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Contributors Sharon Altaras is an amateur sociologist, wannabe motorhead and fashionista. She enjoys walking the neighborhoods of Wenatchee. As a journalist, she’s covered courts, businesses and has helped launch an eco-conscious fashion magazine. Gary Jasinek, who in this edition writes about par-3 golf courses, has been in a love-hate relationship with the sport since he was 12 years old. He’s a member of Three Lakes Golf Club, where he has broken 80 several times. But only by accident. MK Resk cannot sit idle for long. Consequently, she is a Wenatcheebased writer, teacher, performer, volunteer, athlete and traveler. For more on her current projects and escapades, visit her at freespiritedfreelancer.wordpress. com. Steve Maher, a former editor and reporter at The Wenatchee World, is an avid long-distance runner, cyclist, hiker and skier. He also enjoys keeping tabs on the local art and music scene. Kathryn Stevens, owner of Atlas & Elia Photography, merges her years of professional experience in photojournalism with her love for natural-light portraiture to specialize in fine-art wedding and family photography. See her latest thoughts at Writing about unique homes is a joy for Bremerton native Dee Riggs. She likes exploring the thought process that goes into building or remodeling a home. The University of Washington graduate has worked at The Wenatchee World since 1977. Give Mike Irwin a reason to go and he’s gone. The Wenatchee World reporter and blogger loves to wander the area’s towns and back roads in search of the odd and interesting. Rick Steigmeyer is an amateur vintner who enjoys writing about wine, food and local entertainment on his Winemaker’s Journal blog at He’s been a World reporter since 1989. 4


May / June 2012

Contents 28 Texting ... Darci Waterman 6 3 Reasons We ♥ 30 It’s Alive! 8 Fast 5 It’s Alive! Apple Blossom Festival, you had us at “Hello”

Mike Irwin in the great outdoors. Don’t worry; he’s wearing clothes.

10 Trail Mix

Mike Bonnicksen shares images from Quincy, Colockum areas

1985 Apple Blossom queen is still festival royalty

Golf pro Pat Welch helps us build a monster 18

38 Leave Your Drivers Home

Par 3 courses are easier, but not pushovers


12 Throwback

Logged On

Tanner Wood digs the older models

14 Spring Rolls

Five great cycling routes for roaming

20 Bread’s Best Friend

Dilly Deli’s Caprese Salad Sandwich recipe

22 A More

Natural Clean Green cleaning tips from local experts

26 Hooked on Tulips

It’s showtime in Connie Wescott’s garden

Fuller home is Ponderosa pine perfection


Emerging Artist

Painter Lindsay Breidenthal is a creative force

52 Dryden


Wedge Mountain Winery is small by design

58 Vine Views

Barb Robertson sips and tells on local bottles


Orchestrated Event Images from symphony orchestra’s 65th-annual gala

Foothills Magazine May-Jun 2012  
Foothills Magazine May-Jun 2012  

The premier lifestyle magazine for North Central Washington