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  • Friday, February 15, 2019
    Burlington – The Port of Skagit recently created and filled a new position to oversee construction and operation of the Port’s fiber optic infrastructure project.   Andrew Entrikin, the Port’s former Community Outreach Administrator, will now take on the new role of Broadband Manager.    Entrikin has been with the Port since 2015, handling all the Port’s public relations, internal ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    An exciting announcement was made at the Skagit Ag Summit this afternoon, that could change the face, and the marketing, of Skagit agriculture.  During a presentation on Innovation, Port of Skagit Executive Director Patsy Martin spoke about enhancing the success of our local agricultural economy, by highlighting the high-quality agricultural products grown and produced within the Skagit Valley.  ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    MINI HOLISTIC FACIAL AND GLO MAKEUP EVENTFEBRUARY 25thReserve your 30 minute spot between the hours of 4-7pm           After analyzing your skin, our highly skilled esthetician will customize your mini facial with a series of targeted treatments. Leave with a holistic prescription of skin care, beauty foods, herbal remedies and well-being rituals ...read more
    Categories: Events, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 06, 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. Tyler Dalton, Trauma Coordinator ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    BURLINGTON, WA – After almost six months of design, re-design, deconstruction and construction, Phase I of the new Children’s Museum space is ready at The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington! The Children’s Museum will close the Cascade Mall location at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2019. To mark the end of the Museum’s time at the Cascade Mall there will be a Going Away Party from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. on ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    BURLINGTON - The Burlington Preservation Advisory Commission in partnership with the Burlington Chamber of Commerce invites you to the opening of a new history exhibit, Burlington Goes Back to School, on Saturday, March 2 from 10:00 to Noon at the Burlington Visitors’ Information Center/Chamber of Commerce, 520 E. Fairhaven Avenue, in downtown Burlington. In addition to the exhibit enjoy listening ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Events, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Washington! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in April 2019! AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Events, Press Release
    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Skagit Valley College is proud to announce that SVC student, Rachelle Himmelman, of Mount Vernon, was honored on January 21st by the Washington Association of College Trustees (ACT) and received the 2019 Transforming Lives award. Rachelle is one of only five community and technical college students in Washington to receive the award this year.     The annual Transforming Lives award recognizes ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Human Interest
    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Journey to 14th Century England as the Skagit Valley College Drama Department continues slashing through Shakespeare’s histories with Richard II, the usurped king from the House of Lancaster. Richard II is a regal and stately tyrant, taxing his subjects and spending to extravagance. Detached from his people and hated by his court, he is remembered as the king with the Hollow Crown, after being ...read more
    Categories: Events, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    BURLINGTON, WA – The Children’s Museum of Skagit County is pleased to share that the Skagit County Lodging Tax Committee made their funding recommendation to the County Commissioners which recommends approval of a $50,000 one-time funding request to the Children’s Museum for their upcoming relocation.   The funds are generated by Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 67.28.180 which is a consumer ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Fundraising
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    Competition in school is common. Teens regularly compete for grades, sports, colleges, and scholarships. Boys & Girls Clubs across the Nation offer youth the opportunity to compete in their annual Youth of the Year Program—but this “competition” is different from the type of competition most youth are used to. Youth of the Year is an opportunity, more than a competition. While only one youth can ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    Skagit Valley Genealogical Society and the Burlington Public Library presents:  An Introduction to Jewish Genealogy with genealogist, Mary Kathryn Kozy BURLINGTON - The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society’s (SVGS) monthly educational program is: “An Introduction to Jewish Genealogy” presented by well-known Puget Sound area genealogist and educator, Mary Kathryn Kozy. In this class you will learn ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Events
    Friday, January 18, 2019
    Burlington – After months of planning and preparation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection service is now available at Skagit Regional Airport.  This new entry service program, which will be available 24 hours a day, will bring great benefit to the Skagit Regional Airport, as well as pilots and travelers flying internationally.  This service has been a longtime goal for the Port of Skagit, and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Economic
    Friday, January 18, 2019
    MOUNT VERNON – The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society (SVGS) is hosting “Nordic Roots” a genealogy seminar featuring experts on Swedish and Viking research. Genealogist Evelyn Roehl will discuss Swedish American and Sweden based records and research methods. Viking historian Torolf Torgerson will discuss the cultural influences of the Vikings and Norse naming patterns.  Nordic Roots will be held ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release
    Thursday, January 17, 2019
    Whether it was teaching about the convergence of color, texture, and scale in the art studio, or mentoring a new artist as they take the next step in their creative pathway, Eve Deisher was a beloved instructor who taught studio art, design, and art history at Skagit Valley College.      Sadly, Eve passed away in January 2017, after a two-year journey battling cancer, but her passion for the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, January 17, 2019
    With another cold winter expected this year, our team brainstormed ways to help the community. Our hearts immediately went to the issue of kids in need without warm winter clothing, so we hosted our 2nd Annual Winter Coat Drive in December!  We’re excited to have partnered again with local community outreach organizations. Working with the YMCA® gives confidence that the donated items will get ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
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