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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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Going deep with Dan Feil

By on February 22, 2021 in Travel with 0 Comments
Going deep with Dan Feil

Warm crystal clear water, incredible fish, spectacular scenery, why not jump off a boat in the tropics? By Dave Graybill As the son of Bob Feil, founder of Bob Feil Boats and Motors in East Wenatchee, Dan Feil spent much … Continue reading

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A house with history

By on February 22, 2021 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
A house with history

And it shows in style and craftsmanship Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Mike Irwin The early 1990s was a time of transition for Jody Downes after her life hit a sad, rough patch.  Widowed and a mother of six … Continue reading

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Clean shots

By on February 22, 2021 in Arts with 0 Comments
Clean shots

For real estate photographer, the art is in the uncluttered details By Susan Lagsdin “I remember one of the first houses I photographed professionally,” Travis Knoop recalled.  “[Realtor] Kathy Emerick, liked my work but picked out one shot and said, … Continue reading

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Nita Paine

By on February 22, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Nita Paine

‘I love that we provide an outlet to people to express themselves, to find out who they are’ By Susan Lagsdin The thousands of people-hours needed to create community theater productions in our region are gladly donated by hundreds of … Continue reading

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Drive up cartoon

By on February 22, 2021 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Drive up cartoon

What to do around Wenatchee in March

By on February 22, 2021 in Events with 0 Comments

Please check all events to make sure none has canceled. Mission Ridge is open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Info: missionridge.com. 1 million cups, every first Wednesday of the month. 8 a.m. Entrepreneurs discover solutions and thrive when they collaborate … Continue reading

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Pet Tales

By on February 22, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet Tales

Omens for the ides of March

By on February 22, 2021 in Columnist with 2 Comments
Omens for the ides of March

By Susan Sampson When I turn the page on my wall calendar to March, it looks pretty bleak.  I see no national holidays or religious events to celebrate. Sometimes Easter falls in March, but not this year.  I do see … Continue reading

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Those Blair girls: An adventurous bunch

By on February 22, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Those Blair girls: An adventurous bunch

By Rod Molzahn George and Margaret Blair rolled into the Wenatchee Valley in October of 1883 with a four-horse team, Margaret’s 15-year-old son, Charles Davis, and a wagonload of little girls.  The gaggle of girls included 9-year-old Mary Irene (Mamie), … Continue reading

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Change of values, change to happiness

By on February 22, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Change of values, change to happiness

‘’I don’t know what to do! I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. …. Whoop! Hallo!”  — Scrooge, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens By June … Continue reading

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Are ‘brain enhancers’ effective?

By on February 22, 2021 in Columnist with 2 Comments
Are ‘brain enhancers’ effective?

By Jim Brown, M.D. I am sure all of us have seen ads for so-called “brain or memory” enhancers like Prevagen hundreds of times on television.  I have been skeptical of these claims and concerned at how effective the manufacturers … Continue reading

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Varied Thrush: Making a bold statement

By on February 22, 2021 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Varied Thrush: Making a bold statement

By Bruce McCammon Globally, the thrush family contains 169 viable species; three other thrush species are now extinct.  Eight of the 169 species are commonly seen in north central Washington (American Robin, Hermit Thrush, Mountain Bluebird, Western Bluebird, Swainson’s Thrush, … Continue reading

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A home is a store house of memories

By on February 22, 2021 in Columnist with 0 Comments
A home is a store house of memories

By Mike Cassidy Editor I smiled when the story on the featured home for this month came in, as it is the house on South Cleveland Street we owned in the 1990s. We had been looking for a house in … Continue reading

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February 2021 issue

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February 2021 issue

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Drone over a cold Columbia River

By on January 25, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 2 Comments
Drone over a cold Columbia River

By Ron Medeiros This is a shot of the Senator George Sellar Bridge that connects Wenatchee and East Wenatchee over the mighty Columbia River.  This was a cold winter morning as the sun was rising.  I was able to capture this … Continue reading

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Natural beauty for 2021

By on January 25, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Natural beauty for 2021

From May-October 2020, Cascadia Conservation District — a non-regulatory grant-funded organization dedicated to wise stewardship of all-natural resources — hosted a photo contest and calendar that combines appreciation for the environment with the artistic talent of local photographers.  The photo … Continue reading

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Jim and Carolyn Phillips — Don’t stop being active at any age

By on January 25, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Jim and Carolyn Phillips — Don’t stop being active at any age

By Sarah Shaffer Jim and Carolyn Phillips are local legends.  I have heard their names through the grapevine over the years as being an extremely athletic couple and eventually randomly met Jim while at a crag up the Icicle.  He … Continue reading

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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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Three days of running around beautiful Mount Rainier

By on January 25, 2021 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Three days of running around beautiful Mount Rainier

Story by Linda Reid I have had a life-long, intimate relationship with Mount Rainier.  In Seattle we were always grateful for days when we could say to one another, “The Mountain is out.”  My family has camped and hiked the … Continue reading

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First time ‘in charge’ of RV trip

By on January 25, 2021 in Travel with 2 Comments
First time ‘in charge’ of RV trip

You would expect some lessons were to be learned on extended trailer trip By June McCann I have been a camper all of my adult life; in tents, tent trailers, pickup campers, trailers, fifth wheels and motorhomes.  However, I have … Continue reading

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Peshastin home is a promise fulfilled, and filled with promise

By on January 25, 2021 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Peshastin home is a promise fulfilled, and filled with promise

Story by Susan Lagsdin Photos by Mike Irwin Tom and Shannon Reichert, her toddler in tow, each moved their accumulated adult-life possessions from two large homes and squeezed into an air-force base basic, 1,074 square-foot ranch in Tucson. That was … Continue reading

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Welding a career, polishing a life

By on January 25, 2021 in Arts with 0 Comments
Welding a career, polishing a life

Bronze artist starts fresh in Wenatchee By Susan Lagsdin After quickly summarizing several discreet steps in the process of sculpting bronze from clay to burnished metal (described more clearly on the internet than in this story), in a generous stroke … Continue reading

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One person’s junk is Lynn Palmer’s scrap metal art

By on January 25, 2021 in Arts with 0 Comments
One person’s junk is Lynn Palmer’s scrap metal art

By Jaana Hatton Lynn Palmer likes to work with her hands. Gardening, cooking and — welding.  Yes, those things are related. They are creative outlets, sparks of ideas that become real through her fingers.  It’s junk metal that really brings … Continue reading

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Pet Tales

By on January 25, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet Tales

Antenna cartoon

By on January 25, 2021 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Antenna cartoon

What to do around Wenatchee in Februry

By on January 25, 2021 in Events with 0 Comments

Please check all events to make sure none has canceled. Mission Ridge is open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Info: missionridge.com. Christmas lights will remain on until Valentine’s Day. Leavenworth becomes the Village of Lights with over half a million … Continue reading

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My Valentine: No marshmallow, but a sweetie

By on January 25, 2021 in Columnist with 1 Comment
My Valentine: No marshmallow, but a sweetie

By Susan Sampson My husband is unusually blunt.  We met on a tourist scuba diving boat in Hawaii when I was a brand new diver. “When I see people flopping around in the water like that, I usually don’t get … Continue reading

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