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What was your Best Day in 2018?

By on November 14, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

CONTEST!  CONTEST!  CONTEST Tell us a story about your best day in the past year, and perhaps win a $100 gift certificate to one of our fine advertisers.   Did you climb a mountain, check off an item on your … Continue reading

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Bird viewing cartoon

By on October 29, 2018 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Bird viewing cartoon

Autumn patchwork quilt of beauty

By on October 29, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 2 Comments
Autumn patchwork quilt of beauty

By Brad Brisbine The last Saturday in September, hiking partners Len Lamb, Josh Osburn, Larry and Jolene Campbell and I were on our way to an obscure, unnamed lake high in the White River Watershed (drains to Lake Wenatchee). Suddenly … Continue reading

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EGYPT: A look behind the railing

By on October 29, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
EGYPT: A look behind the railing

By Susan Weber Three years ago, my husband Dave and I looked across the desert into Egypt from Israel and hugged the border for miles as we drove through the Negev desert but we didn’t get to go there. Then … Continue reading

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Organ donor gives husband the gift of life

By on October 29, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
Organ donor gives husband the gift of life

By Connie Morris It is an unusual love story. We met by happenstance. But first, we were divorced from our first spouses on the same day — Good Friday 1989. In those days, there was a column in the newspaper … Continue reading

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A sport so cool it’s called ULTIMATE

By on October 29, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
A sport so cool it’s called ULTIMATE

By Marlene Farrell Boise is an eight-hour drive or two plane rides away, but going there once a month is worth it for Kevin Farrell of Wenatchee. Once there he lives and breathes ultimate (also known as ultimate Frisbee, however, … Continue reading

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Willie Weinstein — a well-lived life

By on October 29, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
Willie Weinstein — a well-lived life

By Susan Lagsdin Sometimes it’s instructive to look backward and outside our contemporary feast of lifestyle choices and media-driven chaos at a life well-lived in another time. What stays the same? How have we changed? What can we learn? Making … Continue reading

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Saddle Rock & me

By on October 29, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Saddle Rock & me

By Molly Steere I don’t remember the very first time I hiked Saddle Rock. What I do know is that I hiked it very soon after we moved to the Wenatchee area 12 years ago and it quickly became symbolic … Continue reading

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Loss of a leg as a teen hasn’t kept her down from the dream of being up in the air

By on October 29, 2018 in Articles with 3 Comments
Loss of a leg as a teen hasn’t kept her down from the dream of being up in the air

By Pat Turner My fascination with up-in-the-air activities started in grade school. Every year I saved my allowance to spend on rides at the carnival when it came to town during Apple Blossom. The excitement of spinning, twisting and being … Continue reading

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As people return to living in downtown Wenatchee, the spaces get a chic makeover

By on October 29, 2018 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
As people return to living in downtown Wenatchee, the spaces get a chic makeover

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy A growing stack of boxes, bins and bundles lines the broad hallway upstairs in the Rosvold Building on Wenatchee Avenue, and there’s a flurry of deep cleaning inside an almost-empty apartment #2. … Continue reading

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Maxdog: From rescue dog to Christmas book

By on October 29, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
Maxdog: From rescue dog to Christmas book

By Jennifer Burke “Let’s just go take a look,” said my husband, handing me a folded page from the Wenatchee World featuring a picture of a dog. “We don’t have to bring him home, but let’s just look.” I glanced … Continue reading

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From STONES comes jewelry & a great deal of joy

By on October 29, 2018 in Arts with 0 Comments
From  STONES  comes  jewelry & a great deal of joy

By Vicki Olson Carr Bernice Holmes Bernatz worked for the United States Forest Service for 29 years. After she retired she looked around for an interesting and challenging hobby. Her first passion was horseback riding and she still owns a … Continue reading

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First came the publisher’s call, and then came the book

By on October 29, 2018 in Arts with 0 Comments
First came the publisher’s call, and then came the book

By Susan Lagsdin Megan Robinson was about to apply for a plum teaching job at Seattle’s University Child Development School, and she was determined to wow the interviewers. She asked her dad, Tom Robinson, to help her construct a science … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee November 2018

By on October 29, 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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The prolific Browns of Brown’s Flat

By on October 29, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
The prolific Browns of Brown’s Flat

By Rod Molzahn On Nov. 1, 1884 Deak Brown and Tom Owens walked into the Wenatchee Flat. Deak Brown later recalled, “I ran across Tom Owens down in Vancouver. Tom had some traps here in the Wenatchee Valley. So, together … Continue reading

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Yellow Rabbitbrush: Beneficial, sure, but…

By on October 29, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Yellow Rabbitbrush: Beneficial, sure, but…

By Jaana Hatton When most flowers have bloomed and faded, yellow rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus) is just getting started. It brightens the landscape starting in the early fall. This late-bloomer in the sunflower family is both delightful and beneficial. Well, if … Continue reading

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As age goes up, muscles go down — and this is not good

By on October 29, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
As age goes up, muscles go down — and this is not good

By Jim Brown, M.D. You might not have heard of sarcopenia, but if you are over 50, there is a good chance you have it or will develop this condition to some degree. Sarcopenia is the progressive loss of skeletal … Continue reading

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Happily sailing on a sea of kindness

By on October 29, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Happily sailing on a sea of kindness

By June Darling In September while walking the dock at Shilshole Marina in Seattle, I noticed a man with a hat and jacket on that read, “Gratitude Sailing” with a logo of a heart and a sail entwined. Under his … Continue reading

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This is not a Blue Jay — it’s a Steller’s Jay

By on October 29, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
This is not a Blue Jay — it’s a Steller’s Jay

By Bruce McCammon Often mistaken for a Blue Jay, the Steller’s Jay is a common bird in north central Washington. It is understandable that people mistake this bird for a Blue Jay since it is a Jay and it is … Continue reading

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What was your best day in 2018?

By on October 29, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
What was your best day in 2018?

By Mike Cassidy Editor The year 2018 is drawing to a close — (can that possibly be true?) — so it’s time to ask you readers to share your stories about your personal best day(s) of this year. Did you … Continue reading

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October 2018

By on October 23, 2018 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
October 2018

A widow writes about dealing with being in charge now • Passage to Juneau: brothers finally arrive after 40 years • The ugly truth about mushrooms • Mommas night out in the mountains • Llamas are an aging hiker’s best … Continue reading

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Experience the healing power of the back country

By on September 24, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Experience the healing power of the back country

By Brad Brisbine Lovely Meander Meadow sits at the top of the Little Wenatchee River Watershed. This meadow is of a more intimate scale than Spider Meadow, three valleys east, surrounded by a towering fortress with eight waterfalls. Two years … Continue reading

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Now I am in charge

By on September 24, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
Now I am in charge

By Constance B. Bean Some years ago, at the age of 70, I wrote an article for The Good Life about finding love and romance a second time. A dear man, a widower named Jay Bean, stepped into my life. … Continue reading

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Passage to Juneau: Reviewing life and landscapes as brothers complete last leg of paddle journey — 40 years later

By on September 24, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Passage to Juneau: Reviewing life and landscapes as brothers complete last leg of paddle journey — 40 years later

by Andy Dappen In June of 1974, my mother drove my older brother, several friends and me to the banks of Horseshoe Bay just north of Vancouver, British Columbia. She smiled for us as we loaded our homemade canoes and … Continue reading

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The (ugly) truth about mushrooms

By on September 24, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
The (ugly) truth about mushrooms

By Susan Sampson Every September and October I hear somebody rhapsodizing about the joys of foraging for wild mushrooms. The damp coast range hills of Washington state and Oregon and the Cascade foothills of the Pacific Northwest offer some of … Continue reading

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HELLO, OLD FRIEND: Momma hikers rejoice in the beauty and peace of sub-alpine Necklace Valley

By on September 24, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
HELLO, OLD FRIEND: Momma hikers rejoice in the beauty and peace of sub-alpine Necklace Valley

story and photos by Sarah Shaffer There is something to be said about trekking high into the mountains to take in the sub-alpine country. It may be the heather flowers, the huckleberries, or the pine and dry dirt smell. It … Continue reading

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Llamas are an aging hiker’s best friend

By on September 24, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Llamas are an aging hiker’s best friend

story and photos BY BRAD BRISBINE Three years ago, sunning at spectacular Spade Lake peninsula camp, I announced to my hiking partners Len Lamb (since 1976), and Justin Weedman (since 2004), that this may be my last backpacking trip. Len … Continue reading

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The Lookout looks back to the future

By on September 24, 2018 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
The Lookout looks back to the future

By Susan Lagsdin Sometimes a house is more than just a home. Chelan’s north shore development, The Lookout, also reminds us that a house can represent a philosophical construct, a sociological trend or an economic reality. Guy Evans is extremely … Continue reading

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IN THE FLOW: Niki Stewart has drifted around the world, finds her inspiration in India and paints in Wenatchee

By on September 24, 2018 in Arts with 0 Comments
IN THE FLOW:  Niki Stewart has drifted around the world, finds her inspiration in India and paints in Wenatchee

By Susan Lagsdin Being in the flow is an essential state of being for Wenatchee oil painter Niki Stewart. “When I have a preconceived concept in my mind, my ego gets in the way. It breaks the flow and makes … Continue reading

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The prince and the bar maid

By on September 24, 2018 in Events with 0 Comments
The prince and the bar maid

The Student Prince winds up its run at the Snowy Owl Theater the end of September. The Student Prince is the story of Karl Franz, crown Prince of Karlsberg, who, as he nears manhood, is sent to complete his education … Continue reading

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