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We heard you. We apologize and we’ll try to do better

By on April 24, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments

By Mike Cassidy Editor A day after the May issue of The Good Life went into the mail, we started to receive phone calls and emails objecting to the cover that showed a local artist with two of her fantasy … Continue reading

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Play dates cartoon

By on April 23, 2018 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Play dates cartoon

Layer cake of color

By on April 23, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
Layer cake of color

By Robert Spradlin It was late spring when I got the alert that there might be a visible aurora borealis, so I packed up my gear and headed to my favorite spot on the plateau, the old Highland Schoolhouse. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Go plogging

By on April 23, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Go plogging

WHEN YOU LOVE TO GET OUTDOORS, BUT CAN’T STAND OTHER PEOPLE’S LITTER By Marlene Farrell In the months he’s not skiing, my husband, Kevin Farrell, goes for a daily run before or after work. A couple years ago, he added a … Continue reading

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Pet tales May 2018

By on April 23, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
Pet tales May 2018

“Somewhere over the rainbow .. two girls and two dogs”  —  Emily and Abby Danko with their dogs Leo and Major take a break midway through a 14-mile hike Saturday, April 14 in Wenatchee’s Foothills Trail Systems. Emily, a school … Continue reading

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A pretty but chilly walk up Mount Sauer

By on April 23, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
A pretty but chilly walk up Mount Sauer

Story and photos By Kathleen Miller In early April, with three women and two dogs, I hiked to the summit of Mount Sauer in Peshastin, gaining 2,000 feet in elevation over three miles. With every 1,000 feet in elevation that … Continue reading

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Crazy fun and a history lesson

By on April 23, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Crazy fun and a history lesson

        by Andy Dappen Hiking, biking, canoeing, swimming, fishing… and cliff jumping? Sun Lakes – Dry Falls State Park near Coulee City offers a menu of relatively tame outdoor outings highlighted with a few dashes of craziness. … Continue reading

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Why move? Why Idaho?

By on April 23, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
Why move? Why Idaho?

One day while my wife Barb and I were outside catching up on some yard work at our Wenatchee home, she just blurted out, “Let’s sell our house!” You can imagine the surprise look on my face when I heard … Continue reading

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Master gardeners help you master your garden

By on April 23, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
Master gardeners help you master your garden

Sprinkling seeds of education among the growing community By Jaana Hatton Have you ever stopped to admire the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden at Wenatchee’s Riverfront Park and wondered who maintains it? The healthy collection of 40 plants demonstrates a water-wise landscape … Continue reading

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Buyer of something different home: ‘This one feels special’

By on April 23, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments

Builder Ken Stevenson said “something different” was what he was going for with his new house in north Wenatchee, and that’s exactly what buyers Lisa Toran and her husband Miguel Uriostegui, with their 18-month old daughter Audrey, were looking for. … Continue reading

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And now for something a little different

By on April 23, 2018 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
And now for  something a little different

By Susan Lagsdin Home builder Ken Stevenson said of his newly-constructed house, its modern lines easily distinguishable from its surrounding Craftsmen-inspired neighbors, “I figured if somebody was buying a place here in Wenatchee they might have looked at 10 that … Continue reading

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Not your mom’s dolls

By on April 23, 2018 in Arts with 0 Comments
Not your mom’s dolls

By Susan Lagsdin OK, OK — this is not your mother’s doll collection. You might not have gifted your third-grade niece with one of them. Possibly you don’t have one on your shelf. But you could… If you do want … Continue reading

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Keeping her eyes on the world

By on April 23, 2018 in Arts with 0 Comments
Keeping her eyes on the world

Local designer keeps a clear focus on family, foreign travel and photography By Susan Lagsdin To celebrate their 1999 graduation from Eastmont High School, Kayme and her boyfriend Dustin went on an adventure: a month-long trip to Europe with her … Continue reading

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Tour historical homes

By on April 23, 2018 in Events with 0 Comments
Tour historical homes

This is one of the homes on Historic Home Tour, a tour highlighting homes and properties listed on the Wenatchee Register of Historic Places and homes of historic significance in the Wenatchee  Valley. The original owner occupants of this Tudor … Continue reading

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Apple Blossom events for 2018

By on April 23, 2018 in Events with 0 Comments

For more information, see:        www.appleblossom.org. Blossom and Brews, 4/26 – 5/6. Memorial Park. Beverages from Icicle Brewing Co., Badger Mountain Brewing, Deschutes, Iron Horse, Columbia Distributing, Jones Winery and more will be featured at the beer garden … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee for May 2018

By on April 23, 2018 in Events with 0 Comments

NCW BLUES JAM, every second and fourth Monday. 7 – 10 p.m. Riverside Pub. Wenatchee Paddle Club, every Tuesday, 9 a.m. open paddle, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 a.m. masters crew rowing, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. novice kayak paddle group, Saturdays, 7 … Continue reading

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1,000 miles on in-line skates

By on April 23, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
1,000 miles on in-line skates

by Ken Neher It started off innocently enough… our 21st wedding anniversary. There was an overnight stay at Sun Mountain Lodge, where we had spent part of our honeymoon. There was an awesome dinner with an awesome view of the … Continue reading

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Early newspaper couple circulated around

By on April 23, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Early newspaper couple circulated around

By Rod Molzahn George Blair parked his wagon on the main street of Ellensburg where his horse, “Old Sam,” could get a drink and a meal. Blair pulled back the tarp uncovering a load of his Wenatchee Valley peaches and … Continue reading

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Broccoli rabe: Easier to grow & cook

By on April 23, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Broccoli rabe: Easier to grow & cook

By Bonnie Orr The Brassica family has attitude, and their tastes elicit strong opinions. You all know someone who either loves or hates Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, kohlrabi, or broccoli. All these cousins can have a strong … Continue reading

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Sagebrush Buttercup — Pretty and toxic

By on April 23, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Sagebrush Buttercup — Pretty and toxic

By Jaana Hatton You may have noticed these little wildflowers as far back as the end of March. The bright yellow blooms of the diminutive (3-4 inches) Sagebrush Buttercup (Ranunculus glaberrimus) are hard to ignore. It grows on dry soil … Continue reading

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Better at getting older

By on April 23, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Better at getting older

Why do some people continue to grow and thrive so much better and longer than others?   By June Darling At 80 I believe I am a far more cheerful person than I was at 20 or 30, I most … Continue reading

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Rethinking cholesterol: Aim even lower

By on April 23, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Rethinking cholesterol: Aim even lower

By Jim Brown, M.D. Last year I had a wake-up call. I was having some mild breathing issues so my excellent internist ordered a chest X-ray that suggested my right diaphragm was not working the way it should. The next … Continue reading

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Lazuli Bunting passing through on spring migration

By on April 23, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Lazuli Bunting passing through on spring migration

By Bruce McCammon The Lazuli Bunting is a seasonal visitor to north central Washington. They arrive as part of the spring migration and mix in with Grosbeak, Chat, Orioles and Tanagers to throw vibrant colors across our landscapes. This male … Continue reading

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Calling for stories about dads

By on April 23, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Calling for stories about dads

By Mike Cassidy We dads are under appreciated. We don’t get the shout-outs from the big, burly football players from the sidelines who seem to only be able to yell “Hi, Mom!” or the thoughtful presents from our kids (“Cool, … Continue reading

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April 2018

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

Back country adventures in a Jeep • Jeeping the WABDR • The joys of mountain biking • Walking the El Camino De Santiago • Fun places to go from Cary Ordway • Motorcycle accident changed her life — for the … Continue reading

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A hero met… and met again: Even President Ike thought Mira Slovak a hero in those crisp, clean days of yesteryear

By on April 16, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
A hero met… and met again: Even President Ike thought Mira Slovak a hero in those crisp, clean days of yesteryear

Editor’s note: This story was published in the March 2011 issue of The Good Life. It is being reposted as there is a new book out about the life of the incredible Mira Slovak. By Steve Wellman As a young … Continue reading

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A great time to take a fresh walk at the ancient lakes

By on March 29, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
A great time to take a fresh walk at the ancient lakes

By Tim McCord  Mid-March through April is one of the best times to hike around the Ancient Lakes area near Quincy. The lakes are full, the waterfalls are flowing, the buttercups are out, and you don’t need to worry too … Continue reading

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Jeep Adventurers: Oh, the places they can go

By on March 29, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 2 Comments
Jeep Adventurers: Oh, the places they can go

By Jaana Hatton Once again I fell off the high horse of prejudice. I welcome such tumbles: they break the barriers of my preconceived ideas. This time my enlightenment came from two enthusiastic Jeep travelers. My notion of people with … Continue reading

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Jeeping the WABDR: Clear memories on dusty roads

By on March 29, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Jeeping the WABDR: Clear memories on dusty roads

By Guy Miner The WABDR, or Washington Backcountry Discovery Route, is a roughly 600-mile journey — mostly on remote, dirt roads — running from the Bridge of the Gods over the Columbia, to the Canadian border crossing at Nighthawk. These … Continue reading

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Hooked on mountain biking

By on March 29, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Hooked on mountain biking

By Molly Steere I barrel down the trail, pedaling frantically between obstacles, holding my breath over drops, avoiding jagged rocks that look like teeth ready to tear up my legs, and desperately hoping I make the corner this time. I’m … Continue reading

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