TONASKET – With the very first strums on her bass guitar, Laura Love had people up on their feet dancing. Orville Johnson and Chris Leighten completed the Laura Love Trio.
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OROVILLE – Ali Miller, the daughter of Scott and Benie Miller, was chosen as this year’s Oroville May Festival Queen at the Selection Night ceremony held at OHS on Monday, Feb. 20.
“I didn’t think I would really get it, Dayna’s more business and high heels, I’m more casual. She’s more ‘girlie-girl,’” said Miller. “I didn’t go in with the mindset that I would be selected and when I was I didn’t think I’d be all happy and giddy… but I was.”
Queen Ali and Princess Dayna Roley will represent the Oroville community during this year’s May Festival on Saturday, May 12. Miller and Roley, the daughter of Ross and Neysa Roley, will ride the float at Oroville’s annual festival, as well as at other community festivals around the region.
Miller is active in school and the community. She runs cross country, plays basketball and tennis and is a member of the O-Club. She is also a member of the Border Patrol Explorer Post 0023.
OSOYOOS – Following three nights of films and one Saturday Family matinee at the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Tumbleweed Film Festival is already set for next Sept. 2012.
CHESAW – The Highlands Community of Chesaw will present the second annual Hot August Nights event on Saturday, Aug. 27.
TONASKET – The 12th Annual Okanogan River Garlic Festival will be held Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27 at Tonasket’s History Park.
OROVILLE – The Tumbleweed Film Festival rolled into Oroville last week and over 250 people enjoyed films from around the world, including one from a filmmaker from Omak.
The overall winner of this year’s festival was “North Atlantic,” a dramatic short film from Portugal by Bernardo Nascimento.
“I think it went well beyond our expectations,” said Geoff Klein, who with fellow Seattle filmmaker Mo Fine, founded the Tumbleweed Film Festival in Oroville last year. Since that time the festival has grown to include smaller “Best of Fests” held in the Tri-Cities and Omak, with another Best of Fest planned for Sept. 22 to 24 in Osoyoos, B.C. at the Desert Cultural Center at NK’MIP Resort.
OROVILLE – Billing itself as “Washington’s most unique film fest,” the Tumbleweed Film Festival (TwFF) rolls its annual film festival back to Oroville Aug. 4, 5 and 6.
OROVILLE – The historic Peerless Restaurant in Oroville was the site of a capacity crowd on Saturday, May 7, as North Valley Community Schools hosted 100 area residents to a fund raising Fashion Show Luncheon.
OMAK – Omak was the scene of the Tumbleweed Film Festival’s”Best of Fest” featuring two nights of short films from around the world thatwere drawn from the annual film festival held in Oroville the previous August.
The Best of Fest took place at Rockwall Cellars, a popularwinery located just outside of Omak, with winery owners Doug and Sandy Sheetsacting as the evening’s hosts. Seattle Filmmakers Geoff Klein and Mo Fine, withthe help of their friends here and on the west side, began the Tumbleweed FilmFestival in Oroville last year as a way to feature local wine and beer withshort films from around the world. The festival, with a full slate of newfilms, will return to Oroville for three nights this year, Aug. 4, 5 and 6 andwill take place at three venues, Veranda Beach Resort on Thursday, EstherBricques Winery on Friday and Alpine Brewery on Saturday. Tickets are availableonline at http://www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com/ and at the door.
ANAHEIM, Cali. – Sixty-eight Tonasket High School and Middle School band members, as well as 21 adults had the experience of a lifetime when they traveled by bus to and from Anaheim, Cali. this month to visit Disneyland.
Leaving on Wednesday, March 9 and returning on Sunday, March 13, the 89 travelers has a lot of fun on the road, band teacher Patti Middleton said.
When the band arrived at Disneyland, they attended a marching band clinic with a music professor from Baylor University who focused on sight reading with the musicians.