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By on August 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

COVID-19 halts 9/11 ceremony in Cashmere

By on August 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
COVID-19 halts 9/11 ceremony in Cashmere

By Tom Green The 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial Foundation Board has announced the cancelation of the September 11, 2020 event due to current COVID-19 health requirements.  Since its dedication in 2015, annual 9/11 ceremonies have been held to enthusiastic … Continue reading

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The fire this time

By on August 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
The fire this time

‘Be prepared plan’ softened panic, but still, time was wasted on non-essentials By Diana Rigelman At first there was just a pleasant hint of smoke. It smelled of wood, grass and nature as it wafted through windows.  When I looked … Continue reading

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Raccoon wars

By on August 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Raccoon wars

Sure, they’re so cute, but pooping under the deck? By Susan Sampson My war with raccoons sounds like a tall tale that my Uncle Buck used to tell, so imagine I am telling you with a western twang in my … Continue reading

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Kicked!

By on August 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Kicked!

The recovery Finding meaning as the healing begins By Susan Lagsdin (In the August issue, I described how on a perfect day for a horseback ride in the Methow, I was kicked by my horse while clearing a trail. After … Continue reading

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Dinner at a distance

By on August 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Dinner at a distance

Weighing the guidelines when hosting friends to a BBQ during the pandemic By Jamie Howell I’m a hugger. Or at least I was before the virus hit. I close in on our dinner guests as they come around outside to … Continue reading

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The remote community of Stehekin

By on August 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The remote community of Stehekin

‘A way through’ for some;  a way away for others Story by Linda Reid Photos by Ken Reid “Stehekin” is a Native American word which means, “the way through.”  Lake Chelan, the Stehekin Valley and Cascade Pass were used as … Continue reading

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Now, for something totally different

By on August 24, 2020 in Columnist, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Now, for something totally different

By Mike Cassidy Editor Last fall, when our one — and likely only — granddaughter was approaching six months old and her parents needed to go back to work, my wife, Donna, volunteered to babysit the tiny tot if her … Continue reading

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By on July 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

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Open air painting in the time of sheltering at home

By on July 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Open air painting in the time of sheltering at home

By Jan Theriault Once each year artists in the area are challenged by Two Rivers Gallery to paint outdoors and to paint a subject we may all recognize.  This year was different as we have been encouraged to stay at … Continue reading

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Kicked!

By on July 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Kicked!

A perfect day for a horseback ride explodes into a backcountry emergency By Susan Lagsdin (On April 29, 2020, I suffered not one, but four, traumatic injuries on what was supposed to be an easy trail ride on my horse. … Continue reading

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Lawn gone, now garden of eatin’

By on July 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Lawn gone, now garden of eatin’

Lawn gone, now garden of eatin’ By Mary Bean While some of us spent this spring devouring YouTube videos, watching Netflix non-stop and doing far too much online shopping and eating, Danielle and Frank Harris found a way to get … Continue reading

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Fostering kittens

By on July 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Fostering kittens

When she realized she couldn’t keep adopting overlooked cats, she found a new passion in fostering By Wrenna Davidson  In June, as part of National Foster a Pet Month with the Petco Foundation and BOBS charity footwear from Skechers, I … Continue reading

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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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By on June 22, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

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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