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May 24, 2018

Blessed event: Swinomish host annual salmon celebration
GRADUATING SENIORS CELEBRATED ALONG WITH SALMON – From far left, Kahneesha Casey, Kaleb Parker, Kalona Casey and Scott Miller bear platters of salmon and shellfish on cedar boughs carried down from the community lunch in the Gym and Youth Center. Following remarks and prayers from Swinomish Tribal Senate Chair Brian Cladoosby and others, the students carried the platters down to fishing boats. The students went down the Channel to offer the salmon back to the Skagit River.  – Photo courtesy Steve Gooding
GRADUATING SENIORS CELEBRATED ALONG WITH SALMON – From far left, Kahneesha Casey, Kaleb Parker, Kalona Casey and Scott Miller bear platters of salmon and shellfish on cedar boughs carried down from the community lunch in the Gym and Youth Center. Following remarks and prayers from Swinomish Tribal Senate Chair Brian Cladoosby and others, the students carried the platters down to fishing boats. The students went down the Channel to offer the salmon back to the Skagit River.  – Photo courtesy Steve Gooding
What’s old is new again.
And, in the case of the Swinomish Tribal Community’s Blessing of the Fleet and First Salmon Ceremony last Thursday, it was a case of perfect timing.
Ideal weather conditions, a large turnout and bountiful feast aligned nicely for the special occasion.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


La Conner Elementary students take victory laps
Call it a win-win situation.
La Conner Elementary students raised money for supplemental learning materials and classroom supplies while getting exercise at Whittaker Field Friday afternoon.
It was all part of the school’s annual walk-a-thon, which raises funds based on the number of laps students run or walk around the quarter-mile campus track.
By all accounts, making money never looked so fun.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Swinomish photographer Matika Wilbur brings her journey to Shelter Bay
In a stirring and powerful presentation at the Shelter Bay clubhouse last Saturday, Matika Wilbur shared her vision and her ongoing quest “To Change the Way We See Native America” with over 80 people, primarily Shelter Bay residents and family friends. She has created Project 562, to “visit, engage and photograph all 562 plus Native American sovereign territories in the United States.”
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

HAVE WE REACHED WAKANDA YET? – Somewhere in the western Skagit Valley, indeed somewhere in La Conner, this double rock face can be found. Find it and report its location to the Weekly News by June 2. Winners will be entered in a drawing for a year’s subscription to the paper.  – Photo by Ken Stern
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

School District names and dedicates 'Bruce Performing Arts Center'
Tim Bruce was back on the La Conner School District campus last Wednesday. Some 50 friends, colleagues and past school board members came to cheer and applaud as School Board President Kate Szurek announced, “it is with great appreciation that we chose to name this building the Bruce Performing Arts Center – in honor of you, your work, and all you have left to us.” 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

10th Biennial Poetry Festival a hit
La Conner, flooded with poets and students from eight area school districts, hosted the 10th Biennial Skagit Valley Poetry Festival last weekend.
The Poets Table Soiree kicked off the event Thursday night at Maple Hall with appetizers, wine and dinner. Random Acts of Food catered it. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


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