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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, …

Happy Fudge reopens: a labor of love honoring a legacy

LEAVENWORTH – For owner Jason Stewart and Manager Melissa Wike, reopening Happy Fudge, once Happy Happy Fudge, was not a money-making pursuit, but a way to preserve the legacy of one of their …

Local carver creates masterpiece in downtown Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH –  On the corner of 10th and Commercial, a chainsaw buzzes while sawdust flies, as a dead, hazardous tree fated to be cut down by order of the city gets transformed into a work …

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 …

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 …

Jennifer Graybeal, renowned elementary teacher, retires in 2024

LEAVENWORTH - In less than an hour, teacher Jennifer Graybeal guides a class of kindergarteners through five math activities in a way that engages each child where they’re at, encourages effort …

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. …

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