"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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Emerging from the fog

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Emerging from the fog

By Marc Dilley It was one of those dimly lit mid November days in the upper Icicle Valley, where wispy clouds would roll in, blot out the sun and then, like a wave on the beach, recede then repeat the … Continue reading

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Bringing a glow to the night

By on February 22, 2021 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Bringing a glow to the night

By Yvette Davis Who says outside lights are just for Christmas time? Drivers on Maple Street in Wenatchee will now see lights year-round. Greg Johnson, a plumber with Day & Night Plumbing in Wenatchee, has always loved a nautical theme. … Continue reading

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Visiting the glory years of our parents

By on February 22, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Visiting the glory years of our parents

Obituaries – They’re really NOT for the dead By Andy Dappen If you want to remember loved ones — who they were and what they stood for — write their obituaries. I learned this lesson 12 years ago when my … Continue reading

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Looking at life from a different angle now

By on February 22, 2021 in Travel with 0 Comments
Looking at life from a different angle now

Bout with cancer, plus pandemic made couple wonder: Why wait to really live? By Yvette Davis Work. Save. Plan for retirement. That’s what most of us do. But retirement can seem so far away it becomes more of a dream … Continue reading

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It’s a kick to be a zebra — or a canary

By on February 22, 2021 in Sports & Recreation with 0 Comments
It’s a kick to be a zebra — or a canary

By Sebastian Moraga Ever wanted to be a canary? How about a zebra?  Well, a few years back, Ed Navarro of Wenatchee and Steve Simonson of Cashmere made the decision to become such creatures.  Steve in 1980 and Ed about … Continue reading

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Saved family letters tell of war horrors, peacetime hopes and dreams

By on February 22, 2021 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Saved family letters tell of war horrors, peacetime hopes and dreams

By Dale Foreman This is what the doctor told him, he had a choice, amputate his leg or die.  He refused to let the old Sawbones cut off his leg and the doc told the nurse, take him into the … Continue reading

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Keeping family ties strong

By on February 22, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Keeping family ties strong

Twelve months of COVID makes for a long year away from kids and grandkids By Linda Reid When restrictions and shutdowns were first officially announced in March of last year, I remember listening to Governor Jay Inslee on the radio … Continue reading

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Going deep with Dan Feil

By on February 22, 2021 in Travel with 0 Comments
Going deep with Dan Feil

Warm crystal clear water, incredible fish, spectacular scenery, why not jump off a boat in the tropics? By Dave Graybill As the son of Bob Feil, founder of Bob Feil Boats and Motors in East Wenatchee, Dan Feil spent much … Continue reading

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A house with history

By on February 22, 2021 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
A house with history

And it shows in style and craftsmanship Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Mike Irwin The early 1990s was a time of transition for Jody Downes after her life hit a sad, rough patch.  Widowed and a mother of six … Continue reading

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Clean shots

By on February 22, 2021 in Arts with 0 Comments
Clean shots

For real estate photographer, the art is in the uncluttered details By Susan Lagsdin “I remember one of the first houses I photographed professionally,” Travis Knoop recalled.  “[Realtor] Kathy Emerick, liked my work but picked out one shot and said, … Continue reading

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Nita Paine

By on February 22, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Nita Paine

‘I love that we provide an outlet to people to express themselves, to find out who they are’ By Susan Lagsdin The thousands of people-hours needed to create community theater productions in our region are gladly donated by hundreds of … Continue reading

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Drive up cartoon

By on February 22, 2021 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Drive up cartoon

What to do around Wenatchee in March

By on February 22, 2021 in Events with 0 Comments

Please check all events to make sure none has canceled. Mission Ridge is open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Info: missionridge.com. 1 million cups, every first Wednesday of the month. 8 a.m. Entrepreneurs discover solutions and thrive when they collaborate … Continue reading

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Pet Tales

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Pet Tales

Omens for the ides of March

By on February 22, 2021 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Omens for the ides of March

By Susan Sampson When I turn the page on my wall calendar to March, it looks pretty bleak.  I see no national holidays or religious events to celebrate. Sometimes Easter falls in March, but not this year.  I do see … Continue reading

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Those Blair girls: An adventurous bunch

By on February 22, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Those Blair girls: An adventurous bunch

By Rod Molzahn George and Margaret Blair rolled into the Wenatchee Valley in October of 1883 with a four-horse team, Margaret’s 15-year-old son, Charles Davis, and a wagonload of little girls.  The gaggle of girls included 9-year-old Mary Irene (Mamie), … Continue reading

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Change of values, change to happiness

By on February 22, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Change of values, change to happiness

‘’I don’t know what to do! I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. …. Whoop! Hallo!”  — Scrooge, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens By June … Continue reading

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Are ‘brain enhancers’ effective?

By on February 22, 2021 in Columnist with 2 Comments
Are ‘brain enhancers’ effective?

By Jim Brown, M.D. I am sure all of us have seen ads for so-called “brain or memory” enhancers like Prevagen hundreds of times on television.  I have been skeptical of these claims and concerned at how effective the manufacturers … Continue reading

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Varied Thrush: Making a bold statement

By on February 22, 2021 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Varied Thrush: Making a bold statement

By Bruce McCammon Globally, the thrush family contains 169 viable species; three other thrush species are now extinct.  Eight of the 169 species are commonly seen in north central Washington (American Robin, Hermit Thrush, Mountain Bluebird, Western Bluebird, Swainson’s Thrush, … Continue reading

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A home is a store house of memories

By on February 22, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
A home is a store house of memories

By Mike Cassidy Editor I smiled when the story on the featured home for this month came in, as it is the house on South Cleveland Street we owned in the 1990s. We had been looking for a house in … Continue reading

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February 2021 issue

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February 2021 issue

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Drone over a cold Columbia River

By on January 25, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 2 Comments
Drone over a cold Columbia River

By Ron Medeiros This is a shot of the Senator George Sellar Bridge that connects Wenatchee and East Wenatchee over the mighty Columbia River.  This was a cold winter morning as the sun was rising.  I was able to capture this … Continue reading

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Natural beauty for 2021

By on January 25, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Natural beauty for 2021

From May-October 2020, Cascadia Conservation District — a non-regulatory grant-funded organization dedicated to wise stewardship of all-natural resources — hosted a photo contest and calendar that combines appreciation for the environment with the artistic talent of local photographers.  The photo … Continue reading

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Jim and Carolyn Phillips — Don’t stop being active at any age

By on January 25, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Jim and Carolyn Phillips — Don’t stop being active at any age

By Sarah Shaffer Jim and Carolyn Phillips are local legends.  I have heard their names through the grapevine over the years as being an extremely athletic couple and eventually randomly met Jim while at a crag up the Icicle.  He … Continue reading

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A diabetes called LADA

By on January 25, 2021 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
A diabetes called LADA

Her journey in discovering a disease hidden in plain sight By Jacqueline Haskins The mountains roll away in jagged waves, range after range. I feel like a raven, floating.  This morning we crawled out of the tent into dark specked … Continue reading

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Three days of running around beautiful Mount Rainier

By on January 25, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Three days of running around beautiful Mount Rainier

Story by Linda Reid I have had a life-long, intimate relationship with Mount Rainier.  In Seattle we were always grateful for days when we could say to one another, “The Mountain is out.”  My family has camped and hiked the … Continue reading

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First time ‘in charge’ of RV trip

By on January 25, 2021 in Travel with 1 Comment
First time ‘in charge’ of RV trip

You would expect some lessons were to be learned on extended trailer trip By June McCann I have been a camper all of my adult life; in tents, tent trailers, pickup campers, trailers, fifth wheels and motorhomes.  However, I have … Continue reading

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