Category: Our Arts and Culture

Podcast episode 51: Cary Simmons and the redevelopment of Kiwanis Methow Park

http://traffic.libsyn.com/artofcommunityncw/51_Cary_Simmons_of_The_Trust_for_Public_Land.mp3 My guest this week is Cary Simmons, the director of the Trust for Public Land’s Parks for People program. The organization has been engaging neighbors in South Wenatchee and throughout the community in...

Fostering community resilience the topic of Dar Williams’ visit

A rather remarkable series of community conversations will be held in the Wenatchee Valley, Leavenworth and Chelan next week hosted by acclaimed singer and songwriter Dar Williams, who wrote the powerful book “What I...

More Than a Park | City’s effort in engagement paying dividends, building community

Quietly and without much fanfare, the city of Wenatchee has in recent years found effective ways to engage members of the community in city projects. That approach is building greater trust and empowering individuals...

More Than a Park, Part 3 | Civic volunteer Teresa Zepeda has a vision for Methow Park

When Teresa Zepeda thinks about the redevelopment work that is about to begin at Kiwanis Methow Park and the support the project is garnering from many parts of the community, she is excited for...

More than a Park, Part 2 | Artist Terry Valdez rediscovers his roots in South Wenatchee

WENATCHEE — Artist Terry Valdez’s roots in South Wenatchee go back to the 1950s, when his family moved here from New Mexico and became one of the first Latino families in the Wenatchee Valley....

More Than A Park, Part 1 | Rediscovering South Wenatchee: A diamond in the rough

I am intrigued and fascinated by the quiet transformation happening in South Wenatchee, a neighborhood that was for decades under-appreciated by the community and ignored in terms of city investment. But our community has...