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May 20, 2018

La Conner High track teams race to District titles
COMBINING FORCES FOR A TEAM WIN – Sage Burgmeier handing the baton to Matty Lagerwey during the Girls 4x100m relay at the League Championships in Mount Vernon last week. Emma Lee and Addie Reinstra round out the foursome.  – Photo courtesy Jason Miller, Concrete Herald
COMBINING FORCES FOR A TEAM WIN – Sage Burgmeier handing the baton to Matty Lagerwey during the Girls 4x100m relay at the League Championships in Mount Vernon last week. Emma Lee and Addie Reinstra round out the foursome.  – Photo courtesy Jason Miller, Concrete Herald
La Conner High thinclads were definitely on the fast track Friday afternoon.
The fast track to twin District 1 championships, that is.
The Braves and Lady Braves track teams won their respective halves of the 2B side of District trials held at Mount Vernon High.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Irish poet a twofer: Festival reader and teacher
Irish poet Tony Curtis has a sort of magic. When he walks into a classroom, he enthralls the most skeptical English students with a world where words, music and humor make the most ardent of non-book lovers forget the bell.
“I find students the most fascinating audience,” said Curtis, who will travel to ten schools in his two-week visit, punctuated by the Skagit River Poetry Festival which begins Thursday and will be held in venues throughout La Conner over the weekend.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Guitar Festival rocks La Conner
The luthiers came to La Conner last weekend, setting up in Maple Hall for the second annual La Conner Guitar Festival. The bait set by festival organizers Shirley Makela and spouse Brent McElroy brought some 1,500 guitar playing enthusiasts from across the country for three days of workshops, cabarets, mini-concerts, concerts and an exhibit hall full of the finest hand crafted acoustic and electric guitars, harp guitars, mandolins and ukeleles made in North America.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Looking back and ahead to La Conner's Daffodil Festivals, 2018 and 2019
AND THE WINNER IS – Mara Leite, of Seattle, won the La Conner Chamber of Commerce’s annual daffodil photo contest. Her “Golden Hour” will be on the official 2019 Daffodil Festival poster. Leite posted her photo to the Chamber’s social media pages. It became a finalist. Visitors to the Chamber’s site “liked” their favorite photo. This is the photo that was liked the most. The annual La Conner Daffodil Festival is celebrated each March with acres of daffodils, events and activities. – Photo courtesy of La Conner Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sharpe's Corner hub of major road work
The drive between La Conner and Whidbey Island has become longer.
Not in terms of distance, but time.
Traffic delays in the Sharpe’s Corner area northwest of La Conner have been the norm recently due to roundabout construction at the intersection of State Route 20 and the Paul Luvera Memorial Highway.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Council will vote on plastic bag ban in June
Plastics dominated the Town Council’s May 8 session. The Council signaled its willingness to ban disposable plastic bags handed out at retail stores. Carol Sullivan of Mount Vernon, the “BAG Lady with Skagit BAG BANd Wagon,” made a lively, lengthy, power-less, pointed presentation, using poster board signs to start the meeting. She buried them with facts: in this plastic age 350 million tons are produced annually. One hundred billion bags are used annually. Half of all plastics are single use and then trashed.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018


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