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Community NEWS 1/16/13

Link meetings on proposed schedule changes

Link Transit has scheduled public meetings to answer questions and take comments on the proposed service changes. These are informal drop-in sessions to give interested people the opportunity to talk with Link staff about the proposals and discuss alternatives. A meeting is planned from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23 and noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 at Martin's Market Place. Another meeting is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Cashmere City Hall. Call 662-1155. (er03,04)


Fritz Benefit Auction

A benefit auction is planned for the Fritz family from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 at Cascade High School. Silent, live dessert auction and entertaintment to benefit the Fritz family who lost their home and belongings to a devastating fire on New Year's Eve. All proceeds go to Richard and Crystal Fritz benefit account at Cashmere Valley Bank. Call 679-7128. (er03,04)

Gardening Workshop

The E. Lorene Young Community Garden, in association with the Wenatchee River Institute, will be hosting a 2013 Gardening Workshop Series in the Barn at the Wenatchee River Institute. The first workshop "Garden Planning with Eron Drew" will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21. All skill levels are welcome. Classes are free for ELYCG members or with a $5 donation for non-members. All proceeds benefit ELYCG. For a workshop itenerary or more information, please contact Eron Drew at 548-4018 or (er02,03)

"Fall 2012 Wenatchee Area Fires - Before and After"

The Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition will hold a general meeting featuring a presentation, "Fall 2012 Wenatchee Area Fires - Before and After," by Michelle Ellis of the USFS on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Barn Beach Reserve, located at 347 Division Street in Leavenworth. For information, please contact Kim Levesque, 425-210-5136. (er02,03)

Museum closed for remodeling

The Upper Valley Museum in Leavenworth will be closed January and February for remodeling. Plans are to reopen the museum on March 1. There will be an event to commemorate the reopening. (er03,04)

Snowshoe Demo

Leavenworth Winter Sports Club will host the annual Bavarian Ice Festival Snowshoe Demo at Leavenworth Ski Hill on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Atlas and MSR snowshoes will be available for demo with fitting by Leavenworth Mountain Sports. A special snowshoe trail at the Ski Hill is setup just for participants. A bonfire will provide a warm welcome at the base. For more information, visit our website at or call 548-5477. (er02,03)

Empty Bowls Art Grants

Empty Bowls Art Grant applications are now being accepted. Closing date for applications is March 12. Teachers and community members who work creatively with local children and youth are encouraged to apply. See the Upper Valley M.E.N.D. website ( for details and application form. (er03,04)

Empty Bowls Festival

Glazing days will be held Jan. 25-30 for the 2013 Leavenworth Empty Bowls Festival in the Woodpecker Room at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort. All are welcome. Glazing days begin Friday, Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Family days and times, for those with children 13 and under, are Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan 27 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include a bowl to paint and a reservation to the soup supper in March. Special family rates are also offered. Call 548-4387. (er03,04)

Win a trip to Bavaria!

The Leavenworth Rotary Club is sponsoring their second annual raffle for a trip to Bavaria. Rotarians are selling a maximum number of 2,500 tickets for only $10 each. The trip includes round trip airfare from Seattle to Munich for two people and $3,500 spending money. Contract your favorite Rotary member or the Echo, 548-5286. These tickets make great stocking stuffers for Christmas! (erTFN)

Levy information meeting

There will be an informational meeting regarding the Feb. 13 Cascade School District Maintenance and Operations Levy election. The meeting will be at the Leavenworth Fire Station on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions/concerns regarding the levy, this would be an opportunity to ask those questions or you may e-mail the superintendent anytime at Call 548-5885. (er03,04)

Book Discussion Group

A new book discussion group is meeting in Leavenworth. Our first book will be "The Female Brain" by Dr. Brizendine. The group will meet on a Monday or Tuesday at a mutually agreed upon time and place. Future selections will depend on the group's mutual interest. Please call Jenny at 393-2482 to indicate your interest and give the meeting times which work for you. (er02,03)

Lake Wenatchee

Water District meeting

The second January commissioners meeting for the Lake Wenatchee Water District has been changed to Jan 31. It will be held at 10 a.m. at the District 9 Fire Station on the Lake Wenatchee Highway. Call 679-1353.

Link meetings on proposed schedule changes

Link Transit has scheduled public meetings to answer questions and take comments on the proposed service changes. These are informal drop-in sessions to give interested people the opportunity to talk with Link staff about the proposals and discuss alternatives. A meeting is set from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Beaver Valley Lodge in Plain. Call 662-1155. (er03)


Grief Place

Have you lost a loved one or close friend to suicide? Are you confused in what to do or how to feel? Wish you had someone to talk to that understands what you are going through? Grief Place - NCW Loss Support has provided a Survivors of Suicide Loss Group in the community for several years. A new six week group is starting on Monday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. The group is free however registration is required. Please call 509-662-6069 to register or if you have any questions. (er02,03)

Free Leadership Workshop

Electric Toasters Toastmasters invites the community to a free leadership workshop on the topic, "Service and Leadership," on Jan. 29, 7 a.m. - 8 a.m., at Chelan PUD Auditorium 327 N Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee.

Guests can experience the flavor of a typical Toastmasters meeting while also gaining practical leadership ideas that they can immediately implement in their lives and work. Electric Toasters, a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public-speaking and leadership skills in a supportive environment, regularly meets on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at the same location. Guests are always welcome. For more information about the workshops, contact Kelly A. Cordell-Stine at

Compassionate Friends to meet

Compassionate Friends will be hosting their monthly share meeting Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Located at Grace Lutheran Church at 1408 Washington St. Compassionate friends is a nonprofit organization which offers support to families that have experienced the death of a child. Please join us to share your thoughts and memories. For more information, Lisa Robertson PSA director at 881-1615. (er03)

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