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Mazama: October 26, 2016

Mazama: October 26, 2016

By Mandi Donohue As the snow and fog haunt us from the mountaintops, with frightening tales of the past and menacing warnings of what’s to come, Halloween has crept right in next to us while we weren’t looking! Do you have your costumes yet? Lliam and I are currently headed to California, taking our time down...
Mazama: October 19, 2016

Mazama: October 19, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Despite the floodgates opening, the Methow Valley was singin’ in the rain this weekend!  Driving down valley, there were a host of events, happenings and fundraisers going on and folks walked around a bit waterlogged, but fairly content just the same. Up on the pass, weather was a bit more hellish and my...
Mazama: October 12, 2016

Mazama: October 12, 2016

By Mandi Donohue As I sit here at Cafe Racer in the University District of Seattle, ironically with a car that needs a jump, I’m thinking a lot about responsibility. I want to point fingers. I want to be angry at someone other than myself but the truth is, I got to this cafe early, turned...
Mazama: October 5, 2016

Mazama: October 5, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Food. One of my favorite things! There are a lot of events happening this week and next that revolve around seasonal treats and it makes a baker giddy. First off, a friendly reminder from Midge Cross about the community potluck on Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mazama Community Club. She said...
Mazama: September 28, 2016

Mazama: September 28, 2016

By Mandi Donohue I know the season has changed every time we say goodbye to our dear friends Jay and Vicki Meacham. Jay and Vicki and their comically large rig travel down south for the winter, meeting friends all over the country. This trip, they’re hitting Montana first before heading south to favorite places like Yuma...
Mazama: September 21, 2016

Mazama: September 21, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Fall is officially here. Yippee! As I drink this delicious “Green Tea Colada” at The Ave in Okanogan, I am relishing these crisp mornings. I am all too aware of the fact that September becomes October becomes Christmas in this valley and I’m never prepared. Lliam and I wake to the smell of...
Mazama: September 14, 2016

Mazama: September 14, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Working at the Mazama Store is like living in an episode of “Northern Exposure.” Every day at the bakery is a goofy new plot line full of drama and suspense with a comedic callback involving burned bagels. Despite the fact I had written myself off of the show, I was surprisingly emotional on...
Mazama: September 7, 2016

Mazama: September 7, 2016

On Saturday morning, an 89-year old Pilot-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named crashed his plane at Lost River Airport while attempting to take off. To save him the embarrassment of using his real name, I shall refer to him as The Red Baron. Thankfully, he walked way unscathed. Despite …
Mazama: August 31, 2016

Mazama: August 31, 2016

By Mandi Donohue During the Industrial Revolution, when child labor and horrible working conditions ran rampant, unions began to form, giving a voice to the people. A railroad strike was the straw that broke the camel’s back, and in 1894 President Glover Cleveland and a unanimous Congress created Labor Day as a national holiday. I find...
Mazama: August 24, 2016

Mazama: August 24, 2016

By Mandi Donohue Last Friday marked the one-year anniversary of our fallen firefighters.  While so much of me wanted and intended to, I didn’t make it down valley to the remembrance. Lliam and I have been passing ships in the night. With his late night tows and my early morning hours, I felt like I hadn’t...