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Movie-goers and filmmakers mingle among the displays at the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Center in Osoyoos, BC during a break at the Tumbleweed Film Festival's Best of Fest. Photos by Gary DeVon

Tumbleweed Film Festival makes happy fans in Osoyoos

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.

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Chesaw’s Hot August Nights Aug. 27

CHESAW – The Highlands Community of Chesaw will present the second annual Hot August Nights event on Saturday, Aug. 27.

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Garlic Festival planned for Aug. 26 and 27 in Tonasket

TONASKET – The 12th Annual Okanogan River Garlic Festival will be held Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27 at Tonasket’s History Park.

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Phoebe Webb from Omak answers questions from the audience and festival co-founder Geoff Klein about her short film "You Might Need it Someday" which was shown at Esther Bricques Winery on Saturday. Photo by Gary DeVon

Tumbleweed brings three days of fun and film to Oroville

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.

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Tumbleweed Film Fest rolls back into town Aug. 4-6

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.

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NVCS fundraiser was the height of fashion

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.

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Seattle filmmakers Geoff Klein and Mo Fine presented the Tumbleweed Film Festival’s ‘Best of Fest’ over two nights at the Rockwall Winery in Omak on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26. The festival was well attended and most people seemed to en

Tumbleweed Film Festival presented ‘Best of Fest’ at Rockwall Cellars

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.

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Members of the Tonasket Marching Band performing down the street in Disneyland on Friday, March 11. Photos by Julianna Griffin

THS band learned and laughed in ‘happiest place on Earth’

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.

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Community musical is slated for first two weekends in May

OMAK – The Okanogan Valley Orchestra &amp; Chorus will be presenting the Broadway show “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” on May 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at the Omak Performing Arts Center.

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Tonasket boy advancing in Nashville Country Star competition

CONNELL – TJ Morgan, a senior at Tonasket High School, has advanced in this year’s Nashville Country Star competition to the semi-finals round, to be held in Connell on Saturday, March 26.

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