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Nice Nests coming to a neighborhood near you

Nice Nests coming to a neighborhood near you

Patrick Hannigan has been interested in birds and building things since he was a child. At some point, the two interests overlapped, he said, “and building nest boxes just seemed like a natural confluence.” Hannigan now builds and sells Nice Nests, boxes made from salvaged scrap wood and reclaimed hardware, designed specifically to provide functional...
YardFood encourages you to ‘grow your groceries’

YardFood encourages you to ‘grow your groceries’

Saturday (March 28) was the grand opening of YardFood, Tess Hoke’s re-envisioned effort to supply people with the plants, tools, knowledge and resources to grow food in their own gardens. YardFood was formerly Local 98856, the store …
Local health educator opens e-commerce site for teens: The Betty Box Project

Local health educator opens e-commerce site for teens: The Betty Box Project

After decades working as a health educator, community builder and helping young people navigate the journey from childhood into adulthood, Deb Jones Schuler has embarked on a new venture: The Betty Box Project.
Open house at Keyser’s new Glover Street shop and studio

Open house at Keyser’s new Glover Street shop and studio

Artist Donna Keyser welcomes the community to an open house in her Glover Street storefront sign shop and art studio on Saturday (March 7) from 2 –  8 p.m. Keyser opened D*Signs at 109 B N. Glover Street, next to The Studio, in December. Her open house …
Two creative firms join forces at TwispWorks

Two creative firms join forces at TwispWorks

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Methow with design studio EVRYBDY and creative agency Alchemy On Demand at an open house in the Gateway Building at TwispWorks on Friday (Feb. 20) from 4 – 7 p.m. The two creative firms have recently joined forces and would like to show off their shared …
NAPA Auto Parts owners followed long road to success

NAPA Auto Parts owners followed long road to success

Small Business Development Center advice paid off for Twisp couple By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington Small Business Development Center When fire came to the Methow Valley in July 2014, the difference between essential and non-essential became startlingly clear. Very quickly, Dwain and Erika Hutson realized that it was essential to keep their NAPA Auto Parts store...
Shotgun Nellies to occupy part of White Buck building

Shotgun Nellies to occupy part of White Buck building

Shotgun Nellies, a Western-themed home decor and gift shop that opened in Winthrop last April, has temporarily closed its doors, but plans to re-open at a new location on the boardwalk on April 1. The store’s new home will be at 241 Riverside Ave., in a new space that’s being remodeled in the White Buck...
‘It all started with underwear’: Nectar expands boutique

‘It all started with underwear’: Nectar expands boutique

By Laurelle Walsh
A small business owner who pays close attention to customer feedback and sales has the ability to morph and change their business in response to customer interests and preferences. Such is the case of Nectar Skin Bar …
Mount Gardner Massage moves to a new address in Winthrop

Mount Gardner Massage moves to a new address in Winthrop

By Laurelle Walsh
Although “one success begets another” most often refers to a single business, sometimes the success of one can rub off on another.This may be true for Denise Heatley’s massage practice, Mount Gardner Massage, which, she feels …
The return of winter

The return of winter

By Don Nelson
Kristen Smith was able to offer a first-hand, up-to-date account of how the Methow Valley’s winter recreation season is going when a reporter caught up with her on Monday (Jan. 5). She was out cross country skiing, encountering other skiers …