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Buddy's is now Bernie's Burgers & Suds By Gary Bégin It was Buddy's forever, but forever going forward it will now be Bernie's Burgers & Suds and the legacy will belong to longtime manager and jack of all trades employee Bernadette Harper, aka Bernie. Bernie, her husband Phil, son Austin...
Becky performs her massage magic on an athlete.
Hair salons, massage therapists treat Special Olympics athletes By Gary Bégin The Wenatchee business community came together to cheer on hundreds of Special Olympic athletes early last month at the Wenatchee Convention Center. They were feted, danced and had hair, nails and massages to applaud...
Hospitality Ministries gets donation from Ameriprise Financial Paul Hughes, executive director of Hospitality Ministries, accepts a bag full of toiletries from Sherry Gustin of Ameriprise Financial Services. Gustin told the Wenatchee Network Group (WNG) recently that she had travelled many places...
Pacific Security gets $62K Leavenworth 'no bid' contract: Overnight rentals targeted for investigations, enforcement By Ian Dunn The Leavenworth City Council has approved a new professional services agreement with Parker Corporate Services, which does business as Pacific Security. There are...

The Cashmere Convalescent Center, now the Cashmere Care Center, was sold to the Wester brothers, Cale and Josh, at the start of the year. From left to right: Josh Wester, Lexy Lieurance, and Cale Wester. Mikaila Wilkerson/WBJ
Cashmere Convalescent Center sold for $1.5M By Mikaila Wilkerson CASHMERE -- Having been operated for many years by the Dronen family, the Cashmere Convalescent Center Nursing Home was sold to the Wester brothers, Cale and Josh, on the first of this new year. "We met the Dronens two years ago...
Lawmakers kill Public Records Act Local representatives Michael Steele, Cary Condotta, Senator Brad Hawkins vote in favor By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle succeeded Friday in passing a bill to exempt themselves from public records requests....
5 years = 25% growth at local 'waterworks' supplier Story and photos by Gary Bégin Consolidated Supply Company opened in Wenatchee in 2013 at 1100 Walla Walla St. after taking over the building from the out of business United Pipe & Supply Company. They provide plumbing and waterworks...
Cycle Central buys Performance Footwear Story and photo by Gary Bégin A new powerhouse in the world of Wenatchee recreation has just taken form in the guise of fun and fashion. It is the purchase of Performance Footwear by Cycling Central and the marriage seems to be made in heaven. After all,...
From killing varmints to saving souls, all in a day's work for family entrepreneur By Gary Bégin QUINCY - David Kaylor spends his Sundays here talking about Jesus in front of groups of people, then spends the rest of the week sending bugs and rodents to varmint heaven. He's one of the area's...
Guy Miner, expert gun trainer & shooter
Guy with gun seeks lasting relationship By Gary Bégin There are over 320 million firearms in America, which means millions are located right here in Washington state. On average, one of three homes have a gun. Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties most likely have more than the average...

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