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    Monday, August 19, 2019
    The following HealthQuest programs are provided by Skagit Regional Health:    Holiday Crafters Wanted at the 2019 Employee Association Craft Fair This fair has been growing the past several years to include a variety of arts, crafts, collectibles and delicious treats. The craft fair will held near the North entrance of Skagit Valley Hospital down the main hallway of the hospital. To become a ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Monday, August 19, 2019
    On Saturday, August 24th, Skagit Speedway will host the first ever, Bicycle Extravaganza for children ages 2-12 yrs old.    As we near the end of the 65th Season at Skagit Speedway, we want to ensure children continue to play outside and enjoy the same atmosphere we offer here at the speedway.    The Bicycle Extravaganza started with a goal of 50 bicycles, it has turned into 200 bicycles ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, August 16, 2019
    The American Legion in Burlington is looking for someone with experience in securing grants for nonprofits. We are choosing to ask for this specific skill set in place of monetary donations. While monetary donations are ALWAYS welcome and accepted, someone with this type of experience and knowledge would be of far greater benefit to our organization. If you have this type of experience or ...read more
    Categories: Fundraising, Community
    Thursday, August 15, 2019
    We need your help! Bring us your extra zucchinis and gourds! All shapes and sizes welcome! Burlington Parks and Recreation is collecting zucchinis for the upcoming Burlington Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Pitch scheduled for Saturday, September 28 10am-4pm. Thousands of gourds and Zucchinis are needed to supply the Zucchini Car Race activity booth. Drop your zucchinis off at 900 E. Fairhaven ...read more
    Categories: Events, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    Community Action of Skagit County will celebrate it’s 40 anniversary on October 10, 2019 with the annual Spirit of Hope event at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge located in Anacortes.  The 5 pm dinner event features an inspiring keynote presenter and this year we are honored to welcome Dick Durrance.  Dick Durrance’s first assignment as a photographer was published as a 45 page cover story in ...read more
    Categories: Events, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    Grants strengthen bold initiatives serving vulnerable young peoplein local communities across the state, including 23 rural counties OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Office of Homeless Youth has awarded $11 million to enable communities across the state to respond to more young people in need of stable housing and support. The grants boost services and resources in 30 ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Human Interest
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    The following HealthQuest programs are provided by Skagit Regional Health:  Stop the Bleed®: What Everyone Should Know to Stop Bleeding After an Injury During this free, hands-on training you will learn various ways to control life-threatening bleeding after an individual has sustained an injury from an everyday emergency, man-made or from a natural disaster. You will be given a list of items ...read more
    Monday, August 12, 2019
    BURLINGTON – The newly formed Burlington Historical Society in partnership with the Burlington Historic Preservation Advisory Commission and the Burlington Chamber of Commerce  and Visitors Information Center are hosting the opening of a new history exhibit, “Burlington’s Bounty: Our Farming Heritage.” The exhibit opens on Saturday, September 7 at 10:30am at the Burlington Visitors Information ...read more
    Categories: Events, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Thursday, August 08, 2019
    Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Classes consist of six sessions held once a week.  Two ...read more
    Categories: Events, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
    Thursday, August 08, 2019
    Medicare 101 Class Do you need help comparing or choosing a Medicare plan? Skagit Regional Health, along with MedicareCompareUSA®, will offer a series of upcoming Medicare 101 sessions. No charge, but pre-registration is required by calling 360-814-2424.Sept 20 (FRI) Noon – 2 p.m. Skagit Valley Hospital San Juan Conference Room     New Mom’s Group This group is led by a Family Birth ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events, Education
    Wednesday, August 07, 2019
    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County will be opening their fourth new location in the last 12 months in Burlington (AUGUST, 6, BURLINGTON, WA) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County was recently awarded more than $1 million in 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) federal funds to operate a program at Allen School in the Burlington-Edison School District beginning this fall. ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, August 06, 2019
    Stop the Bleed®: What Everyone Should Know to Stop Bleeding After an Injury During this free, hands-on training you will learn various ways to control life-threatening bleeding after an individual has sustained an injury from an everyday emergency, man-made or from a natural disaster. You will be given a list of items to create your own Stop the Bleed® emergency kit. The American College of ...read more
    Categories: Education, Events
    Tuesday, August 06, 2019
    MOUNT VERNON -- The Skagit Women's Alliance and Network has announced its finalists for 2019 Women of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and Rising Swan awards. The finalists for Women of the Year include Skagit Valley College Faculty Claudia Avendano-Ibarra, 4H Program Director Dorothy Elsner, Mount Vernon Downtown Association Executive Director Ellen Gamson, Brigid Collins Skagit Program Director ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events
    Friday, August 02, 2019
    To our Language Exchange team of four Interpreter Coordinators, we are delighted to add Thais Beccaro. Thais was a volunteer at Burlington Community Center, when Jackie Cress said “Wow, I have someone for you!”  Thais worked in Brazil from 2000 to 2018 for IBM, serving as a Foreign Trade Program Manager and in Global Logisitic Business Controls. With a business degree and strong computer skills as ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Economic
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    Board Member Spotlight: Cate Anderson of the Children's Museum of Skagit County Hailing from the mid-west and Pennsylvania originally, Cate moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2003. She graduated from Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV, 1985, also completed her Montessori Primary Teaching Program in 1985 from Scarsdale, NY. While a student and serving as a Montessori preschool teacher and child ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    United Way of Skagit County presented Ann Caldwell, President of the  NW Washington Region of US Bank, with the Ted Reep Award last week at the Friends of United Way Skagit County Garden Party.  The award is given annually to a volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to United Way.    Board president Andrew Entrikin, Broadband Manager, Port of Skagit, presented the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – The Skagit Valley College (SVC) Athletic Department is pleased to announce that it has selected former SVC basketball player Carl Howell as Men’s Basketball Head Coach. He began working with the Cardinals on July 22 in preparation for the 2019-20 season. In addition to his coaching duties, Carl will help SVC students with their academic planning.      “I am truly honored to ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    Cash-filled piggy banks and pay it forward stories can lead to a lucky winner’s personal paradise.  Bellingham, WA – July 30, 2019 –Peoples Bank announced its newest campaign, “Pigs in Paradise,” to underscore the importance of both saving and giving back to the community. On Thursday, August 1, 2019, 200 piggy banks will be hidden within one mile of each of Peoples Bank’s 23 branches located in  ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, July 29, 2019
    The start of the school year will be brighter for approximately 1,200 students and their families, thanks to the Christian Community of Skagit County and their sponsorship of the Back to School Blessing on Saturday, August 10th hosted by Skagit Valley College. The event will take place at the Gary Tollefson Plaza from 8:00 am until supplies run out. Student(s) must be present to receive ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fundraising, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, July 29, 2019
    The Burlington Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting applications for 2020 Lodging Tax Funds through August 30, 2019.  The Burlington City Council established a Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) in 1994 to distribute Lodging Tax Funds to organizations that will promote, encourage and increase tourism within the City of Burlington. The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is represented by ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, July 22, 2019
    Blood DriveAUG 27 (TUE) 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (except 10 – 11 a.m.) Skagit Valley Hospital – Mount Vernon 300 Hospital Parkway –mobile bus Pre-registration required by calling 1-800-398-7888.  Stop the Bleed®: What Everyone Should Know to Stop Bleeding After an Injury During this free, hands-on training you will learn various ways to control life-threatening bleeding after an individual has ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events, Education
    Friday, July 19, 2019
    BURLINGTON, WA – Mark your calendars for August 31, 2019!! The Children’s Museum of Skagit County will unveil the final phases of their construction and move to The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington in a day-long celebration beginning at 10:00am on August 31st. In addition to experiencing the new Museum spaces, the annual Full STEAM Ahead event will take place, so there will be many opportunities for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Events
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