WHO WEARS SHORTS IN THE WINTER IN WENATCHEE? Did You Survive This Winter?
Some times people will come up to me and say, “That’s a true Washingtonian right there! Being able to handle cold weather wearing shorts!” Actually, I’m a warm climate beach boy from SoCal.
BUSINESS MOTTOS TO LIVE BY: Does Your Workplace Here In Wenatchee Have One?
With each successful business, many have mottos that they live by. Within our jobs, and even in our personal lives, it’s about the culture that makes the best work environment. There’s nothing like being positively encouraged and uplifted. I’ve worked at places where I’ve said, “It’s like family here”.
TOP 5 BARS IN WENATCHEE: Are They Your Favorites?
I recently wrote about my dream of starting up a tiki bar here in Wenatchee, wondering if a tiki bar could actually be successful. Could we successfully compete with the other bars around town. So I had to find out what people thought of some of the local bars. Talk with people, and of course checking out the ratings of these places.
WENATCHEE APPLESOX: Gearing Up With the Boys of Summer
Gibson, Moffitt, and Ponce are just the beginning. Others will follow. Coming back as a tight knit team knowing the each other’s patterns as each one grows better. Once a young team just getting to know each other. 2023 is going to look like a season of synchronize swimming. At least…that’s what we’re hoping for.
THE TINY TOWN: Krupp, Washington (Or is it Marlin, Washington?)
With each tiny town, I’d discover interesting history that makes these small hard to see dots on the map so unique. So while looking for another tiny town to explore with just a few people living there, I stumbled upon a town named, Marlin with a population of 52-ish. But when I went to look it up on the map, to my confusion it kept pointing me to Krupp, Washington. “No, you stupid Google Map! I want Marlin, Washington!” Once again I was directed to Krupp in Grant County.
SO! WHY AREN’T PEOPLE MOVING TO WENATCHEE?
Small towns has it’s charms and that’s why people want out of the overcrowded, heavily traffic, crime infested big cities. We love a close-knit community where we care for and love each other.
LETS COME UP WITH NICKNAMES FOR WENATCHEE
We’ve all had some kind of nickname throughout our lives. Sometimes those nick names that were savagely given to us by a bully in junior high that had written that branded name on our underwear after giving us a wedgie.
THE TINY TOWN: Neah Bay, Washington
The name "Neah" refers to the Makah Chief Dee-ah, pronounced Neah in the Klallam language (which is fascinating itself, and deserves it’s own article) The town is named of body of water Neah Bay, which acquired its name in the early 19th century. The town was called by several different names since the 1700’s, but by 1847, the bay was first called Neah by Captain Henry Kelley during his “reorganization of the British Admiralty charts”. Although at the time, Kellett spelled it, "Neeah Bay”. Perhaps since the name refers to Chief Deeah, with a similar spelling.
THE TINY TOWN: Anatone, Washington
Anatone didn’t always have a really low count. Anatone was first settled in 1878 by Daniel McIvor and Charles Isecke. It was named after a woman who was part of the Nez Peace (Nimíipuu) Tribe that lived in the area. It was a slow growth. In 2000, they counted about 221 residents.
ROAD RULES FOR ROUNDABOUTS
I know. In the past couple of months it seems like we’ve been hearing so much about roundabouts in the Wenatchee Valley. With the aggravation of all the roundabouts on First Street, to the new ones being created in North Wenatchee and Leavenworth. It makes our heads spin like Linda Blair’s head in The Exorcist. But “They” tell us that roundabouts are for the most part safer than the 4-way stops. Here are the stats.