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Experience the healing power of the back country

By on September 24, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Experience the healing power of the back country

By Brad Brisbine Lovely Meander Meadow sits at the top of the Little Wenatchee River Watershed. This meadow is of a more intimate scale than Spider Meadow, three valleys east, surrounded by a towering fortress with eight waterfalls. Two years … Continue reading

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Now I am in charge

By on September 24, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
Now I am in charge

By Constance B. Bean Some years ago, at the age of 70, I wrote an article for The Good Life about finding love and romance a second time. A dear man, a widower named Jay Bean, stepped into my life. … Continue reading

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Passage to Juneau: Reviewing life and landscapes as brothers complete last leg of paddle journey — 40 years later

By on September 24, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Passage to Juneau: Reviewing life and landscapes as brothers complete last leg of paddle journey — 40 years later

by Andy Dappen In June of 1974, my mother drove my older brother, several friends and me to the banks of Horseshoe Bay just north of Vancouver, British Columbia. She smiled for us as we loaded our homemade canoes and … Continue reading

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The (ugly) truth about mushrooms

By on September 24, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
The (ugly) truth about mushrooms

By Susan Sampson Every September and October I hear somebody rhapsodizing about the joys of foraging for wild mushrooms. The damp coast range hills of Washington state and Oregon and the Cascade foothills of the Pacific Northwest offer some of … Continue reading

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HELLO, OLD FRIEND: Momma hikers rejoice in the beauty and peace of sub-alpine Necklace Valley

By on September 24, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
HELLO, OLD FRIEND: Momma hikers rejoice in the beauty and peace of sub-alpine Necklace Valley

story and photos by Sarah Shaffer There is something to be said about trekking high into the mountains to take in the sub-alpine country. It may be the heather flowers, the huckleberries, or the pine and dry dirt smell. It … Continue reading

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Llamas are an aging hiker’s best friend

By on September 24, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Llamas are an aging hiker’s best friend

story and photos BY BRAD BRISBINE Three years ago, sunning at spectacular Spade Lake peninsula camp, I announced to my hiking partners Len Lamb (since 1976), and Justin Weedman (since 2004), that this may be my last backpacking trip. Len … Continue reading

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The Lookout looks back to the future

By on September 24, 2018 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
The Lookout looks back to the future

By Susan Lagsdin Sometimes a house is more than just a home. Chelan’s north shore development, The Lookout, also reminds us that a house can represent a philosophical construct, a sociological trend or an economic reality. Guy Evans is extremely … Continue reading

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IN THE FLOW: Niki Stewart has drifted around the world, finds her inspiration in India and paints in Wenatchee

By on September 24, 2018 in Arts with 0 Comments
IN THE FLOW:  Niki Stewart has drifted around the world, finds her inspiration in India and paints in Wenatchee

By Susan Lagsdin Being in the flow is an essential state of being for Wenatchee oil painter Niki Stewart. “When I have a preconceived concept in my mind, my ego gets in the way. It breaks the flow and makes … Continue reading

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The prince and the bar maid

By on September 24, 2018 in Events with 0 Comments
The prince and the bar maid

The Student Prince winds up its run at the Snowy Owl Theater the end of September. The Student Prince is the story of Karl Franz, crown Prince of Karlsberg, who, as he nears manhood, is sent to complete his education … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee for October 2018

By on September 24, 2018 in Events with 0 Comments

Leavenworth Community Farmers market, every second Monday, 5 – 9 p.m. Local bounty, delicious food, wines and drinks. Watershed Cafe. Info: leavenworthfarmersmarket.org. NCW BLUES JAM, every second and fourth Monday. 7 – 10 p.m.  Riverside Pub. Homegrown Country Jam, every … Continue reading

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Shorts cartoon

By on September 24, 2018 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Shorts cartoon

October 2018 cartoon by Dan McConnell

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Pet Tales October 2018

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Pet Tales October 2018

Jackson is a four-year-old mini Goldendoodle that we got as a puppy. We’ve had several dogs in the distant past but not for about 20 years. We have never had one like Jackson. He was the best decision we’ve made … Continue reading

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The All-America Bavarian city?

By on September 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
The All-America Bavarian city?

By Lee Martin I’ve been a reader of The Good Life since the beginning and I find the articles to be entertaining as to what the Good Life means. I am not sure this qualifies in your magazine but I … Continue reading

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W. T. Clark – Rags to riches to rags

By on September 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
W. T. Clark – Rags to riches to rags

By Rod Molzahn William Timothy Clark’s story is filled with contrasts; success and failure, wealth and poverty or, as Clark would say, “Boom or Bust.” He was called “The Father of Wenatchee” though he didn’t arrive in the valley until … Continue reading

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Heart disease in women: Unheralded killer

By on September 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Heart disease in women: Unheralded killer

By Jim Brown, M.D. Surprise! Women are different than men. I am not referring to the obvious but it might surprise you to know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. It … Continue reading

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There’s good news today! Believe it… because it’s true. don’t let the negative nellies make you sick with worry

By on September 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
There’s good news today!  Believe it… because it’s true. don’t let the negative nellies make you sick with worry

By June Darling Today, 137,000 fewer people are in extreme poverty than yesterday! This number, according to Oxford economist Max Roser, is true (on average) not only for today, but for every single day since 1990. Why am I telling … Continue reading

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Nootka Rose keeps on working after bloom fades

By on September 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Nootka Rose keeps on working after bloom fades

By Jaana Hatton “A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose” states a line in the 1913 poem Sacred Emily by Gertrude Stein. What she means is that things are what they are – period. How befitting … Continue reading

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Loving nature, but danger under foot

By on September 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Loving nature, but danger under foot

By Mike Cassidy Editor Boy, are we loaded with outdoor and hiking stories this month. You might say we could use a pack animal to carry this load of outdoor adventure to our fine readers. Speaking of beasts of burden, … Continue reading

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Tap, tap, tap, the Downy Woodpecker is at work

By on September 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Tap, tap, tap, the Downy Woodpecker is at work

By Bruce McCammon Walk along the Apple Capital Loop Trail in Wenatchee and listen carefully as you pass the tall cottonwoods near the Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club boathouse. You may hear the short, whinnying song or the tapping sound of … Continue reading

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Rays of sunshine: Wenatchee volunteers help install solar power pack for remote african hospital

By on September 21, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Rays of sunshine:  Wenatchee volunteers help install solar power pack for remote african hospital

By Yvette Davis Imagine you’re an eye surgeon taking out a cataract. Your fingers are holding a sharp scalpel that’s about to slice through the patient’s cornea. Then without warning all the lights above you flicker and go out. What … Continue reading

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September 2018

By on September 18, 2018 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
September 2018

Rally around the trees at Nason Ridge • Checking out and checking off Spider Meadows • Painting rocks of hope • 5 reasons to SUP (stand up paddleboard) • Building a farm house in undiscovered Malaga • There’s a home … Continue reading

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Tubers cartoon

By on August 28, 2018 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Tubers cartoon

Moving to Mexico: Was that wise?

By on August 28, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Moving to Mexico: Was that wise?

By Mike Cassidy Editor After our cover article about Bill and Cindy Rietveldt moving to Mexico came out in July (“One more adventure: ‘We felt like kids again’”), I’ve had readers ask questions. One emailer actually went beyond asking a … Continue reading

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Eastern Kingbird: A fun-to-watch bug catcher

By on August 28, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Eastern Kingbird: A fun-to-watch bug catcher

By Bruce McCammon I enjoy traveling around our area, within Washington, the Pacific Northwest or to foreign countries. Travel means that there will be new birds to see and habitats to explore. The diversity one experiences with travel makes life … Continue reading

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Idaho Fescue: Whimpy grass stronger than it looks

By on August 28, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Idaho Fescue: Whimpy grass stronger than it looks

By Jaana Hatton Idaho fescue may not look like much: it’s wispy, almost frail looking in its grassy existence. But, it is one you want to take note of. It’s beneficial in many ways, both for food and landscaping. This … Continue reading

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Passing down stories — and life’s lessons

By on August 28, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Passing down stories — and life’s lessons

By June Darling Recently our entire family — my husband and I, our sons and their wives, and their children — took 11 days to experience Tennessee together. I was raised in Tennessee and my mother still lives there. It … Continue reading

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Live a fuller life by slowing down time

By on August 28, 2018 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Live a fuller life by slowing down time

By Jim Brown, M.D. Does time speed up as we age? This might seem like a strange question to many of you. We generally are pretty certain that time does not change. After all we measure time with our clocks … Continue reading

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A life lived hard and varied in Wenatchee

By on August 28, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
A life lived hard and varied in Wenatchee

By Rod Molzahn Ed Ferguson rode into Wenatchee in the spring of 1894. The greatest Columbia River flood in memory was still receding and the road from Colockum Creek to Wenatchee was mostly impassable. Ferguson left the wagon he was … Continue reading

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My Summer of ’42 moment

By on August 28, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
My Summer of ’42 moment

By Cary Ordway I happened by my old hometown the other day — just a drop-in visit, mind you — and now I’m awash in those childhood memories that we all carry around but leave neatly filed away in the … Continue reading

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Focusing on a life artfully lived

By on August 28, 2018 in Arts with 0 Comments
Focusing on a life  artfully lived

By Susan Lagsdin Erin Nash was last seen by our readers last year on a cover of The Good Life in a super-selfie, leaping into the air with her friend Brianna, with Wyoming’s Grand Tetons as a backdrop. Her story … Continue reading

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