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Home of the month March (video)

By on February 22, 2017 in Videos with 0 Comments
Home of the month March (video)

Here’s a quick look around the featured home in the March 2017 issue of The Good Life. Read the story here: Couple’s new home embodies their sensible earth-friendly ethic of re-use, re-cycle, re-purpose

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Editor’s notes: Luck comes with work gloves

By on February 22, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments

“We’re not lazy in this family,” said my grandmother, giving me her stern look. “Hard work has never hurt anybody.” Now, with my teenage body comfortably slouched as I was in a wooden rocker next to the kitchen stove, and … Continue reading

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Ethereal Chill

By on February 22, 2017 in Landscapes with 0 Comments
Ethereal Chill

By Brad Brisbine Interesting photographs are often the result of special lighting effects. Keep a camera close, because a scene you see every day may suddenly be a “Wow moment.” Move fast, knowing that a spectacular lighting display may not … Continue reading

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Fun: Quick picks for changeable March

By on February 22, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments

March is a month with variety — chilly winds gusting off snowy peaks at one moment, promising warming sunlight at another. This month’s calendar of activities is full of quick changes too — with lego fun, menacing pirates, thoughtful documentaries, … Continue reading

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Tom Potter: Learn river kayaking from the pro

By on February 22, 2017 in Outdoors fun with 0 Comments
Tom Potter: Learn river kayaking from the pro

Whitewater kayaking has become an activity that I not only crave, but is also a sport that has introduced me to the small community of people who share a love for the river. It is hard to imagine where I … Continue reading

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Kayaker Tom Potter: ‘I landed in the frothy water a little off balance and flipped upside down’

By on February 22, 2017 in Outdoors fun with 0 Comments
Kayaker Tom Potter: ‘I landed in the frothy water a little off balance and flipped upside down’

The first time I paddled Tumwater Canyon was on a frosty fall day. It was cold, gloomy and the river was at a healthy flow. I remember being so gripped, slowly working my way down river with some good friends … Continue reading

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Spring kayaking in raging rivers

By on February 22, 2017 in Outdoors fun with 0 Comments
Spring kayaking in raging rivers

By Tom Potter As winter nears its end and temperatures in the Wenatchee Valley start to rise, the snow pack of the Cascades begins melting into its respective drainages. While most see this as a simple transition of seasons, whitewater … Continue reading

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Liam Kapeikis’ favorite move: ‘My double axel’

By on February 22, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Liam Kapeikis’ favorite move: ‘My double axel’

Ah, the fabled double axel. Anyone who has heard of figure skating mentions this move. Of course it’s Liam’s favorite: it’s the most difficult jump in skating. The axel is the only jump with a forward take-off, requiring an extra … Continue reading

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Young skating star ‘a really nice kid’

By on February 22, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Young skating star ‘a really nice kid’

Story by Maureen Stivers Photos by Wendy Hulse The first time I saw Liam Kapeikis skate was in 2012 when my daughter Leonora was participating in the Wenatchee Figure Skating Club’s annual Christmas show. She was just learning to skate … Continue reading

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Pet Tales for March

By on February 22, 2017 in Pets with 0 Comments
Pet Tales for March

One of our favorite hikes is to Ancient Lakes at all times of the year and Zuzu, our Westie, loves to go with us. This was in November and there is a frozen waterfall in the background. Zuzu is ready … Continue reading

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Junior Service League of Wenatchee events

By on February 22, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments

The Junior Service League of Wenatchee has two other events coming up. • Prom Dress Giveaway. JSLW members have collected nearly 500 new or gently used prom dresses. Bella Sera also made a donation of 99 brand-new dresses valued at over … Continue reading

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Hey, girlfriend: A way to help and be helped

By on February 22, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Hey, girlfriend: A way to help and be helped

By Donna Cassidy Cori Bautista, Wenatchee, has been volunteering for the Junior Service League of Wenatchee since its inception in 2008. The Junior Service League of Wenatchee is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, to develop the … Continue reading

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The ladies in Spain: Trip starts on wrong foot but soon finds a rousing pace

By on February 22, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
The ladies in Spain:  Trip starts on wrong foot  but soon finds a rousing pace

Story By Mary Schramm Photos by kathy falk The misadventures of travel sometimes cancel out the joy of discovering new places, which almost happened when four women in our family decided to take a trip to Spain. My granddaughter, Leah, … Continue reading

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Two determined and resourceful blondes

By on February 22, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Two determined and resourceful blondes

By CasSondra Hogan I met Jessica Baranouskas when we were both going to beauty school in Wenatchee. We hit it off and decided that someday, we would like to work together. We have done that by creating a business in … Continue reading

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Dan McConnell’s Then & Now cartoon for March

By on February 22, 2017 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Dan McConnell’s Then & Now cartoon for March

Crazy idea for a Then & Now cartoon? Email Dan at appleandy@msn.com

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Couple’s new home embodies their sensible earth-friendly ethic of re-use, re-cycle, re-purpose

By on February 22, 2017 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Couple’s new home embodies their sensible  earth-friendly ethic of re-use, re-cycle, re-purpose

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy Tom and Jean Lehecka know how to live small. Numerous Air Force postings together in their long marriage — and Jean herself has moved 29 times — taught them to discard the … Continue reading

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Helping losers (and you, too) become luckier

By on February 22, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Helping losers (and you, too) become luckier

Every year when I see March on the horizon, I think about shamrocks, leprechauns, and luck. I often revisit The Luck Factor written by British experimental psychologist, Dr. Richard Wiseman. Wiseman founded a luck school. Dr. Wiseman is a fascinating, … Continue reading

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Micronutrients: Little bits vital to health

By on February 22, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Micronutrients: Little bits vital to health

Most of us probably rarely if ever think about micronutrients and the role they play in our health. Micronutrients are chemical elements or substances required in only minuscule trace amounts for the growth and development of living organisms. They are … Continue reading

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Beat blues with healthy homemade pizza

By on February 22, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Beat blues with healthy homemade pizza

It is March. It is too early to harvest greens from the garden. It is too late to make any more slow-simmering, warm-the-kitchen comfort food. All the garden produce you froze or canned is nearly eaten — at least your … Continue reading

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Mark Wavra: Never a one-man show

By on February 22, 2017 in Arts with 0 Comments
Mark Wavra: Never a one-man show

By Susan Lagsdin The work tables in the big, airy art room at Eastmont High School are arranged almost counterintuitively: they form a hollow circle facing each other, with space around the perimeter. Mark Wavra said, “At first they were … Continue reading

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