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Slam poetry night, every Tuesday, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Clearwater Steakhouse and Saloon, 838 Valley Mall Pky. East Wenatchee. Pybus Public Market, every Tuesday Deborah Strahm, personal chef cooks at the market. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org. Improv/Acting Workshop, 7 p.m. Every Tuesday … Continue reading

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Shooter in the wild

By on August 26, 2014 in Articles, Landscapes, Outdoors fun, Photos with 0 Comments
Shooter in the wild

  By Susan Lagsdin   John Marshall’s high Sunnyslope patio faces west into the soft green of the Wenatchee River Valley and the mountains beyond. He uses it well. “Any time of day, I can come out here, look in … Continue reading

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Drysiders at heart are home at last

By on August 26, 2014 in Articles, Homes with 0 Comments
Drysiders at heart are home at last

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy   After one more perfect weekend hiking in the sun-drenched Cascades, a 30-year habit, Gregg and Linda Herrington were driving north out of downtown Wenatchee, facing a six-hour drive back home. It … Continue reading

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Designing a home and a landscape with the idea of going easy on the earth

By on August 26, 2014 in Articles, Homes with 0 Comments
Designing a home and a landscape with the idea of going easy on the earth

  By Susan Lagsdin   Barbara Rossing, an ordained Lutheran minister, and Lauren Johnson, an ultrasound technician, met through Leavenworth’s arts retreat center, Grunewald Guild. Both concerned for the earth and both Lutherans, they knew their world view and their … Continue reading

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Looking for the perfect shot of coffee

By on August 26, 2014 in Articles, Good food, Travel with 0 Comments
Looking for the perfect shot of coffee

  Editor’s note: The Good Life first ran a story on Charley Voorhis in June 2011 shortly after he finished Harmony Field, a nature-themed work, and was still a teacher at the Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center. Since then, he … Continue reading

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Crepuscular rays

By on August 26, 2014 in Articles, Landscapes, Outdoors fun, Photos with 0 Comments
Crepuscular rays

  By Michael Bendtsen   This image was taken along the banks of the Columbia River on the East Wenatchee side of the Loop Trail on Aug. 3. The cloud formations and colors in our sunsets have been spectacular all … Continue reading

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Wenatchee River Watershed Photo Contest

By on August 21, 2014 in Arts, Events, Outdoors fun, Photos with 0 Comments

Winners will have their photos published in 2015 stewardship calendar.   Chelan County, (August, 2014): From the ridgetops to the valley bottom, the Wenatchee River watershed provides residents and visitors alike with a spectacular place to live, work, and play. … Continue reading

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Snowgrass Winery: ‘Good Baaa to summer’

By on August 6, 2014 in Events, Good food, Outdoors fun, Wine with 0 Comments

Snowgrass Winery of Entiat will hold its fourth annual “Good Baaa to Summer,” a wine and cheese tasting, on Sunday, Aug. 24, from noon to 5 p.m. at the winery. The event celebrates the “ruminant renaissance’” in Washington food and … Continue reading

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The shadow on the south shore

By on July 29, 2014 in Articles, Pets with 0 Comments
The shadow on the  south shore

  By Vicki Olson Carr   Gary and Diane Rittenmeyer live near The Cove Marina on the south shore of Lake Chelan. The retired couple were enjoying a quiet Thanksgiving Day in 2010 when Gary spotted something unusual in front … Continue reading

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‘Can we do this?’

By on July 29, 2014 in Articles, Homes with 0 Comments
‘Can we  do this?’

Sweat equity, help from key contractors and the right attitude help family rejuvenate 100-year-old home while staying true to its history Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy   Lee and Sarah Lewis knew what they were getting into. … Continue reading

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No bears!

No bears!

You don’t have to see Grizzlies to enjoy Banff National park in canada story and photos By Lance Stegemann   The sign read: “Grizzly bears, travel in groups of four.” The trail climbed upward into a thick stand of alpine … Continue reading

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