Wednesday, May 4, 2011

In the May 4, 2011 issue...

Fowl fugitive caught in town bathroom
   Writer M. Sharon Baker has the tale of another La Conner turkey capture -- this time a young tom was hiding out in the town's public restroom on Morris Street when the Public Works crew nabbed him and booked him into the turkey detention facility. Read all about it in today's paper!

Photo by Kirsten Morse
Wow! And we live here!
The end of the rainbow also marked the end of tulip season in this image captured after Monday's rainstorm.
Town earns better flood insurance rating
La Conner residents should call their insurance companies right now and ask for cheaper flood insurance.
The town just received notification from FEMA contractor that the town’s the flood risk rating has improved. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating Service website, the new rating means homeowners can now get a 15 percent discount off the base price of their federal flood insurance premiums. Details in today's paper!

 There really is a good explanation for this. La Conner Chamber of Commerce Director Marci Plank is putting out  the word out that from now until June 15, you can pick out a pretty post card and the state will e-mail it to a recipient of your choice inviting them to come and visit. Do it for a chance to win free airline tickets! Go to and try it out.
A focus on tourism
Writer Mary Evitt has the story on a local effort to keep visitors coming to La Conner and neighboring cities. With the Washington State Tourism office closing next month, local tourism leaders have come up with a plan to raise money to promote the area. It's all in today's paper.

Photo by Scott McDade
All eyes are on Elizabeth Bennet, played by Zoe Fejeran, left, who is ignoring the withering glance of the disapproving Lady Catherine de Bourgh, played by Madison Smith, seated next to Amber Drye, who plays her daughter. Standing are Amanda Grant cast as Charlotte, Alex Tzedakis in the role of Mr. Collins, Brandon Drye as Mr. Darcy and Christian Johnston as Mr. Fitzwilliam. 

"Pride & Prejudice" opens Friday
La Conner High School students will perform the classic tale, Pride and Prejudice – a play based on one of the most popular love stories ever written. Opening night is Friday.
Curtain times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at La Conner Auditorium. Tickets are $5, and are available at the door. For reserved seats, call 466-3171. 
Drama Coach Scott McDade has all the details about the production, cast and stage crew in today's paper.

From the Police Blotter:
12:19 p.m.: Civil – A woman reported that a farmer was spreading manure on a field near the baseball field at La Conner High School while a game was in progress and she wanted him to stop. The deputy did not stop the farmer because it is not against the law to do farm work in a farming community. Seriously.

Pick up the paper in all the usual spots.
Bonus: There is a $5 coupon good at Sebo's Hardware on page 6 and El Gitano has a special Cinco De Mayo special with a coupon good for a half-price entree. (Muy bueno!)  


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