"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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Oh, just imagine the places you could go

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Oh, just imagine the places you   could go

By Mike Irwin A snow squall last winter briefly veiled the Orondo Street crossing in Wenatchee.  Memories from decades ago blew in with the flurries.  As kids in Louisiana, we’d stand mid-track to play the game “Where To?”  It forced … Continue reading

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Edible Yule tree: Please eat the ornaments

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Edible Yule tree: Please eat the ornaments

By Carolyn Black Holidays bring visions of sugar in all forms, but I was bound and determined to figure out a way to cut the calories and still have fun.  A booklet we got at the county fair gave me … Continue reading

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If you’re in, you win:

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If you’re in, you win:

Rules of the roundabout By Jamie Howell Western Avenue was the freeway of my youth — a straight, uninterrupted stretch of road one mile west of my hometown’s main drag.  Without a single stoplight from Saddlerock to Sunrise Circle to … Continue reading

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The spirit of giving

By on November 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
The spirit of giving

For these volunteers, the Red Cross is a way to contribute to the community while finding their own healthy balance By Linda Reid The first call for help woke my husband Ken and I at 2:30 a.m. on Labor Day, … Continue reading

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Travels with the grandson:

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Travels with the grandson:

Spring break in the COVID fall By James McGregor For a few decades now, my wife Julene and I have taken a “Spring Break” trip.  Sometimes it was just our kids and sometimes we would take the kids and a … Continue reading

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An artisan creating comforts for body and soul

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An artisan creating comforts for body and soul

Story by Marlene Farrell Photos by Kevin Farrell As autumn days grow darker and colder, many of us pine for summer, just like Shawna Villalvazo.  “A couple years ago I stood in my shop wishing I could be out by … Continue reading

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Short hikes on the long PCT

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Short hikes on the long PCT

Story and photos  by Brad Brisbine Other than some extreme-sports, one of the most agreed-upon measure of athletic physical endurance is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.  The 2,653-mile journey from Mexico to Canada takes several months, and is just as … Continue reading

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ZOOMING IN ON EAGLES

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ZOOMING IN ON EAGLES

Story and photos  by Julanne Burts My Name is Julanne Burts and I enjoy photographing our local eagles and documenting their progress.  I suppose that sounds a little like an introduction to a 12-step program but I assure you this … Continue reading

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Partners in creating people spaces

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Partners in creating people spaces

The first essential job is listening to how people live before designing where they will live Editor’s note: This month’s At Home feature introduces two female architects with diverse backgrounds and compatible strengths. Their Wenatchee firm, Forte Architects, employs 12 people. … Continue reading

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What’s it worth?

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What’s it worth?

The question is easy to ask, but for art appraiser Jerry Goroski, the answer takes some work By Susan Lagsdin Not all “old stuff” stories turn out this well (if they did, Antiques Road Show would lack suspense). But Wenatchee … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee in December

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Please check all events to make sure none have been canceled. OPEN, Two Rivers Gallery, 12/4 through 24, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m. Sunday. Featuring still life artist Thom Blaylock. Using watercolor, Thom’s … Continue reading

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Fabulous Feet: ‘We’re just dancing for the love of dance right now’

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Fabulous Feet: ‘We’re just dancing for the love of dance right now’

Editor’s note: At our deadline, COVID-19 restrictions were reinstated and the studio is again temporarily closed. By Susan Lagsdin Nobody needs to remind veteran Wenatchee dance instructor Melissa Miller-Port that Pandemic 2020 meant her Fabulous Feet studio was shuttered for … Continue reading

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Screen time cartoon

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Screen time cartoon

Christmas delayed

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Christmas delayed

By Darlene Matule One-thousand-nine-hundred-forty-five miles from the State of Washington, my husband Steve and I were forced to face our first-ever Christmas without family. It had been a tough year. But we had each other — and our dear miniature … Continue reading

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Diversified farming:

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Diversified farming:

Early orchardists made their bread and butter by planting veggies between trees By Rod Molzahn Before the Great Northern and upper Columbia steamboat trade, Ellensburg was the only market in reach for the fruit and vegetables grown by the earliest … Continue reading

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Fight chronic inflammation to live longer

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Fight chronic inflammation to live longer

By Jim Brown, M.D. We are all quite aware of acute inflammation whenever we injure ourselves, sprain an ankle, break a bone or cut ourselves.  This response is a protective one that plays a role in our body’s healing process.  … Continue reading

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Soar upward through acts of kindness

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Soar upward through acts of kindness

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.  — Coretta Scott King By June Darling My husband, John, and I docked our boat in the marina at Kingston.  Chilled to the bone, … Continue reading

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White-crowned sparrows appear here in wintertime

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White-crowned sparrows appear here in wintertime

By Bruce McCammon When you see a mature White-crowned Sparrow, there is little doubt about how it got its name.  The bright white streak down the center of the top of its head is clearly evident and immediately catches your … Continue reading

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Smelling success in this new series

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Smelling success in this new series

By Mike Cassidy Editor In a previous journalism life, I owned and edited monthly business journals. We had all of the usual business stories — new companies coming to town, profiles of local business leaders, news of expansions — but … Continue reading

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November 2020 issue

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November 2020 issue

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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

By on October 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
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

By on October 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
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

By on October 25, 2020 in Arts with 0 Comments
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

By on October 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
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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