"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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Stop. Look. Listen.

By on May 23, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Stop. Look.   Listen.

By Shannon Keller It’s a rare occasion when a view is so gorgeous that my husband and I pull over to the side of the road, simply to take it all in.  This was the case the other evening as … Continue reading

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It’s spring! it’s spring! it’s spring!

By on May 23, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
It’s spring! it’s spring! it’s spring!

By Diana Rigelman Bees are buzzing while dogwoods seem to bark, “Look at me! I’m all dressed up in my hot color best.”  Mother Nature has brought her splendor to the Valley once again. Perhaps the winter wasn’t really as … Continue reading

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3 short stories about why people move to NCW

By on May 23, 2021 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
3 short stories about why people move to NCW

Doug and Kim Bianchi: Finding a magic place to build their own vineyard Stories by Linda Reid Photos by Ken Reid Doug and Kim Bianchi’s journey to East Wenatchee had its roots in places they had loved or lived in … Continue reading

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Moving here #2

By on May 23, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Moving here #2

Preston, Saundra and Zane Mericle: Transplanting Texas BBQ to Manson By Linda Reid Authentic Texas BBQ is something many of us would travel a fair number of miles out of our way to find.  My husband Ken and I were … Continue reading

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Moving here #3

By on May 23, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Moving here #3

Michael Cross: Hearing the siren call of radio in hard-to-pronounce Wenatchee  By Linda Reid How does someone who grew up, lived, and worked in Iowa end up in his late 50s living and working in Wenatchee?  Michael Cross’ hometown in … Continue reading

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EASY READER

By on May 23, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
EASY READER

For the past 26 years, she has been reading to schoolkids — and loving it By Susan Sampson Did you go to grade school in Wenatchee? Or did your kids? Or if you are old, did your grandkids or your … Continue reading

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Letting go

By on May 23, 2021 in Arts with 0 Comments
Letting go

Paring down, clearing out, heading in a new direction: Local designer and crafter takes on a new art By Susan Lagsdin This is a coming-of-age tale. But it’s not about a pre-teen who sees the world newly after conquering a … Continue reading

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Happy trails

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Happy trails

Cashmere Canyons — New front-country trail system developed through the generosity of landowners STORY AND PHOTOS  By Andy Dappen Twenty-some years ago when my wife and I moved to Central Washington, the central question for us was: Wenatchee or Cashmere?  … Continue reading

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Racing again on the other side of the pandemic

By on May 23, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Racing again on the other side of the pandemic

by Marlene Farrell So many things were taken away this past year. Luxuries like sports were a lesser priority, but it was still tough for endurance athletes like myself.  Thus, when a race in April was actually happening, the concept … Continue reading

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Movin’ on out

By on May 23, 2021 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Movin’ on out

Wenatchee couple heads east for more of their western lifestyle By Susan Lagsdin Dawn Davies and Phil Heideman are ready to make a big move. The sale of their home is complete — signed, sealed, and almost delivered.  Fourteen strong … Continue reading

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Therapy for a restless nature

By on May 23, 2021 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Therapy for a restless nature

‘Miserable failures at relaxing,’ couple completes remodel of Arizona house By Lief Carlsen In the May 2020 issue of The Good Life, I wrote about how my wife and I had refurbished a modest house in Ajo, Arizona (Vanquishing the … Continue reading

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The beat, clang and twang goes on for Tom Lenny

By on May 23, 2021 in Arts with 0 Comments
The beat, clang and twang goes on for Tom Lenny

By Sebastian Moraga Give Tom Lenny a bell, a pie pan, a snowboard, a few springs and ask him to build something, and chances are he’ll be stumped. Or rather Stumpf-ed. Tom, a retired chief operator at Rocky Reach Dam, … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee in June

By on May 23, 2021 in Events with 0 Comments

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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Recycling cartoon

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Recycling cartoon

I’m talking, are you listening?

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I’m talking, are you listening?

By G. Wayne Hawks Hello! Long time no talk.  How have you been? We’re pretty good this end. Like you, we’ve about had our fill of COVID!  So, I wanted to chat a little with you about communication. As you … Continue reading

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The children of Wagnersburg

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The children of Wagnersburg

By Rod Molzahn In 1895, Ernst and Mary Wagner with all their belongings paddled a large raft from Orondo across the Columbia River and claimed a 320-acre homestead six miles below Entiat. They called it Wagnersburg.  Three children came with … Continue reading

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Driving ourselves out of a languishing rut

By on May 23, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Driving ourselves out of a languishing rut

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal.  — Paulo Coelho,  Brazilian writer By June Darling In the driveway sits a 2016 Dynamax Isata 24-foot Diesel class C motorhome.  We did not know we were looking for it … Continue reading

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Thoughts on universal healthcare

By on May 23, 2021 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Thoughts on universal healthcare

By Jim Brown, M.D. Since I retired many years ago, I have been very grateful I have Medicare.  In addition, I have a USAA medical supplement that costs my wife and me $227.63 monthly and is taken out of our … Continue reading

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Anna’s Hummingbird: Moving north, to our delight

By on May 23, 2021 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Anna’s Hummingbird: Moving north, to our delight

By Bruce McCammon Hummingbirds are amazing.  Everyone I know seems happy when they see one of these tiny birds hovering next to a fresh flower blossom.  Their fast wing-beats and quick motions easily catch our eyes as we watch them … Continue reading

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You hikers, get off my lawn

By on May 23, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
You hikers, get off my lawn

By Mike Cassidy Editor I’m a landowner — in truth, a pretty small acreage landowner in the bigger scheme of things  — but there are times when strangers appear to be veering towards my holdings, and a part of me … Continue reading

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May 2021 issue

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May 2021 issue

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Cool dip in Lake Clara

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Cool dip in Lake Clara

By Kristen Lovene McCamey Although the trek is short on the Clara and Marion Lakes Trail — nestled in the mountains at Mission Ridge Ski Resort — its elevation gain never fails to get your heart pumping and sweat flowing.  … Continue reading

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Living with purpose in a noisy world

By on April 25, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Living with purpose in a noisy world

By Betsy Dudash We live in a complex world. When you factor in a global pandemic that has cut many of us off from the people, places, and activities that ground us, life can seem overwhelming.  How can we find … Continue reading

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The joy of bike riding cycles around again

By on April 25, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
The joy of bike riding cycles around again

By Judy Weaver  I have loved riding a bike since I was just a kid growing up in a small town in Arizona.  My first bike was red and “used.” It was given to me by my mother’s friend because … Continue reading

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Diving and sightseeing in Indonesia

By on April 25, 2021 in Travel with 0 Comments
Diving and sightseeing in Indonesia

Story and photographs  by Jeff W. Radford As our flight makes its final approach into the Denpasar airport, I can make out the oval-shaped Bukit Peninsula on Bali’s southernmost tip.  Including the drive to SeaTac and a five-hour layover in … Continue reading

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‘Totsiens’ to a tennis pro

By on April 25, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
‘Totsiens’ to a tennis pro

Longtime WRAC fixture returning home to South African family — and the animals By Jamie Howell “I need to tell you something.” That’s the kind of opener that gives anyone pause — revealing nothing except that, good or bad, it’s … Continue reading

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