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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...
Winthrop: October 7, 2017

Winthrop: October 7, 2017

By Ashley Lodato A standing-room-only crowd gave a warm welcome to the Twisp-raised musician Saint Claire (you probably know him as young John Sinclair) and the other two members of his trio (Dave Takahashi and Brooke Lizotte), as they played at the Sixknot Taphouse’s grand opening on Saturday night. Saint Claire graduated from Liberty Bell...
Winthrop: September 27, 2017

Winthrop: September 27, 2017

By Ashley Lodato You never know what things from high school are going to come back to haunt — or honor — you, and this past weekend Sam Lucy had the pleasant experience of being recognized for athletic achievements accomplished nearly 25 years ago, as he was inducted into the Kennett High School Sports Hall...
Winthrop: September 20, 2017

Winthrop: September 20, 2017

By Ashley Lodato Mazama property owner and long-time valley visitor Bob Parlette recently shared a story about an unlikely friendship between American and German pilots that spans more than four decades. During the beginning of the Cold War, the United States realized it needed help from NATO to keep the Russians in check. Everyone was...
Winthrop: September 13, 2017

Winthrop: September 13, 2017

By Ashley Lodato In 2008-2009, when Jon and I were building our house, we rented in Winthrop just down the street from the Shafer Museum. This location was an unexpected boon for a family with kids ages 2 and 4, because the Shafer was an endless source of entertainment. First, there was just getting to...
Winthrop: September 6, 2017

Winthrop: September 6, 2017

By Ashley Lodato Two groups of hikers may be the youngest yet to walk from Harts Pass to Manning Park in Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. In July, James DeSalvo and two of his sons, Malloch (10) and Sawyer (7), as well as Kathy Kirner and her daughter, Wiley (7), completed the hike a...
Winthrop: August 31, 2017

Winthrop: August 31, 2017

By Ashley Lodato Don’t feel bad if you haven’t heard of the 1980s cover band Squirrel of Shame. Until two weeks ago, I hadn’t either. But if you’ve got the beat and you love rock ’n’ roll, you’re going to want to jump at the chance to see a Squirrel of Shame show some time....