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Local Garden Tours

There is something so peaceful and joyful (and sometimes healing) that happens when you stroll thru a lovely garden.   Therapeutic, I say.  “They” say to help reduce stress and anxiety, meander thru a beautiful garden for it’s calming effects.  I’ve highlighted a few walking garden paths you can visit in Wenatchee for some tranquility and visual beauty.  Not only are these gardens beautiful to meander thru, but you can also…

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Business, Community

Schnitzel Boys

A Recipe For Success: Fresh Local Produce and Bread, Good Coffee and The Perfect Biscuit When Noah and Lindsey Dahlstrom moved to Leavenworth from the Seattle area, they found business space before they even had a place to live. Noah had grown up in Marblemount on Highway 20, and knew he wanted to live in another mountain town. The couple did some research and settled on Leavenworth, with its strong…

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Community, Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Bike Race showcases beauty and blossoms of the Wenatchee Valley

The region is gearing up for the highly anticipated Tour de Bloom cycle race which will begin on Friday. Tour De Bloom is a glorious three- day, four- event race which brings the top talent from the Pacific Northwest and Canada to the Wenatchee valley, and three of the four races are held in the surrounding areas of Plain, Malaga and Waterville. The physical challenge combined with amazing views is…

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Business, Community, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Independent Cider

Independent Cider (IC) is one of very few cider makers in North Central Washington focusing exclusively on making hard cider with pears. Their product is called perry – a cider made completely with fermented pear juice as its base. Although perry is a fairly new product to many, its roots stretch back to a long tradition that started in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom and France. IC is the…

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Community, Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

The 100-Year Party

In 1922, someone in Wenatchee came up with a great idea to promote the apple industry and to celebrate unity, spring and the community—creating the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival. It was a one-day event. A few years later, in 1922, there were 250 floats and an estimated 100,000 people in attendance. This year the party started on April 25 with the fun, food and excitement, and the fun continues…

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Living Wenatchee, Tourism

6 Stand-Out Wedding Businesses In NCW

Weddings are big business in NCW due to abundant sunny days, gorgeous vineyards and plenty of outdoor beauty setting the backdrop.  The entrepreneurial spirit has hit the wedding and event industry in North Central Washington with a bang, and the owners of the 6 new businesses mentioned in this post are pleasantly surprised just how well their businesses have been received.   I talked with the owners to learn more about…

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Community, Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Visit and “do good things”

We have some volunteer opportunities we'd love you to be involved in. Please read below or visit our events page for more information. No need to let me know if you can't make it - I know you care, and that time is in short supply! SageFest: Foothills Trail Maintenance April 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Join us for the 2nd Annual SageFest - a volunteer trail event co-sponsored by Chelan-Douglas…

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Tourism

The Rise of Perry in North Central Washington

Pear Lovers, Take Heart: The Rise of Perry in North Central Washington With the rise of the hard apple cider industry in the United States, there’s a new fermented fruit juice option that’s taking hold: perry. Perry is similar to an apple cider, but made with fermented pear juice instead. In the agricultural farmlands of North Central Washington, this alcoholic beverage is gaining ground after several entrepreneurial souls have decided…

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Business, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

NCW Ciders

Cider is a relatively new up and coming industry in an area ripe for the picking. North Central Washington has been an agricultural center for apples for more than 100 years; add in the other fresh fruit the region offers – pears, cherries, etc. – and you’ve got the perfect place for a cider industry to take hold and expand. Here are some of the cideries and cider makers to…

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Business, Community, Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Mission Ridge returning to 7-Day-A-Week Schedule for 2019/2020 Season

For the first time in almost 20 years Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort is returning to a 7 day-a-week operating schedule for the 2019-2020 winter season. “We are very excited to be offering additional opportunities for guests to come up and enjoy the mountain,” said Mission Ridge Marketing Director Tony Hickok. “We really see this as a tremendous benefit to local skiers and riders in the Wenatchee Valley who…

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