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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...
Twisp: Feb. 11, 2015

Twisp: Feb. 11, 2015

By Sally Gracie Rod Molzahn will present his very entertaining “A Visit With Will” this Friday (Feb. 13) at 7 p.m. at The Merc Playhouse. (I know it is entertaining, as I saw Rod perform as Will several years ago). The “Will” is, of course, William Shakespeare. “This is not a lecture,” Rod wants us...
Twisp: May 6, 2015

Twisp: May 6, 2015

By Sally Gracie Update: When Patrick Hannigan was here to install my Nice Nest, he also removed last year’s phoebe nest from the eaves of the garden shed so the new nesters wouldn’t come in contact with yucky stuff that might make them sick. If bird health was our goal, we probably should have placed...
Twisp: Feb. 4, 2015

Twisp: Feb. 4, 2015

By Sally Gracie Here’s how my day has gone. I felt crummy when I woke up. My head felt wrong; my lower back and my legs felt wrong. I just didn’t feel right. That little voice said “Call the doctor. Call 911.” The other voice said, “You’re being a hypochondriac. You’re probably just getting a...
Twisp: January 28, 2015

Twisp: January 28, 2015

By Sally Gracie It’s not surprising that I dreamed of snow last night; I was watching The Weather Channel before I went to sleep. Two young women in very short skirts and low-cut blouses hyped the “historic,” “record breaking,” “blockbuster” blizzard that would dump as much as 3 feet of snow on parts of the...