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Merry Maids November 2019

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Merry Maids November 2019

Smithson Insurance

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Smithson Insurance

Pubs, beer and deer

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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

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Knutson Builders November 2019

MAKING MEAD

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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

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Merry Maids October

Smithson for October

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Smithson for October

Gold in the backyard

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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

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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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Serving probiotic tea to the flowers

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Serving probiotic tea to the flowers

Once a week Mary mixes up 16 gallons of compost tea.  “It’s probiotics for plants,” she said. Into a big barrel, Mary tosses a cheesecloth bag full of compost, kelp, molasses and lots of aerated water. After 24 hours, the … Continue reading

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Pet tales – October

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Pet tales – October

Kate Chandler, Wenatchee was out on a sunny Thursday evening with her dog, Avii. Avii is a 3-month-old Husky that Kate got from a breeder in Leavenworth. Kate said, “Avii is super smart and super sweet and when she gets … Continue reading

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Why we moved here

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Why we moved here

Earlier this summer, we asked readers why they moved here — for climate, for love, for work, for fun or for some other reasons. Here are some of our favorite responses: Coming for love… and hiking; returning for hiking By … Continue reading

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Here’s smiling at you

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Here’s smiling at you

By Donna Cassidy While taking house photos on the Waypoint Farms for this issue — see page 18 —  I noticed the farm had alpacas. Now this photographer cannot pass up taking pictures of alpacas, as their faces are so … Continue reading

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‘Hello Mrs. Nelson, do you remember me?’

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‘Hello Mrs. Nelson, do you remember me?’

By Constance Nelson Bean I have been retired from teaching for 25 years, but it takes no time at all to be back in the classroom whenever an adult approaches me and says, “Hello, Mrs. Nelson, do you remember me?”  … Continue reading

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A former difficult student was inspired by Mrs. Nelson

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

BY ANDREA WALLIN I was one of THOSE kids in school.  I remember my first and second grade teacher, Mrs. Connie Nelson with such love and fondness. Mostly because she was always kind and loving towards me.  I very distinctly … Continue reading

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Modern homesteading

By on August 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Modern homesteading

By Story Burke  photos by donna cassidy I’m a modern homesteader. To understand me, take a step back into the days of pioneers; think of the blood, sweat and tears those adventuresome souls gave in search of a land to call … Continue reading

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Pet Tales October 2019

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Pet Tales October 2019

Mailee Goller, Wenatchee walks Samson daily. Samson is a 3 1/2-year-old Alaskan Malamute. “He was the size of a football when we got him (at five weeks), said Mailee, and she carried him around clutched in her arm like a … Continue reading

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Entiat grape growing reaches new heights

By on July 29, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Entiat grape  growing reaches new heights

By Alan Moen When a stray grapevine from one of our grape arbors decided to climb onto an adjoining juniper tree a few years ago, I decided to honor its lofty ambition.  Now this Glenora grapevine, a native American variety, … Continue reading

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The unknown dangers of dog collars

By on July 29, 2019 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
The unknown dangers of dog collars

By Lynette Smith My name is Lynette, and I’ve been a “dog mom” for over 40 years. Until last fall, I was unaware of the many dangers associated with dog collars. Sadly, I learned the hard way by losing my … Continue reading

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‘This is your sister’

By on July 29, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
‘This is your sister’

By Jay Young May 26, 2017 is a day I will never forget.  As is my usual routine, I got up, cleaned up and sat down for breakfast while checking my e-mail. A strange looking name popped up, Ute… Hmm … Continue reading

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The little garden that helps children grow

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The little garden that helps children grow

story and photos By Jaana Hatton Dawn Jensen-Nobile knows what she is doing every Friday and Saturday afternoon: lead her small group of budding agriculturists. The backyard of her South Wenatchee home has become a community garden.  “It started last … Continue reading

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Smart photo tips — A few non-technical guidelines to keep in mind whether shooting by phone or camera

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Smart photo tips  — A few non-technical guidelines to keep in mind whether shooting by phone or camera

PHOTOS AND STORY by Celeste Barry I love to explore the world.  My family and I have traveled extensively together, and one of my favorite ways to remember and reflect on our adventures is to photograph it all.  One way … Continue reading

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Northwest lifestyle among the trees

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Northwest lifestyle among the trees

By Cary Ordway Trees, trees, trees — we actually dreamt about trees when we were living in sunny San Diego.  It was 14 years of weather bliss, but also 14 years without trees. Palm trees are nice, but they don’t … Continue reading

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Who was that mystery man?

By on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Who was  that mystery man?

By Susan Ruth Williams My husband, Mike, went to work that morning, starting at 5 a.m. Afterward, he would tell me he hadn’t felt very good getting ready, but he had muscled through. If Mike hadn’t gone to work, none … Continue reading

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He came in for a lunch and came back to work in the kitchen

By on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
He came in for a lunch and came back to work in the kitchen

By Jay Young After retiring from my teaching position at Wenatchee High School in 2015, I started to wonder what I was going to do with my time.  For over 40 years I was on a schedule. Every September started … Continue reading

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Kai and Roger: A man and his dog looking for adventures

By on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Kai and Roger:  A man and his dog looking for adventures

By Jaana Hatton Most dog owners are pretty pleased when their pets sit or heel on command. Their routine may be a walk or two throughout the day and lots of downtime for the dog.  Then there’s Roger, the Irish … Continue reading

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They came in a school bus camper and stayed to make a life

By on May 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
They came in a school bus camper and  stayed to make a life

By Mary Kostka Yesterday, I was going through the mail and looked at the most recent issue of The Good Life and just smiled.  I thought to myself, “Yes living here has really been the good life for the past … Continue reading

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Beekeeping is a way to help planet Earth, but hey, it’s a buzz, too

By on May 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Beekeeping is a way to help planet Earth, but hey, it’s a buzz, too

By Dan McConnell Lee McGarr is an electrician who works for Beckstead Electric or BE for short… and speaking of BE, he’s a BEe man.  We met Lee and Teri McGarr through Lee’s job on our kitchen remodel. He walked … Continue reading

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Pet tales

By on May 28, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet tales

Bailey Trainor, Wenatchee was out walking her dogs, Kendrick and Phoebe. Kendrick, 4, is a Golden Retriever and Border Collie mix. Bailey said she loves Kendrick’s loyalty and that he is calm and cuddly. “He likes to play and loves … Continue reading

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Camping in paradise

By on April 22, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Camping in  paradise

By Marc Dilley Northeast of Glacier Peak — Washington’s wilderness volcano — is the east-west trending Miners Ridge.  If a crow were to fly northeast for eight miles from the 10,541 foot summit of Glacier, the ground beneath it would … Continue reading

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