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Twisp column
Twisp: July 18, 2018

Twisp: July 18, 2018

By Sarah Schrock We’ve made it to mid-July smoke free! So that’s reason to celebrate. The summer heat has finally arrived after a blustery cool June and now it’s time to head for the hills or water to escape it. Patterson Lake is a perfectly refreshing temperature and the river is starting to be tolerable....
Twisp: July 11, 2018

Twisp: July 11, 2018

By Sarah Schrock “This is my favorite event of the whole year.” “This is the best Arts Fest, yet!” “This event keeps getting better and better.” “The booths were so creative, much better than previous years.” These are some of the accolades shared with me in small talk at this year’s bicycle-themed festival. I concur....
Twisp: July 4, 2018

Twisp: July 4, 2018

By Sarah Schrock On the eve of our independence, reflecting upon the nature of our personal freedoms as Americans is an exercise in gratitude. One of the freedoms that’s easy take to granted is our ability to dream and travel. As Americans, our passports can get us almost anywhere in the world, thanks to our...
Twisp: June 27, 2018

Twisp: June 27, 2018

By Sarah Schrock Well, that was interesting. It sounded like a freight train coming into town, followed by a crash, snap, boom. I am not talking about the New Old Time Chautauqua that swept through over the weekend leaving a wake of festival fury; I am talking about the freakish wind and thunderstorm Sunday night...
Twisp: June 20, 2018

Twisp: June 20, 2018

By Sarah Schrock Bee! I’m expecting you! By Emily Dickinson Bee, I’m expecting you! Was saying Yesterday To Somebody you know That you were due – The Frogs got Home last Week – Are Settled, and at work – Birds, mostly back – The Clover warm and thick You’ll get my Letter by The seventeenth;...
Twisp: June 13, 2018

Twisp: June 13, 2018

By Sarah Schrock I know Ashley wrote about Kids’ Fishing Day last week, but I couldn’t resist crossing the territorial divide and report on the Winthrop event at the National Hatchery last Saturday because it is so widely attended. Let me back up: I was inspired to write about the hatchery after my son’s Boy...
Twisp: June 6, 2018

Twisp: June 6, 2018

By Sarah Schrock While many residents were enjoying the fabulous Saturday weather at the Public School Funding Alliance celebration at Rockchuck Ranch, or perusing the many yard sales or farmers market in town, dedicated firemen were up on Alder Creek for a practice house burn. Every so often, Okanogan County Fire District 6 gets the...
Twisp: May 30, 2018

Twisp: May 30, 2018

By Sarah Schrock Among the thousands of visitors to the valley over Memorial Day weekend, one group included locals returning home for Liberty Bell High School’s class of ’98 20th Reunion. The 20-year reunion marks a unique passage of time because it’s the one where graduates have been out of school, away from home, for...
Twisp: May 23, 2018

Twisp: May 23, 2018

By Sarah Schrock As if the lush hills of May aren’t enough to warrant celebration, as it turns out May is full of obscure holidays to give reason for jubilee. It struck me midway through this month, that there were a lot of days of recognition that keep making headlines or finding their way into...
Twisp: May 16, 2018

Twisp: May 16, 2018

By Sarah Schrock I can firmly say that the talk around town this past week centered around the river. Lots of social media posts of people’s properties getting wet, lots of comments like, “have you seen the river?”… “Raging, yeah, I haven’t seen it this high since ’06,” or “it’s getting kinda crazy out there!”...