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Winthrop: December 7, 2016

Winthrop: December 7, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Gratitude this week comes from Methow At Home (MAH), which just celebrated its one-year anniversary on Dec. 1. “Clearly our valley has embraced this new nonprofit organization whose focus is to assist with basic tasks that enable our aging population to remain living in their own homes as long as possible,” the...
Winthrop: November 30, 2016

Winthrop: November 30, 2016

By Ashley Lodato I hope everyone had a good holiday celebrating the kinship established in New England between the native residents of North America and struggling European refugees in the 17th century. In the spirit of promoting gratitude during this holiday season, I will dedicate this week’s shout-out to the Canadian visitor who dropped in...
Winthrop: November 23, 2016

Winthrop: November 23, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Last Friday I joined some other parents in helping the Pacific Science Center’s touring educational staff set up exhibits at the elementary school. Out of the Science on Wheels van came ordinary tubs and boxes full of extraordinary items that perfectly straddled the grey line between the magic and the science of...
Winthrop: November 16, 2016

Winthrop: November 16, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Gratitude this week goes to the Spinners and Weavers Guild, who — despite (or perhaps in response to) the abundance of low-quality fabrics made cheaply by children in China and Bangladesh — continue to spin color and texture into functional art, bringing their beauty into our lives. The Spinners and Weavers Guild is having its annual...
Winthrop: November 9, 2016

Winthrop: November 9, 2016

By Ashley Lodato  This week’s shout-out of gratitude goes to 14-year-old Travis Grialou, who recently completed his annual campaign for Little Star Montessori School’s scholarship fund. In his fourth year of running to earn funds for the project begun by Taylor Woodruff, Travis covered more than 200 miles resulting in $3,045 in pledges from Little...
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 19, 2016

Winthrop: October 19, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Many valley residents were sad to see the old homestead at the junction of Gunn Ranch Road and Rendezvous (often known as “the Hamilton place”) collapse last winter under the weight of the snow load. What’s even sadder is that in the weeks just prior to its collapse, the homestead had been...
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...