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

2019 ‘Picture Chelan County’ contest begins

By on May 28, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
2019 ‘Picture Chelan County’ contest begins

By Amanda Newell From the ridge tops to the valley bottom, Chelan County provides residents and visitors alike with a spectacular place to live, work and play. In celebration of everything the county’s natural resources provide, the Cascadia Conservation District will … Continue reading

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They came in a school bus camper and stayed to make a life

By on May 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
They came in a school bus camper and  stayed to make a life

By Mary Kostka Yesterday, I was going through the mail and looked at the most recent issue of The Good Life and just smiled.  I thought to myself, “Yes living here has really been the good life for the past … Continue reading

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Two women and a Jeep equals adventure

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Two women and a Jeep equals adventure

By Jaana Hatton Here’s my question, even if you are the daring kind, would you volunteer to drive over 1,000 miles in the desert without a GPS, a cellphone or any other device other than a map and a compass? … Continue reading

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Beekeeping is a way to help planet Earth, but hey, it’s a buzz, too

By on May 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Beekeeping is a way to help planet Earth, but hey, it’s a buzz, too

By Dan McConnell Lee McGarr is an electrician who works for Beckstead Electric or BE for short… and speaking of BE, he’s a BEe man.  We met Lee and Teri McGarr through Lee’s job on our kitchen remodel. He walked … Continue reading

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The itch to camp propels family into the outdoors, where sometimes, adversity makes the best stories — afterwards

By on May 28, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
The itch to camp propels family into the outdoors, where sometimes, adversity makes  the best stories — afterwards

By Linda Reid   No one has ever asked me to submit a camping resume to prove my expertise but I am prepared, just in case it happens, which would be most likely at this time of year when outdoor … Continue reading

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HARD HISTORY behind Mexico’s HARD MONEY

By on May 28, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
HARD HISTORY behind Mexico’s  HARD MONEY

By Dale Foreman For many of the last 35 years my wife, Gail, and I have been travelling to Mexico.  We have gone on business trips, selling apples and pears. I have visited the huge produce markets in Mexico City … Continue reading

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Pet tales

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Pet tales

Bailey Trainor, Wenatchee was out walking her dogs, Kendrick and Phoebe. Kendrick, 4, is a Golden Retriever and Border Collie mix. Bailey said she loves Kendrick’s loyalty and that he is calm and cuddly. “He likes to play and loves … Continue reading

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Copenhagen: Seeing one of the world’s most expensive cities on a fairly frugal family budget

By on May 28, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
Copenhagen: Seeing one of the world’s most expensive cities on a fairly frugal family budget

By Keith Kellogg In early 2018, I began planning a bow hunting trip to Greenland, only to discover that flights there are very limited, either connecting through Iceland or Copenhagen, Denmark. At the same time, I was trying to organize … Continue reading

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Restored classics on parade

By on May 28, 2019 in Events with 0 Comments

It’s Year 60 of the town’s beloved museum and Year 1 of the Cashmere Historic Home Tour.  In celebration of its birthday, the Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village on Cottage Avenue invites all architects, builders, history buffs and house lovers … Continue reading

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On the eve of destruction, couple stepped in to restore a former beauty in a pear orchard

By on May 28, 2019 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
On the eve of destruction, couple stepped in to restore a former beauty in a pear orchard

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy Every old house holds memories — historic, sentimental, comical and commonplace. You can experience the lives, past and present, of six of them on the self-guided Cashmere Historic Home Tour on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Telling stories… better

By on May 28, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Telling stories… better

By Susan Lagsdin You might hear, “I don’t quite know how to write the ending,” or “I’m really nervous about reading aloud,” or “I’ve marked a few typos for you — the rest is great,” but something you’ll never hear … Continue reading

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Self-admitted tumbleweed has tried many things, but stayed true to her art

By on May 28, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Self-admitted tumbleweed has tried many things, but stayed true to her art

By Susan Lagsdin Heritage Heights, a senior living facility in Chelan, is full of history and lively personalities. Last winter, six local artists eagerly captured those elements as they painted portraits, or in a few cases abstract representations, of individual … Continue reading

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Windmill cartoon

By on May 28, 2019 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Windmill cartoon

What to do around Wenatchee in June

By on May 28, 2019 in Events with 0 Comments

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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Wisdom from kindergartners

By on May 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Wisdom from kindergartners

By Pat Kanis-Wolfe When I inquired at the office, I was directed down the hall, first door on the left. I found the door quickly enough, but stopped before opening it. A mild panic started to consume me. I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Long Jim – last chief of the Chelans

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Long Jim – last chief of the Chelans

By Rod Molzahn Innomosecha (Rainbow Robe), Long Jim’s father, was chief of the Chelan people in 1855 when the Yakima treaties were signed but he did not attend the council.  Lahompt, a young Entiat, and Tecolekun, a P’squose, did attend. … Continue reading

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Get de-stressed: As easy as sitting outside

By on May 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Get de-stressed: As easy as sitting outside

By June Darling For several months I had relentless diarrhea. (Yes, embarrassing and possibly disgusting, but stick with me. I’m going somewhere with this.) The runs would go away and come back later.  Eventually, at my wits end, I went … Continue reading

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Adults need vaccinations, too

By on May 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Adults need vaccinations, too

By Jim Brown, M.D. Vaccinations to prevent various diseases are one of the great medical achievements in history. They not only have proven to be safe but also life saving.  Historically, vaccines were deemed “only for children,” however with the … Continue reading

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Winging in from afar: the Gray Catbird

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Winging in from afar: the Gray Catbird

By Bruce McCammon The birds we see in north central Washington during the summer months are different from those we see other times of year.  Migrating birds add variety and mystery to our bird-watching. I don’t know a single bird … Continue reading

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Contest: Why did you move here?

By on May 28, 2019 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Contest: Why did you move here?

By Mike Cassidy Editor My wife, Donna, was born in Wenatchee, so maybe it’s not fair to say “we moved here,” but we did… almost 35 years ago. We were living in a classic, older residential area of Seattle in … Continue reading

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May 2019

By on May 22, 2019 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
May 2019

Why to write your life story now • Exploring Ross Lake • Should they retire in Florida? • One formal local couple who caught ‘Florida Fever’ • Taking a dirt bike class • Walking the Peshastin Pinnacles • Cruising through … Continue reading

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Camping in paradise

By on April 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Camping in  paradise

By Marc Dilley Northeast of Glacier Peak — Washington’s wilderness volcano — is the east-west trending Miners Ridge.  If a crow were to fly northeast for eight miles from the 10,541 foot summit of Glacier, the ground beneath it would … Continue reading

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Why to write your life story

By on April 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Why to write your life story

By Judy Weaver Memories are perhaps the best gifts of all.  Imagine if you could ask your mother, grandmother, father, or grandfather any question or questions. What would you want to know about their memories, their dreams, or their lives?  … Continue reading

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Ross Lake: Rugged, isolated, beautiful, and most of all, ignored by tourists

By on April 22, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
Ross Lake:  Rugged, isolated, beautiful, and most of all,  ignored by tourists

Story and Photos  By WILMER PEREZ  “Cougar Island? Where is that?” asked Fernando, on the phone from Vancouver, British Columbia. “It is in Ross Lake,” I answered from Wenatchee, Washington. “We’ll meet you at Colonial Creek Campground, which is in … Continue reading

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Should we retire in Florida?

By on April 22, 2019 in Travel with 2 Comments
Should we retire in Florida?

By Kalin Raible In December, my wife and I decided to check out Florida. The reasons for the trip were many but key components were… •   Find someplace warmer than Wenatchee, where the sun is shining in winter, for our retirement years. … Continue reading

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FLORIDA? One couple didn’t even wait for retirement

By on April 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
FLORIDA? One couple didn’t even wait for retirement

By Larry Cramer After nearly 20 years of talking about it and dreaming of it, we finally did it. We moved to Florida! First a little backstory, it was late October 2001, I was scheduled to speak at an Adobe … Continue reading

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Playing in the dirt — Again

By on April 22, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
Playing in the dirt — Again

By Molly Steere A few years ago, I unofficially quit dirt biking.  Quit is probably too strong of a word as, at most, I only rode a few times a year. My abilities remained so underwhelming that my son handily … Continue reading

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Walking Peshastin Pinnacles

By on April 22, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Walking Peshastin Pinnacles

By Diana Rigelman When Spring finds Wenatchee, I’m lured out of the house to find secrets of the Wenatchee Valley.  Most everything is a secret to me because I haven’t lived here very long. Trails, restaurants, art, music — where … Continue reading

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Wheee! Captains and crews take the train through Mexico’s colorful Copper Canyon

By on April 22, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
Wheee! Captains and crews take the train through Mexico’s  colorful Copper Canyon

Editor’s note: In the March 2018 issue, Sharon Podlich wrote about how she and her husband, Chuck, retired from growing apples in Orondo, and bought a 44-foot sailboat they named Top Cider, and went on a sailing adventure off of … Continue reading

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Making the most out of a lot by creating easy fit homes

By on April 22, 2019 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Making the most out of a lot by creating easy fit homes

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy Garn Christensen likes to say, “I’m just an educated redneck.”  The educated part we know about — he’s a Washington State University professor and has been superintendent of Eastmont Schools for 12 … Continue reading

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