Articles from the November 14, 2018 edition

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La Conner girls are state volleyball champs!

La Conner is famed for its impromptu parades, most notably during tulip season. Now volleyball season has followed suit. A large and festive crowd of parents, siblings, family, friends and volleyball...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    November 14, 2018

Contested races range from winners to waiters

The slow, and low, vote counts in Skagit County means several contested races cannot be called, primarily the two 10 District legislative positions. On the county level, Jackie Brunson is likely to be the County’s next treasurer, defeating Brad...

 

Kiwanis says thanks for help

The Kiwanis Club of La Conner would like to thank all of the volunteers who worked with us to make the annual Chowder by the Channel a success. To Jean Kolb, Gary Cline, Larry Moore, Ric Henderson and Larry McCormick thank you so much. To the Key...

 

A Ritual of Gratitude and Thanksgiving

It is my belief the intention behind Thanksgiving Day goes well beyond the mere “thank you” or “thanks for the grub” that can be said in a passing moment. The meaning of the day becomes the memories we share and the gratitude we express for...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    November 14, 2018

Musings - on the editor's mind

The theme this week: “Paradise Lost.” The waves consuming parts of California have the character of fire. They are still out of control and totally destructive. Did Joni Mitchell’s song come to mind: “Don’t it always seem to go / That you d...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    November 14, 2018

Banning straws and other objects of mass destruction

Plastic straws are hollow and rigid and objects move through them. They are also a lot safer topic to write about than guns. This editorial on plastic straws is way overdue. It was conceived following the Town Council banning plastic bags in July. Th...

 

Updated Town Comp Plan focus of special meeting

A Town Planning Commission Open House drew a full house Monday night. All chairs around the table, including a piano stool, were filled when the public was invited to peruse and discuss updates...

 
 By Meg Holgate    News    November 14, 2018

Steve Klein Rocks at BAM! GLASSTASTIC

Seventy-five miles south of the Skagit Valley, at the Bellevue Art Museum, glass sculptor Steve Klein is delivering a powerful message. At BAM’s Biennial 2018, “GLASSTASTIC,” a new, juried...

 

Town Public Works oversees construction projects

When it rains, it pours. It’s not just a phrase that describes local weather this time of year. It also aptly describes a recent flurry of activity related to key town of La Conner Public Works proj...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    November 14, 2018

Art came Alive! last week in La Conner

Close to 500 people, primarily area locals, opened the 34th Art’s Alive! show Friday night in Maple Hall at the annual reception. Lovers of the visual arts spent the weekend walking through the...

 

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