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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...
Twisp: Oct. 16, 2013

Twisp: Oct. 16, 2013

By Sally Gracie I arrived at the 27th Methow Valley Farmers Market of the season near closing but in time to visit with the vendors, to return a couple of vases to Bonny Stephens and to buy some peach jam from Lenore and goat cheese from Sunny Pine. Sadly, fresh flowers and tomatoes are finished...
Twisp: Oct. 9, 2013

Twisp: Oct. 9, 2013

By Sally Gracie Though just one hummingbird stopped by during last week’s cold spell, the ants continue their march across the railing to the feeder. They emptied two-thirds of the sugar water meant for the hummers. On his way south, my pink flamingo intends to make a stopover in Bend, Ore., to visit Mary Thompson....
Twisp: Oct. 2, 2013

Twisp: Oct. 2, 2013

By Sally Gracie If it’s true that great minds think alike, how come I disagree with Aristotle, who said “change in all things is sweet.” It’s not so sweet that all of Smallwood Farms’ peaches are finished or that we’ll soon have to buy plastic tomatoes and organic lettuce in plastic tubs. It’s not sweet...
Twisp: Sept. 25, 2013

Twisp: Sept. 25, 2013

By Sally Gracie My down-the-hill neighbor Tom Doran spent seven weeks – until Sept. 14 – cruising the Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte) Islands off the north coast of British Columbia on a 120-foot motor yacht that once belonged to John Barrymore.  Tom visited the heritage sites of the Haida people and learned lots about their...
Twisp: Sept. 18, 2013

Twisp: Sept. 18, 2013

By Sally Gracie Swedish crime novels have made me put Sweden at the top of my bucket list and, besides the ants, have been my summer’s entertainment. The settings for the novels – the Swedish towns in all parts of the country – have captivated me. The crime genre doesn’t always get respect, but these...