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May 2017

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May 2017

Remembering favorite moments with Mom • Troubles lead to a sunny discovery in Mexico • Bikepacking with Andy Dappen • Flowers make a beautiful alley in Chelan • Honoring the past with armfuls of  love on Memorial Day • Quilting … Continue reading

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Parking cartoon

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Parking cartoon

Beauty and complexity of birds in our area

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Beauty and complexity of birds in our area

By Bruce McCammon These images are all derived from digital photographs using a variety of commercial software including Photoshop. They are part of a collection of local birds that I prepared for the North Central Washington Audubon group. Audubon is … Continue reading

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Favorite moments with Mom

By on April 26, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Favorite moments with Mom

We asked readers to share their favorite moments with their mom… here are some of those memories: ‘If not NOW, when?’ Writer: Lisa Eidson Mother: Mary Eidson My mom and dad began backpacking in 1959 and having four small children … Continue reading

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Troubles lead to a sunny discovery in Mexico

By on April 26, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
Troubles lead to a sunny discovery in Mexico

By Morgan Fraser When Diana Verduzco and Jose Valdovinos first arrived in Lo de Marcos, Mexico, it wasn’t for vacation. The couple rode buses for more than 1,000 miles. They arrived on the highway outside of Lo de Marcos at … Continue reading

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Bikepacking: Yes, it might seem odd, but the benefits are felt on the ground

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Bikepacking: Yes, it might seem odd, but the benefits are felt on the ground

Story and Photos by Andy Dappen “If any one passes us, they’re going to wonder whether we’re the two dumbest riders they’ve ever seen.” Gary Womeldorff, my riding partner, is mulling over the fact that we are not just riding … Continue reading

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FLOWER ALLEY: One woman’s spreading joy in Chelan alleyway

By on April 26, 2017 in Articles with 1 Comment
FLOWER ALLEY: One woman’s spreading joy in Chelan alleyway

STORY AND PHOTOS By Michelle Jerome   When you hear the word alley what do you picture? Well, I picture a narrow, gravel, rutted road between peoples’ back yards put there for the garbage truck to have access to the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: Honoring the past with armfuls of love

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Memorial Day: Honoring the past with armfuls of love

By Susan Lagsdin For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend means a much-needed day off work, a camping trip, a shopping spree, a ball game or a big ol’ first-of-the-season barbecue. They may consider veterans who lost their lives in wars, … Continue reading

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Quilting by the sea

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Quilting by the sea

By Lisa Therrell Many years ago, my ship finally came in when I nailed down a full-time Forest Service job after working seasonally for over a decade. I moved to Idaho and enjoyed the professional stimulation of my new job. … Continue reading

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April 2017

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April 2017

Working a summer in the oh-so-Grand Tetons • Developing an equine ranch where the payment ends • Earth Day in Chelan • A beer writer walks into a bar… • Finding peace in Plain retirement home • Strolling accordionist Frank … Continue reading

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The grand old Wells House hosts a grand new beginning — thanks to hard working volunteers

By on April 26, 2017 in Featured Homes with 1 Comment
The grand old Wells House hosts a grand new  beginning — thanks to hard working volunteers

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy Overheard in the Wells House foyer, April 5, 4 p.m.: Project manager Kris Bassett: “Um… it’s been raining pretty hard for a few days. I was there yesterday, but…” Volunteer Bob Otis, … Continue reading

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Pet Tales May

By on April 26, 2017 in Pets with 0 Comments
Pet Tales May

Marmalade is NOT as big as he looks in the photo! He is plus or minus 7 years old and just so, so loving as well as …catty. I adopted Marm (the Great Catsby) from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society … Continue reading

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A poet works a fish boat — and gets it

By on April 26, 2017 in Arts with 0 Comments
A poet works a fish boat — and gets it

“These guys have seen enough to know the difference between discomfort and danger. They’ve learned that laughing at discomfort is the only way to survive. When the weather went south the circle of eye contact between us was constant; I … Continue reading

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‘You’ve gotta have the eye’: Photographer Marshall Mahler

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‘You’ve gotta have the eye’: Photographer Marshall Mahler

By Susan Lagsdin Photos by Marshall Mahler Wenatchee photographer Marshall Mahler knows the difference between hard work and good luck. One time, for nine mornings straight he woke in the dark before a cold dawn and hiked from his camper-truck … Continue reading

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What to do in the Wenatchee area for May

By on April 26, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments

NCW BLUES JAM, every second and fourth Monday. Riverside Pub. Sign up starts at 6:30 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. Wenatchee Paddle Club, every Tuesday, 9 a.m. open paddle, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 a.m. masters crew rowing, Wednesdays, 6 … Continue reading

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Life is a cycle: learn about bike commuting

By on April 26, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments

A special “group ride” is scheduled in May for anyone curious about bike commuting around Wenatchee. Hosted by the City of Wenatchee, Cascade Subaru and My City Bikes, Life is a Cycle allows beginner bike commuters to experience the community’s … Continue reading

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BEING MORTAL: What matters at the end

By on April 26, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments

What matters near the end of life will be discussed by a local panel in May during a conversation on the reality of Being Mortal. This conversation will be May 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at Wenatchee’s Saddlerock Evangelical … Continue reading

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Living as the less famous Alex Haley

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Living as the less famous Alex Haley

By Alex Haley (But not that Alex Haley) Living as the less famous Alex Haley has been, to say the least, interesting. I haven’t met many other people who share a celebrity’s name so I’m not sure what the general … Continue reading

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By on April 26, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments

To help understand the historic importance of the Wells House — which is undergoing a remodel, see our story on page 22 — here is a repeat of a Rod Molzahn article from March 2011. Before it became “The Wells … Continue reading

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Laughter: Effective medicine and free

By on April 26, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Laughter: Effective medicine and free

Lynn and I skipped winter weather this year and became snowbirds flying to Sun City Grand in Surprise, AZ. I never thought I would be doing this. I remember a patient who told me he spent every winter in Arizona. … Continue reading

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Thanks, Mom, for teaching me to tune-in

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Thanks, Mom, for teaching me to tune-in

My mother is a good mom. Lately while researching essential life skills, I figured out one of her secrets. Mom is what researchers describe as being “attuned.” Being attuned may sound like so much psychobabble. But hang on. The ability … Continue reading

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Don’t drown spring veggies in heavy sauces

By on April 26, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Don’t drown spring veggies in heavy sauces

Spring offers delicious treats of sweet asparagus, peas and baby carrots. Some people eat them raw or lightly cooked, other people don them with sauces. Actually, fresh garden produce has so much flavor and texture that it does not need … Continue reading

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Off visiting wineries, near and far

By on April 26, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Off visiting wineries, near and far

Who says there is no joy in being a wine writer for a great, metropolitan magazine? Not only is there joy, there are perks. This past March, because of a wine description I wrote way back in the late ‘90s, … Continue reading

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When mothers become friends

By on April 26, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
When mothers become friends

By Mike Cassidy Editor My wife tells a story about her mother that helps make sense of the responses we received this month in our Favorite Moment with Mom contest. When my wife was a young teenager, her father died, … Continue reading

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Wine-a-flowing in Cashmere’s Mission District

By on March 30, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Wine-a-flowing in Cashmere’s Mission District

Oh, to be in Cashmere Now that April’s there, enjoying warmth of Springtime with fragrances of blossoms heavy in the air… Oh, to be in Cashmere Now that April’s here And taste the new releases Of wineries that are near. … Continue reading

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The strolling accordionist of Leavenworth – video

By on March 28, 2017 in Videos with 0 Comments
The strolling accordionist of Leavenworth – video

Crowds can’t help but sway and smile when Frank Calipristi — Leavenworth’s strolling accordion player — starts to play.

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April home of the month — video

By on March 28, 2017 in Videos with 0 Comments
April home of the month — video

Take a look inside at Bob and April Adamson’s home built on family property in Plain.

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Grand Tetons — video

By on March 28, 2017 in Videos with 0 Comments
Grand Tetons — video

Grand Teton Summer from Erin Nash on Vimeo.

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The Supremes — cartoon

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The Supremes — cartoon

Springtime popping in the hills above Wenatchee

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Springtime popping in the hills above Wenatchee

By Robert DeTorres This photo was taken in April of 2015 at the overlook viewpoint at Horse Lake Reserve Trail looking towards the Wenatchee Valley. It is a panorama made from three vertical photos which I stitched together in Lightroom. … Continue reading

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