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Winthrop: July 1, 2015

Winthrop: July 1, 2015

By Ashley Lodato I will admit to a certain level of distraction as I sat writing this column on Sunday night, due to the two fires in the western Wenatchee area that had burned more than two dozen homes and businesses by the time I submitted my column on Monday morning. Friends evacuated, houses in...
Winthrop: June 24, 2015

Winthrop: June 24, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Anyone who is familiar with Robert Service’s poem “Cremation of Sam McGee” knows that there are strange things done in the midnight sun, and although we don’t exactly have the midnight sun around here, summer solstice is the closest thing we have to it and this year’s solstice did not disappoint in...
Winthrop: June 17, 2015

Winthrop: June 17, 2015

By Ashley Lodato A week or so ago, Methow Valley Nordic Team program director Leslie Hall sallied forth to make an attempt on a Cascade peak with her husband, Alex. In order to do this, Leslie had to forsake attending the banquet that occurred immediately after the annual Pacific Northwest Ski Association (PNSA) convention. Normally...
Winthrop: June 10, 2015

Winthrop: June 10, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Methow Valley kids were scattered far and wide this past weekend, pursuing sports and other extracurricular activities. The baseball teams were in Spokane, the equestrians were in Wenatchee, and the dancers traveled to Omak. We attended (as spectators) our first dressage event at Appleatchee in Wenatchee, and enjoyed seeing Methow Valley Riding...
Winthrop: June 3, 2015

Winthrop: June 3, 2015

By Ashley Lodato It’s field trip season in the Methow and seemingly everywhere you look, busloads of elementary school kids are being dropped off at interesting local sites to learn about the people and places of our valley ­— the Shafer Museum, the Twisp floodplain, the Twisp Ponds, and Methow Recycles, to name a few....
Winthrop: May 27, 2015

Winthrop: May 27, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Forget your Netflix — a video you won’t want to miss is Liberty Bell High School junior Claire Waichler’s award-winning The Road to Truckee documentary-style film. Claire’s submission into the 2015 XC Ski Junior Nationals Film Festival won first place and features fellow junior ski racers, some pretty awesome speed and technique, and a...
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...