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Addie liked 6 days ago
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Quote of the day

As a reporter, I talk to a lot of interesting people, who often have a lot of interesting things to say. Here's what stuck out to me today.

Quote of the day: “We need some medieval fighting music,” said Bruce Unger, Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) physics professor.

Context: WVC students battled it out this afternoon with wooden hand-made catapults as a part of WVC physics course. Unger oversaw the process, watching students ready catapults for the class contest.

(Idea per @Sydnee Gonzalez )

Rocky replied a month ago
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What would this valley be like if we hadn't transformed our riverfront from a dump into a community asset?

My grandfather’s vision for riverfront development in the valley has come true

I have been perusing the columns that my grandfather, Rufus Woods, wrote during his tenure as the Wenatchee Daily World editor and publisher from 1907 to 1950. Thankfully, someone was smart enough to put all of his columns in scrapbooks.

Reading these columns, I am getting a clearer picture of his boundless sense of curiosity and wonder and how he used his column, In Our Own World,” as an ongoing conversation with the people of the region about what might be possible.

Recently, our community celebrated the work of the late Bob Parlette for his tireless efforts to develop the Apple Capital Recreational Loop Trail and transform the riverfront into a place for community. We know a bit about important civic individuals who helped nurture that dream, including Chelan County PUD manager Kirby Biillingsley, civic activist Joan Van Divort, artist Ruth Allan, Dr. Gordon Congdon Sr., and so many others.

But what I didn’t know was that my grandfather had a similar vision and expressed it quite elegantly in a column he wrote for The Daily World on Aug. 30, 1943.

He writes:

“A few days ago Fred Koch wrote an article about Chicago for the Daily World. One part of it mentioned how Chicago had made the most of its lake front. Which is indeed true. The people there have taken advantage of what they have and developed a delightful driveway - a boulevard that will be... (More)

Davis liked a reply a month ago
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Rom-com filming in Leavenworth this week

Camera crews will be out around Leavenworth today through Friday shooting scenes of the Amazon Studios film "Somebody I Used to Know.”

The studio sent out a request for background extras last month. Has anyone been cast yet as an extra? I'm looking to share what the experience is like for those who are participating.

Here's where film crews will be shooting scenes around town, some traffic delays are anticipated.

  • Benton Street between Evans Street and Ski Hill Drive
  • Woodward Street between Benton Street and Whitman Street
  • Downtown gazebo, Front Street Park and area by the maypole
  • Post Office Saloon, Blewett Brewing Company, München Haus Bavarian Grill and Beer Garden and Rhein Haus Leavenworth
  • 9th Street between Front Street and Commercial Street
  • Edelweiss Weg alley
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Cashmere's public works services could be contracted out

Cashmere residents, how do feel about the city's water and wastewater department shifting from locally staffed to contracted? I'm working on a story about the city looking into the change, potentially making a decision in the coming month.

Let me know if there are any questions you would like answered in the story.