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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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What’s up with those fat tire bikes?

This post was written by Joel Augustine of 509 Cycles Fat biking is an exhilarating feeling that gets your serotonin levels to a new high. The sense of peacefulness out on the trail while floating on top of the snow is like no other. Imagine you’re riding on top of the snow (crazy thought already) and then you’re out in the woods when the white on the ground contrasts with…

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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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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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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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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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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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