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Rotten Apple Will Debut Its Year-Round Comedy Show At The Red Lion Hotel

Rotten Apple is proud to debut its year-round “Comedy @ The Grizzly” stand-up series at The Red Lion Hotel in Wenatchee. Fresh off its successful comedy series at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan, which features the best stand-ups from Netflix, Comedy Central and HBO, the launch will take place on March 15, 2019 at 7:30pm. Headlining the first event is the TV Fameless Tour, which features comedians seen on America’s Got…

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Tourism

NCW Insider app launches to support Shop Local efforts and regional tourism in Chelan, Douglas and Okanagan Counties

Today, the North Central Washington Economic Development District (NCWEDD) announced it is the exclusive provider of the 468 Insider platform across Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties. To support Shop Local initiatives and tourism, the 468 Insider platform from 468 Communications allows municipalities and other organizations to maintain branded mobile apps that reward users for visiting places in the community. The NCWEDD will demonstrate the NCW 468 Insider platform at the…

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Community, Tourism, Wine in Wenatchee

Pybus Bistro at Pybus Public Market, Delicious!

If you’re looking for a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Dinner, consider Pybus Bistro in Pybus Market. Pybus Bistro specializes in simple, wholesome rustic French fare that warms your heart and your stomach.             For Valentine’s Day, the Bistro is offering a prix fixe menu, which includes: Amuse bouche – a small bite to start the meal 2 choices of appetizers Soup or salad Choice of…

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Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

New Christmas Day Dinner Tradition

When Lin Yang moved to Wenatchee from Florida in 2005, she was struck by how much the area reminded her of where she grew up in Fuzhou, China. Yang immediately felt at home among the rivers, mountains, and four seasons, although the climate was a lot drier than she was used to. In 2009, she and her husband opened Iwa Sushi in downtown Wenatchee, because, Yang says, “We love sushi,…

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Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

India House

The fact that India House ended up in Wenatchee at all was a twist of fate. Manoj Kumar and his wife Deepika Dhawan (D.D.) at first planned to open an Indian restaurant in Yakima. However, they took a wrong turn on a dark night and ended up having to stay overnight in Wenatchee. The next morning they went looking for chai tea and made two discoveries: Wenatchee didn’t have an…

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Community, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Wenatchee Brewers Row grows by one.

Wenatchee Brewers Row is welcoming 509 Bierwerks, the newest member of the craft brewery district. 509 Bierwerks, owned by Grant Stoebner, is slated to open at 200 S. Columbia St. in either February or March. It will be a 20-barrel brewery and will start off with five craft beers, with distribution throughout the Wenatchee Valley. The brewery will also house a restaurant. Stoebner said he and his wife considered opening the…

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Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Real Home Cooking at Om Cooking

Om Bechtel, the owner of the newly opened Om Cooking, is no stranger to restaurants or kitchens. Born and raised in Northern Thailand, Om spent a lot of time helping her mother in her restaurant, but her training didn’t stop there. Before opening her own restaurant, Bechtel managed another Thai restaurant in Wenatchee; she has lived in Wenatchee for about seven years. When she started thinking about opening her own…

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Explore, Family Time in Wenatchee, Tourism

Fall Scavenger Hunt!

Fall is a stunning time of year as the Wenatchee Valley erupts in colorful autumnal awesomeness! A scavenger hunt is a perfect excuse to get outside with your family and enjoy the season. Burn off energy, explore the outdoors with your kids, and spend quality time together! You only need to grab a few things and hit the trails (or even the neighborhood if you choose to do a modified…

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Community, Enrich, Living Wenatchee

Write on!

The Wenatchee Valley is a hotbed of creativity and lair of literature! We don't know if we should credit the beautiful scenery, the interesting characters, or an extensive, collective history of creating, but this area is teeming with talent and inspiration. From excellent publications and accomplished authors to writing workshops, indie bookstores, and open mic nights, you can find it right (or should I say write?) here! Where to start? …

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Living Wenatchee, Tourism, Wine in Wenatchee

Wenatchee’s Newest Nightlife Culture

An emergence of social gathering hot-spots in Wenatchee have taken a fresh out-of-the-box approach to downtown nightlife culture.  An elegant wine bar, swanky craft cocktail lounge, putt-putt golf course serving hard to find PNW small-craft beers, and an art lounge with lots of character, attracts interest and piques curiosity for a uniquely diverse nightlife experience.   Every one of these businesses were created, designed, and built-out by entrepreneurs with an idea,…

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