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July 2018

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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

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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 1 Comment
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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Shipping container house revisited now that it’s finished

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Shipping container house revisited now that it’s finished

                        Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy Greg Carter’s labor relations work puts him on the Seattle docks, so he’s intimately familiar with shipping containers. When builder … Continue reading

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Pet tales July 2018

By on June 27, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
Pet tales July 2018

Kyra Brandt of Wenatchee was walking her dog, Bella along the Riverfront Park on a sunny day. Bella is a 7-year-old Golden Retriever. Bella was adopted from a family in Seattle. “Bella loves everyone. She is a very loving dog. … Continue reading

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Family’s saga became historical fiction … and a writer was born

By on June 27, 2018 in Arts with 0 Comments
Family’s saga  became historical  fiction  … and a writer was born

By Susan Lagsdin Jane Nagler of East Wenatchee is still a little dazzled by the fact that she is a published novelist. Her books tell stories that she’s harvested over the years from her pioneer ancestors, and the more she … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee July 2018

By on June 27, 2018 in Events with 0 Comments

The YMCA has numerous camps. See their website at wenymca.org/daycamp. Camp Fire USA: Camp Zanika Lache on Lake Wenatchee, one week sessions. Boating, fishing, rafting, arts and crafts, canoeing, high ropes course, low ropes course, cook outs, hiking kayaking and … Continue reading

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Kamikaze Robin

By on June 27, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Kamikaze Robin

By Susan Blair It is April. There is more daylight. The birds are busy. War has broken out on the north side of our house. The combatants are a robin and his reflection. He sees himself mirrored in the windows … Continue reading

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Water for the land — riches from ditches

By on June 27, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Water for the land — riches from ditches

By Rod Molzahn Before white settlers arrived in the Wenatchee Valley in the late 1800s, the P’squose people had called the valley home for, at least, 8,000 years. They relied on the valley and the surrounding hills for their food, … Continue reading

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Cruising the River Rhine

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Cruising the River Rhine

By Jim Brown, M.D. A ‘significant birthday’ spent on european river bordered by stunning history Over the years Lynn and I have been fortunate to be able to do a lot of traveling in many countries around the globe. A … Continue reading

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Pride, done right, can fuel our successes

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Pride, done right, can fuel our successes

By June Darling Check through your memory of quotes on pride. Think about what your coaches, teachers, and ministers have told you. You’ll quickly notice that pride is a tricky topic. Is it a good thing or not? Some people, … Continue reading

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Bring a taste of exotic Cuba to your table

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Bring a taste of exotic Cuba to your table

By Bonnie Orr Cuba is a tantalizing destination mostly because of its 60-year (1899-1959) reputation of a place where people travelled to be naughty. Famous celebrities joined wealthy Americans who mixed with infamous mafia members especially during the Prohibition where … Continue reading

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Once past the taste, bitterroot has its benefits

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Once past the taste, bitterroot has its benefits

By Jaana Hatton Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva) grows on grasslands and forests. It grows on low elevations and high on the hills. It is a survivor. But, if you try to transplant bitterroot, it will most likely die. Bitterroot likes to … Continue reading

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Bullock’s Oriole: A gift of a photo

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Bullock’s Oriole: A gift of a photo

By Bruce McCammon I saw my first Bullock’s Oriole several years ago while visiting the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge. A friend pointed to the bird perched in dense shrubs and identified it for me. I hurried to find a position … Continue reading

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Artist pair moves for an adventure

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Artist pair moves for an adventure

By Mike Cassidy Editor A while back, Cindy Rietveldt left a phone message saying: “Cancel our subscription to The Good Life, we’re moving out of the country.” What? I called her back and asked where and why she and her … Continue reading

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June 2018

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June 2018

Favorite stories about dads, by readers • Taking an Honor Flight with veteran father • A cartoonist goes to Italy • A snake killer no more • Moms rafting on a raging river • Wenatchee classic home gets a new … Continue reading

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The pinnacles in the spring

By on May 30, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
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

By on May 30, 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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‘My grapes! My grapes!’

By on May 30, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
‘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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