Today is Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

VALLEY LIFE
Mazama: November 23, 2016

Mazama: November 23, 2016

By Mandi Donohue I have two fun bits of news to report this week! For starters, Logan Ellis, sandwich maker extraordinaire, is back at the Mazama Store for a few days. While he’s home from school, be sure to stop by and say hi. Second, mark your calendars for a wildly fun event being hosted at...
Mazama: November 30, 2016

Mazama: November 30, 2016

By Mandi Donohue As much as I love the warm weather, the gorgeous hikes and the gardening in summer, the holiday season is absolutely my favorite time of year in the Methow. It is such a gift to wake up every morning in Lost River to our “air-brushed,” snow-capped mountains. I also love that there are...
Winthrop: November 30, 2016

Winthrop: November 30, 2016

By Ashley Lodato I hope everyone had a good holiday celebrating the kinship established in New England between the native residents of North America and struggling European refugees in the 17th century. In the spirit of promoting gratitude during this holiday season, I will dedicate this week’s shout-out to the Canadian visitor who dropped in...
Twisp: Nov. 30, 2016

Twisp: Nov. 30, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Last year, my entire immediate family of 22 came to the Methow, so naturally, it was our turn to go the distance, track the pass reports, and don some purple for the Apple Cup (sorry, Cougs). Despite the otherwise joyful family gathering, minus a day of a violent stomach bug, it always...
Winthrop: November 23, 2016

Winthrop: November 23, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Last Friday I joined some other parents in helping the Pacific Science Center’s touring educational staff set up exhibits at the elementary school. Out of the Science on Wheels van came ordinary tubs and boxes full of extraordinary items that perfectly straddled the grey line between the magic and the science of...
Twisp: November 23, 2016

Twisp: November 23, 2016

By Sarah Schrock The Methow Valley Community Center was all abuzz with activity this past week as it hosted a range of gatherings, most notably, the Standing Rock benefit vigil and the holiday bazaar. As part of Indigenous People’s Month, Nov. 15 was designated as a national day of recognition of the Standing Rock protest....
Mazama: November 16, 2016

Mazama: November 16, 2016

By Mandi Donohue “She’s baaaaack.” Contrary to popular belief, I was not in Hawaii with my sister. I can’t even wrap my brain around where that rumor started but I will say I do like piña coladas! Lliam and I drove down the coast to Los Angeles to visit friends and are now happy to be...
Winthrop: November 16, 2016

Winthrop: November 16, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Gratitude this week goes to the Spinners and Weavers Guild, who — despite (or perhaps in response to) the abundance of low-quality fabrics made cheaply by children in China and Bangladesh — continue to spin color and texture into functional art, bringing their beauty into our lives. The Spinners and Weavers Guild is having its annual...
Twisp: November 18, 2016

Twisp: November 18, 2016

By Sarah Schrock By the time this goes to print it will be a week since the remarkable upset shook our nation. Relieved Trump supporters are vindicated after suffering through the past eight years, and progressives are in state of fear and grief, dreading the result of the present-elect’s rhetoric and disposition. Fear and distaste...
Mazama: November 9, 2016

Mazama: November 9, 2016

By Bob Spiwak Editor’s note: former Mazama columnist Bob Spiwak is filling in for Mandi Donohue, the current Mazama columnist, who is on vacation. Monday morning: Another gray day, fog and light rain. The fog is not as acute as it has been in previous days. Earlier in the week, using utility poles as benchmarks, the...