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Amazing Grace: La Conner centenarian celebrates 100th birthday

As a youth, Grace Hubbard experienced history.

As an adult, she helped make history.

And now, having completed her first century of life, the local icon is keenly focused on the here and now, checking off a diverse to-do list of activities at La Conner Retirement Inn and the community's senior center as well as outings with longstanding friends.

Shortly after her 100th birthday this month, Hubbard enjoyed dinner with one of those friends, Joan Cross, former owner of Balance Point Physical Therapy.

"I met her when we were agitating," Hubbard says, a wide smile across her face, referring to the...


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