Wednesday, October 27, 2010

In the October 27, 2010 issue

 Talk about indignity! This young La Conner turkey rode to Arlington in a dog carrier in a dog catcher truck! He's having a happier day, today, as a pampered resident at Farmer Brown's Christmas Tree Farm.

A boardwalk on the waterfront
  La Conner town officials are moving quickly to get plans and permits ready to construct a 2,000 to 3,000 foot long boardwalk along the waterfront.
  Residents can stop in at Town Hall to see the artist's renditions of the boardwalk, which is estimated to cost around $3.5 million. 
  The town is already promoting the idea with state, county and federal agencies to put La Conner at the head of the line when government entities start funding economic development plans, perhaps as early as next year.
   Besides providing jobs during its construction, a boardwalk would revitalize the tourism-dependent downtown with a pedestrian "Main Street" to draw tourists past the shops and restaurants on the waterfront.
An artist's rendering of a portion of the proposed boardwalk at its northern end at a small park near the La Conner Marina. More drawings showing the entire stretch are at Town Hall.
Photo by Amylynn Richards
Hailey Hill holds the very best pumpkin in all of Swanson's Farm! Kids are getting ready for Halloween. Tomorrow is the big Halloween Parade followed by trick-or-treating at local stores. And Sunday, on Oct. 31, the Community Halloween Party is at the La Conner Elementary School gym.

From the Police Blotter:
8:33 a.m.: Fraud – Someone went door-to-door selling halibut, but a woman on State Street in La Conner who bought some said the halibut turned out to be chicken. No suspects have been located.
(We don't make this stuff up!)

Read it all in La Conner Weekly News, hot and fresh every Wednesday in news stands all over town.

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