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April 2017

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April 2017

Working a summer in the oh-so-Grand Tetons • Developing an equine ranch where the payment ends • Earth Day in Chelan • A beer writer walks into a bar… • Finding peace in Plain retirement home • Strolling accordionist Frank … Continue reading

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The grand old Wells House hosts a grand new beginning — thanks to hard working volunteers

By on April 26, 2017 in Featured Homes with 1 Comment
The grand old Wells House hosts a grand new  beginning — thanks to hard working volunteers

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy Overheard in the Wells House foyer, April 5, 4 p.m.: Project manager Kris Bassett: “Um… it’s been raining pretty hard for a few days. I was there yesterday, but…” Volunteer Bob Otis, … Continue reading

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Pet Tales May

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Pet Tales May

Marmalade is NOT as big as he looks in the photo! He is plus or minus 7 years old and just so, so loving as well as …catty. I adopted Marm (the Great Catsby) from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society … Continue reading

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A poet works a fish boat — and gets it

By on April 26, 2017 in Arts with 0 Comments
A poet works a fish boat — and gets it

“These guys have seen enough to know the difference between discomfort and danger. They’ve learned that laughing at discomfort is the only way to survive. When the weather went south the circle of eye contact between us was constant; I … Continue reading

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‘You’ve gotta have the eye’: Photographer Marshall Mahler

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‘You’ve gotta have the eye’: Photographer Marshall Mahler

By Susan Lagsdin Photos by Marshall Mahler Wenatchee photographer Marshall Mahler knows the difference between hard work and good luck. One time, for nine mornings straight he woke in the dark before a cold dawn and hiked from his camper-truck … Continue reading

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What to do in the Wenatchee area for May

By on April 26, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments

NCW BLUES JAM, every second and fourth Monday. Riverside Pub. Sign up starts at 6:30 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. Wenatchee Paddle Club, every Tuesday, 9 a.m. open paddle, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 a.m. masters crew rowing, Wednesdays, 6 … Continue reading

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Life is a cycle: learn about bike commuting

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A special “group ride” is scheduled in May for anyone curious about bike commuting around Wenatchee. Hosted by the City of Wenatchee, Cascade Subaru and My City Bikes, Life is a Cycle allows beginner bike commuters to experience the community’s … Continue reading

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BEING MORTAL: What matters at the end

By on April 26, 2017 in Events with 0 Comments

What matters near the end of life will be discussed by a local panel in May during a conversation on the reality of Being Mortal. This conversation will be May 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at Wenatchee’s Saddlerock Evangelical … Continue reading

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Living as the less famous Alex Haley

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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The strolling accordionist of Leavenworth – video

By on March 28, 2017 in Videos with 0 Comments
The strolling accordionist of Leavenworth – video

Crowds can’t help but sway and smile when Frank Calipristi — Leavenworth’s strolling accordion player — starts to play.

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April home of the month — video

By on March 28, 2017 in Videos with 0 Comments
April home of the month — video

Take a look inside at Bob and April Adamson’s home built on family property in Plain.

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Grand Tetons — video

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Grand Tetons — video

Grand Teton Summer from Erin Nash on Vimeo.

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The Supremes — cartoon

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The Supremes — cartoon

Springtime popping in the hills above Wenatchee

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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

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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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‘Relatively’ speaking, this retirement spot is paradise

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‘Relatively’ speaking, this retirement spot is paradise

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Donna Cassidy Bob and April Adamson love to tell the story of a critical friend who looked askance at the big prow front window wall of their new house. “But why? Why would you … Continue reading

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Pet Tales for April

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Pet Tales for April

Mickey Cunningham of Wenatchee walks Cricket, her rescue dog, at Riverfront Park regularly. Cricket, 10, is a poodle schnauzer mix that Mickey got from the Humane Society. “I wanted a poodle because my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and I … Continue reading

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Learn to trust your senses when cooking

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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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