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Chelan Ridge Hawkwatch Field Trip with the Wenatchee River Institute on October 3rd

Learn about raptor biology and hone your identification skills

Travel & Leisure Published Sep 3, 2019
Each fall thousands of hawks, eagles, and falcons fly along a high ridge above Lake Chelan on their way to winter territories. Join Wenatchee River Institute for a field trip to the Chelan Ridge Hawkwatch International (HWI) observation point to ...
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Beers, Brats and the Chicken Dance
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Beers, Brats and the Chicken Dance

– all that and more at the 49th annual Odessa Deutschesfest. Eins, zwei, g’suffa!

Travel & Leisure Food & Drink Published Aug 13, 2019
In its 49th year, the Odessa community is hosting Deutschesfest, a festival tribute to the small town’s German heritage. With German music drifting down the streets of this small farming town, the delicious scent of homemade German staples fills ...
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The Legacy Resort at Frenchman Hills
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The Legacy Resort at Frenchman Hills

The home of your dreams or a perfect vacation get-away. Welcome.

Travel & Leisure Published May 23, 2019
As a vacation get-away envision your family enjoying summer water sports of boating, fishing and sunbathing; golf with family and ...
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Dani Dunlap, BBCC Aviation Student
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I will be a pilot

Big Bend Community College student, Dani Dunlap, sets her sight on a lofty goal

Travel & Leisure Published May 17, 2019
by Melea Johnson ~ One year ago, on May 18, an energetic group of Big Bend Community College students was happily washing cars to raise funds for the aviation program enrolled in. Their cheerful faces and outward enthusiasm drew drivers in whether ...
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Sanbon High School Principal Kim Jong Un and Vice President of Learning and Student Success Dr. Bryce Humpherys sign a Memorandum of Understanding and are currently planning to offer an opportunity for Sanbon high school seniors to spend a few months studying at BBCC.

Big Bend Community College & South Korean High School & University sign MOU

Agreement to cooperate with one another in pursuing educational exchanges

Travel & Leisure Published May 1, 2019
On Friday, while on a visit to Gunpo, South Korea, Big Bend Community College Vice President of Learning & Student Success Bryce Humpherys and representatives from Sanbon Technical High School and Cheongju University each signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing ...
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This place is so lovely...
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This place is so lovely...

Seed Cupboard Nursery in Royal City, Washington

Travel & Leisure Published Apr 25, 2019
Traveling from Seattle, I crossed the Vantage bridge and took a right onto Highway 26. Only a mere 16 miles of picturesque driving later, I came upon a place (I will come back to every chance I get.) Left off the highway, ...
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A walk thru the past ...

A walk thru the past ...

Grant County Historical Museum offers guided tours until 4PM

Travel & Leisure Published Apr 25, 2019
OPENING DAY May 4th, 2019, this historic museum provides an amazing experience for young and old with a collection of old photos, tools, farm equipment, rocks, Wanapum, and Sinkiuse Indian artifacts, cowboy paraphernalia, clothing, documents, and household furnishings from the homestead ...
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14 Days, 13 Nights voyage to Greece and Italy

14 Days, 13 Nights voyage to Greece and Italy

Join the Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce aboard the Norwegian Jade

Travel & Leisure Published Jan 22, 2019
Voyage back in time to ancient Greece and medieval Italy on this round-trip cruise from Rome. While in Santorini, visit the beautiful whitewashed hilltop towns of Oia and Fira and their breathtaking views of the caldera below. Climb up the ...
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"Elegant Travelers on a Journey"
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"Elegant Travelers on a Journey"

The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival announces the 2019 Theme

Travel & Leisure Published Dec 22, 2018

The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival today announced the 2019 theme as “Elegant Travelers on a Journey”.  The 22nd annual festival ...

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Olde World Trading
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Olde World Trading

Home of the Unusual

Travel & Leisure Published Dec 13, 2018

You won't believe what you find here. When you walk through the door it is like you are traveling to parts of the world you have only dreamed of going. And, you will want to go back to...again ...

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Old Fashioned Christmas in the Pioneer Church circa 1904
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Old Fashioned Christmas in the Pioneer Church circa 1904

Quincy Valley Historical Society & Museum invites you and your family

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Dec 13, 2018

You are invited to a meaningful Christmas Celebration in the Pioneer Church with readings, Scripture, traditional Carols, and the lighting of the tree in the German tradition. Refreshments to follow ...

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Francisca Juarez with BBCC Automotive instructor, John Martin.

BBCC automotive graduate Francisca Juarez selected for Tesla training program

Preparing for a career with electric vehicle manufacturer

Travel & Leisure Published Dec 5, 2018

Recent Big Bend Community College graduate Francisca Juarez has officially been accepted into the Tesla START Student Automotive Technician Program at Shoreline Community College. Tesla START is a 12-week intensive training program that prepares students for a career with ...

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Harvest Mazes and Pumpkin Patch

Harvest Mazes and Pumpkin Patch

Saturdays and Sundays in Quincy

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Oct 28, 2018
The Quincy Valley Lions Club in conjunction with Becerra Gardens presents their annual Harvest Mazes and Pumpkin Patch, September 29 through October 28, 2018.

Cost is $6 per person and includes the mazes, a pumpkin of choice, games, and activities. Children 2 years ...
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Odessa's own German band, the Oom Pas and Mas, has been a part of Deutschesfest since its beginning in 1971
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Willkommen to Odessa Deutschesfest

A three-day celebration of German-Russian heritage

Travel & Leisure Published Sep 12, 2018
Odessa's celebration of its German-Russian heritage has grown into one of the largest and most prestigious community festivals in the region. Sponsored by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, the festival is a three-day extravaganza of entertainment, food, sports, music, and ...
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Bharatanatyam Classical Dance of India
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Celebration of CULTURES October 13, 2018

Festival for all ages in Quincy

Travel & Leisure Published Sep 9, 2018
Where: Heritage Park in Quincy
When: Saturday, October 13 / 10AM to 3PM
Why: To share our uniqueness and celebrate our unity.

A fun FREE festival filled with music, dance, food, and arts will be an experience you ...
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Skagen Jet Boat Weekend at MarDon Resort
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Skagen Jet Boat Weekend at MarDon Resort

beach, bonfires, jet boats, and music by Seattle's Iron Dragon

Travel & Leisure Published Sep 4, 2018
Skagen Jet Boat Weekend beginning Friday, September 7th and goes thru the weekend.

This big family event scores big with a variety of jet boats tearing up the waters. Get warm with big bonfires and rock out with ...
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Tough Enough to Wear Pink
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Tough Enough to Wear Pink

Columbia Basin Rodeo Association partners up with Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation

Health Matters Travel & Leisure Published Aug 16, 2018
Thursday night’s rodeo is dedicated to “Tough Enough to Wear Pink”, a program about increasing awareness of breast cancer. Most PRCA rodeos including the National Finals in Las Vegas dedicate one night to this cause. We’re not Just “...
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Get busy living

Get busy living

By Melea Johnson

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Jun 29, 2018
What if you wake up some day and you're way past 50, and you never went swimming in cool lakes all those years because your thighs were jiggly and your bathtub seemed just fine?

What if you were just ...
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Soap Lake

Don't just do something. Sit there.

By Melea Johnson

Travel & Leisure Published May 2, 2018
There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going. Take your time. Be still. Listen. Wait. Schedule time to rest. On purpose. Running flat out to accomplish a certain something is not the most important if the sacrifice along the way ...
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The 2018 Vintage Faire
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The 2018 Vintage Faire

Okanogan County Fairgrounds April 28

V Gallery Travel & Leisure Published Feb 21, 2018
Every Spring the Vintage Faire gals and over 50 vendors transform the Okanogan's dusty county fairgrounds into a vintage wonderland. There are three large buildings including a beef barn, busting at the seams with quality furniture, repurposed goods, enamelware, and farm ...
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Far-Fetched

Far-Fetched

By Melea Johnson

Travel & Leisure Published Feb 1, 2018
I can get ready in 5-minutes. When it comes to a new adventure, taking time to apply makeup is of no concern no matter how many times I've been told the importance of a good primer.

With a ...
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Painting Goes Global
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Painting Goes Global

4,781 miles and a walk in the rain…transport of painting goes global

V Gallery Travel & Leisure Published Jan 30, 2018
I left SeaTac Airport on a February day with a box of rolled painted canvas to be delivered to an art patron in Portugal, who at the time lived in Amsterdam. Turns out it was less expensive to simply make ...
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The Day I Floated in the Sky
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The Day I Floated in the Sky

Travel & Leisure Published Sep 9, 2016
While working for the Venue Magazine you never know what opportunities or surprises will come your way… so when I was offered the assignment to ride in a hot-air balloon at the Quincy Valley Balloon Festival, I jumped at the ...
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