Articles from the May 9, 2018 edition

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 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 9, 2018

Interaction spells success for students and seniors

So much for the generation gap. Local teens and senior citizens were on the same page, literally speaking the same language and spelling the same words, when they met Monday at La Conner Retirement...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    May 9, 2018

Civil discourse helps calm disagreements

Some 75 people spent a beautiful Saturday morning engaged in the essential activity of citizenship at Civil Discourse in the Public Arena, a workshop coordinated by the League of Women Voters, Skagit County. Modeling participation were County...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    May 9, 2018

Spring boat parade channels support for troops

The local boating season opened Saturday with a salute to America’s service members. After that, everyone was pretty much at ease. It was a fun-in-the-sun kind of afternoon as crowds gathered along...

 

VIVIAN VALEDA LANDSMAN

Vivian Valeda Landsman, of La Conner, WA., born May 2, 1928 died on Thursday May 4, 2018 at her home following a battle with Pancreatic cancer. She was able to celebrate her 90th birthday. She is survived by two sisters, Donna Lou Emerson Frye of... Full story

 

Don't punish student marchers

La Conner High School students participating in the nationwide March for Our Lives protest this week, should be granted excused absences. Disciplinary action should also be excused for leaving campus to march to town hall. We’ve excused La Conner...

 

Get involved in government

Dear Editor: Every election is important, and our government depends on the quality of the candidates, we elect. Want better government? Become involved, volunteer for committees, and/or file for public office! You may wish to review the Declaration...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Musings - on the editor's mind

The second annual La Conner guitar festival starts Friday. Producers Shirley Makela and husband Brent McElroy over 1,300 guitar and music enthusiasts to fill the Town’s halls for workshops and concerts and restaurant spaces for cabarets. Lodging...

 

A New La Conner Regional Library

Years before moving to La Conner, I remember my first reaction upon seeing the wood-sided building painted blue with white trim on Morris, signed “La Conner Regional Library.” What a statement about quality of life here, I thought, to have a...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Making La Conner's future great again

Mayor Ramon Hayes is hoping for more festivals in La Conner. This month his dream is fulfilled: we end this week with a second annual guitar festival and the next week with the 10th biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival. Maybe Mayor Hayes wishes for...

 
 By Robin Carneen    News    May 9, 2018

Trash talk from Skagit County's plastic bag lady

The Lincoln Theater teamed up with the Children’s Museum of Skagit County and Skagit Bag BANd Wagon’s Carol Sullivan to host screening the documentary “A Plastic Ocean” April 26. Sponsored by...

 

Young poets raise their voices

Poets see the world with “new eyes”. They make the ordinary extraordinary by paying attention to the particulars, noting the specifics of a feeling or experience and building images that connect and communicate by expressing our common humanity....

 
 By Ken Stern    News    May 9, 2018

Musical takes fairy tales 'Into the Woods' at Lincoln

Life is hard and specific situations can be bleak, hopeless. That is true for fairy tale characters as well as you or me. Getting past stuck requires action and taking chances, whether you are Jack,...

 
 By Anne Hays    News    May 9, 2018

Wilbur presentation shows Natives through new lens

Shelter Bay welcomes nationally recognized artist and lecturer Matika Wilbur sharing an exhibit of her award-winning photography and a lecture in the Shelter Bay Clubhouse on May 19 at 4 p.m. Matika is a member of the Swinomish and Tulalip tribes...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    May 9, 2018

Sikes at helm at MoNA

Joanna Sikes is the Museum of Northwest Arts Interim Executive Director. Michelle Hurteau, board president, wrote in an email that the board was excited to have Sikes start. Her emphasis will be on “fundraising, financial management, marketing and...

 

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