Posted Friday, 03-27-15 Wenatchee is the epi-center of mariachi music this weekend. Ramon Rivera, director of Mariachi Huenachi at Wenatchee High School, says the 17thth annual Mariachi Northwest Festival continues through Saturday. listen here There's a student showcase Friday at seven at the High School Auditorium. The cost is by donation. A matinee featuring some great acts is held at two p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10. The centerpiece is the Gala Concert Saturday night. listen here Tickets are $20 at the door. $15 advance tickets are available at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, Wenatchee High School, the Latino Marketplace, Esmerelda's Bakery and Ariana's Bakery.
Posted Friday, 03-27-15 The A.Z. Wells Foundation announced this week that 16 non profit agencies and hospitals through North Central Washington will receive grants totaling over $900,000 this year. Ray Taylor, secretary of the Foundation's Allocation Committee says recipients include the YMCA, YWCA, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts, Campfire, Wenatchee Valley College and hospitals in Brewster, Chelan, Ephrata, Grand Coulee, Leavenworth, Moses Lake, Omak, Quincy, Tonasket and Wenatchee. listen here On a side note, Taylor says earlier this year researchers finally were able to find out what A.Z. stood for, Alfred Zechariah.