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November 2017

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November 2017

20 years a medical guinea pig • Office Moms and Dads help foster kids • Reframing more than retiring • Hail Valhalla, a quick Sunday hike • Amazing Greenland • Climbing the Space Needle • An overlooked piece of WWII … Continue reading

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What was your BEST DAY IN 2017?

By on November 17, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments

CONTEST!  CONTEST!  CONTEST Tell us a story about your best day in the past year, and perhaps win a $100 gift certificate to one of our fine advertisers.   Did you climb a mountain, check off an item on your … Continue reading

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Pie — yes, that’s pie — for breakfast

By on October 25, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Pie — yes, that’s pie — for breakfast

Daylight is arriving later each day, so rather than parading out to the garden in the morning, it is time for leisurely breakfasts. Special breakfasts call out “family time is important.” As the holidays approach, design some special daybreak meals. … Continue reading

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Fall morning at Lake Wenatchee

By on October 25, 2017 in Landscapes with 0 Comments
Fall morning at Lake Wenatchee

By Travis Knoop Fall brings with it a sense of change, ushering in a season of shorter days, dips in temperature and leaves turning bold colors. Flip flops and shorts are reluctantly traded for boots and fleece while summertime toys … Continue reading

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20 years a guinea pig

By on October 25, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
20 years a guinea pig

By Susan Rae Sampson I don’t remember how I was recruited, but I am one subject of a long-term study of health and happiness among middle-aged Americans. It all started 20 years ago, when I was only 50. My study … Continue reading

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Comforting local foster kids in transition

By on October 25, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Comforting local foster kids in  transition

By Molly Steere As I navigated the maze of cubicles hung with beautiful quilts, I donned a black apron embroidered with “Office Mom” in purple. Jennifer Thomason, Volunteer Coordinator, led me to the lunch room of DSHS’s Children’s Administration, and … Continue reading

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A serendipitous fall hike into Lake Valhalla

By on October 25, 2017 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
A serendipitous fall hike into Lake Valhalla

By Brad Brisbine We cherish our annual fall hike. The colors can enrich our souls until spring (boosted mid-winter with uncut powder on Wenatchee Mountain). Yellow-green, gold, orange and red. All there for our enjoyment; if we “get out.” My … Continue reading

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More than retiring, Rich Watson reframed his life

By on October 25, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
More than retiring, Rich Watson reframed his life

By Nancy Warner People often say that when you love your work it is not work. And one of the things I love about my work with IRIS, the Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship, is our process of finding … Continue reading

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Pet tales

By on October 25, 2017 in Pets with 0 Comments
Pet tales

Stephanie Nicholas and her grandfather Larry Nicholas take Kiara for a walk every morning at Hale Park. Kiara is a dog pound mix, said Larry. Stephanie said Kiara is a Chihuahua/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix. Kiara is 3 years old … Continue reading

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Climbing the Space Needle, step by step

By on October 25, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Climbing the Space Needle, step by step

By Joel Lhamon It started with a commercial I saw on KING TV last summer, bringing my attention to the Base 2 Space: Seattle’s Most Iconic Climb — an opportunity to raise funds for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. … Continue reading

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Amazing GREENLAND

By on October 25, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
Amazing GREENLAND

By Bonnie Orr I told my friends that I wanted to see Greenland before it melted. I was not prepared for the “WOW.” I went to Greenland in late summer, which meant that I would miss most of the arctic … Continue reading

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Vet publishes book about an unrecorded piece of WWII history

By on October 25, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Vet publishes book about an unrecorded piece of WWII history

By Vicki Olson Carr A young man is sitting in the dark in the middle of the night looking at a glowing radar screen. Alone. He is at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida studying the Southeast sector … Continue reading

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Graceful house rose from an awkward lot

By on October 25, 2017 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Graceful house rose from an awkward lot

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy Flint and Jamie Hartwig knew they wanted to build a house for themselves in 2007, and their drives around the Wenatchee area finally yielded the perfect, imperfect property. The more-or-less half-acre triangle … Continue reading

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Life as an entertainer: ‘THIS is what I know how to do’

By on October 25, 2017 in Arts with 0 Comments
Life as an  entertainer: ‘THIS is what I know how to do’

By Susan Lagsdin Wenatchee actor and director Matthew Pippin’s life rotates around two major non-competing forces: a love of family and a love of performance. His devotion to both gives him an intense sense of purpose. Though he’s 35, he … Continue reading

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Former dancer looks back on the steps of her varied life

By on October 25, 2017 in Arts with 0 Comments
Former dancer looks back on the steps of her varied life

By Susan Lagsdin Laraine Burrell, who took a major step moving solo to Wenatchee in January, is invigorated by her law position at Jefferson, Daniels, Sonn & Aylward and eager to involve herself in the community. And she finds the … Continue reading

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November 2017 cartoon

By on October 25, 2017 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
November 2017 cartoon

November 2017 cartoon by Dan McConnell

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Leavenworth Village Voices: Sharing the Joy of Christmas for 35 Years

By on October 25, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments

By Allison M. Bergstrom This holiday season the Leavenworth Village Voices will present Together at Christmas, this year’s theme for the choir’s annual Christmas in the Mountains concert series. This season marks the 35th anniversary of the community choir, which … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee in November

By on October 25, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments

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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What can go wrong when tagging a calf

By on October 25, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
What can go wrong when tagging a calf

By Annamarie Harden The air was cool and fresh during the spring day, early in the year. I was requested to help my landlord and her dad with a bull calf that was only a few weeks old. The bull … Continue reading

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Sam Miller: Blazed the way for Wenatchee

By on October 25, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Sam Miller: Blazed the way for Wenatchee

Editor’s note: This story continues a series of bio sketches on prominent early settlers in the valley. Only a few days after Sam Miller’s death in 1906 Clara Lanham wrote a tribute for him in the Wenatchee Advance. “No influence … Continue reading

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Type 2 diabetes: deadly, costly, preventable

By on October 25, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Type 2 diabetes: deadly, costly, preventable

I’m a bit old fashioned in that I get my news from the news papers, magazines and watching the evening news, primarily Lester Holt on NBC since I like that he ends his program with a feel-good story about positive … Continue reading

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Let’s go on a hunt for the Good Stuff

By on October 25, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Let’s go on a hunt for the Good Stuff

This November, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, I want to express my gratitude to you, readers of The Good Life. You make my life more rewarding and worthwhile. If it weren’t for you, I doubt that I would be vigorously scanning … Continue reading

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Success stories

By on October 25, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Success stories

On the return drive over the pass Sunday afternoon after visiting my daughter and her beautiful son — and watching the Seahawks on TV eke out a not-so-pretty victory over the L.A. Rams — I started thinking about success. It’s … Continue reading

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October 2017

By on October 18, 2017 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
October 2017

Crazy ‘mericans do the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island • Photographer now has a clear eye on nature • Ric’s tree house built from found objects • Voyageur canoes return to the Columbia • Walking through a fire landscape … Continue reading

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Dreamer, determined Philip Miller — irrigator and rancher

By on September 27, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Dreamer, determined Philip Miller — irrigator and rancher

By Rod Molzahn Editor’s note: This story is the first of a series of Bio sketches on prominent early settlers in the valley. The man crossing the Wenatchee Flat on the big mule in the spring of 1872 was Philip … Continue reading

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Dr. John Gill’s change of heart

By on September 27, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Dr. John Gill’s change of heart

By Jim Brown, M.D. Dr. John Gill underwent a successful heart transplant on April 20 at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, California. John has been a friend and colleague ever since he joined the then Wenatchee Valley Clinic … Continue reading

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Flavorful winter squash zing up fall cooking

By on September 27, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Flavorful winter squash zing up fall cooking

By Bonnie Orr Autumn’s cooler evenings encourage cooks to start baking again. Winter squash is easy to grow and will keep in a cool location all winter long, and I often have to pace myself not to use them all … Continue reading

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Stuck in time: Past, present or future

By on September 27, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Stuck in time: Past, present or future

By June Darling You’re about to find out why some people are more successful than others, why some are happier, why some are addicted to gambling, drugs and alcohol and why some couples have more friction. When you hear the … Continue reading

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History on a personal level

By on September 27, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
History on a  personal level

Editor’s notes by Mike Cassidy I asked my grandfather when he was alive to tell the story about his family — where they came from, when they emigrated to the U.S., if we still had any known relatives in Ireland. … Continue reading

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The Chase

By on September 27, 2017 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
The Chase

By Marc Dilley The encore before winter sleep, October is nature’s Month of Color. There is always something new to see outside, but October is special. For outdoor photographers it all comes together: the annual botanic color explosion before winter, … Continue reading

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