RIFFING IN THE NEW YEAR – If it is the evening of Dec. 31 in La Conner, there is probably a fundraising dance in Maple Hall for the La Conner live Sunday concert series in Gilkey Square. The Chris Eger band once again took the stage. "We are thrilled to once again be celebrating a new year with our Skagit Valley friends in La Conner. Supporting the summer concert series, which we have been a part of since the beginning, is a fantastic bonus to the evening and a win for everyone!" reflected Eger.