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Winthrop: Jan. 8, 2014

Winthrop: Jan. 8, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Talk around the dinner table the other night turned to the concept of “pay it forward” and I thought I’d share one of the best stories I’ve heard recently that fits that particular theme. John and Lyn Roth took their daughter, Sarah Brooks, and her childhood friend, Charlie, out to dinner at...
Winthrop: Jan. 1, 2014

Winthrop: Jan. 1, 2014

By Ashley Lodato How do you sum up a year for a community? Significant events happened to individuals — births, deaths, marriages, graduations — but in reviewing 2013 for the wider community, what comes to mind is our increasing awareness that a little bit is often enough. In a society that tends to give us the message...
Winthrop: Dec. 25, 2013

Winthrop: Dec. 25, 2013

By Ashley Lodato Some claim that poetry is dead, but those people clearly didn’t set foot into the Poetry Out Loud competition last week. Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition that inspires students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. After spending the fall selecting poems, memorizing them, and getting...
Winthrop: Dec. 18, 2013

Winthrop: Dec. 18, 2013

By Ashley Lodato A group of skiers from the Methow Valley traveled to Rossland, B.C., over the weekend for the Haywood NorAm and Buff Sprint series Nordic races, with the younger skiers participating in the Kootenay Cup. All the Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) racers were incredibly inspired by watching Erik Bjornsen, Brian and Caitlin...
Winthrop: Dec. 11, 2013

Winthrop: Dec. 11, 2013

By Ashley Lodato I know you’re all waiting to hear whether or not I hit my finger on the painful-but-not­dangerous cotton candy machine and you may be relieved to hear I didn’t. That’s because Ken Bevis took a hit (actually two of them) for the team. Ken ran the cotton candy machine at Saturday night’s...
Winthrop: Dec. 4, 2013

Winthrop: Dec. 4, 2013

By Ashley Lodato When the Candy Man trains you in a specific sweet-making task and then warns you of a benign but incredibly painful injury that you are very likely going to inflict upon yourself, you tend to take notice. In preparation for the Winter Wonder Circus Gala at the Barn on Saturday (Dec. 7),...
Winthrop: Nov. 27, 2013

Winthrop: Nov. 27, 2013

By Ashley Lodato Congratulations to Liberty Bell High School Spanish and English teacher Adam Kaufman, who received word over the weekend that he has passed his National Board Certification, which is an advanced teaching credential awarded to applicants who have proven to advance student learning and achievement. The school-year-long application process is grueling enough, but...
Winthrop: Nov. 20, 2012

Winthrop: Nov. 20, 2012

By Ashley Lodato The bigger story on the new thing on Riverside Avenue in Winthrop is covered elsewhere in the newspaper (page A1), but there are a couple of additional interesting tidbits about the former Winthrop post office that will be the new site of Cascades Outdoor Store, scheduled to open in June 2014 by...
Winthrop: Nov. 13, 2013

Winthrop: Nov. 13, 2013

By Ashley Lodato MAINE – I’ve been in Maine for a few days, which you think would put me out of reach of Winthrop news, but I was amongst Outward Bound friends and oh, happy day – most of them know some of the handful of Outward Bound old-timers who started on the East Coast...
Winthrop: Nov. 6, 2013

Winthrop: Nov. 6, 2013

By Ashley Lodato Poetry is in the air these past few weeks. Students have been writing poetry at school, some in conjunction with visiting former Washington state poet laureate Sam Green, and a group of writers sat in on a workshop with Sam last week. Meanwhile, the current poet laureate, Kathleen Flenniken, hosted a gala...