Fruit Barn has done what it was zoned to do: grow and sell fruit. Yet, the year-round fruit stand has much more to offer in terms of goods, with …

Alphorn Beginner’s Circle is a lesson in listening

LEAVENWORTH – On Mar. 23, participants of all ages can attend the Alphorn Beginner’s Circle, sponsored by the Leavenworth Alphorn Association. Beginners will learn and practice the basics …

Leavenworth Library hires new branch librarian

LEAVENWORTH—NCW Libraries hired Hannah Kwon as Leavenworth’s newest Branch Librarian, following Amy Massey's retirement earlier this year. Kwon hopes to continue growing the …

Local effort to support West African orphanage gains momentum

LEAVENWORTH - Blessing is a four-year-old Sierra Leonean from the country’s largest city and capital, Freetown. With a cherub-shaped face and sweet disposition, she laughs unabashedly while …

Linda Bradshaw named 2024 Royal Lady of the Autumn Leaves

LEAVENWORTH – Linda Bradshaw was officially revealed as the 2024 Royal Lady of the Autumn Leaves during the traditional Royal Lady Gala on Mar. 5. The anointed Royal Lady has a busy year ahead …

Leavenworth Speech-Language Pathologist provides in-home therapy for better quality of life

LEAVENWORTH – Allison Mattucci, M.S., CCC-SLP, is providing in-home speech, language, cognitive and swallow therapy for adults through her new business, Alpine Speech Solutions. Mattucci …

Cascade Mobile Clinic meets patients in their communities

LEAVENWORTH – For just over a year, Cascade Medical has been working outside its traditional brick-and-mortar, bringing the clinic to patients by way of wheels. The Cascade Mobile Clinic stations itself in Plain or Peshastin every Tuesday, so patients don’t have to make the trip to downtown Leavenworth.

Young athletes in Leavenworth find joy and skills on the basketball court

LEAVENWORTH - On a recent Tuesday afternoon in the Peshastin Dryden Elementary gym, volunteer coach and dad, Nate Melody, and ten first and second-grade girls had a pretty smooth routine down for …

Leavenworth’s Carolyn Phillips wins at National Master Skier Championship

LEAVENWORTH - Carolyn Phillips has racked up many podium finishes over her long racing career—in skiing and previously also in crew and triathlons—but this year is significant. Phillips …

Small Change, secondhand art supply shop in Cashmere, nears grand opening

CASHMERE – Small Change is one of the newest additions to Side Street Cashmere, selling secondhand art supplies and craft materials for every imagination. The store hosted a soft opening on …

Building a composting business starts with community

CASHMERE - Winton Manufacturing Compost Works is a community-powered endeavor that, in just over a year, has prevented nearly 2 million pounds of waste from going to landfills.

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