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Yes, there is a   sun in winter

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Yes, there is a   sun in winter

By Travis Knoop It would seem, at least so far, that Old Man Winter is having a hard time committing to the season in NCW. We’ve had a variety of snow, freezing rain, plain ‘ol rain, bitter cold and my … Continue reading

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Sharing winged magic

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Sharing winged magic

Color blind, but not blind to nature’s feathered beauty By Jaana Hatton When you marvel at the sharp, capture-the-moment bird photos of hobbyist photographer Bruce McCammon, you would never guess he is color-blind. Not in a million years. His images … Continue reading

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The beasts and beauty of ZAMBIA

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The beasts and beauty of ZAMBIA

                          By Jill LaRue My husband Tom Ettinger and I like to travel. We don’t like to miss opportunities to visit places off the beaten path, especially when … Continue reading

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Up a jungle river: Canoeing into a remote and bio-diverse South American park where a tribe is trying to survive modern life

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Up a jungle river:  Canoeing into a remote and bio-diverse South American park where a tribe is trying to survive modern life

By Nicole Clennon This past December, two friends and I ventured to Ecuador together… destination, the Amazon. I had flown into Quito a few times before my most recent trip, but this was my first time landing without a heavy … Continue reading

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Working against the wind

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Working against the wind

Dreams of sailing around the world were realigned to sailing to Mexico… and even that took refitting a boat By Jessica Draggoo Many dream of buying a sailboat and learning to sail but often those dreams are squashed by jobs, family … Continue reading

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Coming to America: Russian grown, now American sewing

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Coming to America: Russian grown, now American sewing

By Susan Lagsdin Olga Lindsey, 33, is in the midst of tailoring a new life in the USA. Four years ago, she brought with her from Russia to Wenatchee a tradition that was commonplace when and where she grew up but … Continue reading

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Big house / little house

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Big house / little house

This stylish little house gives parents plenty of privacy with their big family vacationing close at hand   Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy For half a year a big family composed of two retired elders, their adult … Continue reading

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Pet Tales

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Pet Tales

Dean Birks, 4, Wenatchee, was at the dog park on a beautiful sunny winter afternoon with his dog Marley. Marley is a 9-month-old weiner doodle, said Dean’s mother. “Marley is always excited to see us and keeps Dean entertained. They … Continue reading

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Circles in art, circles in life

By on January 31, 2018 in Arts with 0 Comments
Circles in art, circles in life

By Susan Lagsdin Within the cozy confines of Amber Zimmerman’s studio, circles are everywhere. Since 2015, when she designed a commemorative artwork after the death of a friend, her focus has been mostly on the mandala. That intricate spherical design originated … Continue reading

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A nice guy who gets a jolt out of theater

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A nice guy who gets a jolt out of theater

By Susan Lagsdin At a glance, you can probably tell musical comedy veteran Jeff Heminger, 37, is often cast as the nice guy, the handsome leading man. In years hence, some local director will doubtless demand “get me a young … Continue reading

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Hair rollers cartoon

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Hair rollers cartoon

What to do in the Wenatchee area Feb. 2018

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Write on the River writers competition is open. Categories are fiction and nonfiction, 1,000 word limit. More info and entry form: writeontheriver.org/2018-writers-competition. Homegrown County Jam, every first and third Monday, 7 – 10 p.m. Riverside Pub. NCW BLUES JAM, every … Continue reading

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Police humor

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Police humor

By Keith Kellogg I served the people of Wenatchee, and the Wenatchee Police Department for a little under 22 years. Most officers who retire are ready to get away from the stress and negativity, and to move on to other … Continue reading

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Feeling lonely? Here are ideas to help

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Feeling lonely? Here are ideas to help

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. — African proverb In December, with my encouragement, my husband took off for 10 days to explore the Amazon. After he left, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Is gluten-free a for real concern?

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Is gluten-free a for real concern?

It is hard to go into a grocery store without seeing a section for gluten-free foods or at least foods labeled as such. Restaurants now days frequently have gluten-free options on their menus. I often wondered how big an issue … Continue reading

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Conrad Rose: Gruff but a friend indeed

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Conrad Rose: Gruff but a friend indeed

Editor’s note: This story continues a series of bio sketches on prominent early settlers in the valley. Conrad Rose’s office at the Wenatchee Produce Company was sparse. There was a picture of Abraham Lincoln on the wall and a few … Continue reading

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Why have leftovers lost their appeal?

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Why have leftovers lost their appeal?

Moaned at many dinner tables is the familiar chant, “Not leftovers again!” Leftover food served at a second meal is a common kitchen regimen — or it has been until recently. (Do you remember when Dagwood used to make the … Continue reading

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Those who go are in the know

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Those who go are in the know

When our children were young, a far-flung extended family member was working on a two-year contract in Zambia and invited us to visit to African country. Housing and sightseeing would be provided. We thought hard about it, but it’s an … Continue reading

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January 2018

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January 2018

“My Best Day in 2017’ stories • Editor’s picks best photos of 2017 • Moab in 3 days • A century of horsemanship • Home fit together like an art piece • Winter fun around NCW • How to make … Continue reading

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Burning up calories while walking on whipped cream

By on December 28, 2017 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
Burning up calories while walking on whipped cream

By Joe Anderson The snow in the mountains in late November started me dreaming about snowshoe trekking. I got so excited I went in the garage, dusted off my snowshoes, poles and hiking boots as I anticipated another huge snow … Continue reading

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Best day in 2017: ‘A breathtaking medieval world of long, long ago spread out    before us’

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Best day in 2017: ‘A breathtaking medieval world of long, long ago spread out    before us’

By Susan Eby For someone who enjoys people as much as I do, it seemed strange to feel such deep, deep contentment as I wandered — alone — through the narrow stone streets of the tiny, ancient Italian hilltop city … Continue reading

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You can dig up a lot of garbage to find treasure

By on December 28, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
You can dig up a lot of garbage to find treasure

By Ruth Nickles My best day in 2017 began like any other day. It was crisp and cool. Bright yellow leaves were tumbling down onto the green grass. The morning had passed uneventfully. But in the afternoon, the phone rang. Not … Continue reading

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Best day in 2017 WINNER: ‘I was heart broken to see my son in this condition, so helpless’

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Best day in 2017 WINNER: ‘I was heart broken to see my son in this condition, so helpless’

By Jennifer Kent My best day in the year 2017 was also the scariest day. On Oct. 9, my six-day-old son underwent open-heart surgery. My husband and I were aware early on in my pregnancy that my son would require … Continue reading

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Best day in 2017: ‘…all we needed and just what we hoped for’

By on December 28, 2017 in Articles with 1 Comment
Best day in 2017: ‘…all we needed and just what we hoped for’

By Julie Scott October 2017 welcomed a milestone birthday for me, so my family and I decided to take a weekend trip together to celebrate. Our destination was Trout Lake, near Mount Adams. Leaving on the last Friday morning of … Continue reading

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Best day in 2017: ‘More serenity’ with move to senior apartment

By on December 28, 2017 in Articles with 2 Comments
Best day in 2017: ‘More serenity’ with move to  senior apartment

By Leilani Bangs Decisions are often difficult; changes are often difficult. I decided, as a 74-year-old person living alone in my house with my cat, that it was time to make a change: I moved into an independent living apartment … Continue reading

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Best day in 2017: Friday(s) is the best day

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Best day in 2017: Friday(s) is the best day

By Judy Weaver At the beginning of January 2017, I read an article in a magazine with ideas of how to start the New Year in a positive manner. The premise of the article was encouraging the reader to write … Continue reading

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Favorite photos from 2017

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Favorite  photos from 2017

By Mike Cassidy Editor I thought these photos from our 2017 issues were so warm and happy that I wanted to share them again. I contacted the photographers for updated and expanded captions for a little perspective, and here you … Continue reading

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‘The best of Moab’ in 3 days

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‘The best of Moab’ in 3 days

                            By Joe Anderson All great road trips have to start some place different than where they end. My wife, and I planned a three week trip … Continue reading

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Horse and rider: 2 make a century

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Horse and rider: 2 make a century

By Susan Lagsdin Contemporary culture gives a polite nod to senior citizens; store discounts are nice but not laudatory, ditto the “sir” and “ma’am,” but in the world of equine eventing, it’s very good to get older. All it takes … Continue reading

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‘The entire house pieces together like a form of artwork’

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‘The entire house pieces together like a form of  artwork’

              Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Travis Knoop It was kind of a Dream Team from the very start. As successful collaborators, home design consultant Lauren Bennett and architect Dan Pence have created … Continue reading

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