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  • Preserving the magic of 'The Barn Shows'

    Bobbi Krebs-McMullen|Feb 6, 2019

    To preserve an important piece of Skagit magic, Lavone Newell-Reim and Cathy Stevens have teamed up to write a book about a key period in Skagit County’s art history. Starting in the late 1980s, they were involved with local artists participating every November in a phenomenon called “The Barn Shows.” These annual events showcased the most talented Skagit artists of that era. Lavone and her husband, Dick, hosted a preprint celebration of the book, approppriately named “The Barn Shows” on Jan. 2...

  • Photographer rocks boat sailing inside passage

    Bobbi Krebs-McMullen|Jan 23, 2019

    Lance Ekhart didn’t hesitate to rock the boat, creating quite a stir as he guided over 150 people through a month-long sailboat trip he took to Desolation Sound and Princess Louisa Inlet in the Strait of Georgia, north of Vancouver. Ekhart rocked the audience with a collection of photography from his journey at the Anacortes Library last Wednesday. At Prideaux Haven, a scenic anchorage in Desolation sound, Ekhart found a combination of calm weather and an uncharacteristic lack of other boats o...

  • Keeping habitat healthy for salmon benefits all

    Bobbi Krebs-McMullen|Jan 16, 2019

    On a glorious crisp, clear day along the upper Skagit River, Lucy DeGrace from the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group presented a well-attended talk about why “Habitat Restoration Is About Way More Than Salmon.” An attentive group of 30 Eagle Festival attendees listened as DeGrace explained the importance of protecting habitat within the Skagit River – and all – watersheds. There are 14 regional fisheries enhancement groups championing habitat wherever salmon spawn. They are vol...

  • Novel dog saves Skagit vet practice

    Bobbi Krebs-McMullen|Jan 9, 2019

    Nicola Pearson’s latest book, “The Gift,” is a romp through the hills and valleys of Skagit County and a no-holds-barred peek into owning and working in a small animal veterinary practice. Human and animal interactions are enmeshed with compassion and humor in a way that anyone, but especially an animal lover, will appreciate and enjoy completely. One little stray dog has an especially substantial impact on them all, leading to unexpected outcomes. Hailing from England, Pearson now resides with her husband and children in the beautiful upper...

  • Go to Vancouver for 'Cabin Fever'

    Bobbi Krebs-McMullen|Jun 13, 2018

    The Vancouver Art Gallery’s “Cabin Fever” is a celebration of the cabin as an icon in the United States and Canada. The large exhibit does a captivating job of presenting the cabin as a visual art piece that has shaped our countries and our cultures. Much as barns, cabins represent the homestead and exploratory aspects of westward movement. While the barn represents stability of place, the cabin represents temporary shelter during migration and search for home. One of the first pieces in the show takes up an entire room. It consists of a large...