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Winthrop: December 20, 2017

Winthrop: December 20, 2017

By Ashley Lodato First of all, you may notice that I have a new photo accompanying my column this week. Over the weekend I attended a holiday party where I was introduced to quite a few valley residents and part-timers who I hadn’t met before. After the sixth new acquaintance said some version of “Oh,...
Winthrop: December 13, 2017

Winthrop: December 13, 2017

By Ashley Lodato In previous years I anticipated with great glee the misadventures of those who tried to create lasting meaningful memories for their kids by tromping for hours through waist-deep snow to find the perfect Christmas tree, but recently people’s experiences with cutting their own trees seem to be as picture-perfect as an LL...
Winthrop: December 6, 2017

Winthrop: December 6, 2017

Although I truly did have to walk a mile uphill to get home from the bus stop when I was in elementary school, I know that the tendency to exaggerate one’s hardships in youth is a widespread...
Winthrop: November 29, 2017

Winthrop: November 29, 2017

By Ashley Lodato My family wasn’t the only one to watch Winthrop’s Christmas at the End of the Road fireworks from afar on Saturday night. As soon as we realized the fireworks had started a half hour early (presumably due to the rain), we hopped in the car and headed to town. Along Twin Lakes...
Winthrop: November 22, 2017

Winthrop: November 22, 2017

By Ashley Lodato There’s usually much to be grateful for, but this week in particular we pause and deliberately reflect on all the reasons we’re thankful. I’m reminded of this every November as I remember Sean McCabe, his death in 2009, and the influence he had on so many people in our valley by inspiring...
Winthrop: November 15, 2017

Winthrop: November 15, 2017

Last Saturday was Veterans Day and, as is fitting, many Americans spent at least a moment or two thanking veterans for their service, attending recognition ceremonies, or creating social...
Winthrop: November 8, 2017

Winthrop: November 8, 2017

By Ashley Lodato Whatever plans I might or might not have had for my column this week were eclipsed by Sunday evening’s news of yet another mass shooting in the United States, this time in Sutherland Springs, Texas. I’m not quite sure why this particular shooting hit me so hard. Probably not just because it’s...
Winthrop: November 1, 2017

Winthrop: November 1, 2017

By Ashley Lodato OK, so I know you’ve been hoping for an update on the Home Tour Flip Flop Saga and guess what? You’re in luck. Because another tiny piece of the summer footwear mystery has been brought to light. To refresh the memories of those who aren’t following this ongoing drama as closely as...
Winthrop: October 25, 2017

Winthrop: October 25, 2017

By Ashley Lodato Here is one of the faces of racism in the Methow Valley: A man approaches two teenage girls who are selling raffle tickets outside one of the local grocery stores. He asks what they’re doing; they explain that they’re raising funds to support the junior class Close Up field trip to Washington,...
Winthrop: October 11, 2017

Winthrop: October 11, 2017

By Ashley Lodato Part-time Methow Valley resident and writer Marian Exall has recently completed the third novel in her Sarah McKinney mystery series. Exall’s three mystery novels (“A Slippery Slope,” “A Dangerous Descent,” “A Splintered Step”) are available at Trail’s End Bookstore in Winthrop and at Village Books in Bellingham. After a long career as...