"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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Open air painting in the time of sheltering at home

By on July 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Open air painting in the time of sheltering at home

By Jan Theriault Once each year artists in the area are challenged by Two Rivers Gallery to paint outdoors and to paint a subject we may all recognize.  This year was different as we have been encouraged to stay at … Continue reading

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Kicked!

By on July 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Kicked!

A perfect day for a horseback ride explodes into a backcountry emergency By Susan Lagsdin (On April 29, 2020, I suffered not one, but four, traumatic injuries on what was supposed to be an easy trail ride on my horse. … Continue reading

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Julie’s excellent urban adventure

By on July 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Julie’s excellent urban adventure

By Julie Campos Along with my husband Juan, I’ve participated in marathons on all seven continents.  I was an avid runner. I describe myself as a “late-in-life” athlete as I didn’t take up distance running until my mid-40s.  When my … Continue reading

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Lawn gone, now garden of eatin’

By on July 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Lawn gone, now garden of eatin’

Lawn gone, now garden of eatin’ By Mary Bean While some of us spent this spring devouring YouTube videos, watching Netflix non-stop and doing far too much online shopping and eating, Danielle and Frank Harris found a way to get … Continue reading

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Escape to the mountains

By on July 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Escape to the mountains

Story by Kristen Lovene McCamey Photos by Kristen Lovene Mccamey  and Kyle Christensen My name is Kristen McCamey and I am a Wenatchee local.  The valley has always been home base for me — a place to recharge my battery, … Continue reading

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Riding the Lady Cat to Stehekin

By on July 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
Riding the Lady Cat to Stehekin

Photos by Ken Reid Experiences have become our family’s new preference when it comes to gift-giving.  When those experiences incorporate multi-generational together time, all the better.  Last year, for example, for my 70th birthday, we had a day on the … Continue reading

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Fostering kittens

By on July 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Fostering kittens

When she realized she couldn’t keep adopting overlooked cats, she found a new passion in fostering By Wrenna Davidson  In June, as part of National Foster a Pet Month with the Petco Foundation and BOBS charity footwear from Skechers, I … Continue reading

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Welcome cartoon

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Welcome cartoon

Endless remodels on Lake Chelan cabin

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Endless remodels on Lake Chelan cabin

By Phil Roddy In the early ’80s, I was a builder/contractor and my wife Julie was a banker. We made a great team as her job provided us with all-important medical benefits and I remodeled and flipped houses.  Three years … Continue reading

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Chasing the Milky Way… and a comet

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Chasing the Milky Way… and a comet

By Marilyn Sherling First off, let me give you my photographer’s credentials.  I have none. I am an amateur photographer who loves taking photos as a hobby.  So, what you see here is a result of that interest. When I … Continue reading

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Free hot water — what’s not to love!

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Free hot water — what’s not to love!

By Carolyn Black There are some schools of thought and science that almost no women and only a few men took back in the ’60s.  The farm we bought and moved to offered endless chances to experiment with many of … Continue reading

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Chief Harmelt believed white man’s promises

By on July 25, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Chief Harmelt believed white man’s promises

By Rod Molzahn “I did not come here to lie to anybody. I have come here with a true, honest heart. I would like to have you listen to what I have to say. You can’t make me believe that … Continue reading

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When does an older person become old?

By on July 25, 2020 in Columnist with 1 Comment
When does an older person become old?

By Jim Brown, M.D. There are commonly used definitions or perceptions of “old age” but there is no general agreement on the age when someone becomes “old.”  Our biologic age is not synonymous with our chronologic age, which is our … Continue reading

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Keep your head, heart and body in the game

By on July 25, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Keep your head, heart and body in the game

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.  — John C. Maxwell By June Darling How do we re-imagine and re-think the good life during this global time of suffering when much is cordoned off, upended, scary and out of our control?  … Continue reading

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Black-headed Grosbeak — is that a drunken Robin?

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Black-headed Grosbeak — is that a drunken Robin?

By Bruce McCammon Imagine you are sitting in your car on the side of the road near a forested stand of mixed trees and shrubs.  You scan the area for the bird you are hearing call. The call got your … Continue reading

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Feeling down? Look around

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Feeling down? Look around

By Mike Cassidy Editor Back in the day when I was at another publication and I had reporters working for me, I would suggest that when they ran out of stuff to do at their desks, they go out and … Continue reading

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July 2020

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July 2020

Harnessing the wind at the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility and Renewable Energy Center • Sailing during the time of COVID-19 • Counting the wildflowers on Mount Rainier hike • The not-so-secret lives of bees • This athletic life: … Continue reading

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One minute of brilliance

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One minute of brilliance

Chelan resident Phil Roddy sent us this photo of a brilliant morning sky. “This was taken sitting in my hot tub at 5 a.m. before the sun comes up,” said Phil. “This is looking at Fourth of July Mountain on … Continue reading

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Harnessing the wind at Wild Horse

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Harnessing the wind at Wild Horse

A long-held wish to visit the wind farm finally turns into a wind-chill reality story By Linda Reid photos by ken reid Something about those other-worldly wind turbines that dot the landscape has always fascinated me. In our travels across … Continue reading

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Why two retired apple growers sail

By on June 22, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Why two retired apple growers sail

Why two retired apple growers sail By Sharon Podlich I grew up in northern Vermont. Spent lots of time on lovely lakes, but never sailed. I like relaxed journeys. I resemble the description a friend once gave of his wife … Continue reading

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Sailing in the time of COVID-19

By on June 22, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Sailing in the time of COVID-19

Editor’s note: In the March 2018 issue, Sharon Podlich wrote about how she and her husband, Chuck, retired from growing apples in Orondo, bought a 44-foot sailboat they named Top Cider, and went on a sailing adventure off of Baja, … Continue reading

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The Fryingpan Fifty

By on June 22, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
The Fryingpan Fifty

How many wildflowers can be seen on a stroll at Mount Rainier? Let’s count among a rainbow of colors by Andy Dappen It’s known as one of Mt. Rainier’s most spectacular hikes. Some love it for the in-your-face views of … Continue reading

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The not-so-secret lives of bees

By on June 22, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The not-so-secret lives of bees

Story By Sebastian Moraga photos by michelle mcniel Blame it on Mexico. Back in 1999, during a retreat in a Benedictine abbey in Mexico, East Wenatchee’s Michael McNiel’s duties included tending to the monastery’s bees, and he got stung. Not … Continue reading

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Caden Stockwell: ‘Every race is challenging because everyone has that hunger to win, not just you’

By on June 22, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Caden Stockwell: ‘Every race is challenging because everyone has that hunger to win, not just you’

By Sarah Shaffer I first met Caden Stockwell when one of our WenatcheeOutdoors team members bought a road bike from him.  We were coming back from skate skiing and Caden said he skate skis, too.  I learned that Caden is … Continue reading

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