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Winthrop: Feb. 12, 2014

Winthrop: Feb. 12, 2014

By Ashley Lodato So, there I was, in my hand a copy of The Week, and I was reading “The Last Word” piece at the end, and it was about a new age wilderness guide service taking clients up Mount Baker to “reclaim their masculinity through adventure.” Suddenly in the midst of all the metaphysical...
Winthrop: Feb. 5, 2014

Winthrop: Feb. 5, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Winthrop. First of all, let it be duly noted that last week Laurel Canan formally registered a complaint against my plan to attend only the halftime portion of our neighborhood Super Bowl party, claiming it would jinx the game for the Seahawks. So, how’d that jinxy cursey stuff work out for ya?...
Winthrop: Jan. 29, 2014

Winthrop: Jan. 29, 2014

By Ashley Lodato It’s a good week to be an elementary school kid if you like books and reading. The last week of Reading in the Family Month will be recognized with the annual Book Fair, which gives students access to reasonably priced books for purchase at the public school all week, culminating in a...
Winthrop: Jan. 8, 2014

Winthrop: Jan. 8, 2014

By Ashley Lodato Talk around the dinner table the other night turned to the concept of “pay it forward” and I thought I’d share one of the best stories I’ve heard recently that fits that particular theme. John and Lyn Roth took their daughter, Sarah Brooks, and her childhood friend, Charlie, out to dinner at...
Winthrop: Jan. 1, 2014

Winthrop: Jan. 1, 2014

By Ashley Lodato How do you sum up a year for a community? Significant events happened to individuals — births, deaths, marriages, graduations — but in reviewing 2013 for the wider community, what comes to mind is our increasing awareness that a little bit is often enough. In a society that tends to give us the message...
Winthrop: Dec. 25, 2013

Winthrop: Dec. 25, 2013

By Ashley Lodato Some claim that poetry is dead, but those people clearly didn’t set foot into the Poetry Out Loud competition last week. Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition that inspires students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. After spending the fall selecting poems, memorizing them, and getting...
Winthrop: Dec. 18, 2013

Winthrop: Dec. 18, 2013

By Ashley Lodato A group of skiers from the Methow Valley traveled to Rossland, B.C., over the weekend for the Haywood NorAm and Buff Sprint series Nordic races, with the younger skiers participating in the Kootenay Cup. All the Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) racers were incredibly inspired by watching Erik Bjornsen, Brian and Caitlin...
April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014

Winthrop By Ashley Lodato Sly Andrew Nelson sneaked away from the valley for his 50th birthday on Saturday. Instead of having a cadre of local friends make jokes about aging at a traditional birthday party, Andrew chose to spend his half-century birthday running a half marathon near Bellingham. Sponsored by the Bellingham Trail Running Series,...
Winthrop: Dec. 11, 2013

Winthrop: Dec. 11, 2013

By Ashley Lodato I know you’re all waiting to hear whether or not I hit my finger on the painful-but-not­dangerous cotton candy machine and you may be relieved to hear I didn’t. That’s because Ken Bevis took a hit (actually two of them) for the team. Ken ran the cotton candy machine at Saturday night’s...
Winthrop: Dec. 4, 2013

Winthrop: Dec. 4, 2013

By Ashley Lodato When the Candy Man trains you in a specific sweet-making task and then warns you of a benign but incredibly painful injury that you are very likely going to inflict upon yourself, you tend to take notice. In preparation for the Winter Wonder Circus Gala at the Barn on Saturday (Dec. 7),...