Harmony Chapter awards 50-year pin to Gerri Hawkins

  By Eileen Bone Harmony Chapter No. 56, Order of the Eastern Star, celebrated 50 years of membership for Sister Gerri Hawkins on Oct. 18. Members gathered at the home of Eldon and Gerri in Waterville to present Gerri with her 50-year pin and certificate. Gerri’s family, including daughter Julie Rooney, who is also a member of Harmony Chapter, and her daughters Emily and Jane Rooney, as...
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IRIS Success Summit builds community around regional achievements

“If you think you can, you often do,” one participant at the NCW Community Success Summit held Nov. 15 in Pateros noted. While she was referring to ways in which young people can step into leadership roles, her words seemed equally relevant to the 130 people from across the region who gathered in the Pateros school gym to share successes and reaffirm the importance of community. The...
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Blood drive in Waterville on Dec. 20

WATERVILLE — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at the NCW Fairgrounds in Waterville. The Red Cross is in critical need of life-saving blood during the holiday season. Donors are encouraged to use the Red Cross RapidPass process to start the process online before scheduling an appointment or planning a walk-in donation. To schedule an appointment or for more...
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Council receives recommendation to extend building moratorium

The Waterville Town Council heard a recommendation for extending the town’s current building moratorium for six more months at its Dec. 3 regular meeting.
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Music Theatre to present ‘Newsies’

WENATCHEE — Music Theatre of Wenatchee’s Apple Blossom Festival production of “Newsies” will open May 1 for a nine-performance run at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. “Newsies” will be presented for the 100th anniversary of the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival. The Disney musical, set in turn-of-the-century New York City is packed with non-stop thrills...
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Workgroup meeting for stewardship program on Dec. 17

WATERVILLE — A workgroup meeting for the Douglas County Voluntary Stewardship Program will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Dec. 17 in the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service/Farm Service Agency conference room, 203 E. Locust St. in Waterville. For more information, call Aaron Rosenblum at 423-5990.
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Local duo to perform at Pybus

WENATCHEE — Albert Rookard and Kelly Norland will perform for the Friday Night Music event from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at Pybus Market. The duo have a high energy, easy listening style with a diverse song list that spans from the 1960s to present. For more information, visit pybuspublicmarket.org.
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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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Christmas with the Columbia Chorale

WENATCHEE — The Columbia Chorale will celebrate the season with “Christmas Around the World,” a special evening of holiday music at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Experience the season from four different continents with the sounds of Christmas in Europe, Africa, South America, and North America. The Columbia Vocal Ensemble will also perform. Tickets are...
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Las Posadas observance at the PAC

WENATCHEE — Las Posadas, a Mexican holiday tradition, will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Las Posadas (translated in English as “the inns”), is a nine-day observance based on the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph and their search of a safe place, or “inn,” to stay before the birth of Jesus. From December 16-24 each year, friends, families and...
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