Orondo welcomes Santa

Community spirit was alive and well in Orondo on Dec. 9 when about 80 area residents gathered at the Douglas County Fire District 4 station for the fire district's annual Santa open house.
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Making a Home in Douglas County

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent This is the fourth in a series of articles about people who have come to Douglas County from places near and far and have thrived here. Some came through marriage, some have retired here and some are young couples who have found this to be their place of choice for raising children. All have become active in the life of the community and have come to...
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Wings ’n Wishes celebration

Numerica Credit Union's annual Wings ’n Wishes Christmas tree lighting celebration was held Dec. 7 at East Wenatchee City Hall. The event provided a night of fun and excitement for all.
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Santa Breakfast a fun time

Waterville Preschool held its annual Breakfast with Santa event Dec. 3 at the NCW Fairgrounds Community Hall. The holiday fundraising event has been held every December for almost 20 years.
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Federated Church holds bazaar

For generations, the Waterville Federated Church Women’s Guild has hosted the church's annual Christmas bazaar. This year’s bazaar was held Dec. 2.
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Christmas comes to Mansfield

The Mansfield Chamber sponsored its annual Christmas market and tree lighting Dec. 2. The two events were enjoyed by the entire community — young and old.
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Waterville lights on for holidays

A good-sized crowd gathered at the North Cascades Bank parking lot in Waterville Nov. 30 to welcome the Christmas season with music, food, friendship and lights.
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Orr offers garden gift ideas

Master Gardener Bonnie Orr returned to the Waterville Library Nov. 16 for a program on "Gifts from the Garden." The presentation was sponsored by the Friends of the Waterville Library.
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Veterans celebrate their holiday

Veterans and their families gathered Nov. 11 at the Coyote Pass Café for a free meal of pot roast, vegetables, coleslaw, dinner rolls and dessert.
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Girl Scout members are honored

Five girls from Girl Scout Troop 1326, led by Amber Zones of Waterville, recently celebrated their bridging ceremony which enters them into the next level of Girl Scouts.
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