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Winthrop: Nov. 25, 2015

Winthrop: Nov. 25, 2015

By Ashley Lodato “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” – A.A. Milne, from Winnie the Pooh Every year around this time I sit down to write my Thanksgiving week column with the intention of addressing gratitude. Some years that sentiment flows...
Winthrop: November 18, 2015

Winthrop: November 18, 2015

By Ashley Lodato I had a couple of share-worthy moments at the public elementary school last week. First, I took second-grader Marit Nelson (who was functioning as my highly capable ad hoc assistant for Missoula Children’s Theater for the day) into the teacher’s lounge to help me with some administrative tasks. As we entered the...
Winthrop: November 11, 2015

Winthrop: November 11, 2015

By Ashley Lodato This comes a little too far on the heels of Halloween to be timely, but it’s too good not to share. When students in Tiffany Surface’s fourth-grade class wrote Halloween poems, Sterling Konrad began his with a real zinger of a first verse: The costumes are scary: Witches, skeletons, clowns, teachers. Nooooo!...
Winthrop: Nov. 4, 2015

Winthrop: Nov. 4, 2015

By Ashley Lodato When Shannon Polson moved to the valley last year, someone told her that if there is ever a gathering of 20 people in the Methow, it’s considered a crowd. And Shannon tells me that a crowd-and-a-half (and growing) has formed on Sunday evenings at Friendship Alliance Church in Winthrop for the purpose...
Winthrop: Oct. 28, 2015

Winthrop: Oct. 28, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Robin Gleiser, Karen Endresen, Ray Peterson and Jack Berg and their trailing spouses recently attended their 50th reunion at Ingraham High School, an International Baccalaureate school in Seattle’s north end. Ingraham’s Class of ’65 (the fourth graduating class, incidentally) had more than 500 graduates, so it’s not totally surprising that some of...
Winthrop: Oct. 21, 2015

Winthrop: Oct. 21, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Barri Bernier and Garth Mudge live right near a reduced-speed zone that is often ignored, so when Barri saw a deer statue at the dump, she knew just what she would do with it. The deer she parked at the top of their driveway seemed to be successful in getting speeders to...
Winthrop: Oct. 14, 2015

Winthrop: Oct. 14, 2015

By Ashley Lodato The ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 120 are already getting into the Christmas spirit. No, these are not your everyday Black Friday sales hunters; you won’t see them sleeping in line at Best Buy or elbowing someone in the gut to get to into the Apple store first. These are...
Winthrop: October 7, 2015

Winthrop: October 7, 2015

By Ashley Lodato While the rest of us have been enjoying the glowing autumn light and golden larches in the mountains, the brew crew at Old Schoolhouse Brewery have been busy winning some more awards, most recently at the Fresh Hop Ale Festival in Yakima over the past weekend, where they won “Best in Show”...
Winthrop: Sept. 30, 2015

Winthrop: Sept. 30, 2015

By Ashley Lodato Eighteen people doing anything together in Winthrop very nearly constitutes a mob, but few eyebrows were raised last week when a dozen-and-a-half Methow At Home (MAH) members took to the streets during Methow At Home’s second social event of the year, which combined three of life’s greatest pleasures and was aptly titled...
Winthrop: September 23, 2015

Winthrop: September 23, 2015

By Ashley Lodato The fact that the Cutthroat Classic had to be rescheduled from August to September due to fires didn’t deter about half of the 400 original entrants from returning this past Saturday to complete the 11-mile race, which goes from Rainy Pass up 2,000 feet in elevation to Cutthroat Pass and then down...