• News for Community

  • Monday, May 16, 2022
    The Port of Skagit is undertaking a feasibility study to redevelop the La Conner Marina, to make better use of the property and create more economic opportunities for the marina and community.   The La Conner Marina was constructed in 1970 with the development of the south basin, followed by the completion of the north basin in 1978.   The goal was to create a much needed small-boat harbor to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, May 13, 2022
    WELCOME TO THE 2022 SEASON!!We are excited to have you back for the 2022 season of the Mount Vernon Farmers Market. The market will run Saturdays, May 14th to October 8th from 9AM to 2PM at the Riverwalk Plaza. THIS SEASONThis season we look forward to bringing back live music and cooking demos as well as continuing our work with local nonprofits. This weeks kids booth is the Mount Vernon Robotics ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Events
    Friday, May 13, 2022
    Please save the date and join us in supporting Skagit Adult Day Program, The Bradford House and The Gentry House for their annual Vibes in the Vineyard fundraising event at Tulip Valley Winery on July 23rd, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. By attending VIBES IN THE VINYARD, you allow community members with dementia to live with dignity and support for their families. Don't miss music by Moma ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Events, Fundraising
    Thursday, May 12, 2022
    If your child would like to play soccer in the fall, please note that registration is open now through June 30. The B-EYS recreational league is for children ages 5-13; all skill levels are welcome. Interested in supporting youth soccer in Burlington? Consider one of the following ways to join in:Team SponsorshipTeam Coach or AssistantTeam Manager Have questions? Please contact us. We're ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, May 12, 2022
    Want to play Co-Ed Junior Sand Volleyball League this summer? Have a teen in your life who could use a boost to their social calendar? You've come to the right place! This co-ed league is open to kids in 7th to 12th grade (ages 13-19). A six-week season beginning June 21 will include games on Tuesday nights from 6-9pm at the Rotary Park Sand Volleyball Courts in Burlington. Form your team and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, May 12, 2022
    Burlington, WA – Heritage Flight Museum is honored to announce the arrival of a moon rock for display as part of the NASA “Ambassador of Exploration” program. This exclusive program was established for astronauts to select a venue to receive and display important pieces of space exploration history. The Heritage Flight Museum in Burlington, Washington is the latest on that highly exclusive list, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Fun Facts, Press Release, Events
    Wednesday, May 11, 2022
    Skagit Valley College to host annual SVC Powwow Saturday, May 21 (Mount Vernon, Wash.) –– Skagit Valley College (SVC) will host the annual SVC Powwow on Saturday, May 21, in Tollefson Plaza on the Mount Vernon campus.    The SVC Powwow will include drummers, dancers, and participants in regalia from across the U.S. and Canada. Admission and parking are free. Doors open to the public at ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Events
    Tuesday, May 10, 2022
    Skagit Women’s Alliance and Network (SWAN) is seeking Woman of the Year and Rising SWAN nominations! SWAN is a non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing women in Skagit County for their contributions to our community. We hope to honor them with the accolades that they often never receive by publicly awarding them at our Woman of the Year event. Nominations are due June 30, 2022. To ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 10, 2022
    Helping Hands 2nd annual Leaders Inspiring Leaders event takes place on June 25th at the Heritage Flight Museum, and we invite you to join us! Last year this event was inspirational, but it helped raise $100,000 to support Helping Hands programs, and this year, with your help, we hope to raise even more. Listed below are the ticket options to attend. We hope to see you there! VIP — $500(56 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Events, Fundraising
    Monday, May 09, 2022
    A CELEBRATION OF MOUNTAIN LIFE The Concrete Chamber is pleased to announce that we’re finally able to host the first Mountain Film Festival in Concrete after two years of cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event is Jun 2-5, 2022, at the Concrete Theatre in our Historic Town Center. It’s a celebration of mountains -- near and far -- through movies, multimedia presentations, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Events
    Thursday, May 05, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFarmers Market Vouchers Available Beginning June 1 for Eligible Seniors  Beginning Wednesday, June 1, the Skagit County Senior Nutrition Program will have a limited number of Farmers Market Vouchers available for Skagit County seniors, age 60 years or older (55+ if Native American/Alaska Native), who meet certain income requirements. A monthly income requirement of $2,096 or ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 27, 2022
    Hello, We hope you can join us May 5th at Skagit Landing (the restaurant up at the Port of Skagit) for an action planning session to put together some proposals to the county for the ongoing agritourism and ag rezoning decisions on the county docket.   We'll plan on starting at 9:30am and going to 1:30pm with a no-host working lunch at noon. We'll hear briefly from experts in a couple of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, April 22, 2022
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded small nonfarm businesses in nine Washington counties of the May 20, 2022, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low‑interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, April 22, 2022
    Burlington Parks and Rec is partnering with Skagit Skate to host our very first Junior Skate Date with Mom! This event takes place at Skagit Skate on Sunday, May 1 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  This is a new event just for moms and sons. If your son loves to skate (or wants to give it a try!), this will be a great bonding opportunity and a chance to try something new together. Maybe it's been a few ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Press Release, Events
    Friday, April 22, 2022
    In Florida, a U.S. district judge struck down the mandate on Monday, meaning masks on airplanes and other mass transit are no longer required at the federal level.  Major airlines and many of the busiest airports rushed to drop their masking requirements on Monday after the Transportation Security Administration promptly announced it would not enforce the January 2021 security directive.  Here’s ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, April 22, 2022
    ATTIC is excited to announce that our annual fundraiser is coming up this Saturday, 4/23, from 10 am to 12 pm. This virtual event will be livestreamed from www.facebook.com/WVSATTIC and will feature student talent shows, video resumes, community partners, and auction results! We have 19 different baskets available to bid on, from Seahawks tickets to a night at the Chuckanut Deckhouse to a sweet ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Fundraising
    Friday, April 22, 2022
    (Mount Vernon, Wash.) –– Skagit Valley College, Washington State University, Western Washington University, Central Washington University, and Eastern Washington University honored young multicultural leaders from Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties April 14 at the 22nd annual Champions of Diversity awards ceremony. The celebration was held at McIntyre Hall on SVC’s Mount Vernon campus. An ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Press Release