"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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Catching lightning with a drone

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Catching lightning with a drone

By Ron Medeiros This photo is of Saddle Rock in Wenatchee was shot with a drone.  The type of photos is an AEB photo. (AEB mode will take multiple pictures of the same scene using different exposure values.)  The sky … Continue reading

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Best day in 2020 winner: Am I bragging? Maybe. Am I proud? Yes.

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Best day in 2020 winner: Am I bragging? Maybe. Am I proud? Yes.

By Candi West This is actually an easy one for me. Feb. 11, 2020 I started my weight loss journey because I had just let myself go. I have grandchildren that I really could no longer play with because of … Continue reading

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Best day in 2020: BBQ, matching shirts, grandsons — what a 4th!

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Best day in 2020: BBQ, matching shirts, grandsons — what a 4th!

By Bonnie Brawley We have had a 4th of July barbecue for family and friends for over 40 years. Another event cancelled because of COVID-19.  Our daughter and family in Spokane (Jason, Stephanie (Landes), Alec and Josh Barthell) have property … Continue reading

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Best day in 2020: It’s the BEST Day because I live here & I live now

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Best day in 2020: It’s the BEST Day because I live here & I live now

By Marilyn Sherling What makes the best day for me?  Any day at all that I wake up in the USA. Especially in Washington state, and in Wenatchee. It’s the best day because I wake up every day to a roof … Continue reading

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Best day in 2020: Everything is beautiful

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Best day in 2020: Everything is beautiful

By Phil Cibicki This poem attempts to describe “my best day in 2020” during a recent experience I had while mountain biking.  I parked at the trailhead of the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust’s Horse Lake Reserve and headed up the Homestead … Continue reading

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Best day in 2020: Our stories continue: Filling a heart with joy

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Best day in 2020: Our stories continue: Filling a heart with joy

By Judy Weaver I wrote a story that was published in June edition of The Good Life about writing stories through the mail with my granddaughter, Camille.  Camille and I had a great time March through August writing and exchanging … Continue reading

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Solitude & skiing

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Solitude & skiing

Even in the ‘empty nester’ years, it’s fun to strap on skis or snowshoes for a trek in the snowy wonderland Story by Linda Reid  Photos by Ken Reid This is our fifth winter living in East Wenatchee, and we … Continue reading

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Chocolatier follows her heart

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Chocolatier follows her heart

By Sebastian Moraga Some leaps of faith are longer than others. Some leaps of faith are tastier than others.  Willow Merritt is a living, breathing, baking example of both.  A wildland firefighter, she started making chocolates a decade and a … Continue reading

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Dog walking is a joy for both animals and humans

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Dog walking is a joy for both animals and humans

by Marlene Farrell My daughter, Alice, loves dogs.  Most of her friends have dogs, Chihuahuas, pointers, labs, mutts. Alice pines over Komondorok, the big white mop dogs, and the regal Dobermans. She tucks away most of her allowance in a … Continue reading

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Thriving thanks to robust volunteer program

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While COVID-19 has impacted the number of regular Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) volunteers and the total volunteer hours per month, the numbers are still impressive.  Fifty to sixty volunteers each month give 700 hours of time (vs. pre-COVID, about … Continue reading

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Taking an off-grid break during the pandemic

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Taking an off-grid break during the pandemic

By Dominick Bonny As the owners of Ravenous Catering located in Monitor, Valarie Gilmour and Dave Toal are usually very busy people, but in 2020 the lack of weddings and large gatherings gave them time to indulge their wanderlust.  The … Continue reading

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Television ads cartoon

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Television ads cartoon

Upgrading by downsizing

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Upgrading by downsizing

Builder believes tiny homes have large variety of  uses By Susan Lagsdin If 2020 was the year of staying home more than we ever intended, then 2021 might be the year of more intentionally choosing what we want our home … Continue reading

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Artist update: Sherry Krebs

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Artist update: Sherry Krebs

‘I certainly am getting my money’s worth out of my house payment’ Five years ago in The Good Life, we predicted that “It’s very possible that Sherry Krebs will never run out of energy. Certainly she will never lack for … Continue reading

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Artist update: Dan McConnell

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Artist update: Dan McConnell

‘I usually do a few cartoons every day, culminating in a Tuesday email submission to The New Yorker’ Dan McConnell, who regularly does the “Then and Now” cartoon for The Good Life, has been drawing for almost 40 years, everywhere … Continue reading

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Artist update: Brian Ohme

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Artist update: Brian Ohme

‘Keep your ears open; I may take another turn around the block’ In 2010, fans enjoyed Brian Ohme’s eclectic trio SumGuy playing the naturally grown music he characterized then as “spiritual, humorous, about truth — searching, persevering, and taking chances. … Continue reading

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Artist updates: Ana Maria Spagna

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Artist updates: Ana Maria Spagna

ANA MARIA SPAGNA ‘I’m lucky to be in a place that feels new during an era when others are feeling very stuck’ Ana Maria Spagna learned to love the mountains from her work for the Forest Service and the Park … Continue reading

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Hair-raising resolutions for the New Year

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Hair-raising resolutions for the New Year

By Susan Sampson My mother taught my siblings and me to observe two New Year’s Eve traditions.  First, we would leave a silver coin overnight on a windowsill facing in each direction. That would ensure that prosperity would flow to … Continue reading

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Ancient ancestors

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Ancient ancestors

Further research changes our thoughts about long ago people of the NW By Rod Molzahn The two most important archeological discoveries in Washington State were found by accident.  Neither the East Wenatchee Clovis cache nor the remains of “Kennewick Man” … Continue reading

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Set a better goal for a happier 2021

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Set a better goal for a happier 2021

By June Darling Some may have found 2020 useful in some way, but I am simply congratulating myself on staying alive.  I am ready — maybe you are too — to shift toward having a much better 2021.  How are … Continue reading

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Fighting muscle loss brought on by aging

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Fighting muscle loss brought on by aging

By Jim Brown, M.D. I suspect most of you readers have not heard of the condition known as sarcopenia. This term refers to the loss of muscle mass and strength that occurs with aging.  From the time we are born … Continue reading

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Ring-billed Gull: The distinctive bill tells the story

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Ring-billed Gull: The distinctive bill tells the story

By Bruce McCammon Let’s get the trivial, nit-picky item out of the way.  There are 20 species of gulls in the Northwest. None of them are seagulls.  The term “seagull” is a logical association for gulls since we see them … Continue reading

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Everything is beautiful and telling of mom joy

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Everything is beautiful and  telling of mom joy

By Mike Cassidy Editor We’re watching more escapist TV during this pandemic — a whole lot more. As the camera was panning over the brightly and distinctly painted homes backdropped by the Atlantic Ocean in St. John’s in Canada’s Newfoundland … Continue reading

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December 2020

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December 2020

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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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