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Smithson December

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Smithson December

One fine day

By on November 24, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
One fine day

By Leonard Harris For years, I have enjoyed climbing Saddle Rock, however after my last hike I sat on the tail gate of my pickup and wondered if maybe I should look for less physical and more age appropriate challenges … Continue reading

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Merry Maids December

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Merry Maids December

BBQing for the world to see

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BBQing  for the world to see

How I decided to share barbecue love on YouTube By Gary Taylor Barbecue — the word elicits a powerful image in the minds of many Americans and as I’ve learned, people from around the world.  For me it conjures memories … Continue reading

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Knutson Builders December

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Knutson Builders December

12 climbers, a dozen stories

By on November 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
12  climbers,  a dozen  stories

From gym rats to hard core, indoor climbing evokes elevated emotions Story and Photos by Andy Dappen  Once it was my driving outdoor passion. I liked to hike, bike, kayak and ski, but I lived to climb.  Over time, family, … Continue reading

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A room at the top

By on November 24, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
A room at the top

Staying overnight at Entiat’s Steliko Lookout Story and Photos By Alan Moen Fire lookouts are an important part of Washington State history.  Since the first one was built on top of Mount Pilchuck in the Western Cascade Mountains in 1918, … Continue reading

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Learning to drive, version 3

By on November 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Learning to drive,  version 3

 By Susan Sampson The first time I learned to drive, I used a 1961 Dodge Polaris station wagon with push-button transmission.  Even though it was the size of an aircraft carrier, I passed the parallel parking test and got my … Continue reading

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Funny money, falso, fouree, fake!

By on November 24, 2019 in Travel with 1 Comment
Funny money, falso, fouree, fake!

Monetary theory in four scenes By Dale Foreman Scene One. We are in Buenos Aires, riding in a taxi on the way to a famous coffee house, La Biela.  The year is 2008. The financial crisis is bad, worse in … Continue reading

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Jason Walker: A different kind of athlete in a different kind of bike sport of Cyclocross

By on November 24, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Jason Walker: A different kind of athlete in a different kind of bike sport of Cyclocross

By Sarah Shaffer Question: Jason, we heard you moved to Wenatchee from Reno. What brought you to our area? Answer: Multifactorial decision. Honestly, the impetus was the vaccination laws and schedule in Nevada.  Kerri and I aren’t anti-vax, but we … Continue reading

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Getting new home just right doesn’t end with driving of the last nail

By on November 24, 2019 in Featured Homes with 1 Comment
Getting new home just right doesn’t end with driving of the last nail

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Mike Irwin As a loan officer for North Cascades Bank, Randi Burchett is familiar not only with the financial intricacies of home ownership but also with home construction.  She’s come away from her and … Continue reading

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Pet Tales

By on November 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet Tales

Rio is a one-year-old black lab mix. Jimmy Bautista said many dogs are dropped off near his parents’ rural house in Brewster. When Jimmy went to pick up Rio from his parents to take him to the humane society, he … Continue reading

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Learning to be a writer

By on November 24, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Learning to be  a writer

It means, well, writing, writing and sometimes taking ‘no’ as an answer By Susan Lagsdin Lorna Rose-Hahn, Wenatchee writer, frames a publisher’s turn-down in the most positive of terms: “Handling rejection, getting familiar with it and making it work for … Continue reading

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Opening of another show: PAC tech keeps ’em coming

By on November 24, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Opening of another show: PAC tech keeps ’em coming

By Susan Lagsdin “’Yea! It’s the weekend!’ said no stagehand, ever.”  So proclaims the poster in the office of Mike Locke, operations director of the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Night and day, and especially when most people seek out entertainment … Continue reading

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Mental health cartoon

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Mental health cartoon

What to do in the Wenatchee for December

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Novel Seminar, Write on the River is now accepting applications for a seven-week novel seminar with Kay Kenyon. Topics include concept, character, plotting and narrative techniques a as well as writing critiques. Deadline for applications is Dec. 30; classes begin … Continue reading

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When I grow up

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When I grow up

By Constance Nelson Bean “So, what do you want to be when you grow up?” was a common question for little girls growing up in the late 1930s and ’40s.  Many of us were asked such questions as young children. … Continue reading

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King Kennedy: What a showman!

By on November 24, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
King Kennedy: What a showman!

By Rod Molzahn Wheat harvest was in full swing on the Waterville Plateau.  The threshing machine had been shut down for a small repair and the crew took a break. With the trouble fixed, the crew boss ordered the driver … Continue reading

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My silent retreat; no news is good news

By on November 24, 2019 in Columnist, Uncategorized with 1 Comment
My silent retreat; no news is good news

By Jim Brown, M.D. Recently, I read an article by Deepak Chopra, MD, which struck a chord with me. He said, “We have sacrificed ourselves for our selfies.”  Our collective selfy, in which he was referring to our collective ego, … Continue reading

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Why helping others helps us, too

By on November 24, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Why helping others helps us, too

By June Darling “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”  — Dalai Lama  Over the holidays last year, we were visiting my older son, Hoby, and his family in Park City, Utah. Deep snow covered … Continue reading

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Cooper’s Hawk: Easily misidentified, yet distinctive

By on November 24, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Cooper’s Hawk: Easily misidentified, yet distinctive

By Bruce McCammon About this time of year, we start seeing a variety of hawks and other raptors in north central Washington.  Among them is the Cooper’s Hawk.  If you feed birds at your house there is a chance that … Continue reading

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Bringing up grandbaby

By on November 24, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Bringing up  grandbaby

By Mike Cassidy Editor My wife has taken on the full-time job of babysitting our six-month-old granddaughter as  her parents go back to work. (Oddly, when I first wrote the above sentence, it came out… “full-time joy of babysitting…” Would … Continue reading

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November 2019

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November 2019

Pubs, beer and deer — learning science while sipping on an IPA • What’s with the hate on e-bikes? • A beekeeper makes mead, the drink of the ancients • The athletic life of running, running, running • New appreciation … Continue reading

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Merry Maids November 2019

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Merry Maids November 2019

A view worthy of a calendar

By on October 28, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
A view worthy of a calendar

By Dan Fitting I’ve been blessed with the privilege to see the mountains in southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  Yes, they have more mountains, higher mountains and beautiful mountains covered with trees, but we are blessed to live in an … Continue reading

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Smithson Insurance

By on October 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Smithson Insurance

Pubs, beer and deer

By on October 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pubs, beer  and deer

You say the long winter nights can be boring, with little interesting on TV —  try a sip of Science on TAP! By Jamie Howell Thursday night rolls around again. You could certainly settle onto the couch for another dose … Continue reading

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Knutson Builders November 2019

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Knutson Builders November 2019

To e-bike or not to e-bike

By on October 28, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
To e-bike or not to e-bike

Bicycle purists frown on machine-powered help, but the pedal assist has these former cross-country cyclists back in the seat By Lief Carlsen Several years ago, my wife, Mary and I were straining to pedal our bicycles up a very steep … Continue reading

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MAKING MEAD

By on October 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
MAKING MEAD

One of mankind’s earliest alcoholic beverages is still popular with industrious beekeepers today By Jeff Hampton One of the perks of keeping bees (or having a local source of honey) is the opportunity to try new things with the honey … Continue reading

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