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My Place Hotels breaks ground on Riverside My Place Hotels announced the groundbreaking of the brand’s fourth hotel in The Evergreen State as construction commences in Wenatchee. Joined by local dignitaries including Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz and Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive...
!Dia de los Muertos! CHELAN - Hispanic cultural values were honored here as that community was joined by friends and neighbors to honor deceased ancestors during the Dia de los Muertos parade and festival in November. Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney led the parade holding the banner announcing the event...
Crunch Pak now exclusive Cosmic Crisp slicer New apple joins Smitten, Envy, and Jazz in company’s exclusive varietal program   CASHMERE — Crunch Pak, the sliced apples specialist, has an exclusive relationship to slice Cosmic Crisp apples, a new variety that is capturing attention nationwide....
Wenatchee Network Group gives socks to shelter Members of the Wenatchee Network Group met in November and donated a mother lode of "socks for feet" to the men and women being cared for by Hospitality Ministries. Socks and underwear are the two most neglected items that most folks fail to donate,...
East Wenatchee Mayor Steve Lacy leaves legacy after decades of service I am pleased to be afforded this opportunity to comment on my years of service to the city.   I was appointed to fill the vacated of seat of Dawn Collings when she became Mayor in January, 1992.  After   serving on the city...
90 years of trucking with integrity EAST WENATCHEE -- Ninety years ago, 6'3" 300-pound Henry Pom Arleau came from Quebec, Canada and founded the original iteration of Pom-Arleau Transfer & Storage Corp. in Monitor in 1928. Now his grandson Terry is at the helm and Pom-Arleau has since moved to...
Pam Brulotte of Icicle Brewing holds a big check
WELLNESS PLACE RAISES RECORD NUMBER AT 6TH ANNUAL GALA   “Celebrate Under the Stars” was this year’s theme at the 6th Annual Wellness Place Gala Auction ...and that is just what took place. A celebration. The supportive energy in the room was electric. Supporters raised $90,000 for the Wellness...

Wells Fargo Senior Vice President and Agriculture Economist, in background, speaks to a group of Wenatchee area Fruit Tree orchardists and other industry-associated companies.
Wells Fargo Ag expert explains markets to local stakeholders By Gary Bégin Wells Fargo Senior Vice President, Agriculture Economist Michael Swanson, has been traveling America explaining the ups and downs of the agriculture market and how it fits into today's modern world. About 10 people...
WBJ exclusive 12 new Columbia riverside view apartments available in 'Entiaqua' Story and photos by Gary Bégin ENTIAT - The infamous housing shortage is being chipped away at again by small, but meaningful construction projects. This is one of them:   “Entiaqua” refers to “rushing water” in...
Lisa Sanchez outside her sausage shop Wurst
It's the Wurst eatery on the Avenue Story and photo by Gary Bégin "Food nourishes the soul," even if it is served by the Wurst eatery on Wenatchee Avenue. That's because owner/operator Lisa Sanchez puts her heart into every sausage she prepares for her mostly downtown lunch crowd. Her hole-in-...

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