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10 Events to Celebrate in Wenatchee in 2020

Though it fits the bill as an outdoor-lover’s paradise, there’s much more to Wenatchee than nice hikes and scenic vistas. A lively indoor market, budding startup scene and breweries and wineries abound have all recently put the Wenatchee Valley on the cultural map. While the Fourth of July celebration and Mission Ridge’s Christmas on the Mountain are some popular events in town, there are many more ways to celebrate the…

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Three Ways to Stay Active this Winter in Wenatchee

With nearby snowshoeing, downhill skiing and a world-class climbing gym, Wenatchee is an easy target for those looking to stay active this winter. Whether you’re looking for a place to burn off some of the Bavarian sweets you found in Leavenworth or spend a day adventuring indoors, there is plenty to explore in this quaint, Central Washington town. Downhill Skiing at Mission Ridge Open seven days a week, Mission Ridge…

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Nature Walks within Minutes from Downtown Wenatchee

In Wenatchee, we are as close to nature as we are to city life. It’s easy to pick one of the other while not having to drive but a mile or two. Below are three options to enjoy the birds and the trees – and maybe even a moose-sighting – within quick reach from downtown Wenatchee. Horan Natural Area You can reach it from two points: from Wenatchee Confluence State…

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Wenatchee’s Friends of Ohme Gardens Society blooms once more

Ohme Gardens’ tall, lush evergreen growth is a unique feature in Wenatchee’s otherwise shrub-steppe environment. The property is a prominent feature on its perch on the high cliffs, overlooking the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers that otherwise flow through the dry sageland of this area. The groundbreaking ninety years ago The towering trees didn’t appear on top of the hill by themselves, but rather, by the hard and diligent work of…

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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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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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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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The Women behind the boom: How Wenatchee celebrates the Fourth

As multicolored peonies, chrysanthemums and willows bloom across the night sky this 4th of July, you might wonder what goes into a firework display from the unseen pyrotechnician and event planner who have choreographed the fun somewhere out there in the dark. “There was a year that Wenatchee didn’t have a firework display and it was kind of uneventful,” said Kelley Kennedy, CEO/Founder of Impact! Events, Inc.  “Mayor Frank Kuntz…

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Wenatchee’s India House is the Real Thing

The moment you walk inside the India House restaurant on 105 S. Wenatchee Avenue, you feel transported to the other side of the Pacific Ocean, to India. The music, the décor, and the aromas: they all bespeak authenticity.  The scents of India at 105 S. Wenatchee Avenue Owners Deepiba Dhawar and her husband, Manoj Kumar, established the restaurant in Wenatchee in 2013, and it has acquired a steady clientele. The…

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