August 2016 archive

Glamping Shaffer Style

Glamping is the activity of camping with some of the comforts and luxuries of home. It derives from the words “glamourous” and “camping,” as said by This was our family’s second attempt at camping with our daughter who is now three and we decided to do it “glamping” style. To quickly sum up a […]

New school year, new style

Happy first week of school, moms and dads! It’s always a mixed bag of emotions — from crying to happy dances. My daughter is starting middle school today and we’re both terrified. I know she’ll do great, though. We met her principal during a recent back to school night and she asked my daughter if she was nervous. […]

Putting down roots: Alison Talbot of littleRÜTZ

How does a busy mom with a new baby at home launch her own business? For Alison Talbot, it all started with the floors. “My husband and I bought this really charming 1922 house in Wenatchee and it’s got the original fir floors, which are so gorgeous, and also so splintery. I was picking splinters from […]

Have a nice weekend.

What are you all up to this weekend? Saturday night is date night in my house. Woo who! My husband and I are going to the Wenatchee Wine and Food Festival. It’s always a great time, but apparently tickets have been selling like crazy this year, so I’m expecting a big, fun crowd at the Town […]

Animal stories!

Wenatchee naturalist and educator Susan Ballinger will present special animal-themed children’s story times at several North Central Regional Library branches this month. The focus of her story times will be “Meet your neighborhood mammals” and will include reading aloud, puppets, finger-play and hands-on education with skulls, horns and animal tracks. Ballinger, representing the Chelan-Douglas Land […]

What’s happening? Your weekly events post

Looking for something fun to do? Here are a few events happening locally in the next week. Want more? Go to Get a sitter… The Wenatchee Wine and Food Festival returns to the Town Toyota Center on Saturday night. The price of admission gets you wines from all the very best local wineries, local craft beers, and decadent foods prepared by […]

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