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Winthrop: June 25, 2014

Winthrop: June 25, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Just when you think it’s a regular old Methow day, you glance out your Pine Forest kitchen window and see not a mule deer, but a moose! At least, that’s what happens if you’re Adam Fulton. Many of us live here for many years without catching a glimpse of the largest member...
Winthrop: June 25, 2014

Winthrop: June 25, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Just when you think it’s a regular old Methow day, you glance out your Pine Forest kitchen window and see not a mule deer, but a moose! At least, that’s what happens if you’re Adam Fulton. Many of us live here for many years without catching a glimpse of the largest member...
Winthrop: June 11, 2014

Winthrop: June 11, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Two of the neatest things I witnessed this past week happened at the Young Writers’ Conference (YWC) at Methow Valley Elementary School—an event that celebrates the art and craft of writing by engaging kids in writing workshops with authors, songwriters, journalists, bloggers, scientists and others who practice writing personally and/or professionally. First,...
Winthrop: June 4, 2014

Winthrop: June 4, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Ski season may be far behind us, but with exciting updates from some of the valley’s top skiers it’s impossible to forget about Nordic sports for long. Sochi athlete Sadie Bjornsen was in town over the weekend and gave a talk about her Olympic experiences to a crowd at the Mazama Community...
Winthrop: May 28, 2014

Winthrop: May 28, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Olivia Rose and some fellow Unitarians are celebrating spring and outdoor recreation by giving the gift of state park access to some Methow Valley families. When Olivia learned that some families cannot afford the price of the Discover Pass that would allow them entry to state parks, she spread the word at...
Winthrop: May 21, 2014

Winthrop: May 21, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Last week was the 95th annual Children’s Book Week (shouldn’t every week be Children’s Book Week?) and fittingly, two Methow Valley writers who work with children attended events celebrating the written word. Poet Kelleigh McMillan (who takes breaks from Red Shed to work as a poet-in-residence at several Okanogan County schools) traveled...
Winthrop: May 14, 2014

Winthrop: May 14, 2014

By Ashley Lodato While Methow Valley residents were dusting off cowboy hats and baseball caps a week ago, four Methow ladies were packing their grandest hats in hatboxes and setting forth for Churchill Downs to attend the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Thoroughbred races. The trip, which was planned by childhood friends Delene Monetta and...
Winthrop: May 7, 2014

Winthrop: May 7, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Oh boy, was it ever an exciting week in Winthrop! The fun all started on Friday afternoon as I was pulling out of the Evergreen IGA (the grocery store formerly known as Red Apple) parking lot. I was in line behind a person in a truck (a two-vehicle line—what my kids refer...
Winthrop: April 30, 2014

Winthrop: April 30, 2014

By Ashley Lodato They say that if you can remember Woodstock you weren’t there, but if you were at the 1960s party at the Winthrop Barn on Saturday night you will definitely remember it because it was so completely far out. A groovy crowd of flower children gathered to jam and let it all hang...
Winthrop: April 23

Winthrop: April 23

By Ashley Lodato The Shafer Museum got a facelift last week, thanks to the local 4-H group. As one of 4-H’s community service recipients, the Shafer was lucky enough to get a big crew of members, parents and leaders to help clean up the grounds at the museum. Shafer volunteer Roxie Miller says that the...