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Two women stand at a birthday party

Jean Wedin parties on her 93rd year birthday

Another year begins in the sweet, joyous life of one of jolly old England's finest exports, Jean Wedin. Jeannie celebrated her (I get confused) 39th or 93rd birthday. It's hard to tell because of her...


AIPAC influences Washington politicians

On Jan. 16, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a resolution in the. Senate calling on the State Department to investigate requesting accountability on Israel’s misuse of American weaponry in their current genocide of the people of Gaza and the W...

John Leaver and Bob Ferari wearing Santa hats.

Bread Puddin' Boyz deliver the goods

So, we (Bread Puddin' Boyz' (aka Bob Ferari and I) were tasked by Kathy Schuh and her employer Pat from Barrett Financial in Anacortes with delivering about 70 bread puddings to deserving and...


Paid downtown parking

In the article “Paid downtown parking an option” last week (Nov. 1), I want to make a slight correction and offer my two cents on the subject. Correction: The company making a presentation to a joint council-planning commission meeting on Nov. 28... Full story

 By John Leaver    Community    March 9, 2022

Donate to La Conner Ukraine relief fund

Ukraine is literally at death’s door and needs help. I have friends and distant family members that are in Kiyv. I was contacted by the very lovely and very caring Ms. Jean Wedin, who suggested we start a community fundraiser for Ukraine. As a y...


I am against the proposed 5-year sheriff’s contract

My thoughts about law enforcement in La Conner: • The sheriff is a town “vendor.” If any vendor has complaints regarding provision of contracted services, it makes little sense granting the vendor a longer, five-year contract which, except for...


Locals chalked art on first Friday

Given the chilly, overcast and occasionally windy day, our First on First Friday went well. We had nine out of nine reserved chalk boxes taken, which included kids of all ages! Watch out for those...


Summing up Friday’s Connect La Conner

First, a shout-out to Fire Chief Aaron Reinstra for parking the “41” Fire engine on First Street to attract passersby. Second a salute to Public Works Director Brian Lease for taking extra time to allow access to the electric receptacle under the...

 By John Leaver    News    November 5, 2014

Art's Alive! springs back to life in La Conner

I am pleased to report on the overall success of the 30th Art’s Alive! event this year. There was a great turnout for the opening night event, which included delicious food samples from Nell Thorn’s,...


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