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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...
Winthrop: March 4, 2015

Winthrop: March 4, 2015

By Ashley Lodato You know you live in a small town when you’re skiing with your doctor, you look up in the sky at the sound of a plane and recognize your dentist, who sees you waving wildly and tips his wings in response. That’s what the whole weekend was like if you were skiing...
Winthrop: Feb. 25, 2015

Winthrop: Feb. 25, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Part-time Pine Forest resident (and daughter of valley residents Kurt and Susan Snover) Amy Snover recently returned from a trip to the White House, where she was one of eight people being nationally recognized as a “Champion of Change for Climate Education and Literacy.” The White House’s “Champions of Change” program is...
Winthrop: Feb. 18, 2015

Winthrop: Feb. 18, 2015

By Ashley Lodato A stylishly dressed young local woman recently overheard the following from a visitor who was perusing the racks in the French Quail in downtown Winthrop: “I can’t imagine where people who live here would wear this kind of clothing.” Where indeed?! It may be true that much of the time we’re wearing...