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Winthrop: April 5, 2017

Winthrop: April 5, 2017

By Ashley Lodato Do you check your license plates before you get in your car? No, neither do I. But I might start to now, after hearing about Winthrop- native Remington Rohrer’s recent experience, and you might too. Remington was headed to dinner with friends in Kirkland last week and he stopped at Fred Meyer...
Winthrop: March 22, 2017

Winthrop: March 22, 2017

By Ashley Lodato Fifth-grader Kenny Hussey brought a strawberry-rhubarb, a pecan, and an apple pie to class at Methow Valley Elementary last Tuesday (March 14, or 3.14) for — you guessed it — National Pi Day. The students ate the pies at — you guessed it — 1:59:26 p.m. Methow Trails groomer Mike Pruett got behind the wheel for his final regular grooming...
Winthrop: March 15, 2017

Winthrop: March 15, 2017

By Ashley Lodato With winter still in full force (why hello, school bus-thwarting storms in mid-March!), Methow Valley residents competed near and far for fame and glory this past week. Close to home, nearly two dozen three-person coed teams raced alpine, tubing, and Nordic legs of the Community Challenge Relay at Loup Loup Ski Bowl...
Winthrop: March 8, 2017

Winthrop: March 8, 2017

By Ashley Lodato One day when my kids were young and just starting to answer the phone, I came into the house and my daughter said, “Mommy, a lady with a Southern accent called you.” No name, no number — just that single identifier: a Southern accent. Fortunately, for me that lone clue narrowed the field down...
Winthrop: March 1, 2017

Winthrop: March 1, 2017

By Ashley Lodato If you spend every Monday and Wednesday evening doing back flips, aerials and kips, you’re probably one of the three young gymnasts who travel to Wenatchee twice a week for gymnastics training. Amelia Bondi (12), Jess Dinham (13) and Gabby Studen (11) are part of the Apple Valley Gymnastics team of competitive...
Winthrop: February 22, 2017

Winthrop: February 22, 2017

By Ashley Lodato I accompanied the Methow Valley Nordic Team up to Canada for the weekend, for races near Kamloops, B.C. The 36 of us light-skinned skiers and parents breezed through the border crossings on each end of the trip, with warm welcomes from both countries as we entered. Some of us idly (and rhetorically)...
Winthrop: February 15, 2017

Winthrop: February 15, 2017

By Ashley Lodato Many of us voice idle aspirations, but the father-son team of Jerry and Dylan Oliver recently made good on at least one impulse ambition. Nine years ago, Jerry summited Mount Rainier, and the experience stuck with him. Still, it wasn’t until a day trip snowshoeing up Goat Peak in the spring about...
Winthrop: February 9, 2017

Winthrop: February 9, 2017

By Ashley Lodato It’s always nice to be reminded of the good things happening around us. Linda Mendro tells me that two of her young pals recently raised $600 to benefit the Peniel House, the orphanage and school that Linda and Wayne are involved with in Lubumbashi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fifth-graders Ila...
Winthrop: February 1, 2017

Winthrop: February 1, 2017

By Ashley Lodato When the kids were little and prone to throwing hissy fits about small indignities, we used to tell them “you get what you get and you don’t get upset” (or, alternately, depending on our mood –“you git what you git and you don’t throw a fit”). Now I’m second-guessing this advice to...
Winthrop: January 25, 2017

Winthrop: January 25, 2017

By Ashley Lodato Big city moms do this all the time, I’m sure, but it was a first for me. On Saturday at the march in Twisp, I looked around at the size of the crowd (estimates vary from 600 to 800 marchers — “I counted until 600 and then gave up,” says Joe Marver, tallying marchers...