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Celebrate 17 years with The Cove

Celebrate 17 years with The Cove

The Cove, the downtown Twisp institution that provides a food bank and so much more, will celebrate its 17 anniversary with an open house on April 30 from noon-4 p.m. Hot dogs and desserts will be served and everyone is invited, said Executive Director Glenn Schmekel. The Cove’s programs, in addition to its weekly food...
Learn about making neighboring even better

Learn about making neighboring even better

An organization that will match volunteers with people who need help with basic chores and services — such as meals, transportation or yard work — that help people stay in their own homes as they age has …
‘Divine timing’ for The Cove’s new space in Twisp

‘Divine timing’ for The Cove’s new space in Twisp

By Laurelle Walsh

Conditions have improved for everyone — clients, volunteers and coordinators — at The Cove since the food bank began moving stored food out of its original building on Glover Street in Twisp and into the organization’s new warehouse on Third Avenue. The new warehouse, known as Cove II or the annex, has opened up...

Fire and flood recovery group to tackle victims’ long-term needs

Fire and flood recovery group to tackle victims’ long-term needs

By Marcy Stamper
Recovery from the summer’s fires and floods—and being better prepared for future natural disasters—is a long-term project demanding long-term planning. The valley’s own group, Methow Valley Long-Term Recovery, has been launched, with Hank Cramer at the helm as executive director, and office space on Third Avenue in Twisp donated by The...
Local groups begin making plans for long-term recovery

Local groups begin making plans for long-term recovery

By Marcy Stamper
Although hundreds of people are still literally digging out from the devastation of the wildfire—and firefighters still working to control it—a network of individuals and organizations has begun building a network for longer-term recovery. Some 40 people from local social-service agencies, …
Cove Classic golf tournament cancelled by wildfire 

Cove Classic golf tournament cancelled by wildfire 

The annual Cove Classic golf tournament, one of the fundraising cornerstones for The Cove Food Bank and its affiliated community service programs, was cancelled at the 11th hour after rampant wildfire prompted organizer Glenn Schmekel to pull the plug on the event late in the day on July 18 before the following morning’s tee-off time....
Managing help for victims is a huge task

Managing help for victims is a huge task

By Marcy Stamper

Experts in managing emergencies such as a massive wildfire know they have to be prepared for collateral events that radiate out from the central crisis. “The donations are …

Community briefs: June 25, 2014

Community briefs: June 25, 2014

This week: Help with ‘Friday Food Program’ because kids eat on weekends, too, Charley family DVD at Interpretive Center June 29, learn All about mushrooms, Get your berries and Livestock deadline extended
Environmentalist, author, journalist Bill McKibben speaks this weekend in Winthrop

Environmentalist, author, journalist Bill McKibben speaks this weekend in Winthrop

By Laurelle Walsh
Rarely, but every so often, does a bona fide rock star make an appearance in our fair valley. On Sunday (May 18), Bill McKibben, a certifiable rock star of the …
Community briefs: May 7, 2014

Community briefs: May 7, 2014

Cove food drive bags mailed this week Plastic collection bags for The Cove Methow Valley Food Bank’s 15th annual food drive will be mailed to valley residents on Saturday (May 10). The drive will be conducted on May 15 with the help of post offices in Twisp, Winthrop, Carlton and Methow. Residents are asked to...