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Dr. Virginia Emery, Founder and CEO of Beta Hatch, (in red) along with her staff and guests cuts the ribbon of the insect farm's grand opening in Cashmere.
Beta Hatch, a unique insect farming operation in Cashmere, celebrated its official grand opening in June Beta Hatch Founder and CEO, Virginia Emery, and Governor Jay Inslee, both spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony highlighting the innovative and sustainable methods utilized by the new...
Gladyce Lenore (Rappana) Aunan July 9, 1934- June 22, 2022 Gladyce L. Aunan, 87 years, a resident of Leavenworth for 40 years, died on June 22, 2022, in Yakima, WA.  She was born Gladyce Lenore Rappana in Duluth, Minnesota, on July 9, 1934, of parents Gladys and Archie Rappana. She graduated from...
Royal Lady Sharon Waters waves to the Cashmere Crowd during the Founders’ Days parade in Cashmere on Saturday, June 25. The float was awarded a plaque by the current Cashmere Royalty.  Unlike years past the weather was a balmy 89 degrees. The Bavarian dressed walker is Ron Hassinger and the driver...

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Thomas Lin, owner of property behind Safeway, proposed that the city build an indoor pool on his land during the June 14 city council meeting, which he attended virtually. Lin previously sold some of his property to Weidner Apartment Homes, the company which manages the apartments behind Safeway ...

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Olympia-Sen. Brad Hawkins is being recognized for his efforts to help Washington small businesses.  The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) announced that the 12th District senator has earned the organization’s Guardian of Small Business award.NFIB Washington State Director Patrick...

Robin Moser (L) and Claire Seaman (R), former AmeriCorps volunteer for the gleaning program, show off the produce they gleaned for the gleaning program.
Upper Valley MEND’s gleaning program, where community members can help UV MEND employees gather excess produce from farms that will be donated to the foodbank, is up and running for the summer. UV MEND gleans several times a week and welcomes volunteers of all types for any amount that they are...

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Zachary Miller, Plain resident, and school board member, dropped out of the Chelan County commissioner race on June 22 due to exhaustion and a recent health scare. Announcing his withdrawal on Instagram, Miller wrote, “Well friends, after much prayer and conversation with my family and doctor, I...
As summer officially begins and people gather for holiday celebrations, the American Red Cross reminds communities that patients are counting now on the generosity of blood and platelet donors, especially around the Fourth of July. The Red Cross sees about a 21% decline in blood and platelet ...

Photo courtesy of P2X Studio. Cascade Medical Golf fundraiser Golfers Candace and Jay Hansen and Lonnie and Linda Wolf enjoy a good time at the 19th Annual Marson and Marson Cascade Golf Classic, a fundraiser for Cascade Medical Foundation held at Kahler Mountain Club. This year’s event was a huge success with 117 golfers, over 80 sponsors, over 40 volunteers and net proceeds close to $45,000. Money raised will go to purchase cardiac monitors and the just-now-purchased e-bikes for the EMS crew at Cascade Medical.
     

The human body is placed into a vessel for approximately thirty days, and covered with alfalfa, sawdust, straw and sometimes wildflowers. This process gently transforms human remains into rich, fertile soil.
Discussing and preparing for our own final death arrangements, or for those of our loved ones, is a psychological struggle for most. Traditional funeral practices are often seen as unsustainable, wasteful, and polluting in protecting our future. And in our eco-conscious world many choose the final...

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