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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...
Twisp: April 8, 2015

Twisp: April 8, 2015

By Sally Gracie My favorite hummer hovered at my porch, asking me to put the feeder out on March 31! At least three weeks early. For Mary Ann Bame, the highlight of her visit to Austin, Texas, was cheering for her grandson Luke at three of his games. Luke plays left field and pitches for...
Twisp: April 1, 2015

Twisp: April 1, 2015

By Sally Gracie I thought Nadine Van Hees would be relieved when the final curtain fell after the March 29 matinee of Methow Valley Theater’s Gypsy. Instead, she’s already “looking forward to next year.” As director she found the cast of 31 “a joy to work with. I had the time of my life and...
Twisp: March 25, 2015

Twisp: March 25, 2015

By Sally Gracie The robins and phoebes are back in my yard. Some snowbirds have also returned to the valley with exciting stories to tell of their excellent adventures. Wilson Hicks and Susie Gallagher spent three winter months in Mexico. They flew to Mexico City, spent a week there, then rented a car and headed...
Twisp: March 18, 2015

Twisp: March 18, 2015

By Sally Gracie A white puddle beneath my back porch on the north side of the house is all that remains of our winter’s stingy snowfall. Boston broke records with 108.6 inches; I doubt we had 2 feet. The annual fundraiser dinner for Wenatchee’s Trusting Spirit Horse Rescue was held last week at Twisp River...
Twisp: March 4, 2015

Twisp: March 4, 2015

By Sally Gracie Snow melt, so early this year, has exposed the enemy in the garden. Gophers/voles are active in one flower garden, and the war is on. I’ve purchased gas bombs and MoleMax pellets from Katrina. I can’t tell what has been destroyed, but ominous lumps of loose soil suggest damage to plants and...
Twisp: Feb. 25, 2015

Twisp: Feb. 25, 2015

By Sally Gracie I spent Sunday watching Academy Award “best picture” nominees on pay-per view. After playing a role in The Merc Playhouse Readers Theater production on Friday and Saturday, I was most taken by Birdman, a story about a Hollywood super-hero who, to prove his worth, risks everything as an actor on Broadway. Needless...
Twisp: Feb. 18, 2015

Twisp: Feb. 18, 2015

By Sally Gracie Did you read Ashley Lodato’s “In Defense of the Gossip Columnist?” That column was an adaptation of the witty essay she shared at the 113th birthday party for the Methow Valley News a few weeks ago. If only Ashley and I could publish all the rumors and gossip we are privy to, we...