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Kindergarten round-up preps students for next school year

Kindergarten round-up preps students for next school year

Kindergarteners and their families will find some changes for the upcoming year, including an opportunity for families to meet teachers when school starts in the fall. At these conferences, they’ll be able to set goals that will also help the school create balanced classes for incoming kindergarteners.
Math is Cool team takes second place in regional meet

Math is Cool team takes second place in regional meet

The Methow Valley Elementary School fifth-grade Math is Cool team took second place in one of six regional competitions around the state on Saturday (March 19) in Wenatchee. Thirteen regional schools were represented. The competition consists of individual math tests, mental math, and various team competitions. The school sent three teams of four students each,...
Easter Egg hunt delayed

Easter Egg hunt delayed

The annual Twisp Valley Grange Easter egg hunt — delayed because of the snowpack at Pearrygin Lake State Park — will be on April 23 at the Twisp Town Park. The free event, co-sponsored by Ulrich’s Pharmacy and Winthrop Kiwanis, will feature a barbecue, prizes and pictures with Easter Bunny. The fun begins at 11:45 a.m. For more information, call...
Easter services

Easter services

Below are schedules for Easter week services provided by local churches. • Easter sunrise service, Twisp Commons (next to Methow Valley Community Center), 7 a.m., open to all. • Methow Episcopal Church: Maundy Thursday (March 24), Good Friday stations of the cross (March 25), Saturday Easter vigil (March 26), all services at 5 p.m. at...

Another big Bite for valley projects

The community’s generosity — and appetite — once again made the Bite of the Methow a success. More than 350 tickets were sold for the event at the Winthrop Barn on Saturday (March 12), sponsored by the Winthrop Kiwanis. Between ticket sales and proceeds from the silent and live auctions, more than $30,000 was raised to support community projects...
Community briefs: March 16, 2016

Community briefs: March 16, 2016

Buy a brick, or two The Methow Valley Community Center’s “That’s My Brick” campaign for its Memory and Community Garden will resume April 4, when orders will be taken. A donation pays for a customized personal brick that will be used in the garden. To learn more, visit www.thatsmybrick.com/mvmg. For more information, call 996‑3555. New...
Community briefs: March 9, 2016

Community briefs: March 9, 2016

Business preparedness workshop A free business preparedness and resiliency workshop will be offered on Thursday (March 10) from 9 a.m. – noon at the Winthrop Barn. The workshop will be led by Annie Schmidt, director of policy and partnerships for the Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, and Kirsten Cook, Firewise Program Coordinator for the Okanogan Conservation District....
All kinds of kids’ stuff

All kinds of kids’ stuff

Almost 100 kids have learned to play chess, program robots, work with horses — or just work out the kinks by skiing or dancing — through expanded after-school activities this year. The Methow Valley Elementary School’s Cub Club offerings have been broadened this year from activities like cooking, art …
Community briefs: Feb. 24, 2016

Community briefs: Feb. 24, 2016

Father-daughter dance Twisp Valley Grange will host a father-daughter dance on Saturday (Feb. 27) from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance and can be purchased at Hometown Pizza in Twisp or Robins Egg Bleu in Winthrop; or $10 at the door. The theme is “When We Were Young — ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.” For more information, email...
Budding gourmets

Budding gourmets

Liberty Bell students Zane Herrera, left, and Michael Marchese Hafsos prepared a Caesar salad and homemade tortilla chips and dip for a Top Chef competition at Sun Mountain Lodge last week. Sun Mountain acting executive chef Pete McKenny and teachers from Omak and Cashmere judged the three teams — Liberty Bell, Cascade (Leavenworth) and Omak — on how they...