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Why we moved here

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Why we moved here

Earlier this summer, we asked readers why they moved here — for climate, for love, for work, for fun or for some other reasons. Here are some of our favorite responses: Coming for love… and hiking; returning for hiking By … Continue reading

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Here’s smiling at you

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Here’s smiling at you

By Donna Cassidy While taking house photos on the Waypoint Farms for this issue — see page 18 —  I noticed the farm had alpacas. Now this photographer cannot pass up taking pictures of alpacas, as their faces are so … Continue reading

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‘Hello Mrs. Nelson, do you remember me?’

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
‘Hello Mrs. Nelson, do you remember me?’

By Constance Nelson Bean I have been retired from teaching for 25 years, but it takes no time at all to be back in the classroom whenever an adult approaches me and says, “Hello, Mrs. Nelson, do you remember me?”  … Continue reading

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A former difficult student was inspired by Mrs. Nelson

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

BY ANDREA WALLIN I was one of THOSE kids in school.  I remember my first and second grade teacher, Mrs. Connie Nelson with such love and fondness. Mostly because she was always kind and loving towards me.  I very distinctly … Continue reading

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Modern homesteading

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Modern homesteading

By Story Burke  photos by donna cassidy I’m a modern homesteader. To understand me, take a step back into the days of pioneers; think of the blood, sweat and tears those adventuresome souls gave in search of a land to call … Continue reading

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Pet Tales October 2019

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet Tales October 2019

Mailee Goller, Wenatchee walks Samson daily. Samson is a 3 1/2-year-old Alaskan Malamute. “He was the size of a football when we got him (at five weeks), said Mailee, and she carried him around clutched in her arm like a … Continue reading

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Entiat grape growing reaches new heights

By on July 29, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Entiat grape  growing reaches new heights

By Alan Moen When a stray grapevine from one of our grape arbors decided to climb onto an adjoining juniper tree a few years ago, I decided to honor its lofty ambition.  Now this Glenora grapevine, a native American variety, … Continue reading

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The unknown dangers of dog collars

By on July 29, 2019 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
The unknown dangers of dog collars

By Lynette Smith My name is Lynette, and I’ve been a “dog mom” for over 40 years. Until last fall, I was unaware of the many dangers associated with dog collars. Sadly, I learned the hard way by losing my … Continue reading

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‘This is your sister’

By on July 29, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
‘This is your sister’

By Jay Young May 26, 2017 is a day I will never forget.  As is my usual routine, I got up, cleaned up and sat down for breakfast while checking my e-mail. A strange looking name popped up, Ute… Hmm … Continue reading

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The little garden that helps children grow

By on July 29, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The little garden that helps children grow

story and photos By Jaana Hatton Dawn Jensen-Nobile knows what she is doing every Friday and Saturday afternoon: lead her small group of budding agriculturists. The backyard of her South Wenatchee home has become a community garden.  “It started last … Continue reading

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Smart photo tips — A few non-technical guidelines to keep in mind whether shooting by phone or camera

By on July 29, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Smart photo tips  — A few non-technical guidelines to keep in mind whether shooting by phone or camera

PHOTOS AND STORY by Celeste Barry I love to explore the world.  My family and I have traveled extensively together, and one of my favorite ways to remember and reflect on our adventures is to photograph it all.  One way … Continue reading

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Northwest lifestyle among the trees

By on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Northwest lifestyle among the trees

By Cary Ordway Trees, trees, trees — we actually dreamt about trees when we were living in sunny San Diego.  It was 14 years of weather bliss, but also 14 years without trees. Palm trees are nice, but they don’t … Continue reading

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Who was that mystery man?

By on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Who was  that mystery man?

By Susan Ruth Williams My husband, Mike, went to work that morning, starting at 5 a.m. Afterward, he would tell me he hadn’t felt very good getting ready, but he had muscled through. If Mike hadn’t gone to work, none … Continue reading

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He came in for a lunch and came back to work in the kitchen

By on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
He came in for a lunch and came back to work in the kitchen

By Jay Young After retiring from my teaching position at Wenatchee High School in 2015, I started to wonder what I was going to do with my time.  For over 40 years I was on a schedule. Every September started … Continue reading

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Kai and Roger: A man and his dog looking for adventures

By on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Kai and Roger:  A man and his dog looking for adventures

By Jaana Hatton Most dog owners are pretty pleased when their pets sit or heel on command. Their routine may be a walk or two throughout the day and lots of downtime for the dog.  Then there’s Roger, the Irish … Continue reading

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They came in a school bus camper and stayed to make a life

By on May 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
They came in a school bus camper and  stayed to make a life

By Mary Kostka Yesterday, I was going through the mail and looked at the most recent issue of The Good Life and just smiled.  I thought to myself, “Yes living here has really been the good life for the past … Continue reading

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Beekeeping is a way to help planet Earth, but hey, it’s a buzz, too

By on May 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Beekeeping is a way to help planet Earth, but hey, it’s a buzz, too

By Dan McConnell Lee McGarr is an electrician who works for Beckstead Electric or BE for short… and speaking of BE, he’s a BEe man.  We met Lee and Teri McGarr through Lee’s job on our kitchen remodel. He walked … Continue reading

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Pet tales

By on May 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet tales

Bailey Trainor, Wenatchee was out walking her dogs, Kendrick and Phoebe. Kendrick, 4, is a Golden Retriever and Border Collie mix. Bailey said she loves Kendrick’s loyalty and that he is calm and cuddly. “He likes to play and loves … Continue reading

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Camping in paradise

By on April 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Camping in  paradise

By Marc Dilley Northeast of Glacier Peak — Washington’s wilderness volcano — is the east-west trending Miners Ridge.  If a crow were to fly northeast for eight miles from the 10,541 foot summit of Glacier, the ground beneath it would … Continue reading

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Why to write your life story

By on April 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Why to write your life story

By Judy Weaver Memories are perhaps the best gifts of all.  Imagine if you could ask your mother, grandmother, father, or grandfather any question or questions. What would you want to know about their memories, their dreams, or their lives?  … Continue reading

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FLORIDA? One couple didn’t even wait for retirement

By on April 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
FLORIDA? One couple didn’t even wait for retirement

By Larry Cramer After nearly 20 years of talking about it and dreaming of it, we finally did it. We moved to Florida! First a little backstory, it was late October 2001, I was scheduled to speak at an Adobe … Continue reading

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Pet tales

By on April 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet tales

It’s a question of who walks who. In this situation, Raymond Diaz, Malaga, said that his dog Ginger, “runs around my bed each morning barking to get me up to go for a walk.” Ginger is a 6-year-old Wheaton Terrier  … Continue reading

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The rite of passage into retirement

By on March 31, 2019 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
The rite of passage into retirement

By Linda Reid Retirement can be a dream we anticipate much of our working lives but then, suddenly, it happens to you and there are challenges that you just didn’t expect.  My husband, Ken, and I started that transition into … Continue reading

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Pet tales

By on March 31, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet tales

Carolyn Grant, Cashmere was walking her dog, Pandi, left, at the dog park in Wenatchee. Pandi is a six-and-half-year-old Cocker Spaniel that Carolyn got from a friend. “Pandi is a great family dog. I bring her to work everyday. Pandi … Continue reading

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A generation removed from his family’s traumatic history, he grew up surrounded by the after effects

By on February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
A generation removed from his family’s traumatic history, he grew up surrounded  by the after effects

By Aaron Loeffelbein Every day, we are inundated with a flood of sensationalized headlines and click-bait articles of dubious veracity.  On the one hand, we are annoyed and on the other, we can’t resist the dash cam crashes and cute … Continue reading

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Doors of perception

By on February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Doors of perception

By DeeDee Cleveland As a longtime amateur photographer, I developed a passion for capturing images of doors while traveling through Washington and visiting British Columbia, California and Europe.  I’m grateful to have travel companions who tolerantly wait as I make … Continue reading

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Read Educated, talk about it, and then listen to author

By on February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Read Educated, talk about it, and then listen to author

Every spring, North Central Regional Library hosts a one-read program, encouraging everyone to read the same book, discuss it in their book groups or at forums held at local libraries, and then hear the author speak. It’s called NCRL Reads.  … Continue reading

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LOOK UP: Photographer of the stars

By on February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
LOOK UP: Photographer of the stars

When I was teaching photography, I used to say, “If you can’t find something to shoot, look down.”  By Al Piecka Now days with the new digital cameras, everyone has pictures of bears, birds, fall flowers, landscapes and the like … Continue reading

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Pet tales

By on February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet tales

Jax Reynerson, 2, above, is at Grandmama and Pappas’ house in Cashmere, snuggling with one of his favorite buddies, Scooter. Scooter is a 7-year-old Boxer Mastiff mix.  When Jax is visiting from Chelan, he and Scooter are inseparable, said Grandmama … Continue reading

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True companions: What the newlyweds didn’t know the golden celebrants understand

By on February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
True companions: What the newlyweds didn’t know  the golden celebrants understand

By Linda Reid Sometimes life has an interesting way of bringing us to a point in time where we take a deep breath and push “pause.”  If we have been blessed to live long enough, it can remind us that … Continue reading

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