• News for Human Interest

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
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