"Live a good life, and in the end, it’s not the years in the life, it’s the life in the years."

Self-admitted tumbleweed has tried many things, but stayed true to her art

By on May 28, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Self-admitted tumbleweed has tried many things, but stayed true to her art

By Susan Lagsdin Heritage Heights, a senior living facility in Chelan, is full of history and lively personalities. Last winter, six local artists eagerly captured those elements as they painted portraits, or in a few cases abstract representations, of individual … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Windmill cartoon

By on May 28, 2019 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Windmill cartoon

What to do around Wenatchee in June

By on May 28, 2019 in Events with 0 Comments

Rocky Reach Hydro Project, now through 11/1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Museum, café, balconies that offer panoramic views to the dam and grounds, juvenile fish bypass system. A 90-seat theater shows movies and ample parking for recreational vehicles and … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Wisdom from kindergartners

By on May 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Wisdom from kindergartners

By Pat Kanis-Wolfe When I inquired at the office, I was directed down the hall, first door on the left. I found the door quickly enough, but stopped before opening it. A mild panic started to consume me. I wasn’t … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Long Jim – last chief of the Chelans

By on May 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Long Jim – last chief of the Chelans

By Rod Molzahn Innomosecha (Rainbow Robe), Long Jim’s father, was chief of the Chelan people in 1855 when the Yakima treaties were signed but he did not attend the council.  Lahompt, a young Entiat, and Tecolekun, a P’squose, did attend. … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Get de-stressed: As easy as sitting outside

By on May 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Get de-stressed: As easy as sitting outside

By June Darling For several months I had relentless diarrhea. (Yes, embarrassing and possibly disgusting, but stick with me. I’m going somewhere with this.) The runs would go away and come back later.  Eventually, at my wits end, I went … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Adults need vaccinations, too

By on May 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Adults need vaccinations, too

By Jim Brown, M.D. Vaccinations to prevent various diseases are one of the great medical achievements in history. They not only have proven to be safe but also life saving.  Historically, vaccines were deemed “only for children,” however with the … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Winging in from afar: the Gray Catbird

By on May 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Winging in from afar: the Gray Catbird

By Bruce McCammon The birds we see in north central Washington during the summer months are different from those we see other times of year.  Migrating birds add variety and mystery to our bird-watching. I don’t know a single bird … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Contest: Why did you move here?

By on May 28, 2019 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Contest: Why did you move here?

By Mike Cassidy Editor My wife, Donna, was born in Wenatchee, so maybe it’s not fair to say “we moved here,” but we did… almost 35 years ago. We were living in a classic, older residential area of Seattle in … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

May 2019

By on May 22, 2019 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
May 2019

Why to write your life story now • Exploring Ross Lake • Should they retire in Florida? • One formal local couple who caught ‘Florida Fever’ • Taking a dirt bike class • Walking the Peshastin Pinnacles • Cruising through … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

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

Continue Reading »

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

Continue Reading »

Ross Lake: Rugged, isolated, beautiful, and most of all, ignored by tourists

By on April 22, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
Ross Lake:  Rugged, isolated, beautiful, and most of all,  ignored by tourists

Story and Photos  By WILMER PEREZ  “Cougar Island? Where is that?” asked Fernando, on the phone from Vancouver, British Columbia. “It is in Ross Lake,” I answered from Wenatchee, Washington. “We’ll meet you at Colonial Creek Campground, which is in … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Should we retire in Florida?

By on April 22, 2019 in Travel with 2 Comments
Should we retire in Florida?

By Kalin Raible In December, my wife and I decided to check out Florida. The reasons for the trip were many but key components were… •   Find someplace warmer than Wenatchee, where the sun is shining in winter, for our retirement years. … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

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

Continue Reading »

Playing in the dirt — Again

By on April 22, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
Playing in the dirt — Again

By Molly Steere A few years ago, I unofficially quit dirt biking.  Quit is probably too strong of a word as, at most, I only rode a few times a year. My abilities remained so underwhelming that my son handily … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Walking Peshastin Pinnacles

By on April 22, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Walking Peshastin Pinnacles

By Diana Rigelman When Spring finds Wenatchee, I’m lured out of the house to find secrets of the Wenatchee Valley.  Most everything is a secret to me because I haven’t lived here very long. Trails, restaurants, art, music — where … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Wheee! Captains and crews take the train through Mexico’s colorful Copper Canyon

By on April 22, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
Wheee! Captains and crews take the train through Mexico’s  colorful Copper Canyon

Editor’s note: In the March 2018 issue, Sharon Podlich wrote about how she and her husband, Chuck, retired from growing apples in Orondo, and bought a 44-foot sailboat they named Top Cider, and went on a sailing adventure off of … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Making the most out of a lot by creating easy fit homes

By on April 22, 2019 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Making the most out of a lot by creating easy fit homes

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy Garn Christensen likes to say, “I’m just an educated redneck.”  The educated part we know about — he’s a Washington State University professor and has been superintendent of Eastmont Schools for 12 … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Making the scene: Prop master Jill Sheets creates theater magic with the aid of helpful volunteers and clever problem solving

By on April 22, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Making the scene: Prop master Jill Sheets creates theater magic with the aid of helpful volunteers and clever problem solving

By Susan Lagsdin Theatre prop master and producer Jill Sheets isn’t worried yet, but she does have a problem.  “I need a realistic newspaper like this on top of the stack every night, and I don’t want it to get … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

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

Continue Reading »

What to do around Wenatchee in May

By on April 22, 2019 in Events with 0 Comments

Rocky Reach Hydro Project, now through 11/1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Museum, café, balconies that offer panoramic views to the dam and grounds, juvenile fish bypass system. A 90-seat theater shows movies and ample parking for recreational vehicles and … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Playing with words: Author leads a romp with language — helping kids spark their brains

By on April 22, 2019 in Arts with 1 Comment
Playing  with words: Author leads a romp with language — helping kids spark their brains

By Marlene Farrell They call her Dr. Fu. Every summer for the past 15 years, Amy Carlson dons this new identity to lead her summer book camps in Leavenworth. New names help launch Dr. Fu and the campers on adventures … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Kacee, what have you been up to now?

By on April 22, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Kacee, what have you been up to now?

By Keith Kellogg I’m a dog lover. I have three in my house. At times they drive me crazy, but overall they bring me great comfort.  Often times I prefer dogs over people. Now don’t get me wrong, some of … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Mountain Bluebird: Teasing but beautiful

By on April 22, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Mountain Bluebird: Teasing but beautiful

By Bruce McCammon Ahhh, May. May is a peak month for birding in Washington.  We’ve watched the snow melt away, the roads dry, and the temperatures warm.  May is a great time to get out and explore the openness of … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

A.B. Brender’s winding road to the Valley

By on April 22, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
A.B. Brender’s winding road to the Valley

By Rod Molzahn Most of the early settlers, 1880s and 1890s, who came to the Wenatchee Valley had other destinations in mind when they set out on their journey west.  A.B. Brender was no exception. He claimed and developed homesteads … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

‘Gut instinct’ is backed by science

By on April 22, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
‘Gut instinct’ is backed by science

By Jim Brown, M.D. How often have you heard someone say their gut told them not to do something or on the other hand told them to do something?  I have heard people say for some decisions, they listen to … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

What matters most in dying well

By on April 22, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
What matters most in dying well

The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.  — Epicurus By June Darling This Mothers’ Day, for the first time, I will have no living mother.  Though I get it, none of us gets out … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Wouldn’t it be fun if…

By on April 22, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Wouldn’t it be fun if…

By Mike Cassidy Editor I was in a waiting room — in an age before iPhones and the games you can play on them — when looking around for something to occupy the next few minutes I spotted a magazine … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

April 2019

By on April 17, 2019 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
April 2019

The rite of passage into retirement sometimes involves work • Sky photography with drones • The lady who seizes the day • National tennis champs… well, sort of • New Mexico in the winter • Local spring travel tips from … Continue reading

Continue Reading »

Top