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Apple Blossom Festival 2021

Sunshine, live music, beers & blossoms: it’s one of the liveliest times of the year in Wenatchee! The Riverfront Park hosts the 102nd Apple Blossom Festival from June 3rd through June 12th. The Apple Blossom Festival is a Wenatchee tradition that dates back more than 100 years – it's the oldest major festival in Washington state. Originally an idea of New Zealander Susan Wagner, the wife of the districts first…

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Ohme, Oh my! Ohme Gardens Reopens for 2021 Season

Spring is here and so is Ohme Gardens’ 2021 season! Wenatchee’s own sprawling, hillside oasis opened Thursday, April 15 to visitors near and far. The nine-acre garden paradise is a must-visit and perfect for a day trip to see the beautiful scenery of Wenatchee. Ohme Gardens features wandering pathways, picturesque lawns, and tranquil hidden pools shaded by evergreen trees. With breathtaking views of the Cascades and the Columbia River valley…

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Mission Ridge adds even more days this season!

Even more days have been added to the calendar so you can get out on the mountain and enjoy the great spring conditions! Daily operations will now continue through April 4th. This is the first time in 21 years we have been open for daily operations into April! Two full weeks worth of days have been added to the calendar this season so you can enjoy the great snowpack and the…

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Sasquatch has made Mission Ridge his home

By Hannah Joss We always suspected that Sasquatch lived in Washington. Now we know he’s made Wenatchee his home. The Mission Ridge Yeti is an 11-foot-tall sculpture at the top of the ski resort made by three Wenatchee artists. Constructed with steel tubing and covered with a thick layer of rusted chains, he can either be a brown-haired Sasquatch or a snow-covered Yeti – it just depends on the season.…

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Meet The Winemaker

Seth Cohen is one busy guy. Seth is winemaker for one of North Central Washington’s oldest and most established wineries, Stemilt Creek Winery, as well as wine and cider maker for Archibald James, one of the newer winery and cideries in our area.  Archibald James is located at 617 Front Street in Leavenworth. Seth has worked 20 years in the grape and wine industry, receiving his MS and PhD at…

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Explore Unique Hand-Picked Children’s Items in Downtown Wenatchee

“We need to support small and local especially right now because it’s a corner stone of our community.” Starting a business at any time is risky, especially now during a pandemic. That didn’t stop Kellie Lillybridge who opened up The Original Children’s Shop in downtown Wenatchee in late October 2020. Kellie saw that a boutique children’s store was missing from the Wenatchee market. Coming from a line of hard-working women…

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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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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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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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