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LBHS students learn about recycling, landfill processes

LBHS students learn about recycling, landfill processes

Thirty-nine Liberty Bell High School science students saw first-hand how and how much solid waste is handled in the Methow Valley on a March 31 field trip to Methow Recycles and the Okanogan County central landfill, according to a Methow Recycles press release. The field trip followed recycling-related lessons with Methow Recycles plant manager Susan...
Community briefs: May 8, 2015

Community briefs: May 8, 2015

Westernization revisited John Lester and Larry Higbee were there at the beginning, when Winthrop adopted its Westernization theme more than 40 years ago. Learn how it all came about at a free community meeting on Thursday (April 9) at the Winthrop Barn. Refreshments will be available at 6 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:30...
DNR offers wildfire preparation info for area residents

DNR offers wildfire preparation info for area residents

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has organized a series of wildfire preparedness meetings in eastern Washington, including sessions in Twisp and Omak. These meetings, free and open to the public, are aimed at helping residents in fire-prone areas think ahead and prepare for wildfire season. The Twisp meeting will be on April...
Love & Logic teaches respect, problem-solving skills to families

Love & Logic teaches respect, problem-solving skills to families

Love & Logic, a program that helps parents teach children to make age-appropriate choices and to solve their own problems, is being offered through the Methow Valley School District later this month. The six-week course teaches people to build respectful family relationships and a sense of responsibility using clear boundaries and empathy, according to Patty...
The value of being open to other cultures

The value of being open to other cultures

When trying to decide what to write about this month, I decided to go with culture. I have studied multi-cultural psychology for several years, and have studied culture at all levels of my education. It is amazing how different cultures view holidays, communication, relationships, family, etc. It is so important to have an open mind, especially...
Easter week worship services

Easter week worship services

• Cascade Bible Church, Twisp: Friday (April 3), Seder meal, 6-9 p.m.; Sunday, Easter service, 11 a.m.; community egg hunt, 12:30 p.m.• There will be a community sunrise service at Mack Lloyd Park in Winthrop at 7 a.m. on Sunday (April 5). • Mazama Community Church: Good Friday service, 6 p.m.; Easter service, 10:30 a.m....
Methow Valley Fund awards $70,480 to local nonprofits

Methow Valley Fund awards $70,480 to local nonprofits

The Methow Valley Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, has recently awarded $70,480 in grants to Methow Valley nonprofits. Established in 2006, the Methow Valley Fund provides grant funding to charitable organizations that are meeting needs and developing strong, sustainable programs that enhance the Methow Valley. The fund is advised by...
Test your recall at PSFA’s upcoming Trivia Night

Test your recall at PSFA’s upcoming Trivia Night

Rouse your brain from its winter hibernation: Trivia Night is back. The Public School Funding Alliance’s seventh annual memory-challenging fundraiser is on April 27 at the Twisp River Pub. Four-person teams compete in three rounds of written questions covering a wide range of topics including pop culture, literature, geography, sports, history, math, science, art, music,...
Rural prosperity conference to be held at TwispWorks

Rural prosperity conference to be held at TwispWorks

“Rural Pathways to Prosperity,” a conference organized by Washington State University’s Cooperative Extension office, will be hosted by TwispWorks on April 17 from 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. A WSU press release describes the conference as “a day of inspiration, learning and regional networking to create jobs and improve your economy, add value to your existing rural...
Learn about making neighboring even better

Learn about making neighboring even better

An organization that will match volunteers with people who need help with basic chores and services — such as meals, transportation or yard work — that help people stay in their own homes as they age has …