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Becoming an American

By on July 23, 2018 in Articles with 2 Comments
Becoming an American

By Jackie Stonas I grew up in a small Canadian town — very similar to Wenatchee actually and Hwy 97 ran through the middle of our town, too. I was surrounded by orchards and rolling hills, a few mountains and … Continue reading

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Birdville

By on July 23, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
Birdville

By Chuck Dronen For anyone who has been bitten by the birding bug, feeding stations are yet another way to enjoy our feathered friends. At our Cashmere home, over the years we’ve had the joy and surprise of at least … Continue reading

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A grandpa’s summer adventure

By on July 23, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
A grandpa’s summer adventure

By James “Jimmy” McGregor As a grandparent I believe it is part of our job to inspire and entertain our grandkids — so I have this simple sounding idea: “Summer adventure with grandpa.” The idea is I would choose an … Continue reading

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Music on the mountains

By on July 23, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Music on the mountains

                        By Jaana Hatton I discovered something exciting on May 17 as I was hiking on Sauer’s Mountain in Peshastin. It wasn’t a rare flower or a rare bird … Continue reading

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Driving iconic Route 66 with Dad

By on July 23, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Driving iconic Route 66 with Dad

                                                By Devin Scroggins While spending New Year’s with my dad, Boyd, we were talking when he … Continue reading

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A bucket list trip to angkor wat

By on July 23, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
A bucket list trip to angkor wat

By Barbara Tremblay When you have a son who is addicted to travel and lives mostly out of the United States, one gets to travel the easy way. He helps book all the flights, and tells me what visas and … Continue reading

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Hard-to-love lot makes a perfect hillside homesite with Lake Chelan view

By on July 23, 2018 in Featured Homes with 1 Comment
Hard-to-love lot makes a perfect hillside homesite with Lake Chelan view

                          Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy Featured on the Chelan Tour of Homes this summer is a contemporary view house near the golf course that … Continue reading

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Jelly season

By on July 23, 2018 in Archives with 1 Comment
Jelly season

By Susan Sampson Some of us are so old-fashioned that we look forward to late summer as food-preserving season. We remember sitting on the porch with Mom, snipping the tips of green beans from a 50-pound gunnysack full, to prepare … Continue reading

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Pet tales

By on July 23, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
Pet tales

Chyahne McGee calls it a “heartwarming story” of a lost lizard found through the work of the community. “All my boys were outside playing, and they took the lizard” — a 2-year-old bearded dragon named Rex — “outside to get … Continue reading

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Big headed art: ‘I’m motivated to make art that … basically moves the audience to let their freak flag fly’

By on July 23, 2018 in Arts with 0 Comments
Big headed art:  ‘I’m motivated to make art that … basically moves the audience to let their freak flag fly’

By Susan Lagsdin Mega-monsters with two-foot diameter heads and goofy grins, knobby noses and improbable ears, goblins and goofuses and pirates and wazzats all prance around voguing for the camera and catch even their creators unaware. After one of Sara … Continue reading

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Crosswalks cartoon

By on July 23, 2018 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Crosswalks cartoon

Then & Now cartoon by Dan McConnell

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Plenty of quilts at fiber arts festival Aug. 17 & 18

By on July 23, 2018 in Events with 0 Comments
Plenty of quilts at fiber arts festival Aug. 17 & 18

Some 300 quilts — ranging from traditional to art quilts — along with whimsical dolls and beading are expected for this year’s Quilt & Fiber Art Festival Aug. 17 and 18 at Town Toyota Center. The featured quilt artist is valley … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee in August

By on July 23, 2018 in Events with 0 Comments

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. Wenatchee Paddle Club, every Tuesday, 9 a.m. open paddle, Tuesdays and … Continue reading

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Traveling play director has people singing and dancing wherever he goes

By on July 23, 2018 in Arts with 0 Comments
Traveling play director has people singing and dancing wherever he goes

By Susan Lagsdin Theater director Jaime Donegan pulled into town in mid-July after a cross-country trek from the East Coast. Relaxing with laptop and binders in a far corner of the Numerica Performing Arts Center’s vacant lobby — a kind … Continue reading

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When parks should be pillows — A true story written by Julia Scott

By on July 23, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
When parks should be pillows — A true story written by Julia Scott

By Julia Scott Ah, summertime… Being neighbors in addition to best buddies, Colleen and I used to “sleep out” on either lawn nearly every night of the summer in the 1970s. And if it rained, no problem, we just grabbed … Continue reading

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Lauchlin MacLean and the ‘Big Ditch’

By on July 23, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Lauchlin MacLean and the ‘Big Ditch’

By Rod Molzahn Talk of the need for a ditch to irrigate all of the Wenatchee Flat had bounced around Wenatchee for years but in 1888 it looked like something might just happen. In March a meeting was called to … Continue reading

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Our state grass: Bluebunch Wheatgrass

By on July 23, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Our state grass: Bluebunch Wheatgrass

By Jaana Hatton Drumroll, please — here comes our very own state grass: bluebunch wheatgrass (pseudoroegneria spicata). Now say that three times as fast as you can. The Latin name implies that the plant is a fake (pseudo) or mimics … Continue reading

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How AI will make better medicine

By on July 23, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
How AI will make better medicine

By Jim Brown, M.D. For generations in our classic medical teaching, training and clinical practice, we physicians were taught which medical treatments had been successful for populations of “average” patients with certain diseases, symptoms and physical findings including their lab … Continue reading

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Standing up and clapping for humility

By on July 23, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Standing up and clapping for humility

By June Darling Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. — Rick Warren Is humility a good thing? “Oh, yes. Of course,” you may be thinking. “I wish exactly that for my superior-acting co-worker and … Continue reading

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Homemade sauerkraut is most delicious

By on July 23, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Homemade sauerkraut is most delicious

By Bonnie Orr Sauerkraut is like the little girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead. When it is good, it is very, very good; when it is bad, it is horrid. This concoction is historically important. The … Continue reading

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Red-wing blackbirds are real showmen

By on July 23, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Red-wing blackbirds are real showmen

By Bruce McCammon I was taking photos at a marsh in Bozeman, Montana a few years ago when a family approached to ask a question. The father said hello and asked if I knew the name of the blackbird with … Continue reading

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The Good Life: Office in the cloud

By on July 23, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
The Good Life:  Office in the cloud

By Mike Cassidy Editor As a young reporter, I would hustle out to a scene of a news event in my ’63 Rambler (about the best a beginning reporter could afford), take copious notes in a scribble on a reporter’s … Continue reading

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July 2018

By on July 18, 2018 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
July 2018

Artist couple from Peshastin tell why they are moving to Mexico • Eruption! Chartering a ‘copter to fly over hot lava in Hawaii • Smelling rustled roses • Counting songbirds at dawn • Summer fun ideas from Cary Ordway • … Continue reading

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Radio language cartoon

By on June 27, 2018 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Radio language cartoon

Bending light, creating rays from the sun

By on June 27, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
Bending light, creating rays from the sun

By Dan Fitting I took this image while heading up to Mission Ridge looking southeast towards Quincy. Sometimes sun flares and star bursts can ruin a shot but other times they can add an interesting element to enhance it. I … Continue reading

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Artists move from Peshastin move to Mexico

By on June 27, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
Artists move from Peshastin move to Mexico

By Cindy Rietveldt How did we get to here? The short answer would be that on Monday, March 12, we loaded our cat and dog into our old reliable minivan, drove for nine days, and then pulled up in front … Continue reading

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Flying above red hot lava

By on June 27, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Flying above red hot lava

Local                           Landscape and wildlife photographer Marshall R. Mahler recently traveled to the Big Island of Hawaii to capture fine art images of the current eruption of the … Continue reading

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Not only birdhouses

By on June 27, 2018 in Arts with 2 Comments
Not only birdhouses

Wood artisan crafts plenty of nesting boxes, but he also makes and re-builds furniture: ‘I maybe dream about it… and then start building…’   By Susan Lagsdin Living far up the Skagit Valley, woodcrafter Thomas Howell’s young life was shaped … Continue reading

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Smelling rustled roses

By on June 27, 2018 in Articles with 1 Comment
Smelling rustled roses

By Susan Sampson “Stop and smell the roses,” the admonition goes. I do, probably overmuch. I’ve always been around a few roses. A thornless climber with large pink flowers covered the post that supported one end of my mother’s clothesline. … Continue reading

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Counting songbirds at the crack of dawn

By on June 27, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
Counting songbirds at the crack of dawn

                              By Marilyn Sherling There’s frost on the outside of my car this morning when I wake up at 4:30 a.m. It’s 34 degrees outside. Personally, … Continue reading

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