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Tiny feet, healthy dreams: Footware business is more than a business for this mom

By on May 31, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Tiny feet, healthy dreams:  Footware business is more than a business for this mom

By Cameron Wood An idea popped into Alison Talbot’s mind as she watched her son crawl on the splintery wood floors of her home, an idea that would soon sprout into a thriving local small business called Little Rutz. “I … Continue reading

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Here’s looking at you, kid

By on May 31, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Here’s looking at you, kid

By Molly Steere After a particularly heavy snowfall, my son invited four of his friends over to go sledding after school. As I worked at my computer I kept an eye on the window, making sure the boys were staying … Continue reading

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The plain truth about Beaver Valley

By on May 31, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
The plain truth about Beaver Valley

By Rod Molzahn A group of archeologists working for the U.S. Forest Service in 1986 began a survey and exploration of lands along the upper Wenatchee River. Just downstream from the river’s beginning they found signs of house pits and … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s: Old disease, new ideas

By on May 31, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Parkinson’s: Old disease, new ideas

By Dr. Jim Brown A short time ago a reader of The Good Life suggested I write about Parkinson’s disease. Shortly after that I was told a friend of mine about my age was just diagnosed with that condition. That … Continue reading

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Lost your creativity or zing? Get outside in nature

By on May 31, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Lost your creativity or zing? Get outside in nature

By June Darling One Saturday morning in the middle of April, I was feeling blah — even a bit nauseous. I was considering going back to bed. Meanwhile, my husband was babbling on about a hike some friends were taking. … Continue reading

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The perfect soup for June

By on May 31, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
The perfect soup for June

By Bonnie Orr Sometimes I read a book that inspires me to cook. I read John Baxter’s book, The Perfect Meal, where he traveled around France sourcing authentic ingredients. His description of Potage St. Germaine made me think of June. … Continue reading

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Spinning a life out of fantasies

By on May 31, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Spinning a life  out of fantasies

By Mike Cassidy We welcome Fantasy artist Aimee Stewart back to the cover this month — her creative self-portrait in April 2012 was one of our most talked-about covers. Aimee emailed us a few months ago about changes in her … Continue reading

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The Wine Girl beckons us in

By on May 31, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
The Wine Girl beckons us in

By Alex Saliby Several years ago, Angela Jacobs moved her Wine Girl Wines winery from the Seattle area to Manson. It wasn’t long before she and her wines were well known in this area. Her wines developed a following which … Continue reading

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Favorite moments with Mom

By on April 26, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Favorite moments with Mom

We asked readers to share their favorite moments with their mom… here are some of those memories: ‘If not NOW, when?’ Writer: Lisa Eidson Mother: Mary Eidson My mom and dad began backpacking in 1959 and having four small children … Continue reading

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FLOWER ALLEY: One woman’s spreading joy in Chelan alleyway

By on April 26, 2017 in Articles with 1 Comment
FLOWER ALLEY: One woman’s spreading joy in Chelan alleyway

STORY AND PHOTOS By Michelle Jerome   When you hear the word alley what do you picture? Well, I picture a narrow, gravel, rutted road between peoples’ back yards put there for the garbage truck to have access to the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: Honoring the past with armfuls of love

By on April 26, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Memorial Day: Honoring the past with armfuls of love

By Susan Lagsdin For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend means a much-needed day off work, a camping trip, a shopping spree, a ball game or a big ol’ first-of-the-season barbecue. They may consider veterans who lost their lives in wars, … Continue reading

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Quilting by the sea

By on April 26, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Quilting by the sea

By Lisa Therrell Many years ago, my ship finally came in when I nailed down a full-time Forest Service job after working seasonally for over a decade. I moved to Idaho and enjoyed the professional stimulation of my new job. … Continue reading

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Living as the less famous Alex Haley

By on April 26, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Living as the less famous Alex Haley

By Alex Haley (But not that Alex Haley) Living as the less famous Alex Haley has been, to say the least, interesting. I haven’t met many other people who share a celebrity’s name so I’m not sure what the general … Continue reading

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By on April 26, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments

To help understand the historic importance of the Wells House — which is undergoing a remodel, see our story on page 22 — here is a repeat of a Rod Molzahn article from March 2011. Before it became “The Wells … Continue reading

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Laughter: Effective medicine and free

By on April 26, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Laughter: Effective medicine and free

Lynn and I skipped winter weather this year and became snowbirds flying to Sun City Grand in Surprise, AZ. I never thought I would be doing this. I remember a patient who told me he spent every winter in Arizona. … Continue reading

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Thanks, Mom, for teaching me to tune-in

By on April 26, 2017 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Thanks, Mom, for teaching me to tune-in

My mother is a good mom. Lately while researching essential life skills, I figured out one of her secrets. Mom is what researchers describe as being “attuned.” Being attuned may sound like so much psychobabble. But hang on. The ability … Continue reading

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Don’t drown spring veggies in heavy sauces

By on April 26, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Don’t drown spring veggies in heavy sauces

Spring offers delicious treats of sweet asparagus, peas and baby carrots. Some people eat them raw or lightly cooked, other people don them with sauces. Actually, fresh garden produce has so much flavor and texture that it does not need … Continue reading

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Off visiting wineries, near and far

By on April 26, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Off visiting wineries, near and far

Who says there is no joy in being a wine writer for a great, metropolitan magazine? Not only is there joy, there are perks. This past March, because of a wine description I wrote way back in the late ‘90s, … Continue reading

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When mothers become friends

By on April 26, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
When mothers become friends

By Mike Cassidy Editor My wife tells a story about her mother that helps make sense of the responses we received this month in our Favorite Moment with Mom contest. When my wife was a young teenager, her father died, … Continue reading

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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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