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

New Year’s resolutions cartoon

By on November 27, 2018 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
New Year’s resolutions cartoon

Then and Now cartoon by Dan McConnell

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Bighorn Sheep face off near Entiat

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Bighorn Sheep face off near Entiat

By Tim McCord Since I ride the Link bus system from Entiat to Wenatchee to work, I get to gaze out the window the whole way and usually spot a few herds of these beautiful creatures every day. The Bighorn … Continue reading

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Write on! You say you want to write, and be published… here are some ideas of where to start

By on November 27, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments

By Molly Steere The Wenatchee Valley is a hotbed of creativity and lair of literature. I don’t know if I should credit the beautiful scenery, the interesting characters, or an extensive, collective history of creating, but this area is teeming … Continue reading

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Attending an retro auto racing party in England

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Attending an retro auto racing party in England

By Phil Rasmussen It is probably fair to say that I am an Anglophile. I’ve read British history for years, and my wife Lovelyn and I have watched Downton Abbey and every British murder mystery on PBS… thoroughly amazed that … Continue reading

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Driving in Britain: Yikes, give a Yank some room

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Driving in Britain: Yikes, give a Yank some room

By Phil Rasmussen In September my wife Lovelyn and I took a do-it-ourselves road trip through England. We have driven in Europe before, but as we planned the trip, the thought of driving on the “wrong” side of the road … Continue reading

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Exploring the amazing volcanoes of Hawai’i

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Exploring the amazing  volcanoes of Hawai’i

By Alan Moen Growing up here in the Pacific Northwest, I’m used to seeing volcanoes. In fact, I’ve climbed many of them — Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens, both before and … Continue reading

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Stevens Pass & The Hitchhiker

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Stevens Pass & The Hitchhiker

By Andy Dappen “Going to the Pass?” Snow sticks to the hitchhiker’s pile hat as he sticks his dripping beard through the car window. I want to tell him I didn’t pull over to pick him up; I pulled over … Continue reading

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A Bavarian comes home

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A Bavarian comes home

By Barbara Washburn Being a Bavarian native from Germany, I had never heard about the Bavarian town of Leavenworth, until I had a long layover while part of an airline crew. A crewmember suggested all of us cram into a … Continue reading

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ROLLIE’S CABIN: What 3 old guys (and a kid for muscle) did when they were looking for something to do

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ROLLIE’S  CABIN:  What 3 old guys (and a kid for muscle) did when they were looking for something to do

By Rollie Schmitten photos by Donna Cassidy Two old guys (ages 72 and 82) were discussing retirement and what to do with their spare time. Ski season had passed. They didn’t golf, fishing was closed, and both were worn out … Continue reading

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Pet Tales

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Pet Tales

Tim and Tiffany Van Rheenen of Wenatchee were walking their two-year-old Red Bone Coon Hound Archie on a brisk forenoon at the Wenatchee dog park. “We started bringing him here when he was six months old,” said Tiffany about the … Continue reading

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When this artist packs up and leaves town, it’s a good thing

By on November 27, 2018 in Arts with 0 Comments
When this artist packs up and leaves town, it’s a good thing

By Susan Lagsdin Jane Walter Bousman — spurred by a pivotal transition a decade ago — has created a symmetrical two-part life for herself that’s personally and artistically satisfying, with just enough of a wide-open future to keep it interesting. … Continue reading

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Mark Smeltzer: If getting attention is the way to make money in show business, this actor feels he’s a natural

By on November 27, 2018 in Arts with 0 Comments
Mark Smeltzer:  If getting attention is the way to make money in show business, this actor feels he’s a natural

By Susan Lagsdin The venue was peaceful, with upholstered chairs in the sunny view window of a hillside home in Broadview, where 27-year-old voice artist and actor Mark Smeltzer is living, for a short time, with his parents. However, spending … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee in December 2018

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NCW BLUES JAM, every second and fourth Monday. 7 – 10 p.m.  Riverside Pub. Homegrown Country Jam, every first and third Monday night, 7 to 10 p.m. Riverside Pub. Upper Valley Running Club, every Tuesday, 4:30 – 6 p.m. Check-in … Continue reading

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Living Nativity tells Christmas story

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Living Nativity tells Christmas story

Since its inception in 2002, Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church has invited the community to an outdoor presentation of the Christmas story. The brainchild of Karen Hamilton and Pastor Emeritus Paul Pankey, the Living Nativity features goats, sheep, a herding dog … Continue reading

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Melvina Brown’s sweet Christmas present

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Melvina Brown’s sweet Christmas present

By Rod Molzahn The Deak and Lucy Brown family celebrated Christmas of 1907 at uncle George (Deak’s younger brother) and aunt Margarethe’s home in Monitor. Melvina Brown, named for her paternal grandmother, was the Brown’s sixth child and was 12 … Continue reading

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Our aging brains: How to keep them fresh

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Our aging brains: How to keep them fresh

By Jim Brown, M.D. I suspect most humans don’t spend much time thinking about their aging brains unless they feel somewhat forgetful at times. Speaking from my perspective as an aging senior, I am curious as to what is going … Continue reading

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Forgiveness: Good for our soul & our body

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Forgiveness: Good for our soul & our body

By June Darling Life is an adventure in forgiveness. — American author, Norman Cousins My father died in 2006. A few days after his service my mother and I were going through sympathy cards she had received. “Here’s one from … Continue reading

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Oceanspray: Iron tough plant at home in the desert

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Oceanspray: Iron tough plant at home in the desert

By Jaana Hatton Somebody truly had a lively imagination when they named this shrub Oceanspray (Holodiscus discolor). It is a plant that thrives here in the high desert, preferably in gravely soil. It belongs to the rose family. Holodiscus means … Continue reading

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Welcome the Dark-eyed Junco with seeds & water

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Welcome the Dark-eyed Junco with seeds & water

By Bruce McCammon As the leaves begin to fall and the mornings have that cool, crisp feel, the Juncos return. They come into our area a bit at a time and soon it seems that they are everywhere. Backyard feeders … Continue reading

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Work, and the Best Day of 2018

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Work, and the Best Day of 2018

By Mike Cassidy Editor I believe in work. “This family works, work never hurt anyone,” my grandmother told the teenage me one afternoon as I set sprawled in a rocking chair in the kitchen on a lazy Sunday. I tried … Continue reading

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November 2018

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November 2018

A different way to see Egypt • Wife gives husband the ‘Gift of Life’ • Beyond just tossing around the Frisbee • At 96, still living the life well lived • The seasons of Saddle Rock • Despite teenage accident, … Continue reading

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What was your Best Day in 2018?

By on November 14, 2018 in Uncategorized 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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Bird viewing cartoon

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Bird viewing cartoon

Autumn patchwork quilt of beauty

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Autumn patchwork quilt of beauty

By Brad Brisbine The last Saturday in September, hiking partners Len Lamb, Josh Osburn, Larry and Jolene Campbell and I were on our way to an obscure, unnamed lake high in the White River Watershed (drains to Lake Wenatchee). Suddenly … Continue reading

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EGYPT: A look behind the railing

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EGYPT: A look behind the railing

By Susan Weber Three years ago, my husband Dave and I looked across the desert into Egypt from Israel and hugged the border for miles as we drove through the Negev desert but we didn’t get to go there. Then … Continue reading

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Organ donor gives husband the gift of life

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Organ donor gives husband the gift of life

By Connie Morris It is an unusual love story. We met by happenstance. But first, we were divorced from our first spouses on the same day — Good Friday 1989. In those days, there was a column in the newspaper … Continue reading

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A sport so cool it’s called ULTIMATE

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A sport so cool it’s called ULTIMATE

By Marlene Farrell Boise is an eight-hour drive or two plane rides away, but going there once a month is worth it for Kevin Farrell of Wenatchee. Once there he lives and breathes ultimate (also known as ultimate Frisbee, however, … Continue reading

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Willie Weinstein — a well-lived life

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Willie Weinstein — a well-lived life

By Susan Lagsdin Sometimes it’s instructive to look backward and outside our contemporary feast of lifestyle choices and media-driven chaos at a life well-lived in another time. What stays the same? How have we changed? What can we learn? Making … Continue reading

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Saddle Rock & me

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Saddle Rock & me

By Molly Steere I don’t remember the very first time I hiked Saddle Rock. What I do know is that I hiked it very soon after we moved to the Wenatchee area 12 years ago and it quickly became symbolic … Continue reading

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Loss of a leg as a teen hasn’t kept her down from the dream of being up in the air

By on October 29, 2018 in Articles with 3 Comments
Loss of a leg as a teen hasn’t kept her down from the dream of being up in the air

By Pat Turner My fascination with up-in-the-air activities started in grade school. Every year I saved my allowance to spend on rides at the carnival when it came to town during Apple Blossom. The excitement of spinning, twisting and being … Continue reading

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