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Mazama: May 28, 2014

Mazama: May 28, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Congratulations and appreciation to the Winthrop Town Marshal for having someone directing traffic, vehicle and human, at the four-way-stop this weekend. The World Famous Pancake Breakfast in Mazama was its usual success. Augmented by various footraces, attendance was up considerably. Likewise at the Mazama Store, which was jammed with customers from both...
Mazama: May 21, 2014

Mazama: May 21, 2014

By Bob Spiwak It was a busy weekend here at the upper valley. The wind still has not quit blowing daily, and we got a few sprinkles of rain as Winthrop was being deluged between here and there on Friday afternoon. The wind got heavier on Saturday but the predicted rain did not appear. The...
Mazama: May 14, 2014

Mazama: May 14, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Busy weekends coming up. On Saturday (May 17), Brian Gregg will talk about his Olympic experience at the Mazama Community Club at 7 pm. He’ll discuss “the road to Sochi,” which had its beginnings here in the Methow Valley. It promises to be enlightening and will probably include a lot of un-televised...
Mazama: May 7, 2014

Mazama: May 7, 2014

By Bob Spiwak This Monday is a calm and sort of sunny morning. We spent the weekend of my 80th birthday at my daughter’s cabin on Lake Chelan, where on Saturday the wind was blowing whitecaps driven by 20-mile-an-hour winds gusting up to 40, according to local observers. Part of the family outing was golfing...
Mazama: April 30, 2014

Mazama: April 30, 2014

By Bob Spiwak The incessant wind has continued virtually unabated right up to this morning. Evidence of this was our new high tech garbage can lying on its side along Highway 20, entrails scattered on the blacktop. Luckily, most of the gooey stuff was in plastic bags. I would have thought it might have been...
Mazama: April 23

Mazama: April 23

By Bob Spiwak Living where we do, says Ms. Gloria, is almost like living in the city and looking at the traffic go by. She was referring to the dozen-and-a-half or so mallards and wood ducks that come and go, cruise, eat, and park at the pond out the window. Of course once the highway...
Mazama: April 9, 2014

Mazama: April 9, 2014

By Bob Spiwak The weather forecast for this morning (April 7) offered a day with sunshine and a high of 62. What we have is overcast and it’s very much on the cool side, 42 degrees. Not too conducive for a comfortable golf outing planned for tomorrow. Even without golf there is plenty of entertainment...
Mazama: April 2, 2014

Mazama: April 2, 2014

By Bob Spiwak It has been a very quiet week in Mazama. Many people have gone elsewhere, and the snow is going fast with nighttime temperatures being in the 40s. The ice is off the pond, the wood ducks and mallards are back to snarfing down cracked corn, and the larger mallards are again bullying...
Mazama: March 26, 2014

Mazama: March 26, 2014

By Bob Spiwak The bustling city of Mazama will be resonating with quiet from Monday (March 31) through April 3. The Mazama Store will be closed during those four days to commemorate spring break and exhaustion. What is to become of SLIME is yet to be determined. From Eric Burr comes our first floriferous report...
Mazama: March 19, 2014

Mazama: March 19, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Spring is notably on the way, ushered in by daylight saving time, the first pair of mallards skating on the frozen pond, a pair of varied thrushes, and a host of robins feeding on last year’s apples rotting on the tree. The melt is well underway, ushering in mud season, although the...