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Mazama: January 18, 2017

Mazama: January 18, 2017

By Mandi Donohue All right, ladies, get out those pink hats — you know the ones I’m talking about — and join us this Saturday in Twisp at the Methow Valley Community Center. And men who appreciate your women strong, smart and courageous, we’ll see you there as well at 9:45 a.m. to march alongside your equals. On Saturday we’ll...
Mazama: January 11, 2017

Mazama: January 11, 2017

By Mandi Donohue When I worked at the Mazama Store, we didn’t have Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, etc. Instead, we had Egg Days, Oatmeal Days and Quiche Days. What Rudy Peterson ate for breakfast is how we acknowledged the passing of time. “Honey, did you hear Rudy is leaving?” My stomach dropped when I heard it....
Mazama: January 4, 2017

Mazama: January 4, 2017

By Mandi Donohue Friday we woke to a Winter Wonderland in Mazama. We were gloriously socked in! Big, fat tree branches were loaded with gobs of sparkly frosting like a child overdoing a gingerbread house. All we needed were gumdrops lining the streets! This morning has more of a Halloween feel as twisted, icy fingernails from...
Mazama: December 28, 2016

Mazama: December 28, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Only a few days past winter solstice and a few days before New Year’s Eve, a time of endings and beginnings, I thought it might be a good week for some contemplation. I went in early to work on Saturday, so I could leave for a couple of hours for a Christmas Eve...
Mazama: December 21, 2016

Mazama: December 21, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Yes, Missi Smith. There is a Santa Claus. After ads placed in the “Lost and Found” section of the Methow Valley News, after countless radio spots galore, the adult gift stolen from you at last year’s white elephant party has been returned. When I asked the jolly elves of this valley to manifest...
Mazama: December 14, 2016

Mazama: December 14, 2016

By Mandi Donohue The holiday bazaar in Winthrop is absolutely one of my favorite days of the year in the Methow. Not only does it make my little entrepreneurial heart sing, but it is shopping local at its absolute best. I always do a quick lap and then dive in more closely. This year didn’t disappoint!...
Mazama: December 7, 2016

Mazama: December 7, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Due to the current state of affairs in our country, the growing chasm between two political systems (more often than not a growing divide between family and friends), the spirit of Christmas feels a bit lackluster this year. Even the snow is sleeping in, much to our chagrin. I know I have been...
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...
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...