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Twisp: April 23, 2014

Twisp: April 23, 2014

By Sally Gracie Methow Arts’ Facebook timeline has a new cover photo and profile picture this Monday morning — “art baby” graphics — and the most recent post begins, “A tiny work of art has entered the world.” Congratulations to Amanda and Kraig Mott, whose daughter was born at the hospital in Brewster (if all went according to the plans...
Twisp: April 16, 2014

Twisp: April 16, 2014

By Sally Gracie A male rufous hummingbird arrived first. I saw him last Tuesday at 7:40 a.m., and I like to think he is “my” bird, the one who has traveled a great distance for the third year to the back porch feeder. His more-timid mate followed soon after. The hummers have settled in so...
Twisp: April 9, 2014

Twisp: April 9, 2014

By Sally Gracie I hung the feeder on the porch yesterday in anticipation of my returning hummingbirds, still beating their wings north to Twisp — “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” They’ll probably be as relieved to arrive as I will be happy to see them. In other bird news, various woodpeckers — including my favorite northern...
Twisp: April 2, 2014

Twisp: April 2, 2014

By Sally Gracie Six little piggies. Six tiny little piggies in a big blue tub in the back room at Valley Veterinary Clinic, where Stata Powers keeps them workdays while she is at the front desk. Dan and Terry DeWeert, whose business is animals, are sympathetic to Stata’s trying to save the piglets’ lives. One...
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...