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Best day entry: Up through the scree, proving I’m greater than my fear

By on December 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Best day entry: Up through the scree, proving I’m greater than my fear

By Carolina See The most common reaction in a fear situation is the attitude of “I can’t!”  This is the fear of failure that stops us from taking action. It is experienced in the pit of your stomach.  When I … Continue reading

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Croatia by bike, boat and foot

By on December 22, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
Croatia by bike, boat and foot

Where people are friendly, food tasty and views right out of The Game of Thrones By Shelly Kill We all have bucket lists of things we want to do, places we want to go, and things we want to experience.  … Continue reading

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Ada Bonnett — At 13, an inspiring and well-rounded athlete

By on December 22, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Ada Bonnett —  At 13, an inspiring and well-rounded athlete

By Sarah Shaffer Question: Tell us a bit about yourself. Answer: I just turned 13. I was born in Moscow, Idaho when my dad was in veterinary school at WSU.  When I was 2 years old, we moved to Bozeman MT, where … Continue reading

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A family’s 2020 vision

By on December 22, 2019 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
A family’s  2020 vision

Clearly it’s a good year for change By Susan Lagsdin Photos by Mike Irwin and Shannon Lone Four years ago, beginning to feel cramped in their East Wenatchee condo, Greg and Shannon Lone and their young daughter Hali searched for a larger … Continue reading

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Wasn’t yet time to give up on my horse dream

By on December 22, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Wasn’t yet time to give up on my horse dream

By Melanie Schoonover I was born with the horse gene, so they say.  Ever since I can remember, I loved horses.  As a child, it was the one thing I asked my parents for over and over again. Growing up … Continue reading

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Artist Updates

By on December 22, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Artist Updates

By Susan Lagsdin Every year, we like to chronicle the progress of a few people from Chelan and Douglas counties who’ve been featured in past The Good Life artist profiles.  It’s tough to choose from the rich trove of creative … Continue reading

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Dog cartoon

By on December 22, 2019 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Dog cartoon

What to do around Wenatchee in January

By on December 22, 2019 in Events with 0 Comments

Holidays on Ice, now until late January weather permitting. Outdoor ice-skating at Lions Club Park, Leavenworth. Skate rentals are on site. Info: theholidaysonice.com. Homegrown Oldies Jam, every first and third Monday, 7 to 10 p.m. Riverside Pub. Cost: free.  NCW … Continue reading

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Feeding the pigs

By on December 22, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Feeding the pigs

By Carolyn Black Many years ago, we lived out of town in the country where we could raise pigs without offending too many neighbors.  We started out with a pair (wonderfully named by our kids, Pork and Beans).  The pigs … Continue reading

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Married at 16, and on to homesteading

By on December 22, 2019 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Married at 16, and on to homesteading

The Richardsons – A pioneer family that grew apples and a bushel of kids By Rod Molzahn Ida Olivia Meacham was 16 when she married 30 year-old George Thomas Richardson on Nov. 29, 1877.  That day they became partners in … Continue reading

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Before you take that next drink…

By on December 22, 2019 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Before you take that next drink…

Alcohol in excess can speed aging, weaken our immune system By Jim Brown, M.D. Alcohol has a number of effects on our bodies as well as playing a significant role in our aging process.  In the recent decade, some articles … Continue reading

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Recipe for the good life in 2020

By on December 22, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Recipe for the good life in 2020

Maybe spend less time alone, laugh more, find happiness in the little things and stop glorifying being busy By June Darling In one direction 30 or so bodies jiggle, jump, and jive in water-aerobics. They are surrounded by 70 or … Continue reading

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Great Blue Heron: An echo of the prehistoric

By on December 22, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Great Blue Heron: An echo of the prehistoric

By Bruce McCammon You may have seen a Great Blue Heron standing patiently at water’s edge — hunting, sleeping, or posing.  You may see one or two flying overhead, legs dangling out the rear and the head pulled into the … Continue reading

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Merrily, life is but our dreams

By on December 22, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Merrily, life is but our dreams

By Mike Cassidy Editor The little diesel engine on our sailboat had quit a couple of hours ago, our sail sagged against the mast on this windless late afternoon, an emergency boat towing company we had called was busy on … Continue reading

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December 2019

By on December 19, 2019 in Past Issues, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
December 2019

Early one morning outside a bowling alley, this writer discovers that “compassion is compassion” • Sharing BBQ love with the world • 12 climbers, 12 stories • Old lookout becomes new place to stay overnight • Learning to drive an … Continue reading

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One fine day

By on November 24, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
One fine day

By Leonard Harris For years, I have enjoyed climbing Saddle Rock, however after my last hike I sat on the tail gate of my pickup and wondered if maybe I should look for less physical and more age appropriate challenges … Continue reading

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Merry Maids December

By on November 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Merry Maids December

BBQing for the world to see

By on November 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
BBQing  for the world to see

How I decided to share barbecue love on YouTube By Gary Taylor Barbecue — the word elicits a powerful image in the minds of many Americans and as I’ve learned, people from around the world.  For me it conjures memories … Continue reading

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Knutson Builders December

By on November 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Knutson Builders December

12 climbers, a dozen stories

By on November 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
12  climbers,  a dozen  stories

From gym rats to hard core, indoor climbing evokes elevated emotions Story and Photos by Andy Dappen  Once it was my driving outdoor passion. I liked to hike, bike, kayak and ski, but I lived to climb.  Over time, family, … Continue reading

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A room at the top

By on November 24, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
A room at the top

Staying overnight at Entiat’s Steliko Lookout Story and Photos By Alan Moen Fire lookouts are an important part of Washington State history.  Since the first one was built on top of Mount Pilchuck in the Western Cascade Mountains in 1918, … Continue reading

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Learning to drive, version 3

By on November 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Learning to drive,  version 3

 By Susan Sampson The first time I learned to drive, I used a 1961 Dodge Polaris station wagon with push-button transmission.  Even though it was the size of an aircraft carrier, I passed the parallel parking test and got my … Continue reading

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Funny money, falso, fouree, fake!

By on November 24, 2019 in Travel with 1 Comment
Funny money, falso, fouree, fake!

Monetary theory in four scenes By Dale Foreman Scene One. We are in Buenos Aires, riding in a taxi on the way to a famous coffee house, La Biela.  The year is 2008. The financial crisis is bad, worse in … Continue reading

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Jason Walker: A different kind of athlete in a different kind of bike sport of Cyclocross

By on November 24, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Jason Walker: A different kind of athlete in a different kind of bike sport of Cyclocross

By Sarah Shaffer Question: Jason, we heard you moved to Wenatchee from Reno. What brought you to our area? Answer: Multifactorial decision. Honestly, the impetus was the vaccination laws and schedule in Nevada.  Kerri and I aren’t anti-vax, but we … Continue reading

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Getting new home just right doesn’t end with driving of the last nail

By on November 24, 2019 in Featured Homes with 1 Comment
Getting new home just right doesn’t end with driving of the last nail

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Mike Irwin As a loan officer for North Cascades Bank, Randi Burchett is familiar not only with the financial intricacies of home ownership but also with home construction.  She’s come away from her and … Continue reading

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Pet Tales

By on November 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet Tales

Rio is a one-year-old black lab mix. Jimmy Bautista said many dogs are dropped off near his parents’ rural house in Brewster. When Jimmy went to pick up Rio from his parents to take him to the humane society, he … Continue reading

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Learning to be a writer

By on November 24, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Learning to be  a writer

It means, well, writing, writing and sometimes taking ‘no’ as an answer By Susan Lagsdin Lorna Rose-Hahn, Wenatchee writer, frames a publisher’s turn-down in the most positive of terms: “Handling rejection, getting familiar with it and making it work for … Continue reading

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Opening of another show: PAC tech keeps ’em coming

By on November 24, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Opening of another show: PAC tech keeps ’em coming

By Susan Lagsdin “’Yea! It’s the weekend!’ said no stagehand, ever.”  So proclaims the poster in the office of Mike Locke, operations director of the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Night and day, and especially when most people seek out entertainment … Continue reading

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Mental health cartoon

By on November 24, 2019 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Mental health cartoon
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