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We're still here!In case anyone missed the announcement made in our Dec. 20 edition, "NCW Media to close Brewster Herald office," some may have been surprised to encounter a locked door to a dark and empty space last week at 525 W. Main Ave. Indeed, the office closed Jan. 1, but subscribers will...
It's a happy time of year for many, but we would be remiss in not mentioning the tragedy that occurred last Friday in Newtown, Conn. While the rest of us are wrapping up last-minute Christmas preparations, 26 families are facing a holiday without their beloved children, siblings, spouses and...
Local citizenship classDo you want help getting your U.S. citizenship? Learn what you need to know to take the U.S. citizenship test successfully. The Okanogan County Literacy Council is sponsoring a six-session, 12-hour class for $25. The class will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., starting...
Happy Thanksgiving! We noticed a trend going around Facebook this month wherein people are listing every day the things they're thankful for. A welcome change from all the heated political postings that preceded the election! What do you have to be grateful for?Hunters are donning their bright...
HalloweenHow much candy did your kids score this year, despite the rain? If you decided to forgo Pateros' "Nightmare at the Museum" in favor of trick-or-treating or staying dry, you may want to check it out next year. City employees and volunteers went all out to transform the museum into a fright-...
Fire District Auxiliary news"The Ladies' Auxiliary of Fire District 15 (formerly District 7) met Monday, Oct. 22 at Sue Vranjes' home. We voted to disband and donate all our remaining funds to Fire District 15 to use as needed."Spam e-mail alertNorth Cascades National Bank is alerting its customers...
WENATCHEE - The touring children's theatre group, Magik Theatre, docks in Wenatchee on Nov. 1 to perform "Treasure Island the Musical."The show will go on at 6:30 p.m., presented by Van Doren Sales.Adapted for the stage by David Morgan and based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Set sail on...
Winter looms over Quad CitiesFrom a bone-dry summer to a chilly and wet late October! The rain is certainly welcome, but the white stuff? As the clouds pulled back slightly on Monday, snow could be seen on top of Billygoat Mountain in Pateros. On Tuesday morning, we saw snow powdering Dyer Hill and...
Chief Joe TVChief Joseph Community Services upgraded last fall to broadcast digital signals for nine channels, requiring customers to have a UHF antenna to view the channels, along with a converter box if a television set is analog."We encourage you to continue paying your annual dues of $30, and...
Saucy seniorsWho says you can't boogie in a chair? The residents and staff of Harmony House are hoping their new YouTube video will go viral. The video, "Call Me Maybe When You're 80," is a dance-filled take on the popular pop song by Carley Rae Jepsen. "101 and still having fun!" is the video's...

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