Downtown Wenatchee appeared to be decked out in style as the Christmas season was approaching. This photo, believed to have been taken around 1925, shows Wenatchee Avenue looking north from Kittitas Street with garland greenery spanning the street. (Business World file photo)
More than one-third of households across the nation live in rental housing. Some households have chosen rental housing due to convenience or cost. Others, particularly lower income families, live in rental housing because home ownership is out of reach. Affordable rental housing for this population is important for families and communities as a whole.
Casting one's vote in a public election is a right enshrined in our constitution. The degree to which citizens freely exercise this right is viewed as a litmus test of a democratic society. Yet, even if most citizens are registered to vote, a small voter turnout can still occur. A plurality, ideally a large plurality, should characterize any election in order for elected leaders and for laws established by a vote of the people to have legitimacy. Unfortunately, this ideal is not always realized, though recent presidential elections have shown ...
“Gluten-free” is big business. Presently, approximately 1 percent (or 3 million) of Americans suffer from celiac disease, while 6-7 percent (18 to 21 million) experience a non-celiac gluten-sensitivity, and others opt for a gluten-free lifestyle for health or personal reasons. By some counts, nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population, accounting for 90 million Americans, is actively trying to live a gluten-free lifestyle.
With cherry season underway, several growers and packers are weighing in on the marketing side of things. The Packer, a trade publication for the fruit industry, offers a round up of changes. (https://wwrld.us/2sYNOoo)
WENATCHEE — Subsplash, a Seattle-based software company that focuses on apps designed for churches, will be the first incubator tenant in the Port of Chelan County’s newly-leased space in the Pybus Annex.
LEAVENWORTH — Leavenworth Greenhouse and Nursery owner Mike Chase saw an opportunity to mix business and pleasure when he bought 10 acres on the Chumstick Highway about 3 miles north of Leavenworth in late 2005.