"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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TALL BUT why?

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TALL BUT why?

By Mike Irwin In a terrain of low contours and open sky, verticals excite the eye.  Windmills, grain silos, power poles, two-story farmhouses punctuate the Waterville Plateau like exclamation points. “Look here!” they shout to passersby.   I won’t attempt to … Continue reading

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Doing good for others, then and now

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Doing good for others, then and now

By Carolyn Black The year 2020 will long be remembered for many things. Most will remember the pandemic, social distancing and face masks.   It has been a learning experience for all, and for me the thought that we can’t go … Continue reading

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Grandparents

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Grandparents

answer the school bell Editor’s note: The people in the first photo (of John Henri helping Hazel) were misidentified in the print version of this story. story by  Marlene Farrell photos by kevin farrell The pandemic has thrust some families … Continue reading

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Breaking in a new knee

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Breaking in a new knee

When the pain becomes too much, going under a knife is the option By Marilyn Sherling I used to hike a lot.  My favorite place is the Pasayten Wilderness where you can go for miles and miles and not see … Continue reading

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Riding the wind

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Riding the wind

By Anneka Herndon Perhaps you have looked up in the sky during the spring, summer or fall months and seen colorful balloon looking specks in the sky.  If you don’t know what you are seeing, then this article will shed … Continue reading

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Ode to live music

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Ode to live music

Remembering a time before the music stopped By Emily Keenan Just last year, together with my bands, we sang amongst the beauty of the vineyards. We attended parties, weddings, grand openings and hippie festivals. We played alternative covers at church … Continue reading

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High elevation adventures

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High elevation adventures

with Peter Graf — a man on the run By Sarah Shaffer I had heard that Pete Graf runs all over the place, up high mountain peaks (that I have hiked and they are steep) and that he can run … Continue reading

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Four seasons add spice to our lives

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Four seasons add spice to our lives

Story by Linda Reid Photos by Ken Reid When we moved from the west side of the state in 2016 after living in Seattle for over 60 years, we were (and still are) asked the same question by people on … Continue reading

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Dinner and a movie cartoon

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Dinner and a movie cartoon

Okandogs: Rescuing dogs — and now, feeding starving cattle

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Okandogs: Rescuing dogs — and now, feeding starving cattle

By Jaana Hatton Tom and Jan Short have a wonderful home in Cashmere, right on the Wenatchee River. It’s grand enough to be a resort. In a way, it is — for dogs. The Shorts are the founders of the … Continue reading

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6 builders show 8 homes

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6 builders show 8 homes

in virtual home tour By Susan Lagsdin The Carlisle Classic Homes retreat that’s featured here is just one of eight on November’s first-ever virtual Tour of Homes, presented by Sangster Motors and Building North Central Washington. Dealing with COVID-19 restraints … Continue reading

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Designer has the feel for space

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Designer has the feel for space

By Susan Lagsdin Diana Hoyt, the interior stylist with Deep Water Home & Electronics, designed much of the Carlisle Classic Builders entry in the 2020 virtual Home Tour (see related story).  When asked, “What’s your very favorite all-time project to … Continue reading

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Werner Janssen writes about the intriguing life of Harriet Bullitt

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Werner Janssen writes about the intriguing life of Harriet Bullitt

By Werner Janssen When I retired as manager of Holden Village after 20 years of being involved in the development of the facility and community, our family moved to Leavenworth, which had become an unofficial next-step community for numerous individuals … Continue reading

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Leavenworth mountain house had a home team advantage

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Leavenworth mountain house had a home team advantage

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Travis Knoop Just a few miles off the Chumstick Highway northeast of Leavenworth, this one-year-old Northwest Mountain style beauty directly faces the peaks and folds of Cascade foothills.  Backed by timber but open to … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee for November

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Please check all events to make sure none have been canceled. Chelan County has moved to phase 2 with the following businesses open with limited restrictions: • Bowling • Libraries • Movie Theaters • Museums • Restaurants • Weddings, funerals … Continue reading

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Feasting for the holidays, revised

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Feasting for the holidays, revised

By Susan Sampson With winter holidays approaching, but with a pandemic still rampant and social isolation still de rigueur, I’m re-envisioning my plans for holiday feasts.  I don’t foresee a 22-pound golden-brown turkey presented to a crowd of relatives seated … Continue reading

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Ditch masters

By on October 25, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Ditch masters

Shotwell brothers often called upon to bring water to thirsty orchards By Rod Molzahn Mike Horan described the Wenatchee Valley of 1889 in a 1906 Christmas Edition of the Republic newspaper. “To begin with, there was all the sunshine you … Continue reading

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Enough of eating factory food

By on October 25, 2020 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Enough of eating factory food

So much of what is on packaging has no real meaning By Jim Brown, M.D. Dr. Not long ago Lynn and I were returning from southern California from our son’s home.  For several miles, we smelled a sickening stench and … Continue reading

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For this good advice, say ‘Thank you’

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For this good advice, say ‘Thank you’

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.  — Meister [Johannes] Eckhart, German theologian, philosopher and mystic (1260 – 1328) By June Darling A few days ago, I wrote a … Continue reading

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I’m in luck: A Horned Lark in full display

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I’m in luck: A Horned Lark in full display

By Bruce McCammon I saw my first Horned Lark when I visited the Columbia Wildlife Refuge with a friend many years ago.  Then, as a resident on the west side of the Cascades, the bird was new to me and … Continue reading

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Can there be any ‘Bests’ in 2020?

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Can there be any ‘Bests’ in 2020?

By Mike Cassidy Editor Oh my goodness. This is normally the time of year when we ask readers to share their stories about their best day of the year. We have received stories about truly memorable bucket-list trips, about the … Continue reading

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October 2020

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October 2020

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Got beautiful nature photos?

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Got beautiful    nature photos?

Living south of the border: ‘We have always loved Mexico

By on September 28, 2020 in Travel with 2 Comments
Living south of the border: ‘We have always loved Mexico

By Bill and Dana Kappler  Friends and family said, “Why Mexico? Aren’t you afraid of crime and the food?”  Well, we have always enjoyed the food and the Mexican people are the friendliest, warmest people anywhere. There is crime here … Continue reading

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Barging down a French canal

By on September 28, 2020 in Travel with 0 Comments
Barging down a French    canal

By Lee Martin Not too long ago — before the COVID-19 travel restrictions  — some of our friends, who had travelled the world extensively, were planning a trip to France for three weeks.  They were planning the whole thing and … Continue reading

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Mothers, daughters, mountains and dirt

By on September 28, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Mothers, daughters, mountains and dirt

by Marlene Farrell We stepped onto a trail, one after the other, until all seven of us stood on that flat dusty ribbon. And we danced! Each with our signature moves, made sillier under the hulking weight of our packs. … Continue reading

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Hoping for hops: Shade and cold beer

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Hoping for hops: Shade and cold beer

Story by Linda Reid  Photos by Ken Reid I have always prided myself in being a life-long learner. I push myself to keep trying new things.  So does my husband, Ken. Quite often we embark on these new challenges together. … Continue reading

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A yard is a terrible thing to waste

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A yard is a terrible thing to waste

By Jaana Hatton When we bought our house in Wenatchee in October 2019, we got both twice the house and twice the yard we had intended.  In both cases, we have been delighted.  A few months ago I shared our … Continue reading

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