Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Week of May 5th

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

What you can find in this week's copy:

Blacktop Omelet - Most eggs were goners when the La Conner Elementary School students held their annual science fair experimental egg drop. Some students were shocked at the outcome. Pictured here from left are Gavin Brown, Luke Lowry, Katie Wilkins, Bryce Bolsinger, in back, Elijah Porter, under a hat, Daniel Rapada, in front, and Kennedy Miller. 
[Photo by Amylynn Richards]

Our Miss Brooks -- 1950's sitcom on school stage - Scott McDade
Our Miss Brooks, one of the most popular comedies of all time, returns to La Conner auditorium this week for five performances, Thursday through Sunday. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. There are two matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. 
You can order tickets--$5 a seat-- in advance by calling the District Office (360) 466-3171

Wild 'N Crazy Birds - This is the good ship Tangywasser, owned by Gary Baugh, who, with his brother Bill, put on feathers to become the Flying Flamingo Brothers, delighting spectators for Saturday's Swinomish Yacht Club opening day boat parade on Swinomish Channel. The parade theme was "Get Your Flamingo On," and the Baugh brothers' creation took first place.
[Photo by Steve Elston]

A new way to hire teachers: Let the kids decide - Amylynn Richards
Applicants for teaching jobs in La Conner School District need to impress more than just school administrators--they have to pass muster with students. As part of a new program this year, 19 high school students were included on panels to interview prospective teachers for four positions at the middle and high school.

Tribe and state team up for island park - Sandy Stokes
The on-again, off-again purchase of a small island for a state park near La Conner is back on the State Parks and Recreation Commission agenda this week. Recommended for commission approval on Thursday is a deal that would make the state and Swinomish Indian Tribal Community co-owners of the 97-acre property that is presently in private ownership and lies within the boundaries of the Swinomish Reservation.

 Now Showing - This work of art is the "Slippa Quilt" and part of the Collaborative Journey exhibit on display now at La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum.
[Photo courtesy of the museum]

Fireworks Fund

The goal this year to raise money for this year's Fourth of July fireworks show was $4,700. Marci Plank from the Chamber of Commerce says the show is for certain, with $4,705 donated total by:
  • Dunlap Towing
  • WAVE Broadband
  • Shelter Bay Community
  • La Conner Country Inn
  • La Conner Pub & Eatery
  • La Conner Yacht Sales
  • La Conner Weekly News
  • Nell Thorn Restaurant
  • Pionner Potatoes & Thulen Farms
  • Olive Shoope & Ginger Grater
  • Garry and Zayna Cline
  • Corky and Carol Erikson
  • Dana and Charles Heald
  • Janis Hatch
  • Liz Theaker
  • Rotary Club of La Conner
  • Soroptomist International of La Conner
  • Swinomish Yacht Club

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