The historic barn at the Hedlin Family Farm in La Conner, with Ika Island in the background, makes a pretty spring scene. – Photo by Don Coyote
The Swinomish Tribe’s fishing fleet is clearly in no shortage of blessings, well-wishes and community respect, as displayed in the tribe’s traditional annual “blessing of the fleet ceremony” on Thursday.
A volunteer iris blooms among wild mustard next to a path along the Swinomish Channel north of La Conner. – Photo by Don Coyote
DISCUSSION – Elaine Willman, left, extended an invitation to talk to Paul Wagner, one of the people who turned out to protest her program Saturday. Despite the placard-holding demonstrators standing behind them and protester cameras recording the event, the discussion began amicably. The friendly tone quickly dissolved into chaos. – Photo by Nicole Jennings
Controversial author and orator Elaine Willman held a workshop at Tequila Azteca Restaurant in Sedro-Woolley on Saturday, drawing about 80 people, mostly senior citizens, and a throng of protesters.