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Jeff Ackerman | The future is in good hands

I love celebrations almost as much as I love printing presses. So the opportunity to drink beer at our Ninth Street production facility was too good to pass up.

Art of Community | Filmmakers launch The Wildfire Project

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.

Common Ground | Hollywood movie has a Wenatchee connection

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.
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Wilf Woods | Meanwhile, back on the farm …

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.

Wilf Woods | Wine rules when it comes to tourism

Marco Martinez, who runs Foothills Magazine's big wine judging project done in collaboration with Great Northwest Wine, invited us to visit the judging site last Tuesday.

They want the Columbia again

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.