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Winthrop: November 2, 2016

Winthrop: November 2, 2016

By Ashley Lodato The season of gratitude and giving kicked off nicely this weekend with a small but appreciated gesture from fourth-grader Sam Patterson. A customer called Sam’s mom’s store, Glover Street Market, inquiring about buying pumpkins. The store didn’t have any, and the customer hung up. But a few minutes later the customer got...
Winthrop: October 26, 2016

Winthrop: October 26, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Just over a year ago, valley resident and quilter Meghan Rudholm started planning a quilting retreat and show at Sun Mountain Lodge. Meghan has worked for Sun Mountain since 2000, and over the years has helped host several quilting groups who hold retreats at the lodge. Last year she realized that the...
Winthrop: October 12, 2016

Winthrop: October 12, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Saturday’s rain eased for a while during the dedication of Winthrop’s new Confluence Park at the former site of the Arrowleaf Bistro, as residents and visitors strolled about while enjoying refreshments and Dixieland jazz. The cake was delicious, the coffee warmed cold hands, and the band’s music put a swing in your...
Winthrop: October 5, 2016

Winthrop: October 5, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Any visitor to the Eagle gym area of Methow Valley Elementary School is sure to notice the tapestry of painted Celtic knots adorning the walls outside the gym. Celtic knots are complete loops without any beginning or end and began to emerge in Celtic artwork in Ireland around 450 AD. The knots...
Winthrop: September 28, 2016

Winthrop: September 28, 2016

By Ashley Lodato If the school hallways felt a little empty last week, it’s because so many students were enjoying the alfresco classroom: the great outdoors. Independent Learning Center students, seventh-graders and ninth-graders all spent a day, or two, or three (respectively) at the Northwest Outward Bound School in Mazama, rock climbing, rappelling, hiking and...
Winthrop: September 21, 2016

Winthrop: September 21, 2016

By Ashley Lodato The hazards of country living are not numerous, but they are certainly unpredictable. Would you ever think a deer would jump through your second-story bedroom window, for example? No, of course you wouldn’t, and neither did Twin Lakes-area resident Josh Cole when he heard a loud crash above him. He ran upstairs...
Winthrop: September 14, 2016

Winthrop: September 14, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Winthrop resident and photographer Lidija Kamansky got some good exposure last week when National Geographic selected her “Daybreak at Monument Valley” photo as its “Favorite Landscape for Week 1” of their Nature Photographer of the Year competition. Lidija hasn’t (yet!) won the whole contest, but it’s pretty exciting that National Geographic is...
Winthrop: September 7, 2016

Winthrop: September 7, 2016

Congratulations are in order for Winthrop Postmaster Louise Bighouse, who was awarded her private pilot’s license in late August. Earning her wings was not a whim for Louise; it was something she began as a teenager. “But then life got in the way,” she says. Louise …
Winthrop: August 31, 2016

Winthrop: August 31, 2016

By Ashley Lodato I recently heard that someone is trying to put together a group of volunteers to cut downed trees on the Oval Lakes trail. I am happy to report that such a need does not exist. My family took a quick weekend trip to West Oval Lake this past weekend for a last...
Winthrop: August 24, 2016

Winthrop: August 24, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Have you ever had a thing that you didn’t really need anymore, but you thought “This thing is just too good to toss?” If so, you will be delighted to hear that Methow Recycles runs a website specifically for these types of situations, where people can post information about their good, useable,...