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Milk cartoon

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Milk cartoon

Kasey Koski’s real art? Art for everybody!

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Kasey Koski’s real art? Art for everybody!

By Susan Lagsdin Kasey Koski’s creativity colors just about every domestic and professional move she makes, and over the years it’s moved her art from personal to studio-scale to public.  “I call it CCD — my ‘creative compulsive disorder,’” She … Continue reading

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Aging (gracefully) with dogs

By on February 25, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Aging (gracefully) with dogs

By James Brigleb My parents had some friends who were a bit older than they, with no children at home.  We visited their home when I was perhaps 12. The couple had a Pomeranian named Teddy. The wife, Gerry, spoke … Continue reading

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The changing names of local towns

By on February 25, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
The changing names of local towns

By Rod Molzahn The 1880s and 1890s were a time of town building in north central Washington.  Settlements became villages, then towns, and during that process town names often changed. A small gathering of prospectors’ and trappers’ tents and shacks … 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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Don’t waste your suffering

By on February 25, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Don’t waste your suffering

What knocks us down can also lead us back stronger than ever By June Darling “When heaven is about to confer a great responsibility on any man, it will exercise his mind with suffering…”  — Meng Tzu, The Book of … Continue reading

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Sandhill Cranes: A life-changing experience

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Sandhill Cranes: A life-changing experience

By Bruce McCammon If there is one bird that is responsible for my interest in birds and bird photography, it is the Sandhill Crane.  My interest in photography goes back to my youth. I scanned photo magazines for dramatic landscapes … Continue reading

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Adversity requires rethinking about The Good Life

By on February 25, 2020 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Adversity requires rethinking about The Good Life

By Mike Cassidy Editor Columnist June Darling writes this month that adversity in life — while never popular with most of us — is key to growth. “…the highest levels of growth and development are ONLY open to those who … Continue reading

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February 2020

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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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Canoeing the vanishing Arctic

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Canoeing the vanishing Arctic

Story and photos By Andy Dappen Which wilderness river will we paddle next?  Every few years when our small group of local canoeists comes together to plan a multi-week paddling adventure, this is always the thorniest question. Over the years, … Continue reading

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Every day is an inspiration

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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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New home options in walkable Early American Cashmere

By on January 27, 2020 in Featured Homes with 1 Comment
New home options in walkable Early American Cashmere

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Mike Irwin Even if your current home is comfortable and nicely situated and you’ve become accustomed to its individual quirks, you probably experience “house lust” occasionally.  Maybe it’s reading about movie-star mansions (“dropped to … Continue reading

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Wenatchee artist roams and returns

By on January 27, 2020 in Arts with 1 Comment
Wenatchee artist roams and returns

Sometimes, you have to go away just so you can come back home By Susan Lagsdin Small towns and even small cities have their share of high school graduates who ache to light out on their own, to leave home … Continue reading

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Dance to a dream

By on January 27, 2020 in Arts with 0 Comments
Dance to a dream

‘I’ve known since middle school that I wanted to run my own dance studio’ By Susan Lagsdin When Becca Allen opened Next Step dance studio in 2008, she realized her own life was a series of judiciously calculated moves — … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee in February

By on January 27, 2020 in Events with 0 Comments

Homegrown Oldies Jam, every first and third Monday, 7 to 10 p.m. Riverside Pub. Cost: free.  NCW BLUES JAM, every second and fourth Monday. 7 – 10 p.m.  Riverside Pub. Cost: free. Wenatchee Paddle Club, every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. open … Continue reading

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Late night TV cartoon

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Late night TV cartoon

‘On the drift’ — Searching for a home in NCW

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‘On the drift’ — Searching for a home in NCW

By Rod Molzahn Lewis Detwiler began his migration west in 1866 when, at age 16, he left his home in Pennsylvania.  He set off to find relatives in Wisconsin and Illinois. The trip took about a year as he stopped … Continue reading

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What’s bugging you in bed?

By on January 27, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
What’s bugging you in bed?

By Jim Brown, M.D. In the past decade there seems to have been a resurgence in bed bug issues.  Some have suggested it is an epidemic.  Bed bugs are parasitic insects that live on human blood. They are small, round, … Continue reading

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Do you want a better marriage?

By on January 27, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Do you want a better marriage?

For starters, as June learned, try being a little less mean By June Darling Our children have asked my husband and me what we are most proud of. We both answer, “Our marriage.” Let me start by reminding you that … Continue reading

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Be wise, take a perceptive look at an owl

By on January 27, 2020 in Columnist with 2 Comments
Be wise, take a perceptive look at an owl

By Bruce McCammon I believe that owls are rather special birds.  They have a reputation for being wise and are frequently used in modern commercials to represent a figure of knowledge.  Beyond their symbolic nature, owls have distinctive physical characteristics. … Continue reading

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Car stories: There was this time…

By on January 27, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Car stories: There was this time…

By Mike Cassidy Editor Reading Vicki Olson Carr’s story this month about Leo Miller and his car museum in Chelan turned my thoughts to some of my cars, especially, my first car. It wasn’t even my car, it was my … Continue reading

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What was your best day in 2019? Our readers tell us theirs… and what fun days they were! • After 17 years of sitting in his backyard shop, Len Pugsley completes his boat project • Croatia by bike, boat and … Continue reading

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