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Mazama: July 5, 2017

Mazama: July 5, 2017

By Mandi Donohue My sweetie had a four-day weekend. He wasn’t the only one. When I asked him to pick up breakfast at the Mazama Store, as my swoon-worthy pumpkin flax granola was gone, he made the mistake of waiting until the line got shorter. It didn’t. Like a champ, he grabbed another cup of coffee...
Mazama: June 28, 2017

Mazama: June 28, 2017

By Mandi Donohue As Americans, we have been celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence for 241 years. On July 4, 1776, our 13 colonies said goodbye to the British Empire and considered ourselves a new nation. The legal separation actually occurred on July 2 but the Declaration itself was finally approved by Congress on...
Mazama: June 21, 2017

Mazama: June 21, 2017

By Mandi Donohue On Saturday, locals gathered in gratitude to celebrate physician Ann Diamond’s legacy in the Methow Valley. As the previous owner of the Methow Valley Clinic, the partnering with Confluence Health in Wenatchee was the first step in providing the community with resources that would have been hard to attain as an individual clinic...
Mazama: June 14, 2017

Mazama: June 14, 2017

By Mandi Donohue Last Monday, Lliam and I were down-valley when we decided to get ice cream on our way home at the Mazama Store. I had just made a super rich chocolate cake and as they say in “Steel Magnolias,” “I serve it over ice cream to cut the sweetness.” We drove two separate cars,...
Mazama: June 7, 2017

Mazama: June 7, 2017

By Mandi Donohue When I worked at the Mazama Store, I heard many wondrous tales of Rick LeDuc’s pancake flipping fame from his daughters, and yet had never gotten to experience his delicious genius. You can imagine my excitement as my husband and I walked into the Mazama Community Club last weekend for the annual pancake...
Mazama: May 24, 2017

Mazama: May 24, 2017

By Mandi Donohue On a Wednesday in early May, around 60 people gathered down by the river to celebrate the life of Scooter Rogers, the owner (along with his wife Jen) of the Mazama Store from the mid 1990’s to 2007. While I was unable to reach Jake Valentine, Scooter’s nephew, I am extremely grateful to...
Mazama: May 10, 2017

Mazama: May 10, 2017

By Mandi Donohue I got the chance to chat this week with the incomparable Donni Reddington. She’s not only hilarious and vivacious but like this fellow Libra, she’s a serial job changer. When society tells us we need to stick with one thing in the name of “responsibility,” she follows her muse. For Donni, following your...
Mazama: April 26, 2017

Mazama: April 26, 2017

By Mandi Donohue While grooming for the Nordic ski trails this winter, my husband noticed that there was graffiti under the bridge in Mazama. I was really surprised to hear this so I went down to take a look. Sure enough, there they were. First, a Rastafarian “One Love” tag, and two others are initials. A...
Mazama: April 5, 2017

Mazama: April 5, 2017

By Mandi Donohue The idea of the “All-American Kid” has a tendency to make my eye twitch. While typically a comforting connotation, it can come across to me like artificial sweetener.  Faux integrity, chemical character and filler accomplishment can be a superficial box we stuff our kids into for the sake of college applications and a...
Mazama: March 22, 2017

Mazama: March 22, 2017

By Mandi Donohue This week was chock-full of delicious festivity, and jam-packed with yummy morsels and heart-warming cordials if you were willing to brave the unending, yet sunny, winter weather. It also might have had something to do with that quirky Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. What was once used to commemorate the death of Saint...