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Winthrop: Feb. 26, 2014

Winthrop: Feb. 26, 2014

By Ashley Lodato I’m sorry Erik Brooks, but I heard a good story about you this weekend (from your wife, who authorized me to share!) and I know that anyone who is familiar with your work as a children’s book author—i.e., someone who engages in methodical examinations of words—will find it amusing. Back on Keeley...
Winthrop: Feb. 19, 2014

Winthrop: Feb. 19, 2014

By Ashley Lodato It’s not just Larry Goldie and Matt Walker who are famous this week for mountaineering ventures. Scott Johnston is fresh off an eight-day book tour to Boulder and Denver, Colo., Boston and New York, promoting his newly-released Training for the New Alpinism, which he co-wrote with mountaineer and former valley resident Steve...
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...
June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014

Winthrop By Ashley Lodato The week kicked off with the Methow Conservancy’s The Methow Out My Window opening at Door No. 3. Last fall, local artists were invited to submit pieces of linoleum block print or digital photography that responded to the prompt, “The Methow Out My Window.” Selected submissions were made into an incredible...