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Winthrop: April 2, 2014

Winthrop: April 2, 2014

By Ashley Lodato It’s seemingly constant news that the Old Schoolhouse Brewery and Laurelstein beers are always winning awards (but rest assured I will let you know every time I hear of another one), and now it comes as no surprise that the Methow Valley Cider House is raking in the accolades. Richard and Lynne...
Winthrop: March 26, 2014

Winthrop: March 26, 2014

By Ashley Lodato The Karr family has had a couple of fun weeks giving away soccer balls in Chiapas, Mexico. Last year when the family traveled to El Salvador, Christian came up with the idea of bringing soccer balls along with them and they took 100 deflated balls down, which they acquired through the Challenger...
Winthrop: March 19, 2014

Winthrop: March 19, 2014

By Ashley Lodato The Belsby sisters had a week filled with birth, death, bottle-feeding, coyote attacks, four-wheelers, twins, escaped horses, hail, and grafting, says their mom, Sarah Berns. Eight-year-old Ayla and 5-year-old Maeve spent most of last week south of Cheney on their grandpa’s ranch, helping with calving. Bottle-feeding wobbly little newborn calves was particularly...
Winthrop: March 12, 2014

Winthrop: March 12, 2014

By Ashley Lodato The magic of seeing a flotilla of balloons up in the air never wears off. Even though I always know when the Balloon Roundup is happening, I’m still delighted and somewhat surprised to see the sky filled with the colorful inflatables. Rain prevented Saturday night’s downtown balloon glow from taking place, but...
Winthrop: March 5, 2014

Winthrop: March 5, 2014

By Ashley Lodato With two consecutive years of state championships as well as four first-place medals under their belts and only three seniors leaving the team for next year, you’d think that the Liberty Bell High School varsity wrestling team lacks nothing. To be sure, its wrestlers have temporarily rendered their hair the color of...
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...