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Museum displays COVID-19 commemorative quilt

Back in March of 2020, just as the coronavirus pandemic shuttered businesses, isolated families and caused a run on toilet paper, something else a little quieter was taking shape. A group of 16...

 

'Tis the season for zero waste

Now that the Thanksgiving dinner is over and done, your attention may be turning to all that is merry and bright. Or you may be thinking more like Scrooge, and “Bah Humbug” your way into the holiday season. There is no doubt, these days the...

 

'Pray the Gay Away' coming to Lincoln Theatre

Inside the community hall of Mount Vernon’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church gather a group of thespians, singers and dancers. It is a mid-week run through of “Pray the Gay Away,” with only five more rehearsals before opening night. The scene...

 
 By MaryRose Denton    News    July 24, 2019

Canoe Journey lands at Swinomish

A single bald eagle circled overhead as the canoes began to land at Swinomish Monday. A good sign. It was originally estimated that upwards of 5,000 attendees and participants would converge upon the...

 
 By MaryRose Denton    News    March 27, 2019

Extra toes bring good fortune

It was 2:30 pm and Paisley Stewart walked home from school on Morris street. She detoured, popping into Tillinghast Postal for her daily visit. Stewart is just one of the band of school kids who come...

 

Local romantic hot spots

No one will argue that LaConner exudes romance. This little town on the Swinomish channel offers all the right elements for a special evening out or weekend away. Its vote as “Best Romantic Spot” by Romantic Getaways of Washington State heralds...

 

Crows are cool and other bird facts

Some people grow up looking into the heavens wondering if there is intelligent life out amongst the stars, but Dr. Kaeli Swift thought intelligence was for the birds, literally. A wildlife scientist,...

 

Check out whisky at this library

The new year has begun. Auld Lang Syne has been sung. Let’s take a glass of kindness yet: a glass of whisky. There are many varieties of whisky. Maybe some of them are familiar, while others are not...

 

Morris Street nursery won't flower in 2019

For many, December 31st symbolizes a closure to a year. With the ball dropping at midnight, crowds gather together to bid farewell to the old, and usher in the new. With mixed feelings this year’s end, Jo Mitchelle, LMT, says good-bye to her plant...

 

Take train for stress free holiday travel

No doubt about it, the holiday season comes with a flurry of activity. Adding travel plans into the mix of hustle and bustle is a recipe for stress. Airports are insane and traffic on the highways can be a headache producing nightmare. If you desire...

 

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. The La...

 

A Ritual of Gratitude and Thanksgiving

It is my belief the intention behind Thanksgiving Day goes well beyond the mere “thank you” or “thanks for the grub” that can be said in a passing moment. The meaning of the day becomes the memories we share and the gratitude we express for...

 

Art is now Alive in La Conner

Art comes alive in the La Conner community this weekend, as 14 invitational artists display their work and share their craft through various demonstrations held throughout town: It is La Conner’s 34th annual Art’s Alive. Kirk Ruse, an oil painter...

 

Brew on the Slough offers Northwest flavor

“It is a growing process. You can’t just like beer. You have to start somewhere and learn the different flavors.” – Isaac Hanson. This weekend, kick back and sample the different flavors of 12 regional craft breweries, while enjoying the...

 

LUX shines with first art show for season's last Art Walk

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” — Pablo Picasso It is a rainy, Sunday afternoon. The sky is the color of metal but there is one place along Morris street t...

 

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