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Flying Farmers

Darold Wax | Mansfield's flying farmers paid a price

Charles Lindbergh created an immediate sensation when his 33 hour solo flight across the Atlantic ended successfully outside Paris on May 21, 1927. He became an instant hero. First Paris mobs and then the entire world — from Bombay, India to Bogota, Columbia — erupted in celebration.  Man and machine — the Spirit of St. Louis — had triumphed in a dramatic demonstration of technology in service to humanity.
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Walk and Talk Series 1

Susan Ballinger | Popular walk-and-talk series underway in Wenatchee

Last Thursday evening, a group of 12 valley residents gathered at the Saddle Rock Trailhead to take a trip back into time. Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is offering a free, 10-week Thursday evening Walk-and-Talk series in the Wenatchee Foothills and Chris Rader was the third featured guest speaker on May 5. Chris is a local history researcher and writer, recently retired from the  Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. 
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Susan Sampson | What's that bird?

What’s that bird? The one on the feeder filled with seed is a goldfinch. That hovering predator is a kestrel, our smallest falcon. The tan bird with the black mask over its eyes is a cedar waxwing. Can you find the yellow warbler with the rippled red lines down its breast? 
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Barbara Flick | We all live in fire country

Whether we like it or not, everyone in the Wenatchee Valley lives and works in a fire-prone area. Last year it was more true than usual, given Wenatchee’s record-breaking drought and heat. As stewards of this beautiful place we call home, it is the responsibility of everyone to acknowledge the reality that we live in an area with high fire risk, make plans and take action to mitigate that risk. 
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Pink Bubblegum Dahlia

Linda Holmes Cook | The Nitty Gritty

Like everyone else in the valley, I “sprang” forward on March 13, fooling myself into thinking that the days have actually become longer. At the same time, I noticed more days with temperatures creeping tentatively into the high 40s-low 50s. For gardeners, such days are a clarion call to play in the dirt – simply irresistible! On just such a day last week, I and others of the NCW Dahlia Society spent a couple hours preparing the soil for planting. We were pretty happy to find that the soil seemed ...