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Methow: March 12, 2014

Methow: March 12, 2014

Methow By Joanna Bastian Mark Turner, from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Spokane, is looking for a volunteer within five miles of Methow to provide daily weather observations. NWS provides, installs and maintains all the required equipment, working with the homeowner to find a workable space. All you need is an Internet connection and...
Methow: Feb. 26, 2014

Methow: Feb. 26, 2014

Methow By Joanna Bastian Sunlight streams through the glass of the floor-to-ceiling dock doors of Katie Haven’s workshop. Originally designed as a place for her to build her wooden ship, today the shop is a busy scene of washing tubs, drying stations, tumblers, and bags and bags of wool. The retired mariner and engineer pictured...
Methow: Feb. 12, 2014

Methow: Feb. 12, 2014

Methow By Joanna Bastian Wood shavings softly drift to the floor of Dale Burnison’s woodshop, just as snowflakes quietly fill the crevices of Murray Canyon in the upper reaches of the lower Methow Valley. For years, Dale sat in the pilot seat of hydroplane boats, some with jet engines and others with race car engines....
Methow: Jan. 15, 2014

Methow: Jan. 15, 2014

Methow By Joanna Bastian Here it is mid-January and I am still looking for creative ways to use up zucchini. We had agreed to only plant one zucchini plant in the garden this year, but somehow we ended up with five … none of them next to each other, so I’m wondering if the compost...
Methow: Jan. 8, 2014

Methow: Jan. 8, 2014

Methow By Joanna Bastian Finally, it is January. December feels like an endless onslaught of horrors, temptations and sensory overload. January is a breath of fresh air, a symbolic new chapter in life. Out with the old, in with the new. January spells the finish line of December’s endless gauntlet of calorie and cholesterol-laden foods...
Methow: Dec. 25, 2013

Methow: Dec. 25, 2013

By Joanna Bastian Each year, I like to highlight a wonderful group of quilters in Methow. Their beautiful creations brighten the days of residents at Harmony House in Brewster, Heritage Nursing Home in Chelan, newborns at Three Rivers Hospital, and continue to stretch across the globe to children in Ukraine, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Haiti, Myanmar...
Methow: Nov. 27, 2013

Methow: Nov. 27, 2013

By Joanna Bastian Do you watch the Weather Channel for fun? Do your conversations begin with, “this weather reminds me of that warm spell in ’74, right before the ducks froze in place along the river as they landed?” Do you note the daily temperature and significant changes between seasons? Do you file the information...
Methow: Nov. 13, 2013

Methow: Nov. 13, 2013

By Joanna Bastian Cloud cover and fog are groovy mood changers for two days, but utterly depressing when blue sky turns gray for over a week. Looking for a mood lift, I went up valley for an exercise class. The room was packed. It was a bit of a challenge to stretch, twist and turn...
Oct. 23, 2013

Oct. 23, 2013

By Joanna Smith I took a roundtrip train trip from Wenatchee to Seattle last weekend and if it is not something you have done before, I would highly suggest adding it to your bucket list. There is only one train and it leaves excruciatingly early at 5:30 every morning from Wenatchee. Arrival at King Street...
Oct. 23, 2013

Oct. 23, 2013

By Joanna Smith I took a roundtrip train trip from Wenatchee to Seattle last weekend and if it is not something you have done before, I would highly suggest adding it to your bucket list. There is only one train and it leaves excruciatingly early at 5:30 every morning from Wenatchee. Arrival at King Street...