The creative engine behind The Wildfire Project, a multimedia presentation designed to inform and inspire local efforts to reduce the risks of wildfire, is North 40 Productions, a small, homegrown company of mostly self-taught creatives.
The spirit of collaboration is the dominant theme in the greater Wenatchee Valley these days. We are seeing important steps being taken to break down barriers and think more cooperatively rather than competitively.
The new romantic comedy that hit theaters this past week — "Mother's Day" — has an interesting Wenatchee connection. Wenatchee native Fred Grimm, a high school classmate of mine, who went on to a success real estate development career with Triad Development in Puget Sound, is one of the executive producers of the movie, which features Jennifer Aniston, Julia Robert, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis.
There's a new look to Mansfield wheat fields nowadays, with "no till" wheat planting the latest change. Darold Wax took Fred Deal and me last week to see the operation, run by one of his relatives, Doug Poole.
We are saying goodbye to a terrific news reporter Friday as Michelle McNiel leaves us to take a community liaison position with the North Central Regional Library. This is a tremendous loss for us but a terrific gain for the library.
Do not joke about William Shatner. The former Capt. Kirk proposes building a pipeline to divert water from the Northwest to “solve” California’s drought. He’s launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.