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Inspirational messages, handmade arts at Winthrop’s Purple Sage 

Inspirational messages, handmade arts at Winthrop’s Purple Sage 

By Laurelle Walsh
Purple Sage … Methow Style is a “fun and funky” collection of handmade art, crafts, textiles, jewelry and decorative pieces in a bright storefront on the boardwalk in Winthrop. Kyrie and Kathleen Jardin opened the doors of their new Riverside Avenue store …
3 Bears Cafe and Quilts opens its doors on Riverside Avenue

3 Bears Cafe and Quilts opens its doors on Riverside Avenue

By Laurelle Walsh
The 3 Bears Cafe and Quilts, in the new carriage house-style building at the foot of the trestle bridge in Winthrop, officially opened its doors on Friday (Sept. 12). Passers-by have watched with curiosity over the past two years as …
Twisp’s historic Antlers Saloon will reopen after extensive remodeling

Twisp’s historic Antlers Saloon will reopen after extensive remodeling

By Don Nelson
On Saturday afternoon, a woman with her young daughter in tow stopped by the Antlers Saloon and Cafe building in Twisp to chat with new owner Paul Christen, who has begun an extensive remodeling of the historic bar and eatery that closed late last year. The woman told Christen she had...
Cancio-Bello joins Community School

Cancio-Bello joins Community School

Tara Cancio-Bello has joined Methow Valley Community School as a crew leader for the 2014-15 school year. Cancio-Bello, who with her partner and 8-year-old son is relocating to Twisp from Wallingford, Vermont, brings 12 years of experience in elementary school education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in horticultural science from the University of Florida, and...
Family Health Centers opens new Omak facility

Family Health Centers opens new Omak facility

Family Health Centers of Okanogan County (FHC) will hold a grand opening celebration for its new facility at 1003 Koala Drive in Omak on Tuesday (Aug. 12) at 10 a.m. The event will include a free community health fair beginning at 11 a.m.  in conjunction with National Health Center Week. The celebration will begin with...
Fresh Greens quietly opens its doors

Fresh Greens quietly opens its doors

By Laurelle Walsh
Fresh Greens, the Methow Valley’s first marijuana retailer, is up and running despite some unplanned downtime on its opening week, according to owner Austin Lott. The store had a “quiet opening” on July 17 after receiving its first …
Winthrop to set conditions on first marijuana retail store

Winthrop to set conditions on first marijuana retail store

By Laurelle Walsh
A public hearing will be held at the Winthrop Town Council meeting tonight (July 2) on a conditional use permit that would allow Austin Lott to …
News briefs: July 2, 2014

News briefs: July 2, 2014

This week: DNR imposes burn ban on eastern Washington lands and Shoreline restrictions near Wanapum Dam extended
News adds two staff members

News adds two staff members

The Methow Valley News has added two new staff members. Rebecca Walker is the newspaper’s new office manager, replacing Marilyn Bardin, who retired. Walker most recently worked as a licensed life and health insurance agent at McDonald Zaring Insurance in Walla Walla. She also has been an assistant office manager and administrative assistant for State...
Business briefs: July 2, 2014

Business briefs: July 2, 2014

This week: Summer evenings in the courtyard in Mazama, there's News at Valley Veterinary and a New release at Lost River Winery