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Small business workshops

SCORE, the federal Small Business Administration’s educational service, is offering a series of “lunch and learn” workshops in Wenatchee: • May 15, “Are you ready to start a business?” • May 29, “Developing a business plan.” • June 12, “Obtaining financing.” • June 26, “Establishing a marketing plan.” The meetings will be held in the...
Up on the roof

Up on the roof

A crew from Cascade Foam & Coatings installed a new roof last week at Three Fingered Jack’s Saloon and Cafe in Winthrop — one of many repair, remodeling or reconstruction jobs happening on Riverside Avenue as the town prepares for the summer onslaught of visitors. Cascade Foam also installed the roof on the nearby Cascades...
Bridge Street businesses buzzing with activity

Bridge Street businesses buzzing with activity

By Laurelle Walsh

Many changes are afoot all over downtown Winthrop this spring, and a trio of businesses on Bridge Street are among those undergoing transformation.

Boulder Creek Deli is doing a total renovation and menu rework; Java Man’s new owner is adding menu items as well as seating; and a...

Wine Shed offers fine wines, beer and ‘top-shelf’ spirits

Wine Shed offers fine wines, beer and ‘top-shelf’ spirits

By Laurelle Walsh

Winthrop’s new wine shop, the Wine Shed, is a place for “all levels of wine appreciation,” said co-owner Meghan Sullivan. “We’re still educating ourselves about different wines and we’re excited to share the …"

Winning wine for Lost River

Winning wine for Lost River

Lost River Winery’s 2013 Pinot Gris has been named one of 10 winning wines at the recent Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition, sponsored by Taylor Shellfish Farms in Shelton, Wash. Judges in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles blind-tasted wines from Washington, Oregon and California wineries, each with at least one Shigoku oyster, to find...
New Twisp restaurant combines Mexican and Cuban cooking

New Twisp restaurant combines Mexican and Cuban cooking

By Don Nelson

Rey Emmanuel, a new restaurant featuring Mexican and Cuban cuisine, opened this week in Twisp. The restaurant, on West Second Avenue just off of Highway 20, is a joint venture of Raymundo Miranda, who has lived in the valley for more than 20 years, and Manuel Lopez. The building’s most recent...
Calling all regional baristas to Blue Star training event

Calling all regional baristas to Blue Star training event

Blue Star Coffee Roasters is inviting all “eastside” baristas to take part in a new event, The 509 Barista Jam, on June 7 and 8 at the company’s roasting plant in Twisp. The Barista Jam is intended to bring people from the coffee business together to learn about making the best espresso. Participants will take...
Winthrop council to hear appeal of marijuana retail sales decision

Winthrop council to hear appeal of marijuana retail sales decision

By Don Nelson
The Winthrop Town Council will hear an appeal of town planner Rocklynn Culp’s decision to prohibit the retail sale of marijuana in the Horizon Flats area. The appeal will be heard at the council’s April 16 meeting. As a result, a public hearing on the broader issue of …
County, unions in mediation over contracts; commissioners hold firm

County, unions in mediation over contracts; commissioners hold firm

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County and eight of nine unions are still in mediation, with the employees represented by the Teamsters contending that higher health insurance costs have amounted to a salary cut while the county commissioners say the employees chose more expensive coverage. The sheriffs’ deputies and courthouse staff also have...
Aspen Grove reopens with an emphasis on the home kitchen

Aspen Grove reopens with an emphasis on the home kitchen

By Laurelle Walsh
Downtown Winthrop’s home and gift store, Aspen Grove, has a renewed focus and a fresh outlook under the direction of new owner Hannah Cordes. After a short closure and a remodel that opened up the front windows, Aspen Grove celebrated its …