Buckner Orchard Harvest Fest 2017 wrapup
- Written by Herb Sargo
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It was a beautiful weekend in the Stehekin Valley, and, despite an 80% chance of rain, we avoided any notable precipitation! It was also a record-setting weekend, with all three events having a great number of attendees. Most importantly, there was a tremendous amount of good times!!
Valley Music Across the Generations, featuring many fine Stehekin Valley musicians, hosted over 180 people at the Stehekin School Friday evening. Many thanks to JoAnne Reiter (coordinator) and all those who shared their musical talents with a packed house! Our sincere thanks to the Stehekin School and students for the use of their building and for setting up!
Picking, Pressing, and Potluck welcomed more than 260 people to the Historic Buckner Orchard on Saturday, finding trees with an abundance of common delicious, Rome beauties, and Johnathon's. Many thanks, again, to Agnes on Fire for providing a great set of tunes for those enjoying the chili, cider, and all the potluck goodies.
Saturday's Harvest Fest activities can be viewed in slideshow form by clicking on the photo above. Select the first photo once in, then click on the triangle button in the lower left corner to view the slideshow. No downloading needed!
This year's Harvest Fest Raffle raised more than $1,300 to support the work of the Foundation at the Orchard. If your name is Jeff Parsons, you were the big winner for the day, winning three times, including the helicopter flight! Many thanks to all who supported the Orchard in this fashion!
Our very sincere appreciation to those who donated the raffle prizes, including:
Helicopter Flight-Lake Chelan Helicopters
Custom-knit socks/mittens—Bob Nielsen
Custom-knit stocking cap—Nancy Barnhart
Quilted wall hanging—Christy of Little Sisters Quilts
The Stehekin We Remember—The Buckner Sisters
(Winners-Trapper Robbins, Jeff Parsons, Patty Schrag)
Buckner Orchard Apple Wine—Dick Bingham
(Winners-Jeff Parsons, Larry M, Dana Barton, Wendy Garfoot)
Individual or Family Portrait Session—Barnhart Photography
One-hour Message—Stehekin Massage, Wendy Garfoot
Holden Village Gift Basket - Holden Village
Poetry Night culminated a very well-attended weekend with 32 folks reading, reciting, or just enjoying listening to a variety of pieces selected by those in attendance.
Harvest Fest by the Numbers
- 182 -Valley Music Night attendees (previous high 162)
- 266 - Harvest Fest attendees (220)
- 32 - Poetry Night attendees (19)
- 0 - amount of rainfall on Saturday!
- $1,300 - raised by the raffle
- 3 - number of raffle prizes won by Jeff Parsons, (book, wine, and helicopter ride)
- $110 - donations
- 13 - people at Friday Work party
- 36 - number of total volunteer hours on Friday
The work of many individuals make Harvest Fest the event it is. Additional thanks also goes to The Stehekin Pastry Company, The Stehekin Landing Resort, Stehekin Valley Ranch, Jim's Pumping Service, Lake Chelan Boat Company, Mountain Barge Services, and the National Park Service for their support, as well.
Hit and run by intoxicated driver
- Written by Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal
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On 10/16/17 at approximately 6:51 PM Douglas County Deputies received a report of a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian.
The victim, a 57 year old Rock Island woman, was walking her dogs on the sidewalk near the intersection of Saunders and N. Garden Ave. She said the suspect vehicle came through the intersection and up onto the sidewalk striking her. The woman rolled up on the hood and off the passenger side. She saw the vehicle pull into a small trailer park and was able to give deputies a good description of the vehicle and driver.
Deputies were able to locate the driver and contact him. He appeared to be intoxicated. The driver, 63 year old Miguel R. Isidro of Rock Island, was arrested for hit and run and DUI. He was booked at the Chelan County Jail without incident.
The victim was taken to Confluence Hospital. Her condition is unknown but it is believed her injuries were not life threatening.
Manson High School goes to the races
- Written by Janice Stewart
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Manson High School Ag/shop program held their semi-annual cardboard boat races recently at Manson Bay Park. Every few years’ students in Kevin Amsden shop class spend about two weeks creating a boat entirely out of cardboard and duct tape. Before they begin to construct their boat, they must first learn the science, physics and buoyance in creating their card board boats.
A few of the key principals they learn are: center of buoyance, center of gravity, displacement, draft, hydrodynamics, keel, and design process. They begin by make small prototypes of their boat and floating them in a small pool as they add golf balls to simulate weight. They also learn the positive and negative design features of each boat. They then go full scale, which culminates in races at Manson Bay.
A big thank you goes out to lifeguard, Vickie Downey, who is always on hand for the races, Chelan County EMS and the Manson Parks Department, who allow us to use the park for our races.
Aurora Flores becomes President-Elect of WSSDA’s Board
- Written by Janice Stewart
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Manson School Board Member, Aurora Flores was certified as the next Washington State School Directors Association’s (WSSDA) board president-elect.
Flores has been a school board director for 20 years in the Manson School District, over half of which she has served as her board’s legislative representative. Flores is currently vice president of WSSDA’s board and is a governor-appointed member of the Professional Educators Standards Board.
“I strongly believe that public schools with local control are still our best public education option and this is why I’ve dedicated so many years to serving my local school district,” said Flores. “But I am humbled at being confirmed as president-elect on the board of the largest group of elected officials in the state of Washington.”
As president-elect, Flores will be a member of the WSSDA board’s executive committee, which is composed of the board officers (president, president-elect, vice president, past president) plus one additional WSSDA board member selected by the board.
Fellow Manson Board Member Jama England commented, “Aurora is a dedicated educator. She relies on life experiences to help formulate her "out of the box" thinking. She is an asset to Manson Schools as well as all the other districts she serves.”
Superintendent Matt Charlton added, “Manson is really fortunate to have Aurora as a long serving school board director. Her dedication to our community and to the success of every student in our state is commendable. Congratulations Aurora!”
Manson Parks Regular Board Meeting 10-12-17
- Written by Robin Pittman
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Regular Board Meeting
142 Pedoi St., Bumgarner Building, October 12th, 2017, 4:10pm
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Additions & Deletions
IV. Public Comment/Questions
V. Approval of Minutes
a. September 14, 2017 Regular Meeting minutes
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Reports
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
a. Park Improvements
i. Manson Bay Waterfront Revitalization Project
1. Pacific Engineering
b. Comprehensive Plan update
c. Director’s report
VIII. New Business
a. 2018 Budget
Next Regular Meeting: November 9th, 2017 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi St., Bumgarner Building
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