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  • Monday, January 13, 2020
    The Skagit Valley College Drama Department presents The Marx Brothers smash hit, THE COCOANUTS, in the Phillip Tarro Theatre. Music by Irving Berlin, book by George S. Kaufman.      The SVC Marx Brothers, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo and Groucho, are featured in this gag-filled musical featuring jazz-age gems by Irving Berlin. Pull up a chair in Groucho’s flea bag Florida hotel, as he attempts to hawk ...read more
    Categories: Events, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, January 09, 2020
    Skagit Valley College (SVC) and the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County (EDASC) are pleased to announce their continued partnership in the highly successful Leadership Skagit program. SVC President Tom Keegan and EDASC CEO John Sternlicht have signed a cooperative agreement that formalizes their commitment to providing vibrant, relevant, and innovative programming that will continue to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, January 09, 2020
    BABYSITTING BASICS Learn all the basic skills needed to be a great babysitter! Topics include: age characteristics of children, behavior management, general infant and toddler care, play ideas, safety issues and what to do in emergency situations. Also, helpful information on finding sitting jobs and how to work with parents to ensure success. Basic first aid is covered (no CPR) with a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events, Press Release
    Monday, January 06, 2020
    The median sales price of a Skagit County home rose 7.9% to $374,500 in 2019, according to Shelah Inman of Brown McMillen Real Estate. Inman prepared a year-end report based on data from the Northwest Washington Multiple Listing Service.   “While not the double-digit gains of 11.3% in 2018 and 11.1% in 2017, we still had strong demand for Skagit County homes in 2019,” Inman said.   The changes ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
    Monday, December 30, 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: Community, Events, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, December 26, 2019
    SEATTLE | DECEMBER 12, 2019. Eva Gordon was a hard-working woman who was ahead of her time. Having lived a long and happy life she had few regrets, save one: not having a formal education herself.  “If I had a scholarship when I got out of high school, I could have done so much more,” Gordon said in a 2013 profile by South Seattle College.  Thanks to a generous gift of nearly $10 million from ...read more
    Categories: Education, Fundraising, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, December 26, 2019
    BELLINGHAM, Wash. – PeaceHealth announced that Krista Touros, MBA, has been named chief financial officer of the PeaceHealth Northwest network.  Touros will be responsible for all aspects of financial management for PeaceHealth’s medical centers in Bellingham, Sedro-Woolley, and Friday Harbor, Washington, and Ketchikan, Alaska. Touros comes to PeaceHealth with a proven track record in financial ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, December 26, 2019
    Community Action of Skagit County will feature Ryan Dowd at their March 25, 2020 Have a Heart for Community event at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge.   9 aMr. Dowd is the author of “The Librarians Guide to Homelessness” and runs one of the largest homeless shelters outside of Chicago in the United States.  Attendees will learn how to compassionately, confidently and effectively address problematic ...read more
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