Tuesday, June 7, 2011

In the June 8, 2011 issue...

Tribe seeks industrial zone in neighborhood
The La Conner Town Council could decide on Tuesday to allow a change to the town’s comprehensive plan that would designate land in the Caledonia Street neighborhood for industrial use.
The 5½ acres is presently zoned for commercial use and is owned by the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe which bought the land in 2009 for its fishing operation. Upper Skagit has recently requested that the zoning be changed to industrial.
 Photo by Amylynn Richards
 ‘Hard court press’ 
rolls into La Conner
Writer Amylynn Richards explains what was going on at 6th and Morris streets in La Conner on Saturday, when artists teamed up with a road roller to make prints from carvings created by Swinomish youth.
Local artist Theodora Jonsson, orchestrated the event, which featured live music and heavy equipment pressing out art prints.

 Photo by Pat Doran
Arne Svendsen operating the "printing press" in the street.

Photo by Pat Doran
One of the artists on hand for Saturday's event, noted Swinomish carver Kevin Paul, looks over the art prints made with the road roller.
Politicking season again

This is the week when people who say they’re running for public offices in Skagit County put their signatures on their promises. Candidates have until 4:30 p.m. on Friday to file to have their names on the November General Election ballot. 
La Conner area residents will elect a town Mayor, two Town Council members, three School Board members and a Fire District 13 commissioner. Click here to view the latest information on who's challenging who. Hint: It won't be boring around here this fall!

  Photo by Bill Stokes
These traveling thespians just kind of jump out of their cars and start acting.  Shakespeare Northwest members gave a free performance in Pioneer Park in La Conner on Saturday. They're promoting their upcoming Shakespeare Festival which will be a big production at the Black Rock Amphitheater, a converted quarry on land owned by Rexville Grange. Shakespeare Festival starts on July 7. Check out their website for the details.

From the Police Blotter:
12:57 p.m.: Found property – Deputies recovered two bicycles left behind a business on Maple Avenue. It turned out the bikes belonged to two kids who left them there on purpose and didn’t ride them the rest of the way to school because the school has a bicycle helmet rule.

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