Today is Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

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Mazama: December 5, 2018

Mazama: December 5, 2018

By Erika Kar Here I sit, brokenhearted. Tried to write, but can’t get started. Mazama is a quiet spot, not much happens, I kid you not. When Sunday comes, as it always does, a column comes due and my head starts to buzz. I poke around, looking for news, when there is none, I then get...
Mazama: November 28, 2018

Mazama: November 28, 2018

By Erika Kar I must have missed the memo last week. I see that my lovely Winthrop and Twisp counterparts both wrote about gratitude and thankfulness, while I wrote about the Mazama Store. So, in order to keep that thankful Thanksgiving vibe going, let’s talk about Thanksgiving. What were Mazamans doing over this nice long Thanksgiving...
Mazama: November 21, 2018

Mazama: November 21, 2018

By Erika Kar The Mazama Store is the hub of Mazama. And their tagline of “A Little Bit of Everything Good” really does hold true. Need an avocado? Check. How about a mousetrap? Check. Looking for a beautiful gift for a friend? Check. What about some rosewater for an obscure recipe? Check.  Your car needs oil?...
Mazama: November 14, 2018

Mazama: November 14, 2018

By Erika Kar For a sleepy November week, Mazama actually was hopping. Let’s start with the first elephant in the living room. Yes, you guessed it, the white stuff. Thursday was our first official snowfall, with Lost River receiving anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 inches on the ground, depending on who you ask. Thursday was...
Mazama: November 7, 2018

Mazama: November 7, 2018

By Erika Kar When Steve and Kim Bondi sold the North Cascades Base Camp to the Bush School two-ish years ago, there were a lot of changes for Mazama. Base Camp was just that for Mazama, a base camp for so many activities. One of the things that changed was the end of Soup Night. The...
Mazama: October 31, 2018

Mazama: October 31, 2018

By Erika Kar Longtime Mazama resident Bo Thrasher recently gave me some great history about the Mazama Halloween tradition. This fun event first began at the Lost River School, which was a Waldorf-inspired preschool that taught children from 2001 — 2008 and was housed where Serena Lockwood now lives. As a little side note, the Lost River School...
Mazama: October 24, 2018

Mazama: October 24, 2018

By Erika Kar If you read this little blurb on the back page with any regularity, you’ll know that I mention Kevin Petty pretty often. Quite a few people have asked who is this guy, anyhow? The time has come to formally introduce you to Kevin. Kevin Petty, resident of upper Lost River, or as we...
Mazama: October 17, 2018

Mazama: October 17, 2018

  By Erika Kar One of the very sweet things about living in Mazama this time of year is the onslaught of hunters in big trucks and camo that come into our deer-rich area looking for their big trophy. Ha ha, just kidding. I mean, that is happening, as it does every year around this time,...
Mazama: October 10, 2018

Mazama: October 10, 2018

By Erika Kar Do you know Lisa Picklesimer? Of course you know of her chocolates and caramels. Those boxes that appear at all the local shops sometime around Thanksgiving and don’t stop with their temptation until just after Valentine’s Day. And if you are in the Mazama Store on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you have definitely seen...
Mazama: October 3, 2018

Mazama: October 3, 2018

The beginning of October seems to usher in a brief quiet season. The amount of cars bombing down into the valley begins to slow, the line at the Mazama Store shortens, and residents’ shoulders and jaws relax. It won’t be long, though, until the snow falls on the valley floor and a new crop of...