Wings ’n Wishes celebrates the holiday season

Scenes from the 2018 Wings ‘n Wishes Christmas celebration held Dec. 6 at East Wenatchee City Hall. All photos by Empire Press Correspondent Darlene Paterson   Two reindeer graze near East Wenatchee City Hall. (Empire Press photo/Darlene Paterson) Volunteers prepare to serve s’mores. (Empire Press photo/Darlene Paterson)
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Douglas County firefighters graduate from academy

NORTH BEND — Five Douglas County Fire District 2 firefighters graduated Nov. 2 from the Washington State Firefighter Recruit Academy in North Bend. Tyler Bertram, Jason Koster, Michael Lundgren and James Workman were recently selected to the department’s college-based resident firefighter program and Tanner Brender is a current Rock Island resident firefighter. The recruits learned fire...
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Wings ’n Wishes attracts hundreds

A large crowd gathered at East Wenatchee City Hall on Dec. 6 to usher in the Christmas season at the annual Wings 'n Wishes holiday event. Cold temperatures did not hinder parents, children and community members as they waited for Santa.
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East Wenatchee Planning Commission seeks two members

EAST WENATCHEE — The city of East Wenatchee is looking to fill two vacancies on the city’s Planning Commission. Any adult residing in the city of East Wenatchee or in Douglas County within three miles of the city limits is eligible. These are volunteer positions with no compensation. The positions are for a two-year term and the appointments are made by the mayor. To obtain an application,...
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Wings ‘n Wishes event on Dec. 6

EAST WENATCHEE — Numerica Credit Union’s Wings ‘n Wishes holiday event will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at East Wenatchee City Hall, 271 9th St. N.E. Activities will include a Christmas tree lighting and the arrival of Santa on a fire truck, who will be available for free pictures. Refreshments will be served and a holiday music program will take place. Live reindeer will also be on...
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Blood drives scheduled in December

WENATCHEE — The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season. The following area blood drives are scheduled: Dec. 7: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Community Center, 504 S. Chelan Ave., Wenatchee Dec. 17: 1 to 7 p.m., Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 1315 8th St. N.E., East...
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Marlin Handbell Ringers to perform Dec. 11

EAST WENATCHEE — The Marlin Handbell Ringers will perform a holiday concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at Eastmont Baptist Church, 400 S. Kentucky Ave. The concert will feature traditional and fun songs for all ages, and the bell ringers will discuss various selections. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and to ring a bell or chime. Refreshments will follow the...
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Pictorial Past | Christmas Seal campaign begins

Posters publicizing the 1964 Christmas Seal campaign were placed in several Douglas County businesses in late November that year. Tanda Junior High Camp Fire members from East Wenatchee presented a poster to Doug Harper, manager of Douglas County Bank, for display. The girls were, from left, Judy Artley, Pam Pace, Margie Flaherty and Jan Carpenter. Harper was also treasurer of the Douglas County...
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Sign up for basketball, dodgeball leagues

EAST WENATCHEE — Registration is now underway for Eastmont Parks & Recreation’s adult basketball and dodgeball leagues. For basketball, men’s competitive and recreational divisions will play mostly Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays. Games will be played at Eastmont Junior High School and Clovis Point Intermediate School. The fee is $500 per team and registration deadline is Dec. 7. There...
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Festival royalty meetings on Nov. 27

WENATCHEE — Do you want to be a part of the Apple Blossom Festival royalty experience? Mandatory meetings for girls interested in being a member of the festival’s 2019 royalty will be Nov. 27. The meetings will be held at noon, 4 and 6 p.m. at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Senior girls interested in being on the royal court and at least one parent or guardian are required to attend one of...
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