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Paula Walters | Every book club has its own unique backstory: Regional library system serves hundreds of clubs

Are you a reader? Are you someone who would like to discuss the books you read with others? Would you like to start a book club? If so and if you would like some guidelines, coming soon to your library will be a free class on how to start and maintain a book club. Watch for posters in your library that will be announcing these programs.
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Betsy Steele | Elegy to the park

“Okay, I’m helping folks learn about birds, to focus in on their calls, songs, fleeting glimpses. This is lovely spring that (in the words of the James Russell Lowell poem “June”) ‘comes flooding back with a ripply cheer…,’ “ I thought as we entered the park from Bird Fest Central in mid-May. Swallows flew over, song sparrows sang, and a tiny elusive yellow warbler began its territorial “sweet sweet” singing just as cordless drills rang out, to be complemented by a leaf blower and then, a radio was turned on ...
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Susan Ballinger | Neotropical migrants raising young in our canyons

Hanging clothes on my backyard clothesline gives me a chance to look west, up into the V-shaped No. 2 Canyon, where steep sagebrush-covered slopes plunge down to the brushy canyon bottomland. As I hang deep-blue jeans, bright white sheets, and a sienna orange tee shirt, I picture these three vivid colors marking a singing male lazuli bunting, just up the canyon. He is perched atop a serviceberry, at the edge of the tangle of trees and shrubs that shade the small creek. As I hang a bright yellow towel, my ...
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Barbara Flick | Stay firewise

A few weeks ago, for the sixth year in a row, property owners in Forest Ridge and the Upper Squilchuck Valley came together to celebrate their annual Firewise Day with a potluck get-together. Chief Mike Burnett and other officers of Chelan County Fire District 1 attended, as well as their mascot, Sparky. Both children and adults enjoyed getting up close to the fire trucks and equipment. Chief Burnett thanked the group for providing opportunities for the fire district to interact with citizens to facilitate and encourage the use of fire-resistant ...
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Jean Towers | Those smile-filled, glorious days at Wells House

We all know it as Wells House, but it should really be called Clark-Wells house after the two prominent families who originally lived there. One, the W.T. Clarks, who built it and raised a family of five children. What fun they must have had playing in all those rooms and filling the house with laughter! Two, Mr. and Mrs. A.Z Wells, whose only child died shortly after birth, which made for a more quiet, subdued lifestyle, but just as full of love for the house.