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Mazama: February 15, 2017

Mazama: February 15, 2017

By Mandi Donohue Having been single more often than not in life, Valentine’s Day was never about red roses from the quarterback or a diamond heart-shaped pendant from the “Forever Us” collection at Kay Jewelers. I learned early on that it could be a lot more than celebrating your significant other. Sometimes it was about doing...
Mazama: February 9, 2017

Mazama: February 9, 2017

By Mandi Donohue If you were to visit San Diego Comicon, the annual comic book convention, you would know that “Star Wars” fans and “Star Trek” fans do not mix. I am grateful, however, to live in a valley where Leia and Spock can ski together at the fourth Annual Methow Valley Ski for Women without...
Mazama: February 1, 2017

Mazama: February 1, 2017

By Mandi Donohue I adore going to weddings. Not only is it a moving experience watching two individuals express their love for each other, shaped with the support of a caring community, but it is also the opportunity to let loose and dance! Aside from the get-down funk of Laura Love and the Family Dog (truly...
Mazama: January 25, 2017

Mazama: January 25, 2017

By Mandi Donohue On Dec. 15, 2016, Charlie Sykes, a conservative American political commenter out of Milwaukee, wrote an op-ed for The New York Times that I highly recommend called “Where the Right Went Wrong.” As a woman that has been conservative more years than not, this article spoke deeply to me. While the radio host...
Mazama: January 18, 2017

Mazama: January 18, 2017

By Mandi Donohue All right, ladies, get out those pink hats — you know the ones I’m talking about — and join us this Saturday in Twisp at the Methow Valley Community Center. And men who appreciate your women strong, smart and courageous, we’ll see you there as well at 9:45 a.m. to march alongside your equals. On Saturday we’ll...
Mazama: January 11, 2017

Mazama: January 11, 2017

By Mandi Donohue When I worked at the Mazama Store, we didn’t have Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, etc. Instead, we had Egg Days, Oatmeal Days and Quiche Days. What Rudy Peterson ate for breakfast is how we acknowledged the passing of time. “Honey, did you hear Rudy is leaving?” My stomach dropped when I heard it....
Mazama: January 4, 2017

Mazama: January 4, 2017

By Mandi Donohue Friday we woke to a Winter Wonderland in Mazama. We were gloriously socked in! Big, fat tree branches were loaded with gobs of sparkly frosting like a child overdoing a gingerbread house. All we needed were gumdrops lining the streets! This morning has more of a Halloween feel as twisted, icy fingernails from...
Mazama: December 28, 2016

Mazama: December 28, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Only a few days past winter solstice and a few days before New Year’s Eve, a time of endings and beginnings, I thought it might be a good week for some contemplation. I went in early to work on Saturday, so I could leave for a couple of hours for a Christmas Eve...
Mazama: December 21, 2016

Mazama: December 21, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Yes, Missi Smith. There is a Santa Claus. After ads placed in the “Lost and Found” section of the Methow Valley News, after countless radio spots galore, the adult gift stolen from you at last year’s white elephant party has been returned. When I asked the jolly elves of this valley to manifest...
Mazama: December 14, 2016

Mazama: December 14, 2016

By Mandi Donohue The holiday bazaar in Winthrop is absolutely one of my favorite days of the year in the Methow. Not only does it make my little entrepreneurial heart sing, but it is shopping local at its absolute best. I always do a quick lap and then dive in more closely. This year didn’t disappoint!...