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Winthrop: Feb. 3, 2016

Winthrop: Feb. 3, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Terri Price was picking up her granddaughter, Isolde, from ski team practice at Chickadee Trailhead last Tuesday. If you’ve been to Chickadee, you know that right at the warming hut there are several different trails that lead in and out of the trailhead, and one of them is a loop with a...
Winthrop: Jan. 27, 2016

Winthrop: Jan. 27, 2016

By Ashley Lodato A group of young Methow Valley Nordic Team skiers traveled north to Salmon Arm, B.C., to the annual “Midget Championships” over the weekend. What we call kids’ athletic groupings like “U12” and “U10,” the Canadians call “Midgets” and “PeeWees.” The Midget races are open only to kids born between 2003-2006, so there...
Winthrop: Jan. 20, 2016

Winthrop: Jan. 20, 2016

By Ashley Lodato If you were a foreign exchange student coming for fall semester in the Methow, what would be the worst possible day for you to arrive? Perhaps Aug. 18? Well, that’s precisely when 15-year-old Johanna Vollmer, an exchange student from Hildescheim, Germany, landed in Winthrop last summer. She and her parents spent a...
Winthrop: Jan. 13, 2015

Winthrop: Jan. 13, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Last week’s story about Richard Hart walking out of an event in someone else’s shoes reminded me of a similar situation that happened in 2009. I believe the statute of limitations on keeping funny-but-somewhat-embarrassing stories under wraps is about five years, so I think this little tale is fair game now, and...
Winthrop: Jan. 6, 2016

Winthrop: Jan. 6, 2016

By Ashley Lodato You can’t help but love living in a small town. At least, that’s Richard Hart’s philosophy after his great shoe debacle of November. Richard attended the annual Spinners and Weavers Guild sale, where he removed his shoes at the door, as so many of us do in our own and each other’s...
Winthrop: Dec. 30, 2015

Winthrop: Dec. 30, 2015

By Ashley Lodato I’m fairly sure that I wasn’t the only audience member to get teary-eyed during the finale of The Merc’s Winter Wonder II production earlier this month. Even though I knew from rehearsals what was coming, the final song still called up in me a wave of nostalgia for what has been and...
Winthrop: Dec. 23, 2015

Winthrop: Dec. 23, 2015

By Ashley Lodato A couple of weeks ago one of my neighbors asked my daughter when we were planning to get our Christmas tree. Apparently this neighbor can see the lights of our tree in our living room from her bedroom window, and it gives her a little spark of happiness just before bed. When...
Winthrop: Dec. 12, 2015

Winthrop: Dec. 12, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Many people seem to be on the downsizing kick, my mother among them. In an effort to make the process of ridding oneself of unnecessary possessions less emotionally draining, my mother deciding to begin her downsizing mission in the attic, where I stored a bunch of boxes in 1987 (fully intending to...
Winthrop: December 9, 2015

Winthrop: December 9, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Each year the Association of Washington Business (AWB) sponsors the Holiday Kids’ Tree Project, which provides gifts and food for families in rural areas and small towns during the holidays. The AWB relies on local fire departments to help determine need, and gives funds to those local departments to purchase and distribute...
Winthrop: Dec. 2, 2015

Winthrop: Dec. 2, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Seventh-grader Eliza Sheehan is becoming an old hand at making the maritime rounds of U.S. Coast Guard sites. Two years ago she got to attend a dedication ceremony for a building that honored her great-great-uncle, Douglas Munro, who is thus far the only Coast Guard member to have received the Medal of...