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December 12, 2018

Community mourns passing of beloved teacher, civic leader
DIXIE OTIS - photo courtesy of Soroptimist International of La Conner
DIXIE OTIS - photo courtesy of Soroptimist International of La Conner
Dixie Otis had a way with words, a knack for saying just the right thing to lift one’s spirits, to encourage and inspire.
Not even death, which came unexpectedly on Sunday, can silence that voice.
Dixie’s genuine compassion, tireless enthusiasm and unconditional support for the community to which she devoted her life’s work and cheerful volunteerism continues to be heard in the heartfelt condolences shared by many here upon learning of her passing.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Boats and people crowd Swinomish Channel for annual lighted boat parade
BEST LIGHTED BOAT PARADE, EVER – Reports Mike Sisk, Swinomish Yacht Club commodore: “We had 28 boats enter the parade this year We had a number of yacht clubs in the area participate, with the furthest boat coming from Shelton.” Additional parade summary and photos, page 5.    – Photo by Nancy Crowell
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Time management: Museum capsule filled with '60s gems
There was mystery in history here Thursday night.
A mystery years in the making, in fact, one in which secrets from the past were unlocked as part of an ongoing Golden Anniversary celebration at the Skagit County Historical Museum, atop what La Connerites used to call Auto View Hill.
A standing room only crowd gathered in the museum’s east wing to witness the long-awaited opening of a time capsule embedded in one of the building’s walls nearly a half-century ago.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Larsen talks news in the making
In a brief interview while filling food boxes at the La Conner Sunrise Food Bank Dec. 3, U.S. Rep Rick Larsen (D, Everett) made these points:
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Local lawman leaving to head County probe unit
There was a time when Tobin Meyer didn’t have a clue what the future held.
But because of his ability to recognize and sift through clues, Meyer has a clear idea now of the direction his career in law enforcement will soon take.
A Skagit County Sheriff’s Sergeant who for 20 months has staffed the department’s La Conner Detachment, Meyer is returning to Mount Vernon starting at the end of the year.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Kevin Paul carving out new niche in book project
The next chapter in Swinomish carver Kevin Paul’s often cutting-edge career will be written by himself.
And it’s quite a story to tell.
Paul, whose carving has been featured on the Discovery Channel and a wide range of publications, is among those artists invited to contribute to “The Barn Shows: In Their Own Words,” a much-anticipated book project being compiled by Dick and LaVonne Reim of Fir Island.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pioneer Market beyond the bag ban
Sean Skiles owns Pioneer Market, which has been a family run business for generations. Change and growth go with managing a store in a close-knit community. One change the Market fully supports is reducing waste and assisting community groups.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

See 'Annie' at Lincoln before 'Tomorrow'
“Annie” opened to an almost full house at the Lincoln Theatre Saturday. The play has a great cast, is well directed and has singing and dancing and a live band. After getting applause, laughs and whistles throughout, it ended to a standing ovation.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas Pageant' at Whidbey is 'Best'
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” playing at the Whidbey Playhouse the next two weekends, is just that: the best of the options for holiday plays. It is simple, it is surprising, it pulls at the heartstrings and it offers the story of Jesus’ birth in a straightforward, unvarnished way. The Pageant is played by kids for kids. Bring your kids to see it. After it is over talk to them about it.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Tiny Trees fundraiser draws big crowd
It was a bursting-at-the-seams evening Friday, with the 3rd Festival of Tiny Trees drawing more than 70 guests to The Lux Art Center to bid on 18 decorative tabletop trees, six wreaths and 22 pieces of 4 by 4 art to benefit the La Conner Library Foundation. All auction sales and donations to the event, totaling $7,400, were matched one-to-one, thanks to a generous donation made to the Foundation for the new library building. With ticket sales and sponsorship, the event raised just over $13,000.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Garbage dumped at Vintage La Conner, Library thrift stores as 'donations'

SOMEONE IS IN A HEAP OF TROUBLE: a person is not thinking straight and displaying bad citizenship, poor manners and worse judgment. Do they think they won’t get caught? What are they thinking? From La Conner Vintage, whose back door is behind the unwanted pile: “Please respect the non-profit Vintage Thrift/Consignment and Library Thrift stores that support our community by making your donations ‘resalable’ items delivered during business hours or specified donation hours.” – Photo by Ken Stern

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Santa visit a treat for the whole family
A TRADITION, IN MANY WAYS, CONTINUES: This is far from the first Vintage La Conner Rotary Club Santa Pancake breakfast for the Reynolds family. This year’s fourth generation edition includes Randall, 2, left, Ryan, 8, and parents Danielle and Brad, glad to have time with Santa.   – Photo by Ken Stern
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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