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WENATCHEE - The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has been awarded a grant of $35,000 to support and develop professional learning opportunities in arts integration that serve students and educators in preschool through 3rd grade. This award is part of the Washington State Arts...
NCW – Coldwell Banker Cascade Real Estate, the leading residential real estate firm in Central Washington, has continued their investment in community non-profits this holiday season. The firm made donations totaling $10,000 to local non-profit organizations this month, helping families provide...
Wenatchee - The Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council has announced new qualifying guidelines for Chelan and Douglas county residents who need financial support for past-due rent or are at risk of being evicted.  To qualify, individuals and families must have fallen behind in rent payments...

Courtesy Trees4JOY “Peppermint Dreams” - 12 Tribes Resort Casino knows that their senior community at Apple Springs Convalescent Center in Omak, misses playing their favorite casino games. These seniors always enjoy their Sweet treats, games, and fun. What better way to share the joy than deliver the Trees4JOY package directly to their doorstep? View more trees at: jbemarketinggroup.com/trees4joy
 Wenatchee - Country Financial knows the power of paying-it-forward to those in need. Since 1925, Country Financial has been helping those in the local communities with insurance, auto, home, commercial, farm, life, or planning for retirement, while protecting what they have worked for over the...

Denise Sorom, Director of Philanthropy
Have you ever noticed how nonprofit organizations talk about the importance of unrestricted donations? How they dream of donations that support their general operating needs and not specific programs? Those unrestricted dollars provide nonprofits with stability, but in uncertain times, they also...
NCW - LocalTel and GWATA are launching an UpSkill-A-Thon learning challenge for the month of December.  Build a team of two to four or participate as an individual.  Complete courses through the UpSkill website to be entered to win prizes and take new skills into the new year.  Anyone living in...
EAST WENATCHEE – Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) reports one additional death from COVID-19.  This brings the total number of deaths in Chelan County to 29, and seven in Douglas County.  The Chelan County resident was a male in his 40s.  The Health District’s total COVID-19 deaths is now 36...
NCW - In recognition of Native American Heritage Month (November), the Associated Students of Wenatchee Valley College at Omak and the Red Road Association are hosting a Zoom panel discussion of the making of the film “The Winter’s Tale,” a Wenatchi tribal documentary on from 4:30-5:30 p.m....
Olympia - With fewer people gathering this holiday weekend, there may be more homes across the state filled with the smell of turkey dinner than ever before. The State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO) reminds residents to keep kitchen fire safety a priority when preparing this year's...

Bourbon Pineapple Glazed Ham Courtesy of James Brown of GrillNation (grillnationofficial.com)
StatePoint - Health experts recommend taking festivities outdoors this holiday season, which means your grill may take center stage. “You can master some impressive culinary feats on your grill, especially with hardwood pellets that add rich, wood-fired flavor to winter dishes,” says Ben Madden,...

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