Winter 2023

Dear Neighbors, On November 24th, raise a glass to celebrate the O.Henry Hotel and Green Valley Grill because that is their 25th birthday. Those who have enjoyed (endured?) these letters for the past 24 years know we write them in the spirit of a letter to a friend, sharing what we’d ramble on about if one of you asked, “What’s ... Read More

Early 2022

Dear Neighbors, We’ve not written in over two years. It hasn’t been because we don’t love you, it’s that we figured you’d heard enough about all the wild stuff that was dominating our (and everyone’s) attention. We are writing now because we have something terribly important to talk about: Romance. Romance is on our minds first because it is on ... Read More

Winter 2019

Dear Friends, Pinch me. (Gently, please.) Could it be that I’m more enthusiastic about my career than ever? Yep! Sixty two years into this adventure of consciousness and forty seven years after I started as a housekeeper’s assistant at a hotel in Missoula, Montana, I’m skipping to work with more spring in my step than ever. It is energizing to ... Read More

Winter 2018

 Dear Neighbors, I hope you enjoy these letters as much as we enjoy writing them. There is something cathartic about distilling what is happening and then sharing it with friends. Sweet feelings … How about a hug? The O.Henry and GVG were hatched 20 years ago! We are celebrating by giving both some TLC, as in about $5 million worth! ... Read More

Summer 2018

Dear Neighbors, There’s right much cooking around here! Beyond what’s in the pan and on the grill, we’re trucking along with the planning and prototyping processes for improvements that will be introduced at the O.Henry and Green Valley Grill when these wonderful twins turn 20 later this year. We’ll give you an earful on that with our next letter, plus ... Read More

Winter 2017

 Dear Neighbors, There’s a lot of fun stuff happening around QW! For instance, now that we are wrapping up the pH Balance improvements at Proximity, we are gearing up our new OdotHenry “After 20 Years” improvement effort. Please read on for more about that, plus some pretty neat holiday happenings that might give you reason to dance, sing along, smile, soak ... Read More

Summer 2017

Dear Neighbors, Big news: QW is now employee owned! I realize that many of you know this, but I’ll bet few know the background or details that I get into in the Rambling, “Be Careful What You Dream,” that is linked to this letter. This is really cool stuff! We are amazingly psyched! Please read on to get up to ... Read More

Holiday 2016

Dear Neighbors, This—our 35th Neighborhood Letter—is a short one. I’ve got one of those long “Ramblings” in the oven, but it isn’t fully baked. (BTW: We have evidence that some of you actually read those Ramblings and don’t just use them as a cure for insomnia.) We are sending this shorter letter because we thought you might want to know ... Read More

Summer 2016

Dear Neighbors, When we started sending our Neighborhood Letters nearly 20 years ago, we promised that we’d only send them when we had news we thought you might like to hear. We might be sorta-kinda breaking that promise with this mailing, because while we don’t have a lot of news or a Rambling, we do want to let you know ... Read More

Holiday 2015

Dear Neighbors, PROXIMITY NAMED ‘AMERICA’S GREENEST HOTEL’ JUNE 2015 Wow…our thirty-third letter…time flies! As usual, we share our latest news, plus you’ll read about some special happenings and offerings that might make your holidays even more joyful (and easier!). On a separate page, I (Dennis) ramble on about a memorable trip that Nancy and I took this past summer to Istanbul, ... Read More