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fire and glass

By on March 27, 2021 in Arts with 0 Comments
fire and glass

When pulling glass from the fiery furnace, ‘it’s like honey on a warm summer day’ by Marlene Farrell Stepping inside the Peshastin warehouse of Boulder Bend Glassworks, one senses how harnessing the power of heat yields such delicate beauty.  Beyond … Continue reading

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Ghost snow train

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Ghost snow train

By Shannon Keller  My husband and I have had a home in the Leavenworth area (off Icicle Road) for about 16 years and in September 2020 relocated just off Eagle Creek Road.  I’ve been mesmerized by the beauty of our … Continue reading

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NCW Spring hikes to walk off the cooped-up blues

By on March 27, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
NCW Spring hikes to walk off the cooped-up blues

Story and Photos By Alan Moen  And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks… and good in everything.  — William Shakespeare The COVID-19 pandemic, now raging worldwide for over a year, … Continue reading

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Camping in April

By on March 27, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Camping in April

Camping when it is not too hot, not too cold, not too wet, not too crowded, and usually not smoky.  Story By Linda Reid Photos by Ken reid Camping? In April?  We never would have ventured out so early when … Continue reading

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She’s a real doll(maker)

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She’s a real doll(maker)

Life’s a doll-icious time for Bobbie Tremblay By Sebastian Moraga From grief came inspiration. And from inspiration came wonder… and hundreds of treasured keepsakes and gifts. When her parents and her aunt died, seven and eight years ago respectively, Bobbie … Continue reading

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Are you serious?

By on March 27, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Are you serious?

Yes, say these cold water swimmers, there is joy in wading into 37-degree water By Susan Lagsdin In August, when a breeze sweeps across your favorite swimming beach, it’s a little shivery. In early spring, glacial runoff and blustery wind … Continue reading

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What was this young preacher saying?

By on March 27, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
What was this young preacher saying?

Loving letters from long ago, part 2 By Dale Foreman  In 2018 a packet of very old love letters arrived in Wenatchee, passed down to family members. Written by a dozen people over 100 years, these shine a light on … Continue reading

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Rejuvenation!

By on March 27, 2021 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Rejuvenation!

Contractor who stumbled during housing crash, now has an eye for taking the old  and making it fresh Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Mike Irwin In this healthy building boom, it may be hard to remember how quickly and … Continue reading

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POP-UP ART

By on March 27, 2021 in Arts with 0 Comments
POP-UP ART

Marlin Peterson makes art that jumps off the page — or wall or asphalt parking lot — while teaching others that yes, you can get paid to make art By Susan Lagsdin Is it an alien invasion, or just a … Continue reading

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Marlene Farrell

By on March 27, 2021 in Arts with 0 Comments
Marlene Farrell

Taking the long run to be a published author By Susan Lagsdin Leavenworth writer Marlene Farrell needn’t go far from home to enjoy an enviable medley of work, art, recreation and family — not always symmetrically balanced but full and … Continue reading

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Pepe Le Pew cartoon

By on March 27, 2021 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Pepe Le Pew cartoon

Cartoon by Dan McConnell

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Chelan Earth Day Fair going virtual this year

By on March 27, 2021 in Events with 0 Comments

By Gary Myers Like the swallows to Capistrano, if it’s the third Saturday in April, it’s time for the Chelan Earth Day Fair. Since 1989, the fair has been the community’s unofficial coming out party for Spring. Riverwalk Park traditionally … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee in April

By on March 27, 2021 in Events with 0 Comments

Please check all events to make sure none has canceled. 1 million cups, every first Wednesday of the month. 8 a.m. Entrepreneurs discover solutions and thrive when they collaborate over a million cups of coffee. Come join this supportive, dynamic … Continue reading

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Wenatchee Flat: From horse racing to apples

By on March 27, 2021 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Wenatchee Flat: From horse racing to apples

By Rod Molzahn Philip Miller had a fine view.  His homestead was at the southwest corner of the Wenatchee Flat where the flat begins to climb into the foothills. He looked north across the flat with Burch Mountain in the … Continue reading

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Spilling watermelons across the nation

By on March 27, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Spilling watermelons across the nation

by Bill Landsborough I am a retired, long haul, owner-operator truck driver.  I have hauled every commodity known to man from pipe to onions, military tanks to dog food, smashed cars to logs for custom homes and everything in between.  … Continue reading

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See the value in the dark side emotions

By on March 27, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
See the value in the dark side emotions

“Don’t fight against negative emotions — it’s exhausting. Try to embrace them instead.” ― Anoir Ou-Chad, writer By June Darling I am listening to my husband, John, explain what would help him live more of the good life.  “Give me an … Continue reading

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Colon cancer: Not just for older people

By on March 27, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Colon cancer: Not just for older people

Editor’s note: March was the national Colorectal Cancer awareness month. By Jim Brown, M.D. I suspect most people if they think about colon cancer think it is something that primarily affects older people or seniors.  Not too long ago, popular … Continue reading

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American Goldfinch — a beauty of a state bird

By on March 27, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
American Goldfinch — a beauty of a state bird

By Bruce McCammon The American Goldfinch is one of the most common birds in our area.  This bright bird is easily seen and appreciated by everyone. You’ll see them high in trees, flying as an undulating group, or at feeders.  … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Postman, send me a letter

By on March 27, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Dear Mr. Postman, send me a letter

By Mike Cassidy Editor I am at a children’s park watching my almost 2-year-old granddaughter fly down a blue plastic slide.  I take a picture at mid-slide point of her with a nervous smile on her face from enjoying the … Continue reading

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March 2021 issue

By on March 23, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
March 2021 issue

Pet photos wanted

By on March 12, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet photos wanted

Pet photos wanted. We are looking for fun photos of pets and their owners to share with our readers. Email your photo — in “actual” or “original” size if coming from a smart phone — to editor@ncwgoodlife.com And, write a … Continue reading

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Emerging from the fog

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