"Live a good life, and in the end, it’s not the years in the life, it’s the life in the years."

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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By Best Day: Anticipation

By on December 24, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
By Best Day: Anticipation

By Annette Byrd I had waited for this day all winter, through the dark days and long nights, through the piles of snow which, although when fresh and cold, shone like diamonds scattered across a robe of brilliant white ermine, … Continue reading

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My Best Day: Who else to volunteer but ‘oma’

By on December 24, 2018 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
My Best Day: Who else to volunteer but ‘oma’

By DeeDee Cleveland My best day of 2018 was a very long day — about 36 hours. I was eager to meet my son’s first child. I awoke Oct. 8 at 5 a.m., leaving Chelan to arrive at SeaTac airport … Continue reading

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Pet tales

By on December 24, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet tales

Jessica Johnson, executive director of SAGE Advocacy Center in Wenatchee, graduated with Hank, a Labrador Retriever, from Assistance Dogs Northwest training program in December. Hank will provide comfort and courage to children who are victims or witnesses of crime throughout … Continue reading

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It’s just so fun to run as fast as I can, every part of me working together

By on December 24, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
It’s just so fun to run as fast as I can, every part of me working together

By Marlene Farrell Some people would rather sleep in on a dark November Sunday than drive for a couple hours just to run six kilometers in a public park. For my friend, Eric Wulfman, and me, it was just one of … Continue reading

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UPDATE FROM XC NATIONALS: Toes on the line, bang! and we’re off

By on December 24, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments

By Marlene Farrell The national championships, Dec. 8 in Spokane. The cold air was bracing. The sun, which set the course aglow and cast beautiful elongated runner shadows during yesterday’s preview, was nowhere to be seen today. I can plan … Continue reading

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A walk in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’

By on December 24, 2018 in Travel with 1 Comment
A walk in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’

By Lee Martin I love most things British: their history, their pubs, their humor, and their authors. While I had been to the United Kingdom several times in my lifetime, I had never really considered hiking through the countryside. Then … Continue reading

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ARTISTS UPDATE: Creators keep on creating

By on December 24, 2018 in Arts with 0 Comments
ARTISTS UPDATE: Creators keep on creating

By Susan Lagsdin Every January, we riffle through our files to find a few previously-highlighted artists who will share with our readers recent life developments and insights on their work. In 2019, our picks from the past demonstrate a range … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee in January

By on December 24, 2018 in Events with 0 Comments

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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Alexa cartoon

By on December 24, 2018 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Alexa cartoon

Not yo’ mama’s mountain chairlift

By on December 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Not yo’ mama’s mountain chairlift

By Julia Scott I know not how on God’s white earth I had managed to board the high-speed quad chairlift at this mega ski resort, but somehow, this country bumpkin was with my family on our way to the top … Continue reading

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A determined German: Overcoming one hardship after another, Ernst Wagner never quit paddling toward success

By on December 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
A determined German:  Overcoming one hardship after another, Ernst Wagner never quit paddling toward success

By Rod Molzahn It was a curious sight. A large raft was slowly crossing the Columbia River from east to west under paddle power and more quickly moving downstream by current power. The raft carried a stove, bedding, household stuff, … Continue reading

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Bald Eagles hold a special place in our hearts

By on December 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Bald Eagles hold a special place in our hearts

By Bruce McCammon It always seems to me that people react a bit more enthusiastically when they see a large, wild animal. I refer to the group as “charismatic megafauna.” Bighorn sheep, elk, rhinoceros, elephants — the list goes on. … Continue reading

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When something normal becomes bad

By on December 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
When something normal becomes bad

By Jim Brown, M.D. Almost everyone has had experience with inflammation of one sort or another in his or her lifetime. Whenever we cut ourselves, are stung by an insect, suffer any injury like a broken bone, sprain an ankle, … Continue reading

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WOOP, WOOP, we can set and meet goals

By on December 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
WOOP, WOOP, we can set and meet goals

By June Darling It’s January, again. Do we really have to think about goals? If you are 60-plus, perhaps you think goals are a thing of the past. According to research done in the United Kingdom, (and perhaps it applies … Continue reading

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A place I could call…

By on December 20, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
A place I could call…

By Mike Cassidy Editor Cassidyville? Cassidyburg? The Land of Cassidy? Excuse me, but I am just trying out a few names should I get the chance to name a town after… well, me. Unfortunately, in these modern times, most towns … Continue reading

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December 2018

By on December 19, 2018 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
December 2018

Write on — how to start writing and get published • Grand old car show in England • A Yank drives in Britain — and it’s scary • The amazing volcanos of Hawai’i • Stevens Pass and the hitchhiker • … Continue reading

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New Year’s resolutions cartoon

By on November 27, 2018 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
New Year’s resolutions cartoon

Then and Now cartoon by Dan McConnell

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Bighorn Sheep face off near Entiat

By on November 27, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Bighorn Sheep face off near Entiat

By Tim McCord Since I ride the Link bus system from Entiat to Wenatchee to work, I get to gaze out the window the whole way and usually spot a few herds of these beautiful creatures every day. The Bighorn … Continue reading

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Write on! You say you want to write, and be published… here are some ideas of where to start

By on November 27, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments

By Molly Steere The Wenatchee Valley is a hotbed of creativity and lair of literature. I don’t know if I should credit the beautiful scenery, the interesting characters, or an extensive, collective history of creating, but this area is teeming … Continue reading

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Attending an retro auto racing party in England

By on November 27, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Attending an retro auto racing party in England

By Phil Rasmussen It is probably fair to say that I am an Anglophile. I’ve read British history for years, and my wife Lovelyn and I have watched Downton Abbey and every British murder mystery on PBS… thoroughly amazed that … Continue reading

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Driving in Britain: Yikes, give a Yank some room

By on November 27, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Driving in Britain: Yikes, give a Yank some room

By Phil Rasmussen In September my wife Lovelyn and I took a do-it-ourselves road trip through England. We have driven in Europe before, but as we planned the trip, the thought of driving on the “wrong” side of the road … Continue reading

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Exploring the amazing volcanoes of Hawai’i

By on November 27, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Exploring the amazing  volcanoes of Hawai’i

By Alan Moen Growing up here in the Pacific Northwest, I’m used to seeing volcanoes. In fact, I’ve climbed many of them — Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens, both before and … Continue reading

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Stevens Pass & The Hitchhiker

By on November 27, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Stevens Pass & The Hitchhiker

By Andy Dappen “Going to the Pass?” Snow sticks to the hitchhiker’s pile hat as he sticks his dripping beard through the car window. I want to tell him I didn’t pull over to pick him up; I pulled over … Continue reading

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