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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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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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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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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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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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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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Liam Kapeikis’ favorite move: ‘My double axel’

By on February 22, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Liam Kapeikis’ favorite move: ‘My double axel’

Ah, the fabled double axel. Anyone who has heard of figure skating mentions this move. Of course it’s Liam’s favorite: it’s the most difficult jump in skating. The axel is the only jump with a forward take-off, requiring an extra … Continue reading

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Young skating star ‘a really nice kid’

By on February 22, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Young skating star ‘a really nice kid’

Story by Maureen Stivers Photos by Wendy Hulse The first time I saw Liam Kapeikis skate was in 2012 when my daughter Leonora was participating in the Wenatchee Figure Skating Club’s annual Christmas show. She was just learning to skate … Continue reading

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Hey, girlfriend: A way to help and be helped

By on February 22, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Hey, girlfriend: A way to help and be helped

By Donna Cassidy Cori Bautista, Wenatchee, has been volunteering for the Junior Service League of Wenatchee since its inception in 2008. The Junior Service League of Wenatchee is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, to develop the … Continue reading

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Two determined and resourceful blondes

By on February 22, 2017 in Articles with 1 Comment
Two determined and resourceful blondes

By CasSondra Hogan I met Jessica Baranouskas when we were both going to beauty school in Wenatchee. We hit it off and decided that someday, we would like to work together. We have done that by creating a business in … Continue reading

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Helping losers (and you, too) become luckier

By on February 22, 2017 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Helping losers (and you, too) become luckier

Every year when I see March on the horizon, I think about shamrocks, leprechauns, and luck. I often revisit The Luck Factor written by British experimental psychologist, Dr. Richard Wiseman. Wiseman founded a luck school. Dr. Wiseman is a fascinating, … Continue reading

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Micronutrients: Little bits vital to health

By on February 22, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Micronutrients: Little bits vital to health

Most of us probably rarely if ever think about micronutrients and the role they play in our health. Micronutrients are chemical elements or substances required in only minuscule trace amounts for the growth and development of living organisms. They are … Continue reading

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Beat blues with healthy homemade pizza

By on February 22, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Beat blues with healthy homemade pizza

It is March. It is too early to harvest greens from the garden. It is too late to make any more slow-simmering, warm-the-kitchen comfort food. All the garden produce you froze or canned is nearly eaten — at least your … Continue reading

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People came, and kept coming, from the south

By on February 22, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
People came, and kept coming, from the south

About 14,300 years ago, when the glaciers of the last Ice Age were slowly retreating from northeastern Washington, a band of people inhabited caves at the base of basalt cliffs north of present day Bend, Oregon. Recent archeological digs in … Continue reading

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Blending can be beautiful in wine world

By on February 22, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Blending can be beautiful in wine world

I watched an old rerun of  Frasier a few nights ago; a fun show often, but this rerun was hilarious on two levels — first for the performances of both the actors portraying Frasier and his brother Niles, and secondly … Continue reading

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Ron Evans: Terrible art student now an imagination-fired artist & gallery owner

By on January 25, 2017 in Articles, Arts with 0 Comments
Ron Evans: Terrible art student now an imagination-fired artist & gallery owner

By Susan Lagsdin Ron Evans is not bragging. He’s just explaining. “I think I was the first-time lucky winner of the coveted Eastmont High School Academic Suspension award. I’d failed my senior year, and they offered me another year of … Continue reading

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A new day begins in Wenatchee

By on January 25, 2017 in Articles, Landscapes with 0 Comments
A new day begins in Wenatchee

By Brian Mitchell Most mornings start slow. I often take my time getting out of bed, slowly dragging myself towards the coffee pot. Not on this morning. On this morning I arose with vigor and determination. I had decided the … Continue reading

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Full tilt: Always more, bigger, better for athletic dad and family

Full tilt: Always more, bigger, better for athletic dad and family

By Steve Tidd Dr. Doug Milner is a tech-savvy dentist, who is always looking for ways to provide better care for his patients. His dental practice, Fibonacci Smile, employs 12 people, and is a bustling center of activity that anchors … Continue reading

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Editor’s notes: Too fast to be known

By on January 25, 2017 in Articles, Events with 0 Comments
Editor’s notes: Too fast to be known

Over a Friday lunch of clam chowder and beer bread at a local restaurant, a friend and I were talking about — of all things — how our TV viewing habits have changed. “I laughed the first time I read … Continue reading

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Doug Milner: ‘These moments are electrifying’

By Doug Milner I have so many fond memories from this last season of competing in triathlons with my girls. My favorite are centered around race day morning. In triathlon, like most endurance sports, you spend six to eight months … Continue reading

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Kicking Horse by the numbers

By on January 25, 2017 in Articles, Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Kicking Horse by the numbers

By Andy Dappen A low-snow winter two years back had me frustrated. Thanks to snowmaking, the home skiing at Mission Ridge had been tolerable but, frankly, most of the skiing around Washington was poor. North of the border in British … Continue reading

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Rock never dies for these Waterdog band members

By on January 25, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Rock never dies for these Waterdog band members

By Cary Ordway A butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker — well, okay, the Waterdog family only has the butcher and baker, but this popular local band also boasts so many different professionals, we could host our own Career Day … Continue reading

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