A celebration of life for former Methow Valley News columnist Sally Gracie will be held in Twisp on Nov. 24, from 2 – 4 p.m., at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sally Gracie Fund may be made through the Community Foundation of North Central Washington at www.CFNCW.org. All proceeds will […]
Sarah Jo Lightner stepped into the role of executive director at Confluence Gallery and Art Center in Twisp last week, focused on helping artists develop business skills and making it possible for all children and teenagers to experience art.
Lightner, the gallery manager for the past three years, was …
By Sarah Schrock I love Halloween. The Methow Valley Senior Center’s Halloween Sale collection is pretty well picked through, but if you are still looking to add a little flare, or pick up some whacky accoutrement to finish off your costume, it’s worth a look-through. Especially if your costume needs some black, there’s an entire […]
By Sarah Schrock When it rains it pours in Twisp, except when it actually rains — that’s more of an erratic combination of drizzles and deluges. I am referring to the flood of events this past weekend, which despite real rain brought people out for fanfare, festivals and the like. The Merc Playhouse welcomed local folk singer […]
By Sarah Schrock Some of the mystery has been solved. Last week, I wrote about a business card depicting a parlor house run by a S. Virginia Moore in Twisp in the 1920s in hopes of information into this piece of history. Nora McCloy and Anita Lince-Maling contacted me to let me know that in […]
By Sarah Schrock The 50th birthday party for the Wagner Memorial Pool drew supporters and pool patrons Sunday under the shade at Twisp Park. Attendees listened to live music by local favorites Fred Cooley with Lauralee Northcott, and Sky Kyss along with Noah Ashford, who supplied the sound system and DJ’d the event. Many others […]
Terry and Jeanine say they thought they saw my car at Hank’s Harvest Foods and at the Twisp post office. I told them they were mistaken. I am in fact driving around Lincoln, Nebraska, learning to scoot between lanes and make confident U-turns to change direction.
To all of you who have asked me “how are you enjoying your retirement” …
By Sarah Schrock It seems to me the last couple weeks of school are packed full of events: sports playoffs, field trips, spring concerts, writers’ workshops, science symposiums, and family picnics. All valuable in their own right, but it feels as though most of the classroom time has been written off. So why not write […]
By Sarah Schrock May is National Bike Month. To celebrate two-wheeled transit, the annual Bike Rodeo at TwispWorks took place on Saturday. Thankfully, the rain lifted just in time for 25 eager riders to partake. The Bike Rodeo brings together a multitude of sponsoring partners including Aero Methow Rescue Service, Methow Trails, Methow Cycle and […]
By Sarah Schrock The Merc Playhouse’s run of The Wind in the Willows brought nearly 30 kids to the stage as the first children’s performance in honor of Tommy Zbyszewski. Tom performed in numerous acts at The Merc before his life was taken while fighting the Twisp River Fire last summer. I remember Tom in […]