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September 2017

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September 2017

Be still, ease up on the “doing” • Moms hiking with their boys • Falconer in the foothills • The lavender man • Running through landscapes • Big amenities in a smaller home • BNCW’s home tour featured homes • … Continue reading

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Be still: Learning that life is not all about doing, but being. A lap cat helps.

By on August 29, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Be still: Learning that life is not all about doing, but being. A lap cat helps.

By Susan Blair “Just BE,” my friend Joy said some 20 years ago, “in the silence.” She sat in the silence every morning, often writing in her journal as inspiration visited her, with the intention of deepening her spirituality and … Continue reading

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Evan takes the plunge – video

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Evan takes the plunge – video

Language cartoon

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Language cartoon

September cartoon by Dan McConnell

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Will Wenatchee buy into Glengarry Glen Ross?

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Will Wenatchee buy into Glengarry Glen Ross?

Mission Creek Players upcoming production of Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet is no play for children, said producer Terry Sloan. It was chosen by long time Mission Creek Player’s Co-founder Kathy Z. Smithson, director, because it is a gritty … Continue reading

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John McQuaig on the bagpipes: First come the jokes then come the haunting notes

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John McQuaig on the bagpipes: First come the jokes then come the haunting notes

By Susan Lagsdin John McQuaig is learning to play the bagpipe. He knows the jokes, and he tells them pre-emptively; a bagpiper, particularly a novice, needs to steel himself to the reality of his avocation and deal with it. Q: … Continue reading

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What to do in Wenatchee in September

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What to do in Wenatchee in September

NCW BLUES JAM, every second and fourth Monday. Riverside Pub. Sign up starts at 6:30 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. Wenatchee Paddle Club, every Tuesday, 9 a.m. open paddle, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 a.m. masters crew rowing, Wednesdays, 6 … Continue reading

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Wenatchee Naturalist: Learn about local plants, animals and ecosystem

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Registration is underway for the 12-week fall Wenatchee Naturalist Course at Wenatchee Valley College Continuing Education Program. Susan Ballinger is the designer and instructor of Wenatchee Naturalist learning community, a partnership program of the college with Chelan-Douglas Land Trust. During … Continue reading

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Quilt and fiber art fest Sept. 8 & 9

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Quilt and fiber art fest Sept. 8 & 9

The North Central Washington Quilt and Fiber Art Festival, Sept. 8 and 9 at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee, will feature a wide array of work made by the area’s quilters and fiber artists. The new annual event takes … Continue reading

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Judge Lesley Allan’s creative quilting is a break from the bench

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Judge Lesley Allan’s creative quilting is a break from the bench

By Susan Lagsdin Superior Court Judge Lesley Allan is imbedded every working day in the human drama of crime and punishment. For 20 years she has focused on Chelan County’s felonies (sometimes 150 contacts a week) and domestic violence, rotating … Continue reading

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Maynard got his dog

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Maynard got his dog

Back in December 2014 Maynard Lamb was expecting a German Shepherd when his wife, Pam, called to say she had rescued a dog in Idaho. “Having three dogs at the time, I really wasn’t eager for another dog in the … Continue reading

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Chelan Tour of Homes and Art Show: Sept. 16

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Chelan Tour of Homes and Art Show: Sept. 16

Chelan Community Hospital’s annual Tour of Homes as well as its related art show at Tsillan Cellars not only showcases the work of architects, builders and artists, it may save lives. For 70 years, Guild B has been a booster … Continue reading

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Luxury living condensed in new home

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Luxury living condensed in new home

Home Tour house aims at downsizing owners who want the finer things and all the ‘now’ tech Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy Accomplished veteran builders work long seasons every year to house Wenatchee’s growing population, and you’ll … Continue reading

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Running with kids

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Running with kids

In 2012, his friend Marlene Farrell encouraged Andrew to start sharing his enthusiasm with young people. Thus began his stint co-coaching at Peshastin-Dryden School, where Marlene had recently established a running club. The club later moved to Osborn Elementary. “Marlene … Continue reading

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Andrew Holm: Running through landscapes

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Andrew Holm: Running through landscapes

By Rachel DiLorenzo Sort of like the back-up generators he relies upon from time to time, Andrew Holm is powered by a steadfast stamina. Often, he’s directed uphill, running toward the tops of ridges and mountains. Other times, he’s busily … Continue reading

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The lavender man

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The lavender man

Story and photos by Jaana Hatton I first met Joseph Downs at Pybus Farmers Market in early July. His tall frame, stooping to get in and out of his display booth, caught my eye. Then I glanced at his products … Continue reading

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The long flight to being a falconer

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The long flight to being a falconer

It isn’t easy to get a falconry license. First, a would-be falconer must find a Master Falconer to be a sponsor. The student must study literature and pass a written examination on all aspects of caring for a bird, from … Continue reading

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Falconer in the foothills

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Falconer in the foothills

By Susan Rae Sampson When I walked in the foothills near Wenatchee Heights during the last few weeks before the late cherry harvest, I walked right into a scene from Merry Olde England. There was a falconer, his left hand … Continue reading

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The many phases of a lunar eclipse

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The many phases of a lunar eclipse

By Dan Fitting I took the picture of Wenatchee from Skyline Drive as well as the moon when we had the full lunar eclipse Sept. 27, 2015. I spent half the night taking shots of the different stages of the … Continue reading

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Moms hiking with their sons

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Moms hiking with their sons

By Marlene Farrell Photos by Meleah Butruille Our small band of backpackers tramped away from our lakeside campsite, through boulder-strewn alpine meadows and a small tarn, following Quentin. He had found the perfect bear bag-hanging tree. It was perched on … Continue reading

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Falconer in the Wenatchee foothills

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Falconer in the Wenatchee foothills

By Susan Rae Sampson When I walked in the foothills near Wenatchee Heights during the last few weeks before the late cherry harvest, I walked right into a scene from Merry Olde England. There was a falconer, his left hand … Continue reading

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The back page: The twirling skunk

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The back page: The twirling skunk

By Sarah Shaffer A good friend of mine and I went mountain biking recently on a ride that has been on my bucket list — the Twin Peaks to Sage Hills ride. Both my friend (whose pseudo name is Jim, … Continue reading

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1880s roll on with development& disaster

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1880s roll on with development& disaster

By Rod Molzahn The year 1887 saw continued settlement to the north of the Wenatchee Valley. Lewis Detwiler and his family were the first to homestead up the Entiat Valley, moving there from their first homestead near Orondo. The wheat … Continue reading

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Update on prostate cancer

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Update on prostate cancer

By Jim Brown, M.D. Since September is prostate cancer awareness month it seems appropriate to discuss any new information or thoughts about treatment of this all too common disease. Recently I was asked to lead a discussion about my experience … Continue reading

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Peaches and roses, a beautiful combination

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Peaches and roses, a beautiful combination

By Bonnie Orr Tree-ripened peaches are one of the most fragrant fruits. NCW produces a variety of these luscious, juicy fruit in late summer. Preserving rose petals with sugar captures the rose’s fragrance. What a pairing — better than peaches … Continue reading

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Reading your way to the good life

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Reading your way to the good life

By June Darling “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” — Albert Einstein One dark and stormy night, a young boy howled … Continue reading

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Slow down, you move too fast

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Slow down, you move too fast

We love the action stories here at The Good Life. People climbing mountains, taking up new instruments, raising alpacas, building unique homes, heading out, getting on, finding a new adventure around the next turn. Whoopee, bring it on. And then … Continue reading

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August 2017

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August 2017

Bee rancher keeps the buzz alive • Cuba through the lens • Nurturing nature with an animal sanctuary • Business planner & biathlon coach • Sip and paint is more about painting and giggles • Helping kids identify what’s that … Continue reading

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The perfect word

By on July 26, 2017 in Arts with 0 Comments
The perfect word

I pad through the bone yard of discarded poems, pawing through broken metaphors and remnants of rhyme, sniffing for a trace of freshness among the similes. Mold and moss drape the old thoughts; the staleness stifles. I gasp for clarity. … Continue reading

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Beekeeper video

By on July 26, 2017 in Videos with 0 Comments
Beekeeper video

Malaga bee rancher Maria Langer inspects one of her hives.

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