Diverse music styles on tap for International Concert Series

The State Parks and Recreation Commission’s Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program invites the public to the annual Peace Arch International Concert Series at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the U.S.-Canadian border in Whatcom county.

CENTER STAGE: Famous musicians come to region

Queen of bluegrass comes to Darrington

Not very often will you find a “big-named” act coming to the region. And it’s especially not that often that you will have an opportunity to see a celebrity literally up-close and personal.

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Wauconda Hall hops into next century

Organizers of the Wauconda Community Hall Association’s 12th annual Sock Hop are calling the event a success.

Rotary donates to Envirothon team

Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club is supporting the Okanogan High School Envirothon team’s travel expenses to Maryland and Washington, D.C., to compete in the National Envirothon Competition this week.

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CENTER STAGE: Wauconda Hall plans celebration

Long before the Internet and modern technology ruled our daily lives, gathering with friends and neighbors was the thing to do for weekend entertainment. A small taste of the way it was is planned this weekend in Wauconda.

Apple Pie Jamboree kicks off Friday

The 70th annual Pateros Apple Pie Jamboree runs Friday through Sunday, July 14-16, in Memorial Park along the Columbia River.

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Wauconda Hall turns 100 years old

The Wauconda Community Hall Association, established in 1917, is planning to kick off a two-day centennial celebration commemorating 100 years since the original dedication of the hall.

CENTER STAGE: Summer brings work, fun

Last week I came to the realization that I truly love summertime. Aside from the sometimes-scorching temperatures, the lawn constantly needing to be mowed and an abundance in what seems to be never ending yard work, there’s just something special about the season.

CENTER STAGE: Music, fireworks planned

The Fourth of July weekend truly brings something special for everyone. Be it the bright, colorful fireworks displays, live music, backyard barbecues and libations, or just a time to relax and enjoy the Okanogan Country sunshine.

Hospital foundation nears completion on set of projects

The North Valley Community Health Association-NVH Foundation is completing a set of projects that have been in the works for the past two years. The projects include a walk-in-tub and a wheelchair accessible van for North Valley Extended Care. 

CENTER STAGE: Idol star comes to casino

Sammy Kershaw to perform Chelan Fair

Can you believe today is the first day of summer? Wow! Where has the year gone! Last Friday I attended the annual Art in the Park in Omak.

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Tonasket pool nears completion

A smile slipped across Norm Weddle’s face Thursday morning as crews began pouring a concrete slab next to the newly constructed bathhouse at the site of the new community swimming pool in History Park.

Omak eighth-grade students promoted

Eighth-graders at Omak Middle School participated in a promotion ceremony June 13 in the Omak Performing Arts Center.

Salmon bake planned Saturday in Pateros

A salmon bake and cultural celebration to benefit the Pateros-Brewster Community Resource Center is planned for 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 24, in Memorial Park.

CENTER STAGE: Time to dust off the vinyl

Cassette tapes begin to make comeback

Every now and then I enjoy going on an online shopping spree. I usually am looking for one specific item, and before you know it, I’ve wasted several hours and filling my shopping cart with all kinds of things I don’t really need.