"Live a good life, and in the end, it’s not the years in the life, it’s the life in the years."

Mike Cassidy

Full of surprises

By on June 26, 2021 in Arts with 2 Comments
Full of surprises

This Irish-born, Cashmere writer of horror is seeing bright publishing success By Susan Lagsdin How in the world do you write a whole fiction novel that is fantastically out-of-this-world? Cashmere author K.K. Weakley (a nickname derived from her two given … Continue reading

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Soap on a rope cartoon

By on June 26, 2021 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Soap on a rope cartoon

Video this

By on June 26, 2021 in Arts with 0 Comments
Video this

Accidental side hustle has grown into production company with sundry collection of clients By Susan Lagsdin As a student at the University of Idaho, finishing up two majors in music and one in broadcasting, Jarod Breshears was asked to film … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee in July

By on June 26, 2021 in Events with 0 Comments

Please check all events to make sure none has canceled. NCW Blues Jam, Mondays, 7 – 10 p.m.  Riverside Pub.  Wednesday night live music, every Wednesday through Labor Day. 4 – 6 p.m. on the concourse. Pybus Public Market. Info: … Continue reading

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Wishing for a picnic

By on June 26, 2021 in Columnist with 2 Comments
Wishing for a picnic

By Susan Sampson The social event I miss the most won’t be coming back, even when COVID-19 is crushed, unless I organize it myself.  I’m talking about those idyllic summertime group picnics.  For me, picnic season started on July 4, … Continue reading

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Calling Wenatchee, in 1928

By on June 26, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Calling Wenatchee, in 1928

By Rod Molzahn The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, headquartered in Seattle, brought the first telephone service to Wenatchee in 1900.  Phones were installed in homes and businesses in the town core at reasonable cost. For ranches outside of the … Continue reading

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Don’t get mad, instead get more flexible

By on June 26, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Don’t get mad, instead get more flexible

By June Darling It is discouraging to try and penetrate a mind like yours. You ought to get it out and dance on it. — Mark Twain The interaction starts out rather normally, even pleasantly. Within minutes of hearing this … Continue reading

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Our thyroid, small but mighty

By on June 26, 2021 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Our thyroid, small but mighty

By Jim Brown, M.D. I have been thinking about the thyroid gland lately.  Not long ago, a friend had thyroid surgery for cancer of the thyroid. She did well, thank goodness.  According to the National Institutes of Health, there are … Continue reading

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Wood Duck: A stunning beauty that nests in trees

By on June 26, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Wood Duck: A stunning beauty that nests in trees

By Bruce McCammon You’ll be hard pressed to find any waterfowl that are more stunning than Wood Ducks.  The non-native Mandarin Duck will always stand out due to its beauty but the male Wood Duck will always impress anyone with … Continue reading

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Surviving those bicycle years

By on June 26, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Surviving those  bicycle years

By Mike Cassidy Editor Some issues of The Good Life turn into theme issues without us even thinking about it. We didn’t expect to have two fun bicycle stories in this issue — but we do. Writer Linda Reid stumbled … Continue reading

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June 2021 issue

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June 2021 issue

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Stop. Look. Listen.

By on May 23, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Stop. Look.   Listen.

By Shannon Keller It’s a rare occasion when a view is so gorgeous that my husband and I pull over to the side of the road, simply to take it all in.  This was the case the other evening as … Continue reading

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It’s spring! it’s spring! it’s spring!

By on May 23, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
It’s spring! it’s spring! it’s spring!

By Diana Rigelman Bees are buzzing while dogwoods seem to bark, “Look at me! I’m all dressed up in my hot color best.”  Mother Nature has brought her splendor to the Valley once again. Perhaps the winter wasn’t really as … Continue reading

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3 short stories about why people move to NCW

By on May 23, 2021 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
3 short stories about why people move to NCW

Doug and Kim Bianchi: Finding a magic place to build their own vineyard Stories by Linda Reid Photos by Ken Reid Doug and Kim Bianchi’s journey to East Wenatchee had its roots in places they had loved or lived in … Continue reading

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Moving here #2

By on May 23, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Moving here #2

Preston, Saundra and Zane Mericle: Transplanting Texas BBQ to Manson By Linda Reid Authentic Texas BBQ is something many of us would travel a fair number of miles out of our way to find.  My husband Ken and I were … Continue reading

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Moving here #3

By on May 23, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Moving here #3

Michael Cross: Hearing the siren call of radio in hard-to-pronounce Wenatchee  By Linda Reid How does someone who grew up, lived, and worked in Iowa end up in his late 50s living and working in Wenatchee?  Michael Cross’ hometown in … Continue reading

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EASY READER

By on May 23, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
EASY READER

For the past 26 years, she has been reading to schoolkids — and loving it By Susan Sampson Did you go to grade school in Wenatchee? Or did your kids? Or if you are old, did your grandkids or your … Continue reading

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Letting go

By on May 23, 2021 in Arts with 0 Comments
Letting go

Paring down, clearing out, heading in a new direction: Local designer and crafter takes on a new art By Susan Lagsdin This is a coming-of-age tale. But it’s not about a pre-teen who sees the world newly after conquering a … Continue reading

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Happy trails

By on May 23, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Happy trails

Cashmere Canyons — New front-country trail system developed through the generosity of landowners STORY AND PHOTOS  By Andy Dappen Twenty-some years ago when my wife and I moved to Central Washington, the central question for us was: Wenatchee or Cashmere?  … Continue reading

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Racing again on the other side of the pandemic

By on May 23, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Racing again on the other side of the pandemic

by Marlene Farrell So many things were taken away this past year. Luxuries like sports were a lesser priority, but it was still tough for endurance athletes like myself.  Thus, when a race in April was actually happening, the concept … Continue reading

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Movin’ on out

By on May 23, 2021 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Movin’ on out

Wenatchee couple heads east for more of their western lifestyle By Susan Lagsdin Dawn Davies and Phil Heideman are ready to make a big move. The sale of their home is complete — signed, sealed, and almost delivered.  Fourteen strong … Continue reading

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Therapy for a restless nature

By on May 23, 2021 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Therapy for a restless nature

‘Miserable failures at relaxing,’ couple completes remodel of Arizona house By Lief Carlsen In the May 2020 issue of The Good Life, I wrote about how my wife and I had refurbished a modest house in Ajo, Arizona (Vanquishing the … Continue reading

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The beat, clang and twang goes on for Tom Lenny

By on May 23, 2021 in Arts with 0 Comments
The beat, clang and twang goes on for Tom Lenny

By Sebastian Moraga Give Tom Lenny a bell, a pie pan, a snowboard, a few springs and ask him to build something, and chances are he’ll be stumped. Or rather Stumpf-ed. Tom, a retired chief operator at Rocky Reach Dam, … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee in June

By on May 23, 2021 in Events with 0 Comments

Please check all events to make sure none has canceled. NCW Blues Jam, Mondays, 7 – 10 p.m.  Riverside Pub.  1 million cups, every first Wednesday of the month. 8 a.m. Entrepreneurs discover solutions and thrive when they collaborate over … Continue reading

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Recycling cartoon

By on May 23, 2021 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Recycling cartoon

I’m talking, are you listening?

By on May 23, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
I’m talking, are you listening?

By G. Wayne Hawks Hello! Long time no talk.  How have you been? We’re pretty good this end. Like you, we’ve about had our fill of COVID!  So, I wanted to chat a little with you about communication. As you … Continue reading

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The children of Wagnersburg

By on May 23, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
The children of Wagnersburg

By Rod Molzahn In 1895, Ernst and Mary Wagner with all their belongings paddled a large raft from Orondo across the Columbia River and claimed a 320-acre homestead six miles below Entiat. They called it Wagnersburg.  Three children came with … Continue reading

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Driving ourselves out of a languishing rut

By on May 23, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Driving ourselves out of a languishing rut

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal.  — Paulo Coelho,  Brazilian writer By June Darling In the driveway sits a 2016 Dynamax Isata 24-foot Diesel class C motorhome.  We did not know we were looking for it … Continue reading

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