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

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Day becomes night at Cloudy Pass meadows

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Day becomes night at Cloudy Pass meadows

By Marc Dilley Night Falls is a sunset photograph of Glacier Peak from a steep meadow above Cloudy Pass Meadows, near the Cascade crest. Point 6801 on the left and Plummer Mountain on the right may also be seen, as … Continue reading

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Together Wenatchee: ‘One of most fulfilling projects of my life’

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Together Wenatchee: ‘One of most fulfilling projects of my life’

Story and photos by Dominick Bonny In the spring of 2020 it felt like uncertainty and fear were running rampant, and society was falling apart. COVID-19 had made its way to the U.S., cases were rising unchecked and we in … Continue reading

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Kid mountain climbers

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Kid mountain climbers

By Marlene Farrell Big adventures for siblings Bennett and Lochlan Werdell of Leavenworth began with stories. “My dad would tell us stories about all of his climbs. Then he started taking us on hikes,” said Bennett. In 2017, when they … Continue reading

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From bad brakes to good bikes

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From bad brakes to good bikes

By Rick Edwards While walking into the Sure to Rise Bakery in Cashmere in 2015, local cycling enthusiast Pierre Dawson couldn’t help but notice that the kid’s bike leaning against the wall outside had brakes that were so out of … Continue reading

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The waterfall hunter

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The waterfall hunter

Most NCW waterfalls are easy to find, but may take some work to get to By Alan Moen Even since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by waterfalls. The sight of a river or stream taking its leap of … Continue reading

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Giving a hoot

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Giving a hoot

Humans climb to the rescue after Mother Nature destroys nest of infant great horned owls By Jill LaRue Our story begins with the COVID epidemic. Confined to home last spring, Tom and I had a little extra time on our … Continue reading

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Cascade Medical Foundation Garden and Art Tour

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Cascade Medical Foundation Garden and Art Tour

Editor’s note: Uncertain how possible COVID restrictions might affect the annual Home and Garden Tour, the Cascade Medical Foundation pivoted to a Garden and Art Tour this, the 25th year, of the fundraiser. Here is a story of one couple’s … Continue reading

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Bluegrass’ Chuck Egner

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Bluegrass’ Chuck Egner

‘It’s just … picking and grinning. We’re picking; (the audience is) grinning’ By Susan Lagsdin The bluegrass music he’s best known for didn’t come naturally, or early, to Leavenworth’s Chuck Egner. Both his parents were music professors, and he grew … Continue reading

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Poetry is hot in Central Washington

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Poetry is hot in Central Washington

By Susan Blair and Susan Sampson If you think poetry is just for ancient aristocrats holed up in dusty libraries, think again. Think, The Shrub-Steppe Poetry Journal.  The third edition of The Shrub-Steppe Poetry Journal is hot off the press. … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee in August

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Please check all events to make sure none has canceled. NCW Blues Jam, Mondays, 7 – 10 p.m.  Riverside Pub. 1 million cups, every first Wednesday of the month. 8 a.m. Entrepreneurs discover solutions and thrive when they collaborate over … Continue reading

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Kites cartoon

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Kites cartoon

Days of cards and molding

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Days of cards and molding

By Donna Cassidy I’m a grandmother four times over, and most weekdays, I babysit my only granddaughter, who is a few months past her second birthday. On a walk the other day, she was excitedly running ahead of me towards … Continue reading

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Useful information from 1884

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Useful information from 1884

By Rod Molzahn Chas. E. Houghtaling in Albany, New York copyrighted and published his Handbook of Useful Information in 1884. It must have been a hot seller. Houghtaling published revised editions in 1885, ’86, ’88, ’91 and 1905. The 1905 … Continue reading

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Play more to live better and happier

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Play more to live better and happier

By June  Darling The clock says a bit past midnight, then 2 a.m., then 4. What is keeping me awake? The thought of the legacy I want to leave to my grandkids — meaningful, useful guidance toward living a good … Continue reading

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How old is old?

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How old is old?

By Jim Brown, M.D. As a retired senior and former physician, I am well aware my chronological age (birth to today) has already exceeded what once was my life expectancy. The World Health Organization characterizes old age as starting at … Continue reading

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Western Tanager often winter in Central America

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Western Tanager often winter in Central America

By Bruce McCammon Have you ever stopped to think about why we only see some bird species during short periods each year? Migratory birds pass through our area each year as they move to their breeding grounds and then return … Continue reading

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Don’t let the years stop the yearning

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Don’t let the years stop the yearning

By Mike Cassidy Editor History columnist Rod Molzahn deviates from writing about local history this month to sharing tidbits from a book popular around the turn of the 20th Century. The Handbook of Useful Information was first published in 1884 … Continue reading

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July 2021 edition

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July 2021 edition

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Little furry ball of curiosity

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Little furry ball of curiosity

By Karen Eadie  I live in Valleyhi on Blewett Pass, backed up to 40 acres of undeveloped forest, so we occasionally get raccoons wandering through our property.  This was one of two baby raccoons.  When my husband walked out of … Continue reading

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Meet Fertile Myrtle of Leavenworth

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Meet Fertile Myrtle of Leavenworth

Meet Fertile Myrtle of Leavenworth By Barbara Washburn We call my cactus “Fertile Myrtle” for explanations shown in these photos.  “What sort of cactus is it,” you may ask?  Not sure at all and frankly, neither do I care. What … Continue reading

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‘Two wheels, two seats, four pedals, two riders equals double the fun’

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‘Two wheels, two seats, four pedals, two riders equals double the fun’

Story by Linda Reid  When Michelle and Chuck Carey began looking for a place to relocate for retirement, they knew it had to be a bicycle-friendly place.  They were also seeking pleasant weather to help propel them onto the trails … Continue reading

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Far flung & rocky

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Far flung & rocky

Bikepacking from Tarpiscan to Vantage by Ray Birks The Tarpiscan and Colockum areas of the Wenatchee Mountains are notoriously rocky.  It’s almost as if a giant hand swept across north central Washington, moved a large volume of rocks and deposited … Continue reading

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Tiny homes for vital bees

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Tiny homes for vital bees

Solitary bees live alone, but without them, we would be in a world of hurt By Yvette Davis Greg Van Stralen didn’t know his third career would be as a home builder.  After working as a title officer and a … Continue reading

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Crocheting runs through her life

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Crocheting runs through her life

by Vicki Olson Carr Just about every pioneer family out West had someone who liked to stay busy with knitting needles or a crochet hook and some colorful yarn or a ball of crochet thread.  But why would anyone take … Continue reading

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Starving a fire

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Starving a fire

Determined Lief Carlsen has spent years clearing his land so it won’t be a firetrap By Lief Carlsen When we first acquired the 20 acres in Union Valley above Lake Chelan 42 years ago, my father called it a “firetrap” … Continue reading

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The house at 30 Miller Street

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The house at 30 Miller Street

Built by a monied fruit broker in 1930 and maintained proudly ever since By Susan Lagsdin “How can we be so lucky to live here?” Mario and Connie Fry still ask themselves after 32 years in their stately brick house … Continue reading

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