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 By Mel Damski    Opinion    April 29, 2020

If I ran the zoo

Did you know that Shakespeare did some of his best work during a pandemic? And he even referenced it in his work. “A plague on both your houses” are Mercutio’s dying words in Romeo and Juliet....

 By Mel Damski    Opinion    January 29, 2020

If I ran the zoo

The clouds broke and the sun made a rare appearance on Sunday and I texted my dog-walking buddies and we all showed up at the off-leash dog park. Just as we were leaving our cars in the parking lot,...

 By Mel Damski    Opinion    March 20, 2014

If I ran the zoo

La Conner Weekly News’ resident “zookeeper” columnist is Mel Damski, who has directed 29 movies and hundreds of hours of series television, from MASH to Boston Legal. For the last eight years,...


Out and About

Ashley Sweeney is a former journalist who, when she is not Out and About, spends her days writing, gardening, art quilting and trying to keep up with national and international news. She would like...

 By Kate Morgan    Opinion    January 1, 1970

Keep it Simple

Kate Morgan has been a Registered Nurse for almost 24 years and has a diverse professional background from specializing in Maternal-Child and Pediatrics, to Community College Instructor and Home...


Life on the Ridge and Nuggets from Norway

As a child, Mickey Bambrick dreamed of being a writer. Erma Bombeck was her idol. She longed to become a columnist, writing about everyday life. Knowing journalism was a competitive field and...


Zucchini season is just around the corner!

This is a cool weather recipe, as the casserole bakes for an hour at 350 degrees F. Ingredients Zucchini, 3 to 4 cups, peeled and cubedTomato, 1 medium, dicedCheddar cheese, ¾ cupButter,...


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