Rising water levels……………..

Speechless Beauty, By: Amanda Fisher

Got your beach toys secured? The rain over the last several days has already brought the lake up significantly and the current forecast shows heavy rain over the weekend. The river flow forecast shows the river at Peshastin rising several feet over the next several days and we usually get about 3/4 of the rise forecast there. The weather and river flow forecast can be followed Here.

Road maintenance work and the normal accumulation of debris in ditches has created some possible blockage of ditches and culverts so it’s a good time to check those-  several times in the past those blockages have caused severe damage to homes and caused roadway washouts.

Trunk or Treat on Halloween in Plain

The annual Trunk or Treat event will take place Halloween night, October 31st,  from 6PM to 7:30 PM in the parking lot of Plain Grocery/Plain Hardware/The Old Mill. Decorate your car trunk and come with treats or just bring your kids to trick or treat. The event is sponsored by Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue, local merchants and the community.

 Thanks to the Think Pink fund, a group of local business owners, Cascade Medical is offering free mammograms through October for uninsured women who live within the hospital district, including Dryden, Peshastin, Leavenworth and Plain. The idea started with Obertal Mall last October, where business owners created a “Think Pink” campaign to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Businesses set aside “pink” items – such as hats, soaps and crafts — with plans to donate a portion of the sales locally. They worked with Cascade Medical to ensure that those funds would benefit local women. “Our biggest goal was to impact our community directly,” said Shawna Villalazo, owner of The Bubblery. “If we can help one person come in and get checked, it will be worth it.”
Participating businesses include: Simply Just For U, Flavor Express, Jones Gallery, Village Alps, Art to Suit You, Mainz House of Rocks, The Broken Barrel Mercantile, The Bubblery and India House.
New this year, two businesses also agreed to host fundraising events dedicated to Think Pink. BeYoutiful Hot Yoga joined the effort by offering a by-donation yoga session, 11 a.m. Oct. 22 at their studio, 213 14th St. in Leavenworth. Watershed Cafe will donate part of the proceeds from Local’s Night, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 23.
As the Think Pink campaign grows, the hope is that more women will come forward to get screened.
A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast that can detect cancer early, when it’s most treatable. Insurance companies are required to cover mammography for women age 40 and over. For women who are not insured, the Think Pink fund will cover the cost. Cascade Medical conducts about 240 mammograms a year.
“I think it’s a remarkable example of the way the community pulls together to help people in need, both financially and for their health,” said Diane Blake, Cascade Medical CEO.

 County Commissioner Kevin Overbay will meet have his monthly open meeting with constituents this Friday, October 13th, in the conference room at Beaver Valley Lodging, in Plain. This is the building immediately South of Plain Grocery. Mike Kaputa, Director of the Chelan County Department of Natural Resources,  will accompany  Kevin and answer questions about the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire program and other fire prevention issues. The meeting begins at  9AM so bring your coffee, questions or comments on any county issue. These  meetings have been well attended and very satisfying to the attendees.

 It’s fall clean-up time at the Lake Wenatchee YMCA camp. The dates are for Saturday, October 28, (Make a Difference Day in the Wenatchee Valley)  from 9-5pm,  and again on Sunday October 29 from 9-2pm. We’ll have plenty of coffee and have a warm fire going. There will be both indoor and outdoor projects and everyone is welcome young and old!. In particular I am looking for folks that have and can bring a log splitter, chain saw as we have quite a bit of wood to split/stack so that we can fill up our wood sheds in advance of winter. Volunteer are needed………
We will provide free lodging and meals for all those who are in attendance. Some of the projects we have lined up are:
• Cleaning of the lodge
• Cleaning of the cabins
• Tending Burn piles
• Clearing storm debris from the camp trails
• Closing down the waterfront and archery range for the winter season,
• Painting the OEE and Lodge bathrooms
• Rebuilding the campfire stage prop shack
• Cutting, splitting and stacking firewood
• Eating of s’mores
• And much more!
We ask that you please RSVP so we can plan on food and accommodations. If you would like more information or to RSVP contact Camp Director Tim McElravy at tmcelravy@lwycamp.org or (509) 763-9622.

Tim McElravy
Camping Services Director
Lake Wenatchee YMCA Camp

 Due to a scheduling conflict, the regular meeting of the Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue District Commissioners will begin at 9:00 AM,  instead of the regular 10:00 AM, on October 10th, 2017.

The meeting will be held at 21696 Lake Wenatchee Hwy, Leavenworth WA 98826

Meet Senator Brad Hawkins

  Washington state senator Brad Hawkins will do a “listening tour” of his district in the upcoming days. If you are interested in arranging a time to visit with him at any of these visit sites, email him at brad.hawkins@leg.wa.gov or phone his legislative office at 360-786-7622. No appointments will be needed at the October 5 stop at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee or the Saddle Rock Community Hike on October. Hawkins will be joined by Governor Inslee on the Saddle Rock hike on Oct 7th.