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The pinnacles in the spring

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The pinnacles in the spring

By Dan Fitting The Wenatchee Valley is a wonderful place to live. But I don’t need to tell you that. If you’re reading this magazine, you already appreciate that. I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel to the … Continue reading

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What to do in the Wenatchee area June 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. Wenatchee Paddle Club, every Tuesday, 9 a.m. open paddle, Tuesdays and … Continue reading

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‘My grapes! My grapes!’

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‘My grapes! My grapes!’

    By Annamarie Harden Dads add value to life and are a source of support in a variety of ways. In addition, a Dad helps his children to learn new things that can develop character and personality traits that … Continue reading

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‘You were just perfect for me’

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‘You were just perfect for me’

    By Judy Kelts Mom and I were from different planets that never aligned. But thanks to Dad’s enduring gift of unconditional love, he helped turn decades of pain into medicine. His quiet kindness, gentleness and caring were lifelong … Continue reading

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Dad explains eternity

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Dad explains eternity

    By Donna Cassidy I was 14 years old when my Dad, Don Daggett, died. That was way back in 1967, so I don’t have many memories of him. I do remember he liked to be different. He would … Continue reading

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The disappearing Dad dunk

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The disappearing Dad dunk

    Editor’s note: This story was picked as the winner of our That’s My Day contest. Enjoy! By Julia Scott Sometimes things just aren’t as they appear. And boy, can that get you into a precarious pickle — especially … Continue reading

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Lessons from my father

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Lessons from my father

    By Jim Brown, M.D. I have been thinking about my father a lot recently. We recently downsized to a smaller home. In that process I was surprised to find several letters from my Dad that he had written … Continue reading

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No Mr. Fixit

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No Mr. Fixit

    By Kari Black Dad was a kind, generous, loving man, but wasn’t as talented when it came to fixing things. During my senior year in high school, I skipped school one day, thinking no one would notice, but … Continue reading

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Amazing Dad

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Amazing Dad

    By Barb Thornton My Dad’s name is Jerry Smits. I grew up in Wenatchee, raised by two loving parents. My Dad is now 93, lives in an assisted living place here and he still amazes me. He was … Continue reading

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The faraway kingdom of Seattle

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The faraway kingdom of  Seattle

  By Annette Byrd Once upon a Time — in 1965 — my father decided he needed to spend some quality time with his middle daughter — me. There were four of us girls and alone time with Daddy was … Continue reading

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3 amazing Dad stories by Ken Neher

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3 amazing Dad stories by Ken Neher

    Editor’s note: We asked our readers to send a story about a favorite moment with Dad. Most who entered did just that. But Ken Neher couldn’t choose just one, so he submitted three stories. Since they are all … Continue reading

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On an Honor Flight with my Dad

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On an Honor Flight with my Dad

By Donna Cassidy Julie Tarbert, of Wenatchee, joined her Korean War veteran father, John Bayne, on an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in May, and said, “It was a very moving experience.” The Honor Flight flies veterans of war to … Continue reading

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Dan McConnell’s mad dash in Italy

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Dan McConnell’s mad dash in Italy

How Dan McConnell developed his drawings

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How Dan McConnell developed his drawings

Here Dan McConnell’s original journal page entries from his Mad Dash to Italy trip.

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Confessions of a former snake murderer

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Confessions of a former snake murderer

By Molly Steere When my husband and I moved over the pass from North Bend to Malaga, I had an established fear of snakes. In my defense, I come from a long line of snake detractors. My grandma kept strategically … Continue reading

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Splash! Moms on a raging river

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Splash! Moms on a raging river

By Sarah Shaffer It was a sunny day on the biggest day of the year thus far for water levels on the Wenatchee River — over 17,000 cubic feet per second. Just the day to meet up with a few … Continue reading

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A Wenatchee classic feels the patter of tiny feet again

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A Wenatchee classic feels the  patter of tiny feet again

Story By Susan Lagsdin House photos by Kris Connor Synchronicity is “the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.” In this case, an old and much-loved house, the one pictured here, stands in … Continue reading

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Pet Tales June 2018

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Pet Tales June 2018

By Sharon St. John Wenatchee is my hometown. I graduated from EHS in 1963. My life long love affair with dogs began when my family lived in a starter home on North James Avenue in the ’50s. My husband and … Continue reading

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‘We hope to age as gracefully’ as Great, great Aunt Dorothy is

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‘We hope to age as gracefully’ as Great, great Aunt Dorothy is

By  ’Tricia Devereaux  Five years ago, I submitted an article for the June 2013 The Good Life about my great, great aunt Dorothy Reed who was turning 100. After reading June Darling’s article, “Better at Getting Older,” in the May … Continue reading

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A little girl who desperately wants to grow up and 3 women who are making it possible

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A little girl who desperately  wants to grow up and 3 women who are making it possible

When I am 13, I’ll be a great Queen Then I won’t have to cook and I won’t have to clean… By Susan Lagsdin This is not an excerpt from the diary of new Windsor wife Meghan Markle, nor is … Continue reading

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Beards & Brews cartoon

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Beards & Brews cartoon

June 2018 Then and Now cartoon by Dan McConnell

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One more Dad story: Filming the Music Man

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One more Dad story: Filming the Music Man

By Dan McConnell Chuck McConnell or “Mr. Mac” to his high school band students, taught music in Quincy for 17 years and had taught in other schools in Washington and Idaho; starting with his first job in Emmett, Idaho. Dad … Continue reading

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Arthur Gunn: Vision and constant motion

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Arthur Gunn: Vision and constant motion

By Rod Molzahn Arthur Gunn had things on his mind in the spring of 1901 as he rode the Great Northern coach car from Wenatchee to Cando, North Dakota. There was a lot riding on the trip; profit for his … Continue reading

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Lupine — like a wolf — is pretty but dangerous

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Lupine — like a wolf — is pretty but dangerous

By Jaana Hatton Bluish, purplish, even white — these are the colors of lupine flowers in first bloom until they dry and turn brown. Their colors delight us through the spring and early summer. The plant likes dry, well-drained soil … Continue reading

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Cell phone addiction: Real and depressing

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Cell phone addiction: Real and depressing

By Jim Brown, M.D. The iPhone was launched in 2007, and when it was unveiled, Steve Jobs called it a revolutionary and a magical product that was five years ahead of any other mobile phone. Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, … Continue reading

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Cultivate vitality for a zestier life

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Cultivate vitality for a zestier life

“The supreme good of life is vitality.” — Roberto Unger, philosopher, politician, law professor By June Darling I’m working on building my vitality. The subject first came up when our granddaughters came to visit my husband and me during their … Continue reading

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Take a second look at versatile radishes

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Take a second look at versatile radishes

By Bonnie Orr This veggie grows in many colors and many tastes — yet it is almost only served as a snack on the side of the plate, as an hors’ d’oeuvre or as the last remnant of a vegetable … Continue reading

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We apologize — we will do better

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We apologize — we will do better

By Mike Cassidy Editor A day after the May issue of The Good Life went into the mail, we started to receive phone calls and emails objecting to the cover that showed a local artist with two of her fantasy … Continue reading

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Yellow-breasted Chat a surprising treat

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Yellow-breasted Chat a surprising treat

By Bruce McCammon I first heard about the Yellow-breasted Chat when I lived in Portland. One or two were reported at the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge — a great place to walk or run if you are in the … Continue reading

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May 2018

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May 2018

Let’s go plogging (and pick up some trash) • A pretty day for a hike up Mount Sauer • The awesome Dry Falls • Why move? Why Idaho? • Spring time is fun time locally • Master Gardeners get their … Continue reading

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