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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

By on March 28, 2017 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
The Supremes — cartoon

Springtime popping in the hills above Wenatchee

By on March 28, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
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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Editor’s notes: What are you laughing at?

By on March 28, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Editor’s notes: What are you laughing at?

By Mike Cassidy Don’t you feel it’s time to get a little funny? We’re coming out of a tough winter, we’re only getting older, and events on the national scene — well, hardly a laughing matter no matter what your … Continue reading

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Working a summer in the oh-so-Grand Tetons

By on March 28, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Working a summer in the  oh-so-Grand Tetons

Photos and story by Erin Nash It’s nearly dusk as we march along the dusty trail through the thick underbrush and growing shadows of Granite Canyon. As we round a sharp bend my backpacking buddy stops short, turns on her heels … Continue reading

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Rendezvous Ranch: Developing an equine ranch where the pavement ends and the foothills start up in earnest

By on March 28, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Rendezvous Ranch: Developing an equine ranch where the pavement ends and the foothills start up in earnest

By Susan Lagsdin Chris Jonason doesn’t mince words, and she doesn’t waste time. She’s pretty much known what she wanted to do and where she wanted to be for most of her 57 years. Now she’s settled into Rendezvous Ranch, … Continue reading

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Earth Day in Chelan is fun, naturally

By on March 28, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Earth Day in Chelan is fun, naturally

By Michelle Jerome In April, 2014, I paid my first visit to Chelan. My visit happened to coincide with the Earth Day Fair. As I had come to visit Mark Tesch — my now husband — I was thrown into … Continue reading

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A veteran beer writer walks into a bar…

By on March 28, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
A veteran beer writer walks into a bar…

By Alan Moen Over the course of the last 25 years or so, I’ve written a lot about one of my favorite subjects: beer. That passion has taken me all over the country, and also all over the world, to … Continue reading

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‘Relatively’ speaking, this retirement spot is paradise

By on March 28, 2017 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
‘Relatively’ speaking, this retirement spot is paradise

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy Bob and April Adamson love to tell the story of a critical friend who looked askance at the big prow front window wall of their new house. “But why? Why would you … Continue reading

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Pet Tales for April

By on March 28, 2017 in Pets with 0 Comments
Pet Tales for April

Mickey Cunningham of Wenatchee walks Cricket, her rescue dog, at Riverfront Park regularly. Cricket, 10, is a poodle schnauzer mix that Mickey got from the Humane Society. “I wanted a poodle because my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and I … Continue reading

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Learn to trust your senses when cooking

By on March 28, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Learn to trust your senses when cooking

Before 1890, many cookbook recipes did not included actual measured ingredients — rather they had narrative recipes that called for a handful of flour, a lump of butter the size of an egg, etc. In addition, in those days, cooks … Continue reading

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Be neither a doormat nor a diva by knowing when to say ‘yes’ and ‘no’

By on March 28, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Be neither a doormat nor a diva by knowing when to say ‘yes’ and ‘no’

In the ’80s, a new self-help concept seemed to pop up a lot. The term people tossed around to describe the notion was “personal boundaries.” The terminology may sound a bit jargony, dated, and not-quite-right, but the idea is useful. … Continue reading

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Is coconut oil actually healthy for you?

By on March 28, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Is coconut oil actually healthy for you?

My wife, Lynn, was recently extolling the virtues of coconut oil, which seems to be one of the latest oil favorites. I questioned why she thought it was so good, and her response was she had been reading a lot … Continue reading

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Crowds can’t help but sway and smile when the accordion tunes roll out

By on March 28, 2017 in Arts with 2 Comments
Crowds can’t help but sway and smile  when the accordion tunes roll out

By Susan Lagsdin Frank Calipristi certainly looks the part as he strolls through the dining room of King Ludwig’s Restaurant or livens up the summer crowds at Leavenworth’s central gazebo. His dapperness and demeanor, the dark lederhosen and embroidered shirt, … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee for April

By on March 28, 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. Weekly Club Runs, every Thursday check in between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. at Pybus Public Market south entrance. Either … Continue reading

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MOVE YOUR FEET TO LATIN BEATS: Zumba teacher is dancin’ to the music

By on March 28, 2017 in Arts with 0 Comments
MOVE YOUR FEET TO LATIN BEATS:  Zumba teacher is dancin’ to the music

By Susan Lagsdin The super-efficient 29-year-old professional who might greet you at the Wenatchee Mayor’s office can find answers to all your queries. She’s new, but she’s gaining in-depth knowledge of civic processes and an on-track vision for inclusionary policies … Continue reading

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Unwind & Explore in Chelan

By on March 28, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments

Spirals, GoLakeChelan and Historic Downtown Chelan have come together to create a weekend of joy, well-being and personal empowerment. “Our intention is to connect you to those who have a passion to help others move forward, explore and create,” said … Continue reading

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Financial panic of 1893 was fierce

By on March 28, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Financial panic of 1893 was fierce

Towns of the Wenatchee Valley and north central Washington were on the rise by the beginning of 1892. More than 20 individuals and families settled in the Wenatchee Valley in that year alone, over twice the number in any preceding … Continue reading

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That’s Life: The RV shakedown cruise

By on March 28, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
That’s Life: The RV shakedown cruise

By G. Wayne Hawks Ah, summer. When the days are long, the air is warm, and life is full of joy. A great summertime recreational opportunity presented itself on July 30, 2011 when a couple of wonderful friends told us … Continue reading

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March 2017

By on March 23, 2017 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
March 2017

Spring whitewater kayaking • Young skating star “a really nice kid” • Hey Girlfirend: Helping women • The ladies in Spain • Two determined and resourceful blondes • Cary Ordway’s They Built This City • Getting their custom built home … Continue reading

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Flour tower: 2 surprising Bridgeport homes from one ‘ah-ha’ moment

By on March 7, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Flour tower: 2 surprising Bridgeport homes from one ‘ah-ha’ moment

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy “Home is the sailor, home from the sea…” In this most unlikely of havens for a seafaring man, Scott Wright has dropped anchor in Bridgeport and intends to stay. From his teen … Continue reading

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Home of the month March (video)

By on February 22, 2017 in Videos with 0 Comments
Home of the month March (video)

Here’s a quick look around the featured home in the March 2017 issue of The Good Life. Read the story here: Couple’s new home embodies their sensible earth-friendly ethic of re-use, re-cycle, re-purpose

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Editor’s notes: Luck comes with work gloves

By on February 22, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments

“We’re not lazy in this family,” said my grandmother, giving me her stern look. “Hard work has never hurt anybody.” Now, with my teenage body comfortably slouched as I was in a wooden rocker next to the kitchen stove, and … Continue reading

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Ethereal Chill

By on February 22, 2017 in Landscapes with 0 Comments
Ethereal Chill

By Brad Brisbine Interesting photographs are often the result of special lighting effects. Keep a camera close, because a scene you see every day may suddenly be a “Wow moment.” Move fast, knowing that a spectacular lighting display may not … Continue reading

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Fun: Quick picks for changeable March

By on February 22, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments

March is a month with variety — chilly winds gusting off snowy peaks at one moment, promising warming sunlight at another. This month’s calendar of activities is full of quick changes too — with lego fun, menacing pirates, thoughtful documentaries, … Continue reading

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Tom Potter: Learn river kayaking from the pro

By on February 22, 2017 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Tom Potter: Learn river kayaking from the pro

Whitewater kayaking has become an activity that I not only crave, but is also a sport that has introduced me to the small community of people who share a love for the river. It is hard to imagine where I … Continue reading

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Kayaker Tom Potter: ‘I landed in the frothy water a little off balance and flipped upside down’

By on February 22, 2017 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Kayaker Tom Potter: ‘I landed in the frothy water a little off balance and flipped upside down’

The first time I paddled Tumwater Canyon was on a frosty fall day. It was cold, gloomy and the river was at a healthy flow. I remember being so gripped, slowly working my way down river with some good friends … Continue reading

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