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October 2019

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October 2019

Retired teacher gets asked: “Do you remember me?” • Readers tell us their stories on “Why we moved here.” • Modern homesteading loves farming at the end of a dirt road • Check out these homes in 3 local home … Continue reading

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River cartoon

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River cartoon

Why we moved here

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Why we moved here

Earlier this summer, we asked readers why they moved here — for climate, for love, for work, for fun or for some other reasons. Here are some of our favorite responses: Coming for love… and hiking; returning for hiking By … Continue reading

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Here’s smiling at you

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Here’s smiling at you

By Donna Cassidy While taking house photos on the Waypoint Farms for this issue — see page 18 —  I noticed the farm had alpacas. Now this photographer cannot pass up taking pictures of alpacas, as their faces are so … Continue reading

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‘Hello Mrs. Nelson, do you remember me?’

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
‘Hello Mrs. Nelson, do you remember me?’

By Constance Nelson Bean I have been retired from teaching for 25 years, but it takes no time at all to be back in the classroom whenever an adult approaches me and says, “Hello, Mrs. Nelson, do you remember me?”  … Continue reading

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A former difficult student was inspired by Mrs. Nelson

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

BY ANDREA WALLIN I was one of THOSE kids in school.  I remember my first and second grade teacher, Mrs. Connie Nelson with such love and fondness. Mostly because she was always kind and loving towards me.  I very distinctly … Continue reading

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Modern homesteading

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Modern homesteading

By Story Burke  photos by donna cassidy I’m a modern homesteader. To understand me, take a step back into the days of pioneers; think of the blood, sweat and tears those adventuresome souls gave in search of a land to call … Continue reading

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Closer to the alpacas: Couple moves down the mountain, with help of family builder friends

By on August 24, 2019 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Closer to the alpacas: Couple moves down the mountain, with help of family builder friends

This is one of the homes on the Building North Central Washington’s 2019 Home Tour and Remodeling Expo.  Tour dates are Sept. 13 – 15, with 11 homes. Visit: www.buildingncw.org/events for more information and to buy tickets for Chefs on … Continue reading

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Artist gets joy and gives joy with his sketching of homes

By on August 24, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Artist gets joy and gives joy with his sketching of homes

Story by Marlene Farrell Photos by Kevin Farrell Mogens Bach is a relatively new board member of Cascade Medical Foundation (CMF), but he’s been putting his artistic talent to work for their cause.  His sketches of homes were such a … Continue reading

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Leavenworth tour features 5 beautiful homes, most along the river

By on August 24, 2019 in Events with 0 Comments

The Cascade Medical Foundation is hosting the 24th Annual Home and Garden Tour on Saturday, Sept. 14, from noon to 5 p.m.  This year’s tour features five homes in the Plain area, four of which are riverfront. The homes represent … Continue reading

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4 homes & art show in Lake Chelan Tour

By on August 24, 2019 in Events with 0 Comments
4 homes & art show in Lake Chelan Tour

There is a home tour in Chelan in September, too, with Guild B — the fundraising friends of the Chelan Hospital — showcasing four distinctive sites for the annual Chelan Home Tour plus sponsoring a related art show. The 2019 … Continue reading

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Hey, let’s start a theater

By on August 24, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Hey, let’s start a theater

By Susan Lagsdin What’s in a name?  When two local couples made the big leap in 2016 to start a new theater company, they christened it the Full Circle Theatre Company. It symbolizes a return for them, said Pete Kappler, … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee October 2019

By on August 24, 2019 in Events with 0 Comments

Rocky Reach Hydro Project, now through 11/1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Museum, café, balconies that offer panoramic views to the dam and grounds, juvenile fish bypass system. A 90-seat theater shows movies and ample parking for recreational vehicles and … Continue reading

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Pet Tales October 2019

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Pet Tales October 2019

Mailee Goller, Wenatchee walks Samson daily. Samson is a 3 1/2-year-old Alaskan Malamute. “He was the size of a football when we got him (at five weeks), said Mailee, and she carried him around clutched in her arm like a … Continue reading

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The Elephant Man marches into the PAC

By on August 24, 2019 in Events with 0 Comments
The Elephant Man marches into the PAC

The Mission Creek Players are doing The Elephant Man during September, and promising it’s “like nothing you’ve seen before.” It is based on the true story of Joseph “John” Merrick, a 19th Century Englishman who was afflicted with a disfiguring … Continue reading

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Where’s the Beef? Or Mission Impossible Whopper

By on August 24, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Where’s the Beef? Or Mission Impossible Whopper

By Jamie Howell I grew up regarding red meat with a certain reverence. I was 22 years old, long-haired and a good 80 pounds lighter than I am today, out to travel the world with a guitar and a backpack … Continue reading

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Promises. Promises. Promises.

By on August 24, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Promises. Promises. Promises.

By Rod Molzahn As white Americans headed west to settle new lands, they were armed with the doctrine of “Manifest Destiny.”  They had the right to take, for their own, the ancestral lands of Native Americans with thousands of years … Continue reading

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Modern grandparents have much to teach — and learn — from the little ones

By on August 24, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Modern grandparents have much to teach — and learn — from the little ones

By June Darling When I was in my late 20s, Jimmy Carter declared that we should honor grandparents on Sept. 8. The day would be set aside to appreciate the joy and wisdom grandparents bring. I’m not sure Jimmy had … Continue reading

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Our story on why we are here

By on August 24, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Our story on why we are here

By Jim Brown, M.D. Over the years I was often asked, “How did you decide to settle in Wenatchee?”  Before deciding to move here, neither my wife nor I had ever been in the state of Washington. Growing up in … Continue reading

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A career saved by a simple sentence

By on August 24, 2019 in Columnist with 1 Comment
A career saved by a simple sentence

By Mike Cassidy Editor Somewhere in the last century, I landed my first non-farm job by working part-time at a small rural Western Washington daily newspaper, helping the sports editor cover high school and other local sports. This was a … Continue reading

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Northern Flicker: Hey, ladies, listen to my drum beat

By on August 24, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Northern Flicker: Hey, ladies, listen to my drum beat

By Bruce McCammon As we walked on the Apple Capital Loop Trail one spring, we heard what sounded like a jackhammer pounding on metal.  We’d heard variations of this before and knew that we’d soon see a Northern Flicker sitting … Continue reading

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August 2019

By on August 22, 2019 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
August 2019

The unknown dangers of dog collars • Finding a sister in Germany • Leave the driving to the train engineer • A gift from Leonard Sauer of Sauer Mountain • The little garden that helps kids grow • Norway revisited, … Continue reading

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Entiat grape growing reaches new heights

By on July 29, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Entiat grape  growing reaches new heights

By Alan Moen When a stray grapevine from one of our grape arbors decided to climb onto an adjoining juniper tree a few years ago, I decided to honor its lofty ambition.  Now this Glenora grapevine, a native American variety, … Continue reading

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Killdeer: Conspicuous, and yes, quite loud

By on July 29, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Killdeer: Conspicuous, and yes, quite loud

By Bruce McCammon Killdeer are tall, slender birds that are about the size of an American Robin.  They are a white and brown bird with a distinct double breast band.  They are commonly seen in many locations within north central … Continue reading

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The unknown dangers of dog collars

By on July 29, 2019 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
The unknown dangers of dog collars

By Lynette Smith My name is Lynette, and I’ve been a “dog mom” for over 40 years. Until last fall, I was unaware of the many dangers associated with dog collars. Sadly, I learned the hard way by losing my … Continue reading

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‘This is your sister’

By on July 29, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
‘This is your sister’

By Jay Young May 26, 2017 is a day I will never forget.  As is my usual routine, I got up, cleaned up and sat down for breakfast while checking my e-mail. A strange looking name popped up, Ute… Hmm … Continue reading

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Train Travel: It’s as much about the journey as it is about the destination

By on July 29, 2019 in Travel with 1 Comment
Train Travel: It’s as much about the journey as it is about the destination

by Linda Reid  Travel by train always intrigued me.  My introduction to it came by way of a Little Golden Book entitled All Aboard!, about a young girl and her mother traveling to visit her grandma in the “big city” … Continue reading

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A gift from Leonard Sauer

By on July 29, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
A gift from Leonard Sauer

By Mari foreman Groff My mother’s day wish was a family wildflower hike.  Following the advice of a local hiking guru, my obliging husband steered our family of seven through the hamlet of Peshastin, up Anderson Canyon Road, to the … Continue reading

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The little garden that helps children grow

By on July 29, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The little garden that helps children grow

story and photos By Jaana Hatton Dawn Jensen-Nobile knows what she is doing every Friday and Saturday afternoon: lead her small group of budding agriculturists. The backyard of her South Wenatchee home has become a community garden.  “It started last … Continue reading

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Norway, revisited

By on July 29, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
Norway, revisited

by Vicki Olson Carr The Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord districts of southern Norway had put on their fresh spring clothes after a long, dark winter when I returned to my grandparents’ homeland a few weeks ago.  The apple and cherry trees … Continue reading

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