Nason Ridge Update

The Lake Wenatchee community is very pleased to be working with the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) and the Trust for Public Lands (TPL) in an effort to purchase and conserve the Nason Ridge property. Nason Ridge is a much loved, much used, and highly visible property with outstanding recreational and natural resource values.

Any successful purchase will require substantial philanthropic financial support from the local community, and the CDLT will lead the local fundraising effort once it becomes clear that there is a pathway to purchase the property. TPL and the CDLT will continue to update the local community as that pathway develops.

At this time it is most important for the local community to be engaged, continue to build a list of supporters, and have its voice heard. If you have not signed our petition to Save Nason Ridge, please do so link to petition . Please share the petition with friends, family and via social media.

Free hazardous waste disposal event Sept 29-30

 The Chelan County household hazardous waste collection event is Sept. 29-30 at four locations. Gather up all those old household chemicals you’ve been storing and bring them for proper disposal. It is free to county residents. A reduced fee applies to businesses, which must pre-register.

On Sept. 29, the event will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Headquarters building on Melody Lane in Wenatchee and 10 a.m. to noon at the Entiat Fire Station. On Sept. 30, the event will be 9 a.m. to noon at the Chelan Fire Station in Chelan and 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Peshastin Elementary School. To get to the Peshastin site drive East from Leavenworth on US 2, turn left across the Peshastin bridge at the traffic light, drive about 1/4 mile and turn right on School Street.

The collection event gives households the chance to dispose of toxic and corrosive materials in a safe way. Materials include things like drain cleaners, paint thinner, old gas, brake fluid, anti-freeze, garden pesticide, insect spray, pool chemicals, bleach and ammonia, and oil-based paint. New this year, latex and water-based paint will not be accepted. Water-based paint can be thickened with kitty litter or other absorbent material, dried and then safely disposed of in your household garbage.

For more information, call Chelan County Public Works at 667-6415 or visit



Watch “Making Way For Salmon”

Mark your calendar for Sunday afternoon and plan to spend it relaxing and touring homes located in our area. It’s been a number of years since Lake Wenatchee and Plain have been featured in this annual fund raising event for Cascade Medical Center. This year the Home and Garden Tour features 8 homes and will be held Sunday, Sept 17 from Noon-5:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and are sold at Plain Hardware, Cascade Medical Center and each Home on the tour. This year’s proceeds go toward a remodel of the Endoscopy Suite and purchase of new equipment. The tour includes a variety of styles: ‘tiny homes’, a European chateau, a comfortable ‘over the garage’ residence, and a home recently featured in Good Life magazine.

Local restaurants will offer ‘Plain Bites’ – free samples at several sites, and Glassybaby votives will be offered for sale.

This fund raiser is sponsored by the Cascade Medical Foundation who since 1992 has purchased over one million dollars worth of medical equipment for our community. Please help support quality medical care in our area by attending and be sure to bring a friend!

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LakeWenatcheeInfo has proudly supported The Plain Pantry for many years. The Pantry is a valued and much needed service staffed by volunteers who work in our community daily supporting and assisting others. On Sunday they and Plain Community Church have organized a community wide event to bring our community closer together.

This event is FREEE and  begins at 11:30. Everyone is welcome.

Activities include:
BBQ Dinner provided by The Pantry!
Bouncy House!
Carnival Games and Races organized by Stonewater Ranch!
Chiwawa Valley 4-H animals!
Inflatable Water Slide from Tall Timber!
TeePee Play Area!
Fly Fishing Activity with Family Lines!
Lake Wenatchee Fire Department Children’s Activities!
Face Painting!
Kettle Corn!
Grunewald Guild Art Table
Plain Valley Nordic Team Roller Ski Activity Course!

Coffee with Kevin- Friday, Sept 8th

 Have an issue you want to discuss with your County Commissioners?  Commissioner Kevin Overbay will have his monthly sit-down in Plain with constituents tomorrow, Friday, September 8th, at 9AM, at Beaver Valley Lodging which is the first building South of Plain Grocery. Lilith Vespier of the Community Development/Planning Department will accompany Kevin and can answer questions about the pending revision of the Shoreline Master Plan, building permits, etc. Bring your coffee and enjoy a couple of hours with Kevin-  these monthly meetings have been well attended and very informative.

  On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and UAL flight 93 were attacked and destroyed by Islamic extremist terrorists. 2996 people died that day and 6000 were injured. Among the fatalities were 2135 civilians, 343 firefighters, 71 police officers, 55 military personnel and 8 EMT/Paramedics.
The Washington State 911 Memorial is located in Cashmere and ceremonies there at 11AM on Monday, September 11th, will commemorate those who died. Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue along with other area fire departments, police agencies, civilian and military groups will participate in the program and Fire Chief Mick Lamar will be among the speakers.
Please join us in honoring those who perished on September 11, 2001. The memorial is located at the Riverside Convention Center in Cashmere.