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The wind was strong, the weather cool, but those who arrived in Entiat for the 2017 Kite Festival had smiles and that's all that mattered. The annual event was held Saturday, March 18 featured a good variety of kites in all shapes and sizes. Kite painting, a trio of musicians and family fun on a late winter's day.

The Chelan Friends of the Public Library received a $3,200 grant from Chelan’s Wilbur-Elis Company and as a result they have installed a art rail gallery system that will change every two months. Local photographer Gary Rittenmeyer is exhibiting his wildlife shots till April.

The Chelan Senior Center was filled with the wonderful aroma of corned beef and steamed cabbage on Friday in celebration of St. Patty’s Day. Seniors from Manson and Chelan gathered for the prepared lunch - many wearing the festive green - and listened to LCCHC CEO Kevin Abel give a presentation on the proposed new hospital.

Holly Hunter (pictured third from right) was recognized by the Chelan County Sheriff Department for all of the work she has done over the years at Walmart. Hunter, a Chelan graduate in 2011, enlisted in the armed forces after she graduated and served for 3-years before returning to Chelan.

Pups 4 Partners - Guide Dogs for the Blind (above) and Keg Dog (below), were among those humans and dogs who participated in the Top Dog Parade on March 11.
  Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney donned a kilt, waved an Irish flag and joined the fun as hundreds of onlookers from around the state gathered to watch the annual Wayne Kelly Top Dog Parade, Saturday, March 11. Sponsored by Kelly's Ace Hardware and the Lake Chelan Lions Club, this year's festivities...

McKellar, co-owner of Sunset Marina is all smiles as construction on the Marina has begun after a 13 year process of permits, mitigation work and other delays.
CHELAN - After 13 years of permitting, designing and mitigation work, phase one of construction on the Sunset Marina has begun. A project that will cost in the ballpark of $14 million when completed.  Located adjacent to the Lady of the Lake on Woodin Avenue, the year round private marina will hold...

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