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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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Pets April

By on March 23, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pets April

Charles Hunter was out on the Loop Trail with Russell, a one-year-old mixed breed dog. Charles said that Russell has high energy since he is still just a pup. “He wears me out, but he is still a baby and … Continue reading

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A calm day along the river

By on February 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
A calm day along the river

Jean O’Keeffe is a local Wenatchee artist-photographer who was raised in East Wenatchee. She and her husband, Lonnie, also a Wenatchee native, moved back to Wenatchee two years ago for retirement. Jean’s artwork begins by enhancing her photographs with various … Continue reading

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Painting with Bentley

By on February 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Painting with Bentley

Having fun with our grandson — better than watching pancake art on YouTube By James McGregor Our grandson Bentley is great.  With that said, like most children these days, he spends too much of his life staring at a computer … Continue reading

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Sleep? Who needs it? You do

By on February 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Sleep? Who needs it? You do

By Jim Brown, M.D. If a researcher or drug company came out with a new drug that would boost your immune system, decrease your risk of getting cancer by half, lower your risk of getting Alzheimer’s, diabetes, obesity, coronary heart … Continue reading

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February 2020

By on February 21, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
February 2020

When Hollywood calls — a major movie is filmed in Entiat orchard • Love of cars shown at Chelan Auto Museum • Finding the stories of our ancestors • Canoeing the vanishing Arctic • Inspiring days at the art cafe … Continue reading

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Those who went before

By on January 27, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Those who went before

An axe murder, a captain lost at sea, a Puritan who arrived in 1631, an accused witch — oh the stories revealed in genealogy research By Lief Carlsen I vividly remember the moment I saw the words “stone mason” written … Continue reading

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A snowy owl? No, a barred owl

By on January 27, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
A snowy owl? No, a barred owl

Jan Theriault  This morning, we woke up to an owl sitting in our tree next to the house. It appeared to be warming itself on a Christmas light.  (The Good Life bird columnist) Bruce McCammon said it was a Barred … Continue reading

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When Hollywood came East of the Mountains

By on January 27, 2020 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
When Hollywood came  East of the Mountains

By Dale Foreman The phone rang, it was my son James. “Hey Dad, I just had a call from the Apple Commission, there are some movie guys who are looking for good locations to shoot a film up here. Is … Continue reading

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Love on wheels

By on January 27, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Love on wheels

A long life of admiring and collecting cars and their memorabilia is displayed at Leo Miller’s Lake Chelan Auto Museum by Vicki Olson Carr Like many Chelan County pioneers, Merlen and Grace Miller piled their family and a few belongings … Continue reading

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Every day is an inspiration

By on January 27, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Every day is an inspiration

By Jaana Hatton The little yellow house at 400 Ninth Street in Wenatchee is like sunshine even on the outside.  Once you step inside, the feeling remains as you are likely to meet the owner, Jennifer Curtin, greeting you with … Continue reading

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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 3 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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