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

Wenatchee’s Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Gains Trails and Members

It started out in 2004 with five guys in Wenatchee who loved mountain biking. Now, fifteen years later, there are five hundred members in the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and a twelve-man board. The organization seems to be on the right track. Leavenworth’s Ski Hill has several trails for mountain bikers, at various skill levels. A Mission of Respect and Love for the Outdoors Travis Hornby, the President of Evergreen…

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Susan Ballinger’s Free Bird Walks in Wenatchee and Leavenworth

The Wenatchee area offers many different kinds of habitats for birds, from waterfowl to bald eagles. The city has a diverse selection of natural environments: lush riparian growth along the river which slowly dries and thins out into sagebrush; their inhabitants are numerous. Birding in Wenatchee and in Leavenworth Susan Ballinger leads free guided bird walks in Wenatchee and in Leavenworth. With her advanced degrees in Biology and Education and…

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Terry Valdez, an artist who paints with his heart

Wenatchee artist and educator, Terry Valdez, has come full circle in his life in terms of South Wenatchee. It is where his family first settled in the 1950’s upon their move from New Mexico and after many a turn during his 70 years, it is again the part of the city Valdez embraces.  Where is South Wenatchee? The city of Wenatchee splits into its north and south sections at Orondo…

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We want your fireworks shots

The Fourth of July is two weeks away and the Wenatchee Valley is getting ready to celebrate America’s 243th birthday. And we want you in on it.During the fireworks show, scheduled for dusk on the Fourth at Walla Walla Point Park, go on Facebook or Instagram and share with us your best pictures or videos of the show, using #Thisviewpops and @Visitwenatchee. In your shared post, add your location, whether…

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Enrich, Explore

Recipes for Local Fresh Fruit

Summer is one of my favorite seasons, mainly because there’s always fresh, local produce available to use. We’re lucky in North Central Washington – with the abundance of fruit grown here, there’s always an option for adding something fresh off the tree to your meal. We’re all familiar with the many ways fruit can be incorporated in desserts: pies, crumbles, cakes, etc. There’s no need to stop, there, however! I…

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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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In my 3 thrilling days

Day 1 10AM Make your way downtown to your first destination; Mela Cafe. Sit and people-watch from the large windows lining the storefront as you sip on a hot cup of joe and munch on a bacon breakfast sandwich with a side of scrumptious sweet potato hash. (https://melacoffee.com/). 12PM From Mela take a short 8 minute stroll to Pybus Public Market. Pybus is a fun and festive meeting place created…

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Tourism

Where is Horse Lake

reposted by permission of Wenatchee Outdoors.org by Shelly Forster In 2006 the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust purchased the Horse Lake Reserve, intending to forever protect the land from development. Visiting the Reserve you can clearly see that the land now belongs to hikers, bikers, and the shrub steppe flora and fauna. And yet, a motley assortment of farm structures sprinkled across the property speaks to the fact that Horse Lake has already felt the touch…

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