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What to do around Wenatchee for October 2018

By on September 24, 2018 in Events with 0 Comments

Leavenworth Community Farmers market, every second Monday, 5 – 9 p.m. Local bounty, delicious food, wines and drinks. Watershed Cafe. Info: leavenworthfarmersmarket.org. NCW BLUES JAM, every second and fourth Monday. 7 – 10 p.m.  Riverside Pub. Homegrown Country Jam, every … Continue reading

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Shorts cartoon

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Shorts cartoon

October 2018 cartoon by Dan McConnell

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Pet Tales October 2018

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Pet Tales October 2018

Jackson is a four-year-old mini Goldendoodle that we got as a puppy. We’ve had several dogs in the distant past but not for about 20 years. We have never had one like Jackson. He was the best decision we’ve made … Continue reading

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The All-America Bavarian city?

By on September 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
The All-America Bavarian city?

By Lee Martin I’ve been a reader of The Good Life since the beginning and I find the articles to be entertaining as to what the Good Life means. I am not sure this qualifies in your magazine but I … Continue reading

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W. T. Clark – Rags to riches to rags

By on September 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
W. T. Clark – Rags to riches to rags

By Rod Molzahn William Timothy Clark’s story is filled with contrasts; success and failure, wealth and poverty or, as Clark would say, “Boom or Bust.” He was called “The Father of Wenatchee” though he didn’t arrive in the valley until … Continue reading

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Heart disease in women: Unheralded killer

By on September 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Heart disease in women: Unheralded killer

By Jim Brown, M.D. Surprise! Women are different than men. I am not referring to the obvious but it might surprise you to know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. It … Continue reading

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There’s good news today! Believe it… because it’s true. don’t let the negative nellies make you sick with worry

By on September 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
There’s good news today!  Believe it… because it’s true. don’t let the negative nellies make you sick with worry

By June Darling Today, 137,000 fewer people are in extreme poverty than yesterday! This number, according to Oxford economist Max Roser, is true (on average) not only for today, but for every single day since 1990. Why am I telling … Continue reading

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Nootka Rose keeps on working after bloom fades

By on September 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Nootka Rose keeps on working after bloom fades

By Jaana Hatton “A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose” states a line in the 1913 poem Sacred Emily by Gertrude Stein. What she means is that things are what they are – period. How befitting … Continue reading

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Loving nature, but danger under foot

By on September 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Loving nature, but danger under foot

By Mike Cassidy Editor Boy, are we loaded with outdoor and hiking stories this month. You might say we could use a pack animal to carry this load of outdoor adventure to our fine readers. Speaking of beasts of burden, … Continue reading

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Tap, tap, tap, the Downy Woodpecker is at work

By on September 24, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Tap, tap, tap, the Downy Woodpecker is at work

By Bruce McCammon Walk along the Apple Capital Loop Trail in Wenatchee and listen carefully as you pass the tall cottonwoods near the Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club boathouse. You may hear the short, whinnying song or the tapping sound of … Continue reading

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Rays of sunshine: Wenatchee volunteers help install solar power pack for remote african hospital

By on September 21, 2018 in Travel with 0 Comments
Rays of sunshine:  Wenatchee volunteers help install solar power pack for remote african hospital

By Yvette Davis Imagine you’re an eye surgeon taking out a cataract. Your fingers are holding a sharp scalpel that’s about to slice through the patient’s cornea. Then without warning all the lights above you flicker and go out. What … Continue reading

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September 2018

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September 2018

Rally around the trees at Nason Ridge • Checking out and checking off Spider Meadows • Painting rocks of hope • 5 reasons to SUP (stand up paddleboard) • Building a farm house in undiscovered Malaga • There’s a home … Continue reading

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Tubers cartoon

By on August 28, 2018 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Tubers cartoon

Moving to Mexico: Was that wise?

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Moving to Mexico: Was that wise?

By Mike Cassidy Editor After our cover article about Bill and Cindy Rietveldt moving to Mexico came out in July (“One more adventure: ‘We felt like kids again’”), I’ve had readers ask questions. One emailer actually went beyond asking a … Continue reading

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Eastern Kingbird: A fun-to-watch bug catcher

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Eastern Kingbird: A fun-to-watch bug catcher

By Bruce McCammon I enjoy traveling around our area, within Washington, the Pacific Northwest or to foreign countries. Travel means that there will be new birds to see and habitats to explore. The diversity one experiences with travel makes life … Continue reading

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Idaho Fescue: Whimpy grass stronger than it looks

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Idaho Fescue: Whimpy grass stronger than it looks

By Jaana Hatton Idaho fescue may not look like much: it’s wispy, almost frail looking in its grassy existence. But, it is one you want to take note of. It’s beneficial in many ways, both for food and landscaping. This … Continue reading

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Passing down stories — and life’s lessons

By on August 28, 2018 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Passing down stories — and life’s lessons

By June Darling Recently our entire family — my husband and I, our sons and their wives, and their children — took 11 days to experience Tennessee together. I was raised in Tennessee and my mother still lives there. It … Continue reading

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Live a fuller life by slowing down time

By on August 28, 2018 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Live a fuller life by slowing down time

By Jim Brown, M.D. Does time speed up as we age? This might seem like a strange question to many of you. We generally are pretty certain that time does not change. After all we measure time with our clocks … Continue reading

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A life lived hard and varied in Wenatchee

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A life lived hard and varied in Wenatchee

By Rod Molzahn Ed Ferguson rode into Wenatchee in the spring of 1894. The greatest Columbia River flood in memory was still receding and the road from Colockum Creek to Wenatchee was mostly impassable. Ferguson left the wagon he was … Continue reading

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My Summer of ’42 moment

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My Summer of ’42 moment

By Cary Ordway I happened by my old hometown the other day — just a drop-in visit, mind you — and now I’m awash in those childhood memories that we all carry around but leave neatly filed away in the … Continue reading

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Focusing on a life artfully lived

By on August 28, 2018 in Arts with 0 Comments
Focusing on a life  artfully lived

By Susan Lagsdin Erin Nash was last seen by our readers last year on a cover of The Good Life in a super-selfie, leaping into the air with her friend Brianna, with Wyoming’s Grand Tetons as a backdrop. Her story … Continue reading

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Snatchee Records: Music new to the ears

By on August 28, 2018 in Arts with 2 Comments
Snatchee Records: Music new to the ears

By Susan Lagsdin Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve shouted your throat raw rocking out in a cacophonous press of Saturday night beer drinkers, and maybe your favorite groups weren’t necessarily “Acid Teeth,” “Potbelly,” “Phasers on Kill,” or “The … Continue reading

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Our House: The house that gives a hug to cancer patients

By on August 28, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
Our House: The house that gives a hug to cancer patients

By Donna Cassidy What do you do when you have been diagnosed with cancer and have six to eight weeks of treatments but you live out of Wenatchee? Or you need someone to talk to and don’t want to be … Continue reading

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Pet Tales September 2018

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Pet Tales September 2018

Odin, an 11-month-old Pit Bull, is Betuel Gonzalez’s first dog. “I have to work with him for two hours a day or more,” said Betuel. “He is still a pup and I work commands and obedience and it gives him … Continue reading

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One woman’s journey from being a klutz to finding balance in her life

By on August 28, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
One woman’s journey from being a klutz to finding balance in her life

By Susan Sampson Visualize a 71-year-old sturdy woman dressed in a baggy T-shirt and yoga pants, sprawled face down over a fat purple exercise ball. Her arms are extended sideways like Peter Pan’s when he’s flying, or forward like Superman’s … Continue reading

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Chelan home tour Sept. 15

By on August 28, 2018 in Events with 0 Comments
Chelan home tour Sept. 15

There is a home tour in Chelan in September, too, with Guild B — the fundraising friends of the Chelan Hospital — showcasing four distinctive sites for the annual Chelan Home Tour plus sponsoring a related art show. The 2018 … Continue reading

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Looking at nature from a different angle

By on August 28, 2018 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Looking at nature from a different angle

By Erin J. Nash I took this photo during a backpacking trip to Spider Meadows with my friend Jonathan Williams (pictured). While exploring Phelps Basin we found that we could explore the creek by hiking up it through this glacier. … Continue reading

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Rallying around the trees at Nason Ridge

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Rallying around the trees at Nason Ridge

By Hillary Clark Eric Prestbo remembers the last day he saw his childhood cabin at Priest Lake. “I walked down to the lake to say goodbye to this place.” He had made so many memories here in his youth. He … Continue reading

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Checking out Spider Meadows

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Checking out Spider Meadows

Story by Sarah Shaffer Photos by Mandy McLaren Spider Meadows had been on my bucket list for admittedly too many years now. Finally a date opened up that I was able to hit that specific trail. I texted my friend … Continue reading

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ROCK solid HOPE: Brightly painted pebbles for people facing troubled times

By on August 28, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments
ROCK solid HOPE:  Brightly painted pebbles for people facing troubled times

By Jaana Hatton When life brings along troubles we need something firm to hold onto, something good to look forward to. Maybe a rock that says “Hope.” Anita Paquette of Malaga might have just the right one for you. Anita … Continue reading

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