Monday, July 22, 2024



New Affordable Housing Community Dedication

The Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee, in collaboration with the Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing, is set to mark a significant milestone with the dedication ceremony and open house of Garten Haus Apartments, located at 1300 Commercial St. in Leavenworth. The event is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Sept. 26.

Garten Haus Apartments, a newly constructed and renovated 40-unit affordable housing community, is designed to cater to low-income seniors and disabled individuals. This development received funding from a consortium of organizations, including the Washington State Department of Commerce, the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, Centennial Mortgage, Enterprise Community Partners, and the US Department of Housing & Redevelopment.

According to Alicia McRae, the Executive Director of the Housing Authority, all interested parties are invited to attend. Guests can look forward to refreshments and guided tours of the apartment units as part of the celebration.

Leavenworth Mayoral Forum at WRI

In a bid to foster community engagement and connect Leavenworth residents, the Wenatchee Research Institute (WRI) is gearing up to host a pivotal event - the Leavenworth Mayoral Forum.

Scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., this forum aims to shed light on how the two mayoral candidates plan to address crucial issues in Leavenworth while aligning with WRI's mission.

WRI, a stalwart in fostering connections within the community, welcomes all to this event, underscoring its commitment to inclusivity and community involvement.

As part of the lead-up to the event, community members are encouraged to participate actively by submitting questions for the candidates. These questions should revolve around topics that are central to WRI's mission, encompassing areas such as climate change, fire management, tourism economics, watershed preservation, housing, education, leadership principles, and wildlife conservation.

The deadline for submitting questions is Sunday, Oct. 8, at 11:59 p.m. Questions can be submitted using the form at

The Leavenworth Mayoral Forum at WRI promises to be an informative and community-driven event, highlighting the intersection of local politics and the values that underpin WRI's mission.

For more information about this event, please visit WRI's website at

Leavenworth Library to Host Art Show Honoring Heidi Swoboda

The Leavenworth Library is set to host an inspiring art show dedicated to Heidi Swoboda, a prominent Leavenworth Professional Photographer, from Sept. 26 to Nov. 3 in the enchanting Fireside Room.

This captivating exhibition presents a harmonious blend of artistry and literature, curated in collaboration with the NCW Libraries System. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves fully in the essence of each artwork by exploring suggested complementary literature.

Heidi Swoboda's creations, primarily in the form of giclee with acrylic finish, showcase her remarkable talent. Her artwork is a testament to her deep connection with the beauty of our natural world and the profound moments and relationships that enrich our lives.

The show promises to be a unique experience, offering a glimpse into Heidi's distinctive artistic techniques and her passion for celebrating the wonders of our environment.

Leavenworth Women's Exchange Monthly Luncheon Spotlights Glassblowing Artistry

The Leavenworth Women’s Exchange monthly luncheon meeting will be held on Wednesday Oct. 11 at 12:00 pm at the Icicle Inn Restaurant, 505 Highway 2, Leavenworth. The cost is $26.50 per person. Lunch buffet, beverage, tax and gratuity are included.

Craig Sorensen, of Bolder Bend Glassworks in Peshastin, will discuss the glassblowing process and how he and Jori Delvo create their handmade glassworks. Check or cash to LWE only. Since this is a catered event, any cancelations after 10-5-23 will be responsible for the cost of the lunch. To make your reservation, please contact Claire Burlingame at 548-7142 by Thursday Oct. 5.

City Council Candidates Forum October 5

A forum for the candidates for the Leavenworth City Council will be held at the Cascade High School Auditorium on Oct. 5. The event will run from 6  to 7:30 p.m. Candidates will be asked to answer questions on a range of important issues facing the City. Bob Bugert, former County Commissioner and Leavenworth resident, will moderate the event. All are welcome!



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