Recycle some big metal

Methow Recycles in Twisp will conduct another Mega Metal Drive on May 25 and June 7, so start thinking about big chunks of metal you need to get rid of. That includes vehicles.

“When we have a commitment of at least 100 vehicles to be recycled, we will be able to schedule the crusher,” said Betsy Cushman, executive director of Methow Recycles.

Contact Gina Monteverde at 341-4264 or at if you have a vehicle you would like to have recycled. Appliances, roofing, large farm equipment and fencing are some of the other metal items that will be accepted.

Beer and bikes

Winthrop’s two newest events, celebrating beer and bicycles, are scheduled simultaneously for June 21 from 1 – 6 p.m. at the Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink. The Winthrop Hop Rendezvous will be a brewfest organized by the Old Schoolhouse Brewery in Winthrop. The Methow Single Track Solstice will be a mountain bike festival that Merle Kirkley and Leslie Luther are organizing. Laura Ruud, co-owner of the pub, said that more information will be available soon.

Options for long-term care

Sheila Brandenburg, a registered nurse at Jamie’s Place in Winthrop, will give a talk titled “Long-term Care for the Elderly” on March 18 at the Community Covenant Church in Twisp. The free event begins at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by Faith in Action Guardian Angels, a program of The Cove. Brandenburg will talk about the options for long-term care in the Methow Valley and Okanogan County. For more information, call Eunice Marchbank at 996-2569 or email