[7/23/21] Lavender and Art Festival This Weekend

Posted in Education, Recreation

The Lake Chelan Lavender and Art Festival runs through Sunday.  It’s at Siren Song Farms, just before you get to the Knapps Hill Tunnel on 97A.  Produced by the Lake Chelan Lavender and Art Festival Foundation and the Lake Chelan Arts Council, whose president, Dan Crandall, explains some of what will be there: And Crandall […]

[7/21/21] Senior Center Open Again

Posted in Feature, Recreation

Good news for seniors: the Chelan Senior Center is back open, and will be bringing back their programs gradually.  But they are open for lunch, as explained by Leanne Withersby with OCTN, Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition, which provides the meals: You can either come in for your lunch at the Senior Center, or have […]

[7/21/21] Franz Closes DNR Lands In E. Washington To Public Access

Posted in Fire and EMS, Recreation, Wildfire

State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz visited the site of the Red Apple Fire in Sunnyslope yesterday, and announced a major closure: The decision to close recreation and all public access on DNR-managed lands east of the Cascades is in addition to the burn ban that Commissioner Franz enacted earlier this month on the […]

[7/16/21] Bachfest!

Posted in Recreation

It’s been a great week of concerts here in the Chelan area for Bachfest, but do you know how it got started 40 years ago?  Dr. Louise Simons is co-president of Bachfest, and relayed a short history of its beginnings earlier this week: Simons says Bachfest is a great force for generating relationships in the […]

[7/14/21] Slidewaters Loses Appeal In Court

Posted in Business & Economy, Politics, Recreation

Slidewaters, which sued Gov. Jay Inslee over his COVID-19 restrictions, has lost its appeal in federal court.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the Governor had the authority to restrict and even close businesses as needed during the public health emergency, and that “the substantive due process rights of the waterpark, its owners, […]

[7/14/21] Lady Cat Back In Service, Renamed

Posted in Business & Economy, Recreation, Transportation

We got this word from the Lake Chelan Boat Company: “After sitting idle for 15 years, the new owners of the Lake Chelan Boat Company dusted the Lady Cat off and started running her again in 2020.  This provided them with vital and technical information as to why she stopped running in the first place, […]

[7/1/21] Drowning Avoided At Lakeside Park

Posted in Fire and EMS, Recreation

Some quick thinking from a few people helped keep a serious situation from becoming a tragedy at Lakeside Park Tuesday.  We got in touch with Chelan Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Brandon Asher, who said the call came about 3:15: It may be one thing to say to calm down in a potential drowning situation, […]

[7/1/21] Community Center Update

Posted in Feature, Recreation

You may have been driving past the construction site for the Community Center at Lake Chelan, and wondered, where’s all the construction?  The easy answer to that, according to Allan Meyer with the Seven Acres Foundation that’s spearheading the Community Center project, is COVID, and that has slowed every project down.  Yet, Meyer says things […]

[6/15/21] Bach Fest Returns For 40th Season

Posted in Feature, Recreation

Good news for music lovers – Bach Fest is back for its 40th year.  And even better news – it will be live. Last year, of course, it had to go virtual, along with everything else; this year, the concerts return to Riverwalk Pavillion, and wineries around the valley.  There will be virtual concerts with […]

[6/8/21] PUD Hears Future of Manson Dog Park

Posted in Public Utility, Recreation

The Manson Dog Park, and its future, was a subject of discussion at the latest Chelan County PUD Commission meeting.  Commissioners were shown a proposed site development plan for the old swim hole, and were given a brief background explanation of the property – and the PUD’s role in it – by PUD Managing Director […]