"Live a good life, and in the end, it’s not the years in the life, it’s the life in the years."

Entiat grape growing reaches new heights

By on July 29, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Entiat grape  growing reaches new heights

By Alan Moen When a stray grapevine from one of our grape arbors decided to climb onto an adjoining juniper tree a few years ago, I decided to honor its lofty ambition.  Now this Glenora grapevine, a native American variety, … Continue reading

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Killdeer: Conspicuous, and yes, quite loud

By on July 29, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Killdeer: Conspicuous, and yes, quite loud

By Bruce McCammon Killdeer are tall, slender birds that are about the size of an American Robin.  They are a white and brown bird with a distinct double breast band.  They are commonly seen in many locations within north central … Continue reading

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The unknown dangers of dog collars

By on July 29, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
The unknown dangers of dog collars

By Lynette Smith My name is Lynette, and I’ve been a “dog mom” for over 40 years. Until last fall, I was unaware of the many dangers associated with dog collars. Sadly, I learned the hard way by losing my … Continue reading

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‘This is your sister’

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‘This is your sister’

By Jay Young May 26, 2017 is a day I will never forget.  As is my usual routine, I got up, cleaned up and sat down for breakfast while checking my e-mail. A strange looking name popped up, Ute… Hmm … Continue reading

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Train Travel: It’s as much about the journey as it is about the destination

By on July 29, 2019 in Travel with 1 Comment
Train Travel: It’s as much about the journey as it is about the destination

by Linda Reid  Travel by train always intrigued me.  My introduction to it came by way of a Little Golden Book entitled All Aboard!, about a young girl and her mother traveling to visit her grandma in the “big city” … Continue reading

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A gift from Leonard Sauer

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A gift from Leonard Sauer

By Mari foreman Groff My mother’s day wish was a family wildflower hike.  Following the advice of a local hiking guru, my obliging husband steered our family of seven through the hamlet of Peshastin, up Anderson Canyon Road, to the … Continue reading

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The little garden that helps children grow

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The little garden that helps children grow

story and photos By Jaana Hatton Dawn Jensen-Nobile knows what she is doing every Friday and Saturday afternoon: lead her small group of budding agriculturists. The backyard of her South Wenatchee home has become a community garden.  “It started last … Continue reading

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Norway, revisited

By on July 29, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
Norway, revisited

by Vicki Olson Carr The Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord districts of southern Norway had put on their fresh spring clothes after a long, dark winter when I returned to my grandparents’ homeland a few weeks ago.  The apple and cherry trees … Continue reading

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Smart photo tips — A few non-technical guidelines to keep in mind whether shooting by phone or camera

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Smart photo tips  — A few non-technical guidelines to keep in mind whether shooting by phone or camera

PHOTOS AND STORY by Celeste Barry I love to explore the world.  My family and I have traveled extensively together, and one of my favorite ways to remember and reflect on our adventures is to photograph it all.  One way … Continue reading

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Patience in paradise: Nurturing a “sometimes” haven ‘til retirement kicks in

By on July 29, 2019 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Patience in paradise: Nurturing a “sometimes” haven ‘til retirement kicks in

By Susan Lagsdin Photos by sara johnson Meraki Resort, the lakeview beauty featured here, is just one of four privately-owned view homes you can visit in September as part of the 2019 Lake Chelan Home Tour and Art Show, a … Continue reading

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Pet Tales

By on July 29, 2019 in Pets with 0 Comments
Pet Tales

This is our daughter, Rosie, with her pet turkey named Gertrude (formerly named Smokey as “he” was bound for our Traeger last fall).  Gertie surprised us by being a lady turkey and then surprised us even more by becoming great … Continue reading

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Printmaker Sarah Horowitz

By on July 29, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Printmaker Sarah Horowitz

By Susan Lagsdin Scene #1: Across from Icicle Ridge, the artist plunks down rocks to secure the corners of an unwieldy three-foot by nine-foot banner of heavy blue mulberry-tree paper to the uneven ground.  Straddling over it at times, she … Continue reading

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Song of Rylei — With a good woman and heartfelt lyrics, can success be far away?

By on July 29, 2019 in Arts with 1 Comment
Song of Rylei — With a good woman and heartfelt lyrics, can success be far away?

By Susan Lagsdin Like love or happiness, success can only be measured accurately by the person experiencing it.  Rylei Franks — not boasting, just grateful — thinks he may be approaching it.  The Wenatchee singer/songwriter is one of the more … Continue reading

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Mad magazine cartoon

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Mad magazine cartoon

Cartoon by Dan McConnell

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What to do around Wenatchee in August

By on July 29, 2019 in Events with 0 Comments
What to do around Wenatchee in August

Rocky Reach Hydro Project, now through 11/1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Museum, café, balconies that offer panoramic views to the dam and grounds, juvenile fish bypass system. A 90-seat theater shows movies and ample parking for recreational vehicles and … Continue reading

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Miss Amber Lou

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Miss Amber Lou

 By Constance Nelson Bean Shortly after I lost my husband, I realized how very quiet my home was each day. I found I was talking to myself, leaving the TV and music on far longer than I truly enjoyed.  I … Continue reading

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N.N. Brown – Hotel man traveled far & wide

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N.N. Brown – Hotel man traveled far & wide

By Rod Molzahn “Three meals and a bed, $1.25 – $2.00 a day.”  The Republic (the Wenatchee Daily World’s competitor) ran that advertisement in 1912 for the Elberta, Wenatchee’s finest hotel.  The Elberta was owned by Noah (N.N.) Brown and … Continue reading

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Learn to be brave to live a richer life

By on July 29, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Learn to be brave to live a richer life

By June Darling Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.  — Anais Nin People who are interested in living a full life rather than a shrink-wrapped one need to find a way to kick up their courage.  Changing … Continue reading

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A ‘wonder drug’ that’s FREE

By on July 29, 2019 in Columnist with 1 Comment
A ‘wonder drug’ that’s FREE

By Jim Brown, M.D. Recently I read an article extolling the medical benefits of walking. The Harvard author equated the benefits to that of a “wonder drug.”  I know I have promoted the health benefits of regular exercise, eating right, … Continue reading

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Friday night at Centennial Park

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Friday night at Centennial Park

By Mike Cassidy Editor Friday night, nothing to do, the wife suggests let’s go downtown and listen to music at Wenatchee Centennial park. When? Seven o’clock. What? By 7 p.m. I’ve perfectly fine with assuming the position in the comfy … Continue reading

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July 2019

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July 2019

Who was that man? An angel? • Take a walk on the wild (ocean) side • The remarkable resurrection of Squilchuck State Park • Volunteering at the Senior Center • At ease in Belize • Restored farmhouse better than original … Continue reading

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Northwest lifestyle among the trees

By on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Northwest lifestyle among the trees

By Cary Ordway Trees, trees, trees — we actually dreamt about trees when we were living in sunny San Diego.  It was 14 years of weather bliss, but also 14 years without trees. Palm trees are nice, but they don’t … Continue reading

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Who was that mystery man?

By on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Who was  that mystery man?

By Susan Ruth Williams My husband, Mike, went to work that morning, starting at 5 a.m. Afterward, he would tell me he hadn’t felt very good getting ready, but he had muscled through. If Mike hadn’t gone to work, none … Continue reading

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Take a walk on the wild (ocean) side

By on June 25, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Take a walk on the wild  (ocean) side

story and photos by Andy Dappen The Enchantment Traverse is one of Washington’s premier hikes.  Yet, because it’s hard to get an overnight permit for the route, many people have given up on backpacking the traverse. Instead, day hiking and … Continue reading

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The remarkable resurrection of Squilchuck State Park

By on June 25, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
The  remarkable resurrection  of Squilchuck State Park

By Molly Steere I keep my eyes fixated on the wood beam I’m balancing on, well ahead of my front wheel. Focus.  I sneak in a shaky half rotation of my pedals to keep my speed up. I’m doing it!  … Continue reading

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He came in for a lunch and came back to work in the kitchen

By on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
He came in for a lunch and came back to work in the kitchen

By Jay Young After retiring from my teaching position at Wenatchee High School in 2015, I started to wonder what I was going to do with my time.  For over 40 years I was on a schedule. Every September started … Continue reading

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At ease in Belize: Not just fishing, but some monkey business, too

By on June 25, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
At ease  in Belize: Not just fishing, but some monkey business, too

By Dave Graybill Every year my wife Eileen and I host a fishing trip to somewhere warm.  We have taken small groups of people to Belize twice and to three different destinations on the Sea of Cortez on the Baja … Continue reading

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Better than original: Former dryland wheat farmer — along with his interior designing wife — restore a farmhouse that outshines its past

By on June 25, 2019 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Better than original:  Former dryland wheat farmer — along with his interior designing wife —  restore a farmhouse that outshines its past

Story by  Susan Lagsdin Photos by  Travis Knoop You have to be a little bit fearless and pretty sure of your bearings when you make big life choices like the ones Greg and Julia Scott have made.  First, the couple … Continue reading

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Kai and Roger: A man and his dog looking for adventures

By on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Kai and Roger:  A man and his dog looking for adventures

By Jaana Hatton Most dog owners are pretty pleased when their pets sit or heel on command. Their routine may be a walk or two throughout the day and lots of downtime for the dog.  Then there’s Roger, the Irish … Continue reading

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Into a troubled life came riding saviors — and music

By on June 25, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Into a troubled life came riding saviors — and music

By Susan Lagsdin Horses and music, music and horses — how better to sooth the troubled soul of a girl who might have headed nowhere, or worse?  And, with those loves grown into twin proficiencies, what better way to live … Continue reading

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