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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lisa Bee’s

Lisa Stanton had a vision: it included authentic people, quality ingredients, and a place where families could all go to enjoy themselves. Her vision became Lisa Bee’s. Lisa Bee's Five years ago, Lisa and her husband Nick bought an existing fruit stand north of East Wenatchee on Highway 97/Highway 2. Lisa was looking for a new business opportunity after working as a dental hygienist. Although she loved the work, she…

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Vegan, Vegetarian and Traditional Meaty Mexican Food at Adrian’s Cuisine

In January 2019, Adrian Samaniego’s lifelong dream came true when he and his wife opened Adrian’s Cuisine on South Mission Avenue. The brightly painted cheery interior to Wenatchee’s newest Mexican restaurant is the culmination of Adrian and his wife Bianca’s hard work in a number of jobs throughout Mexico and the U.S., learning skills that ultimately helped them create a restaurant full of delicious food that’s clearly made with a…

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We are still here.

I was born and raised here in the Wenatchee Valley & now deeply rooted. We have chose to raise our family here and have launched several businesses. It was not uncommon to be singled out as the only Native American in school. Curiosity about the Indigenous culture and if there are any Native Americans still alive, are common questions I am asked. Yes, we are still here. I am a…

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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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