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Winthrop: June 22, 2016

Winthrop: June 22, 2016

By Ashley Lodato No one (except, perhaps, those who held outdoor weddings on Saturday) should complain about the rain, but I’m going to indulge a little whining about the mid-June frost – following on the heels of a heat wave, no less ? that dashed my hopes of a bumper crop of beans, potatoes and zucchini....
Winthrop: June 15, 2016

Winthrop: June 15, 2016

By Ashley Lodato A small but dedicated crowd gathered for a candlelight vigil at Mack Lloyd Park in Winthrop on Sunday evening, in the wake of Sunday morning’s mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Although the vigil was lightly attended compared to those taking place in urban areas all over the country, it...
Winthrop: June 8, 2016

Winthrop: June 8, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Experienced whitewater boaters don’t often like to share near-miss experiences, but David Clement and Betsy Weiss believe that the educational value of their recent adventure on the Methow River outweighs any embarrassment they might feel about the predicament they found themselves in. “We have egg on our face a bit,” says David,...
Winthrop: June 1, 2016

Winthrop: June 1, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Thirty-seven pounds of Black Forest ham, 65 dozen eggs and 14 watermelons disappeared from the Mazama Community Club last Saturday morning. No, this was not a robbery  뾦t was the annual World Famous Pancake Breakfast, Fun Run and Flea Market at the Mazama Community Club. The event had a record turnout this year,...
Winthrop: May 21, 2016

Winthrop: May 21, 2016

By Ashley Lodato I totally blew it last week with neglecting to write about my own memories from the May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens eruption. But better late than never! (And if you disagree, please make a special effort to connect with me about some of your news for next week, otherwise I might...
Winthrop: May 18, 2016

Winthrop: May 18, 2016

By Ashley Lodato It has been a good spring for seeing old familiar faces and places. Susan Prichard was in McMinnville, Oregon, delivering a series of lectures about fire ecology at Linfield College. Her visit included a faculty dinner with the college’s environmental studies and biology professors, where she was told she was to be...
Winthrop: May 11, 2016

Winthrop: May 11, 2016

By Ashley Lodato If you happened to catch “60 Minutes” on May 1, you learned about the Rift Valley Children’s Village (RVCV) in the Karatu Region of northern Tanzania. This village, which provides permanent homes and education for 94 orphaned children, has for the past 10 years also offered dental services, courtesy of the Methow...
Winthrop: May 4, 2016

Winthrop: May 4, 2016

By Ashley Lodato The age-old question — “Why did the chicken cross the road?” — was given a definitive answer last week. Not surprisingly, it was “to get to the other side,” but that simple answer undermines the complexity of this particular chicken’s (actually a rooster) thought process. In a decidedly socialist move, our neighbors, Keri and Seth Miles,...
Winthrop: April 27, 2016

Winthrop: April 27, 2016

By Ashley Lodato A surprising number of people from the first wave of visitors to drive into Winthrop over the North Cascades Highway last Friday found themselves at Farmers State Bank, enjoying Arrowleaf Bistro’s “earth cake” and organic Lariat coffee, in honor of Farmers’ seventh annual Earth Day celebration. Bank staff wore green T-shirts with...
Winthrop: April 20, 2016

Winthrop: April 20, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Mazama sixth-grader Bellamy Kar has a shot at meeting Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Bellamy, who (along with his parents Erika and Christian and his brother Sebastian) is spending this school year in Baja California, recently took a test that all students in Mexican schools are required to take before moving on...