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Hitch your weekend to a full slate of '49er Days activities

Hitch your weekend to a full slate of ’49er Days activities

The North Cascades Highway is open, summer-like weather is showing up early, and downtown Winthrop is fully primed for the 71st annual ’49er Days celebration this weekend. Many of the events will reflect directly on the Methow Valley’s pioneer heritage; others are just plain fun. It’s a great opportunity to express your inner cowboy or cowgirl — no...
Pony Club teaches the basics of horsemanship to young equestrians

Pony Club teaches the basics of horsemanship to young equestrians

Monday afternoons at Bear Creek Equestrian Center welcome Methow Valley’s own chapter of the U.S. Pony Club. New to the Methow Valley, the Pony Club is a co-ed, membership-based organization originally from the United Kingdom. Headed by Keelyn Roman, the local chapter teaches …
Community meeting set to discuss affordable housing project for valley

Community meeting set to discuss affordable housing project for valley

Methow Valley Long Term Recovery (MVLTR) will partner with several other local organizations in hosting a community “listening session” on May 19 to discuss an effort to provide affordable housing in the valley. The meeting will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Methow Valley Senior Center in Twisp. Housing affordability and availability are the focus...
Twisp River Pub celebrates Cinco de Mayo despite fire damage

Twisp River Pub celebrates Cinco de Mayo despite fire damage

Not to be deterred by a fire that caused extensive damage, the still-closed Twisp River Pub will nonetheless continue a tradition by hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5 at the Winthrop Barn, from 6 – 10 p.m. The event will feature music by Bootleg Sunshine and a Mexican buffet dinner. Cost is $10 for kids...
AmeriCorps crew settles in at TwispWorks

AmeriCorps crew settles in at TwispWorks

A dozen AmeriCorps members are hard at work at TwispWorks as part of an eight-week stay in Washington. Officially called an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team, the members come from all over the country and range from 18-25 years old. For most, it is their first time in Washington. The group is …
Celebrate with The Cove on their 18th anniversary

Celebrate with The Cove on their 18th anniversary

The Cove will celebrate its 18th anniversary with an open house on April 21, with free hot dogs and desserts at the food bank on Glover Street in Twisp. The event is from noon-4 p.m. “Come in for a free meal and say hello,” Executive Director Glenn Schmekel said. During its 18th year of operation,...
Farmers Market opens on Saturday in Twisp

Farmers Market opens on Saturday in Twisp

The first Methow Valley Farmers Market of the year is on Saturday (April 9) in the parking lot at the Methow Valley Community Center on Highway 20 in Twisp, from 9 a.m. to noon. Locally grown food, and locally made arts and crafts, and local musicians are featured at the weekly market, which runs through...
Community briefs: March 30, 2016

Community briefs: March 30, 2016

All about bees Biologist Don Rolfs will discuss “Native Bees of Washington State” in a free presentation at the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket on Friday (April 1). The event, sponsored by Okanogan Highlands, begins at 6:30 p.m. A dinner benefiting the Cultural Center begins at 5:15 p.m. Cost is $7.50 for members, $8.50 for non-members. For...
Series of Classroom in Bloom workshops begin soon

Series of Classroom in Bloom workshops begin soon

Classroom in Bloom, the garden on the Methow Valley School District campus, is offering a series of monthly workshops from April 16 through October on gardening and food preservation. Current and aspiring gardeners, chefs and beekeepers can take individual classes or sign up for the entire series. The classes are geared toward adults. Locations vary...
Methow Valley Fund gives $60,800 to local nonprofits

Methow Valley Fund gives $60,800 to local nonprofits

The Methow Valley Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, has recently awarded $60,800 in grants to 25 Methow Valley nonprofits. Established in 2006, the Methow Valley Fund (MVF) provides funding through an annual competitive grant to support charitable organizations that are meeting needs and developing strong, sustainable programs that enhance the...