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With sirens wailing and horns blaring, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in a Christmas light-draped fire truck at Pateros Memorial Park last Friday, Dec. 7. And held court for a line of youngsters from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments including hot cocoa and coffee and bonfires helped warm visitors as other residents picked up pre-ordered Christmas trees across the street at the Sweet River Bakery.

Members of the Bridgeport High School basketball teams include, front row, from left: Graciela Arellano, Karla Aguilar, Josie Rios, Maria Santana, Rebecca Hernandez, Jaqueline Lombera, Jennifer Farias, and Citlaly Flores. Second row, from left: Bianca Torres, Monica Trejo, Anayeli Trejo, Karla Torres, Karina Craig, Yareli Palacio, Erika Santana, Catalina Martinez, and Giselle Garcia.
BRIDGEPORT – The Nannies varsity basketball team has a small setback in their home opener against Soap Lake last Friday, Nov. 30, when the Lady Eagles pulled out a 47-36 win over their hosts. Bridgeport got even last Monday, Dec. 3, when they sent Easton home on the short end of a 72-13 score that...

Honey from Cross Over Honey Company in Pateros is a local delicacy.
BREWSTER – The traffic was steady and the buyers willing at the annual two-day Brewster Grange Christmas Bazaar at the Grange Hall on Grange Road and U.S. 97 just west of Brewster last Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1. Vendors offered everything from clothing items and novelties to food items...

An empty foundation awaits the arrival of the new Peninsula Park restroom that was scheduled to be off-loaded by crane and set in place last Tuesday, Nov. 27. The old structure was dismantled on Nov. 19 to make way for a new facility.

Sgt. Leandro Jasso
LEAVENWORTH – A U.S. Army Ranger Team Leader killed in action in Afghanistan on Nov. 24, was born in Brewster 25 years ago. Services for Sergeant Leandro Antonio Sleeper Jasso, of Leavenworth, will be held at 9 a.m., Sunday, Dec.. 9, at Cascade High School where he graduated in 2012. A funeral...

Erlandsen’s drone takes flight along Cameron Lake Road.
BREWSTER – The sky was clear and the air calm last Nov. 17, so Kris Erlandsen and Jesse Revel of Erlandsen & Associates decided to go flying…and they didn’t even have to leave the ground. The two specialists with the Brewster surveying, planning, and engineering firm launched a high-tech drone...

Las Posadas - Dec. 8 This Saturday, Dec. 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Brewster, Las Posadas, a Mexican Christmas tradition of caroling will go down Main Street from a starting point at The Armory on 600 Main Street, and will conclude with food and hot chocolate at the Senior Center at 109 S. Bridge Street.
BREWSTER – The Boys and Girls Club at 601 W. Cliff will be the happening place on Saturday, Dec. 15, as the Brewster Police Department Cops & Kids combines with the annual Christmas Shop and Winter Carnival for a day of fun, refreshments, games, contests, photos with Santa Claus (Santa’s chair...
PATEROS – Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping traffic with refreshments and gifts at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 in Memorial Park. The couple will have gifts for the kids while everyone enjoys hot chocolate, cookies, and chili. Pateros city clerk/treasurer Kerri Wilson said those who preordered...

Sepetys’ book has been translated into more than 27 languages and published in more than 43 countries.
PATEROS – The North Central Regional Library will host best selling author Ruth Sepetys as part of its NCRL Reads series for a three-day tour of selected schools next month. Sepetys, a writer of historical fiction and author of the award-winning book, Between Shades of Gray, will speak to students...

Said and Ruth Velasco hold hats from Ed’s Mudville Breakfast Bar & Grill in Brewster (red hat) and its namesake, Ed’s Mudville Grill in Clayton, Calif. (green hat).
BREWSTER – A new yellow sign recently installed above the entry of the former Ixtapa and El Parasio restaurants at 500 W. Main downtown completes the evolution of the former Mexican-Chinese eatery into its new role as a breakfast, burger, and steak place. Owners Said and Ruth Velasco are busy these...

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