Pybus Public Market is pleased to offer a series of unique and fun classes for the general public on Tuesdays from September 10 through December 3 . Classes are free, unless otherwise indicated below. Some classes have a limited number of attendees, so be sure to sign up early! The location of most classes will be in the LocalTel Event Center at Pybus Public Market. Each class will last 60 to 90 minutes on a Tuesday. Classes are taught by local volunteers with an interest and aptitude in the subject. The public is invited to register for as many classes as you like. To register, click here: https://pybuspublicmarket.org/contact-us/sign-up/pybus-university/ then click on the “Register Now” link next to the class listings.
We have good news on the parking situation along the waterfront. The City of Wenatchee has added some additional public parking spaces on Worthen street — just south of the pedestrian foot bridge and across (west) from the Hilton Garden Inn. See photo. This gravel lot is open 24/7 and can handle some ~20 cars. It is only a short walk to Pybus Market and the Apple Capital Loop Trail. The lot is open to the general public.
Great people make great things happen. Pybus Market is proud to announce that marketing & operations coordinator Aly Laris was recently named by The Wenatchee World as one of “30 Under 35” community leaders. She joins Pybus board of directors Cori Bautista, Kristin Lodge and Lindsey Weidenbach who have also received this honor. Congratulations Aly and thank you for making our community a better place to live in!
The 6th annual art program “All of Creation,” hosted by Pacific Crest Church and Pybus Market Charitable Foundation, will be at Pybus Public Market on Thursday and Friday, August 8 and 9 from 10am to 12 noon both days. The 2-day art camp is a FREE, secular art day camp for children ages 4 to 18 years old. Participants will create their own art work with local artist and volunteers from the Wenatchee Valley. “All of Creation” helps children “explore and create” various forms of art through several different art media. Stations include: watercolors, abstracts, sculpture and recycled art, poetry, character drawing, and more. This year there will be a new art discipline: photography. The photography classes will be limited
The new plaza at Pybus Public Market is now open. Construction started in May. There remain a few work items to compete, including landscaping and light poles, which should be completed by late August,” said Steve Robinson, executive director. “The Pybus Plaza Project signals the commitment by Pybus Market Charitable Foundation, the City of Wenatchee and the many “Friends of Pybus” to the continued improvement to our facilities and grounds so as to provide a world class visitor experience to this amazing community asset,” said Daryn Klinginsmith, chairperson of the PMCF Building committee and PMCF board of director. Whitebird Construction is the contractor, and Brad Brisbine of MJ Neal Associates is the architect.
To celebrate the past forty years and honor all those who have contributed to its success, the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market (WVFM) will offer a very special line-up on Saturday, July 20 from 8 AM to 1 PM. Among the family friendly events are a magician, live folk music, and a raffle of locally made products from market vendors. Kids and adults will love to learn about the honey-making process and find the queen with McGregor’s live beehive, or they can visit play in the dirt with a live composting demonstration from Yaksum Canyon Truck Farm. “We are celebrating farmers and artisans coming together under one metaphorical tent every Saturday, every summer, for forty years. That is a big feat!
Pybus Public Market and Pybus Foundation board of directors, staff and merchants welcomed their new Transitional Executive Director, Leslie LePore-Freytag to the non-profit organization. LePore-Freytag succeeds departing Executive Director, Steve Robinson. She will lead the Pybus Public Market and Pybus Foundation team as they continue to build on the success established by Mr. Robinson. “It is a good time for me, personally and professionally, to depart. I plan to stay engaged in our great community,” said Mr. Robinson. Mr. Robinson joined Pybus Public Market and Pybus Foundation founders, Mike and JoAnn Walker seven years ago as they built their dream. Pybus Public Market has been embraced by the community and has become the must-see-stop for the travelling public – truly
Effective July 1, John Pistoresi became the new owner and operator of the Pybus Cheese Shoppe, acquiring it from Barb and Dave Hambleton. Hambleton’s had owned and operated the merchant space at Pybus Market since November 2013. Pistoresi owns the existing Cheesemonger’s Shop in Leavenworth. “I am excited to join the other merchants at Pybus Market who have built such a popular community gathering place,” said Pistoresi. “We expect to build on the success of the Pybus Cheese Shoppe, but we will also expand the selections of cheeses, add additional retail items that are unique and of high quality such as chocolates and preserves, and do a remodel of the space to improve the shopping experience,” added Pistoresi. “We will