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By on November 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Oh, just imagine the places you could go

By on November 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Oh, just imagine the places you   could go

By Mike Irwin A snow squall last winter briefly veiled the Orondo Street crossing in Wenatchee.  Memories from decades ago blew in with the flurries.  As kids in Louisiana, we’d stand mid-track to play the game “Where To?”  It forced … Continue reading

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Edible Yule tree: Please eat the ornaments

By on November 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Edible Yule tree: Please eat the ornaments

By Carolyn Black Holidays bring visions of sugar in all forms, but I was bound and determined to figure out a way to cut the calories and still have fun.  A booklet we got at the county fair gave me … Continue reading

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If you’re in, you win:

By on November 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
If you’re in, you win:

Rules of the roundabout By Jamie Howell Western Avenue was the freeway of my youth — a straight, uninterrupted stretch of road one mile west of my hometown’s main drag.  Without a single stoplight from Saddlerock to Sunrise Circle to … Continue reading

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The spirit of giving

By on November 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
The spirit of giving

For these volunteers, the Red Cross is a way to contribute to the community while finding their own healthy balance By Linda Reid The first call for help woke my husband Ken and I at 2:30 a.m. on Labor Day, … Continue reading

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An artisan creating comforts for body and soul

By on November 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
An artisan creating comforts for body and soul

Story by Marlene Farrell Photos by Kevin Farrell As autumn days grow darker and colder, many of us pine for summer, just like Shawna Villalvazo.  “A couple years ago I stood in my shop wishing I could be out by … Continue reading

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Partners in creating people spaces

By on November 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Partners in creating people spaces

The first essential job is listening to how people live before designing where they will live Editor’s note: This month’s At Home feature introduces two female architects with diverse backgrounds and compatible strengths. Their Wenatchee firm, Forte Architects, employs 12 people. … Continue reading

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TALL BUT why?

By on October 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
TALL BUT why?

By Mike Irwin In a terrain of low contours and open sky, verticals excite the eye.  Windmills, grain silos, power poles, two-story farmhouses punctuate the Waterville Plateau like exclamation points. “Look here!” they shout to passersby.   I won’t attempt to … Continue reading

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Doing good for others, then and now

By on October 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Doing good for others, then and now

By Carolyn Black The year 2020 will long be remembered for many things. Most will remember the pandemic, social distancing and face masks.   It has been a learning experience for all, and for me the thought that we can’t go … Continue reading

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Grandparents

By on October 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Grandparents

answer the school bell Editor’s note: The people in the first photo (of John Henri helping Hazel) were misidentified in the print version of this story. story by  Marlene Farrell photos by kevin farrell The pandemic has thrust some families … Continue reading

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Breaking in a new knee

By on October 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Breaking in a new knee

When the pain becomes too much, going under a knife is the option By Marilyn Sherling I used to hike a lot.  My favorite place is the Pasayten Wilderness where you can go for miles and miles and not see … Continue reading

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Okandogs: Rescuing dogs — and now, feeding starving cattle

By on October 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Okandogs: Rescuing dogs — and now, feeding starving cattle

By Jaana Hatton Tom and Jan Short have a wonderful home in Cashmere, right on the Wenatchee River. It’s grand enough to be a resort. In a way, it is — for dogs. The Shorts are the founders of the … Continue reading

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6 builders show 8 homes

By on October 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
6 builders show 8 homes

in virtual home tour By Susan Lagsdin The Carlisle Classic Homes retreat that’s featured here is just one of eight on November’s first-ever virtual Tour of Homes, presented by Sangster Motors and Building North Central Washington. Dealing with COVID-19 restraints … Continue reading

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By on September 28, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Got beautiful nature photos?

By on September 28, 2020 in Outdoor Fun, Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Got beautiful    nature photos?

Hoping for hops: Shade and cold beer

By on September 28, 2020 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
Hoping for hops: Shade and cold beer

Story by Linda Reid  Photos by Ken Reid I have always prided myself in being a life-long learner. I push myself to keep trying new things.  So does my husband, Ken. Quite often we embark on these new challenges together. … Continue reading

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A yard is a terrible thing to waste

By on September 28, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
A yard is a terrible thing to waste

By Jaana Hatton When we bought our house in Wenatchee in October 2019, we got both twice the house and twice the yard we had intended.  In both cases, we have been delighted.  A few months ago I shared our … Continue reading

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Community volunteers reimagine and reenergize Greater Leavenworth Museum

By on September 28, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Community volunteers reimagine and reenergize Greater Leavenworth Museum

Story by  Marlene Farrell photos by  kevin farrell If the Greater Leavenworth Museum were a steam locomotive as seen in some of their exhibit photographs, its fuel would be the energy of a core of dedicated volunteers. Not only did … Continue reading

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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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