Cast members from the Liberty Bell Drama Company rehearsed “All That Jazz,” the opening number of “Chicago,” earlier this week at The Merc Playhouse. The high school students, directed by Kelly Grayum and Danbert Nobacon, will perform the musical at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15-19, at The Merc. The […]
Methow Recycles’ 13th annual metal drive at Cascade Concrete in Winthrop last weekend was a big success, Executive Director Betsy Cushman reported. About 350 vehicles, carrying loads large and small, dropped off a total of almost 90 tons of materials, Cushman said, a bit more than last year. More than 50 volunteers helped to unload […]
Members of Okanogan County Search and Rescue (OCSAR) recently took over the tower at the North Cascades Smokejumper Base to practice techniques for rescuing people from rock-climbing accidents or other steep areas. The all-volunteer crew also has members who specialize in water rescue and searches with dogs or horses. They’re also adding drones for searching […]
Saturday at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp was a casual shopper’s paradise. The Methow Valley Farmers Market opened its season, the Senior Center offered its Spring Sale and the Community Center inaugurated the April Tools! sale – what may become a popular swap meet in future springs.
Photos by Don Nelson Friends and family crowded into the Twisp Valley Grange last weekend to take part in a celebration of life for the late Don Reddington. Reddington’s public efforts to bring more attention to Alzheimer’s disease were chronicled in the “Living With Alzheimer’s” publication in 2016. He died in October 2018. Right, Don […]
Photos by Marcy Stamper Attendees hit their stride on the dance floor at the annual Senior Appreciation Dinner. Complete with a meal, music and dancing, cowboy poetry, and raffle prizes for almost everyone, the event is a beloved annual tradition that just keeps growing, said Jimmy Gariano, manager at Hank’s Harvest Foods, who inaugurated the […]
Photos by Don Nelson It was a day for mythical, magical and memorable critters at last weekend’s sixth annual Ski for Women event in Mazama, which raises money for Room One. Participants showed up in distinct individual costumes, or as part of elaborately outfitted teams that performed skits. Judges for the costume contest were properly […]
Backyard Ski Day in Winthrop was crisp and mostly clear — perfect conditions for every age and type of recreational enthusiast. Free ski rentals, free Nordic skiing lessons, free trail access, fat bike demonstration rides and tours in a Methow Trails grooming machine were all part of the offerings. Sledding was optional but popular as […]
Photo by Don Nelson Mary Bean enjoyed a heartfelt rendition of “Happy (104th) Birthday” by friends and family at the Methow Valley Senior Center on Saturday.