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Now you can be part of Ariel's world when Stage​ ​Kids W​A​, in partnership with the Numerica Performing Arts Center, and presenting sponsor, McQuaig and Welk, PLLC, present the musical, "The Little Mermaid Jr.," running Dec. 3-5​.​

Princess Ariel spots a human and falls in love. But not just any human -- a prince! The mermaid strikes a deal with a wicked sea-witch and leaves her ocean home for dry land.

Armed with a “dinglehopper” hairbrush, and with the help of her feathered and finned friends, Ariel follows her heart to win over the dashing Prince Eric.

The one-year-old youth theater program, Stage​ ​Kids W​A​, presents the musical version of the childhood story, based upon the 1989 animated Disney film. A youth cast of 52 actors from 19 local schools, will don more than 500 costume pieces to re-create the beloved tale.

“​Working with this community of talented kids and their parents has been a joy,” says StageKids founder and show director, Michelle McCormick. “Together we've created a beautiful show and memories that will last a lifetime.”

Don't be the poor unfortunate soul to miss out on this one!

Tickets are available at www.numericapac.org — $15 for adults and $12 for children.

For more information, ​visit www.stagekidswa.org. Download high resolution images and video here.

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Regular Board Meeting
142 Pedoi St., Bumgarner Building, November 12th, 2015, 4:10pm

I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Deletions and Additions
IV. Public Comment/Questions
V. Approval of Minutes
a. Minutes of the October 8th, 2015 Regular Meeting
b. Minutes of the November 4th, 2015 Special Meeting
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Reports
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
a. Director’s Report
b. Park Improvements
i. Downtown Waterfront Master Plan
ii. Willow Point
VIII. New Business
a. Parks Board Meeting Time
b. Parks Security Contract
c. Commercial Vendors
d. 2016 Budget
e. Levy Certification and Resolution
IX. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: December 10th, 2015 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi St., Bumgarner Building

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The Manson Parks and Recreation has open registrations for this year’s basketball season.

This program is for Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Sign ups can be completed at the Parks Office (142 Pedoi St.) or ONLINE (at mansonparks.com). Office hours are Monday through Friday 10am - 2pm.

LAST DAY FOR SIGN UPS WILL BE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th and the office will remain open until 6:00 p.m. to accommodate working parents.

Registration Fee is $15.00 (and $14.00 for an AAU card if you have not purchased one already, a total of $29.00).

Late sign ups (after November 10th) will not get a T-shirt.

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Special Board Meeting
Manson Grange, November 4th, 2015, 7:00pm
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. New Business
a. Public Forum: Downtown Manson Waterfront Improvements
IV. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: November 12th, 2015 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi St., Bumgarner Building

wsdot logoFeedback vital to plan’s development; public invited to weigh in at any of scheduled meetings statewide

OLYMPIA – Thanks to a coordinated planning effort, the next 20 years of transportation statewide are beginning to take shape. Now, it’s the public’s turn to help influence the future of multimodal transportation in Washington state.

Released Wednesday, Oct. 21, by the Washington State Department of Transportation, the draft Washington State Public Transportation Plan aims to better integrate all modes of public transportation to meet the needs of Washington communities for the next two decades. In order to gather feedback, WSDOT invites individuals to learn about the plan and provide input online or attend any of the public meetings taking place across the state.

“All of our lives are better because of public transportation,” said State Transportation Assistant Secretary Amy Scarton. “Whether it’s rush-hour commuters in the city, students getting to school or seniors going to the doctor, public transportation helps connect people with their communities. This plan offers a blueprint for how our state’s communities and transportation providers will work together to adapt to our changing world and better meet the needs of the people and businesses in those communities.”

The future of Washington’s transportation system—which includes buses, light rail, ferries, and trails for bicycles and pedestrians—will be shaped through partnerships between communities, government agencies and service providers. This draft plan, developed by WSDOT along with transportation agencies and service providers throughout the state, takes another step in defining these new partnerships.

About the plan

The Washington State Public Transportation Plan aims to improve transportation for everyone. It provides a framework for the next generation of efficient, effective public transportation. The plan also brings state and local organizations together to support economic and job growth, clean air and water, and thriving communities through public transportation.

Get involved

WSDOT and its partners are assembling an extensive list of opportunities for Washingtonians to help shape the plan. The meeting itinerary will ultimately include stops in several cities and towns in most counties across the state. These in-person events are designed in part to encourage the public and stakeholders to engage and provide feedback on the plan, and WSDOT will work to ensure that feedback influences the final plan. WSDOT will accept comments about the plan until Jan. 4, 2016.

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Join us for a Public Forum
November 4th, 2015
Grange Hall, Manson
7:00pm
PUBLIC FORUM

Manson Parks has been working with our local architect, Larry Hibbard in planning Downtown Manson Waterfront and Park Improvements. We would like to show you what has been discussed and need to hear from you and get your input!

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Regular Board Meeting
142 Pedoi St., Bumgarner Building, October 8th, 2015, 4:10pm
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Deletions and Additions
IV. Public Comment/Questions
V. Approval of Minutes
a. Minutes of the September 10th, 2015 Regular Meeting
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Reports
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
a. Public Access Areas
b. Boat Club
c. Director’s Report
d. Park Improvements
VIII. New Business
a. Commercial Vendors
b. 2016 Budget
IX. Adjournment
Next Regular Meeting: November 12th, 2015 at 4:10pm, 142 Pedoi St., Bumgarner Building

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The North Central Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has the honor of inviting you to Join us for our 15th Annual Scholarship Banquet to gather funds for the scholarships that are given to local students annually.

On Friday June 19th from 5pm to 9pm at the Senior Center on 1312 Maple St. in Wenatchee WA.

There will be dinner, drinks and live entertainment from Mariachi "Estrellas De Oro". And a silent auction.

For more information , regarding Sponsorship or Tickets please call Lorena at 670-8575 …. Area 509 670—8575
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La Camara Hispana de Comercio de Norte Central Washington, le invita a su decimo quinta Cena de Gala para reunir fondos para becas que se daran a estudiantes locales.

El evento sera este Viernes 19 de Junio de 5pm a 9pm en el Senior Center del 1312 Calle Maple St. en Wenatchee, WA

Habra cena, bebidas y entretenimiento en vivo con “Mariachi Estrellas de Oro” ademas de una subasta en silencio. Para informacion de patrocinios, boletos o mesas llamar a Lorena 670 –8575 area 509 670-8575.

bucknerblossom350IN THIS ISSUE
Include in this update from the Orchard are the following;
 
  •     Annual Meeting May 11
  •     Great News!
  •     Buckner House Renovation
  •     Membership Renewal - Is your's in?
  •     Blossoms!
 
ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual Meeting of the Foundation will take place at 7 PM, May 11, at the Lake Chelan Reclamation District Offices in Manson.
  • Election of officers and board members
  • Financial Report
  • Orchard Report
  • Review of 2014 Activities
  • Interpretative Activities Review
  • Projects - Review and Funding
  • Goals Report and Adoption
  • Budget Adoption and Project Funding for 2015
 
GREAT NEWS AT THE ORCHARD!
Since purchasing the Buckner Orchard from Harry and Lena Buckner in 1970, the National Park Service has employed seasonal workers to maintain the orchard.  For the past 20 years, Laurie Thompson has, as a seasonal employee, cared and nurtured the historic trees. 
 
In March, that all changed.
 
With little fanfare, and after months of process, the orchardist position at the Orchard was designated a permanent position and Laurie was hired to fill it.  This is great news for both Laurie and the Orchard!  Laurie will no longer have to continually reapply for the seasonal work, and funding is now on a more secure basis for care of the Orchard.
 
BUCKNER HOME RENOVATION UPDATE
Attached is an NPS document laying out the how and why of the next phase of renovating the Buckner Home for future NPS housing at the Orchard.  This is a worth-while read if you are interested in what is happening with this historic house.
 
Renovation was begun in 2014 and was detailed in our http://bucknerhomestead.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/BHHF-2014-ANNUAL-REPORT.pdf Annual Report and this document.
 
 
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
Have you renewed your Foundation membership for 2015 in support of our work at the Orchard?  Forgot?  Its never too late!
 
Would you like to support our work by acquiring your first membership?  Guess what, its not too late for that either!
 
Memberships and donations can be sent to BHHF at PO Box 184, Manson, WA  98831.
Here the link to our membership page and how to be involved:  http://bucknerhomestead.org/get-involved/"
 
 
BLOSSOMS AT THE ORCHARD
The first apple blossoms of the year began emerging on April 19, and rushed head-on into full bloom three days later.    Unfortunately, or fortunately, we missed the full-bloom but did see the early blossoms as they began to sneak out in the warm April sun.

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The Manson School District Board of Directors announced the 2015 Blue and White Excellence Awards winners at its March board meeting. Nominations were submitted by staff, students, and community members. Award recipients were: English Language Development Coordinator/ELA Teacher, Katie Sperling and Manson School Bus Driver, Lynn Chamberlain.

The Manson School District Board of Directors will officially recognize the award winners at its regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, April 27 at 6:00p.m. in the elementary library.

The recipients will also be recognized on May 5 in Wenatchee at the Convention Center at the annual North Central Educational Service District’s Excellence Awards Banquet.

A big congratulations to other nominees: Addie Velasco, Kim Williams, Jane Pratt, Kevin Sanford, Amy Anderson, and Janine Sanford.

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Katie Sperling - A nominator shared, “She is truly an advocate for all students, has vast literacy knowledge (both English and Spanish readers) and works tirelessly to support staff on a daily basis. I am proud to work alongside her and she energizes and inspires me by the work she is doing district-wide.”
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Lynn Chamberlain - A nominator shared, “She has an excellent driving record and is appreciated by her riders/students, parents and colleagues alike. Lynn goes beyond her working role in support of students by voluntarily attending many school and athletic events. She is a “true blue” Trojan fan.