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Susan Sampson | Pilots left their legacies on region

After I wrote about the Navy flight training program at Fancher Field, I was contacted by Bob Lindell, who had even more lore to recount. He recalled that even before the Navy came to Wenatchee, a civilian pilot training program was started in Wenatchee, and may have been instrumental in helping establish the Wenatchee Junior College.
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Susan Sampson | Moving to the valley means slipping into more casual clothes

I admit it — before I closed my office and retired to Wenatchee, I was a clothes horse. I was difficult to fit because I was shorter than the average American woman, so when I found a good quality suit with a basic design and a little flair, I’d use it until it wore out. I’d also choose one or two accessories per year, to try to stay fashionable. I wore high-heeled shoes comfortably until I noticed a younger client wearing flats. “Is that because you prefer flats, or because ...
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Transplanting wild roses and a lifestyle from the ‘wet side’

When we moved to Wenatchee I looked forward to planting a garden. I got plenty of great local advice. “You can grow anything, but don’t plant shrubs under the eaves. The snow falls of the roof and crushes them,” a former wet-sider warned us. The Master Gardeners at the farmer’s market coached us, “Kill off your lawn. Keep your compost damp. Don’t spray bugs that look like flies because some are really bees.”