Opening night at the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival was a bit chilly outside, but an attentive crowd gave the musicians a warm reception. Above top, pianist Zhenni Li performed for “Piano Quintet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 1,” by Erno Dohnanyi.Above bottom, cellist Paul Wiancko was accompanied by three other strings to perform […]
Members of the Washington Vintage Motorcyclists rolled into Winthrop last weekend on their annual “Over the Pass” tour and meet. About 30 vintage motorcycles and 75 club members were based at Big Twin Lake campground and used Rocking Horse Bakery as a rallying point. The bakery has hosted the group for several years, co-owner Steve […]
The sixth annual Salmon Bake and Cultural Celebration took place at the Methow Monument in Pateros Memorial Park last Saturday. Cultural demonstrations in the park included basket weaving, beading, canoes, music and more. Proceeds from a silent auction and raffle benefit programs offered by Pateros-Brewster Community Resource Center.
Photos by Don Nelson The annual Kids’ Fishing Day at the Winthrop Fish Hatchery drew the usual enthusiastic crowd of little anglers – and their willing-to-help parents – last weekend. With a little patience and luck, they went home with a fish dinner. In addition to fishing, the free event offered a variety of other […]
Photos by Don Nelson After a chilly start last Sunday, things warmed up at the weekly Winthrop Market at Mack Lloyd Park. The market features locally produced crafts, arts, produce, prepared food, collectibles and more every Sunday through Labor Day weekend, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dozens of people attended aMemorial Day ceremony Monday (May 27), at Sullivan Cemetery in Winthrop. The All-American Legion Auxiliary Unit 120 laid wreaths and swag at the foot of the World War I monument. The Auxiliary also planted more than 120 flags at the graves of veterans at Sullivan Cemetery and about 275 flags at […]
Photos by Steve Mitchell and Don Nelson There was no excuse not to be somewhere in the Methow Valley over the Memorial Day weekend. Kids, critters and cowboys enlivened the Methow Valley Rodeo despite periods of rain. The Big Shaabang at TwispWorks wasn’t so fortunate weather-wise, but still saw a healthy turnout. The World-Famous Mazama […]
Photos by Ralph Schwartz
Photos by Steve Mitchell Supporters of Little Star Montessori School packed the Winthrop Barn last weekend for the school’s annual fundraising auction. The event was themed as “A Night in the Cosmos,” and appropriate intergalactic attire was encouraged. Clearly, that was broadly interpreted by those in attendance. Proceeds will benefit the Little Star schools in […]
Photos by Don Nelson The Washington Outfitters and Guides Association again hosted a live auction and packers’ competition at Mack Lloyd Park on Sunday, the final event of Winthrop ‘49er Days. Packers were required to efficiently bundle up a varied collection of camping equipment, mount the packs on a mule, and then take it all […]