Letter to the Editor | Holiday thank you

The Waterville Main Street Association would like to thank all who contributed in one way or another to the success of the annual lighting of our town’s Christmas tree. They include the Waterville branch of North Cascades Bank, Lori Leming, Michael Davies, the Proclaiming Brass, Pioneer Park Deli, A & G Brothers Construction, Knemeyers, the Federated Church and the Town of...
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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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When life isn’t a bummer — not really

It's such a bummer when on a normal day when you have nothing else planned you get a phone call from your daughter asking if you can babysit your granddaughter for an hour or two.
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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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Fun run includes annual toy drive

WENATCHEE — Worx Gym will sponsor a 5K Ugly Christmas Sweater Run/Walk at 10 a.m. Dec. 15 beginning at Pybus Public Market. Participation is free with a $15 cash donation or a new toy of the same value for the Les Schwab Community Toy Drive. Pictures will be available with Santa. For more information, contact Katie High at 663-4965 or 884-4965, or email katieh@yourworkoutrx.com.
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Masonic Lodge to host free Christmas dinner

WENATCHEE — Riverside-Jett Masonic Lodge No. 112 will host its annual Robert Dickson Memorial Christmas Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Wenatchee Masonic Center, 811 N. Chelan Ave. The dinner is free and open to the public. The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade dressing, a vegetable and dessert. The dinner is in memory of Past Master Robert Dickson who...
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Holiday movies at the PAC

WENATCHEE — The Numerica Performing Arts Center will present a trio of classic holiday films for its “Movies on the Big Screen” series in December. First up is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” on Dec 16. The 1946 movie tells the story of an angel sent from heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never...
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