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April 2019

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April 2019

The rite of passage into retirement sometimes involves work • Sky photography with drones • The lady who seizes the day • National tennis champs… well, sort of • New Mexico in the winter • Local spring travel tips from … Continue reading

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The rite of passage into retirement

By on March 31, 2019 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
The rite of passage into retirement

By Linda Reid Retirement can be a dream we anticipate much of our working lives but then, suddenly, it happens to you and there are challenges that you just didn’t expect.  My husband, Ken, and I started that transition into … Continue reading

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Sky king: Drone photography opens up vistas not available to earthbound cameras

By on March 31, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Sky  king: Drone photography opens up vistas not available to earthbound cameras

Story and photos  By Ron Medeiros I have always been interested in photography but had never taken the time to take pictures or even learn anything about it.  Then, two years ago, I met up with a few friends who … Continue reading

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The lady who seizes the day

By on March 31, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
The lady who seizes the day

By Jaana Hatton Gloria Coburn came along for a snowshoe hike on Mission Ridge with Carolyn Dowell and me in late January.  It was a cold day with a few cautionary snowflakes in the air, and the gray skies were … Continue reading

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National champs! Well, sort of. At least, that’s the spin for these local tennis players

By on March 31, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
National champs! Well, sort of. At least, that’s the spin for these local tennis players

Story and photos by Susan Weber I’m guessing here but I’d say if you are reading this it is because you like to hear about local life, and people you may know or want to know.  You like to hear … Continue reading

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New Mexico in the winter: Pueblos, petroglyphs and cave dwellings

By on March 31, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
New Mexico in the winter: Pueblos, petroglyphs   and cave dwellings

By Alan Moen New Mexico is hardly new, nor is it Mexico. Instead, this fifth-largest state of the Union in physical size has a remote and timeless beauty, a character all its own. When my wife, Susan, and I decided … Continue reading

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ALEK RINI: Builder, remodeler and a proud flipper

By on March 31, 2019 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
ALEK RINI: Builder,     remodeler and a proud flipper

ALEK RINI: Builder,     remodeler and a proud flipper Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy “When you’re building new houses in a development, there’s a pretty similar process. But on a remodel, every single house I work … Continue reading

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Copper maiden works her magic

By on March 31, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Copper  maiden works her magic

By Susan Lagsdin “You don’t need a weatherman To know which way the wind blows…”  — Bob Dylan,  Subterranean Homesick Blues Nor, frankly, do most of us really need a weathervane on the rooftop. Step outside, watch the trees, check … Continue reading

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Jameson Varpness: The choir is better when all voices have a place

By on March 31, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Jameson Varpness: The choir is better when all voices have a place

By Susan Lagsdin When Jameson Varpness first saw Wenatchee almost four years ago, just 26, just out of grad school in Nebraska and grateful for a first job in his area of expertise, he was stunned.  “Nobody had told me … Continue reading

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S’mores cartoon

By on March 31, 2019 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
S’mores cartoon

Cartoon by Dan McConnell

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What to do around Wenatchee in April

By on March 31, 2019 in Events with 0 Comments

Rocky Reach Hydro Project, 4/1 through 11/1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Re-opening in April: Museum, café, balconies that offer panoramic views to the dam and grounds, juvenile fish bypass system. A 90-seat theater shows movies and there is ample … Continue reading

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Pet tales

By on March 31, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet tales

Carolyn Grant, Cashmere was walking her dog, Pandi, left, at the dog park in Wenatchee. Pandi is a six-and-half-year-old Cocker Spaniel that Carolyn got from a friend. “Pandi is a great family dog. I bring her to work everyday. Pandi … Continue reading

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Beware the code of the mountains!

By on March 31, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Beware the code of the mountains!

By G. Wayne Hawks I’m sorry it’s been so long since we last talked.  I’ve been in the hospital, and not just because I work there. I had to recuperate from… well, let’s start at the beginning… A couple years … Continue reading

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Fire & Ice (With apologies to Robert Frost)

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Fire & Ice (With apologies to Robert Frost)

By Rod Molzahn Massive forest fires and severe winters have been regular events throughout the history of north central Washington.  With the arrival of white people came a written record of the fires and freezes of the past. In 1853 … Continue reading

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You can change for the better… mostly

By on March 31, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
You can change for the better… mostly

By June Darling April is a great time for a fresh start.  In fact, there’s a science of fresh starts that suggests we are more able to motivate ourselves to change when there are certain external changes, like it’s a … Continue reading

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What if you knew when you were to die?

By on March 31, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
What if you knew when you were to die?

By Jim Brown, M.D. What would you do if you knew the exact date that you would die?  Would you live your life differently? Take more risks? Spend more time with your family and friends? Try new experiences that you … Continue reading

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Smiling all the way into The Good Life

By on March 31, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Smiling all the way into The Good Life

By Mike Cassidy Editor Jim Brown asks a question this month worth pondering: If you knew for certain when you were to die, how might you change your life today? The good doctor then points out a website where you … Continue reading

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These 2 Wigeons sometimes flock together

By on March 31, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
These 2 Wigeons sometimes flock together

By Bruce McCammon American Wigeons start to show up in Wenatchee in August or September. By December they are one of the most common birds you can see if you visit Walla Walla Point Park or walk along the Loop … Continue reading

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March 2019

By on March 20, 2019 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
March 2019

Getting educated about family tragic — and secret — past • The Good Life cartoonist goes Mad • Look up for amazing photos • True companions for 50 years • Andy Dappen is taking a Friday off (and maybe you … Continue reading

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A generation removed from his family’s traumatic history, he grew up surrounded by the after effects

By on February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
A generation removed from his family’s traumatic history, he grew up surrounded  by the after effects

By Aaron Loeffelbein Every day, we are inundated with a flood of sensationalized headlines and click-bait articles of dubious veracity.  On the one hand, we are annoyed and on the other, we can’t resist the dash cam crashes and cute … Continue reading

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Doors of perception

By on February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Doors of perception

By DeeDee Cleveland As a longtime amateur photographer, I developed a passion for capturing images of doors while traveling through Washington and visiting British Columbia, California and Europe.  I’m grateful to have travel companions who tolerantly wait as I make … Continue reading

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Read Educated, talk about it, and then listen to author

By on February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Read Educated, talk about it, and then listen to author

Every spring, North Central Regional Library hosts a one-read program, encouraging everyone to read the same book, discuss it in their book groups or at forums held at local libraries, and then hear the author speak. It’s called NCRL Reads.  … Continue reading

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The Good Life cartoonist goes MAD

By on February 26, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
The Good Life cartoonist goes MAD

By Dan McConnell After about 50 years of yearning to be one of MAD magazines “Usual Gang of Idiots,” as of Jan. 2, I achieved my dream.  I started cartooning in 1980 with my Apple Andy weekly cartoon strip, went … Continue reading

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LOOK UP: Photographer of the stars

By on February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
LOOK UP: Photographer of the stars

When I was teaching photography, I used to say, “If you can’t find something to shoot, look down.”  By Al Piecka Now days with the new digital cameras, everyone has pictures of bears, birds, fall flowers, landscapes and the like … Continue reading

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Pet tales

By on February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet tales

Jax Reynerson, 2, above, is at Grandmama and Pappas’ house in Cashmere, snuggling with one of his favorite buddies, Scooter. Scooter is a 7-year-old Boxer Mastiff mix.  When Jax is visiting from Chelan, he and Scooter are inseparable, said Grandmama … Continue reading

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True companions: What the newlyweds didn’t know the golden celebrants understand

By on February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
True companions: What the newlyweds didn’t know  the golden celebrants understand

By Linda Reid Sometimes life has an interesting way of bringing us to a point in time where we take a deep breath and push “pause.”  If we have been blessed to live long enough, it can remind us that … Continue reading

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A Friday Andy’s not working… and maybe you shouldn’t, either

By on February 26, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
A Friday Andy’s not working… and maybe you shouldn’t, either

story and photos  By Andy Dappen “I’m taking the day off because of you,” Mike Rolfs told me when WenatcheeOutdoors.org announced that all residents of our fair valley should not work but play outdoors in nature on the Friday closest … Continue reading

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The years have come and gone, but the boyhood thrill of racing pulsates on

By on February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The years have come and gone, but the boyhood thrill of racing pulsates on

By Steve Wellman What does it take for a dream to become a reality? You might say, “The blink of an eye.”  In a real way, that is correct, but it takes a certain elasticity of the mind for it … Continue reading

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An ode to an apricot tree

By on February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
An ode to an apricot tree

By Lief Carlsen Call me sentimental. Call me a tree hugger.  I prefer to see my affinity for a certain little tree on the hillside in front of my house as something of a morality tale.  I have always been … Continue reading

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A dream house for 3, designed to last a lifetime

By on February 26, 2019 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
A dream house for 3, designed to last a lifetime

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy Mark and Tami Jo Nerby and her sister Tracy Harrington, all clustered healthily around their late 50s, devised a solution to a big problem that hasn’t even arisen yet.  They’d each witnessed … Continue reading

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