"Live a good life, and in the end, it’s not the years in the life, it’s the life in the years."

A reluctant pickleball champion

By on June 22, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
A reluctant pickleball champion

Ex-Chelan resident once said: ‘There’s no way I’m going to play that rinky-dink, backyard sport’ By Sebastian Moraga Eighteen years later, Tyson McGuffin still remembers.  He was 12, and with his family’s athletic talent coursing through his veins, he used … Continue reading

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It’s a project house

By on June 22, 2020 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
It’s a  project house

When house hunting intentions were upset by love, these new owners got to work By Jaana Hatton We went on a house hunt in the fall of 2019. This was the criteria for the new home: small, one-level, move-in ready. … Continue reading

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My first experience in apple packing and changes in the Washington apple industry

By on June 22, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
My first experience in apple packing and changes in the Washington apple industry

By Jim Loudon My first real exposure to growing and packing apples was in 1943 when I was around 14 years old.  My folks rented the old Charlie Campbell place, located in the Methow Valley about three miles south of … Continue reading

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Toilet paper cartoon

By on June 22, 2020 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Toilet paper cartoon

Men, women, marriage & COVID-19

By on June 22, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Men, women, marriage & COVID-19

By Jim Brigleb Despite COVID-19, there is still Good Life to be had.  What do being newlyweds and “Stay Home — Stay Healthy” have in common? I know, I know. This sounds like a reach. But follow this for a … Continue reading

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The Southside: A little piece of paradise

By on June 22, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
The Southside: A little piece of paradise

By Rod Molzahn By 1889/90, all the usable land in the valley bottoms of north central Washington had been claimed, squatted on, homesteaded and settled.  Some of the last lands to be homesteaded in the Wenatchee area were the southern … Continue reading

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Don’t tell mom, but I talk with strangers

By on June 22, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Don’t tell mom, but I talk with strangers

By Jim Brown, M.D. Most people are not very comfortable starting a conversation with strangers, but there are many benefits in speaking with others and hearing their voices.  It helps us realize that they too have a life of thoughts, … Continue reading

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Gentle words to get through a crisis

By on June 22, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Gentle words to get through a crisis

By June Darling Covid-19 continues to wear on us.  My husband and I have experienced some health concerns for ourselves and others, as well as some economic worries.  What has impacted us the most, however, is taking care of three … Continue reading

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Two doves: One native, one an intruder

By on June 22, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Two doves: One native, one an   intruder

By Bruce McCammon We have two types of doves in north central Washington: Mourning Dove and Eurasian Collared Dove.  I hope this article helps you keep them straight.  The native Mourning Dove is one of the most commonly seen birds … Continue reading

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Seriously, this is no time to stop imagining

By on June 22, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Seriously, this is no time  to stop imagining

By Mike Cassidy Editor Yes, we know there is some serious stuff going on in the world. Even though many people are so “past it” when it comes to the coronavirus, the death toll worldwide keeps rising. In our own … Continue reading

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June 2020

By on June 17, 2020 in Past Issues with 0 Comments
June 2020

Stories of resilence and ingenuity in battling the boredom of the lockdown • One father, one dad: questions on Father’s Day • Goathead warrior attacks thorn plant • Breakdown in the Palisades • Thrills of kayaking in Zambia • Yoga … Continue reading

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Then and now

By on May 25, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Then and now

By Jim Brigleb I get a kick out of Dan McConnell’s cartoon “Then and Now.”  Like other readers, I’m led to reflect on how times have changed. And boy have they. Take television for example. Are you old enough to … Continue reading

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Wenatchee painting continues to fill with life

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Wenatchee painting continues to fill with life

By Jan Theriault Terry Johnson has a painting that is always in progress.  He first painted the 11th Anniversary as he sat near the Apple Capital Loop Trail walking bridge at First and Columbia. It was painted during the annual … Continue reading

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The Silly Dragon

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The Silly Dragon

Grandmother and granddaughter connect by writing a virtual book By Judy Weaver These last few months have been difficult and challenging for all of us — no matter our age, our gender or status. We have all been affected by … Continue reading

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Me, Maverick & a camera: So much to see

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Me, Maverick & a camera: So much to see

 By Guy Miner Well, our governor said it was okay to take a walk, or go for a bike ride… So, I threw caution to the wind and decided that a kayak paddle would substitute for riding a bike, though … Continue reading

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Meditation: Antidote in a pandemic

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Meditation: Antidote in a pandemic

By Linda Kelly I write this in the peak of the pandemic and as the world looks for a cure — miracle or scientific — for the physical ravages of COVID-19.  But what about a cure, or at least a … Continue reading

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Dealing with pandemic No. 2 — 100 years apart

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Dealing with pandemic No. 2 — 100 years apart

by ’Tricia Devereaux   My dear 106-year-old (she will be 107 on June 9) Great-Great Aunt Dorothy lived through the flu epidemic of 1918, and now she is living through the COVID-19 crisis of 2020.  To stay safe from this … Continue reading

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A mother’s tale during Covid-19

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
A mother’s tale during Covid-19

by Sarah Shaffer How do we keep our heads balanced, keep optimism and strength, when nothing seems balanced anymore?  This is my tale as a mother, as a lover of the wild and free outdoors, as a wife, as a … Continue reading

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One father, one dad, different men

By on May 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
One father, one dad, different men

The questions raised by a DNA test still linger on this Father’s Day By Alex Saliby My dad was Alexander Saliby, Jr. His name is on my birth certificate. I was his son.  At his funeral, the honor guard gave … Continue reading

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Goathead Warrior

By on May 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Goathead Warrior

Ridding the Valley of those thorns that puncture bike tires and wound dog paws By Doug Pauly A tall, white-haired guy in a camo hat walking down the street with a shovel, leather gloves and a black garbage bag makes … Continue reading

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Breakdown in the Palisades

By on May 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Breakdown in the Palisades

Where to turn when a fun adventure gets stalled in a cell phone dead zone By Annamarie Harden In mid-April, my sister and I decided to go for a drive out to the Palisades up to Douglas Creek.  We loaded … Continue reading

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Flipping over Zambia

By on May 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Flipping over Zambia

Kayaking in a boiling river, just downstream from one of the 7 wonders of the world by Tom Potter Zambia is home to an experience on every whitewater kayaker’s dream list: the Zambezi River.  As a natural border between Zambia … Continue reading

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Yoga in the Yukon

By on May 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Yoga in the Yukon

By Jan Albin-Bullock The sun is well above the horizon and because it is July in the north, I know that it will light the sky until midnight.  I find a flat place on the pebble beach, careful to avoid … Continue reading

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South Korea? Let’s do it

By on May 25, 2020 in Travel with 0 Comments
South Korea? Let’s do it

Great timing for an island wedding,     Korean mermaids and a taste of the sea By Mari Foreman Groff Last September, my husband Alan and I traveled to our Best Man’s wedding in South Korea. It was a big … Continue reading

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Industrial chic

By on May 25, 2020 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
Industrial chic

Photos by Travis Knoop John Sirmon had been building custom and spec homes for better than 15 years when he got his chance to go all in on his own home in Sunnyslope. A friend later defined it as “industrial … Continue reading

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Mask cartoon

By on May 25, 2020 in Cartoons with 0 Comments
Mask cartoon

Leyton’s Crazy World

By on May 25, 2020 in Arts with 0 Comments
Leyton’s Crazy World

12-year-old has YouTube channel: ‘Making people laugh and smile is my favorite thing’ By Leyton Pinto Twelve-year-old boys throw baseballs. They hit home runs and celebrate their touchdowns.  I can’t throw a baseball and I definitely can’t leap high into … Continue reading

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Steam boat captains – rock stars of the upper Columbia

By on May 25, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Steam boat captains – rock stars of the upper Columbia

By Rod Molzahn They were a brotherhood of fearless, skilled and well-paid men who knew the river — all its rocks, snags, rapids, whirlpools and channels.  They knew how to maneuver a 300 ton, 130-foot long, four-deck, steam powered rear … Continue reading

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