Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July 7 2010 edition


(If the page looks weird today, it's because Alex is off this week.)

Canoe Journey: A colorful flotilla of traditional Coast Salish canoes came through the channel along the La Conner water front and visited Swinomish as paddlers from throughout Washington and British Columbia make their way to Neah Bay for the 2010 Canoe Journey. -- Photo by Ann Smock, courtesy Swinomish Kee Yoks

Former Mayor Wayne Everton died
Many in La Conner are mourning the death of Wayne Everton, who died on Thursday, July 8, at the age of 83. Wayne was La Conner's Mayor from 2003 to 2008 and was instrumental  in establishing the La Conner Weekly News. He is survived by his wife Bev of La Conner and sons Mitch of Anacortes and Mark of California. Here at the paper, we remember him most for his quick, witty comments and deadpan humor.

A hippie-era artist's colony
By Anna Ferdinand
I was just a child when my mother led me through fields, up and over a forest ridge and along wood-plank walkways to Fishtown. 
We stayed in the small wooden cabin of Tim Skinner, perched on the waterfront where the Skagit River met the bay ....
This is the start of the piece on the "Fishtown and Skagit River" exhibit at the Museum of Northwest Art, woven into a colorful word picture of the time and place in a way that only Anna Ferdinand can tell the story. 
 Fishtown, 1979 -- Photo by David King 
on exhibit at Museum of Northwest Art

The paper is on sale in the red news boxes along Morris and First Streets and also at the gas station, drug store, book store and produce market. Inside you'll find our local talent: Jim's Pull & Be Damned, Mickey's Nuggets from Norway, Anna's wine find, and of course, the ever-popular police blotter.

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