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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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Chelan Tour of Homes and Art Show: Sept. 16

By on August 29, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments
Chelan Tour of Homes and Art Show: Sept. 16

Chelan Community Hospital’s annual Tour of Homes as well as its related art show at Tsillan Cellars not only showcases the work of architects, builders and artists, it may save lives. For 70 years, Guild B has been a booster … Continue reading

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Luxury living condensed in new home

By on August 29, 2017 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Luxury living condensed in new home

Home Tour house aims at downsizing owners who want the finer things and all the ‘now’ tech Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy Accomplished veteran builders work long seasons every year to house Wenatchee’s growing population, and you’ll … Continue reading

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Running with kids

By on August 29, 2017 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Running with kids

In 2012, his friend Marlene Farrell encouraged Andrew to start sharing his enthusiasm with young people. Thus began his stint co-coaching at Peshastin-Dryden School, where Marlene had recently established a running club. The club later moved to Osborn Elementary. “Marlene … Continue reading

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Andrew Holm: Running through landscapes

By on August 29, 2017 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Andrew Holm: Running through landscapes

By Rachel DiLorenzo Sort of like the back-up generators he relies upon from time to time, Andrew Holm is powered by a steadfast stamina. Often, he’s directed uphill, running toward the tops of ridges and mountains. Other times, he’s busily … 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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Falconer in the foothills

By on August 29, 2017 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Falconer in the 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 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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Moms hiking with their sons

By on August 29, 2017 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Moms hiking with their sons

By Marlene Farrell Photos by Meleah Butruille Our small band of backpackers tramped away from our lakeside campsite, through boulder-strewn alpine meadows and a small tarn, following Quentin. He had found the perfect bear bag-hanging tree. It was perched on … 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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August 2017

By on August 24, 2017 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
August 2017

Bee rancher keeps the buzz alive • Cuba through the lens • Nurturing nature with an animal sanctuary • Business planner & biathlon coach • Sip and paint is more about painting and giggles • Helping kids identify what’s that … Continue reading

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The perfect word

By on July 26, 2017 in Arts with 0 Comments
The perfect word

I pad through the bone yard of discarded poems, pawing through broken metaphors and remnants of rhyme, sniffing for a trace of freshness among the similes. Mold and moss drape the old thoughts; the staleness stifles. I gasp for clarity. … Continue reading

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Beekeeper video

By on July 26, 2017 in Videos with 0 Comments
Beekeeper video

Malaga bee rancher Maria Langer inspects one of her hives.

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Pet Tales August

By on July 25, 2017 in Pets with 0 Comments
Pet Tales August

Bailey Trainor, Wenatchee was enjoying her walk on Riverfront park with her dog Phoebe. Phoebe is a 4-month-old English Bulldog. Bailey said she really like Phoebe’s fun personality. “She likes to chew on people’s feet and she likes to eat. … Continue reading

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Warm Springs Inn and Winery: A labor of love and a peaceful haven

By on July 25, 2017 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Warm Springs Inn and Winery:  A labor of love and a peaceful haven

            By Susan Lagsdin Warm Springs Inn and Winery is easy to like, hard to forget. A traveler seeking respite from city stresses feels immediate peace after turning on Lower Sunnyslope’s Love Lane, then driving … Continue reading

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Sea of surprises

By on July 25, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
Sea of  surprises

Return to the Sea of Cortez, where the fish are putting on a show By Dave Graybill I was so impressed with my experience on the Sea of Cortez at Loreto last year that I just had to return to … Continue reading

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What’s that bird?

By on July 25, 2017 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
What’s that bird?

When a student exclaims “Whoa!” volunteer birder knows she has shared her enthusiasm By Susan Rae Sampson Why am I freezing my butt off on a windy day in the state park at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia … Continue reading

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Sip and paint

By on July 25, 2017 in Arts with 0 Comments
Sip and paint

By Mary Gallagher I first heard about “Sip and Paint” on Facebook. Friends and family were posting smiling faces, a drink in their hand and colorful paintings they claimed were created in a span of a few hours. Some were … Continue reading

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The two aspects of biathlon

By on July 25, 2017 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
The two aspects of biathlon

By Jaana Hatton The group dashes through the snow-covered landscape as if chased by a pack of wolves. Their skis cut into the snow and the legs push for momentum. Thrusting and pulling with the poles they gain more speed. … Continue reading

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Nurturing Nature: Couple converts marshy land into an amazing animal sanctuary

By on July 25, 2017 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Nurturing Nature:  Couple converts marshy land into an amazing animal sanctuary

By Jaana Hatton What do you do with a piece of wetland property that nobody wants because it’s too wet? You buy it for little money and turn it into a sanctuary for living beings of many kinds. At least, … Continue reading

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Cuba: Through the lens

By on July 25, 2017 in Travel with 0 Comments
Cuba: Through  the lens

By Dakota Shae Cuba is a fascinating place, with a rich history; an exotic land, forbidden to Americans. When the travel ban was lifted (which has since been re-instated) my wife Bridget jumped on the opportunity and surprised me with … 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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A cool day in the Benson Vineyards

By on July 25, 2017 in Landscapes with 0 Comments
A cool day in the Benson Vineyards

By Dan Fitting In the late 1970s, my younger brother Jim and a good friend of mine got me interested in photography. I replaced my point-and-shoot Kodak with a “real” camera, a Nikon FE, which I still have. After puttering … Continue reading

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