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Posts tagged "Gracie"
Twisp: July 1, 2015

Twisp: July 1, 2015

By Sally Gracie The swallows have fledged. Some number of the fledglings — two, maybe three — are sharing Patrick Hannigan’s Nice Nest with their parents. As one bird after another enters through the birdhouse hole, I’m reminded of the phone booth-stuffing fad of the 1960s. How do they all fit? Wayne Mendro was roasted and toasted by friends...
Twisp: June 24, 2015

Twisp: June 24, 2015

By Sally Gracie What would we do without the World Wide Web? Having melted a Ziploc bag on the back burner of my new stove, I entered “plastic melted on glass stovetop” in a Google search. And whaddaya know? The top hit is a full page that includes “You will need;” “Steps to remove the plastic,”...
Twisp: June 17, 2015

Twisp: June 17, 2015

By Sally Gracie I’m sad to report that my phoebes have vanished! Their nest is gone, too. Patrick Hannigan removed last year’s nest when he hung my swallows’ house. I’ve mentioned here that the phoebes went about borrowing from that old nest to build the new one in the eaves of the tool shed. Until...
Twisp: June 10, 2015

Twisp: June 10, 2015

By Sally Gracie Terry Hunt’s new song cycle, “Wendell Berry Songs,” based on the poetry of Wendell Berry, premiered in Wenatchee on Sunday evening (June 7). The performance was part of the Wenatchee Valley College 75th Anniversary Music Series. This is Terry’s second musical composition based on a poet’s work; the first featured poems by...
Twisp: June 3, 2015

Twisp: June 3, 2015

By Sally Gracie Since October 2013, Brandon Sheely has been a patient in search of a diagnosis.  Brandon’s ordeal began with a search for an orthopedist or other specialist who could tell him what was wrong with his ankles and how they could be corrected. His work as a biologist required strenuous outdoor work, and...
Twisp: May 20, 2015

Twisp: May 20, 2015

By Sally Gracie On May 4, 2015, the Dutch Memorial Day, a young boy named Collin poured dirt collected from the Methow Valley onto the ground beneath a simple white cross engraved with the name “Van Klinken.” Methow Valley native Robert Van Klinken is buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, Holland. The young...
Twisp: May 13, 2015

Twisp: May 13, 2015

By Sally Gracie Last September after the library book sale, I backed my car into the senior bus in the community center parking lot. Not a ding in the bus — which bodes well for John and the seniors — but nearly $1,000 in damage to the rear light and bumper of my Matrix. The lesson I learned is...
Twisp: April 29, 2015

Twisp: April 29, 2015

By Sally Gracie Riding his mule Sadie, Willie Kemper led riders from around the West out of the Beaver Creek Campground and onto the trail for the 31st annual Methow Valley Back Country Horsemen (MVBCH) Spring Ride on Saturday (April 25). Some new riders were able to attend because Washington Pass opened so early. Jan Ford was...
Twisp: April 22, 2015

Twisp: April 22, 2015

By Sally Gracie Build it, hang it, and they will come. And aren’t they the handsome couple! Patrick Hannigan hung my Nice Nest for swallows on the side of the outbuilding last week. By early Sunday morning (April 19), several pairs of tree swallows — deep blue iridescent backs and white fronts — swooped and swallowed over the yard,...
Twisp: April 15, 2015

Twisp: April 15, 2015

By Sally Gracie Liberty Bell High School wrestlers boast bleached blonde hair for the state championship meet — and following that example, 12 of the local youth wrestler little guys sported green and gold, thanks to the skills of stylist Devin Barnhart, parent of a young wrestler. I will be sad when the colors fade; so will...