"Live a good life, and in the end, it’s not the years in the life, it’s the life in the years."

Northwest lifestyle among the trees

By on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Northwest lifestyle among the trees

By Cary Ordway Trees, trees, trees — we actually dreamt about trees when we were living in sunny San Diego.  It was 14 years of weather bliss, but also 14 years without trees. Palm trees are nice, but they don’t … Continue reading

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Who was that mystery man?

By on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Who was  that mystery man?

By Susan Ruth Williams My husband, Mike, went to work that morning, starting at 5 a.m. Afterward, he would tell me he hadn’t felt very good getting ready, but he had muscled through. If Mike hadn’t gone to work, none … Continue reading

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Take a walk on the wild (ocean) side

By on June 25, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Take a walk on the wild  (ocean) side

story and photos by Andy Dappen The Enchantment Traverse is one of Washington’s premier hikes.  Yet, because it’s hard to get an overnight permit for the route, many people have given up on backpacking the traverse. Instead, day hiking and … Continue reading

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The remarkable resurrection of Squilchuck State Park

By on June 25, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
The  remarkable resurrection  of Squilchuck State Park

By Molly Steere I keep my eyes fixated on the wood beam I’m balancing on, well ahead of my front wheel. Focus.  I sneak in a shaky half rotation of my pedals to keep my speed up. I’m doing it!  … Continue reading

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He came in for a lunch and came back to work in the kitchen

By on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
He came in for a lunch and came back to work in the kitchen

By Jay Young After retiring from my teaching position at Wenatchee High School in 2015, I started to wonder what I was going to do with my time.  For over 40 years I was on a schedule. Every September started … Continue reading

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At ease in Belize: Not just fishing, but some monkey business, too

By on June 25, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
At ease  in Belize: Not just fishing, but some monkey business, too

By Dave Graybill Every year my wife Eileen and I host a fishing trip to somewhere warm.  We have taken small groups of people to Belize twice and to three different destinations on the Sea of Cortez on the Baja … Continue reading

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Better than original: Former dryland wheat farmer — along with his interior designing wife — restore a farmhouse that outshines its past

By on June 25, 2019 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Better than original:  Former dryland wheat farmer — along with his interior designing wife —  restore a farmhouse that outshines its past

Story by  Susan Lagsdin Photos by  Travis Knoop You have to be a little bit fearless and pretty sure of your bearings when you make big life choices like the ones Greg and Julia Scott have made.  First, the couple … Continue reading

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Kai and Roger: A man and his dog looking for adventures

By on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Kai and Roger:  A man and his dog looking for adventures

By Jaana Hatton Most dog owners are pretty pleased when their pets sit or heel on command. Their routine may be a walk or two throughout the day and lots of downtime for the dog.  Then there’s Roger, the Irish … Continue reading

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Into a troubled life came riding saviors — and music

By on June 25, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Into a troubled life came riding saviors — and music

By Susan Lagsdin Horses and music, music and horses — how better to sooth the troubled soul of a girl who might have headed nowhere, or worse?  And, with those loves grown into twin proficiencies, what better way to live … Continue reading

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Making funny: For Alex Haley, Putting on a good show is as cool as being in a good show

By on June 25, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Making funny: For Alex Haley, Putting on a good show is  as cool as being in a good show

By Susan Lagsdin What big-time comedian would you like to spend a whole day with, to soak up some vibes, take away a few pointers?  “Jerry Seinfeld,” Alex Haley said immediately. He likes those trademark “So what’s going on with…?” … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee for July 2019

By on June 25, 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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Shorts and sox cartoon

By on June 25, 2019 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Shorts and sox cartoon

Osprey: An easy bird to watch in awe

By on June 25, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Osprey: An easy bird to watch in awe

By Bruce McCammon Bird migration is like a merry-go-round of seasonal treats.  Every month provides another sample of birds to observe in north central Washington. Spring and fall are the most substantial periods to see new birds as they pass … Continue reading

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Finding gold in the Superstition Mountains

By on June 25, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Finding gold in the Superstition Mountains

By Joe Anderson When I was 10 years old living in Mesa, Arizona, my dad would tell terrible tales of the Superstition Mountains and the fabled Lost Dutchman’s gold mine.  My father was a wonderful storyteller and encourager. He would … Continue reading

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The daring tale of first trans-Pacific flight

By on June 25, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
The daring tale of first trans-Pacific flight

By Rod Molzahn “I’m the last one alive that saw Pangborn and Herndon land.” That’s the claim of 94-year-old Jack Graybill.  KPQ had been broadcasting reports of Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon Jr.’s trans-Pacific flight since their takeoff from Japan … Continue reading

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Picnic on the 4th: Good for you & the USA

By on June 25, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Picnic on the 4th: Good for you & the USA

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics…”  — Erma … Continue reading

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Should you be taking probiotics?

By on June 25, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Should you be taking probiotics?

By Jim Brown, M.D. One of our readers asked me to write about probiotics.  Probiotics are live organisms, usually bacteria, similar to the beneficial microorganisms found in our lower intestinal tract.  Proponents of probiotics think they are useful in obtaining … Continue reading

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In hot water doing home repairs

By on June 25, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
In hot water doing home repairs

By Mike Cassidy Editor We stopped at Julia and Greg Scott’s home on a warm evening to catch a quick photo of the couple for our house of the month feature, starting on page 20. And then we got talking … Continue reading

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June 2019

By on June 23, 2019 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
June 2019

Couple arrived in a school bus camper, and stayed to make a life • Two women planning an adventure in a Jeep • Bee the solution: beekeeping for fun and for doing good • Camp tales • Learning about the … Continue reading

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2019 ‘Picture Chelan County’ contest begins

By on May 28, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
2019 ‘Picture Chelan County’ contest begins

By Amanda Newell From the ridge tops to the valley bottom, Chelan County provides residents and visitors alike with a spectacular place to live, work and play. In celebration of everything the county’s natural resources provide, the Cascadia Conservation District will … Continue reading

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They came in a school bus camper and stayed to make a life

By on May 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
They came in a school bus camper and  stayed to make a life

By Mary Kostka Yesterday, I was going through the mail and looked at the most recent issue of The Good Life and just smiled.  I thought to myself, “Yes living here has really been the good life for the past … Continue reading

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Two women and a Jeep equals adventure

By on May 28, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Two women and a Jeep equals adventure

By Jaana Hatton Here’s my question, even if you are the daring kind, would you volunteer to drive over 1,000 miles in the desert without a GPS, a cellphone or any other device other than a map and a compass? … Continue reading

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Beekeeping is a way to help planet Earth, but hey, it’s a buzz, too

By on May 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Beekeeping is a way to help planet Earth, but hey, it’s a buzz, too

By Dan McConnell Lee McGarr is an electrician who works for Beckstead Electric or BE for short… and speaking of BE, he’s a BEe man.  We met Lee and Teri McGarr through Lee’s job on our kitchen remodel. He walked … Continue reading

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The itch to camp propels family into the outdoors, where sometimes, adversity makes the best stories — afterwards

By on May 28, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
The itch to camp propels family into the outdoors, where sometimes, adversity makes  the best stories — afterwards

By Linda Reid   No one has ever asked me to submit a camping resume to prove my expertise but I am prepared, just in case it happens, which would be most likely at this time of year when outdoor … Continue reading

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HARD HISTORY behind Mexico’s HARD MONEY

By on May 28, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
HARD HISTORY behind Mexico’s  HARD MONEY

By Dale Foreman For many of the last 35 years my wife, Gail, and I have been travelling to Mexico.  We have gone on business trips, selling apples and pears. I have visited the huge produce markets in Mexico City … Continue reading

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Pet tales

By on May 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet tales

Bailey Trainor, Wenatchee was out walking her dogs, Kendrick and Phoebe. Kendrick, 4, is a Golden Retriever and Border Collie mix. Bailey said she loves Kendrick’s loyalty and that he is calm and cuddly. “He likes to play and loves … Continue reading

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Copenhagen: Seeing one of the world’s most expensive cities on a fairly frugal family budget

By on May 28, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
Copenhagen: Seeing one of the world’s most expensive cities on a fairly frugal family budget

By Keith Kellogg In early 2018, I began planning a bow hunting trip to Greenland, only to discover that flights there are very limited, either connecting through Iceland or Copenhagen, Denmark. At the same time, I was trying to organize … Continue reading

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Restored classics on parade

By on May 28, 2019 in Events with 0 Comments

It’s Year 60 of the town’s beloved museum and Year 1 of the Cashmere Historic Home Tour.  In celebration of its birthday, the Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village on Cottage Avenue invites all architects, builders, history buffs and house lovers … Continue reading

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On the eve of destruction, couple stepped in to restore a former beauty in a pear orchard

By on May 28, 2019 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
On the eve of destruction, couple stepped in to restore a former beauty in a pear orchard

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy Every old house holds memories — historic, sentimental, comical and commonplace. You can experience the lives, past and present, of six of them on the self-guided Cashmere Historic Home Tour on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Telling stories… better

By on May 28, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Telling stories… better

By Susan Lagsdin You might hear, “I don’t quite know how to write the ending,” or “I’m really nervous about reading aloud,” or “I’ve marked a few typos for you — the rest is great,” but something you’ll never hear … Continue reading

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