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Twisp: March 16, 2016

Twisp: March 16, 2016

By Sarah Schrock People are starting their starts. I witnessed the first tray in a friend’s south-facing bathroom window this weekend. These early garden go-getters always give me a little anxiety this time of year with their zealous enthusiasm for the garden. As if the two snowstorms this week weren’t enough to tell me that...
Twisp: March 2, 2016

Twisp: March 2, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Generation Xers may remember the beginning of social networking that emerged as the Kevin Bacon game. This game posited that any actor or actress was connected to Kevin Bacon by no more than six degrees of separation, making Kevin Bacon the “center of the entertainment universe.” One can now enter an actor’s...
Twisp: Feb. 24, 2016

Twisp: Feb. 24, 2016

By Sarah Schrock I have been asked to dispel a rumor that the Wagner Memorial Pool won’t open this summer. I may have started the rumor in January, but to be clear: The pool will open once the necessary repairs are made. The pool, on the eve of its 50th birthday, needs major abdominal surgery...
Twisp: Feb. 17, 2016

Twisp: Feb. 17, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Hawaii, Arizona, Italy, New York, Mexico, “down south” or the “west side” — these are all places locals seem to be to fleeing in anticipation of the mud season. Good thing for the escapees, because this mass exodus coincides with a number of ailments plaguing the valley. As I called in yet another absence...
Twisp: Feb. 10, 2016

Twisp: Feb. 10, 2016

By Sarah Schrock In a recent conversation with friends, we breached the topics of time-space, dark matter and the supernatural. The conversation reminded me of staying up late in college after the consumption of, well, lots of things, and pontificating the nature of the world, then coming away confused.  Only now, 20-some years later, I...
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...