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Articles from the January 17, 2018 edition

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It's true: AMERICAN FICTION a go at MoNA

Artist Robert McCauley’s exhibit “AMERICAN FICTION” will be shown at the Museum of Northwest Art this spring. McCauley, who announced he was cancelling the exhibit in a Jan. 9 e-mail letter distributed to “The MoNA Community,” said his...

 
 By Nancy Crowell    News    January 17, 2018

Owls - A Story of Hope

Above everything, Paul Bannick is a good storyteller. It’s a skill the noted naturalist and photographer has been honing since childhood. As a boy in Bellevue, Bannick loved exploring the fields...

 

Harvesting next year's Brussels sprouts today

FARMING GOES ON YEAR-ROUND AROUND HERE – Workers feed Brussels sprout stalks into a hungry mobile Tumoba 4 row sprout harvester, one of two machines seen working in fields along La Conner...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    January 17, 2018

Historic Pleasant Ridge School eyed for future facelift

History was among the subjects children of Pleasant Ridge pioneer families studied at their two-room schoolhouse east of La Conner. Now it’s hoped the building itself can help teach and preserve...

 

Musings -- on the editor's mind

Washingtonians love art. Not just folks from the Skagit Valley or Bellingham and not just paintings capturing mystic light. It is too late now if you have not seen the Andrew Wyeth retrospective that closed Monday at the Seattle Art Museum....

 

Your turn to join the masses

The lead articles and photo in last week’s paper came from interns in Olympia employed by the Washington Publishers Newspapers Association. Throughout the 60-day state legislative session, articles from these journalism students will continue to...

 

Klein explains MoNA resignation

Since my resignation is noted in the Jan 3 article about MoNA, I feel that I must respond. I will primarily address my situation. But, I know that my feelings are shared. We have been residents of La Conner for 11 years. My wife and I have both...

 

RE: MoNA Resignations

Dear Mr. Stern, As one of the six trustees who recently resigned from the MoNA board, I would appreciate the opportunity to set the record straight in reference to your article in the Janaury 3rd edition. My resignation was a direct result of “no...

 

Citizen critiques protesters

I was present at the capitol on Monday [Jan 8] and saw the tee-pees, the individuals dressed in orca suits, as well as the aging hippies singing 60’s protest songs. It was a clown show. However, the chanting during the swearing-in ceremony in the...

 

Donald Moore tribute

A love affair has ended with the passing of Donald Moore. He leaves behind his beloved Jane in Sandy, UT. Theirs was a storybook beginning: He, a pilot and officer with the RCAF – she, working for a congressman in Washington, D.C. They met and...

 

PATTY DETZER

Patty Detzer, 68, passed away on January 8 surrounded by her 3 kids, at home in Seattle. She was born March 11, 1949. A trail blazer, a pioneer, and a firecracker Patty was born in NYC New York, the rebellious daughter of Mildred and Arthur. She was... Full story

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    January 17, 2018

Water emergency declared by Town -- Water main ruptured Jan 8 and 9

An already short-handed Public Works Department was literally swamped last week when an aging Town water line on La Conner-Whitney Road north of Peth’s Corner ruptured in three places Jan. 8 and 9,...

 

ROBERT A. (BOB) WESTLAKE

Robert A. “Bob” Westlake, 93, of La Conner, WA passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, Jan. 03, 2018, at Home Place Memory Care in Burlington, WA. Bob was born on June 12, 1924 in Kansas City, MO, the son of J.A. Westlake and Maude R.... Full story

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    January 17, 2018

Pink flamingo flock migrates to Shelter Bay home

Add one more to this year’s Birds of Winter list. The pink flamingo. Or, in the case of Todd and Katie Wigal of Shelter Bay, make that pink flamingos. The local couple awoke Sunday morning to find...

 

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