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Mazama: December 14, 2016

Mazama: December 14, 2016

By Mandi Donohue The holiday bazaar in Winthrop is absolutely one of my favorite days of the year in the Methow. Not only does it make my little entrepreneurial heart sing, but it is shopping local at its absolute best. I always do a quick lap and then dive in more closely. This year didn’t disappoint!...
Mazama: December 7, 2016

Mazama: December 7, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Due to the current state of affairs in our country, the growing chasm between two political systems (more often than not a growing divide between family and friends), the spirit of Christmas feels a bit lackluster this year. Even the snow is sleeping in, much to our chagrin. I know I have been...
Mazama: November 23, 2016

Mazama: November 23, 2016

By Mandi Donohue I have two fun bits of news to report this week! For starters, Logan Ellis, sandwich maker extraordinaire, is back at the Mazama Store for a few days. While he’s home from school, be sure to stop by and say hi. Second, mark your calendars for a wildly fun event being hosted at...
Mazama: November 30, 2016

Mazama: November 30, 2016

By Mandi Donohue As much as I love the warm weather, the gorgeous hikes and the gardening in summer, the holiday season is absolutely my favorite time of year in the Methow. It is such a gift to wake up every morning in Lost River to our “air-brushed,” snow-capped mountains. I also love that there are...
Mazama: November 16, 2016

Mazama: November 16, 2016

By Mandi Donohue “She’s baaaaack.” Contrary to popular belief, I was not in Hawaii with my sister. I can’t even wrap my brain around where that rumor started but I will say I do like piña coladas! Lliam and I drove down the coast to Los Angeles to visit friends and are now happy to be...
Mazama: November 9, 2016

Mazama: November 9, 2016

By Bob Spiwak Editor’s note: former Mazama columnist Bob Spiwak is filling in for Mandi Donohue, the current Mazama columnist, who is on vacation. Monday morning: Another gray day, fog and light rain. The fog is not as acute as it has been in previous days. Earlier in the week, using utility poles as benchmarks, the...
Mazama: November 2, 2016

Mazama: November 2, 2016

By Bob Spiwak Editor’s note: former Mazama columnist Bob Spiwak is filling in for Mandi Donohue, who is on vacation. My name is Bob and I endorse the following stuff. It is a foggy fall day, as has been the case for some time now as winter creeps ever closer. There has been snow on Washington...
Mazama: October 26, 2016

Mazama: October 26, 2016

By Mandi Donohue As the snow and fog haunt us from the mountaintops, with frightening tales of the past and menacing warnings of what’s to come, Halloween has crept right in next to us while we weren’t looking! Do you have your costumes yet? Lliam and I are currently headed to California, taking our time down...
Mazama: October 19, 2016

Mazama: October 19, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Despite the floodgates opening, the Methow Valley was singin’ in the rain this weekend!  Driving down valley, there were a host of events, happenings and fundraisers going on and folks walked around a bit waterlogged, but fairly content just the same. Up on the pass, weather was a bit more hellish and my...
Mazama: October 12, 2016

Mazama: October 12, 2016

By Mandi Donohue As I sit here at Cafe Racer in the University District of Seattle, ironically with a car that needs a jump, I’m thinking a lot about responsibility. I want to point fingers. I want to be angry at someone other than myself but the truth is, I got to this cafe early, turned...