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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...
Twisp: Jan. 8, 2014

Twisp: Jan. 8, 2014

By Sally Gracie TOPS Chapter 882 will hold an open house with door prizes — and lots of good information to help you lose weight — on Tuesday (Jan. 14) from 9 – 10 a.m. at the Methow Valley United Methodist Church. I’m certainly no poster child for TOPS success, but I have been a member off and on...
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...