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Twisp: Jan. 1, 2014

Twisp: Jan. 1, 2014

By Sally Gracie We continue this week with some local readers’ favorite fiction reads in 2013. One of Jan Ford’s favorite writers is Seattle’s Ivan Doig. “His latest book, Sweet Thunder (2013), is the third one following the main character in The Whistling Season from 2007 (the second was Work Song, 2011) and I really...
Twisp: Dec. 25, 2013

Twisp: Dec. 25, 2013

By Sally Gracie In case you haven’t heard, the word “selfie” — a self-portrait taken with a digital camera or smart phone and posted in the social media — was chosen by Oxford Dictionaries as “Word of the Year” for 2013. Soon after selfie was announced, the British newspaper The Guardian ran this headline: “Forget selfies, we want to...
Twisp: Dec. 18, 2013

Twisp: Dec. 18, 2013

By Sally Gracie With less talented young actors, Little Women might have become a play that we felt obligated to see. Fortunately, The Merc Playhouse’s Ki Gottberg has coaxed and coached Lori Ludeman (Meg), Amelia Eberline (Jo), Gretta Eberline (Amy) and Cecelia Odell (Beth) to inhabit their roles, to become the four sisters we loved...
Twisp: Dec. 11, 2013

Twisp: Dec. 11, 2013

By Sally Gracie A late flight from Omaha led to my missed connection in Denver; hence, Southwest Airlines arranged a detour and an eight-hour layover in Boise. I was lucky — or so the airline representative told me — to get out of Denver when I did on Tuesday. The drive home from Spokane on...
Twisp: Dec. 4, 2013

Twisp: Dec. 4, 2013

By Sally Gracie I came to Lincoln, Neb., to visit David and Kate for Thanksgiving, and before even checking out the building boom taking place near the Haymarket, or shopping for Thursday’s feast, I insisted that we go to the Grand Theater to see the just-released film Nebraska. Both Alexander Payne, the director, and screenwriter...
Twisp: Nov. 20, 2013

Twisp: Nov. 20, 2013

By Sally Gracie On my way back from town today, I noticed the young couple next door out in their front yard raking leaves. “How sweet,” I thought, reminiscing about Sunday afternoons in Sudbrook Park spent moving piles of crisp, fragrant, brown oak leaves into the street for burning. As I walked over to say...
Twisp: Nov. 13, 2013

Twisp: Nov. 13, 2013

By Sally Gracie On a cool and cloudy Methow Valley Saturday (Nov. 9), Alyssa Jumars wed Ben Hargrove. Ben’s cousin Paul Hargrove performed the outdoor ceremony as the bride and groom stood at the gate to the garden field, where Alyssa grows her Plow Horse Produce. Joyce and Jerry Hargrove, of Cashmere, walked their son...
Twisp: Nov. 6, 2013

Twisp: Nov. 6, 2013

By Sally Gracie As members enjoyed a gourmet soup and bread supper, Methow Valley Community Center Association (MVCCA) President Bob Elk Belgard called the annual membership meeting to order on Monday evening (Nov. 4). Then, board secretary Donna Schulz, who attended high school in the building, warmed up the audience with a Twisp School trivia...
Twisp: Oct. 30, 2013

Twisp: Oct. 30, 2013

By Sally Gracie Bill Wehmeyer says that he doubts “anyone came back the same person” now that he and other parishioners of St. Genevieve’s Catholic Church on Burgar Street have returned from their Italian pilgrimage. Bill’s wife, Julie Wehmeyer, and Nancy Stitt, both of Twisp, Nancy Kirner, Sarah Salmon and Colleen Henry of Winthrop, and...
Twisp: Oct. 23, 2013

Twisp: Oct. 23, 2013

By Sally Gracie Sheree Stoothoff set out on Sunday, the final day of the (modern firearms) deer season, before daybreak. She hiked to a spot where she rested to “watch the day begin.” It was beautiful and very still as the sun rose. Half an hour later, Sheree saw her buck feeding in the field...