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Karla Bonoff holiday concert at Lincoln Theatre

Stroll down to the Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon next Thursday, Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m. to attend a holiday live music concert from world renowned musicians Karla Bonoff and Livingston Taylor. Their...

 

Christmas kicks off this weekend

The Christmas season has arrived along with a variety of holiday events La Connerites can participate in this December. First on that list is the Festival of Tiny Trees silent auction at the La...

 

Another successful Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival

The Skagit Valley Pumpkin Festival Sept. 17 was a success for both host Christianson's Nursery and farmers across the state. From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. visitors attending enjoyed family-friendly carnival...

 

La Conner resident causes fatal car collision Friday

On the foggy morning of Friday, Sept. 2, Washington State Patrol responded to a fatal car crash at the intersection of State Route 20 and Avon Allen Road. The Washington State Patrol press release states that at 7:55 a.m. 28-year-old La Conner...

 

Buy planter boxes built from scraps of new library

Those looking to spice up their garden are in luck. On Saturday, Aug. 20, the La Conner United Street Fair will have hand-crafted cedar planter boxes for sale. The new La Conner Swinomish Library...

 

Beau Montgomery is new town sheriff

Make way for the new sheriff in town. Sgt. Beau Montgomery has succeeded Sgt. Jenny Sheahan-Lee, who retired in May. His position as sergeant at the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office La Conner began...

 

Enthusiasts filled Maple Hall for Guitar Festival last weekend

Hundreds of eager musicians, collectors and admirers shuffled through Maple Hall last weekend, May 13-15, taking part in the fourth annual La Conner Guitar Festival. Their eyes sparkled as they browse...

 

La Conner Guitar Festival returns next weekend

The La Conner Guitar Festival is back after a two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning Friday, May 13 and ending that Sunday evening, music enthusiasts from La Conner and well beyond will gather in Maple Hall and the Civic...

 

Lincoln Theatre grand re-opening after remodel

The historic Lincoln Theatre in downtown Mount Vernon has been entertaining Skagitonians for close to a century. 96 years to be exact and through good times and bad. The coronavirus pandemic closed...

 

Parade, not so impromptu, returns to La Conner

Although no longer billed as the Not So Impromptu Parade, the magic remained in place in La Conner last Saturday, April 9. Now titled the Tulip Festival Parade by its organizer and sponsor, the...

 

New La Conner restaurant wins cook-off with chowder

One could say chili and chowder are the two most popular soups year-round. But who is making the best in Skagit Valley this month? This important question was answered at the Mount Vernon Chamber of...

 

Small boat fire snuffed by boat crews nearby

Even the smallest of fires have the potential to stir up some trouble. A La Conner Maritime Service crew member noticed smoke coming from a sailboat at the end of J-dock in the La Conner Marina about...

 
 By Marissa Conklin    A & E    March 2, 2022

Irish folk band plays Lincoln Theatre Tuesday

Lovers of Irish music and culture will gather at the Lincoln Theatre Tuesday, March 8 to hear something new. Starting at 7:30 p.m., the audience will witness Dervish, a native Irish folk band, play...

 

A Burlington cafe hosted yet another maskless breakfast

Governor Jay Inslee will soon announce his plans to end mask requirements in schools and businesses. Many have probably already forgotten an outdoor mask mandate has been in effect since September, re...

 

The great Bow-Edison flood

I have grown up in the Bow-Edison area. The rains over the weekend starting Nov. 12 was not the first time I have experienced flooding near my home. However, the extremity of the 24 hours overnight...

 

Local birder seeks museum home for 600 bird species film collection

Some people spend many years of their life searching for their passion. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines passion as a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing...

 

Case assignment: Weekly News publisher’s back story

On a morning stroll along the marina, it would be near impossible not to admire the panoramic views around you. With snow-capped mountains to the east and a channel pouring out into a bay to the west, this picturesque town is a well-known treasure...

 
 By Marissa Conklin    News    August 1, 2018

Bag ban now law

Get ready to pack your bags – literally! The Town Council ban of plastic bags in stores takes effect today. Reusable and paper bags are about to become a common sight in La Conner. Shoppers at Pioneer Market will no longer have their goodies...

 
 By Marissa Conklin    News    July 18, 2018

Polo tournament kicks off La Conner summer

Last weekend an equestrian twist on everyday field sports came to LaConner. Tents, trucks, and trailers were set up and parked at George Dill Farm as people came to witness a polo tournament. Men and...

 

July 4th came, went with bangs

La Conner’s Fourth of July parade celebrated the nation’s founding in 1776, and was somewhat historic in its own right. People were united in wearing red, white and blue, though the shades,...

 

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