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  • Project 2025 threatens democracy

    Allen Elliot and Steve Corbin|Jun 12, 2024

    Elliot: Like most people I have heard numerous references to Project 2025 from the Heritage Foundation. However, I did not understand the complexity and reach until I read this editorial column in the Seattle Times. I feel that if Project 2025 is adopted or even sections of it, everyone needs to have a better understanding of the effect on the U.S. Please republish. There are a multitude of issues that voters must assess when deciding between President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump and the independent presidential candidates before... Full story

  • Community Calendar, June 12

    Jun 12, 2024

    NOT TO BE MISSED Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum Porch Sale. Fabric, notions, yarns, threads, roving, patterns, books and lots more for quilters and fiber artists at really low prices! 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. 703 S. Second St., La Conner. Shelter Bay Annual Garage Sale. With more than 100 participating homes, you can find bargains around every corner! Shelter Bay Chorus bake sale, coffee and hot dogs at the Clubhouse. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 22. LIBRARIES La Conner Sw...

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 5, 2024

    NOT TO BE MISSED Book sale by Friends of the Central Skagit Library, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., June 7-9, at the library, 110 W. State St., Sedro-Woolley (during “Blast from the Past” celebration). Something for everyone! Cantabile Chamber Choir will perform “The Drop That Contained the Sea” at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at McIntyre Hall. Tickets: mcintyrehall.org/event/ or 360-416-7727. Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum Porch Sale. Fabric, notions, yarns, threads, roving, patterns, books and lots more for quilters and fiber artists at really...

  • The promise of water-source heat pumps

    Greg Whiting|Jun 5, 2024

    About half to two-thirds of the average Western Washington home’s energy use is for space heating and cooling, and water heating. Normally, temperature management is either accomplished by burning gas or propane, or by using an electric resistance heater or air-source heat pump. There’s another, more energy-efficient option: Water-source heat pumps. These systems operate on the same basic principles as other heat pumps. They transfer heat from one side of the system to the other. In an air...

  • Clark Scarboro

    May 29, 2024

    Clark Scarboro Nov. 4, 1932-May 10, 2024 Clark Scarboro loved boats and boating from an early age. He became a highly respected boat designer and engineer. In the late 80s, he retired from Bayliner Marine, where he designed the popular 3288 model. The Scarboros moved to Shelter Bay in 1999. They loved living among and cruising with other boaters. Clark became the Commodore of the Yacht Club in 2004. Over subsequent years, he served the community as a member of the Building and Harbor committees....

  • Community Calendar

    May 29, 2024

    NOT TO BE MISSED Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum Porch Sale. Fabric, notions, yarns, threads, roving, patterns, books and lots more for quilters and fiber artists at really low prices! 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. 703 S. Second St., La Conner. LIBRARIES La Conner Swinomish Library. 520 Morris St., La Conner. 360-466-3352. www.lclib.lib.wa.us. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Storytime for Children. 11 a.m. Fridays. Tech Help. 3-5 p.m. Mondays....

  • State biologist named to town emergency panel

    Bill Reynolds|May 22, 2024

    A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife ­biologist will look to maintain the ­chemistry enjoyed by the Town's ­Emergency Management ­Commission since its inception in 2023. Three-year town resident Jonah Keith was confirmed last week by the La Conner Town Council to fill a commission vacancy created by the death of Duane Carpenter, who had been the advisory panel's chief meteorologist. Keith brings to the board not only his extensive background in science and marine biology, but also the...

  • Court of Appeals may consider Henrie's Shelter Bay board case

    Ken Stern|May 22, 2024

    The 2023 lawsuit brought by then-resident Jan Henrie against the Shelter Bay Community’s board of directors executive committee may be considered by the Washington Court of Appeals. Skagit County Superior Court Judge Laura Riquelme granted the defendants motion to stay the proceedings before May 10 pending the outcome of the defendants’ request for a discretionary review by the appeals court. The judge agreed with the defense that the case involved “a controlling question of law as to which there is substantial ground for difference of opini...

  • Election results for Shelter Bay board

    Ken Stern|May 22, 2024

    The Shelter Bay Community voted to continue Wendy Poulton, Pat McGarry and Monte Hicks as members of its board of directors at its election and annual meeting Saturday, May 18. Poulton, with 307 votes, and Hicks, with 273, were reelected. McGarry, with 294, had been appointed in February. All will serve a three-year term that starts July 1. Julie Peddy came in fourth, with 170 votes. She fills the position of reserve director. The board has until July 17 to fill Jan Paul’s seat. She resigned in April. That term ends June 30, 2026. The c...

  • Community Events Calendar

    May 22, 2024

    NOT TO BE MISSED Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum Porch Sale. Fabric, notions, yarns, threads, roving, patterns, books and lots more for quilters and fiber artists at really low prices! 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. 703 S. Second St., La Conner. 2024 Memorial Day Remembrance service, 9 a.m. Monday, May 27. The Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Commissioners invite the public to attend. Limited seating is available. Information: call Lori Buher at 360-630-0809. LIBRARIES La Conner...

  • People march down a road

    Marchers raise awareness of missing, murdered native women

    Bill Reynolds|May 15, 2024

    In the walk-up to Mother's Day, supporters met at John K. Bob Ball Park Friday to march in honor of missing and murdered indigenous women. Marchers from as far as British Columbia walked shoulder-to-shoulder through Swinomish Village, raising awareness to the disproportionate risk Native American, First Nations and Alaska Native women face when it comes to experiencing violence, murder or going missing. They make up a significant portion of North America's missing and murdered cases, a fact not...

  • Fire District 13 puts 2 EMTs at Summit Park

    Bill Reynolds|May 15, 2024

    There’s supply and demand, but it can be demand and supply. The latter condition has led Skagit County Fire District 13 to assign two emergency medical technicians for 12-hour shifts two days per week at the Summit Park station near Highway 20 starting in mid-June. “We need to be out there,” Fire Chief Wood Weiss told district commissioners via Zoom during their hour-long May 9 meeting at the Snee-Oosh Road station. Weiss was in Leavenworth. He said staffing that station full-time twice weekly will help response times to a growing number of ca...

  • Community Calendar

    May 15, 2024

    NOT TO BE MISSED Paths to Understanding presents The Let’s Go Together Partnership! 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, Lincoln Theatre, Mount Vernon. Event is free. Walk-ins welcome. Join in the first public gathering for an evening of storytelling, music and conversation focused on strengthening our Skagit community. All, including community leaders, will speak about the importance of lifting up our common humanity. Come and join us to meet people from across the county and stand together to go into a brighter future. Let’s go together! More info: ­pa...

  • Hamas creates children who hate

    May 15, 2024

    I am heartsick every time I see a wounded or dead child injured in the Israeli attack on Hamas. I sit in sorrow for a time, then I realize why they are suffering just like the children in Germany in World War II. The residents of Germany supported murderous leaders like Hamas who taught hate for Jews and dedicated their lives to killing every Jew and driving them from the face of the earth. The so-called Palestinians unequivocally support Hamas in their efforts. Hamas fighters slaughtered, raped tortured and killed 1,200 Israelis on Oct. 7 and...

  • A group of people meet around a table

    Mayor hears views on Jenson field

    Ken Stern|May 8, 2024

    Some 13 people shared their views on the Town of La Conner's half-acre Jenson field property with Mayor Marna Hanneman Saturday at the La Conner Swinomish Library. Most had started the discussion nine days earlier at a town-organized community mingle April 25. This time Channel Drive residents Dave Buchan and Susan Macek and Pull and Be Damned resident Dana Heald came and added their perspectives. Buchan shared his concern over the dramatically declining enrollment in the local school district,...

  • Shelter Bay lawsuit hearing Friday

    Ken Stern|May 8, 2024

    Lawyers for the five Shelter Bay board of directors sued by then-resident Jan Henrie in 2023 will be in Skagit Superior Court Friday morning, May 10, asking that the lawsuit be moved to the Court of Appeals. Henrie’s suit alleged malfeasance and failure in these board members’ actions and conduct for their passing an “invalid budget in violation of both the Shelter Bay Community bylaws and the Revised Code of Washington.” The defendants, Wendy Poulton, Elaine Dixon, Monte Hicks, Joseph Hurley and Louise Kari, have not contested the case’s...

  • Who's who on Shelter Bay Board of Directors?

    Ken Stern|May 8, 2024

    Residents of the Shelter Bay Community elect three members at their annual meeting in May to serve three year terms on the eight member board of directors. The board convening in July 2024 will look very different from the eight members that ended their terms a year ago, in May 2023. If Wendy Poulton wins reelection, she will be one of three returning elected board members, with Monte Hicks and Nancy Shimmeall. No longer serving are Louise Kari and Elaine Dixon, who lost election. Joseph Hurley resigned in July and Dan McCaughan resigned in...

  • Shelter Bay Community board elections May 18

    Ken Stern|May 8, 2024

    Shelter Bay Community residents are in the process of voting for three members of their board of directors. There are four candidates: Julie Peddy seeks a seat. Monte Hicks, Pat McGarry and Wendy Poulton are current board members. Hicks and Poulton were elected in May 2021. McGary was appointed in February 2024. Voting is online via Vote HOA Now, by mail using election packet ballots or in person 10:15-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the annual meeting. Results will be announced after 1 p.m. If Peddy wins, she will take office in...

  • Community Calendar

    May 8, 2024

    SUBMIT AN EVENT Want to get more eyes on your event before the next Weekly News hits the street? Go to laconnerweeklynews.com/page/community-events-calendar/105 and submit your event! NOT TO BE MISSED Shelter Bay Chorus presents Remember When, Songs We Love from Yesterday, featuring “In the Mood,” “At the Hop,” “Both Sides Now” and a slew of Beatles tunes. 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Shelter Bay Clubhouse, 1000 Shoshone Drive.Suggested donation $10. Come to the Celtic Arts Foundation! All events at Littlefield...

  • Voters solidly support EMS levy renewal

    Ken Stern|May 1, 2024

    Skagit County voters are casting over 70% yes ballots and overwhelmingly approving proposition No. 1, Continuation of Emergency Medical Services Levy, in the April 23 election. After the third vote count Monday, April 29, 70.8% of votes, 19, 912 are yes, to the 8,192 no votes. The 91.5% yes vote in Shelter Bay was the highest among greater La Conner precincts. Swinomish precinct voters cast 87.6% yes; Snee Oosh votes were 82.1% yes and the La Conner vote was 80.5% yes. The March Point precinct was voting the levy down, 7 no votes to 6 yes...

  • Town Council cautioned on summer water restrictions

    Bill Reynolds|May 1, 2024

    Town Administrator Scott Thomas is known for his occasional use of dry humor, but there wasn’t anything funny about his report to Town Council members last week regarding drought conditions this year. “We’re already in a state of drought,” Thomas told the council during its April 23 meeting at Maple Hall. “So, we may be looking at water restrictions down the road.” Thomas reported that Washington’s snowpack, based on state Department of Ecology statistics, stands at just 68% of its average levels. “With chances for significant additions to the...

  • A&E Briefs

    May 1, 2024

    Mark your calendars for some fun activities this coming week. Swinomish Yacht Club Opening Day Boat Parade, 3-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Grab a viewing spot along the La Conner boardwalk at the Swinomish Channel for the "Under the Sea" theme parade of members' decorated yachts. Salish Sea Early Music Festival, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, Fir-Conway Lutheran Church, 18101 Fir Island Road. "Renaissance Psalms, Irish Baroque and Folk: Three Centuries of Folk Song" features guitarist Oleg Timofeyev and flut...

  • Community Calendar

    May 1, 2024

    SUBMIT AN EVENT Want to get more eyes on your event before the next Weekly News hits the street? Go to laconnerweeklynews.com/page/community-events-calendar/105 and submit your event! NOT TO BE MISSED Swinomish Yacht Club Opening Day Boat Parade, 3-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Grab a viewing spot along the La Conner boardwalk at the Swinomish Channel for the “Under The Sea” theme parade of club members’ decorated yachts. Salish Sea Early Music Festival, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, Fir-Conway Lutheran Church, 18101 Fir Island Road. “Renaissance Psalms, Ir...

  • Shelter Bay board loses its treasurer

    Judy Booth|Apr 24, 2024

    Jan Paul, Shelter Bay board of directors treasurer since July 2023, announced her resignation in a way that was as surprising as it was low key at the end of the monthly board meeting last Wednesday, April 17, at the organization’s clubhouse. Without naming individuals, she cited a pattern of problems, including being disrespected and untrusted, saying, “Unfortunately, during my time as a board member, I feel that I have been only a ‘placeholder’ with no ability to function as a board member should. It has become increasingly apparent over th...

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 24, 2024

    NOT TO BE MISSED The Skagit Community Band presents “In A Mellow Tone,” its annual jazz concert. Join the band with free concerts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Maple Hall in La Conner, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Brodniak Hall at Anacortes High School. Donation gladly accepted. For more information, visit Skagitcommunityband.org. LIBRARIES La Conner Swinomish Library. 520 Morris St., La Conner. 360-466-3352. www.lclib.lib.wa.us. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Storytime for Children. 11 a.m. every Fri...

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