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Mount Vernon Elected Officials to Take Oath of Office

By Jeremy Kindlund | December 18, 2019 |

MOUNT VERNON—A swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday December 30, at 10 a.m. for City of Mount Vernon officials who were elected to office in November. Mayor Jill Boudreau, Councilmember Erin Moberg (Ward 1), Councilmember Mark Hulst (Ward 2), and Councilmember Mary Hudson (Ward 3) were all chosen by voters to retain their respective…

YaY Novelty Offers 50% off YaYbag JUMBO

By Jeremy Kindlund | December 18, 2019 |

Due to many low-quality reusable bags being pushed into the market, YaY Novelty recently created a “Quality Reusable Bags Movement” because it’s important to inspire and encourage all to use quality reusable bags. This step alone could save the lives of more than a million seabirds and over 100,000 marine animals every year and help…

Village Concepts Country Meadow Village Donates $2,300 to Helping Hands Food Bank

By Jeremy Kindlund | December 18, 2019 |

On behalf of the residents and staff of Village Concepts Country Meadow Village, executive director Sandra Jensen and program director David Bricka presented $2,300.00 to Miranda Wilson, executive assistant of the Helping Hands Food Bank and Solution Center at the local retirement community’s annual Christmas Party.  Nate Vandenburg, long time food bank volunteer and Village…

Skagit Valley College Marketing and Communications earns seven marketing and public relations awards

By Jeremy Kindlund | December 16, 2019 |

The Skagit Valley College Marketing and Communications team is proud to announce they won seven marketing and public relations awards — including one Gold — at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 7 fall conference, that was held in Friday Harbor, Washington. The SVC team was honored in the following categories: [Newsletter] — Gold [Communication…

Spoil your pops on Father’s Day with tickets to Skagit Pops!

By Jeremy Kindlund | December 16, 2019 |

Spoil your pops on Father’s Day with tickets to Skagit Pops! The Music of John Williams This fun family event will create many memories to treasure ~ don’t miss it!   Skagit Pops! Info     Get Your Tickets Now through McIntyre Hall’s online ticketing system. For questions call the box office Tuesday-Thursday 10am-2pm  …

Estate of Centenarian Eva Gordon Startles Western Washington Community Colleges with $10 Million Gift

By Jeremy Kindlund | December 13, 2019 |

Centenarian benefactor Eva Gordon had humble roots, gave little indication of her accumulated wealth —– SEATTLE | DECEMBER 12, 2019. Eva Gordon was a hard-working woman who was ahead of her time. Having lived a long and happy life she had few regrets, save one: not having a formal education herself. “If I had a…

Skagit Adult Day Program Music and Memories Event

By Jeremy Kindlund | December 13, 2019 |

HealthQuest Programs Provided by Skagit Regional Health

By Jeremy Kindlund | December 12, 2019 |

Stop the Bleed®: What Everyone Should Know to Stop Bleeding After an Injury During this free, hands-on training you will learn various ways to control life-threatening bleeding after an individual has sustained an injury from an everyday emergency, man-made or from a natural disaster. You will be given a list of items to create your…

Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Clubs Award Youth

By Jeremy Kindlund | December 10, 2019 |

Beginning in the fall, members from each local Club started working with a staff mentor to prepare for Youth of the Year, a program that recognizes and seeks to celebrate those members who embrace & embody the characteristics of leadership and service, academic success, and healthy lifestyles. Staff mentors help each Club member with essay…

Firm Partner Julie Blazek at HKP Architects earns Passive House Certification

By Jeremy Kindlund | December 10, 2019 |

Mount Vernon, Washington / December 2019 – HKP Architects is pleased to announce that architect and firm partner Julie Blazek has recently earned her Passive House Certification. HKP Architects introduced its own Passive House Studio in 2016 to promote and execute Passive House projects for its clients. At the time, the firm had another CPHC…

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