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    Monday, July 15, 2019
    LA CONNER---The 115th Annual Skagit County Pioneer Association Picnic and General Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Pioneer Park, near the Rainbow Bridge in La Conner.There will be live music on the grounds, historic photographs displayed for this year's Honored Families, vintage vehicles, much available historic information, and opportunities to reminisce with old-timers and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events
    Friday, July 12, 2019
    What a couple of nights under the Skagit sky! This year, Keys for Kids provided a unique experience that will linger long after the final note was played on Saturday night, with stories of both evenings sure to be re-told countless times year after year. Over the weekend, 250 Club supporters came together and raised more than $100,000 to create opportunities for those kids and teens to realize ...read more
    Categories: Events, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, July 11, 2019
    The Burlington Parks and Recreation Department has launched its FREE summer program that will focus on getting citizens outside, enjoying our parks, learning/experiencing new activities, being active , engaging with city staff and community resource agencies.  This traveling program will move to a different location near you each week with exciting activities, games, and community partners. More ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events
    Monday, July 08, 2019
    The Skagit Valley College (SVC) Athletic Department is pleased to announce that Cam Weaver, former SVC Men’s Soccer player, and the 1988 Men’s Basketball team, have been inducted into the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) 2019 Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held in Olympia, Washington.      Cam Weaver came to Skagit Valley College in 2002 from Kentwood High School and played soccer ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Monday, July 08, 2019
    In the photo from left to right:  Sandra Jensen, executive Director of Country Meadow Village, Jackie Cress, Meals on Wheels, Renee Corcoran, Meals on Wheels, David Bricka, program director Country Meadow Village, Kelli Perry and Ellen Schweigert of Meals on Wheels.  Village Concepts of Sedro-Woolley at Country Meadow Village executive director Sandra Jensen and program director David Bricka ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Fundraising, Press Release
    Monday, July 08, 2019
    A strong housing market continued in Skagit County in the second quarter, pushing its median sales price near $400,000, according to a local real-estate broker.   The median sales price of a Skagit County home was $380,000 in the second quarter, up 11.1% from the second quarter of 2018, according to Shelah Inman of Muljat Group Brown McMillen. Inman prepared the quarterly report based on data ...read more
    Categories: Papers-Research, Economic, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 03, 2019
    Oak Harbor Washington USA • July 1, 2019 Flyers Restaurant and Brewery claimed  2 golds and 1 bronze medal in 2 recent brewing competitions.  The North American Brewers Awards announced May 31st. Flyers claimed Gold for Spitfire Best Bitter in the Ordinary Bitter / Best Bitter category. This is the 8th time Spitfire has won an award at a state, national or international beer competition in the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019
    Get your tickets today!  We need to order the food!Skagit City School PicnicJuly 14  1 to 4 PM  Skagit City School, 17508 Moore Road, Mt VernonOn Fir Island    Picnic on the grounds of the historic Skagit City School! Live music, games and fun!  We will be celebrating the placing of the bell in the cupola.  Bring the family for a wonderful afternoon!  Tickets:  $22 Admission, $5 Children under ...read more
    Categories: Events, Community
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019
    BURLINGTON -- Limited spots are still available for sponsorship and participation in the 32nd Annual EDASC Golf Tournament & 19th Hole Awards Dinner set for July 19 at Avalon Golf Links.Register your scramble team today to receive your set of golfer goodie bags, lunch, fees, carts and awards dinner tickets. Contact us if your company would like to donate swag to the goodie bags. The golf ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019
    Puget Sound Energy is partnering with Burlington Chamber of Commerce to help small businesses save money by using less energy.  PSE representatives will be in downtown Burlington on July 23 and 24 to offer qualifying small business customers free energy efficiency assessments. Eligible businesses under 10,000 sf may be able to take advantage of easy upgrades that save on their energy bill, such ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Economic, Events
    Monday, July 01, 2019
    Bellingham, WA – June 25, 2019 – Peoples Bank announced that it awarded Northwest Youth Services (NWYS) a $25,000 Peoples Bank Impact Grant to support operation of The Ground Floor, a day center for youth experiencing homelessness. Located in the basement of the First Congregational Church on Cornwall, the 3,445 square foot facility offers support services and supplies to young people ages 13 to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
    Monday, July 01, 2019
    The following HealthQuest programs are provided by Skagit Regional Health:    Doc Talk: Neurological Symposium - Life After a Stroke Please join us for the third session in our educational series. This symposium will be focused on life after a stroke. Individuals who are stroke survivors, family members and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Information and presentations will be focused on ...read more
    Categories: Events, Education
    Monday, July 01, 2019
    BURLINGTON – The community is invited to explore the world of aviation on July 13, 2019 at Heritage Flight Museum.   The Port of Skagit is partnering with Heritage Flight Museum to host the port’s Community Aviation Day in conjunction with the museum’s July Fly Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   The Port of Skagit is sponsoring admission for the museum’s July Fly Day, so the event will be FREE to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events
    Friday, June 28, 2019
    Severalhundredstudents, familymembers, andfriendsattendedthe 62ndannualSkagitValleyCollege (SVC) MountVernonCampusHonorsReceptionon June 12thinMcIntyreHall. BetweentheMountVernonandtheWhidbeyIslandCampusceremoniesthisyear, over $450kinscholarshipswereawarded to SVC students.      SVC President Dr. Tom Keegan awarded 20 students with the President’s Medal for outstanding academic achievement. To ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, June 28, 2019
    Two exceptional Skagit Valley College students, Danial Kahn (of Burlington) and Jordon Heppner (of Granite Falls), received SVC’s largest scholarship, the Sydney S. McIntyre, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Tessea McIntyre-Smith, daughter of the late Sydney S. McIntyre, Jr., along with her daughter Crystal and granddaughter Brenna, made the scholarship announcement at the Mount Vernon Campus Honors ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    Board Member Spotlight: Kim Walley of Peoples BankBurlington Branch Direct Line: (360) 404-2201 kim.walley@peoplesbank-wa.com  I have 28 years of experience in the financial services industry and I am currently VP Branch Manager at Peoples Bank in Burlington, working with both consumers and local Businesses to help define, plan and implement strategies/products/services for success and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    Burlington's Newest Hotel, La Quinta Inn & Suites, is opening on Wednesday, June 26th. At our pet-friendly hotel, you’ll appreciate free high-speed WiFi, a fitness center, and indoor pool. Our everyday essentials and signature Here for You service shine bright. Each non-smoking guest room features a mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, flat-screen HDTV, desk, ironing amenities, and hair ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Events
    Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    Comfort Suites in Burlington is having their grand opening celebration and open house on Thursday, July 18th, from 4pm-6pm. Stop by for room tours, and food and beverages provided by Comfort Suites.   Burlington Meeting Spaces With well-appointed Burlington meeting space, business-friendly accommodations and a helpful and friendly staff, the only way to go is the Comfort Suites® Burlington ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Events
    Monday, June 24, 2019
    Doc Talk: Neurological Symposium - Life After a Stroke Please join us for the third session in our educational series. This symposium will be focused on life after a stroke. Individuals who are stroke survivors, family members and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Information and presentations will be focused on stroke prevention, managing depression and rehabilitation after a stroke. ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Events
    Monday, June 24, 2019
    We are hosting an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 10, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. You will hear about our next exciting project - 5 new homes for purchase that will be available in Channel Cove, La Conner, Washington. You will learn about: • The individual homes & their preliminary costs • The timeline • How to obtain a down payment • The process toward home ownership through Home Trust of ...read more
    Categories: Education, Economic, Events
    Monday, June 24, 2019
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County’s 24th Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by Blade Chevrolet, will be held at Avalon Golf Links (19345 Kelleher Road, Burlington, WA  98233) on Friday, August 9th. Lunch at 11, followed by games, shotgun/scramble begins at 1PM, with dinner served after the tournament. Cost is $125 for individual players and $500 for a team of four. One of the premier golf outings ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fundraising, Events
    Friday, June 21, 2019
    Resident Care Director of Village Concepts Country Meadow Village of Sedro-Woolley Caroline Davis was recently honored with the Assisted Living Nurse of the Year Award for Washington State.  The award was presented at the Washington Health Care Association’s Annual Quality Awards Luncheon in Vancouver Washington at the Hilton Hotel.  It recognizes an “assisted living nurse who demonstrates ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Sundays from 1 to 3 PMDeparting from the dock at La Conner Channel Lodge  $39 adults, $19.50 youth 6 to 17, under 6 freePurchase tickets at www.whales.com Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as you cruise. Snacks and alcoholic beverages available aboard Chinook.  No outside alcohol allowed.  Join us as we partner with San Juan Cruises for an enjoyable afternoon cruising the Swinomish Channel and ...read more
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