Articles from the June 27, 2018 edition

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 By Bill Reynolds    News    June 27, 2018

Elite drum corps performs here before national tour

Their original summer camp venue fell through, but the beat goes on for members of the Seattle Cascades Drum & Bugle Corps. In La Conner, no less. The elite group of 150 musicians has been drilling on the La Conner Schools campus since mid-June and...


Next Wednesday there will be fireworks

The next time you read this newspaper, it will be our nation’s birthday. Are you ready for the 4th of July in La Conner? Robin Lindstrom hopes you will march in the parade down First Street, starting at 12 p.m. Line-up is at 11 a.m. Volunteers are n...

 By Judy Booth    News    June 27, 2018

Apology to WW II POW finally comes

“I took him to lunch and said, ‘call this lady,’” recalled Chamberlain’s daughter, Becky. “She said ‘we are going to Japan.’” The American Defenders of Bataan and Corrigedor, a memorial society, had contacted Becky with the invitation. “Ther...


Come to La Conner to hear the music play

PLAY A SONG FOR ME – Rick Fogel is glad to be back in La Conner “busking,” or entertaining passerby-ers on the street. He says that business is nowhere near as lucrative as at Seattle’s Pike Place Market, but that he likes it here bette...

 By Ken Stern    Opinion    June 27, 2018

Musing -- on the editor's mind

Isn’t it great to have a longtime best friend who is sure of your worth? Some of us are doubly, triply blessed with parents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins who believe in us, who are glad we have their backs. I have one such friend: Dick W...


Democracy in action

Thank you for your recent coverage of the Skagit County charter campaign. As I collect signatures on the petition I have had a number of people comment about reading your article. Our steering committee certainly appreciates the offer to help us...

 By Bill Reynolds    News    June 27, 2018

Mystic Light museum exhibit shines on big stage

As museum exhibits go, “In the Valley of Mystic Light” was a work of art. On several levels. Based on the acclaimed Claire Swedberg and Rita Hupy book of the same name, “In the Valley of Mystic Light” was curated by Karen Summers and display...

 By Ken Stern    Opinion    June 27, 2018

Library and MoNA need your support

The La Conner community is positioning itself to shape its long-term future in two tremendous ways. Two weeks ago, over 250 people came together downtown under a white tent for the Museum of Northwest Art’s annual auction. Saturday, 145 even h...


Reflections of Jimmy Schermerhorn

Jim worked for me, but was more of a friend and member of the family than anything else. He was able to fix most anything and always made time to stop by to see if I needed anything done. While he was he here we would talk music, art, friends,... Full story


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