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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,...
Winthrop: August 17, 2016

Winthrop: August 17, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Like many people around the valley, I’ve been thinking about the Twisp River Fire this week, and about the firefighters in Engine 642. I remember in particular one night in the spring of 2013, a couple of months after Tom Zbyszewski was the runner-up at the state Poetry Out Loud finals. I...
Winthrop: August 10, 2016

Winthrop: August 10, 2016

By Ashley Lodato A small group of friends quietly marked the end of an era at North Cascades Basecamp at a potluck on Sunday evening. The Basecamp, which was started in the early 1980s as a European-style lodge by Dick and Sue Roberts and for the past six years has been owned and operated by...
Winthrop: Aug. 3, 2016

Winthrop: Aug. 3, 2016

By Ashley Lodato It was a weekend for bittersweet endings. The Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team wrapped up what was both an unusual and a short season, celebrating with a SplashFest party at the Wagner Memorial Pool on Sunday. After losing the county championship for the first time in more than a decade (to...
Winthrop: July 27, 2016

Winthrop: July 27, 2016

By Ashley Lodato If you, like me, were lucky enough to be of movie-going age on May 25, 1977, you might have had the privilege of seeing the very first Star Wars film in the theaters. I was in second grade — a prime age for seeing Star Wars — and, as luck would have it, I had hair...
Winthrop: July 13, 2016

Winthrop: July 13, 2016

By Ashley Lodato When Mariah Clements was my kids’ babysitter and swimming coach back in the early 2000s, she frequently told me that she wanted to attend Montessori college after high school, get certified, and return to the Methow Valley to teach at Little Star Montessori School in Winthrop. That dream became a reality a...
Winthrop: July 6, 2016

Winthrop: July 6, 2016

By Ashley Lodato Many of you will remember that Randy Thordarson underwent kidney transplant surgery last December, thanks to a kidney donated by a friend and former fellow band member, Kelley Reid (get the whole story here: methowvalleynews.com/2016/01/14/the-gift-of-life-old-friends-are-newly-connected-through-fortuitous-organ-donation/). Major surgery hasn’t affected Randy’s musical ability, however. Au contraire, it has made him even more eager...