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NABUR updated 19 days ago

Take a ghost sign-guided stroll through Wenatchee's downtown

(Originally posted on October 8, 2020)

World photo/Luke Hollister

I love to walk around Wenatchee's Riverwalk and downtown area, especially along Columbia Street. I began to take an interest in the faded industry signs along the old brick buildings and wondered their story. It lead me to a rich history of the Wenatchee Valley and some businesses that are still thriving today. 

I compiled a little ghost-sign tour of the downtown area you can walk. My favorite is probably the Liberty Theatre, done by Wenatchee's premiere sign painter Pete Matson, or the H.L. Wiester Department Store, whose mispelled name has remained printed on the wall for over a century. Do you have a favorite ghost sign? Do you know more of the history tied to the signs? I would love to hear! 

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NABUR updated 19 days ago

Local Jams: Graves finds music in nature, Bigfoot and hometown stories


(Originally posted on September 4, 2020)

I had chance to sit down and chat with Wenatchee guitarist Paul Graves. He's been playing guitar most of his life and tends to focus on how things are "going to be OK,” rather than just “doom and gloom.” Here's a music video of his latest song, "We Can."

Virtual wine time 🍷

(Originally posted on August 14, 2020)

Looking for a classy night in? The Wenatchee Museum & Cultural Center will be hosting a live Zoom wine tasting event with Jones of Washington as a part of its Made in Wenatchee series on Aug. 20.

Those who register can sample six different local wines as a part of the class. Check out the event here.

NABUR updated 19 days ago

Long-time Cashmere resident Rollie Schmitten speaks on his new book "Lake Wenatchee Early History"

(Originally posted on July 30, 2020)

Last week I was able to sit down with long-time Cashmere resident and Schmitten Lumber Co. descendent Rollie Schmitten to talk his new book "Lake Wenatchee Early History," published in May. The book is already on its second pressing and tells the history of the Wenatchee Valley from its first settlers in 1889 through the 1950s. 

“I wanted to tell their stories,” Schmitten said. “I’m probably the last person that can do that now.”

Those interested in picking up a copy of “Lake Wenatchee Early History” can purchase the book at Midway Grocery Store, Plain Hardware or A Book For All Seasons in Leavenworth or at Ridgeline Graphics in Wenatchee. When museums reopen to the public, the Cashmere, Leavenworth and Wenatchee museums will also have copies on display.

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