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Twisp: March 26, 2014

Twisp: March 26, 2014

By Sally Gracie A series of unfortunate events led Methow Valley Theater to cancel its opening weekend performances of the adult comedy The Seven Year Itch. The play will go on with performances at the Methow Valley Community Center auditorium on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (March 27 – 29) at 7:30 p.m. The cast wants the...
Twisp: March 19, 2014

Twisp: March 19, 2014

By Sally Gracie I mentioned the play Over the River and Through the Woods last week, didn’t I? But at lunchtime, Jocelyn Murray came walking from the highway into the Hank’s Harvest Foods parking lot as I was leaving. She saw the play over the weekend and liked it so much she wanted to be...
Twisp: March 12, 2014

Twisp: March 12, 2014

By Sally Gracie Beautiful Ruins, the Regional Read book selection, is funny. I tried to get into the novel several times without success. This time I read past page 13. Get the book and keep reading. The story shifts in its second chapter from the Italian coast to contemporary Hollywood, and there the plots come...
Twisp: March 5, 2014

Twisp: March 5, 2014

By Sally Gracie I’m happy that I live on the West Coast and in Pacific Standard Time so I can watch the Academy Awards and turn off the TV before midnight. I’m happy to have a DVR to record the Oscars so I can fast-forward through the commercials and the most boring categories. I’m sorry...
Twisp: Feb. 26, 2014

Twisp: Feb. 26, 2014

By Sally Gracie Becky, Charlie and Isabella Curtis and Isabella’s three brothers — Abel, Ilo and Luke — have just returned from a six-day stay at the Dixie Dude Ranch in Bandera, Texas, a family getaway made possible by Make-A-Wish Foundation. From the moment the Curtis family arrived at Alaska Airlines in Wenatchee, they were treated like celebrities, greeted...
Twisp: Feb. 19, 2014

Twisp: Feb. 19, 2014

By Sally Gracie Singer, actor and translator Gudrun Brunot will talk about her work as “The Invisible Translator” at a tea in her honor at the Twisp Library on Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. The event will be hosted by Twisp Library Friends. Gudrun’s translation of the novel The Brides of Midsummer is in print...
Twisp: Feb. 5, 2014

Twisp: Feb. 5, 2014

By Sally Gracie Twisp. Factoid for the Twisp historical record (gathered on Monday after Super Bowl XLVIII): Seahawks fans picked their party spot by the size of the host’s flat screen television. One fan, who has a 50-inch screen at home, told her brother-in-law who hosted the family party that he should buy a larger...
Twisp: Jan. 29, 2014

Twisp: Jan. 29, 2014

By Sally Gracie Down near the Twisp River lives an unhappy creature, more likely a mammal than a bird. Its cries, when I first heard them, made me believe it was in its death throes. But the cries continue, rather high-pitched squalls. I’ve listened to the sounds of coyotes, cougars and foxes (waterandwoods.net), and think...
Twisp: Jan. 22, 2014

Twisp: Jan. 22, 2014

By Sally Gracie At the end of Sunday’s Seahawks-49ers game, commentators and players alike credited the 12th Man — the fans — with the Seahawks’ amazing season. Twisp has no shortage of Seahawks fans. Roscoe Roseland and Hillary Ketcham have erected a huge lighted “Go Hawks” sign behind her mom’s house up on Bigelow Street. As you drive up...
Twisp: Jan. 15, 2014

Twisp: Jan. 15, 2014

By Sally Gracie Why does the new year have to begin in January? If the new year began in the spring, say May 1, when the flowers do, we might find it easier to make resolutions and keep them. “Each day is a new beginning” is inscribed on the sunny pillow that I see first...