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January 2021

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January 2021

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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

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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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Okandogs: Rescuing dogs — and now, feeding starving cattle

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Okandogs: Rescuing dogs — and now, feeding starving cattle

By Jaana Hatton Tom and Jan Short have a wonderful home in Cashmere, right on the Wenatchee River. It’s grand enough to be a resort. In a way, it is — for dogs. The Shorts are the founders of the … Continue reading

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6 builders show 8 homes

By on October 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
6 builders show 8 homes

in virtual home tour By Susan Lagsdin The Carlisle Classic Homes retreat that’s featured here is just one of eight on November’s first-ever virtual Tour of Homes, presented by Sangster Motors and Building North Central Washington. Dealing with COVID-19 restraints … Continue reading

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Got beautiful nature photos?

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