"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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Bird Folly

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Bird  Folly

Local Wenatchee artist-photographer Jean O’Keeffe loves to create artwork using a variety of computer software programs to develop her creative expressions. Typically, Jean will start with one of her photographs on a computer “blank canvas,” similar to how a painter … Continue reading

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At age 84, why in the world would I want to exercise?

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At age 84, why in the world would I want to exercise?

By Constance Bean As senior citizens, we are told by our doctors, children and friends that a program of regular exercise is very good for us.  The way this information is shared one might think it is the magic cure … Continue reading

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THE WHEEL KEEPS TURNING

By on March 23, 2020 in Arts with 0 Comments
THE WHEEL KEEPS  TURNING

Tossing in his day job promoting the arts and returning to actually making art By Jamie Howell “Idiocy. Great word,” says Mike Caemmerer. “I’m good at it.” Hands covered in drying clay, Mike sits with a potter’s wheel spinning quietly … Continue reading

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Sweet joy of a child’s first fish

By on March 23, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Sweet joy of a child’s first fish

By Dave Graybill The last weekend in April is one of the biggest events in state.  Hundreds of thousands of friends and families gather together, some of them for the only time of the year.  What’s the occasion?  It’s the … Continue reading

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BIG but comfortable

By on March 23, 2020 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
BIG  but comfortable

When a builder builds a home he is going  to stay in, where are the limits? Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Mike Irwin Here’s a puzzler: How much house could a builder build if a builder could build his … Continue reading

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Picking up the violin

By on March 23, 2020 in Arts with 0 Comments
Picking up the violin

‘The violin is my job, it’s my hobby, it’s the way I volunteer…’ By Susan Lagsdin Michelle Vaughn was 11, giddy about the orchestra recruitment assembly at her elementary school, where she’d heard junior high students ably playing the Pink … Continue reading

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Pets April

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Pets April

Charles Hunter was out on the Loop Trail with Russell, a one-year-old mixed breed dog. Charles said that Russell has high energy since he is still just a pup. “He wears me out, but he is still a baby and … Continue reading

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Lives & landscapes: Local filmmaker captures the moments

By on March 23, 2020 in Arts with 0 Comments
Lives & landscapes:  Local filmmaker captures the moments

By Susan Lagsdin In the office or out in the field, Jeremiah Higgins wears whichever figurative hat any day’s filming needs him to wear, as do most of the small crew of film makers at Voortex Productions in Cashmere.  He … Continue reading

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Wenatchee events April 2020

By on March 23, 2020 in Events with 0 Comments

Editor’s note: This listing was prepared prior to Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency order to close all restaurants, bars and places of entertainment and recreation statewide in an attempt to slow the spread of thenovel coronavirus. It is a good idea … Continue reading

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Satellite cartoon

By on March 23, 2020 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Satellite cartoon

Dangerous Woman take on the fight for the right to vote

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Dangerous Woman take on the fight for the right to vote

The fight for women’s vote in America is one of the noblest and largest non-violent human rights campaigns in world history. Enduring physical and verbal attack, jail, torture, personal loss and conflict, women and many men fought for women’s suffrage … Continue reading

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The old dump truck

By on March 23, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
The old dump truck

By Carolyn Black Every little boy knows, without being taught, how to make all the sounds of a truck, the shifting of gears, the gunning of the engine, honking of horns and the list goes on. They all dream of … Continue reading

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The hard work and disappointment of hard rock mining

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The hard work and disappointment of hard rock mining

By Rod Molzahn The search for gold in north central Washington began in the late 1850s when gold was found by U.S. Army troops in the streams on the north side of Blewett Pass.  By the early 1860s, white placer … Continue reading

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We’re too smart to be fooled again!

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We’re too smart to be fooled again!

By June Darling Uplifting new research strongly indicates that human beings, both as individuals and as groups, show profound wisdom in decision-making.  We are largely free of bias and cognitive errors.  Moreover, researchers point out that we humans repeatedly show … Continue reading

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Ahh, good sleep! How to get more

By on March 23, 2020 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Ahh, good sleep! How to get more

By Jim Brown, M.D. As I said in last month’s article, getting adequate sleep of seven to eight hours a night is vital to our health, longevity, regulating our appetite and helping to control our body weight.  The latter is … Continue reading

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American Kestrel — a very pretty, expert hunter

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American Kestrel — a very pretty, expert hunter

By Bruce McCammon Known by the Wenatchi/P’Squosa peoples as “Liklik,” the American Kestrel is America’s smallest falcon.  Falcons are known for their flight speed. The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest bird in the world, capable of diving at 175 miles … Continue reading

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Don’t panic, the good life is still waiting for us

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Don’t panic, the good life is still waiting for us

By Mike Cassidy Editor As we put the final touches on this issue of The Good Life, the news on the state, national and world front keeps getting more and more dreadful concerning  novel coronavirus. It has the nature of … Continue reading

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March 2020

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March 2020

Chasing the Northern Lights on a train through Alaska • A grandfather takes his grandson painting, and they both have buckets of fun • Tom Potter has had 3 significant medial issues, so now his philosophy about life is “Live … Continue reading

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A calm day along the river

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A calm day along the river

Jean O’Keeffe is a local Wenatchee artist-photographer who was raised in East Wenatchee. She and her husband, Lonnie, also a Wenatchee native, moved back to Wenatchee two years ago for retirement. Jean’s artwork begins by enhancing her photographs with various … Continue reading

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Riding rails in search of the Aurora

By on February 25, 2020 in Travel with 0 Comments
Riding rails in search of the Aurora

She was there for the view; did the young Asian couples had something else in mind? By Lisa Therrell I must admit I had been feeling a bit sorry for myself.  I flew in to slushy Anchorage, Alaska the same … Continue reading

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Painting with Bentley

By on February 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Painting with Bentley

Having fun with our grandson — better than watching pancake art on YouTube By James McGregor Our grandson Bentley is great.  With that said, like most children these days, he spends too much of his life staring at a computer … Continue reading

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Kids in the snow

By on February 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Kids in the snow

Learning goes both ways when school kids get fitted with snowshoes By Joe Anderson In the fall of 2018 I was asked by Sara Rolfs to get involved in taking elementary students snowshoeing. Since I was a retired schoolteacher, EMT, … Continue reading

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Tom Potter’s motto for life: LIVE IT!

By on February 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Tom Potter’s motto for life: LIVE IT!

‘Find things that test you, scare you, force you to commit fully, and do them.  The results will be astounding.’ By Sarah Shaffer Tom Potter is someone we have heard a lot about from local athletes as a charismatic, inspiring … Continue reading

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A twist on a B&B succession story

By on February 25, 2020 in Featured Homes with 1 Comment
A twist on a B&B succession story

Older buyers get a new adventure with nicest guests, and younger sellers now free to roam Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Mike Irwin Grandma and grandpa, you guys are on a new adventure and I am very proud of … Continue reading

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Gary Hesse

By on February 25, 2020 in Arts with 1 Comment
Gary Hesse

LST stage veteran treasures the teamwork and relishes the rich variety of roles By Susan Lagsdin “Just say the lines and don’t trip over the furniture.” That’s good advice from playwright Noel Coward for an actor agonizing a little too … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee March 2020

By on February 25, 2020 in Events with 0 Comments

Homegrown Oldies Jam, every first and third Monday, 7 to 10 p.m. Riverside Pub. Cost: free.  NCW BLUES JAM, every second and fourth Monday. 7 – 10 p.m.  Riverside Pub. Cost: free. Wenatchee Paddle Club, every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. open … Continue reading

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