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Winthrop: Nov. 26, 2014

Winthrop: Nov. 26, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Gratitude — it’s so in vogue at this time of year. Seriously, other than “holiday-blowout-sale” and “limited-time-offer,” is there any word used more around Thanksgiving than “gratitude”? Here’s the thing, though — gratitude is no seasonal trend. It’s a practice that will actually add greater meaning to your life than that new $199.50 plasma TV, which...
Winthrop: Nov. 19, 2014

Winthrop: Nov. 19, 2014

By Ashley Lodato The Feet Versus Fire event took place in a beautiful two-hour window between early morning sprinkles and an afternoon downpour, with 62 humans and an assortment of canines participating in the 5-kilometer and 10K run/walk/bike. After pronouncing themselves “valley strong,” the participants headed out along the Community Trail. Not surprisingly, Liberty Bell...
Winthrop: Nov. 12, 2014

Winthrop: Nov. 12, 2014

By Ashley Lodato The date for the Methow Valley Spinners and Weavers Guild’s annual sale is looming (Nov 21 – 22) and the members of the guild are tying up loose ends in preparation. There are about 30 members in the guild; among them are seven who live near Twin Lakes and Wolf Creek roads (Jackie Hovis,...
Winthrop: Nov. 5, 2014

Winthrop: Nov. 5, 2014

By Ashley Lodato After spending 364 days of the year warning their kids about the dangers of accepting candy from strangers, parents all over the valley sent these same kids out in the streets to solicit candy from strangers. It seemed like downtown Winthrop’s Halloween was the busiest it has ever been, but the Tenderfoot,...
Winthrop: Oct. 29, 2014

Winthrop: Oct. 29, 2014

By Ashley Lodato The Winthrop Barn was packed at Room One’s annual soup dinner fundraiser on Saturday night (Oct. 25), with nearly 300 guests and what seemed like about 100 volunteers. A veritable stanchion of attendees, one might suggest. More than any other, the Room One dinner feels like a community event, with all and...
Winthrop: October 22, 2014

Winthrop: October 22, 2014

By Ashley Lodato About 10 local teens had an Outward Bound experience over the weekend when they participated in Outward Bound’s leadership course practicum at the Mazama base camp. Outward Bound offers a 50-day semester course for aspiring outdoor leaders and part of that program involves facilitating a three-day outdoor experience for younger students. The...
Winthrop: October 15, 2014

Winthrop: October 15, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Like many others in the wake of the summer’s fires (not to mention Joni Mitchell), I’m starting to look at clouds from both sides now. When I see a big cloud piling up behind a ridge my first thought is not “flows of angel hair” but instead “fire!” I find myself scrutinizing...
Winthrop: October 8, 2014

Winthrop: October 8, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Paul Herget is a retired carpenter who lives in the valley, and who occasionally sells homemade birdhouses at the farmers market in the spring. In the wake of the fires, Paul, who spends a lot of time out in the woods observing wildlife, got to thinking about birds, and lost habitat, and...
Winthrop: October 1, 2014

Winthrop: October 1, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Always one for inspiration, Carolyn Reynaud had a stunner of a scheme the other day: Name Tag Week. The idea is that everyone in the valley wears a name tag for a week, with first and last names, so that those of us who have been introduced to each other but have...
Winthrop: September 24, 2014

Winthrop: September 24, 2014

By Ashley Lodato With rain and cooler temperatures forecast to usher in the official start of autumn, people headed to the hills in droves over the weekend to get what may be (but what we hope won’t be) a final fix of the mountains before the first lasting snowfall. Sixth-grader Bodie Paul — who was less than...