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September 2018

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September 2018

Rally around the trees at Nason Ridge • Checking out and checking off Spider Meadows • Painting rocks of hope • 5 reasons to SUP (stand up paddleboard) • Building a farm house in undiscovered Malaga • There’s a home … Continue reading

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Tubers cartoon

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Tubers cartoon

Moving to Mexico: Was that wise?

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Moving to Mexico: Was that wise?

By Mike Cassidy Editor After our cover article about Bill and Cindy Rietveldt moving to Mexico came out in July (“One more adventure: ‘We felt like kids again’”), I’ve had readers ask questions. One emailer actually went beyond asking a … Continue reading

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Eastern Kingbird: A fun-to-watch bug catcher

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Eastern Kingbird: A fun-to-watch bug catcher

By Bruce McCammon I enjoy traveling around our area, within Washington, the Pacific Northwest or to foreign countries. Travel means that there will be new birds to see and habitats to explore. The diversity one experiences with travel makes life … Continue reading

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Idaho Fescue: Whimpy grass stronger than it looks

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Idaho Fescue: Whimpy grass stronger than it looks

By Jaana Hatton Idaho fescue may not look like much: it’s wispy, almost frail looking in its grassy existence. But, it is one you want to take note of. It’s beneficial in many ways, both for food and landscaping. This … Continue reading

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Passing down stories — and life’s lessons

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Passing down stories — and life’s lessons

By June Darling Recently our entire family — my husband and I, our sons and their wives, and their children — took 11 days to experience Tennessee together. I was raised in Tennessee and my mother still lives there. It … Continue reading

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Live a fuller life by slowing down time

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Live a fuller life by slowing down time

By Jim Brown, M.D. Does time speed up as we age? This might seem like a strange question to many of you. We generally are pretty certain that time does not change. After all we measure time with our clocks … Continue reading

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A life lived hard and varied in Wenatchee

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A life lived hard and varied in Wenatchee

By Rod Molzahn Ed Ferguson rode into Wenatchee in the spring of 1894. The greatest Columbia River flood in memory was still receding and the road from Colockum Creek to Wenatchee was mostly impassable. Ferguson left the wagon he was … Continue reading

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My Summer of ’42 moment

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My Summer of ’42 moment

By Cary Ordway I happened by my old hometown the other day — just a drop-in visit, mind you — and now I’m awash in those childhood memories that we all carry around but leave neatly filed away in the … Continue reading

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Focusing on a life artfully lived

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Focusing on a life  artfully lived

By Susan Lagsdin Erin Nash was last seen by our readers last year on a cover of The Good Life in a super-selfie, leaping into the air with her friend Brianna, with Wyoming’s Grand Tetons as a backdrop. Her story … Continue reading

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Snatchee Records: Music new to the ears

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Snatchee Records: Music new to the ears

By Susan Lagsdin Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve shouted your throat raw rocking out in a cacophonous press of Saturday night beer drinkers, and maybe your favorite groups weren’t necessarily “Acid Teeth,” “Potbelly,” “Phasers on Kill,” or “The … Continue reading

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Our House: The house that gives a hug to cancer patients

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Our House: The house that gives a hug to cancer patients

By Donna Cassidy What do you do when you have been diagnosed with cancer and have six to eight weeks of treatments but you live out of Wenatchee? Or you need someone to talk to and don’t want to be … Continue reading

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Pet Tales September 2018

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Pet Tales September 2018

Odin, an 11-month-old Pit Bull, is Betuel Gonzalez’s first dog. “I have to work with him for two hours a day or more,” said Betuel. “He is still a pup and I work commands and obedience and it gives him … Continue reading

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One woman’s journey from being a klutz to finding balance in her life

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One woman’s journey from being a klutz to finding balance in her life

By Susan Sampson Visualize a 71-year-old sturdy woman dressed in a baggy T-shirt and yoga pants, sprawled face down over a fat purple exercise ball. Her arms are extended sideways like Peter Pan’s when he’s flying, or forward like Superman’s … Continue reading

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Chelan home tour Sept. 15

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Chelan home tour Sept. 15

There is a home tour in Chelan in September, too, with Guild B — the fundraising friends of the Chelan Hospital — showcasing four distinctive sites for the annual Chelan Home Tour plus sponsoring a related art show. The 2018 … Continue reading

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Looking at nature from a different angle

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Looking at nature from a different angle

By Erin J. Nash I took this photo during a backpacking trip to Spider Meadows with my friend Jonathan Williams (pictured). While exploring Phelps Basin we found that we could explore the creek by hiking up it through this glacier. … Continue reading

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Rallying around the trees at Nason Ridge

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Rallying around the trees at Nason Ridge

By Hillary Clark Eric Prestbo remembers the last day he saw his childhood cabin at Priest Lake. “I walked down to the lake to say goodbye to this place.” He had made so many memories here in his youth. He … Continue reading

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Checking out Spider Meadows

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Checking out Spider Meadows

Story by Sarah Shaffer Photos by Mandy McLaren Spider Meadows had been on my bucket list for admittedly too many years now. Finally a date opened up that I was able to hit that specific trail. I texted my friend … Continue reading

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ROCK solid HOPE: Brightly painted pebbles for people facing troubled times

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ROCK solid HOPE:  Brightly painted pebbles for people facing troubled times

By Jaana Hatton When life brings along troubles we need something firm to hold onto, something good to look forward to. Maybe a rock that says “Hope.” Anita Paquette of Malaga might have just the right one for you. Anita … Continue reading

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5 reasons to SUP  (Stand Up Paddleboard)

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5 reasons to SUP  (Stand Up Paddleboard)

By Sarah Shaffer We recently bought a SUP and have been enjoying it during these hot summer days. Here are five reasons I recommend owning one. 1. We bought a blow-up version that allows you to pump it up once … Continue reading

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The 8 homes in this year’s BNCW Tour

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Eight homes, created by six different local builders, are included in the Building North Central Washington’s 2018 Home Tour and Remodeling Expo. The homes are: One-Way Construction – 115 Bradshaw Lane, Leavenworth. Created from nine shipping containers, this custom home … Continue reading

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2018 Home Tour: Family finds all the comforts between the river and the railroad

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2018 Home Tour: Family finds all the comforts between the river and the railroad

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy Mike Mills was beaming, standing there in the light-filled living area. “Hey — just like we said. The 10:03 Amtrak just went by, and nobody heard it!” He’s not a train spotter … Continue reading

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Wenatchee events for September 2018

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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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August 2018

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August 2018

Swearing in to become an American • A grandpa’s summer adventure with a 6-year-old • Playing music on the mountains • Driving the iconic Route 66 • Bucket list trip to Angkor Wat • Expansive view home on an “impossible” … Continue reading

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Becoming an American

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Becoming an American

By Jackie Stonas I grew up in a small Canadian town — very similar to Wenatchee actually and Hwy 97 ran through the middle of our town, too. I was surrounded by orchards and rolling hills, a few mountains and … Continue reading

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Birdville

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Birdville

By Chuck Dronen For anyone who has been bitten by the birding bug, feeding stations are yet another way to enjoy our feathered friends. At our Cashmere home, over the years we’ve had the joy and surprise of at least … Continue reading

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A grandpa’s summer adventure

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A grandpa’s summer adventure

By James “Jimmy” McGregor As a grandparent I believe it is part of our job to inspire and entertain our grandkids — so I have this simple sounding idea: “Summer adventure with grandpa.” The idea is I would choose an … Continue reading

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Music on the mountains

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Music on the mountains

                        By Jaana Hatton I discovered something exciting on May 17 as I was hiking on Sauer’s Mountain in Peshastin. It wasn’t a rare flower or a rare bird … Continue reading

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Driving iconic Route 66 with Dad

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Driving iconic Route 66 with Dad

                                                By Devin Scroggins While spending New Year’s with my dad, Boyd, we were talking when he … Continue reading

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A bucket list trip to angkor wat

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A bucket list trip to angkor wat

By Barbara Tremblay When you have a son who is addicted to travel and lives mostly out of the United States, one gets to travel the easy way. He helps book all the flights, and tells me what visas and … Continue reading

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