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May 20, 2018


Eating out Thursday helps others eat, too
Thursday, the 17th, you can make your mouth happy, your spouse or partner happy, the owners of one of five of your favorite La Conner restaurants and chefs happy and in the process do a fleeting good deed for poor people. See the ad on this issue’s back page. Find a restaurant participating, eat out and take a BITE for Skagit. It is a small way to do a little bit of good. So go. Eat out.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Musings - on the editor's mind
Walking up Valentine Road past Pleasant Ridge cemetery in the evening last week offered a great view of Venus to the northwest. Always the brightest planet, it is particularly distinct in the clear, blue black May sky.
Heading south around the curve, it is Jupiter, a bit yellower but almost as bright, hanging proudly in the southeastern sky. These wonderfully clear spring nights, what a gift they are for stargazing.
Is that what our farm neighbors are thinking as they slowly head west across their fields? Their tractors power the brightest lights of all.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Making La Conner's future great again
Mayor Ramon Hayes is hoping for more festivals in La Conner. This month his dream is fulfilled: we end this week with a second annual guitar festival and the next week with the 10th biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018

A New La Conner Regional Library
Years before moving to La Conner, I remember my first reaction upon seeing the wood-sided building painted blue with white trim on Morris, signed “La Conner Regional Library.” 
What a statement about quality of life here, I thought, to have a library in a small community, a safe place that is open to everyone for exploring, learning, reading, discovery and inspiration. 

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Musings - on the editor's mind
The second annual La Conner guitar festival starts Friday. Producers Shirley Makela and husband Brent McElroy expect over 1,300 guitar and music enthusiasts to fill the Town’s halls for workshops and concerts and restaurant spaces for cabarets. Lodging spaces will be full. They are up from 1,000 last year. Congratulations guitar enthusiasts. Way to go, Shirley and Brent.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018


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