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February 2019

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February 2019

Let’s snowshoe • The story of Echo Ridge ski area • Skiing White Pass on the cheap • An introvert goes on a group vacation • Warming outside art with whimsy • Remembering the old home place • Hiking in … Continue reading

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A good yarn: Art dressed for success

By on January 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
A good yarn: Art dressed for success

By Mike Cassidy Editor This is the first issue ever of The Good Life not to feature a photo of a person on the cover. Yes, that’s 140 issues of looking like a local People magazine. But the fun photos … Continue reading

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Snow life

By on January 28, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Snow life

By Joe Anderson The Clara Lake and Marion Lake areas next to Mission Ridge Ski Area offer breathtaking views of the snowy wilderness.  This view was captured in the early morning directly after a heavy snowfall before the creek froze … Continue reading

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Let’s snowshoe

By on January 28, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Let’s  snowshoe

By Joe Anderson The new year has arrived, and I am sure resolutions have been made to lose weight, get more exercise and to dust off the snow shoes in the garage or to use the new ones Santa left.  … Continue reading

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The story of echo ridge is one of passion, cooperation and the splendor of mother nature

By on January 28, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
The story of echo ridge is one of passion, cooperation and the splendor of mother nature

By Lief Carlsen In the winter of 1988, forestry technician Ken Dull considered himself a lucky man. After 10 years of scraping by on seasonal work for the U.S. Forest Service, he was now a full-time employee with the impressive … Continue reading

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White Pass on the cheap

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White Pass on the cheap

by Andy Dappen Most journalists are not well paid. I, for example, benefit from rummaging through trash bins looking for aluminum cans whose shiny metals can double my earnings. My skinny wallet existence means vacations are a challenge. A typical … Continue reading

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VACATION QUESTION: Could an introvert and her family find happiness sharing a private villa in Mexico with near strangers?

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VACATION QUESTION: Could an introvert and her family find happiness sharing a private villa in Mexico with near strangers?

By Molly Steere After several surgeries last year, including a total knee replacement, I was desperate for something to look forward to.  However, my husband, Toby, and I were trying to save money (I hear college is expensive these days) … Continue reading

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Hot water cartoon

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Hot water cartoon

Yarn magic: Hats and scarves add personality to outdoor artwork

By on January 28, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Yarn  magic: Hats and scarves add personality to outdoor artwork

By Lisa Robinson  with Kate Walker I’ve always wanted us — Wenatchee — to embrace our Art on the Avenue sculptures like the one by Seattle’s sculptor Richard Beyer’s best-known and best-dressed public artwork, Waiting for the Interurban, which wears … Continue reading

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The old home place: Once the site of happy Norman Rockwell moments, now returning to the earth

By on January 28, 2019 in Articles with 0 Comments
The old home place: Once the site of happy Norman Rockwell moments, now returning to the earth

By Dan Jordan My morning’s wandering has brought me to this quiet place in the farmland of the Waterville plateau.  I stop my car, get out and stand in the bracing cold on a particular country road. Toasty in my … Continue reading

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Finally: Hiking the waterline in Hawaii

By on January 28, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
Finally: Hiking the waterline in Hawaii

By Gary Larson In the summer of 2017 during my two months of recovery and convalescence for a torn and repaired left knee Patella injury, I focused positive thoughts for future hiking endeavors for 2018.  The year 2018 was a … Continue reading

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What’s old is… still modern

By on January 28, 2019 in Featured Homes with 1 Comment
What’s old is… still modern

By Susan Lagsdin Photos by Travis Knoop  “These are a few of my favorite things…”  Shaunna Larson’s favorites list as she walks through the many rooms is a long one, and she’s determined to incorporate the best of the Springwater … Continue reading

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Dog boarding is ‘so much fun’ in retirement

By on January 28, 2019 in Pets with 0 Comments
Dog boarding is ‘so much fun’ in retirement

By Donna Cassidy Yvette Matson got into a retirement business by accident —her “customers” were coming to her even before she knew she was in business. Yvette and her husband, Dick, live on three acres up Nahahum Canyon, out of … Continue reading

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In the bleak midwinter comes a sweet song played on a hammered dulcimer

By on January 28, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
In the bleak midwinter comes a sweet song played on a hammered dulcimer

By Marlene Farrell Watching Julia Pinnix play her hammered dulcimer, it seems like musical magic coming from the intricate motion of her two handheld hammers, curved like wooden spoons.  To Julia, it’s second nature.  She is a self-described, “visual learner.” … Continue reading

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The sensory feel of clay

By on January 28, 2019 in Arts with 1 Comment
The sensory feel of clay

By Marlene Farrell Serendipity started Mijanou Fortney on her journey of teaching pottery classes and opening her business, MF Pottery.  She took a roundabout path to art. She grew up in Montana and majored in anthropology at Bates College in … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee in February 2019

By on January 28, 2019 in Events with 0 Comments
What to do around Wenatchee in February 2019

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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Submissions sought for new Central WA poetry journal

By on January 28, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Submissions sought for new Central WA poetry journal

A new print journal featuring local poets and their work is targeted for publication in May 2019. The Shrub-Steppe Poetry Journal is now accepting submissions.  “The purpose of this project is to gather the many poets of Central Washington under … Continue reading

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The reoccurring fun of Groundhog’s Day

By on January 28, 2019 in Columnist with 1 Comment
The reoccurring fun of Groundhog’s Day

By Jeanette Owens  I celebrate Groundhog Day each year. It is just plain fun.  The holiday is not driven by Hallmark or American Greetings or any other commercial venture. In fact, it is hard to find items to decorate with … Continue reading

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‘8th Wonder of World’ was big, big, big

By on January 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
‘8th Wonder of World’ was big, big, big

By Rod Molzahn “Coulee Dam… A Spectacle… Big Cogs, Big Machines… Big, Big, Big… The Biggest Thing On Earth.”  Hu Blonk, longtime writer and editor for the Wenatchee Daily World, wrote those words in an extended article on the continuing … Continue reading

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Immunotherapy: Enlisting the body’s own defenses as a possible cancer treatment in the future

By on January 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Immunotherapy: Enlisting the body’s own defenses as a possible cancer treatment in the future

By Jim Brown, M.D. About 21,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with stomach cancer annually.  Recently a relative very close to me was diagnosed with metastatic stomach cancer, which generally carries a poor prognosis.  He was first started … Continue reading

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Why some groups work better than others

By on January 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Why some groups work better than others

You want a prediction about the weather? You’re asking the wrong Phil. I’m going to give you a prediction about this winter? It’s going to be cold, it’s going to be dark and it’s going to last you for the … Continue reading

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Clark’s Nutcracker: Weather change curtails habitat

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Clark’s Nutcracker: Weather change curtails habitat

By Bruce McCammon Clark’s Nutcrackers inhabit higher elevation, mountaintop areas so you won’t see them in the lower valley zones.  They are worth the short drive to the top of Badger Mountain if you want to watch their antics.  With … Continue reading

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January 2019

By on January 24, 2019 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
January 2019

“My Best Day in 2018” stories: Birth, re-birth, travel and joy • A second look at our favorite photos of 2018 • Running cross country as a “mature” adult • A walk in an area of outstanding beauty • How … Continue reading

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Bold hillside beauty

By on December 24, 2018 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Bold hillside beauty

Story by Susan Lagsdin This house on its view-grabbing seven acres at Eagle Rock, is available for $1.5 million.  What does that look like in Wenatchee? It is a surprise from the first walk-in. It’s decidedly big (at 6,000-plus square … Continue reading

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Waterville winter in black and white

By on December 24, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Waterville winter in black and white

By Tim McCord Wintertime is one of the best times to take black and white photos. Not much color when the snow is on the ground and there is a lot of black/white contrast. I love driving up to the Waterville … Continue reading

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My Best Day: Mamas just know things about their children, no matter how old they get

By on December 24, 2018 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
My Best Day: Mamas just know things about their children, no matter how old they get

By Michele Peters Tuesdays and Wednesdays by most accounts are just another average day in the middle of the week. However, a specific 24-hours spanning Tuesday to Wednesday in late August ended up more memorable than most. My adult son … Continue reading

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My Best Day: She was pretty, good at ping pong and had a fun laugh, BUT…

By on December 24, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
My Best Day: She was pretty, good at ping pong and had a fun laugh, BUT…

Bill Landsborough The most important day of 2018 for me has to be Jan. 13. On that day I married a lady who was and is an answer to prayer. You would think, ho-hum, another wedding story. But how many … Continue reading

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My Best Day: Just nine days into my retirement, I got a wakeup call

By on December 24, 2018 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
My Best Day: Just nine days into my retirement, I got a wakeup call

By Tom Bryant This year has been a gift. A gift of life and lifestyle alteration. After a 38-year career, I retired on April 27. I had aspirations of getting into better physical shape and making up for all the … Continue reading

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By Best Day: I was super excited as we pulled out of our Malaga home

By on December 24, 2018 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
By Best Day: I was super excited as we pulled out of our Malaga home

By Linda Hightower My very best day in 2018 was Tuesday, June 12. I had just finished my last day as Cashmere High School’s teacher librarian the day before on June 11 with a big retirement celebration and final cleaning … Continue reading

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My Best Day: I decided I must go back to the falls and honor my friend James

By on December 24, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
My Best Day: I decided I must go back to the falls and honor my friend James

By Byron Scott I first met James in 1996, at Bethel Church, in Richland. We shared common interests: our faith in Jesus Christ, nordic skiing, camping and hiking. Thus began a friendship that covered plenty of miles and 22 years. … Continue reading

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