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Winthrop: January 18, 2017

Winthrop: January 18, 2017

By Ashley Lodato On one of those many, many (but who’s counting?) -14 degrees Fahrenheit days recently I overheard two men in the post office, where everyone in the hallway was, of course, commenting on the weather. One of the men had been up in Alaska, and mentioned that when you’ve been at -40, suddenly...
Winthrop: January 11, 2017

Winthrop: January 11, 2017

By Ashley Lodato The other day I was reading the editorial in the Methow Valley News — titled “Headlines we’d like to see in 2017” (think “Another Methow Valley summer without wildfires” and “All leaks repaired and paid for at Wagner Memorial Pool”) — and a snarky retort popped into my head. “If you’d like to see those headlines,”...
Winthrop: January 4, 2017

Winthrop: January 4, 2017

By Ashley Lodato Those Rohrers sure know how to ring out the old year Methow-style! Eight runners participated in the seventh annual No Shoes No Shirt Badass Wolverine Beer Run (NSNSBWBR): Remington, John and Kelly Rohrer, Marc LeDuc (on a quick break from his job at the Mazama Store), Matty Coleman, Lindsay Welfelt, Taylor Woodruff...
Winthrop: December 28, 2016

Winthrop: December 28, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Despite dark nights, news and events, the past week has been one filled with light. First, the slow but steady increase in daylight hours with the winter solstice, always eagerly anticipated by those of us in northern latitudes. A large group of Little Star Montessori School alumni and parents occupied all five...
Winthrop: December 21, 2016

Winthrop: December 21, 2016

By Ashley Lodato “Not dead yet” was such a popular theme last week that I am continuing it for at least one more round. And leave it to Jill Calvert to have her own show-stopping “not dead yet” story. As you read my account, just imagine Jill’s gestures and facial expressions adding to the storytelling...
Winthrop: December 14, 2016

Winthrop: December 14, 2016

By Ashley Lodato This week’s column is titled “not dead yet” (and no, it’s not because I’m reading Phil Collins’ recent memoir). If there is someone in the valley who knows a dead deer, it’s Seth Thomson. The son of master butcher Chris Thomson, of Thomson’s Custom Meats in Twisp, Seth has been around dead...
Winthrop: November 30, 2016

Winthrop: November 30, 2016

By Ashley Lodato I hope everyone had a good holiday celebrating the kinship established in New England between the native residents of North America and struggling European refugees in the 17th century. In the spirit of promoting gratitude during this holiday season, I will dedicate this week’s shout-out to the Canadian visitor who dropped in...
Winthrop: November 23, 2016

Winthrop: November 23, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Last Friday I joined some other parents in helping the Pacific Science Center’s touring educational staff set up exhibits at the elementary school. Out of the Science on Wheels van came ordinary tubs and boxes full of extraordinary items that perfectly straddled the grey line between the magic and the science of...
Winthrop: November 16, 2016

Winthrop: November 16, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Gratitude this week goes to the Spinners and Weavers Guild, who — despite (or perhaps in response to) the abundance of low-quality fabrics made cheaply by children in China and Bangladesh — continue to spin color and texture into functional art, bringing their beauty into our lives. The Spinners and Weavers Guild is having its annual...
Winthrop: November 9, 2016

Winthrop: November 9, 2016

By Ashley Lodato  This week’s shout-out of gratitude goes to 14-year-old Travis Grialou, who recently completed his annual campaign for Little Star Montessori School’s scholarship fund. In his fourth year of running to earn funds for the project begun by Taylor Woodruff, Travis covered more than 200 miles resulting in $3,045 in pledges from Little...