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Merry Maids October

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Merry Maids October

Smithson for October

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Smithson for October

Gold in the backyard

By on September 23, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Gold in the backyard

By Dan Fitting Water features are a wonderful addition to a back yard, especially if you can include beautiful fish.  There’s just something about the sound of running water and the calmness of watching fish swimming slowly around the pond. … Continue reading

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Oh, joy, it’s the season for a LARCH MARCH

By on September 23, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Oh, joy, it’s the season for a  LARCH MARCH

Suggestions on where to find bright golden larches — without too much hard hiking Story and photos By Molly Steere While growing up, as the air developed the telltale crispness around the days’ edges indicating fall had arrived, my dad … Continue reading

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Could this really be fun? Stand-up paddleboarding opens up a whole new world

By on September 23, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Could this really be fun? Stand-up paddleboarding opens up a whole new world

By Jaana Hatton My journey to overcome biased thinking continues: this time it was stand-up paddle boards.  I never thought much of the activity, it seemed too lazy somehow. Well, that’s because I had never tried it. When my friend, … Continue reading

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The JOY of FLOWERS

By on September 23, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The JOY of FLOWERS

Story by Marlene Farrell Photos by Kevin Farrell Mary Rossing surrounds herself with beauty on a daily basis.  Before and after work, she’s in the garden of her newly launched Wunderbar Farms. Sunflowers, marigolds, cosmos, asters, phlox and other floral … Continue reading

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Serving probiotic tea to the flowers

By on September 23, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Serving probiotic tea to the flowers

Once a week Mary mixes up 16 gallons of compost tea.  “It’s probiotics for plants,” she said. Into a big barrel, Mary tosses a cheesecloth bag full of compost, kelp, molasses and lots of aerated water. After 24 hours, the … Continue reading

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Pet tales – October

By on September 23, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet tales – October

Kate Chandler, Wenatchee was out on a sunny Thursday evening with her dog, Avii. Avii is a 3-month-old Husky that Kate got from a breeder in Leavenworth. Kate said, “Avii is super smart and super sweet and when she gets … Continue reading

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Passing the test at Jasper

By on September 23, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Passing the test at Jasper

Story by Marlene Farrell Photos by Kevin Farrell The beginning and end of our eight-day family backpack trip in Alberta’s Jasper National Park featured a maintained, if muddy, trail and designated campsites.  Those sites equipped us with picnic tables, bear boxes, fire … Continue reading

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To the end of the world — at last

By on September 23, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
To the end of the world — at last

By Susan Campbell Shell A bicycle trip brochure was where I first read about Patagonia. It sounded like an interesting and challenging trip. I planned to do it “someday.”   Many years passed, and some friends and I were talking about … Continue reading

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Cashmere Tudor feels like home

By on September 23, 2019 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Cashmere Tudor feels like home

Story By Susan Lagsdin Photos by Terry Wadkins Photography Jennifer Burleson had admired the tall, brick and handsome house in Cashmere for a long time.  “We used to drive by just to look at it. I’ve always loved this house, … Continue reading

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Rapping Sewhilkin Jimmy

By on September 23, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Rapping  Sewhilkin Jimmy

By Susan Lagsdin Reading the printed text of rap is about as satisfying as the recitation of a grammatically translated Elvis song (“You are not anything but a hound dog, barking all the time… You have never caught a rabbit … Continue reading

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Adele Wolford: Maven of Arts on the Avenues looking to pass on her love of visual arts

By on September 23, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Adele Wolford: Maven of Arts on the Avenues looking to pass on her love of visual arts

By Susan Lagsdin Adele Wolford, clipboard in hand, turned away from inspecting the popular bronze statue To Life at the east end of Wenatchee’s pedestrian walkway and greeted her interviewer in mid stride. “I’m working,” she called out cheerfully, gesturing … Continue reading

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What to do in the Wenatchee area for October

By on September 23, 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

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Vacuuming cartoon

By on September 23, 2019 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Vacuuming cartoon

TIPSY TALKS Learning unleashed at the Bushel & Bee

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TIPSY TALKS Learning unleashed at the Bushel & Bee

By Jamie Howell Anthony Lubetski, 29, showed up drunk for the lecture, a little wobble in his step, soft edges where his words were beginning to blend ever so slightly into one another.  Now, that’s one thing if you’re a … Continue reading

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How to shake off negative thoughts

By on September 23, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
How to shake off negative thoughts

October was always the least dependable of months … full of ghosts and shadows. Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist By June Darling Anna, my six-year-old granddaughter had a great time at Lego camp this year.  The problem was she didn’t realize … Continue reading

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Deafness and ‘miracle’ of cochlear implants

By on September 23, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Deafness and ‘miracle’ of cochlear implants

How we hear seems like science fiction, overcoming hearing loss seems even more amazing By Jim Brown M.D. In the United States there are 10 million people who are hard of hearing and 1 million who are functionally deaf.  About … Continue reading

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Profits, pain and terror on the roads to the Okanogan

By on September 23, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Profits, pain and terror on the  roads to the Okanogan

By Rod Molzahn Colockum Pass –  spring 1888 “At that time the road along the plateau and the summit of the Ellensburg mountain road beggared description.  “The snow was of great depth, and for several miles the road was strewn … Continue reading

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Belted Kingfisher: Loud and proud

By on September 23, 2019 in Columnist with 2 Comments
Belted Kingfisher: Loud and proud

By Bruce McCammon Belted Kingfishers are blue-gray birds that are about the size of an American Robin.  For most of North America, this is the only Kingfisher we get to see. The southern Texas area is fortunate to add three … Continue reading

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Close to the eye, close to the heart

By on September 23, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Close to the eye, close to the heart

By Mike Cassidy Editor We have some sweet stories in this issue. And when I say “sweet,” I’m not using it colloquially, as when an athlete hits a home run, the fans might say, “Sweet!” or when a grandson takes … Continue reading

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October 2019

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October 2019

Retired teacher gets asked: “Do you remember me?” • Readers tell us their stories on “Why we moved here.” • Modern homesteading loves farming at the end of a dirt road • Check out these homes in 3 local home … Continue reading

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River cartoon

By on August 24, 2019 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
River cartoon

Why we moved here

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Why we moved here

Earlier this summer, we asked readers why they moved here — for climate, for love, for work, for fun or for some other reasons. Here are some of our favorite responses: Coming for love… and hiking; returning for hiking By … Continue reading

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Here’s smiling at you

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Here’s smiling at you

By Donna Cassidy While taking house photos on the Waypoint Farms for this issue — see page 18 —  I noticed the farm had alpacas. Now this photographer cannot pass up taking pictures of alpacas, as their faces are so … Continue reading

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‘Hello Mrs. Nelson, do you remember me?’

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
‘Hello Mrs. Nelson, do you remember me?’

By Constance Nelson Bean I have been retired from teaching for 25 years, but it takes no time at all to be back in the classroom whenever an adult approaches me and says, “Hello, Mrs. Nelson, do you remember me?”  … Continue reading

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A former difficult student was inspired by Mrs. Nelson

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

BY ANDREA WALLIN I was one of THOSE kids in school.  I remember my first and second grade teacher, Mrs. Connie Nelson with such love and fondness. Mostly because she was always kind and loving towards me.  I very distinctly … Continue reading

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Modern homesteading

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Modern homesteading

By Story Burke  photos by donna cassidy I’m a modern homesteader. To understand me, take a step back into the days of pioneers; think of the blood, sweat and tears those adventuresome souls gave in search of a land to call … Continue reading

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Closer to the alpacas: Couple moves down the mountain, with help of family builder friends

By on August 24, 2019 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Closer to the alpacas: Couple moves down the mountain, with help of family builder friends

This is one of the homes on the Building North Central Washington’s 2019 Home Tour and Remodeling Expo.  Tour dates are Sept. 13 – 15, with 11 homes. Visit: www.buildingncw.org/events for more information and to buy tickets for Chefs on … Continue reading

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Artist gets joy and gives joy with his sketching of homes

By on August 24, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Artist gets joy and gives joy with his sketching of homes

Story by Marlene Farrell Photos by Kevin Farrell Mogens Bach is a relatively new board member of Cascade Medical Foundation (CMF), but he’s been putting his artistic talent to work for their cause.  His sketches of homes were such a … Continue reading

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