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Carin Smith | Update on Wenatchee’s public off-leash dog park

I’m the chair of a local group called FIDO (Friends Improving Dog Opportunities) that is working to create a network of public, no-fee off-leash areas in the Wenatchee Valley. We have made great progress over the summer towards our goal of creating the first such park. It will be part of the Hale Park property, which is located south of Pybus Public Market along the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail. The off-leash area will be the 2.5 acres south of the Pedestrian Pipeline Bridge. If you go down there, you ...
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Katie Covey | 5 Things to Love About Living in Wenatchee

My name is Katie Covey, and I am currently a senior at Washington State University. As I am starting out my senior year, the unsettling feeling of what to do after I graduate is slowly creeping up and the dreaded question of “so what’s next after college?” is becoming more common in my daily life. I will be graduating with a BA in Rhetorical and Professional writing, which clearly is no accounting major.
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Dan Sollom | Dream golf: A book report

Author’s note: It’s been nearly 50 years since my last book report, back to the 10th grade, I think. I still remember struggling over writing something halfway intelligent about “Catcher In The Rye” by J.D. Salinger — Holden Caulfield coming of age and dealing with angst and alienation that many 15-year-old high school kids were expected to relate to. I think I remember getting a C on the paper, so use that letter grade as a measuring stick for what you are about to read. Thanks.)
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Dave and Nancy Bartholomew | 5 Things to Know

We are Dave and Nancy Bartholomew. For all of our lives we have tried to lead a sustainable lifestyle. This is a journey, not a destination, and as such we know we have plenty of room for improvement. One resource for learning how to lead even more sustainable lives is from others on the same journey.
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Susan Sampson | Pybus Public Market is a weekly treat

Every Saturday morning, all summer, I treat myself to a shopping trip to the Pybus Farmers Market. My trip is cheap recreational shopping compared to shopping at the mall, and shopping at the farmers market is practical — usually. Most recently, I’ve loaded up on ripe peaches from East Wenatchee, Kalstrom’s fresh corn picked the night before and this season’s apples. I’ve baked my second pie of the season — the first was that old standby, Gravenstein. Next was Sweet Tango, the supposed competitor to Honeycrisp, but in my opinion, ...
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Wendell George | Little Joe asks about the number four

For Native Americans the Four directions, Four winds, and Medicine Wheel describe what life is all about. The number Four has fascinated the world since the beginning. The Greeks with the Four basic elements, Earth, Air , Water and Fire which match the North, West, South, and East counterclockwise directions. The Bible with the Four winds to one spirit and the Four Horsemen. The first Four numbers are the scientific basis of the whole physical universe. They point to the unity of our psyche and matter.
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Alex Wiecking | The expedition of happiness

Dear boys, girls, men and women of the world, life is too darn brief to not commit to the simple joys present everyday. We are frequently surrounded by all categories of people, emotions, situations, and positions, yet we so tend to focus on the negative ones. Why is that?
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Terry Vranges | Maintaining focus, one day at a time

The line between life and death is skirted when chemicals are pumped into our bodies with reckless abandon. They take an otherwise authentic walk through life and turn it into a stupefied stumble down life’s path. My stumbles and bumbles led me to county jail. My choice to change has led me to drub rehabilitation.
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Wendell George | Little Joe discovers language can be confusing

Little Joe’s heart synchronized with the ancient two beats per second rhythm of the ceremonial drums. His vision swirled in ever descending spirals as he relaxed and felt his worries dissolve. The incoming frequencies exploded into vivid colors uncovering a long-sought memory. Other recognized patterns gradually emerged into his awareness. Even with minimum input and analysis, the meaning became clear to him. He sensed this was the survival instinct of his ancestors: his Spirit Power (Sumach) in action.
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Dave Moazed | 5 Things to Know

My name is Dave Moazed, and I’m Trout Unlimited. Specifically, I’m the chapter president of the Icicle Valley TU chapter in Leavenworth. I’m TU because our area steelhead, Chinook and coho require cold clean water to survive, just as we humans do. Trout Unlimited is the leading cold water conservation organization in the nation.