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Twisp: August 10, 2016

Twisp: August 10, 2016

By Sarah Schrock The 50th birthday party for the Wagner Memorial Pool drew supporters and pool patrons Sunday under the shade at Twisp Park. Attendees listened to live music by local favorites Fred Cooley with Lauralee Northcott, and Sky Kyss along with Noah Ashford, who supplied the sound system and DJ’d the event. Many others...
Reporting from Nebraska: Sally Gracie brings us up to date

Reporting from Nebraska: Sally Gracie brings us up to date

Terry and Jeanine say they thought they saw my car at Hank’s Harvest Foods and at the Twisp post office. I told them they were mistaken. I am in fact driving around Lincoln, Nebraska, learning to scoot between lanes and make confident U-turns to change direction. To all of you who have asked me “how are...
Twisp: June 8, 2016

Twisp: June 8, 2016

By Sarah Schrock It seems to me the last couple weeks of school are packed full of events: sports playoffs, field trips, spring concerts, writers’ workshops, science symposiums, and family picnics. All valuable in their own right, but it feels as though most of the classroom time has been written off. So why not write...
Twisp: May 25, 2016

Twisp: May 25, 2016

By Sarah Schrock May is National Bike Month. To celebrate two-wheeled transit, the annual Bike Rodeo at TwispWorks took place on Saturday. Thankfully, the rain lifted just in time for 25 eager riders to partake. The Bike Rodeo brings together a multitude of sponsoring partners including Aero Methow Rescue Service, Methow Trails, Methow Cycle and...
Twisp: May 11, 2016

Twisp: May 11, 2016

By Sarah Schrock The Merc Playhouse’s run of The Wind in the Willows brought nearly 30 kids to the stage as the first children’s performance in honor of Tommy Zbyszewski. Tom performed in numerous acts at The Merc before his life was taken while fighting the Twisp River Fire last summer. I remember Tom in...
Twisp: May 4, 2016

Twisp: May 4, 2016

By Sarah Schrock There’s a magical ephemeral period in the desert when an oasis emerges and life surges from the ground. Hidden from the surface awaiting the water to loosen the soil, to moisten the seeds, and to wet their skin, amphibious critters that have been dormant underground anticipate their emergence.  Here in the valley...
Twisp: April 13, 2016

Twisp: April 13, 2016

By Sarah Schrock If you’ve noticed a crew of young, unfamiliar faces around town, they are a group of AmeriCorps volunteers here to work with on variety of community service projects. Taking up residence at the TwispWorks bunkhouse for the third year in a row, AmeriCorps volunteers have helped build and beautify the community through...
Twisp: April 6, 2016

Twisp: April 6, 2016

By Sarah Schrock The law of unintended consequences is flowing through my neighborhood, causing minor detours and distress. It all started about 100 years ago, but I will get to that in bit. Conflict regarding water management in the Town of Twisp and within the Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) is nothing original. A complex...
Twisp: March 30, 2016

Twisp: March 30, 2016

By Sarah Schrock It was brought to my attention last week that the cross on Mill Hill needed some TLC. Broken or burned out, missing lights on the upper half and left appendage gave the image of some kind of garbled Greek pi symbol (π). The holy symbol that sits atop town always stirs up...
Twisp: March 23, 2016

Twisp: March 23, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Cognitive dissonance is the state of being at odds with your own behavior, when your thoughts and beliefs lead to discomfort and internal conflict because your actions do otherwise. This is what happens each year to me during the Girl Scouts’ cookie sale. I know those cookies are the last things I...