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The Cheesemonger’s Shop owner to open Italian sandwich shop

LEAVENWORTH –  The Cheesemonger’s Shop owner John Pistoresi is set to open Pesto’s La Panineria, a new Italian sandwich shop, in the former location of Viadolce Gelato, this …

Photography Gallery to host grand opening

LEAVENWORTH – Peter James Photography will hold a grand opening for the new downtown Leavenworth gallery on June 6. The gallery showcases photography from all over Washington state, …

Happy Fudge reopens: a labor of love honoring a legacy

LEAVENWORTH – For owner Jason Stewart and Manager Melissa Wike, reopening Happy Fudge, once Happy Happy Fudge, was not a money-making pursuit, but a way to preserve the legacy of one of their …

From Belize to Bavaria: Global entrepreneurs open homemade pretzel shop in Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH – When Beth and Kevin Spiegel opened Bites –Leavenworth, a new, fresh-made pretzel shop on Commercial Street, they did so with a March Madness-style dip tournament.  …

Leavenworth Art Haus celebrates one year of art and creativity

LEAVENWORTH – On Apr. 1, the Leavenworth Art Haus celebrated its first year of operation, offering a space and supplies for all ages and abilities to decorate and create.  “This …

The Barn opens at Gamble Sands, precursor to major expansion

BREWSTER – The newest addition to the Gamble Sands golf, dining, and lodging experience 10 miles east of Brewster, The Barn, billed as the “newest dining hotspot and coolest hangout in …

A second season is all about second chances for Wenatchee Bighorns

WENATCHEE—For the Wenatchee Bighorns, persistence is everything. The professional basketball team had a rocky debut in 2023, losing half its leadership in April of last year, including Head …

Prey’s Fruit Barn to expand offerings with coffee bar and fiber arts space

LEAVENWORTH – For over 40 years, Prey’s Fruit Barn has done what it was zoned to do: grow and sell fruit. Yet, the year-round fruit stand has much more to offer in terms of goods, with …

Leavenworth Library hires new branch librarian

LEAVENWORTH—NCW Libraries hired Hannah Kwon as Leavenworth’s newest Branch Librarian, following Amy Massey's retirement earlier this year. Kwon hopes to continue growing the …

WENATCHEE—Dave Tosch, the admired Executive Director of the Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center, recently announced his retirement, set for June. This will mark the close of a distinguished …

Local ag co-op nurtures tree fruit industry from bud to box

Since the 1930s, Northwest Wholesale, Inc., a locally owned agricultural cooperative, has been an impactful part of the tree fruit industry in North Central Washington. Cooperatives of all kinds …

Washington State nature photographer opens new gallery on East side

Bellingham-based photographer Peter James will be expanding his business to the East side this spring. The Peter James Photography Gallery is slated to open in downtown Leavenworth in April 2024. …

CHELAN – Peterson’s Waterfront has been awarded the RCI Gold Crown Resort® designation by RCI®, the global leader in vacation exchange, for the 33rd consecutive year. This …

Celebrating a quarter century of winemaking excellence: Fielding Hills Winery

CHELAN – As Fielding Hills Winery marks its 25th anniversary in 2024, founders Mike and Karen Wade reflect on a journey that began with the crushing of grapes from their estate Riverbend …

Cascade Mobile Clinic meets patients in their communities

LEAVENWORTH – For just over a year, Cascade Medical has been working outside its traditional brick-and-mortar, bringing the clinic to patients by way of wheels. The Cascade Mobile Clinic stations itself in Plain or Peshastin every Tuesday, so patients don’t have to make the trip to downtown Leavenworth.

Dispatch Mailroom: simplifying shipping for Cashmere residents

CASHMERE — Located in Side Street Cashmere, the Dispatch Mailroom aims to be a convenient hub for locals, saving them the trip to Wenatchee for their shipping needs.  The family owned …

If it’s broke, fix it – Waste Loop will show you how

LEAVENWORTH – Don’t throw away that broken blender or those torn jeans just yet. Waste Loop might be able to help. The nonprofit is bringing back Repair Cafes starting at the end of the …

Brewster Bait & Tackle evolves with sportfishing crowd

The key to business success is often finding a niche idea, nurturing it, and following each progressive development as it leads to the opportunities that customers and markets demand. Such has …

CASHMERE - With sustainability, affordability, and community in mind, some businesses in the Upper Valley are ditching the traditional linear economy model of take, make, and dispose and adopting circular economy practices, such as reuse and repair.

In the heart of downtown Leavenworth, new shop owners create a respite from the crowds

The shops on the downstairs floor of 217 9th Street in downtown Leavenworth are not an easy find for the untrained eye. For new shop owners Sara Jones and Desiree Stein , that’s preferred. …

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