Wednesday, April 4, 2012

in the April 4, 2012 issue

Photo by Jane Godfrey
Marilynn Olson, far right, has today's story explaining why she and her Soroptimist International colleagues, Linda Talman Debi Demigilio, Monica Todd-Klopfer and Maureen Harlan strung up 130 bras to "Free the Girls." 

Photo by Adrian Sharpe
Toons of talent
Writer Adrian Sharpe has crafted a profile of La Conner artist Bob Abrams, who spent a career as a film animator for Hollywood studios including Disney and Warner Bros. He's retired from drawing the likes of Daffy Duck, but he hasn't put away his easel and paint brushes. 

New Pavers at La Conner High
The La Conner High School Booster Club is selling tiles in a new quad to those who wish to commemorate an athlete, student, family, or local business. Pavers will be sold for $75 each. Graduating seniors get the discount price of $50.
Order forms are available at the High School office and also the La Conner Weekly News office or can be downloaded from the school district’s website at – follow the link to “extracurricular” and from there to “Booster Club.”

Photo by Don Coyote
PARTY ANIMALS – These mooching pooches were among several canines who “crashed” a party for retiring Station House owner Rich Wells on Saturday night. The new owners took over on Sunday, and have been working day and night giving the place a make-over.  They plan to re-open the Station House restaurant on  Friday. 

Photo by Don Coyote
GREAT MUSIC – Singers Patti Allen and Kathi McDonald performed with the Swinomish Blues Revue at Maple Hall on Sunday. The musicians, including bluesman Nick Vigarino, (in photo below) Terry Nelson, Chris Leighton and Rob Moitoza drew rave reviews from those who attended.  

Photo by Don Coyote

Photo by Don Coyote
After the show, Amara Grace of La Conner sat down at the piano and entertained the crowd some more. 

See Jim Smith's review of the Swinomish Blues Revue show in today's Notes from Pull & Be Damned.

From the Police Blotter:
    10:22 p.m.: Wacky washer – A report of a disobedient washing machine caused someone to call 911 from the 900 block of Maple Avenue in La Conner. The caller was referred to the Housing Authority for the complex.
    10:39 p.m.: Leaky laundry – A second call was placed about the same utility problem in the 900 block of Maple Avenue in La Conner. A downstairs apartment had water coming in through the ceiling.

The newspaper hit the streets today and is available at the usual places, including in our office where you can often get a little fresh gossip to go with it. Or subscribe and have it delivered. 466-3315.

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