COPING WITH WENATCHEE WASHINGTON WINTER WEATHER
When I first moved to the PNW from my home on beaches of Southern California, My friends back home were deeply concerned when I accepted a job in Oregon. “How are YOU gonna survive the dreary sky in Eugene?”
THE TINY TOWN: Grace, Washington
If you were to google search Grace, Washington, two things are gonna happen. You’re gonna find 30 stories about someone by the name of Grace Washington or Nancy Grace is reporting on something bad that happened in Washington, long before you find something about this tiny town. Grace sits just off route 522, where if you slow down enough to where the car behind you honks their horn, you’ll see a sign that reads, "Town of Grace. Established in 1906. Population 12".
HAPPY NATIONAL NERD DAY
Yeah. National Nerd Day is a thing. When we were kids, that may have been an insult. But as an adult, for me at least, I’ve embraced the status. Perhaps maturity. Or perhaps the opposite, as it brings out the kid in me. And that brings us back full circle. lol.
UGH! THE SNOW IN THE WENATCHEE VALLEY!
I was chatting with a listener on the request line who was heading home from work, looking forward to more snow to fall in the Wenatchee Valley. “Really?”, I asked. “Yes! The snow is beautiful!”, she replied. “I love it!” My jaw dropped, stunned. “Well…ah…ok.”
GEARING UP FOR A SUMMER WITH THE WENATCHEE APPLESOX
I know, we’re ankle deep in snow and Wenatchee Wild games, but I’m already dreaming of warm summer days and heading over to Paul Thomas Sr. Field for another season with the Wenatchee AppleSox. How odd was seeing an AppleSox post on Instagram with a bunch of photos of the stadium seats covered in snow. It’s like when two seasons collide!
THE TINY TOWN: Skykomish
And then there are really small towns. Like Skykomish, here in the state of Washington. The tiny town has a total area of 0.33 square miles. Its current population is about 160 people. The population peaked in the 1930’s when the census count was 562. You can almost fit the whole population into the town’s favorite local pub called, Whistling Post Saloon. Where when the train cruises by and blows the whistle…they serve up free shots.
BIZARRE DRINK COMBOS YOU CAN GET IN WENATCHEE
If you’ve ever watched the old 70’s/80’s TV show, Laverne & Shirley, their favorite beverage was milk and Pepsi. Today it’s known as a dirty soda. Perhaps you recently saw Pepsi’s holiday campaign featuring Lindsay Lohan with their Pepsi and milk commercial, calling the drink, Pilk. It sounds gross, but I finally tried it....and it wasn’t bad.
COME FLY WITH ME: Out of Wenatchee (More Than Once A Day)
It was one of the bigger stories here in the Wenatchee Valley in 2022. And it frustrated many trying to fly out of Pangborn Airport for business, family affairs, vacations, or for those who just enjoy sitting closely to others in very tiny uncomfortable seats on an airbus.
HEROES ON THE AVENUE
So when I moved to Wenatchee last year, it felt like home (minus the beach, of course) when I saw American flags being put up along Wenatchee Avenue in downtown for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Veteran’s Day.
WENATCHEE WILD’S DAVE RAYFIELD ON HIS ANNUAL MILITARY APPRECIATION CAMPOUT FUNDRAISER
So doing these special events like the Military Appreciation Campout fundraiser, isn’t something out of the ordinary for Dave Rayfield. And this particular event is something he started because it was on his heart. Knowing it takes the community to help make it successful.