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Twisp: July 13, 2016

Twisp: July 13, 2016

By Sarah Schrock “Little opportunity for the air mass to warm up” from “the seemingly endless parade of cool and wet low pressure systems” that we have been experiencing. This, from NOAA forecasters, is a great departure from the original long-term forecasts that predicted above-average temperatures. So why the change? I want to know because...
Twisp: July 6, 2016

Twisp: July 6, 2016

By Sarah Schrock My neighborhood is undergoing some growing pains, being the epicenter for the largest subdivisions Twisp has probably seen since the platting of Gloversville in 1897. We are happy to welcome new neighbors. However, with the advent of new development come conversations regarding traffic, noise, light pollution, safety and preparedness. We recently met...
Twisp: June 29, 2016

Twisp: June 29, 2016

By Sarah Schrock This is the first of a periodic series of columns about the trees of Twisp. Walking through Twisp, you will notice some diverse and interesting inhabitants. Hailing from foreign lands, they are frequently considered aliens. Despite calling Twisp home for many years, these local residents are often treated unkindly because they tend...
Twisp: June 22, 2016

Twisp: June 22, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Imagine the life of a child in poverty from a country afflicted with political upheavals, economic uncertainties and famine that dances on the heels of unpredictable rains. In a land where security means life behind iron gates and armed men for the privileged and elite, or in the sheer numbers of slum...
Twisp: June 15, 2016

Twisp: June 15, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Here’s something you didn’t know: 840,000 people. That’s roughly how many people would be required to eat a Popsicle the size of a blue whale. This was a question posed to me by my 4-year-old: “What if we made a Popsicle the size of a blue whale?” It would take more than...
Twisp: May 18, 2016

Twisp: May 18, 2016

By Sarah Schrock I am skeptical of the notion of death without regret. Sure, all of us would love to arrive at the finish line without harboring doubts over our lives decisions. But this weekend I managed to generate a regret I am sure to go to my grave with: missing “A Prairie Home Companion”...
Twisp: April 27, 2016

Twisp: April 27, 2016

By Sarah Schrock Leave it to Twisp to serve up gluten-free matzah balls on Earth Day at a local Passover Seder. At least a two dozen Jews and Gentiles gathered at two separate homes last Friday to celebrate Passover. Lasting eight days and nights, Passover celebrates the liberation of Jews from the bondage of slavery...
Twisp: April 20, 2016

Twisp: April 20, 2016

By Sarah Schrock It happens every few months. I get a phone call from a concerned neighbor or friend alerting me that my dog is running around town along the highway. In a brief state of panic, I look for my girl and she’s right where I left her, asleep in my house. Nope, the...
Twisp: March 9, 2016

Twisp: March 9, 2016

By Sarah Schrock They called for doom and gloom, but were mistaken. Forecasters that is, not the Republican frontrunners. The unpredictable winds did deflate the balloon festival a bit, much to the dismay of hundreds of onlookers. Thankfully, a few balloonists cranked up the fans and hot air to give free tethered rides to eager...
Twisp: Jan. 20, 2016

Twisp: Jan. 20, 2016

By Sarah Schrock I write this on the brink of coming home from Canada after a few days of retreat from the valley.  It’s always refreshing to get away, to see new faces and places, and gain some perspective. You only have to go north across the border to have a real international experience. British...