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By Ken Stern 

Clusters clap over Swinomish fireworks


SKY'S THE LIMIT – COVID-19 grounded the Town's annual Fourth of July fireworks program, but the night sky here was far from empty or quiet. Swinomish vendors put on quite a show west of the Channel to fill the void. This display was set off above Swinomish Avenue by Melissa Miller. – Photo by Bill Reynolds

The tradition continues.

A glorious, loud two-hour-plus July 4th firework show was sent up from perhaps a half dozen locations on the west bank of the Swinomish Channel, Reservation Road and further west, probably including Snee-oosh Beach Saturday, as Native firework vendors again shared the bounty of their leftover inventories.

Clusters of people found places on the boardwalk, from Hellam’s Vineyard down to Calico Cupboard. As early as 8 p.m. families set up from the end of Caledonia Street and at pocket park picnic tables and Gilkey Square.

Attendees numbered in the dozens, perhaps...

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