Winthrop library grand opening
Celebrate and help open the new Winthrop library on Saturday, June 11, with Friends of the Winthrop Public Library (FOWL) and NCW Libraries. The day’s events will include an opening ceremony, activities for children and families, a quilt show and auction, a barbeque lunch and much more. NCW Libraries staff and volunteers will welcome everyone inside to explore the new library. The library also anticipates offering a full week of special events for all ages before beginning their regular programming schedule. FOWL’s book and bake sale on June 18 will wrap up the week. For complete schedule and information for the Grand Opening day and week, visit www.winthroplibraryfriends.org/events.
Methow Valley Fund advisers
The Community Foundation of NCW is seeking new members to serve on the Methow Valley Fund (MVF) Advisory Board. The MVF supports nonprofit and community agencies with programs that address community needs in the Methow Valley. Advisers agree to participate for a three-year term (renewable once). To apply, visit www.cfncw.org/mvfadvisoryboard. Applications are due on May 31. New advisory terms begin on July 1. For more information, contact Claire Oatey, director of community grants, at (509) 663‑7716 or email email@example.com.
Newhouse supports Winthrop project
Rep. Dan Newhouse this week announced Community Project Funding requests he has submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations for consideration, including a request to replace an aging water main in Winthrop. The requested funds, totaling $667,000, would replace an existing water main over the Methow River that was installed in 1965 and is failing. It is the only water main across the Methow River and serves more than 70% of the town’s population and businesses as well as the sole supply for firefighting.