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Little Red’s, Sweet & Sassy!

Aubrey Dickinson calls herself a mix of sweet and sassy, and anyone who frequents Little Red’s Espresso and Bakery is likely to agree. The Lake Wenatchee native spent time living in Los Angeles before deciding she wanted to move back to the mountains. “I like to make cookies and coffee, so I decided to make my own job.”  Aubrey put together a business plan and it became Little Red’s Bakery…

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Living Wenatchee, Tourism

September Happy Hours/Live Music

Summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean there’s less to do in Wenatchee. There’s still a full line up of happy hours and live music for those of us who want a fun night (or day) out. Here are some of the seasonal and year-round happy hours and live music options in Wenatchee, plus some one-time events that are worth putting on the calendar. Happy Hours South's Basil Margarita…

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Business, Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

East Wenatchee Lavender Farmer Joseph Downs Embraces the Community

In April 2016, Joseph Downs stood on his bare ten-acre property in East Wenatchee with tiny lavender starts in his hands. The six-foot eight-inch tall former basketball player had some back-breaking work ahead of him with his new lavender farm to-be. Now, in 2019, the Lavender Estates is a vast field of purple with forty-five variants of lavender nicely established. Altogether, there are one-hundred and seventy-five of variants of lavender…

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Business, Enrich, Living Wenatchee, Tourism, Wine in Wenatchee

Wenatchee Area Wine Events in August

Looking for some fun to pair with your wine this month? Check out these events at local Wenatchee and East Wenatchee wineries and tasting rooms. The Wenatchee area is chock full of live music, wine pairing dinners, happy hours and other great events, many within downtown, so you can walk to restaurants or stroll along the river on your night out. Not sure which winery or wine you’ll like the…

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Business, Community, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Wenatchee-based poet Susan Blair creates venues for poetry writers and listeners

When Susan Blair moved to Wenatchee from Seattle in 2013, she soon began to miss one thing: an outlet to share and enjoy poetry. She looked high and low to find a group or a place for this genre of writing, but without luck. Blair came to Wenatchee upon retirement and was able to fully immerse herself into her passion for poetry. As for her background, she graduated from Middlebury…

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Living Wenatchee, Tourism

How to Prepare for your first century ride

Guest post by David@biketrainerworld.com Challenges make life more interesting. As a bike riding enthusiast, aimless cycling gets boring fast and so does biking with your buddies in the neighborhood. A time will come when you will want to go big—like try a century ride. This is no small ride. You will be cycling a whole 100 miles (160.9 kilometers) in one day. As a first-timer, your main concern is making…

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Business, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Badger Mountain has more to offer

Dave Quick calls Badger Mountain Brewing his second midlife crisis. If only all midlife crises included serving beer and food to the Wenatchee Valley. After a career in real estate development and construction, Dave Quick bought a gun shop. “That was my first midlife crisis,” he says. He’d been a home brewer for more than 20 years and decided to open a brewery instead of retiring. Dave & Galen “It’s…

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Community, Enrich, Explore, Wine in Wenatchee

Uncorking Wenatchee’s Wine Scene

The wine scene in Wenatchee is taking shape with new tasting rooms opening in different parts of town that offer either mountain views, modern ambiance, historic opulence, or rustic charm.  The newest wineries in Wenatchee mentioned in this post are just a handful of the dozen wineries now located in the valley.  I’ve highlighted my visits with great pictures and simple descriptions of each tasting room so you can get…

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Community, Enrich, Explore, Family Time in Wenatchee

A path to Paradise- 90 years in the making

With flowers in a shade of every color of the rainbow to luscious trees surrounding elaborate water fountains and palaces, gardens across the country are being labeled an art form for their natural beauty. If you are traveling to— or live in Eastern Washington— you’re in luck because you'll be able to find an artistic, beautiful, and amazing garden off the beaten path known as Ohme Gardens. Initially intended as…

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Business, Enrich, Explore

Rootwood Cidery

Although Rootwood Cider’s tasting rooms in Manson are relatively new, their presence in the Chelan Valley is not. The extended Koenig family settled first in Wenatchee in the nineteen teens before coming to Manson in the 1920s to own orchards and grow fruit. Today, they’ve expanded their agricultural know-how to include hard cider, and they’ve involved the entire family in the process. Jim and Cheryl Koenig own 50+ acres of…

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