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Pet photos wanted

By on March 12, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet photos wanted

Pet photos wanted. We are looking for fun photos of pets and their owners to share with our readers. Email your photo — in “actual” or “original” size if coming from a smart phone — to editor@ncwgoodlife.com And, write a … Continue reading

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Bringing a glow to the night

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Bringing a glow to the night

By Yvette Davis Who says outside lights are just for Christmas time? Drivers on Maple Street in Wenatchee will now see lights year-round. Greg Johnson, a plumber with Day & Night Plumbing in Wenatchee, has always loved a nautical theme. … Continue reading

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Visiting the glory years of our parents

By on February 22, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Visiting the glory years of our parents

Obituaries – They’re really NOT for the dead By Andy Dappen If you want to remember loved ones — who they were and what they stood for — write their obituaries. I learned this lesson 12 years ago when my … Continue reading

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Saved family letters tell of war horrors, peacetime hopes and dreams

By on February 22, 2021 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Saved family letters tell of war horrors, peacetime hopes and dreams

By Dale Foreman This is what the doctor told him, he had a choice, amputate his leg or die.  He refused to let the old Sawbones cut off his leg and the doc told the nurse, take him into the … Continue reading

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Keeping family ties strong

By on February 22, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Keeping family ties strong

Twelve months of COVID makes for a long year away from kids and grandkids By Linda Reid When restrictions and shutdowns were first officially announced in March of last year, I remember listening to Governor Jay Inslee on the radio … Continue reading

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Pet Tales

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Pet Tales

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A diabetes called LADA

By on January 25, 2021 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
A diabetes called LADA

Her journey in discovering a disease hidden in plain sight By Jacqueline Haskins The mountains roll away in jagged waves, range after range. I feel like a raven, floating.  This morning we crawled out of the tent into dark specked … Continue reading

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Pet Tales

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Pet Tales

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By on December 28, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Catching lightning with a drone

By on December 28, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Catching lightning with a drone

By Ron Medeiros This photo is of Saddle Rock in Wenatchee was shot with a drone.  The type of photos is an AEB photo. (AEB mode will take multiple pictures of the same scene using different exposure values.)  The sky … Continue reading

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Best day in 2020 winner: Am I bragging? Maybe. Am I proud? Yes.

By on December 28, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Best day in 2020 winner: Am I bragging? Maybe. Am I proud? Yes.

By Candi West This is actually an easy one for me. Feb. 11, 2020 I started my weight loss journey because I had just let myself go. I have grandchildren that I really could no longer play with because of … Continue reading

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Best day in 2020: BBQ, matching shirts, grandsons — what a 4th!

By on December 28, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Best day in 2020: BBQ, matching shirts, grandsons — what a 4th!

By Bonnie Brawley We have had a 4th of July barbecue for family and friends for over 40 years. Another event cancelled because of COVID-19.  Our daughter and family in Spokane (Jason, Stephanie (Landes), Alec and Josh Barthell) have property … Continue reading

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Best day in 2020: It’s the BEST Day because I live here & I live now

By on December 28, 2020 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
Best day in 2020: It’s the BEST Day because I live here & I live now

By Marilyn Sherling What makes the best day for me?  Any day at all that I wake up in the USA. Especially in Washington state, and in Wenatchee. It’s the best day because I wake up every day to a roof … Continue reading

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Best day in 2020: Everything is beautiful

By on December 28, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Best day in 2020: Everything is beautiful

By Phil Cibicki This poem attempts to describe “my best day in 2020” during a recent experience I had while mountain biking.  I parked at the trailhead of the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust’s Horse Lake Reserve and headed up the Homestead … Continue reading

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Best day in 2020: Our stories continue: Filling a heart with joy

By on December 28, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Best day in 2020: Our stories continue: Filling a heart with joy

By Judy Weaver I wrote a story that was published in June edition of The Good Life about writing stories through the mail with my granddaughter, Camille.  Camille and I had a great time March through August writing and exchanging … Continue reading

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Chocolatier follows her heart

By on December 28, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Chocolatier follows her heart

By Sebastian Moraga Some leaps of faith are longer than others. Some leaps of faith are tastier than others.  Willow Merritt is a living, breathing, baking example of both.  A wildland firefighter, she started making chocolates a decade and a … Continue reading

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Dog walking is a joy for both animals and humans

By on December 28, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Dog walking is a joy for both animals and humans

by Marlene Farrell My daughter, Alice, loves dogs.  Most of her friends have dogs, Chihuahuas, pointers, labs, mutts. Alice pines over Komondorok, the big white mop dogs, and the regal Dobermans. She tucks away most of her allowance in a … Continue reading

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Thriving thanks to robust volunteer program

By on December 28, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

While COVID-19 has impacted the number of regular Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) volunteers and the total volunteer hours per month, the numbers are still impressive.  Fifty to sixty volunteers each month give 700 hours of time (vs. pre-COVID, about … Continue reading

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December 2020

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December 2020

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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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