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Another heartwarming Waterfront Café community Thanksgiving meal

After more than a decade, the Waterfront Café has a tried-and-true recipe for its popular annual community Thanksgiving meals. But this year a new ingredient was added to the mix – outdoor dining....

 
 By Ken Stern    Community    November 30, 2022 

Shelter Bay officers in court Friday for injunction hearing

The officers of the Shelter Bay Community board of directors have a hearing in Skagit County Superior Court Friday to contest a preliminary injunction imposing a restraining order against them. The...

 

U.S. cannot drill, frack and pump its way to oil independence

The United States can become energy independent. We can develop an energy infrastructure with stable prices low enough to support a modern, growing society. Although much of the discussion about...

 

No 'Love La Conner' sign at Gilkey Square

A colorful Love La Conner “selfie station” at Gilkey Square is an idea whose time has come. And gone. That was the unanimous sentiment expressed by La Conner Town Council last week. At their Nov. 22 hybrid meeting, members nixed the design for a...

 

Marina visioning open house Thursday

The public is invited to attend an open house hosted by the Port of Skagit Dec. 1 to share ideas and learn more about the vision and goals for redeveloping the La Conner Marina. Port staff welcome feedback from the community as the Port looks at the...

 

Giving Tree at Edward Jones

La Conner Kiwanis and the local Edward Jones office are again collaborating to bring a bit of holiday cheer to the less fortunate children of La Conner and the Skagit Valley. A Giving Tree is in Scott Price’s office, 708 Morris Street. Tags for La...

 

Kiwanis Club October students of the month

The Kiwanis Club of La Conner High School Student of the Month for October was Eleanor Drews. Laurel Strong is Eleanor's parent. Eleanor is a senior and is active in the drama club, cheerleading and G...

 

Joslin James November student Soroptimist

Joslin James, a senior at La Conner High School, is the Soroptimist of La Conner Honored Student of the Month for November. Joslin is the granddaughter of Barb James, a Swinomish Senator, and Bruce...

 

Christmas kicks off this weekend

The Christmas season has arrived along with a variety of holiday events La Connerites can participate in this December. First on that list is the Festival of Tiny Trees silent auction at the La...

 

Cecil Glenn was the real deal, a La Conner original

By Maggie Wilder Not many of La Conner’s unique features were ever the result of a conscious effort to attract visitors, much in the same way a person does not add to their character by attempting to be noteworthy. I first came to La Conner in the...

 

Shelter Bay's Sunday town hall

Topics related to litigation against Shelter Bay board members could not be discussed, but there was still plenty to talk about during the second in a series of Shelter Bay town hall forums at the...

 

Gift drive for immigrant families

Local immigrant families will be able to stay safe and warm this holiday season, courtesy of Immigrant Resources and Immediate Support, a non-profit organization serving Skagit and Whatcom counties. Donations will be used to purchase food, blankets,...

 

Marina visioning open house Dec. 1

The public is invited to attend an open house hosted by the Port of Skagit Thursday, Dec. 1 to share ideas and learn more about the vision and goals for redeveloping the La Conner Marina. Staff welcome more feedback from the community as the Port...

 

Would removing all limits on oil production make the U.S. energy independent?

Removing all limits on U.S. oil production will reduce oil prices, if other countries do not reduce their supplies to match our increased supplies. Is that energy independence? Energy independence in...

 

County hears from area farmers on agritourism

By Aven Wright-McIntosh “I should be able to do whatever I want on my land to generate revenue and enable me to continue farming,” a farmer commented. An engaged group of two dozen attendees gathered last Thursday evening at Maple Hall to...

 

FD 13 approves 2023 budget

The special Friday morning hybrid meeting at which Fire District 13 commissioners approved a 2023 budget lasted just 20 minutes. But the real hard work crafting the fiscal plan of slightly more than...

 

Identifying species with similar traits

Identifying a species of bird is usually based on color patterns, size and its movements, but occasionally it becomes more complex and can lead to dead ends. Sometimes actions overlap and size doesn’t help. I’ve spent some time hiking the dike...

 

Happy birthday Margaret!

When your sister turns 70 there better be a shout out in the newspaper. Here is it: Happy 70th birthday Margaret! Much love from your siblings....

 

Swinomish awarded two climate change adaption grants

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is one of a dozen tribes in the state to receive grants addressing the impacts of climate change, awards funded by federal infrastructure legislation passed earlier this year, U.S. Senators Patty Murray and...

 

Young Life faith-based outreach program praised

The iconic Rainbow Bridge has connected La Conner and Swinomish Reservation since 1957. The Young Life ministry is extending that connection on spiritual and social levels. Members of the La Conner and Swinomish communities celebrated that connection...

 

The Journey to 2023 from 2017: What a long, amazing ride these five and one half years

Dear Valued Readers and Advertisers: Wow. Just like that, as 2022 ends it has been 5 ½ years that the Weekly News has come to you under my watch. That is 5 years of Art's Alive,...

 

Local runner goes the distance at NYC Marathon

Char Burks always seems to be on the run, whether at her Country Grounds Coffee stand at the roundabout, shifts with the Swinomish Tribal Police Department or keeping up with her kids. But in New...

 

Town Council Agenda

Town Council Agenda November 22, 2022 104 Commercial Street Upper Maple Center And by Zoom Information is below and on the Town Website I. Call to Order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Public Comments (Limit: 3 minutes per person) IV. Presentations:...

 

Fire District 13 November meeting summary

Fire District 13 Commission Chair Bruce Shellhamer traveled over 300 miles to discover his department shares the same operational challenges with similar fire districts. “We’re not alone when it comes to staffing issues,” said Shellhamer, told...

 

Port talks Marina at coffee

Half a dozen La Conner residents accepted Port of Skagit Executive Director Sara Young’s invitation to coffee at the La Conner Marina last Wednesday. She hopes to reach more residents at an open house Dec. 1. Young brought Planning and Development...

 

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