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One minute of brilliance

By on June 22, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
One minute of brilliance

Chelan resident Phil Roddy sent us this photo of a brilliant morning sky. “This was taken sitting in my hot tub at 5 a.m. before the sun comes up,” said Phil. “This is looking at Fourth of July Mountain on … Continue reading

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The not-so-secret lives of bees

By on June 22, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The not-so-secret lives of bees

Story By Sebastian Moraga photos by michelle mcniel Blame it on Mexico. Back in 1999, during a retreat in a Benedictine abbey in Mexico, East Wenatchee’s Michael McNiel’s duties included tending to the monastery’s bees, and he got stung. Not … Continue reading

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A reluctant pickleball champion

By on June 22, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
A reluctant pickleball champion

Ex-Chelan resident once said: ‘There’s no way I’m going to play that rinky-dink, backyard sport’ By Sebastian Moraga Eighteen years later, Tyson McGuffin still remembers.  He was 12, and with his family’s athletic talent coursing through his veins, he used … Continue reading

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My first experience in apple packing and changes in the Washington apple industry

By on June 22, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
My first experience in apple packing and changes in the Washington apple industry

By Jim Loudon My first real exposure to growing and packing apples was in 1943 when I was around 14 years old.  My folks rented the old Charlie Campbell place, located in the Methow Valley about three miles south of … Continue reading

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Wenatchee painting continues to fill with life

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Wenatchee painting continues to fill with life

By Jan Theriault Terry Johnson has a painting that is always in progress.  He first painted the 11th Anniversary as he sat near the Apple Capital Loop Trail walking bridge at First and Columbia. It was painted during the annual … Continue reading

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The Silly Dragon

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The Silly Dragon

Grandmother and granddaughter connect by writing a virtual book By Judy Weaver These last few months have been difficult and challenging for all of us — no matter our age, our gender or status. We have all been affected by … Continue reading

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Me, Maverick & a camera: So much to see

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Me, Maverick & a camera: So much to see

 By Guy Miner Well, our governor said it was okay to take a walk, or go for a bike ride… So, I threw caution to the wind and decided that a kayak paddle would substitute for riding a bike, though … Continue reading

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Meditation: Antidote in a pandemic

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Meditation: Antidote in a pandemic

By Linda Kelly I write this in the peak of the pandemic and as the world looks for a cure — miracle or scientific — for the physical ravages of COVID-19.  But what about a cure, or at least a … Continue reading

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Dealing with pandemic No. 2 — 100 years apart

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Dealing with pandemic No. 2 — 100 years apart

by ’Tricia Devereaux   My dear 106-year-old (she will be 107 on June 9) Great-Great Aunt Dorothy lived through the flu epidemic of 1918, and now she is living through the COVID-19 crisis of 2020.  To stay safe from this … Continue reading

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A mother’s tale during Covid-19

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
A mother’s tale during Covid-19

by Sarah Shaffer How do we keep our heads balanced, keep optimism and strength, when nothing seems balanced anymore?  This is my tale as a mother, as a lover of the wild and free outdoors, as a wife, as a … Continue reading

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One father, one dad, different men

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
One father, one dad, different men

The questions raised by a DNA test still linger on this Father’s Day By Alex Saliby My dad was Alexander Saliby, Jr. His name is on my birth certificate. I was his son.  At his funeral, the honor guard gave … Continue reading

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How are you mentally surviving the pandemic?

By on April 29, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

What are you doing during the COVID-19 pandemic and lock down to stay sane, keep busy and keep your spirits up? Did take up a new hobby, help your neighbors, build a boat in your workshop… or put together jigsaw … Continue reading

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By on April 27, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

By on April 27, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

By on April 27, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Social isolation in the time of Lone Ranger

By on April 27, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Social isolation in the time of Lone Ranger

By Susan Sampson I’ve been thinking about social isolation imposed by the coronavirus, and my reaction is probably not typical.  I’m not finding it to be too bad, except for my son’s having to cancel his visit and my husband’s … Continue reading

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The tale of two recoveries — Joseph Hunter

By on April 27, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The tale of two recoveries — Joseph Hunter

Joseph Hunter’s path to  addiction started in 1996, at 16. It started with marijuana,    alcohol and cocaine. At 18 he did his first line of meth.  Joey grew up in a poor family and said he never felt comfortable … Continue reading

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The tale of two recoveries — Victor Estrada

By on April 27, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
The tale of two recoveries — Victor Estrada

By Dominick Bonny Victor Estrada  and Joseph Hunter are fixtures of the Central Washington Recovery community.  They are known to seemingly every addict in the five county region, especially those in recovery. They have become role models, mentors and sponsors … Continue reading

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Bird Folly

By on March 23, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Bird  Folly

Local Wenatchee artist-photographer Jean O’Keeffe loves to create artwork using a variety of computer software programs to develop her creative expressions. Typically, Jean will start with one of her photographs on a computer “blank canvas,” similar to how a painter … Continue reading

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At age 84, why in the world would I want to exercise?

By on March 23, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
At age 84, why in the world would I want to exercise?

By Constance Bean As senior citizens, we are told by our doctors, children and friends that a program of regular exercise is very good for us.  The way this information is shared one might think it is the magic cure … Continue reading

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