Articles from the December 5, 2018 edition

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 By Susan Macek    News    December 5, 2018

Tiny Trees fundraiser draws big crowd

It was a bursting-at-the-seams evening Friday, with the 3rd Festival of Tiny Trees drawing more than 70 guests to The Lux Art Center to bid on 18 decorative tabletop trees, six wreaths and 22 pieces...

 

Pioneer Market beyond the bag ban

Sean Skiles owns Pioneer Market, which has been a family run business for generations. Change and growth go with managing a store in a close-knit community. One change the Market fully supports is reducing waste and assisting community groups. The La...

 
 By Ken Stern    Opinion    December 5, 2018

Getting out in the community

Last weekend was more than full in La Conner: Friday the girls basketball teams were home against Anacortes, the Library was shaking the branches of its tiny trees raising money for the new building and a roomful of locals landed in the social hall...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    December 5, 2018

Christmas Pageant' at Whidbey is 'Best'

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” playing at the Whidbey Playhouse the next two weekends, is just that: the best of the options for holiday plays. It is simple, it is surprising, it pulls at the heartstrings and it offers the story of Jesus...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    December 5, 2018

See 'Annie' at Lincoln before 'Tomorrow'

“Annie” opened to an almost full house at the Lincoln Theatre Saturday. The play has a great cast, is well directed and has singing and dancing and a live band. After getting applause, laughs and whistles throughout, it ended to a standing...

 

MARSHALL KEITH

Marshall Randolph Keith, a resident of Skagit Valley for over 20 years, died with family by his side Thursday, November 29, 2018, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA after... Full story

 

Spend less on Navy

Thank you, Ken, Linda and Tony for informing us, with data and suggestions, about the Navy Growler Expansion at Whidbey Naval Air Base, (Weekly News, Nov. 28). It IS our civic duty to participate and let our voices be heard. A well-equipped military...

 

Ghost of Great Wolf

Many La Conner School District voters and most of its students live in homes on land that the district does not tax. We were told the so-called Great Wolf Lodge decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in 2013 is why more than 930...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    December 5, 2018

Council cuts budget $50,000 to support dike fund

A conscientious, responsible Town Council, led by a determined Mayor Ramon Hayes, discharged its duties at its meeting Nov. 27. Early on Hayes warned the room, then full of people, “This conversation will be hard tonight. It will be a long...

 

Garbage dumped at Vintage La Conner, Library thrift stores as 'donations'

SOMEONE IS IN A HEAP OF TROUBLE: a person is not thinking straight and displaying bad citizenship, poor manners and worse judgment. Do they think they won’t get caught? What are they thinking? From...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    December 5, 2018

'Plane Truths' film draws critical audience

Some 80 La Conner area residents packed the Methodist Church’s social hall Friday night to see the documentary “Plane Truths,” about the coming 36 Growler jets expansion at Naval Air Station Whi...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    News    December 5, 2018

Town Councilor keeps plugging away for ring dike

The renewed La Conner ring dike discussion brings longtime Town Council member Jacques Brunisholz back full circle. The retired La Conner High language teacher has often spoken forcefully – and continues to do so – on the need for...

 

Weekend elf helps Santa at Rotary Pancake Breakfast

JUST ANOTHER SHIFT AS A ROTARY VOLUNTEER – During the work week she is Dr. Whitney Meissner, superintendent of the La Conner School District. Once a year, Shazam! and the good doctor turns into...

 

Rep. Rick Larsen lends a hand at La Conner Sunrise Food Bank

YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE AT WORK – U.S.. Rep Rick Larsen (D-Everett) did a good deed. Monday the Sunrise Food Bank had an extra volunteer on the food line, as Rep. Larsen spent the...

 

Santa visit a treat for the whole family

A TRADITION, IN MANY WAYS, CONTINUES: This is far from the first Vintage La Conner Rotary Club Santa Pancake breakfast for the Reynolds family. This year’s fourth generation edition includes...

 

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