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Anja Petterson: Flying around the trails, often in sandals

By on October 28, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Anja Petterson: Flying around the trails, often in sandals

By Sarah Shaffer While mountain biking a couple of different times in the mountains surrounding Wenatchee, I came across this woman named Anja Petterson.  She wore sandals while trail running, and while I was huffing and puffing on the uphill … Continue reading

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Not just another pretty lake view

By on October 28, 2019 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Not just another pretty lake view

 These 1965 condominiums perfectly suit two owners with changing needs Story By Susan Lagsdin Photos by Mike Irwin The play of sun and clouds over Stormy Mountain and Bear Mountain, the crystalline blue span of water, dark sculpted horizons, hillside … Continue reading

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Making art in the new old way

By on October 28, 2019 in Arts with 1 Comment
Making art in the new old way

By Susan Lagsdin Kirk Dietrich is good natured about being 67, with his five super-tech-savvy design employees all at least 30 years younger than he is.  They’re experts in gaming, websites, social media, user interface, video.  “When I started doing … Continue reading

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Stretching for a Miracle

By on October 28, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Stretching for a Miracle

A first time for everything: Team-building teacher takes on a new director role By Susan Lagsdin It was a Wednesday night in early October. As Dani Schafer-Cloke came striding into the room, she flashed a hello to a few old … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee in November 2019

By on October 28, 2019 in Events with 0 Comments

Novel Seminar, Write on the River is now accepting applications for a seven-week novel seminar with Kay Kenyon. Topics include concept, character, plotting and narrative techniques as well as writing critiques. Deadline for applications is Dec. 30; classes begin Feb … Continue reading

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Pumpkin spice cartoon

By on October 28, 2019 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Pumpkin spice cartoon

The Comeback Kid(s)

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The Comeback Kid(s)

By Jim Brigleb Year 1993: My family moved to Wenatchee. Later, we moved away from Wenatchee in 2008. Now, we moved back to Wenatchee in 2019. Why? In locating to Wenatchee the first time, it followed a series of “cold … Continue reading

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Chil-co-sa-haskt — Last chief of the Entiats

By on October 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Chil-co-sa-haskt — Last chief of the Entiats

By Rod Molzahn Entiat Chief, Chilcosahaskt (no wonder white settlers called him Indian Silico), was willing to embrace most all of the Catholic doctrine he learned from Father Urban Grassi in 1874.  There was, however, one rule he could not … Continue reading

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Grateful people are happy people

By on October 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Grateful people are happy people

The trick is learning how to feel fortunate in this critical world By June Darling Years ago, I took a trip with a friend.  After we reached our destination and had dinner, she called her husband.  “Oh, honey, you would … Continue reading

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Ahhh, coffee… and it’s good for you, too

By on October 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Ahhh, coffee… and it’s good for you, too

By Jim Brown, M.D. People have been drinking coffee since the 15th Century.  Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. In fact, the most popular drinks worldwide are water, coffee and tea. It is estimated that 1.6 billion … Continue reading

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Short road trip may be best to see a Prairie Falcon

By on October 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Short road trip may be best to see a Prairie Falcon

By Bruce McCammon It was snowing on Jan. 16, 2016 as we walked through Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee.  As newcomers to the area, this trail served as a close and pleasant way to get some exercise, meet people … Continue reading

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What was your best day in 2019?

By on October 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
What was your best day in 2019?

By Mike Cassidy Editor Yes, I realize 2019 has lots of fine days left, but we are starting to gather entries in our “Best Day of 2019” contest. We are looking for stories about days that popped in your life… … Continue reading

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October 2019

By on October 22, 2019 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
October 2019

Take a fall march into the larches • Hey, SUP is fun afterall • The joy of playing with flowers • Passing the test at Jasper • Traveling to the end of the world • Cashmere Tudor was just right … Continue reading

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Merry Maids October

By on September 26, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Merry Maids October

Smithson for October

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Smithson for October

Gold in the backyard

By on September 23, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Gold in the backyard

By Dan Fitting Water features are a wonderful addition to a back yard, especially if you can include beautiful fish.  There’s just something about the sound of running water and the calmness of watching fish swimming slowly around the pond. … Continue reading

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Oh, joy, it’s the season for a LARCH MARCH

By on September 23, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Oh, joy, it’s the season for a  LARCH MARCH

Suggestions on where to find bright golden larches — without too much hard hiking Story and photos By Molly Steere While growing up, as the air developed the telltale crispness around the days’ edges indicating fall had arrived, my dad … Continue reading

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Could this really be fun? Stand-up paddleboarding opens up a whole new world

By on September 23, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Could this really be fun? Stand-up paddleboarding opens up a whole new world

By Jaana Hatton My journey to overcome biased thinking continues: this time it was stand-up paddle boards.  I never thought much of the activity, it seemed too lazy somehow. Well, that’s because I had never tried it. When my friend, … Continue reading

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The JOY of FLOWERS

By on September 23, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The JOY of FLOWERS

Story by Marlene Farrell Photos by Kevin Farrell Mary Rossing surrounds herself with beauty on a daily basis.  Before and after work, she’s in the garden of her newly launched Wunderbar Farms. Sunflowers, marigolds, cosmos, asters, phlox and other floral … Continue reading

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Serving probiotic tea to the flowers

By on September 23, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Serving probiotic tea to the flowers

Once a week Mary mixes up 16 gallons of compost tea.  “It’s probiotics for plants,” she said. Into a big barrel, Mary tosses a cheesecloth bag full of compost, kelp, molasses and lots of aerated water. After 24 hours, the … Continue reading

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Pet tales – October

By on September 23, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Pet tales – October

Kate Chandler, Wenatchee was out on a sunny Thursday evening with her dog, Avii. Avii is a 3-month-old Husky that Kate got from a breeder in Leavenworth. Kate said, “Avii is super smart and super sweet and when she gets … Continue reading

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Passing the test at Jasper

By on September 23, 2019 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Passing the test at Jasper

Story by Marlene Farrell Photos by Kevin Farrell The beginning and end of our eight-day family backpack trip in Alberta’s Jasper National Park featured a maintained, if muddy, trail and designated campsites.  Those sites equipped us with picnic tables, bear boxes, fire … Continue reading

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To the end of the world — at last

By on September 23, 2019 in Travel with 0 Comments
To the end of the world — at last

By Susan Campbell Shell A bicycle trip brochure was where I first read about Patagonia. It sounded like an interesting and challenging trip. I planned to do it “someday.”   Many years passed, and some friends and I were talking about … Continue reading

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Cashmere Tudor feels like home

By on September 23, 2019 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Cashmere Tudor feels like home

Story By Susan Lagsdin Photos by Terry Wadkins Photography Jennifer Burleson had admired the tall, brick and handsome house in Cashmere for a long time.  “We used to drive by just to look at it. I’ve always loved this house, … Continue reading

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Rapping Sewhilkin Jimmy

By on September 23, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Rapping  Sewhilkin Jimmy

By Susan Lagsdin Reading the printed text of rap is about as satisfying as the recitation of a grammatically translated Elvis song (“You are not anything but a hound dog, barking all the time… You have never caught a rabbit … Continue reading

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Adele Wolford: Maven of Arts on the Avenues looking to pass on her love of visual arts

By on September 23, 2019 in Arts with 0 Comments
Adele Wolford: Maven of Arts on the Avenues looking to pass on her love of visual arts

By Susan Lagsdin Adele Wolford, clipboard in hand, turned away from inspecting the popular bronze statue To Life at the east end of Wenatchee’s pedestrian walkway and greeted her interviewer in mid stride. “I’m working,” she called out cheerfully, gesturing … Continue reading

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What to do in the Wenatchee area for October

By on September 23, 2019 in Events with 0 Comments

Rocky Reach Hydro Project, now through 11/1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Museum, café, balconies that offer panoramic views to the dam and grounds, juvenile fish bypass system. A 90-seat theater shows movies and ample parking for recreational vehicles and … Continue reading

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Vacuuming cartoon

By on September 23, 2019 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Vacuuming cartoon

TIPSY TALKS Learning unleashed at the Bushel & Bee

By on September 23, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
TIPSY TALKS Learning unleashed at the Bushel & Bee

By Jamie Howell Anthony Lubetski, 29, showed up drunk for the lecture, a little wobble in his step, soft edges where his words were beginning to blend ever so slightly into one another.  Now, that’s one thing if you’re a … Continue reading

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How to shake off negative thoughts

By on September 23, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
How to shake off negative thoughts

October was always the least dependable of months … full of ghosts and shadows. Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist By June Darling Anna, my six-year-old granddaughter had a great time at Lego camp this year.  The problem was she didn’t realize … Continue reading

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