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By on December 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

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Opening shot: Warmth at minus four

By on December 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Opening shot: Warmth at minus four

 By Marc Dilley  Photographing mist and ice at sunrise on our local rivers is a decades-old ritual for me.  This image was shot along the banks of the Wenatchee River near Peshastin on the 5th of January, 2017.  With a … Continue reading

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Boat refurbishing project went off course, but finally makes it to the dock

By on December 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Boat refurbishing project went off course, but finally makes it to the dock

By Len Pugsley In 1992, my wife Lise and I purchased a 1931 wooden boat that had a ton of history — including during WWII — and thought I would refurbish it in my backyard shop in East Wenatchee and … Continue reading

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Best Day entry: Oh, what a high after talking my wife into parasailing

By on December 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Best Day entry: Oh, what a high after talking my wife into parasailing

We asked readers to tell us about their best day in 2019. Several responded, and here are their stories By Mike Tipton It took some groundwork and persuasion over the course of several years to set up my best day … Continue reading

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Best Day entry: With volunteers like these, every day is the best

By on December 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Best Day entry: With volunteers like these, every day is the best

By Ceci Wood  Just last week, a friend I hadn’t seen in quite awhile stopped by my office, just to say “Hi” after visiting a relative in the hospital.  My friend asked me, “What do you do here?” and after … Continue reading

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Best Day entry: The best day is when you’re told you have more days

By on December 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Best Day entry: The best day is when you’re told you have more days

By Diana Rigelman It’s a challenge to pick a best day in 2019, because many days had times of inspiration and victory.  Small moments can make big memories too. Like color splashed across Wenatchee skies or the gift songbirds bring.  … Continue reading

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Best Day entry: Traveling through rugged and awesome Northwest Passage

By on December 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Best Day entry: Traveling through rugged and awesome Northwest Passage

By Gretchen Barkmann It wasn’t just one day, it was a series of days. It was a bucket list trip as I’ve always been intrigued by the fabled Northwest Passage.  Maybe it is because I’m a person who thrives in … Continue reading

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Best Day winner: Just by chance… leads to hike into the Fiery Furnace

By on December 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Best Day winner: Just by chance… leads to hike into the Fiery Furnace

Linda Hightower I found myself in the Fiery Furnace on my best day in 2019.  My husband Keith and I planned our trip to camp for five nights at Arches National Park months before when we made reservations, but hiking … Continue reading

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Best Day entry: Standing tall in the dark times, celebrating the tree of life

By on December 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Best Day entry: Standing tall in the dark times, celebrating the tree of life

By Linda Reid June 12, 2019 was a day when improbable joy became a reality for our family.   After the unexpected death of her husband in 2012, we had walked with our daughter and her young children on a long … Continue reading

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Best day entry: Unfinished craft projects? We were up for the challenge

By on December 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Best day entry: Unfinished craft projects? We were up for the challenge

By Carolyn Black Moving is always a chore. So many decisions, so many things to do and most of all, so much sorting and choosing.  We recently moved to Wenatchee, and discovered that we not only had lots and lots … Continue reading

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Best day entry: Up through the scree, proving I’m greater than my fear

By on December 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Best day entry: Up through the scree, proving I’m greater than my fear

By Carolina See The most common reaction in a fear situation is the attitude of “I can’t!”  This is the fear of failure that stops us from taking action. It is experienced in the pit of your stomach.  When I … Continue reading

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December 2019

By on December 19, 2019 in Past Issues, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
December 2019

Early one morning outside a bowling alley, this writer discovers that “compassion is compassion” • Sharing BBQ love with the world • 12 climbers, 12 stories • Old lookout becomes new place to stay overnight • Learning to drive an … Continue reading

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Merry Maids December

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Merry Maids December

BBQing for the world to see

By on November 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
BBQing  for the world to see

How I decided to share barbecue love on YouTube By Gary Taylor Barbecue — the word elicits a powerful image in the minds of many Americans and as I’ve learned, people from around the world.  For me it conjures memories … Continue reading

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Knutson Builders December

By on November 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Knutson Builders December

12 climbers, a dozen stories

By on November 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
12  climbers,  a dozen  stories

From gym rats to hard core, indoor climbing evokes elevated emotions Story and Photos by Andy Dappen  Once it was my driving outdoor passion. I liked to hike, bike, kayak and ski, but I lived to climb.  Over time, family, … Continue reading

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Learning to drive, version 3

By on November 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Learning to drive,  version 3

 By Susan Sampson The first time I learned to drive, I used a 1961 Dodge Polaris station wagon with push-button transmission.  Even though it was the size of an aircraft carrier, I passed the parallel parking test and got my … Continue reading

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Pet Tales

By on November 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet Tales

Rio is a one-year-old black lab mix. Jimmy Bautista said many dogs are dropped off near his parents’ rural house in Brewster. When Jimmy went to pick up Rio from his parents to take him to the humane society, he … Continue reading

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My silent retreat; no news is good news

By on November 24, 2019 in Columnist, Uncategorized with 2 Comments
My silent retreat; no news is good news

By Jim Brown, M.D. Recently, I read an article by Deepak Chopra, MD, which struck a chord with me. He said, “We have sacrificed ourselves for our selfies.”  Our collective selfy, in which he was referring to our collective ego, … Continue reading

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Merry Maids November 2019

By on October 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Merry Maids November 2019

Smithson Insurance

By on October 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Smithson Insurance

Pubs, beer and deer

By on October 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pubs, beer  and deer

You say the long winter nights can be boring, with little interesting on TV —  try a sip of Science on TAP! By Jamie Howell Thursday night rolls around again. You could certainly settle onto the couch for another dose … Continue reading

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Knutson Builders November 2019

By on October 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Knutson Builders November 2019

MAKING MEAD

By on October 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
MAKING MEAD

One of mankind’s earliest alcoholic beverages is still popular with industrious beekeepers today By Jeff Hampton One of the perks of keeping bees (or having a local source of honey) is the opportunity to try new things with the honey … Continue reading

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Merry Maids October

By on September 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Merry Maids October

Smithson for October

By on September 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Smithson for October

Gold in the backyard

By on September 23, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Gold in the backyard

By Dan Fitting Water features are a wonderful addition to a back yard, especially if you can include beautiful fish.  There’s just something about the sound of running water and the calmness of watching fish swimming slowly around the pond. … Continue reading

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The JOY of FLOWERS

By on September 23, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The JOY of FLOWERS

Story by Marlene Farrell Photos by Kevin Farrell Mary Rossing surrounds herself with beauty on a daily basis.  Before and after work, she’s in the garden of her newly launched Wunderbar Farms. Sunflowers, marigolds, cosmos, asters, phlox and other floral … Continue reading

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