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Big screen entertainment all year long

Big screen entertainment all year long

By Bob Spiwak Our viewing screen is 14 feet wide, 6 feet shy of the width of the house. It is comprised of a couple of 4-foot windows flanking a 6-footer amidships. The viewing area looks out over a small pond and climbs up a rocky flank of Grizzly Mountain to a ridge top about...
Mazama: Dec. 4, 2013

Mazama: Dec. 4, 2013

By Bob Spiwak I have been hearing that today (Dec. 2) is Cyber Monday. It seems that every day must now have some commercial cutesy tag on it throughout our great nation. Nonetheless, I will call it Butt Freeze Overture Day not only to give it a non-commercial slant, but also to anticipate zero degrees...
Mazama: Nov. 27, 2013

Mazama: Nov. 27, 2013

By Bob Spiwak It’s just a few days until Thanksgiving and while some people are desolate because there is no snow in the forecast, others are quite content with the sunshine, un-slick roads and mild temperatures. Thanksgiving day is forecast with a “chance of showers,” and by the time you carve the turkey it could...
Mazama: Nov. 20, 2013

Mazama: Nov. 20, 2013

By Bob Spiwak Well, the weather has turned colder and there were skiffs of snow over the weekend here in the bottoms all the way to Mazama, just a brief preview of real winter. The night skies had thin clouds and the play of light on them by the full moon was quite impressive.  One...
Mazama: Nov. 13, 2013

Mazama: Nov. 13, 2013

By Bob Spiwak An unofficial gathering of at least 40 people were in attendance for an 11 a.m. flag raising Monday (Nov. 11) at the Mazama Store to commemorate Veterans Day. Among these were local veterans of wars we have fought from World War II to the present. The weather was foggy, damp, cold and...
Nov. 6, 2013

Nov. 6, 2013

Sandy’s anniversary evokes memories of Sea Bright By Bob Spiwak Oct. 29 marked the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the second-costliest and largest hurricane in size to hit the Atlantic coast. It covered 1,100 miles of ocean and inland area. New Jersey was among the largest states devastated by the storm. New Jersey is considered...
Mazama: Nov. 6, 2013

Mazama: Nov. 6, 2013

By Bob Spiwak It’s a sunny morning. Goat Peak and Last Chance Mountain are attired in a blanket of snow and the sun is brilliant as it reflects off the white mantles. On the way to Mazama there was an ominous bank of dark clouds behind Last Chance and snow coming down, but it was...
April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014

On the water: Recollecting my days on the Green River “It’s instant death to run Cataract Canyon in an open boat,” said our van driver as he zoomed past a semi in a whiteout on Interstate 70. He was speaking to Jeff Sandine, Craig Nelson and me, and referring to our three canoes on...
Mazama: Oct. 30, 2013

Mazama: Oct. 30, 2013

By Bob Spiwak The past week has been gorgeous. While fog has enveloped the country from Everett to Bellingham at least for a week, here it was pushing or into the 70 s. This might explain the numbers of people in Mazama, in the hostelries of Winthrop and on the roads during a normally slow...
Oct. 23, 2013

Oct. 23, 2013

By Bob Spiwak Wow. What an Indian (or Native American if you prefer) summer we are having. A full moon floating around, now hanging in the sky in the early morning hours, temperatures in the high 60s with 70 predicted for today. Having taken the canoe off the car top for the winter, it’s incumbent...