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Short hikes on the long PCT

Other than some extreme sports, one of the most agreed-upon measures of athletic physical endurance is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

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December 2020

Fabulous feet: ‘We're just dancing for the love of dance right now'

Editor’s note: At our deadline, COVID-19 restrictions were reinstated and the studio is again temporarily closed.

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December 2020

If you're in, you win:Rules of the roundabout

Western Avenue was the freeway of my youth — a straight, uninterrupted stretch of road one mile west of my hometown’s main drag.

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December 2020

Edible Yule tree: Please eat the ornaments

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.

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December 2020

What's it worth?

The question is easy to ask, but for art appraiser Jerry goroski, the answer takes some work

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December 2020

An artisan creating comforts for body and soul

As autumn days grow darker and colder, many of us pine for summer, just like Shawna Villalvazo.

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December 2020

ODE TO LIVE MUSIC

Remembering a time before the music stopped

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November 2020

Okandogs: Rescuing dogs — and now, feeding starving cattle

Tom and Jan Short have a wonderful home in Cashmere, right on the Wenatchee River.

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November 2020

Werner Janssen writes about the intriguing life of Harriet Bullitt

When I retired as manager of Holden Village after 20 years of being involved in the development of the facility and community, our family moved to Leavenworth, which had become an unofficial next-step community for numerous individuals and families leaving Holden after serving as employees or volunteers.

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November 2020

I'm in luck: A Horned Lark in full display

I saw my first Horned Lark when I visited the Columbia Wildlife Refuge with a friend many years ago.

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November 2020

THE ATHLETIC LIFE High elevation adventures with Peter Graf — a man on the run

I had heard that Pete Graf runs all over the place, up high mountain peaks (that I have hiked and they are steep) and that he can run for hours.

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November 2020

Riding the wind

Perhaps you have looked up in the sky during the spring, summer or fall months and seen colorful balloon looking specks in the sky.

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November 2020

Doing good for others, then and now

Over 100 years ago, America was experiencing similar things, the Spanish Flu and the First World War.

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November 2020

Four seasons add spice to our lives

When we moved from the west side of the state in 2016 after living in Seattle for over 60 years, we were (and still are) asked the same question by people on both sides of the mountains, “Why did you move to Wenatchee?”

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November 2020

Designer has the feel for space

Diana Hoyt, the interior stylist with Deep Water Home & Electronics, designed much of the Carlisle Classic Builders entry in the 2020 virtual Home Tour (see related story).

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November 2020

BREAKINGIN A NEW KNEE

When the pain becomes too much, going under a knife is the option

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November 2020

Grandparents answer the School Bell

The pandemic has thrust some families together, with parents working from home and kids learning remotely, using a dining room or kitchen nook as a makeshift classroom.

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November 2020

Look quickly, a Chukar won't linger for long

Your word of the month is “gallinaceous.”

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October 2020

The West called and Guy Waring answered

From Boston he came, again and again and again, until the end

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October 2020

‘We have always loved Mexico'

Friends and family said, “Why Mexico? Aren’t you afraid of crime and the food?”

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October 2020

Mothers, daughters, mountains and dirt

We stepped onto a trail, one after the other, until all seven of us stood on that flat dusty ribbon.

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October 2020

Got beautiful nature photos?

From the ridge tops to the valley bottom, Chelan County provides residents and visitors alike with a spectacular place to live, work and play.

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October 2020

Volunteer power

Community members reimagine and reenergize Greater Leavenworth Museum

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October 2020

A yard is a terrible thing to waste

But going from grass to blooms involves heavy digging

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October 2020

Hoping for hops: Shade and a cold beer

I have always prided myself in being a life-long learner. I push myself to keep trying new things.

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October 2020

Barging down a French canal

Not too long ago — before the COVID-19 travel restrictions — some of our friends, who had travelled the world extensively, were planning a trip to France for three weeks.

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October 2020

A tiny challenge Just for the LOVE of it At Home

The last thing I needed was another house — even if it was just a tiny house.

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October 2020

The FIRE this time

‘Be prepared plan’ softened panic, but still, time was wasted on non-essentials

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September 2020

THE BEST VIEWS COME AFTER THE TOUGHEST CLIMBS

Though there are no certainties in life, you can always count on the mountains to offer peace, beauty and space for thought.

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September 2020

Surfing on Lake Chelan?!

Technology brings beach sport to wave-less inland lakes

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September 2020