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Twisp: July 2, 2014

Twisp: July 2, 2014

By Sally Gracie From the minute she was crowded into the shoebox with her eight sisters, Laverne knew she didn’t fit in. For the several weeks that followed her arrival at the Weagants’ place, she quietly endured her confinement to the coop. When she finally entered the yard, spending long days with her adolescent sisters,...
Twisp: June 25, 2014

Twisp: June 25, 2014

By Sally Gracie Evening traffic over the Loup was much heavier than usual three nights last week when the LFW Dance recitals were going on at the Omak Performing Arts Center. Many families from the valley made the trip on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday to deliver their young dancers backstage, then sit in the auditorium...
Twisp: June 25, 2014

Twisp: June 25, 2014

By Sally Gracie Evening traffic over the Loup was much heavier than usual three nights last week when the LFW Dance recitals were going on at the Omak Performing Arts Center. Many families from the valley made the trip on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday to deliver their young dancers backstage, then sit in the auditorium...
Twisp: June 11, 2014

Twisp: June 11, 2014

By Sally Gracie Art Walk 2014 was the best ever. All of Glover Street was closed to vehicles, freeing art lovers to walk from Twisp Avenue to the highway — from The Studio and the Glover Street Market to TwispWorks — and to visit all the attractions along the way. Lying down in the middle of Glover Street, a...
Twisp: June 4, 2014

Twisp: June 4, 2014

By Sally Gracie A Western bluebird landed on the fence post not 10 feet from where I sat. Stunned by its beauty, I ended my telephone conversation to watch it. Bluebirds may be common here, but this was the first time I’ve seen one up close. It took my breath away. Richard Wrangle had the...
Twisp: May 28, 2014

Twisp: May 28, 2014

By Sally Gracie The indefatigable teacher, environmentalist, author and climate change activist Bill McKibben spoke to a packed audience at The Barn on May 18. He began his remarks by presenting the scientific evidence that climate change is taking place and that it is happening primarily because of our reliance upon fossil fuels. He then...
Twisp: May 21, 2014

Twisp: May 21, 2014

By Sally Gracie Two popular annual events are coming up on Saturday (May 24): the Cowboy Breakfast and Western Sale at the Senior Center, and the Twisp Library Friends’ book sale in the gym. Instead of the live auctioneer, the best Western items will be on the front lawn for silent auction bidding. These include...
Twisp: May 14, 2014

Twisp: May 14, 2014

By Sally Gracie A poster titled “How to Build a Community” hangs on my fridge, and I read through the list of “how to’s” from time to time to see how Twisp is doing. This past Mother’s Day weekend — like so many other weekends here — shows that the community of Twisp is doing just fine, thank you....
Twisp: May 7, 2014

Twisp: May 7, 2014

By Sally Gracie There was so much going on the weekend before last (April 25 – 27) that I couldn’t fit everything into last week’s column, and I just have to write about Pam Hunt’s studio recital at the Community Center on the afternoon on April 26. I was so impressed with Pam’s violin students’ performances. And...
Twisp: April 30, 2014

Twisp: April 30, 2014

By Sally Gracie Happy 98th birthday to Lloyd Bjerge, for whom a party will be held at the Methow Valley Senior Center lunch on Friday (May 2), his actual birthdate. An honest critic must say that Mirificus High (mirificus, from the Latin: amazing, wonderful) is a work-in-progress, but no less delightful because of that. The...