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Want to enjoy restaurants indoors in the fall and rescue the economy?

Throughout the pandemic, thousands of restaurants across the state have reinvented their business models to continue serving food and comfort with safety. Throughout the summer, this has included outdoor dining, which has been a lifeline for many of our restaurants. But as summer turns to fall, wind, rain and cooler weather will return, and restaurants will lose the option for outdoor seating. If our state’s COVID-19 cases remain above 25…

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Business, Tourism, Wine in Wenatchee

Royal Slope is Washington’s newest American Viticultural Area

Royal Slope is the newest American Viticultural Area (AVA) in Washington. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published the final rule for Royal Slope today, September 2, 2020, to officially define it as a designated wine grape-growing region. “Many of our wineries and grape growers have been championing the terroir of Royal Slope for a long time, so it’s thrilling for them to be able to put…

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

Inslee issues guidance for museums, bowling and agritourism; updates guidance for outdoor recreation

Gov. Jay Inslee today, August 20, 2020, announced an updated guidance as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan. “We have worked with stakeholders for weeks and sometimes months to arrive at these guidelines. We continue to balance the need for activities that contribute to physical, mental, and emotional well-being with the steps needed to control the virus. Our ability to reopen depends on every Washingtonian doing their part…

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Explore, Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

State Parks takes action to minimize crowding at two parks in Chelan county

Visitors should be prepared to go somewhere else if park is full    OLYMPIA – July 24, 2020 – Today, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced it will begin limiting the number of visitors at two state parks in Chelan county.  To avoid overcrowding, Lake Chelan and Lake Wenatchee state parks staff will close day-use areas to additional visitors when parking lots become full. This measure starts today. …

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Business

Wenatchee When you Can, plan and prepare.

COVID-19, that began in late 2019 has spread to dozens of countries across the globe. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the health risk for most people in the United States is thought to be low, however, for people in high risk categories: advanced age, people with underlying conditions including but not limited to diabetes, heart problems, COPD, other respiratory complications, and obesity, COVID-19 can be deadly.…

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Mission Ridge Chairlift Replacement Moving Forward

MISSION RIDGE NEWS RELEASE RELEASE DATE: June 3, 2020 CONTACT:            Tony Hickok (509) 888-9404  ahickok@missionridge.com Permission granted to publish in part or full. Chairlift Replacement Moving Forward Wenatchee, WA -- Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort’s Chair 2 replacement project is well underway and is scheduled to be completed for the start of the 2020/21 season. “This is one of the most exciting projects to take place…

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Community, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Wenatchee Outdoors offer activity ideas for now!

Content provided by Wenatchee Outdoors - Sarah Shaffrer and reposted by permission. We know we are in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic taking place. Health and safety rules and regulations are changing daily. As of today, we have been ordered from our Governor to “stay home, stay healthy.” We can still enjoy bike rides, gardening and dog walking but need to keep six-feet away from others that are not…

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Community, Explore, Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism, Wine in Wenatchee

Share Your #NCWlove & #VisitWenatchee Stories & Support the Wenatchee Valley!

Someone once said, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” While that might be true for a youthful crush, for a local economy like ours the absence of visitors and tourism dollars coming into our valley is being felt by the restaurants, hotels, and locally-owned businesses that make our community the vibrant and unique place that it is. It’s important that we as Washingtonians come together to support each other when…

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Community, Explore, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Wenatchee Wildlife

Wenatchee Wildlife Experiences With natural beauty and outdoor recreation abound, it only makes sense that the Wenatchee Valley would also be a hotspot for a variety of wildlife. From birding to bighorn sheep viewing, below are some of our favorite wildlife experiences for the nature-inclined. Go birding at Horan Natural Area. Within the nearly 200-acre Wenatchee Confluence State Park is Horan Natural Area – a concentrated oasis known for its…

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

Faces of Pybus

With more than 15 merchants year-round, Pybus Market is not only central to Wenatchee’s community, but is also home to interesting stories of the people behind the stalls. Come meet some of the makers, chefs and entrepreneurs that make Pybus what it is today. Anderson Family Farm Anderson Family Farms One of the newer additions to Pybus Market as of fall 2018, Rick and Kimberlee Anderson of Anderson Family Farm…

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