Articles from the March 4, 2020 edition

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Part II: 19th Amendment Centennial 4,000 years and counting

To put the suffrage movement in perspective, a brief review of the historical discrimination of half the world’s population is helpful. Ironically, we begin with the areas of the world known as the “Cradles of Civilization.” The Hebrew Tribe of Le...

 

Environmental activist or active environmentalist?

As a farmer and outdoorsman, I despise litter. Maybe it’s because the wind blows on Whidbey Island, but it seems we spend an inordinate amount of time picking up litter that has blown into our fields and woods: plastic bags, pet-food bags, f...

 

Voting, mom and apple pie

It is one week until Washington’s presidential primary election day. Five days from now, Sunday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Since 1987, first Congress then presidents have designated March as Women’s History Month. Besides apple pie,...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    March 4, 2020

"Women's Hour" for equality still arriving

Women finally winning the vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment in August 1920 increased the franchise, the voting population, by 50%. That 72 year fight is perhaps the single most significant social advance toward a fuller democracy in our...

 

Yard waste pick up March 23-27

The Town of La Conner’s Public Works Department will pick up yard waste March 23-27. The crew will pick up small branches, clippings and other yard waste, but cannot take large limbs, grass clippings or anything in a plastic bag. Your one-time p...

 
 By Jane Alynn    News    March 4, 2020

Two Views: Photographs by Ansel Adams and Leonard Frank

The traveling exhibition Two Views: Photographs by Ansel Adams and Leonard Frank is now showing through May 17 at the Whatcom Museum, Old City Hall, in Bellingham. Organized by the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre in Burnaby, B.C., this...

 
 By Anne Basye    News    March 4, 2020

Christianson's display garden 'best' at Northwest Flower and Garden Festival

Add another “People’s Choice” award to honors that Christianson’s Nursery earned at this year’s Northwest Flower and Garden Festival. “Hill Top Farm” earned the Display Garden Professionals Choice for demonstrating “excellence in design concepts...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    March 4, 2020

Sound decision: La Conner teen tabbed for elite state band group

Ashley Davis isn’t apt to toot his own horn. But the La Conner High junior can and does – in a literal sense, anyway – on those occasions when he takes up the saxophone. The laidback a...

 
 By Claire Swedberg    News    March 4, 2020

Order from chaos on display in Stanwood

La Conner artist Barbara Silverman Summers is extending the Northwest’s mystical art tradition this month with a solo show aptly named “Remixing Mysticism.” The exhibit opening takes place at Casse...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    March 4, 2020

State-bound La Conner High Knowledge Bowl team a study in contrasts

A division of labor has added up to multiple successes for the La Conner High Knowledge Bowl team. As in years past, the numbers continue to support the team’s strategy of bringing together s...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    March 4, 2020

Town might buy Hedlin's ballfield site

The youth league baseball season is weeks off, but the first pitch has already been thrown. Only in this case it’s a sales pitch. The Hedlin family, which since the early 1950s has leased to La Conner a near-two acre property facing Maple Avenue f...

 

Sanders yes; "Emperor" no

Since moving here a bit over a year ago to make Shelter Bay my residence I have met many fine folks in my neighborhood and on walks around town. Since living here I have appreciated the photos, musings and editorial comments the editor of this paper...

 

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