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Winthrop: May 20, 2015

Winthrop: May 20, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Well, back in Molly Patterson’s and my day at Little Star Montessori School, we might have shied away from the “Puttin’ on the Ritz” auction theme due to our opinion of flapper dresses, but I for one will freely admit how wrong we were. If you were at Little Star’s auction at...
Winthrop: May 13, 2015

Winthrop: May 13, 2015

By Ashley Lodato The hubby came home the other night and made the mistake of asking me for help in crafting the wording on a fun trophy that will be awarded to a volunteer who totally rocked at Methow Recycles’ metal drive last week. Normally I am quite happy to play around with words and...
Winthrop: April 29, 2015

Winthrop: April 29, 2015

By Ashley Lodato If I say “Winter Banana,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? (OK, maybe the second thing.) Unless you’re an heirloom apple aficionado, you probably didn’t think “big, juicy, yellow apple.” I certainly didn’t, but when I heard that Don McIvor had recently won a bronze medal for his Winter...
Winthrop: April 22, 2015

Winthrop: April 22, 2015

By Ashley Lodato You can bank on Earth Day being celebrated in style at Farmers State Bank. For the sixth year in a row, the bank will start its Earth Day party at about 10 a.m., serving an “earth cake” made by Arrowleaf Bistro and organic coffee from Lariat Coffee Roasters. The bank staff spends...
Winthrop: May 15, 2015

Winthrop: May 15, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Methow Valley people always love it when a hometown kid gets famous, or even better: semi-famous. The Aly Rae music video that has been circulating amongst those who knew Alyson Eckmann when she was growing up in Winthrop may have found its way to your inbox recently and if so, you may...
Winthrop: April 8, 2015

Winthrop: April 8, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Everybody is always excited when the North Cascades Highway opens again for the season, and this year is no exception, with people celebrating one of the earliest openings in 42 years. To be sure, driving to and from the west side is quicker and a lot more beautiful than going around “the...
Winthrop: April 1, 2015

Winthrop: April 1, 2015

By Ashley Lodato It’s the time of year when those of us who live in fields begin to examine the damage done to our yards by pocket gophers, and the men start to get all Caddy Shack on us. Strategies for battling these little pests range from the classic trap, to flooding tunnels, to stakeouts...
Winthrop: March 25, 2015

Winthrop: March 25, 2015

By Ashley Lodato The other day I chatted with Frankie Waller and she reminded me of a couple of events coming up at the Winthrop Barn in the next few weeks: the membership meeting on Monday (March 30) and the ladies’ tea party and fashion show on April 11. The fashion show will feature local...
Winthrop: March 18, 2015

Winthrop: March 18, 2015

By Ashley Lodato No sooner does the snow melt than the sneakers come out of the closet, as evidenced by the official beginning of Cascades Outdoor Store’s second annual Lewis Butte Hill-Climb series. The format, which follows the model received with great enthusiasm and much panting last year, is non-competitive. You show up at the...
Winthrop: March 11, 2015

Winthrop: March 11, 2015

By Ashley Lodato For those of you seeking to enter the e-book world, a great way to do it is through the regional library system, which offers free e-book trainings that teach people how to load free library books onto their devices. ( Did I mention that it’s all free?) The Winthrop library’s training will...