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In The Words of Wenatchee – A call For Submissions

I am not native to the Wenatchee Valley. I moved here Nov. 2016 without ever having stepped foot in Washington State. In my relatively short amount of time in the area, I’ve noticed something quite profound that I haven’t seen so readily elsewhere. This area is teeming with creative minds; but I’ve also noticed how unheard many of these unique voices are. I’ve met writers who never publish and poets…

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Explore, Family Time in Wenatchee, Tourism

Five Favorite Winter Activities

Five Favorite Winter Activities The recreational opportunities in the Wenatchee Valley are so extensive that it’s sometimes tough to decide what activity to pursue on any given day. What a great problem to have, right? If I’m looking for something new to try or somewhere new to explore, I head to the guidebooks on the WenatcheeOutdoors website. There, I can do some quick searches sorting by activity, rough location, and…

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Tourism, Wine in Wenatchee

Cabernet Sauvignon king of Washington Wine

The king of Washington wine is, unabashedly, Cabernet Sauvignon. The state’s most famous wines are Cabernet Sauvignon, and now it’s the state’s most-planted variety and annually the biggest crop. Last year along, winemakers brought in more than 70,000 tons of Cab grapes alone. That’s more than every single grape combined in the state as recently as 2008. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, of course, is driving new plantings each year and alone bottles…

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Family Time in Wenatchee

Local Holiday Tradition shared

As soon as Thanksgiving passes (but not a minute sooner) I'm ready to turn my holiday cheer up to ten. This involves lugging our two red and green totes full of decorations up from the basement, several trips to the local craft store for more unnecessary holiday kitsch, and a trip to Hog Hollow Farm for our fresh-cut family Christmas tree. This trip to the tree farm is a relatively…

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Living Wenatchee

Taste Local Flavors of the Valley thru out Winter

The Wenatchee valley and surrounding region is rich with agricultural and culinary goodness year 'round.  Just ask some local restaurant chefs, wineries, breweries, and other specialty foods and beverages made here in the valley who rely on local resources to make their product taste fresh and unique at all times.  This is what keeps the customers coming back.  The talented Chefs of a few local restaurants I've talked to, actively…

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Family Time in Wenatchee

“Ready, Set, Run!” –Meet your girlfriends on the Loop

By the time October rolls around, many moms are finally feeling settled in a back-to-school routine. Some are four weeks deep into mimosas and book club while others have adopted a new routine that revolves around the schedules of their non-school-aged littles. No matter which camp you fall into, adopting a habit that supports your fitness goals while providing you the opportunity to get your gab on in the fresh…

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Living Wenatchee

Twill Denim Lounge; 6 Fall Denim Trends to Fit Your Lifestyle

"Every woman deserves to find the perfect pair of jeans". - Twill Denim is a lifestyle, a statement, a loyal friend, and a wardrobe staple.  Denim is as American as apple pie, and we cannot live without it.  (Well, at least some of us can't).   Anything goes these days it seems in fashion, and the same goes for your jeans.   A good pair of jeans can last many…

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Living Wenatchee

Wenatchee has a new tasting room!

Wenatchee has a new tasting room! Belly up to the reclaimed wood bar, taste local wines/beer/cider, enjoy the bustling downtown view and learn all there is to know about the Wenatchee area at the NEW Wenatchee Chamber of Commerce showroom in downtown Wenatchee, corner of Second Street and Wenatchee Ave.  Drawing inspiration from the regions agricultural and industrial history, their new space is a spacious wine bar, information center, conference…

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Wine in Wenatchee

So Much Wine, So Little Time

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Wenatchee Wine and Food Festival at Town Toyota Center, and my head is still spinning (from the variety, not the wine, really). The folks at Foothills Magazine who produced the event brought in an amazing volume of award-winning wines that if you didn’t know better, would make you think you were smack dab in the middle of wine country. While guests…

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Family Time in Wenatchee

Eating out with Littles

Whether you're in town for big brother's soccer tournament or a local just figuring out how to navigate the food scene with a little one, it's always nice to get an inside scoop on where to take young ones out to eat with minimal stress. Below are a few of my tried-and-true spots in the Wenatchee Valley where my family of three has enjoyed a meal from start to finish…

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