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Spraying dry lead on apple trees(Washington State Historical Society, A.G. Simmer, 1925) An effective means of controlling pests in orchards was to spray the trees with a mix of lead and/or arsenic. This practice continued into the 1950s. As lead and arsenic are elements, they do not go away. As such old orchards are often locations of residual contamination. Other pesticides may be present as well from past agricultural activities, but the long term use of lead and arsenic simply do not go away. “Conversion of agricultural land to residential or other uses has created a potential risk to human health due to the residual soil contamination. Washington State Department of Ecology has been attempting to address this issue and has conducted numerous soil cleanups where schools have been located on former orchards with elevated lead and arsenic levels in the soil,’’ Dan McShane/July 28, 2016
CHELAN - Chelan Basin Conservancy will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 26 at Fire Station No. 7 in downtown Chelan. Manson resident and retired environmental scientist Dr. Brian Patterson will give a presentation on Regulatory and Health Issues Associated with Residential Development of...
Max, Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinics wellness program mascot turned five and the community came together at Wapato Point to celebrate by running at the Max’s Family Fun Run 5k. Close to 250 participants including families, parents and their children walked, jogged and ran the 2.5k or 5k...
MANSON – Reverend Mike O’Neal joins the Manson United Methodist Community Church. In 1988, Rev. O’Neal earned his Masters of Divinity from Duke University. He began his Vocational Ministry at Duke where he was a Duke Intern serving at Fairgrove United Methodist Church in Thomasville. Rev. O’Neal...
WENATCHEE -  Numerica Performing Arts Center kicks off the 2018-2019 Season with a Led Zeppelin tribute band, Zepplin USA, on Sept. 28, and a Monthly Movie on the Big Screen: The Sandlot (1993) on Sept. 26. The Sandlot In partnership with the Wenatchee Downtown Association, as part of Young...
WENATCHEE - The Junior Service League of Wenatchee has changed its name to Women's Service League of NCW effective immediately. Its first event under that new moniker is Tuesday, Sept. 18. Celebrating 10 years, the local women’s volunteer-based nonprofit kicks off its new year with a Summer...

Geo Danifes of Chelan showed his 1968 Pey, Road Runner.

Hawk’s Eye View - 305 Chukar Run Road An inlaid mosaic design decorates the entry into this spacious Hawk’s Meadow home built in 2010 by Dave Harkey. The open plan central area includes a living room with majestic fireplace, a dining area and small dining nook, and the kitchen with its own walk-in pantry and polished granite counter tops. Everywhere, the view of the lake and surrounding hills from the ceiling-high windows is breathtaking. Walk down the hall to the master bedroom with its own expansive views, walk-in closets, and large, beautifully appointed bath. Near by, the child’s suite includes a playroom and bedroom with an ornamental round window. A flight of stairs leads down to a finely finished wine cellar with seating around a glass-topped wine barrel. At the East end of the house, look into the office space, laundry, and guest room with ensuite bath and fine down lake views. On its own terrace overlooking the lake, the free-form pool and hot tub invite one in for a dip, and the lanai is handy for a change of clothes. Walk around to the casita, with its kitchenette, two bedrooms and bath, in its own private world on the hill.
CHELAN - Lake Chelan Community Hospital Guild B will hold their annual Home Tour on Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Four Chelan area homes are on the tour. In conjunction with the Home Tour there will be a free Art Show at Tsillan Cellar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring Northwest Artists. Tickets for...

Forty-five swimmers participated in the eight annual Lake Chelan Swim in Manson.
MANSON - The eight annual Lake Chelan Swim was held this Saturday, September 8. Forty-five swimmers swam from Willow Point Park to Manson Bay Park, 1.5 miles in distance from shore to shore. The swimmers age ranged from 14 to 76 years old and anything in between. Sally Coleman stated that this year...
CHELAN - The Chelan Parks Department is now registering soccer players for boys and girls that are in Kindergarten through 6th grade. All are co-ed. The cost is $25 for Kindergarten and $35 for grades first through sixth plus $17 for the AAU card. Must bring birth certificate. You can sign up at...

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