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Twisp: Feb. 3, 2016

Twisp: Feb. 3, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Exercise your right. NPR recently reported that despite the Arab Spring, the number of oppressive regimes around the world has risen in the past decade, meaning fewer people globally are empowered through self-governance. Filling out your ballot and exercising your right to vote this week on our school levies is one step...
Twisp: Jan. 27, 2016

Twisp: Jan. 27, 2016

By Sarah Schrock We are all a little cramped for space around town due to the glacial moraines of snow lining the roadways. Limited to a single lane, double-track rutted runway, our road requires speed, AWD, and fast reaction time to stay on course. If you are like me, each time you navigate your way...
Twisp: Jan. 6, 2016

Twisp: Jan. 6, 2016

By Sally Gracie Well, I guess this is it. The final time I’ll sit at my computer to write a Twisp column for the Methow Valley News. Fifteen years! 750 columns! 562,000 words! Not all columns are worth saving, but I have clipped each one, inserted it into a plastic sleeve and saved it in...
Twisp: Dec. 30, 2015

Twisp: Dec. 30, 2015

By Sally Gracie Snow is a pain. All of us have been dancing the “Twisp Shuffle.” On Christmas morning, I went outside in my robe and slippers to capture the image of the Christmas Eve moon setting to the west. Wasn’t it beautiful? For the past several years, I’ve called on valley readers to submit...
Twisp: Dec. 23, 2015

Twisp: Dec. 23, 2015

By Sally Gracie Six months after I first wrote about Brandon Sheely as “a patient in search of a diagnosis,” doctors have still not been able to give his illness a name. In January and February 2016, Brandon has appointments with two different Lyme disease specialists on the west side. He is somewhat hopeful that...
Twisp: December 9, 2015

Twisp: December 9, 2015

By Sally Gracie I drove my trusty Matrix AWD in low gear through the slush on Glover Street on Sunday afternoon. Pulling to a stop in front of The Merc Playhouse, I realized that the matinee I’d come to see probably wasn’t going to happen. The parking spaces had not been plowed. A handwritten sign...
Twisp: December 2, 2015

Twisp: December 2, 2015

By Sally Gracie Jennifer and Richard Edwards were at Hank’s Harvest Foods the other day. I’ve been writing about Richard Edwards’ fight against cancer off and on this year. Though I’ve known Jennifer, I hadn’t met Richard before. But there he was, right next to the tangerines, smiling and looking healthy indeed. Jennifer says that...
Twisp: Nov. 25, 2015

Twisp: Nov. 25, 2015

By Sally Gracie Hurray to the curators, Salyna Gracie and Sarah Jo Lightner, for bringing back Christmas trees to Confluence Gallery’s annual gift show. “Miniatures: It’s the Little Things,” is especially lovely this year. Christmas trees in the main gallery and the gift shop are hung with ornaments made by local artists in glass, wood...
Twisp: November 18, 2015

Twisp: November 18, 2015

By Sally Gracie Last week a friend had to brake to a sudden stop on Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road. Not for the black cattle being moved at night — which also happened recently — but for two mule deer “doing the dirty deed,” as my friend politely described it. It’s rutting season, and the deer have abandoned reason. You’re as...
Twisp: November 11, 2015

Twisp: November 11, 2015

By Sally Gracie One of the photos in last week’s column was misidentified as Jeff Newman when, of course, it was really Phil Woras, who played at the Twisp River Pub with Shakedonia on Halloween. When I asked friends if they had noticed the mistake, they said they took the word of the Methow Valley News to...