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Twisp: January 21, 2015

Twisp: January 21, 2015

By Sally Gracie I bet all of you crazy-for-the-Seahawks readers are feeling pretty good today. There were just a few minutes left when the tide finally turned. None of the earlier turnovers and interceptions seemed to matter in the last minutes of the fourth quarter.  With a little less than four minutes on the clock,...
Twisp: January 14, 2015

Twisp: January 14, 2015

By Sally Gracie Liberty Bell High School freshman Logan Butler earned community service hours by collecting Christmas trees at the Coyote Ridge Automotive drop-off point in Twisp last Saturday. Trees that would normally go to a burn pile will instead be used to improve fish habitat. The project was sponsored by the Yakama Nations Fisheries....
Twisp: Jan. 7, 2015

Twisp: Jan. 7, 2015

By Sally Gracie Happy 2015. I can’t say I’m sorry to see 2014 behind me. Let’s hope and pray that we have no repeat of our fire summer. Lightning doesn’t strike twice! My perfect little Noble fir stands lighted in the corner of the living room. I usually wait until Jan. 6, the twelfth day...
Twisp: Dec. 31, 2014

Twisp: Dec. 31, 2014

By Sally Gracie Mary Bean, wearing a “100 years” sash over her sweater, was feted at a fabulous birthday party on Saturday (Dec. 27). Months of organizing by Mary’s daughter, Jo Doyle, and others were evident in the decorations at the Methow Valley Community Center gym. These included a guest-book table — the book was signed by...
Twisp: December 24, 2014

Twisp: December 24, 2014

By Sally Gracie Happy birthday to one of the great ladies in the history of the Methow Valley, Mary Bean, who turns 100 on Dec. 30. From July through the summer, coverage of the fires and floods in the Methow Valley News was so absorbing that I read every story, then read it again. When...
Twisp: Dec. 17, 2014

Twisp: Dec. 17, 2014

By Sally Gracie The Twisp branch of North Central Regional Library (NCLR) is the hub of the Methow Valley Community Center. As Twisp’s librarian, Terry Dixon has helped to make it so. Those of us who volunteer or substitute at the Twisp Library do so out of our strong belief in the importance of libraries,...
Twisp: Dec. 10, 2014

Twisp: Dec. 10, 2014

By Sally Gracie Don’t forget to be a friend of the pool as you make your end-of-year charitable donations. Wagner Memorial Pool is 50 years old and showing its age. In 2015, the Friends of the Pool board wants to raise $115, 000 to reline the pool. Board member Patty Yates says that relining would...
Twisp: Nov. 26, 2014

Twisp: Nov. 26, 2014

By Sally Gracie Wouldn’t it be something if Rose Weagant could create a program about the 1948 flood as she did with “BURN: Stories of the Fire,” which played to a full house at The Merc Playhouse on Saturday (Nov. 22)? Ki Gottberg, artistic director of The Merc, explained that what we would see is...
Twisp: Nov. 19, 2014

Twisp: Nov. 19, 2014

By Sally Gracie Once again, I’d like to hear from you about your picks for best books of the year. Fiction or nonfiction, these should be books actually published in 2014. Additionally, I’d like to hear from book clubs about their best reads of the year. Your description should include title and author, setting, a...
Twisp: Nov. 12, 2014

Twisp: Nov. 12, 2014

By Sally Gracie As warm temperatures have lingered until this week, the lavender has re-bloomed and a shrub has scattered pink blossoms. The black-eyed Susans haven’t given up the ghost, and a geranium has a new bud. I could have brought it indoors. I feel we gave up summer here in the valley, so I’m finding...