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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...
WSDOT may check North Cascades Highway

WSDOT may check North Cascades Highway

A Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) avalanche team may travel to the Washington Pass area of the North Cascades Highway this week. Dan Sarles, WSDOT administrator for the North Central Region, said in his weekly update that an avalanche team visit would help “determine our approach for reopening the highway later this spring.” The...
Community briefs: Feb. 17, 2016

Community briefs: Feb. 17, 2016

MVES student qualifies for state chess tournament Alexander Nicolazzo, a sixth-grade student at Methow Valley Elementary School, took first place in the sixth-grade category on Feb. 6 at the Groundhog Chess Tournament in Spokane. He qualified for the state tournament at the Tacoma Convention Center on April 16. Film about dying Speaking of Dying, a...