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Dreamer, determined Philip Miller — irrigator and rancher

By on September 27, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Dreamer, determined Philip Miller — irrigator and rancher

By Rod Molzahn Editor’s note: This story is the first of a series of Bio sketches on prominent early settlers in the valley. The man crossing the Wenatchee Flat on the big mule in the spring of 1872 was Philip … Continue reading

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Dr. John Gill’s change of heart

By on September 27, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Dr. John Gill’s change of heart

By Jim Brown, M.D. Dr. John Gill underwent a successful heart transplant on April 20 at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, California. John has been a friend and colleague ever since he joined the then Wenatchee Valley Clinic … Continue reading

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Flavorful winter squash zing up fall cooking

By on September 27, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Flavorful winter squash zing up fall cooking

By Bonnie Orr Autumn’s cooler evenings encourage cooks to start baking again. Winter squash is easy to grow and will keep in a cool location all winter long, and I often have to pace myself not to use them all … Continue reading

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Stuck in time: Past, present or future

By on September 27, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Stuck in time: Past, present or future

By June Darling You’re about to find out why some people are more successful than others, why some are happier, why some are addicted to gambling, drugs and alcohol and why some couples have more friction. When you hear the … Continue reading

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History on a personal level

By on September 27, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
History on a  personal level

Editor’s notes by Mike Cassidy I asked my grandfather when he was alive to tell the story about his family — where they came from, when they emigrated to the U.S., if we still had any known relatives in Ireland. … Continue reading

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Clear eye on nature

By on September 27, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Clear eye on nature

By Mike Gardner It’s been one heck of a summer here so far — from drag racing photography to wildlife, from landscape to Aurora Borealis. Life just keeps getting better. After quitting drinking this year, it seems that everyone is … Continue reading

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Voyageurs on the Columbia River

By on September 27, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Voyageurs on the Columbia River

By Susan Rae Sampson It’s spring or it’s fall, and once again, the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center is sending school kids to the Confluence State Park for a field day under the “Youth on the Columbia” program. For … Continue reading

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History personified

By on September 27, 2017 in Articles with 1 Comment
History personified

By Brandon Harle My graduation from Wenatchee High School was less than three months away. I was on my way home from the prom when I walked through the door a little after midnight. My mom was waiting for me … Continue reading

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The trials and tribulations of technology

By on September 27, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
The trials and tribulations of technology

By G. Wayne Hawks One day recently I got into my 2016 automobile and drove from Wenatchee to Yakima. When I left the sun had gone down, but it wasn’t dark yet. After it got dark I noticed my self-dimming … Continue reading

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Be still: Learning that life is not all about doing, but being. A lap cat helps.

By on August 29, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Be still: Learning that life is not all about doing, but being. A lap cat helps.

By Susan Blair “Just BE,” my friend Joy said some 20 years ago, “in the silence.” She sat in the silence every morning, often writing in her journal as inspiration visited her, with the intention of deepening her spirituality and … Continue reading

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Maynard got his dog

By on August 29, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Maynard got his dog

Back in December 2014 Maynard Lamb was expecting a German Shepherd when his wife, Pam, called to say she had rescued a dog in Idaho. “Having three dogs at the time, I really wasn’t eager for another dog in the … Continue reading

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The lavender man

By on August 29, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
The lavender man

Story and photos by Jaana Hatton I first met Joseph Downs at Pybus Farmers Market in early July. His tall frame, stooping to get in and out of his display booth, caught my eye. Then I glanced at his products … Continue reading

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The long flight to being a falconer

By on August 29, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
The long flight to being a falconer

It isn’t easy to get a falconry license. First, a would-be falconer must find a Master Falconer to be a sponsor. The student must study literature and pass a written examination on all aspects of caring for a bird, from … Continue reading

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The many phases of a lunar eclipse

By on August 29, 2017 in Articles, Landscapes with 0 Comments
The many phases of a lunar eclipse

By Dan Fitting I took the picture of Wenatchee from Skyline Drive as well as the moon when we had the full lunar eclipse Sept. 27, 2015. I spent half the night taking shots of the different stages of the … Continue reading

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Falconer in the Wenatchee foothills

By on August 29, 2017 in Articles with 0 Comments
Falconer in the Wenatchee foothills

By Susan Rae Sampson When I walked in the foothills near Wenatchee Heights during the last few weeks before the late cherry harvest, I walked right into a scene from Merry Olde England. There was a falconer, his left hand … Continue reading

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The back page: The twirling skunk

By on August 29, 2017 in Columnist with 1 Comment
The back page: The twirling skunk

By Sarah Shaffer A good friend of mine and I went mountain biking recently on a ride that has been on my bucket list — the Twin Peaks to Sage Hills ride. Both my friend (whose pseudo name is Jim, … Continue reading

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1880s roll on with development& disaster

By on August 29, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
1880s roll on with development& disaster

By Rod Molzahn The year 1887 saw continued settlement to the north of the Wenatchee Valley. Lewis Detwiler and his family were the first to homestead up the Entiat Valley, moving there from their first homestead near Orondo. The wheat … Continue reading

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Update on prostate cancer

By on August 29, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Update on prostate cancer

By Jim Brown, M.D. Since September is prostate cancer awareness month it seems appropriate to discuss any new information or thoughts about treatment of this all too common disease. Recently I was asked to lead a discussion about my experience … Continue reading

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Peaches and roses, a beautiful combination

By on August 29, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Peaches and roses, a beautiful combination

By Bonnie Orr Tree-ripened peaches are one of the most fragrant fruits. NCW produces a variety of these luscious, juicy fruit in late summer. Preserving rose petals with sugar captures the rose’s fragrance. What a pairing — better than peaches … Continue reading

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Reading your way to the good life

By on August 29, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Reading your way to the good life

By June Darling “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” — Albert Einstein One dark and stormy night, a young boy howled … Continue reading

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Slow down, you move too fast

By on August 29, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Slow down, you move too fast

We love the action stories here at The Good Life. People climbing mountains, taking up new instruments, raising alpacas, building unique homes, heading out, getting on, finding a new adventure around the next turn. Whoopee, bring it on. And then … Continue reading

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BEE RANCHER: Keeping the buzz alive

By on July 25, 2017 in Articles with 1 Comment
BEE RANCHER: Keeping the buzz alive

By Jaana Hatton I learned about Maria Langer’s interested in beekeeping while we were both taking a course this past May about local wildflowers, taught by Susan Ballinger. “I’m going through this weird phase in my life,” Maria mentioned to … Continue reading

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Marriage: Is when a man and woman become as one; the trouble starts when they try to decide which one

By on July 25, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Marriage: Is when a man and woman become as one;  the trouble starts when they try to decide which one

By Lance Stegemann Ten years ago this summer, Barb and I met through our mutual friend and now sister-in-law Natilyn Stegemann. It was a brief introduction, but like most chance encounters, the stars were aligned. My brother George had his … Continue reading

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1880s: A growing influx of white settlers

By on July 25, 2017 in Columnist with 1 Comment
1880s: A growing influx of white settlers

Change was rumbling towards the Wenatchee Valley like J.J. Hill’s steam locomotives. It was 1881. The next decade would bring growing population, farms where there had been sagebrush and towns where none had been. By mid decade all of north … Continue reading

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Best friends: A gift you can give yourself

By on July 25, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Best friends: A gift you can give yourself

Recently my wife and I have been on a mission to pare down and de-clutter in an attempt to downsize. I have finally been going through what seems to be a ton of stuff that I have accumulated over a … Continue reading

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It’s so easy to go along with evil

By on July 25, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
It’s so easy to go along with evil

“Don’t be evil.” “Do the right thing.” Those mottoes are familiar, popularized as Google’s code of conduct and ethics. They are, in a nutshell, the moral slogans of our civilization. It’s what our parents, teachers and theologians preach. Despite our … Continue reading

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You can do so much with cauliflower

By on July 25, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
You can do so much with cauliflower

Cauliflower is the vegetable equivalent of tofu. It is fairly flavorless and is nearly always embellished with something lip-smacking tasty. The most remarkable feature of this vegetable is that it can be eaten raw or boiled, steamed, sautéed, pickled, baked, … Continue reading

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Have a magical day

By on July 25, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Have a  magical day

I’ve just left taking a photo of Susan Blair (aka Perri, the Poetry Fairy) and as she shook my hand goodbye, she leaned in and said: “Have a magical day.” Well, why not? Before going off to take Susan’s photo, … Continue reading

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65 going on 15

By on June 28, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
65 going on 15

By G. Wayne Hawks We drove over the pass on one fine October day to take in the Issaquah Salmon Festival. We took Linda’s car. She has a couple-year-old Mazda CV-5. It has one of them new-fangled electronic fob things … Continue reading

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Stories of Coyote, protector of Humans

By on June 28, 2017 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Stories of Coyote, protector of Humans

In the beginning, before humans came, there were the Animal People, formed in pre-history by the Spirit Chief — The Creator — The Mystery. The Spirit Chief gave the Animal People their names and powers. The greatest power was given … Continue reading

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