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VALLEY LIFE
Twisp: November 9, 2016

Twisp: November 9, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Daylight Saving (not savings) Time was first implemented in WWI by the Germans and later adopted by Great Britain. After the war, it was repealed and re-instituted again during the Second World War by most of the Western world. Again, after the war, it was repealed and then left to the states...
Winthrop: November 9, 2016

Winthrop: November 9, 2016

By Ashley Lodato  This week’s shout-out of gratitude goes to 14-year-old Travis Grialou, who recently completed his annual campaign for Little Star Montessori School’s scholarship fund. In his fourth year of running to earn funds for the project begun by Taylor Woodruff, Travis covered more than 200 miles resulting in $3,045 in pledges from Little...
Lower Valley: November 9, 2016

Lower Valley: November 9, 2016

By Joanna Bastian I once heard someone say, “Drawing is in our DNA.” The original written languages were drawings. All around the world, stories are painted and carved into rock surfaces — a tantalizing message board providing a glimpse into the lives of people who lived in that very spot long before we stumbled across the same...
Mazama: November 2, 2016

Mazama: November 2, 2016

By Bob Spiwak Editor’s note: former Mazama columnist Bob Spiwak is filling in for Mandi Donohue, who is on vacation. My name is Bob and I endorse the following stuff. It is a foggy fall day, as has been the case for some time now as winter creeps ever closer. There has been snow on Washington...
Winthrop: November 2, 2016

Winthrop: November 2, 2016

By Ashley Lodato The season of gratitude and giving kicked off nicely this weekend with a small but appreciated gesture from fourth-grader Sam Patterson. A customer called Sam’s mom’s store, Glover Street Market, inquiring about buying pumpkins. The store didn’t have any, and the customer hung up. But a few minutes later the customer got...
Twisp: November 2, 2016

Twisp: November 2, 2016

By Sarah Schrock While Ninjas, Jedi Masters, and Superheroes battled the insidious forces of the Dark Side from Burgar Street and beyond Monday night, I couldn’t help but explore the origins of Halloween a bit more. Referring to the Christian holiday known as All Hallow’s Eve which celebrates the eve of All Saints Day, a...
Mazama: October 26, 2016

Mazama: October 26, 2016

By Mandi Donohue As the snow and fog haunt us from the mountaintops, with frightening tales of the past and menacing warnings of what’s to come, Halloween has crept right in next to us while we weren’t looking! Do you have your costumes yet? Lliam and I are currently headed to California, taking our time down...
Winthrop: October 26, 2016

Winthrop: October 26, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Just over a year ago, valley resident and quilter Meghan Rudholm started planning a quilting retreat and show at Sun Mountain Lodge. Meghan has worked for Sun Mountain since 2000, and over the years has helped host several quilting groups who hold retreats at the lodge. Last year she realized that the...
Twisp: October 26, 2016

Twisp: October 26, 2016

By Sarah Schrock I love Halloween. The Methow Valley Senior Center’s Halloween Sale collection is pretty well picked through, but if you are still looking to add a little flare, or pick up some whacky accoutrement to finish off your costume, it’s worth a look-through. Especially if your costume needs some black, there’s an entire...
Lower Valley: October 26, 2016

Lower Valley: October 26, 2016

By Joanna Bastian Last Monday I decided to start the day off right, by getting up early to exercise, eat a healthy breakfast and pack a slimming salad for lunch. Here’s how the day transpired: • 5:30 a.m. Bounced out of bed, unrolled exercise mat and assumed plank position. • 7:30 a.m. Woke up face-down...