Articles from the November 7, 2018 edition

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 By Ken Stern    News    November 7, 2018

1960s Dinner party celebrates 50th anniversary of Skagit County Historical Museum

IN THE GROOVE, MAN, AND PEACE, TOO – Bell-bottoms, beads, bandanas, tie-dye, wigs, peace signs and vests were in abundance at a packed Maple Hall Saturday. People celebrated at the Skagit...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    November 7, 2018

Swinomish Channel dredging moves sand and silt deeper

A red sky at night is a sailor’s delight. So, too, is dredging of Swinomish Channel. A California marine contractor has begun removing just over 150,000 cubic yards of material from the channel, a...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    November 7, 2018

Rainfall heavy in late October

Rain nine of the last 10 days of October pushed the month’s total to 2.32 inches. The 1.9 inches was over 81 percent of the month’s precipitation. Most of that, 1.52 inches, came Oct. 26-28. The 0.64 inch on the 27th was over one-fourth that...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    November 7, 2018

School district listens at neighborhood meetings

The La Conner School District, board and staff, is almost the government. And, they do want to help. Superintendent Whitney Meissner and various board members championed listening and participation at neighborhood meetings Oct. 24 and 25 at the...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    November 7, 2018

Paul Watson talks Salish Sea: salmon and orcas

Captain Paul Watson, co-founder of first Greenpeace and then the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in the 1970’s, was honored with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at the sixth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival’s opening night gala Oct. 26....

 

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...

 

Living their faith got Kory Slaatthaug and Mickey Bambrick in the Seattle Times

Story by Mike Rosenberg Seattle Times real estate reporter Published October 25, 2018 in Seattle Times Husband and wife Kory Slaatthaug and Mickey Bambrick are landlords. For the past half-century,...

 
 By Karen Summers    News    November 7, 2018

Shell Yeah for Chowda: 20th Annual Chowder by the Channel

Natalie McCuskey Each year my bestie Natalie and I mark our calendars for the first Saturday of November for Chowder by the Channel. I asked at the paper if we could write a little article on our favorite local event, so here we are! With so many...

 

CATHERINE RUTH PIPPEN Nov. 18, 1919 - Aug. 9, 2018

Kitty died August 9th at age 98 in La Conner, Washington Catherine, “Kitty” Ruth Oberholtzer Pippen was born in rural China where her parents were missionaries. Her brother Henry and identical twin sister Marie were homeschooled and then... Full story

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    November 7, 2018

Musings - on the editor's mind

Last week the rains returned. Rain, blessed rain. When was the last time there was standing water in farm fields and the sloughs were full? April. It’s been five months of dry. More rain fell in the Skagit Valley last week, as October ended and...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    November 7, 2018

Take care of our local future

Last Saturday folks gathered in Maple Hall in 1960s attire to celebrate the Skagit County Historical Museum’s 50th anniversary. Equally important, they were making donations to ensure that children not yet born appreciate its centennial. Likewise,...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    November 7, 2018

La Conner is boo-tiful place to be on Halloween

For one day a year La Conner is a literal ghost town. Or, almost literally That day being Halloween. There’s no way, of course, that historic First Street – one of the state’s more popular...

 

Amy Carson's "Perimeter" at Perry and Carlson in Mount Vernon

FIRST SHOW OF THE CENTURY PACKS THEM IN – Amy Carson’s solo exhibit, “Perimeter,” at Perry and Carlson is her first show in the Skagit Valley since she moved here in 2004. Perhaps 150...

 

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