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Winthrop: June 28, 2017

Winthrop: June 28, 2017

By Ashley Lodato As we’re all watching The Barnyard Cinema rise up from a field in Winthrop, the six partners in the venture are scurrying around finalizing plans for the cinema’s opening, which will — if all stays on schedule — be sometime this summer. Partner Genevieve Cole tells me, “It’s been an exercise in...
Winthrop: June 21, 2017

Winthrop: June 21, 2017

By Ashley Lodato It seems like the Highway 20 construction in Winthrop is either complete or nearing completion, and we’re about to return to normal traffic patterns, where sometimes you have to wait for as many as five or even six cars before you can pull out of a parking area. Imagine! The Washington State...
Winthrop: June 14, 2017

Winthrop: June 14, 2017

By Ashley Lodato You know those birthday candles that are giant numbers? Does anyone else save those to reuse from birthday to birthday? You know — first you have a 4-year-old, so you save the 4 because someone is going to turn 34, and then someone else will turn 14, and then there’s the whole...
Winthrop: June 7, 2017

Winthrop: June 7, 2017

By Ashley Lodato You may have noticed that Winthrop resident Lauren Kurtz is home, after nine months out of the valley. Lauren was in Greece, working with a refugee program affiliated with her church, SEND Ministries. After a training in Cleveland, Lauren spent most of her time in Thessaloniki, Greece, at a church refugee center,...
Winthrop: May 24, 2017

Winthrop: May 24, 2017

By Ashley Lodato When my husband and I started building our house one spring, our neighbor, lifelong valley resident Donna Martin, called me over to give me some peony roots. Her peonies were so prolific that they needed to be divided and distributed. Donna’s peony roots have some history to them, some having been transplanted...
Winthrop: May 10, 2017

Winthrop: May 10, 2017

By Ashley Lodato Have you seen the Future? Kelly Rohrer has, because it — he — was seated right next to her on a flight from Spokane to Palm Springs. Now if, like Kelly and me, you had never before heard of Future the rapper, take this moment to Google him, so that you can...
Winthrop: April 26, 2017

Winthrop: April 26, 2017

By Ashley Lodato What with all the recent accusations of wire-tapping, and then Congress killing Internet privacy protections, the concept of “Big Brother” has been floating around with renewed relevance (even resulting in a 10,000 percent increase in sales of George Orwell’s “1984”). But another kind of Big Brother has made at least one Methow...
Winthrop: April 12, 2017

Winthrop: April 12, 2017

By Ashley Lodato I’m not typically one to read much symbolism into things, but when Eric Burr told me that the valley’s first wildflowers — spring beauty, yellow bells, buttercups — were spotted on March 31 this year, I couldn’t help but think that they were, in some cosmic way, related to Rayma Hayes passing...
Winthrop: April 5, 2017

Winthrop: April 5, 2017

By Ashley Lodato Do you check your license plates before you get in your car? No, neither do I. But I might start to now, after hearing about Winthrop- native Remington Rohrer’s recent experience, and you might too. Remington was headed to dinner with friends in Kirkland last week and he stopped at Fred Meyer...
Winthrop: March 22, 2017

Winthrop: March 22, 2017

By Ashley Lodato Fifth-grader Kenny Hussey brought a strawberry-rhubarb, a pecan, and an apple pie to class at Methow Valley Elementary last Tuesday (March 14, or 3.14) for — you guessed it — National Pi Day. The students ate the pies at — you guessed it — 1:59:26 p.m. Methow Trails groomer Mike Pruett got behind the wheel for his final regular grooming...