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Winthrop: July 27, 2016

Winthrop: July 27, 2016

By Ashley Lodato If you, like me, were lucky enough to be of movie-going age on May 25, 1977, you might have had the privilege of seeing the very first Star Wars film in the theaters. I was in second grade — a prime age for seeing Star Wars — and, as luck would have it, I had hair...
Winthrop: July 13, 2016

Winthrop: July 13, 2016

By Ashley Lodato When Mariah Clements was my kids’ babysitter and swimming coach back in the early 2000s, she frequently told me that she wanted to attend Montessori college after high school, get certified, and return to the Methow Valley to teach at Little Star Montessori School in Winthrop. That dream became a reality a...
Winthrop: July 6, 2016

Winthrop: July 6, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Many of you will remember that Randy Thordarson underwent kidney transplant surgery last December, thanks to a kidney donated by a friend and former fellow band member, Kelley Reid (get the whole story here: methowvalleynews.com/2016/01/14/the-gift-of-life-old-friends-are-newly-connected-through-fortuitous-organ-donation/). Major surgery hasn’t affected Randy’s musical ability, however. Au contraire, it has made him even more eager...
Winthrop: June 29, 2016

Winthrop: June 29, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Despite having only three practices (fewer, for some kids) under their belts, about 20 Methow Valley Killer Whales competed in the Okanogan Pentathlon on Saturday. The pentathlon is comprised of five events: freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and an individual medley consisting of one length of each of those same four strokes. Many...
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...