The Flower Lady of La Conner
Story and photo by Sue Phillips
Mary Hedlin grows zinnias, yarrow, bachelor buttons, dahlias, sunflowers, bells of Ireland, straw flowers and lots more in her cutting garden -- acres of color surrounding Hedlin Family Farms produce stand near the La Conner roundabout.
Turkeys 'on the chopping block' (again)
[Sandy Stokes] The town's feathered tourist greeters just can't seem to keep from getting on the fowl side of some hilltop residents, who complain that they are messy, noisy and nasty neighbors.
Three La Conner citizens wrote letters to the town complaining because the sanctioned seven birds had a population explosion when five poults hatched this summer survived. The council will vote on the flock's fate at its next meeting, 6 p.m. on Oct. 6 upstairs at Maple Hall.
Homecoming week at La Conner High
The coronation of the Homecoming Queen and King and their royal court was Monday. See the photo below on Monday's post. The Homecoming Game is Friday against Seattle Lutheran High right here in La Conner at 7 p.m.
Paper won awards!
In case you haven't heard -- we've all been posting all over Facebook all week -- La Conner Weekly News brought home 14 awards from the 123rd Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention held in Wenatchee last weekend. In the Better Newspaper Contest, we took First Place in an advertising category and in several news categories. Alexander Kramer, our young intern reporter, won four of the awards and was recognized as the youngest journalist at the convention. Kramer is now at Western Washington University, where he is majoring in Journalism.
Also in this week's issue: The Plant Lady by Sue Phillips, Jim Smith's Notes from Pull & Be Damned, our ever popular Police Blotter, Mickey Bambrick's entertaining Nuggets from Norway and 'cause someone asked for it, a reprint of Cindy's recipe for elephant stew.
The, ahem, award-winning newspaper is on sale at the drug store, produce market, liquor store and gas station and in news stands all over town!
Don't miss a single issue -- subscriptions are $30 per year (hey! that's only 60 cents per copy) and if you want us to help the High School Boosters, tell us to give $5 of that subscription price to them!