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Blakely Browne at the Community Cupboard
Submitted by Upper Valley MEND 2020 will be remembered for many things, among them that this was the year the Community Harvest gleaning program broke all the records. Community Harvest gleaning coordinator Blakely Browne and AmeriCorp Summer Associate Claire Seaman have led their band of...
The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded a $50,000 endowment grant to Upper Valley MEND. The grant establishes an endowment fund at the foundation to provide for long-term sustainability by dispersing a portion of the fund annually while the principal is invested for growth. Through investment...
Submitted by Andrew Canning Director | Marketing & Communications Public Information Officer  Confluence Health     As of early September, we have gone through a peak of disease in April and early May, a reduction in late May and June, and a second increase in July and August...
Providing an adequate supply of clean drinking water continues to be available to local residents has been on the minds of Leavenworth city council members for the past several months. It is an issue that goes far beyond the city limits. The Leavenworth Water District covers most of the valley...
Healthcare delivered to your neighborhood, near your school or place of work, from Peshastin to Dryden, from Merritt to Plain… With convenient hours of operation and bilingual staff… Vital services including general wellness, mental health, chronic care, x-rays, lab and social services. These are...
The Washington Department of Commerce announced an award of $1.64M for the Bavarian Village Apartments in Leavenworth. The funds come from the State’s Housing Trust Fund and it benefits seven affordable housing projects in rural communities in Washington. We are pleased that the City of Leavenworth...

Photo by Carol Forhan Church Leaders break ground on new facility in Peshastin
Saturday, August 29, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church broke ground during a dedication ceremony in Peshastin. The event marks the beginning of a project that has been in the works for decades. The new location will result in the combination of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in...

With the Fair closed this year as a result of COVID, young people will not be able to show their animals. Cashmere FFA has worked out a program to allow students to show and sell their animals through a "virtual" auction. Support our youth and log onto the Chelan County Fair website. To see all of the Cashmere FFA students who will be showing their animals check out our E-Edition.
Submitted by Rusty Finch Cashmere FFA and 4-H members spent last week washing, weighing and filming their animals for the virtual show that will take place September 10th and 11th. Official judges will view and rank the animals just like they have in years past. The ranking will create an Online...

Zariyat Hossain is a high school Sophomore at Highlands Ranch High School located in Colorado. He has participated in many clubs such as, Ski Club, Soccer Club, Intermural Basketball, and Intermural Volleyball. Zariyat has been a part of athletic teams ranging from Summer Basketball to High school soccer to club soccer. He has interned at M2 Traffic Management LLC, a data analysis and analytics company. Zariyat was elected as a member of student government for senate to help make decisions for the school. During Zariyat’s freshman year, he was nominated for the national leadership forum of medicine. As he goes into the rest of his education, he plans to be a Physician. You can find his complete study in our Special Sections at the bottom of the home page.
Last week a young man sent me a study he had conducted on the impact of remote learning on high school students. This young man is a sophomore at Highlands Ranch High School in Colorado. He was previously in the Puyallup School District here in Washington. Zariyat Hossain, used the power of the...
Mayor Carl Florea made affordable housing a major focus of his campaign for mayor. When questioned about what that meant to him, he described it as “workforce housing.” In other words, he said we need to insure the people who work here could also afford to live here. Last week we had a story about...

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