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From Seattle: Drive about 50 miles north on I-5. From the Whidbey Island and the Olympic Peninsula: From Port Townsend take the Keystone Ferry to Whidbey Island. Follow SR 20 across the Deception Pass Bridge. From the San Juan Islands: Take the Anacortes Ferry. From Vancouver, B.C.: Follow I-5 south about 50 miles from the Canadian border. Greyhound, Amtrak, and air service to Skagit County is also available.

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kagit County, Washington is nestled between Seattle, WA to the south, Vancouver, BC to the north, the picturesque San Juan Islands to the west, and the breathtaking North Cascade mountains to the east. Our beautiful county features an abundance of action, adventure, relaxation, and culture. Go for a walk or run along the miles of paved trails, take a whale-watching tour in the San Juans, fish the Skagit River, or go eagle-watching in Concrete. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a wine connoisseur, looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, Skagit County has something special waiting just for you!

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Mount Vernon 105 E Kincaid, Ste. 101 360 428-8547 mountvernonchamber.com

Table of Contents Welcome to Skagit County Events Calendar.............Activity Map Places to Eat....................................3 Places to Stay..................................4 Things to Do Camping & Parks......................17-21 Farmland & Flower Fields.........10-11 Indoor Activities ........................24-25 Outdoor Activities ..........14-16, 22-23 Community Profiles Anacortes.......................................26 Guemes Island.............................32 Burlington.......................................50 Alger, Bay View, Blanchard, Bow, Edison, Samish Island........................54

Padilla Bay, Chuckanut Drive ............55 Concrete ........................................60 Conway..........................................48 La Conner......................................36 Mount Vernon ................................40 Big Lake, Clear Lake, Lake Cavanaugh, Lake McMurray .......46-47 North Cascades.............................62 Marblemount, Newhalem, Diablo..63 Sedro-Woolley ...............................56 Lyman, Hamilton, Birdsview ........59 Demographics & Health Care Health Care....................................68 Public Services ........................67, 71 Schools..........................................66 Weather & Employment.................65

360.424.5268 PO Box 1441 Mount Vernon, WA 98273 info@iLoveSkagit.com Owners & Publishers: Guy D. and Lisa Corp Jeremy and Jamie McCullough Contributing writers: Steve Crider Jason Miller Craig Romano Mike Woodmansee Contributing photographers: Guy D. Corp Lisa Corp Ken Davenport Tony Flynn Dustin Heuterman Kim Hildahl Andy Porter Jamie McCullough Jeremy McCullough Katie McCullough Jaime Rayford Craig Romano Lisa Swanberg Terica Taylor Laura Totten Tammi Wells Mike Woodmansee Jana Woodmansee Cover illustration: Andy Sewell www.finewatercolors.com A special “Thank You!” to Kim Hildahl for ALL of her assistance this year. 100,000 copies of the I Love Skagit County Guide are distributed throughout the state of Washington.

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Places Anacortes Calico Cupboard Cafe’ & Bakery Breakfasts and lunches; heart-smart entrées. Open daily. See our ad on page 27 Anthony’s Restaurant Expertly prepared fresh seafood from our own seafood company. Warm, friendly service. Featuring NW wines and microbrews. See our ad on center Activity Map Swinomish Casino You'll find the perfect meal in one of our relaxed, enjoyable settings. See our ad on page 25

Arlington Angel of the Winds Casino Three outstanding restaurants to serve you! Open 24 hours a day. See our ad on inside front cover

Bow Rosabella’s Garden Bakery Enjoy our garden, bakery and gift and wine shop. Don’t miss our 5-lb apple pie! See our ad on page 13 The Skagit Casino Resort Enjoy three great restaurants! Plus, show your Rewards Card for these Great Deals: 25% OFF entrees at The Five Onion Grill or 15% OFF meals at the Market Buffet. See our ad on outside back cover

Burlington Bob’s Burgers & Brew On I-5 & Cook Rd. Open daily. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday brunch too! See our ad on page 52 Carino’s Italian We serve up Italian hospitality with our flavorful original dishes. Come enjoy our warm, comfortable environment. See our ad on page 51

to Eat El Gitano Mexican Restaurant & Lounge Great food, great fun. Seafood, steaks, house specialties. Orders to go. Four locations to serve you. See our ad on inside front cover Sakura Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Meal items are sliced, diced and flipped into the air while fires light, combining the dining experience with an entertaining show. See our ad on page 53

Concrete Annie’s Pizza Station Handcrafted pizzas, grinders, pasta, beer, wine & desserts. Relaxed family dining. Dine-in, take-out or delivery. See our ad on page 61 Birdsview Burgers The best charbroiled burgers and onion rings in Skagit County! Hard and soft ice cream. See our ad on page 58

La Conner Calico Cupboard Cafe’ & Bakery Breakfasts and lunches; heart-smart entrées. Open daily. See our ad on page 27 El Gitano Mexican Restaurant & Lounge Great food, great fun. Seafood, steaks, house specialties. Orders to go. Four locations to serve you. See our ad on inside front cover La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib House Locally owned, and environmentally friendly, restaurant serving food fresh from the harvest. See our ad on page 38 Seeds – A Bistro & Bar Honoring our bountiful Skagit Valley. Lunch & dinner served. See our ad on page 39

Mount Vernon Big Scoop Sundae Palace Kids – bring Mom and Dad for 38 ice cream flavors, 28 sundaes, gourmet burgers and more! See our ad on page 44 Calico Cupboard Cafe' & Bakery Breakfasts and lunches; heart-smart entrées. Open daily. See our ad on page 27 El Gitano Mexican Restaurant & Lounge Great food, great fun. Seafood, steaks, house specialties. Orders to go. Four locations to serve you. See our ad on inside front cover Farmhouse Inn Restaurant Home cooking at its best for breakfast, luch, dinner. 7am - 10pm daily. West on State Route 20. See our ad on page 38 Reverie BBQ Texas-style BBQ, beef, brisket, pulled pork, chicken & ribs, homemade sides, soups & strawberry shortcake. See our ad on page 22 Skagit Valley Food Co-Op Fresh, wholesome and natural foods served daily. Dine-in or order to go. See our ad on page 45 Thai House Restaurant Authentic Thai cuisine prepared by award-winning Chef Pen Sritong of Thailand. See our ad on page 45 Trumpeter Public House A cozy, relaxed, warm and inviting setting specializing in gluten-free menu items. See our ad on inside front cover

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Places Anacortes Anacortes Inn Your all-seasons resort. Continental breakfast and Wi-Fi. No ferry needed. See our ad on page 27 Cap Sante Inn 15 restaurants within walking distance, marinas and downtown shopping. AAA – 2 diamonds. See our ad on page 34 Islands Inn European flavor with local style. Heated pool, hot tub, fireplace. View rooms. Family-style to executive suite options. See our ad on page 32

Bow The Skagit Casino Resort & The Skagit Ridge Hotel Show your Rewards Card and receive $20 OFF each night at either of our two deluxe hotels. See our ad on outside back cover

Burlington Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Your Marriott Awaits. Indoor pool/spa. Free hot breakfast. Near I-5. High speed Internet access. See our ad on page 53 Hampton Inn & Suites Near I-5, shops and dining. Pool, fitness center, free high speed Internet. See our ad on Activity Map

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Near Hwy 20 and I-5. Complimentary Express Start hot breakfast. Heated indoor pool and spa. See our ad on Activity Map Whispering Firs Motel A small, quaint privately-owned motel & RV park. Located off Alger exit 240 on I-5. Go east 1/2 mile. See our ad on page 19

La Conner La Conner Channel Lodge\ La Conner Country Inn La Conner’s two finest inns offer country charm. Water views, gas fireplaces and in-room spa service. See our ad on Activity Map

Mount Vernon Best Western College Way Inn 66 deluxe rooms, continental breakfast, high-speed Wi-Fi, cable TV with HBO, pool, hot tub, AAA. Exit 227. See our ad on this page Best Western Cottontree Inn Free hot breakfast buffet. High speed wirelesss Internet, with passes to adjacent full-service health club. See our ad on this page Days Inn Full service facility with oversized rooms. Complimentary deluxe DayBreak breakfast. Seasonal heated pool. Free wireless Internet. Pet friendly. Patron restaurant/lounge on-site. See our ad on page 47

to Stay Tulip Inn Deluxe air conditioned rooms. Continental breakfast, in-room coffee. High-speed Internet. See our ad on page 44

RV Parks & Campgrounds Angel of the Winds Casino 20 site hookups. Waste facilities and potable water. Free Wi-Fi. See our ad on inside front cover Burlington-Anacortes KOA RV, tent, cabins, hot tubs, indoor pool, Wi-Fi, cable TV. Near casino, golf, hiking, and the North Cascades. See our ad on page 9 Pioneer Trails RV Resort Camp for adventures to Whidbey Island, Anacortes, La Conner, San Juans and Victoria. See our ad on page 6 Grandy Creek Resort KOA Enjoy a beautiful natural setting at the base of Mount Baker with easy access to North Cascade National Park and Grandy Creek. See our ad on page 15 Thousand Trails La Conner RV 56 full hookups, 220 power and water only - Rentals: 17 cabins, 4 Getaway cabins. See our ad on page 15 Thousand Trails Mount Vernon RV Campsites: 227 power and water only - Rentals: 2 cabins, 3 yurts. See our ad on page 15

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1. Located 8 miles east of Rockport (See pg. 63) 5. Completed in 1918, this bridge was the longest single span cement bridge in the world (See pg. 60) 8. This bird can be seen year round in Skagit County but shows up in droves during the winter months to feed on salmon (See pg. 22) 9. Home of the tulip smokestack and historic granary (See pg. 40) 12. Annual motorcycle rally in Anacortes that attracts thousands of bikes and riders (See pg. 27 or Schedule of Events) 14. Large land mass located between the north and south forks of the Skagit River where over 180 species of birds have been spotted (See pg. 48) 15. This island is situated north of Anacortes accessible by a 5 minute ferry ride (See pg. 32)

2. The first week of this month is devoted to the Festival of Family Farms (See Schedule of Events) 3. This is a 21-mile corridor along Skagit County’s northernmost waterfront (See pg. 55) 4. Annual event featuring chainsaw carvers, wood turners, wood carvers, and wood crafters (See pg. 56 or Schedule of Events) 6. This city is decorated with historical murals, gas lamp replicas, and most notably the life size cedar statues (See pg. 58) 7. The name of the burnt orange colored bridge in La Conner (See pg. 39) 10. Name of the 2011-2012 I Love Skagit County cover artist (See pg. 1) 11. This 8 mile estuary in Northwestern Skagit County is home to nearly 8,000 acres of eelgrass (See pg. 55) 13. Rigorous hike along this ridge with 5,000 foot elevation gain in 6 miles (See pg. 14)

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Farmland Flower Fields Skagit’s Bounty by Steve Crider Skagit Valley Food Network The bounty of the Skagit Valley is a part of what makes this area so special. From the first plant sales of the spring to strawberry season in June through to apple harvest and October pumpkin patches, there is something for everyone. Be sure to search out our local produce stands or the convenient farmers’ markets each weekend during the season. The alluvial delta that the Skagit River has formed is the source of our fertile soils. These are perfect for tulip bulbs, potatoes and other root crops – or for pasture and winter grains – home to the tundra swans and snow geese that visit each winter. Our mild maritime climate also makes this a major seed growing re-

gion. The spinach, beet, cabbage, and Brussel sprouts seed produced in the Skagit help feed the world. In all, over 100 commercial crops are raised here. The Skagit Valley is home to dairies producing milk and awarding-winning homestead cheeses, local, and pastureraised meat producers. Bakeries supply wonderful artisan breads and baked goods, using locally grown ingredients. Many restaurants also support local agriculture, buying directly from farmers nearby – some who farm organically. Our river and coastline produce five species of salmon, Dungeness crab and Spotted shrimp in season, and aquaculture production of oysters and mussels. Your support as a consumer and customer of our Skagit local fare help to sustain and preserve this productive resource - and the people behind it.

View our International Peace Gardens; Learn why the Tulip is the World’s Peace Flower. Enjoy Fresh Picked Tulip Bouquets, or visit the Garden Shop filled with potted tulips, daffodils hyacinths, peonies, and more. Pick up a Bulb Catalog and check

Skagit County Flowers Thousands of acres of tulips, daffodils and iris’ come to life each spring, bringing vibrant color and visitors to Skagit County. Tulips get most of the press, but a little known fact is that for every acre of tulips, there are two acres of daffodils grown in Skagit County. Bulb growing and flower harvesting is big business and makes up a significant part of the economy. The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place each April to celebrate the flowers’ arrival. Once Mother Nature gives the go-ahead for the flowers to bloom, they will do so for approximately two weeks. For more information about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, visit www.tulipfestival.org.

out our REAL DEAL. Don’t miss our Dahlia Shop, Art Gallery, Gift Shops, Espresso Bar and Tulip Café. We ship flowers anywhere in the USA. Browse our shopping cart and order bulbs online at www.tuliptown.com or tulips@tuliptown.com

April hours daily 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (later when weather permits). See you this spring! SHOP FOR BULBS ONLINE!

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Local Libations Skagit County is well known for its quality wine, hard cider and microbrews. There are six wineries, five micro breweries and a new distillery. Each has its own specialty, but all are locally owned and operated. Do not be surprised to have your drink poured by the person who crafted the recipe and tasted the first sample.

Glacier Peak Winery Rockport www.glacierpeakwinery.com 360 873-4073

Skagit River Brewing Co. Mount Vernon www.skagitbrew.com 360 336-2884

Pasek Cellars Mount Vernon www.pasekcellars.com 360 336-6877

Birdsview Brewing Co. Concrete www.birdsviewbrewingco.com 360 826-3406

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Tulip Valley Vineyard Mount Vernon www.tulipvalley.net 360 428-6894

North Sound Brewing Co. Mount Vernon www.northsoundbrewing.com 360 982-2057

Skagit Valley Wine Association www.skagitvalleywineries.com

La Conner Brewing Co. La Conner www.laconnerbrew.com 360 466-1415

Challenger Ridge Vineyard & Cellars Concrete www.challengerridge.com 425 422-6988 Eagle Haven Winery Sedro-Woolley www.eaglehavenwinery.com 360 856-6248

Micro Breweries Anacortes Brewery Anacortes www.anacortesrockfish.com 360 588-1720

Distilleries Golden Distillery Bow www.goldendistillery.com

Skagit Regional Airport Business, Commercial & Recreational Aviation Jobs for Our Community Box 348 / 15400 Airport Drive Burlington WA 98233 / 360.757.0011 www.portofskagit.com

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Farmers’ Markets There are efforts to encourage the purchase of locally grown food. To see first hand what Skagit County has to offer, visit any of the local farmers’ markets. Anacortes 9 am – 2 pm Saturdays, May 15 to October 9 Depot Arts Center (7th & R Ave) 360 293-1294 www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org

Bow 1 pm – 6 pm Thursdays, July 7 to October 13 Belfast Feed Store 360 724-3333 www.bowlittlemarket.com Concrete 9 am – 4 pm Saturdays, May 22 to September 4 Concrete Senior Center 360 853-2093

Mount Vernon 9 am – 1 pm Saturdays, May 29 to October 9 Downtown at Gates and Main St 360 292-2648 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Wednesdays, July to September Skagit Valley Hospital 360 292-2648 www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org Sedro-Woolley 3 pm – 7 pm Wednesdays, May 26 to October 6 Hammer Heritage Square 360 724-3835 www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com

Slow Food Skagit River Salish Sea

Skagit Fisheries Enhancement

For more information visit www.skagitonians.org, www.skagitfisheries.org, and www.slowfoodskagit.org web sites.

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Things To Do – Outdoor Activities Top 10 Day Hikes in Skagit County 1 Cascade Pass and Sahale Arm One of the most climactic alpine hiking experiences anywhere. Once you reach the top at 5,400 feet, the vistas of peaks, meadows, streams and glaciers will forever be etched in your mind. The round trip to Cascade Pass is 8 miles and an additional 2-6 miles for Sahale Arm. Drive Hwy 20 east from Burlington to milepost 106 at the far end of Marblemount. Continue straight ahead, crossing the Skagit River and drive 22 miles to the end of the Cascade River Road to the Cascade Pass trailhead.

2 Hidden Lake Lookout From the viewpoint you can see the crystal blue waters of Hidden Lake and one of the most incredible peaks in the North Cascades, Eldorado. Your climb begins with a tour through an old growth forest and transitions into meadows, rock gardens and a rocky perch. Round trip to the lookout is 8 miles. Drive Hwy 20 east to Marblemount and cross the bridge heading east on the Cascade River Road. After 10 miles turn left on Sibley Creek Road and drive 5 miles on a one lane road to the trailhead, elevation 3,400.

3 Thunder Creek This is a year round hiking experience through deep old growth forest leading into the heart of the North Cascades National Park. The Thunder Creek Trail is a wonderful, earthy hiking experience for those who prefer the deep woods to meadows, powerful currents to splashy waterfalls or those seeking a won-

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derful off-season hike. This hike has no fixed stopping point, so distance is up to you. Drive Highway 20 east from Burlington until reaching Diablo Lake and Colonial Creek Campground near milepost 130. The trail starts at the far end of the campground, elevation 1,200 feet.

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4 This is step for step, one of the most rigorous trails in Washington State with 5,000 feet of elevation gain in 6 miles. The glorious sights are well worth the price paid and include views of the Ross & Diablo Lakes and numerous North Cascades peaks. Round trip to the old fire lookout, maintained by the National Park Service, is 12 miles. Drive Highway 20 east from Burlington until reaching the community of Diablo near milepost 126. Turn left into the Seattle City Light owned community. The trailhead starts behind the bubble enclosed swimming pool near the foot of Diablo Dam.

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This hike includes spectacular views of the Fisher Creek Valley and 9,000 foot Mount Logan. The trail eventually leads to a valley with mile high peaks on both sides, too numerous to mention. Round trip is 8 miles, though you can make it a longer hike if you wish to venture down father into Fisher Creek. Hwy 20 past Newhalem and all three dams. Beyond milepost 151 turn right into the parking area for the Easy Pass trailhead, elevation 3,600 feet.

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6 Maple Pass Spectacular views into the heart of the Glacier Peak and Pasayten Wilderness Areas are among the stunning rewards from this beautiful 8 mile loop. Fall is an especially good time to visit as the Larch trees will be blazing gold. Hwy 20 east beyond milepost 157 to Rainy Pass. Turn right into the parking area and trailhead, elevation 4,900 feet.

7 Sauk Mountain This is the shortest hike on the list, but includes great vistas of surrounding peaks and a tremendous view of the winding Skagit River. Round trip to the site of a former lookout cabin is 4 miles. Hwy 20 east from Concrete about 8 miles, and turn left on the Sauk Mountain Road (just before Rockport State Park), then drive 8 miles to the trailhead, elevation 4,000 feet.

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9 Park Butte This hike offers a commanding view of Mount Baker and the Easton and Deming Glaciers. The meadows and vistas here are simply amazing and have been captured by photographers for decades. Round trip is 8 miles, but wandering all day in the meadows is encouraged. Drive Highway 20 east from Burlington, turning left on the Baker Lake Highway beyond milepost 82. Turn left in 12.5 miles at a prominent intersection and, following signs for Schreibers Meadow, turn right in 3 miles before driving the final 6 miles to the trailhead, elevation 3,200 feet.

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FIVE “IN TOWN” HIKES Pacific Northwest Trail to Samish Overlook – Chuckanut hike offers unsurpassed views of Samish Bay and many of the San Juan Islands. Round trip is 6.5 miles and includes bat caves, a giant rock wall amphitheatre and famous Oyster Dome. (Chuckanut Dr.)

bring a map to stay on the right path. This area is a theme park for outdoor enthusiasts, with tremendous views of the San Juan Islands, Skagit Valley and numerous mountains on a clear day. Drive or hike your way to the summit to enjoy the sights. (Anacortes)

Little Mountain – Mount Vernon’s largest park with views across Skagit Valley to the Olympic Mountains. Two viewpoints, one looking west and the other north. There are number of hiking trails, but you also can drive to the summit. (Mount Vernon)

Padilla Bay Trail – Flat 2.25 mile bicycle and pedestrian trail, built on a dike with views of Padilla Bay. (Bay ViewEdison Rd.)

Mount Erie – There are numerous hikes in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands and it is advised you

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Fragrance Lake – This is one of the easiest hikes on Chuckanut, offering a loop trail around Fragrance Lake and a viewpoint looking northwest towards Bellingham Bay. Round trip is 4 miles. (Chuckanut Dr.)

or picking blueberries. Round trip is 7 miles. Drive Highway 20 east from Burlington, turning left on the Baker Lake Highway beyond milepost 82. Drive about 14 miles before turning right and, after literally driving over the upper Baker dam, turn left and wind 8 more miles to the trailhead, elevation 4,000 feet.

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Things To Do – Outdoor Activities Running and Bicycling in the Skagit Valley Best Running Destinations © Craig Romano

Anacortes

By Craig Romano Whether you’re interested in a scenic shoreline sprint or a haul across fertile flats and farmland or a ride through town and country, you’ll find it right here. The Skagit Valley offers some of the finest running and cycling routes in all of Western Washington. The Valley teams with excellent paths, both paved and soft surface for wonderful traffic-free scenery-loaded running. And when it comes to biking, Skagit’s rural back roads are among the most scenic and delightful in the state. Into mountain biking? We have miles of challenging trails too for you, from deep in the mountains to right outside our bustling communities. I invite you to join a group ride with the Skagit Bicycling Club or a group run with Skagit Runners. I look forward to sharing our trails and roads with you and seeing you at one of our events. Welcome! MORE: Scan the code for a complete listing of local running and biking events. or visit www.iLoveSkagit.com/running

Washington Park Coastal peninsula traversed by trails and a 2.3 mile loop road offering knockout views! Anacortes Community Forest Lands A 2,800-acre backyard wilderness with over 20 miles of trails. Tommy Thompson Trail 3.3 mile trail from downtown Anacortes to March Point via a restored railroad trestle.

Bay View Padilla Bay Dike Trail Perfectly flat 2.3 mile trail through Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Port of Skagit Airport Trails Over 10 miles of wooded trails in semi-rural environment.

Burlington Highway 20 Trail From Lions Club Park this 1.7 mile soft-surface trail heads up river along SR 20.

Mount Vernon Kulshan Trail 2.5 mile paved trail from downtown to Bakerview Park via woods and residential areas. Little Mountain Exhilarating 1.5 mile trail to top of locally prominent peak providing panoramic view. Skagit Playfields Trail Soft surface wooded running trail near Skagit Valley Community College.

Sedro-Woolley Northern State Recreation Area Four miles of rolling soft-surface trail through historic farm grounds and delightful forest.

Cascade Trail 23 mile soft-surface rail trail to Concrete along Skagit River.

Best Bike Routes Guemes Island Take ferry from Anacortes and enjoy cycling around this small island taking in views of the San Juan Islands and Mount Baker. Traffic is practically non-existent making for a kidfriendly ride.

Fir Island A level island in the Skagit River Delta, Fir Island’s quiet country roads provide cyclists with close up views of tulips, daffodils, snow geese and bald eagles. Visit the old schoolhouse at “Skagit City.”

Dike Road Level lightly traveled road south of Mount Vernon along Skagit River through farmlands. Giant cottonwoods line way providing roost for eagles, and views across farms to Mount Baker and other peaks are wonderful.

Chuckanut Drive Follow this road (SR 11) across the Skagit Flats to Samish Bay and continue northward to Larrabee State Park where the Cascade Mountains meet the sea. Stop in quaint Edison for bite or coffee along the way.

Samish Island A former island now connected to the fertile Skagit Flats, bike to this highly scenic destination from either Bay View or Edison. Stretch legs and explore beach at DNR Park on island.

South Skagit Highway Road parallels Skagit River for over 30 miles from SR 9 near Clear Lake to Sauk River. Traffic is light along this backcountry byway through mature forest, historic farms and riverside meadows.

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City Parks Anacortes 360 293-1918 www.cityofanacortes.org 29th Street Playground

Mt. Erie Park

Rotary Park

Ray Auld Drive and Heart Lake Road. 160-acre Park, includes Mt. Erie.

South Section St., behind Lucille Umbarger Elementary School. Skate Park is one of the best in the region.

N Avenue Park

29th St. and Q Ave. Half-acre playground with play equipment.

Alice Parchman Newland Park R Ave. between 32nd and 22nd Streets. 10-acre linear park. North end includes the Ben Root Skate Park. View of Fidalgo Bay.

2nd St. and N Ave. .4 acres of undeveloped street-end park land.

Roadside Park Jackson Ave. and Oakes Ave. Views of Guemes Channel and ferry traffic.

Rotary Park 6th St. & T Ave. Located along the east side of Cap Sante Marina.

Ace of Hearts Rotary Dog Park

Storvik Park

38th & H Aves 1.5 acre fenced dog park.

1110 32nd St. Within a residential area. Used regularly as a destination park by walkers.

Ben Root Skate Park 2313 R Ave. 7,500 sq. ft. concrete skate park. Located within Alice Parchman Newland Park.

Volunteer Park 1915 13th St. 45 acres of wet lands.

Washington Park

Cap Sante Park 1000 W Ave. 37-acre forested viewpoint overlooking the city and region.

6300 Sunset Ave. Juts into Rosario Strait, offering territorial views.

Causland Memorial Park

Whistle Lake Forest Area

710 N Ave. On the National Register of Historic Places. Dedicated to Anacortes veterans from WWI to the Vietnam War.

Clearridge Park

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Camping Parks

Eastern edge of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands.The trail around the lake is a very nice walk.

Skagit River Park South Skagit St. and East Gilkey Rd. 22 soccer fields, 8 baseball diamonds, sand volleyball courts, and 24 horseshoe pits.

State Route 20 Trail Between SR 20 and the BurlingtonNorthern railroad tracks. Compact gravel jogging trail from Regent St. to Peter-Anderson Rd.

Concrete 360 853-8401 www.townofconcrete.com Old Concrete School Playground Main St. and E Ave.

Roadside Park N Dillard Ave.

Silo Park North of SR 20. Concrete's historic cement silos.

La Conner

360 755-9649 www.ci.burlington.wa.us Alpha Park

360 466-3125 www.townoflaconner.org John Hammer Memorial Playground

Georgia Ave. to Cranberry Road. Surrounds 27-acre Cranberry Lake. Access to beaver dams, wetland flora and fauna.

Fairhaven Ave at Cherry St. Quaint, wellgroomed spot often used for summer picnics.

Moore St, behind City Hall. Donated by La Conner Kiwanis Club.

La Conner Boat Launch

Heart Lake Park

Jack Doyle Memorial Park

Sherman St. under the Rainbow Bridge.

Heart Lake Road. Picturesque lake in an undeveloped forest setting.

Along Gages Slough.

Maple Ave Playfields

Jason Boerner Memorial Park

Maple Ave.

Norris St. and West Fairhaven Ave. Dedicated for memorials to special people in the community.

Pioneer Park

1900 Block of Blakely. .80 acre partially developed park.

Cranberry Lake Forest Area

John and Doris Tursi Park Pennsylvania and West 12th. City's newest park honors long-time city resident.

Keith Shugarts Playground Anacortes Public Library – 10th Street and N St.

Kiwanis Waterfront Park 1708 6th St. On the north Anacortes shoreline. Views of the Guemes Channel, Guemes Island, boat and ferry traffic.

Mt. Erie City/School Playground 41st St. and N Ave. Located on the school grounds of Mt. Erie Elementary School.

Burlington

Lions Club Park SR 20 at Regent St. A popular community gathering spot.

Maiben Park 1011 E. Greenleaf Ave. Children will enjoy the playground area and the Kiwanis Water Park.

Railroad Park 500 East Fairhaven Ave. Starting spot of the Berry Dairy Days Road Run hosted each June.

South end of Town. Sited on a wooded hill overlooking the Swinomish Channel. Natural amphitheater bandstand.

Waterfront Park 1st St. from Morris St. to Commercial. Three street-end parks.

Lyman 360 826-3033 www.townoflyman.org Lyman Town Park W Main St. across from Lyman Cemetery.

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Things To Do – Camping & Parks Mount Vernon

City/School Tennis Courts

Conway Park

360 336-6213 www.ci.mount-vernon.wa.us 6th Street Park

Jameson and 3rd St.

Hammer Heritage Square

South Fork Bridge over the Skagit River at Conway.

S 6th St. and Hazel St. Residential park.

15th Street Park Division St. and 15th St. Neighborhood park.

Baker Court Park

Ferry St. and Metcalf St. Serves as a town square and memorial area.

Harry Osborne Park & Caboose Cook Rd. and Hwy 20. Includes an old steam train. Park named for longtime Sedro-Woolley resident.

Playground and covered shelter within Eaglemont community.

Janicki Fields

Bakerview Park

Lions Park

Fir St. and 30th St. Mt. Baker view. Indoor recreation center and a BMX track. Vaux Retreat Center is available for rent.

Bonnie Rae Park

Cook Rd. and Prospect St. Hwy 20 and Haines Ave. A small park used as a picnic area.

Memorial Park

Division Street Playground

700 block of Pacific St. Dedicated to honor Sedro-Woolley's veterans of the Spanish American War.

Division St. and 30th St.

Metcalf Ballpark

Edgewater Park

Metcalf St. near Hwy 20. Used throughout the spring and early summer.

Anderson Rd. Majestic forest area.

West Mount Vernon. Camping sites and boat launch.

Hillcrest Park Blackburn and 13th St. City’s oldest park. Two playgrounds, lighted tennis courts. Historic Hillcrest Lodge available to rent.

Kiwanis Park Broadway and 18th St. Fun spray park and playground, picnic tables, softball field, basketball courts and boardwalk.

Lions Park East bank of the Skagit River, just north of downtown.

Riverfront Park 1001 River Rd. The amphitheater available for community plays, weddings and other events.

Skate Park

Donovan Park Friday Creek north of Burlington. Bordered on the North by Butler Creek and on the West by Friday Creek.

Frailey Mountain Park Adjacent to DNR Forest Lands.

Grandy Lake Park Baker Lake Rd., 5 miles northeast of SR 20. Camping fee.

Howard Miller SteelheadPark Rockport off SR 20. 93 acres on the Skagit River. Year round RV & tent sites. Wildlife trail.

Northern State Recreation Area East of Sedro-Woolley, next to the Northern State Service Center. Disc golf course.

Padilla Bay Shore Trail 2.25 dike top bicycle and pedestrian pathway in Bayview.

Pomona Grange Park Eight miles north of Burlington on Old Hwy 99. 15 acre park and interpretive nature trail.

Next to Public Safety building. Skateboard park has a half-pipe and several "grinding" apparatus.

Pressentin Park

Tesarik Park

Samish Island Playground

Intersection of Hwy 20, Hwy 9 and Cook Rd. Little League baseball field.

South of SR 20 in Marblmount. 40 acres of old homestead land. Halloran Rd., west of Roney Rd. 2 acre day-use park.

Sauk Park

Little Mountain Park

County Parks

Little Mountain Rd. at East end of Blackburn Rd. Views of Skagit Valley and beyond. Numerous hiking trails.

360 336-9414 www.skagitcounty.net Allen Park

North of the Lower Government Bridge on Concrete-Sauk Valley Rd. No services available. Camping fee.

15 acre park in Burlington.

Sherman Anderson Ball Park

Schoolhouse Park

Cascade Trail

Guemes Island Rd. and Edens Rd. 4 acre day-use park.

S Cleveland St. and Vera St. Well maintained park area.

22.5 miles in length running between Sedro-Woolley and Concrete.

Clear Lake Park

Sharpe Park/Mongomery Duban Headlands

360 855-1661 www.ci.sedro-woolley.wa.us Bingham Park

West shore off Front St. Summer entrance fee; no fee rest of year. Seasonal boat dock and snack bar.

Rosario Rd. 110 acre environmental reserve in Anacortes. Views of San Juan Islands.

Highway 20 and Cook Rd. Donated to the City by Sedro-Woolley Pioneers and the Bingham Family.

Cleveland Park

Skagit County Fairgrounds

1401 Cleveland St. in Mount Vernon. Adjacent to Mount Vernon Senior Center.

Cleveland Ave and Vera St., Mount Vernon.

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Goodell Creek Campground

Northeast corner of Skagit Valley College. 25 acre park with ballfields and fitness trail.

Located south of SR 20 at mile post 119. 13 miles (21 km) east of Marblemount. Situated in old growth forest on the banks of the Skagit River.

Squires Lake Park Skagit/Whatcom County line on Old Hwy 99. 1/3 mile hike to lake and additional trail system.

Swinomish Boat Launch Directly below the eastern rise of the Berentson-SR 20 Bridge over the Swinomish Channel.

Young’s Park Northeast shore of Guemes Island. San Juan Island and Mt. Baker views.

Department of Natural Resources Recreation Sites

Gorge Lake Campground

Other Baker Lake Resort Puget Sound Energy 24 miles north of SR 20. Privately owned under special use permit with USFS.

Located just outside the town of Diablo, north of SR 20 at mile post 126. 20 miles (32 km) east of Marblemount. On the bank of Gorge Lake, next to the cascading Stetattle Creek.

Kulshan Campground

Horseshoe Cove

Washington State Fish and Wildlife Department. Approximately four miles south of Anacortes.

Located along the Baker Lake Road (Forest Service Road #11 / 1118) 17.1 miles from SR 20. Situated on the western shore of Baker Lake.

Hozomeen Campground

Puget Sound Energy 14 miles north on Baker Lake Rd. from SR 20.

Lake Erie Boat Launch

State Parks Bay View State Park

Cypress Island

Located 40 miles (64 km) south of Hope, B.C. on Silver/Skagit Rd (rough road). Hozomeen Campground is not accessible by road from the U.S. This primitive camp sits at the north end of Ross Lake.

5,500 acre island.

Marble Creek

Deception Pass State Park

Les Hilde Trail & Trailheads

Located along the Cascade River Road (Forest Service Road #15) east of the town of Marblemount about 8 miles from SR 20. Situated adjacent to Marble Creek and the Cascade River.

South of Anacortes on Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands. 4,134 acre marine and camping park. Rugged cliffs drop to meet the turbulent waters of Deception Pass.

Mineral Park

Individuals or small groups can tour this pristine island. Reservations required.

Blanchard Forest 4,800-acre state trust lands.

Located in Hamilton, off SR 20. 50 miles of groomed trails at low altitude in Harry Osborne State Forest

Walker Valley ORV Riding Area Seven miles SE of Mount Vernon. Lowland riding. 28 miles of sanctioned trail and 25 miles of secondary/user-built trail.

Marine State Parks Hope Island 200-acre marine park in Skagit Bay. Beaches and a trail across the island.

Saddlebag Island North of Anacortes and east of Guemes. Made up of a pair of wooded headlands connected by a narrow low pass.

Skagit Island 24 acre marine camping park in Skagit Bay. Attractive beaches and a land trail.

National Areas

Located along the Cascade River Road (Forest Service Road #15) east of the town of Marblemount approximately 15 miles from SR 20. Situated near the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Cascade River.

Seven miles west of Burlington. 25-acre camping park with shoreline on Padilla Bay. Breazeale Padilla Bay Interpretive Center is a half mile north of the park.

Kukutali Preserve

Larrabee State Park On Samish Bay on Chuckanut Dr. 2,683acre camping park. Two freshwater lakes, coves and tidelands.

Newhalem Creek Campground

Rasar State Park

Located south of SR 20 at mile post 120. 14 miles east of Marblemount. On the banks of the Skagit River, near many natural and historic destinations.

SR 20 near Birdsview. 169-acre camping park. Wildlife observation opportunities, especially for eagle watching.

Rockport State Park

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Seven miles east of Concrete on SR 20. 670-acre park in an ancient forest. The park stands at the foot of Sauk Mountain, which has a steep but climbable trail.

An esturay at the saltwater edge of the delta of the Skagit River in the Salish Sea.

Panorama Point

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Bayview Group Campground Located along Baker Lake Road (Forest Service Road #11) 14.8 miles from SR 20. Along the western shore of Baker Lake.

Located along the Baker Lake Road (Forest Service Road #11) approximately 19.2 miles from SR 20. Situated along the western shore of Baker Lake.

Park Creek

Located along the Baker Lake Road (Forest Service Road #11) 17.8 miles from SR 20. Situated along Boulder Creek.

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Located along the Baker Lake Road (Forest Service Road #11) 20.1 miles from SR 20. Situated along Park Creek.

Colonial Creek Campground

Shannon Creek

Located off SR 20 at mile post 130. 25 miles (40 km) east of Marblemount. Old growth forest at the base of the Colonial Peak on the shore of Diablo Lake.

Located along the Baker Lake Road (Forest Service Road #11) 23.3 miles from SR 20. Along the western shore of Baker Lake. One wheelchair accessible site.

Boulder Creek

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Things To Do – Outdoor Activities Outdoor Activities Because of the easy access to Puget Sound, Cascade Mountains and all of the area in between, it is easy to see why Skagit County is called home to so many outdoor enthusiasts.

Auto Racing – Skagit Speedway Opened in 1954, Skagit Speedway has been delighting crowds of 8,000+ for many years. The 3/10 mile oval track is located in Alger, just north of Burlington. Races are held every Saturday night between April and September. For more info and to purchase tickets, please visit www.skagitspeedway.com.

Boating With over 200 miles of marine shoreline in Skagit County and easy access to the San Juan Islands, boating is a favorite pastime of many who live here. Ports are available in Anacortes and La Conner. For more information visit www.visitskagitvalley.com/boating.cfm.

Kayaking Anacortes offers some of the best kayaking in the U.S. Local outfitters

offer equipment for rent to experienced kayakers or ½ day and full day scheduled trips for those in need of a guide.

River Rafting The Skagit River is 160 miles long and is the third largest river on the West Coast. For those without their own gear, you will need to contact one of the local guides offering trips or visit www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs/skagit-wsr.

Hunting Skagit County abounds in wildlife with access to big game, bird and upland game hunting. Information concerning licenses, regulations, seasons and hunting areas can be found at www.wdfw.wa.gov.

Skiing Hundreds of miles of trails await cross-country skiers in the North Cascades National Park. For more information and maps, visit www.visitskagitvalley.com/skiing.cfm. The nearest downhill skiing available is at Mount Baker in Whatcom County, just 2 hours northeast of Mount Vernon.

Fishing Whether you are looking for a primitive lake to catch a wild rainbow trout, a 20lb salmon in the Skagit River, or a game fish in Puget Sound, Skagit County offers tremendous opportunities for any angler. For information on licenses, regulations and great places to catch the next “big one”, visit www.wdfw.wa.gov.

Wildlife Viewing Every season in Skagit County offers opportunities to get up close and personal with wildlife. Birding and whale watching are two of the most prominent. Bald Eagles are here year round, but show up in droves in the winter to feed on salmon along the Skagit River. Thousands of Trumpeter and Tundra Swans and Snow Geese make stopovers in Skagit County on their way along the Pacific Flyway to the northern reaches of Canada. The San Juan archipelago offers a protected environment and tremendous viewing opportunities for Orca, Gray, Minke and occasionally Humpback whales. For more information, please visit www.visitskagitvalley.com/wildlife.cfm.

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Things To Do – Outdoor Activities Skagit County Golf

Avalon Golf Links www.avalonlinks.com Eaglemont Golf Club www.eaglemontgolf.com Overlook Golf Course (360) 422-6444 Similk Beach Golf Course (360)293-3444 Skagit Golf & Country Club www.skagitgolfclub.com

Lake Activities There are over a dozen major lakes in Skagit County. Each one is special in its own way, offering excellent fishing, swimming or boating. Depending on the season, you will experience superb fishing at Baker Lake, Lake Campbell, Lake Cavanaugh, Clear Lake, Lake Erie, Heart Lake, Lake McMurray, Pass Lake and Lake Shannon. Most

have various species of native trout and bass and a number of them are stocked with rainbow trout each spring. For swimming, the best place to go is Clear Lake, between Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley. The beach includes covered picnic shelters, a dock boasting a kidfriendly slide and a protected swim area. If water sports are your passion, Big Lake, Lake Cavanaugh and Clear Lake are your three choices. Big Lake and Lake Cavanaugh are east of Mount Vernon, both with public boat launches on the south side of the lakes. Clear Lake is the smallest of the three lakes with a public boat launch on the north side of the lake. Fishing www.wdfw.wa.gov Parks www.skagitcounty.net Lake Cavanaugh www.lakecavanaugh.info

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One thing is for certain, not a single golf hole in Skagit County is alike. Want a challenge? Look no further than Eaglemont Golf Club in Mount Vernon. This 18-hole course is built within a master planned community comprised of over 500 acres. The topography requires use of golf carts and by the 4th hole you will understand why. The vistas of Mount Baker and the surrounding foothills will help to erase the double bogey you made on the last hole. The secret to this course is to have a guide. If you can pair up with a local, your score will improve! Also available is Avalon Golf Course north of Burlington. The layout includes 27 links-style holes and is perfect for walking. Overlook Golf Course, just east of Mount Vernon, is the most economical option with its 9-hole layout overlooking Big Lake. Similk Beach Golf Course is located in Anacortes adjacent to Highway 20. A private course in Burlington,

Skagit Golf & Country Club, is open to members only and those interested in joining should contact the Club Manager for a tour of the facility.

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Things To Do – Indoor Activities Indoor Activities Each of the communities in Skagit County offer a wide variety of things to do indoors. Your choice of activities depends on your preferences. Art exhibits, shopping, gaming, bowling, roller skating, museums, wine tasting, theatre, antiquing and more awaits you!

Performing Arts

META Performing Arts www.metaperformingarts.org North Cascades Concert Band www.nccband.org Northwest Ballet Theatre www.northwestballet.org Shakespeare Northwest Association www.shakesnw.org

Skagit County has over a dozen performing arts organizations, more per capita than any other county in Washington State. For more information, please contact the Skagit County Performing Arts Council. 360 336-3245 www.skagitarts.org

Skagit Opera www.skagitopera.org

Anacortes Community Theatre www.acttheatre.com

Skagit Valley Chorale www.skagitvalleychorale.org

Historic Lincoln Theatre www.lincolntheatre.org

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La Conner Institute of Performing Arts www.laconnerarts.com McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center www.mcintyrehall.org

Skagit Symphony www.skagitsymphony.com Skagit Valley Academy of Dance www.skagitvalleyacademyofdance.com

Skagit County is blessed to have so many organizations and businesses related to the arts. No matter what time of year, each community has multiple retail businesses showcasing works crafted by local artisans. The

quaint town of La Conner hosts the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum and the Skagit County Historical Museum. Make an effort to see all three in a day or over a weekend along with the numerous galleries downtown.

Adult Fun Skagit County offers plenty of fun for adults only. If nightlife and gaming are what you are looking for, your choices are The Skagit Valley Casino Resort adjacent to Interstate 5 at the north end of the county, Swinomish Northern Lights Casino on the east side of Anacortes, or Angel of the Winds Casino in north Snohomish County. If you are in the mood to shop, your options are endless. All of the communities in Skagit County have downtown centers with specialty shops, gift stores, art galleries and antique stores. The Cascade Mall and The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington offer over 100 major retailers all together in two locations.

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nacortes is a short drive west of Burlington and boasts panoramic waterfront views of the San Juan Islands. Situated in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountain Range, Anacortes

enjoys more sunny days and less rain than many of its neighboring cities. With its location on Fidalgo Island, Anacortes is the main gateway to San Juan Island, Lopez Island, Shaw Island, Orcas Island, and Victoria, British Columbia. Its vibrant Old Town has something for everyone with a variety

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of unique shops, book stores, antique dealers and much more.

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Community Profile – Anacortes Art galleries are a favorite stop for shoppers, especially on the first Friday of each month when the city’s galleries are open for extended hours to support Anacortes’ monthly Art Walk. You may also notice historic buildings and colorful exteriors that have life-size wall murals based on historical photographs strategically placed throughout the town. When it comes to food in Anacortes you will find a wide variety of dining experiences. From casual fish and chips to candlelight dinners, one thing is for certain; the chefs in Anacortes create mouth watering dishes from traditional Northwest favorites like salmon, halibut, and Dungeness crab. Among the quaint cafes, unique storefronts, and gift shops, you will also find specialty shops whose display cases are filled with fresh baked goods and handmade chocolates that will satisfy any sweet tooth. For those seeking outdoor adventure, Anacortes is full of breathtaking beauty. On the northwest side of Fidalgo Island, you will find plenty to do in Washington Park’s 220 acre spread or in The Anacortes Community Forest Lands where 2,800 acres of beautiful territory is speckled with Heart Lake, Whistle Lake, Lake Erie, and Cranberry Lake along with 50 miles of well maintained hiking and biking trails. Mount Erie offers spectacular vistas of the San Juan Islands, Mount Baker and

Puget Sound. This 1,273 foot peak offers four viewpoints that can be reached by foot, bike, or car. The most popular park in Washington State, Deception Pass State Park, is located on both sides of Deception Pass featuring several beaches, beach combing, exploration of tide pools, and miles of forest trail. The historic bridge over Deception Pass that connects Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands is worth the drive alone. Anacortes is also known for its whale watching tours with local companies offering excursions that often guarantee Orca, Minke, Gray and Humpback whale sightings 95% of the time. Other adventures commonly found in Anacortes include kayaking excursions, sailing, fishing, crabbing, birding, and boating.

Oyster Run Since 1981 Anacortes has been the host of the largest motorcycle rally in the Pacific Northwest. If you are visiting Skagit County on the last weekend of September you are likely to see the 8,000 bikes and riders who fuel their way into the main streets of Anacortes. Manieri Jazz and Swing Collection An amazing collection of over 500 books and 1,500 CD’s and DVD’s available at the Anacortes Library, donated by Patricia Manieri in honor of her late husband Dominic Manieri. Headphones and CD players are available for listeners to sample varieties of classical and new recordings.

Anacortes Highlights Anacortes Arts Festival On August 5-7, 2011 the streets of Anacortes will fill with 250 outstanding booth artisans, fine art exhibitions, culinary art, festive music, and creative youth activities. Prefestival activities begin July 29th with the opening of the Arts at the Port fine art exhibition followed by the Art Dash half marathon, 10k and 5k on July 30th. Waterfront Festival Enjoy the Pacific Northwest splendor of the sea and waterfront. Located at the Cap Sante Marina. An award-winning specialty cafe serving breakfast & lunch. Famous “made from scratch” bakery. Sweetest buns in town... naturally!

OPEN DAILY Celebrating 30 Years Anacortes 901 Commercial 360 293.7315 La Conner 720 S. First 360 466-4451 Mount Vernon 121-B Freeway Dr 360 336-3107

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"Devine Devas of the Deep" wave hello. Bubbles' dragon canoe, firwood & dog, 1936. Life-sized 1911 Ford Model T Torpedo. Mosquito Fleet foot ferry, 'City of Anacortes,' 1914. Mitchell brothers & Lancer pedalcar, 1957. Charlie Overton & race car, 1947. 8 ft. Emperor of Anacortes. First hippie at first hippie pad, 1967. Claude Speer & Texaco pumps, 1927. Dorsey's 1935 Ford grocery truck. Father & son gold miners on horseback, 1909. Photographer's goat cart with Stan Mondhan, 1926. Pierce Kids with Rickabee rowboat. Old Anacortes Rowing Society, 1978. Salmon purse seiner, Hollywood. Robinson cod schooners in Bering Sea, 1898-1948. Dybbro's Supermarket opening, 1941. Paul Dybbro, Christmas, 1954. Classic salmon purse seiner, veteran. Ruth & Snapper Steinman's, 1945-70. Ron Elmore, Safeway mngr., 1961-84. Black Ball & State ferry skipper, Cecil Weyrich. Claborn Colvin's Signal gas station, 1930's - 40's. Sandy Bernsen Guemes ferry skipper. A miscellanious mural mix… John & Marie Winge's Grocery, 1942-72. Ed Moonie & his Curtiss flying boat, 1928. City of Anacortes' back in town, 1912.

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29 Island Flyer, steam passenger launch, 1907. 30 Yvonne Bessner & her pedalcar, 1929. 31 "Bubbles," as Ming Toy, Oriental dancer, 1927. 32 Walt Vonnegut, A.C.T. ringmaster. 33 Carnegy Library/Anacortes Museum murals. 34 Manchu Dragons as tribute to chinese cannery workers. 35 Bob Way, Anaco TV & Appliance, 1968. 36 Tommy Thompson & his train, 1986. 37 Jennie Le Maister, Salmon Derby winner, 1939. 38 8 ft. salmon can, big fish. 39 Wild Bill & his 1908 Indian. 40 Anne Curtis & her brother, Melville, 1879. 41 Jim Brown, Sucia Reef Cafe & Bar. 42 Fred Boynton's American Underslung. 43 John L. Sullivan, first US sports hero. 44 Ray Scribner, bantam-weight, 1919-23. 45 "Uncle Bob" Petrish, duck hunter. 46 Cliff Kelly & his stand-up bass, 1971. 47 Hubert Crosby, Theater manager, 1925. 48 Charles Pinson, last WWI veteran. 49 Wallie Funk, Sr., doughboy, in France. 50 Paul & Nicolo Luvera & Mairket truck. 51 Father Truenet of St. Mary's, 1947. 52 Dr. Jack Papritz, world citizen, 2002. 53 "Bezzie" Bessner & her sled, 1938. 54 Model T family outing, 1912. 55 Ray Peake, country entertainer, 40 yrs. 56 Al Dannenmiller, Eagles mngr., 38 yrs. 57 Ed Knapp Ford 'bug' from parts, 1912. 58 High kicking Zora Lux danced at 100. 59 First car wreck in town, 1913. 60 Fred Latham, mailman, 1948-76. 61 Jim Rice, carpenter & mayor, 1986. 62 Gene Anderson, Municipal Court judge, 1959-95. 63 F.V. "Cap" Hogan, first mayor, 1891. 64 Rudy Malland, the Banjo King. 65 Doug Allmond, Anacortes American editor, 1890. 66 Harley Sutt sold garbage route to city. 67 Wallie Funk, American editor/publisher. 68 China Boss family & bodyguard, 1915. 69 Smuggler Kelly & US Customs agent, 1905. 70 First train in town, a 440, 1890. 100 71 ‘Ole’ Olson shovels snow at bank, 1960. 72 Walt Miller, Railway conductor, 1979. 73 Dennis Mapes, July 4, 1944. 74 Bill McCallum, saxophone player. 75 Fred Cartwright, Peoples Bank manager, 1955.

76 Hillbilly Willy fiddles from his unicycle. 77 Customs boat that caught Kelly with opium, 1905. 78 Rainier Bar bartender with apron & puppies, 1908. 79 Rudolf & Eliza Schwarz, on 5th, 1899. 80 Senator Wells & his 1915 Mitchell. 81 EJ & Ann Kidder, Anacortes Stage & Taxi Co., 1920. 82 Bobo the Gorilla & Jean Lowman, 1952 / Bobo at Woodland Park Zoo, 1966. 83 Bill Mitchell’s '54 Autoette electric cart. 84 Arts Festival fun since 1962. 85 Steve Henery, banker & buddy. 86 Schwarz Kids on jackass, 5th St., 1904. 87 Leroy Hirni, Kiwanis cornerstone, '88. 88 Hamie' Young's Furniture Store, 1940. 89 Movie icons Chaplin to Star Wars. 90 Kelp forest with local fishes. 91 Salvation Army & Prayer Dog, Pal, 1935. 92 Robert Sund, Ish River poet. 93 John & Doris Tursi hiked together 70 yrs. 94 Mrs. Malone donkey cart, 1902. 95 Bobby Hollaway, Guemes gardener, 1976. 96 Paul Wasik, Anacortes Brewery, 1994. 97 George Marinakos, Maryland Cafe, 1910-42. 98 Bill Bessner & Model T Bug, artists' grandfather, 1921. 99 Dancing flapper by 1920's cartoonist. 100 Joker Bar regular on 3rd St. 1900. 101 Skagit Saloon, A. Olsen proprietor, 1905. 102 Amos Bowman had first post office near this location,1879. 103 Toulouse-Lautrec poster lady, 1895. 104 Flora Knapp Reilly & baby Joe, 1901. 105 Edna Whitney's tandem bike, 1910. 106 Fred White & his safety bike, 1893. 107 Huge halibut at the Port dock, 1890. 108 Bob Keller, Port Manager 30 yrs. 109 Chuck Peterson, ferry skipper & troll. 110 Hallie Summer at the plywood mill, 1979. 111 Anacortes Junk Co. Mack truck, 1918. 112 Sid Wills, Ship Harbor caretaker, 1940-81. 113 Old rope junk truck & Rumsey rig, 1921. 114 Ken Moore, Anacortes Seahawk basketball player, 1960. 115 Alfred Jorgeson with halibut, 1946. 116 J.L. Rumsey, trucking mogul, 1930. 117 Will Lowman, cannery owner with big King salmon,1907. 118 Ray Lowman & 72 lb. King at his Dad's cannery,1917.

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A five minute ferry ride from Anacortes will transport you to a piece of Skagit County unlike any other. Guemes Island, knows the meaning of “island time”. The 15 miles of paved roads on the island are traveled lightly by the annual population of 800. Upon arrival, you will be met by the Anderson’s General Store and Café. The only other commercial establishment is the Guemes Island Resort, on the north end of the island. Whether you are driving, walking, running or taking a leisurely bike ride around this island, you will be greeted with friendly waves by the locals. Before you know it, you will be the one initiating the greeting. The island is 8 square miles in size, with rolling hills, incredible views in every direction and two prominent parks. Schoolhouse Park is located directly in the middle of the island and includes covered picnic tables, playground equipment and a soccer field. Young’s Park is located on the northeast tip of the island, with 1,000’s of feet of shoreline to explore.

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Community Profile – Anacortes

The Washington State Ferry System is the third largest in the world and the largest in the United States. Over 1.7 million riders traveled through the Anacortes Terminal in 2009, venturing to Sidney B.C., San Juan Island, Shaw Island, Orcas Island and Lopez Island. It is recommended for vehicle traffic to arrive 45 minutes prior to the scheduled time with longer waits for peak summer traffic. Walk on passengers should arrive at lest 15 minutes prior to departure. Ferry trips to British Columbia, Canada are treated just like driving across the border. Be sure you have a passport or the required documentation before scheduling a trip. Fares are calculated based on a round trip between Anacortes and your desired

destination. Schedules change several times during the year and are posted online or at any of the ferry terminals. The Anacortes Ferry is located at 2100 Ferry Terminal Road on the west side of town, approximately 3.5 miles from Downtown Anacortes. Skagit County also has its own ferry system, transporting people, vehicles and goods between Anacortes and Guemes Island in under 5 minutes. The fleet is comprised of only one ferry, capable of carrying approximately 20 cars per trip. Rates are approximately $9 per standard vehicle for a round trip and $3 for walk on passengers. The Guemes Island ferry dock is located at 6th Street & I Avenue, just 1/3 of a mile west of Commercial Avenue.

Washington State Ferries 800 843-3779 www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce 360 378-5240 www.sanjuanisland.org Guemes Island Ferry 360 293-6356 www.skagitcounty.net

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Eastsound Bellingham Bay

Sidney Orcas Island

Roche Harbor Friday Harbor Vancouver Island

Shaw Island

Lopez

San Juan Island

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Samish Bay

Orcas

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Padilla Bay

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Lopez Island

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Anacortes/Friday Harbor Service (no ferry to Sidney) Inter-Island Service (no ferry to Sidney) International Service (no Inter-Island service) Guemes Island Service

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Skagit Bay

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Burlington Mount Vernon

To Seattle

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Community Profile – La Conner

La Conner

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he town of La Conner boasts more retail businesses per square foot than any other in Skagit County. Set between the beautiful Skagit Valley and the Swinomish Chanel, La Conner is a truly special place for visitors and locals alike. Victorian-era homes and old fashioned commercial buildings line Morris and 1st Streets creating a shopper’s paradise capable of being covered quickly in a day or thoroughly over a weekend. Eclectic shops line 1st street offering every gift and necessity you could be looking for or imagining. Once in the stores on the west side of the street, you will notice the Swinomish Chanel and boat traffic are just steps away. Restaurants offer waterfront dining and boardwalks with benches entice you to stop and enjoy the sights and sounds.

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1-30 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

2-3 Woodfest

Mount Vernon Taking place the entire month of April, features fun, family events. Art shows, salmon BBQ, a street fair and more! 360 428-5959 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival www.TulipFestival.org www.TulipFestival.org/Attractions

Throughout the Year Bow Great monthly casino events and headline entertainment performing in The Pacific Showroom. 360 724-7777 Skagit Valley Casino Resort www.TheSkagit.com

Sedro-Woolley Quality Woodcrafters, traditional and chainsaw carvers, woodturners, high school woodshop exhibits/competition /auction, Cub Corner Cafe, and more! 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

9 Skagit Valley Tulip Run Burlington Run the wooded airport trails in the valley’s biggest running event. 2 mile and 5 mile races. 9 am 360 982-2934 Skagit Runners www.skagitrunners.org

9-10 “World’s Biggest” Garage Sale

April

2-24 Kiwanis Salmon BBQ Mount Vernon Alder grilled salmon served with baked potato, coleslaw, garlic bread, beverages, and ice cream at Hillcrest Lodge. 11am-7pm. Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon

9 Anacortes Spring Wine Festival Anacortes Event combines 30 regional vintners and 6 restaurants at the Port Warehouse. 12 pm – 4:30 pm 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org

Mount Vernon Garage sale, antiques and more! 360 336-9453 Skagit County www.SkagitCounty.net

10 Tulip Frolic La Conner Free entertainment and Kid’s Zone. Annual Not-So-Impromptu Parade. 11-2 pm 360 466-4778 Kiwanis, Tulip Festival & La Conner Chamber www.LaConnerChamber.com

15-17 Tulip Festival Street Fair Mount Vernon Juried arts and crafts fair. Live music at

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two stages, children's activities and a wonderful variety of food. 360 336-3801 Downtown Business Community of Mount Vernon www.MountVernonDowntown.org

May

7 Kid’s Fishing Derby Sedro-Woolley Northern State Pond. Ages 14 and under. 7 am – 3 pm 360 855-2291 Wildcat Steelhead Club www.WildcatSteelhead.com

7 Opening Day Boat Parade La Conner Boat parade along Swinomish Channel. 3 pm 360 466-4778 Swinomish Yacht Club www.LaConnerChamber.com

21-22 Anacortes Waterfront Festival Cap Sante Marina Enjoy splendor of the sea! 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org continud on next page

Use your smart phone to scan the QR codes below for complete listings of local events.


16-19 Berry Dairy Days

June 30 – July 4 Loggerodeo

Burlington Fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music. Cool Car Show and more! 360 757-0994 Burlington Chamber of Commerce www.Burlington-Chamber.com

June

3-5 Blast From The Past Sedro-Woolley Sidewalk sales from local businesses as well as craft and food vendors. Stage show and live band. Antique car show. 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

4 Skatefest Anacortes Three levels of skateboarding competition held at Ben Root Skate Park. 10 am – 4 pm 360 293-1900 City of Anacortes www.CityofAnacortes.org

4 Kid’s Fishing Derby Anacortes Kids 13 & under fish for free in the derby. Heart Lake. 7 am – 11 am 360 293-1900 City of Anacortes www.CityofAnacortes.org

11 Bark in the Park Festival Anacortes Dog festival to support the dog park at Storvik Park. 9 am – 2 pm 360 293-1900 City of Anacortes www.CityofAnacortes.org

Sedro-Woolley The State’s oldest on-going 4th of July celebration. Enjoy the rodeo, barbecue, live band, chainsaw competition, carnival, fireworks and more! 360 757-0994 Loggerodeo www.Loggerodeo.com

16-18 Skagit Dirt Cup Bow Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup race. Skagit Speedway. 360 724-3567 Skagit Speedway www.SkagitSpeedway.com

18 MoNA Art Auction La Conner Silent and live auction. 5 pm 360 466-4778 Museum of Northwest Art www.MuseumofNWArt.org

July

4 July 4th Celebration Anacortes Town photo at 5th & Commercial. Parade. Patriotic program at Causland Park. Fireworks. 10am – 11am 360 588-1108 Anacortes Women of Today

4 4th of July Parade & Fun La Conner “Anything Goes” community parade. Kids activities at Pioneer Park. Fireworks. 12:30 pm 360 466-4778 La Conner Chamber of Commerce www.LaConnerChamber.com

SUMMER

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Schedule of Events – continued

4 Fabulous 4th of July Mount Vernon Music, food, and fireworks at Edgewater Park. 6 pm 360 336-6215 Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation www.ci.mount-vernon.wa.us

8, 15, 22, 29 Outdoor Movies Sedro-Woolley Every Friday night in July. 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

9 Kids R Best Fest Anacortes Kids Festival. Games, activities, live entertainment, food, prizes and lots more! 10 am – 3 pm 360 293-1900 City of Anacortes www.CityofAnacortes.org

9-10 Highland Games Mount Vernon Traditional Scottish athletic events, food, and merchants. 360 336-9453 Celtic Arts Foundation www.CelticArts.org

15-17 What the Heck Fest Anacortes Performers present music, movies, literature, art, and other undefinables. www.WhattheHeckFest.com


4-6 Art’s Alive!

Celebrating Skagit Farming Skagit Valley Celebrating Skagit's farming heritage and traditions, local Skagit farms open their doors to the public in a show of food, farm tours, and educational tools. 10 am - 4 pm 360 428-4270 WSU/Skagit County Cooperative Ext. www.FestivalofFamilyFarms.com

25 Oyster Run Motorcycle Rally Anacortes Event draws thousands of cycles of all makes and models. Commercial vendor, food vendors and more! 360 671-7575 www.OysterRun.org

30 La Conner Quilt Festival La Conner Annual quilt walk, vendors show. 9:30am – 5 pm 360 466-4778 La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum www.LaConnerChamber.com

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La Conner Annual invitational, open & emerging shows, town-wide event 360 466-4778 La Conner Chamber www.LaConnerChamber.com

October

1-31 U-Pick Apples and Pumpkins Bow Great fun for the whole family! 8 am - 5 pm 360 766-6360 Rosabella's Garden Bakery www.RosabellasGarden.com

Concrete Ghost Walk Concrete Learn about the history of our town and surrounding areas. 360 853-8767 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com

Holiday Wonderland Display Mount Vernon “An Enchanting Family Tradition.” Open every day until Christmas. Featuring over 80 beautiful, decorated trees, designer ornaments, unique gifts, and stocking stuffers. 360 424-6760 Skagit Valley Gardens www.skagitvalleygardens.com

8 Anacortes Beer Festival Anacortes Annual event features live music and a variety of food vendors at the Port Warehouse. 12 pm – 6 pm 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org

29 Ghosts of Gaches Gala La Conner Live music, costumes, and food. 7 pm 360 466-4288 La Conner Quilt Museum www.LaConnerQuilts.com continued on next page

31 Halloween Parade

Sedro-Woolley Parade followed by trick-or-treating at participating merchants in downtown Sedro-Woolley. 5 pm 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

December

10 Lighted Boat Parade La Conner Enjoy boats decorated and judged along the Swinomish Channel.

January 2012 Skagit Eagle Festival Concrete Features music, stroytelling, conservation education, food, entertainment, tours, and eagles. Bald eagles can be viewed December through February along the Skagit River. 360 853-7626 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com 6 pm 360 466-4778 Swinomish Yacht Club www.LaConnerChamber.com

17 Flotilla Lighted Boat Parade Anacortes Viewing at the Guemes Channel. Concert begins immediately afterwards at the Port Warehouse. 5:30 pm 360 293-1900 City of Anacortes www.CityofAnacortes.org

2012 February

18 Mardi Gras in Concrete

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1-2 Festival of Family Farms

December

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November

© Katie McCullough

October

Schedule of Events – continued

WINTER

Schedule of Events – continued

Concrete Plan now to experience the goofiness and gaiety of Mardi Gras, Concrete style. Music, activities and contests – don't miss the fun! 360 853-8767 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com

25 Smelt Derby La Conner Annual pancake breakfast, smelt derby, smelt run, dinner & dance. 8 am – 3 pm 360 466-4778 La Conner Rotary www.LaConnerChamber.com

Schedule of Events – continued 16 Shipwreck Days Anacortes Annual Shipwreck Day Flea Market. From 10th - 3rd Street. 8 am – 4 pm 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org

16 Bivalve Bash & Low Tide Mud Run Bow 360 766-6002 Taylor Shellfish www.BivalveBash.com

16 Children’s Art Festival Mount Vernon Arts, crafts, and entertainment at Hillcrest Park. 10 am – 4 pm 360 336-6215 Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation www.ci.mount-vernon.wa.us

22-24 North Cascades Fly-In Concrete The annual Concrete Fly-In is held at the Concrete Municipal Airport. 360 770-4848 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.ConcreteWAFlyIn.org

23 Cement City Street Fair Concrete Arts & crafts, sidewalk sales, live music, motorcycle show and more. 9 am – 4 pm 360 770-4848 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com

29-30 Sidewalk Sale &

August

5-7 Anacortes Arts Festival Anacortes Art booths line Commercial Ave. along with a musical main stage, hands-on youth activities, vintage car show and food. 10 am – 6 pm 360 293-6211 Anacortes Arts Festival www.AnacortesArtsFestival.com

10-13 Skagit County Fair Mount Vernon Features animal exhibits, rides and games, food, live entertainment, and a grand parade. 360 336-9453 Skagit County www.SkagitCounty.net

13 Classic Yacht & Car Show La Conner Annual pancake breakfast, vendors, food, vote on your favorite boat and car. 10 am – 4 pm 360 466-4778 La Conner Chamber www.LaConnerChamber.com

14 Just For Fun Poker Run Sedro-Woolley Runs through Concrete, Rockport, Darrington, Arlington, Lake Cavanaugh, Big Rock & Clear Lake. Starts and ends at Hometown Cafe. 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

19 Putts & Pints Million $ Golf

The Bite of Skagit

Tournament

Mount Vernon Local restaurants offer "bites" from their menus to the public. 360 336-3801 Downtown Business Community of Mount Vernon www.MountVernonDowntown.org

Mount Vernon Marketing and golf merge in this tournament and trade show held at Avalon Golf Links. 1 – 7 pm 360 428-8547 Mount Vernon and Burlington Chambers of Commerce www.MountVernonChamber.com

20-21 Cascade Days Concrete Saturday morning parade, logging demonstration and great food. Enjoy small-town nostalgia. 360 853-7867 Cascade Days www.CascadeDays.com

September

10 Anacortes Antique Engine & Machinery Show Anacortes This show features steam and gas engines, children’s activities, blacksmithing, tractors, motorcycles, tools and hand crafts. 9 am – 4 pm 360 293-1915 Anacortes Museum www.AMShow.org

10-11 Founders’ Days Sedro-Woolley Pancake breakfast, Museum open house. Picnic at Riverfront Park, car show, and children’s activities. 9 am – 4 pm 360 855-2390 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

24 Fall Festival & Spirit of the Spud Mount Vernon Celebrating our local farming community showcasing the beautiful and bountiful harvest of Skagit Valley potatoes. 360 336-3801 Downtown Business Community of Mount Vernon www.MountVernonDowntown.org

24 Harvest Festival

Burlington Medieval type machines hurling pumpkins through the air, zucchini car races, pumpkin painting contest and lots of kids activities. 360 757-0994 Burlington Chamber of Commerce www.Burlington-Chamber.com continued on next page


4-6 Art’s Alive!

Celebrating Skagit Farming Skagit Valley Celebrating Skagit's farming heritage and traditions, local Skagit farms open their doors to the public in a show of food, farm tours, and educational tools. 10 am - 4 pm 360 428-4270 WSU/Skagit County Cooperative Ext. www.FestivalofFamilyFarms.com

25 Oyster Run Motorcycle Rally Anacortes Event draws thousands of cycles of all makes and models. Commercial vendor, food vendors and more! 360 671-7575 www.OysterRun.org

30 La Conner Quilt Festival La Conner Annual quilt walk, vendors show. 9:30am – 5 pm 360 466-4778 La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum www.LaConnerChamber.com

012 JA N U A R Y 2

La Conner Annual invitational, open & emerging shows, town-wide event 360 466-4778 La Conner Chamber www.LaConnerChamber.com

October

1-31 U-Pick Apples and Pumpkins Bow Great fun for the whole family! 8 am - 5 pm 360 766-6360 Rosabella's Garden Bakery www.RosabellasGarden.com

Concrete Ghost Walk Concrete Learn about the history of our town and surrounding areas. 360 853-8767 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com

Holiday Wonderland Display Mount Vernon “An Enchanting Family Tradition.” Open every day until Christmas. Featuring over 80 beautiful, decorated trees, designer ornaments, unique gifts, and stocking stuffers. 360 424-6760 Skagit Valley Gardens www.skagitvalleygardens.com

8 Anacortes Beer Festival Anacortes Annual event features live music and a variety of food vendors at the Port Warehouse. 12 pm – 6 pm 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org

29 Ghosts of Gaches Gala La Conner Live music, costumes, and food. 7 pm 360 466-4288 La Conner Quilt Museum www.LaConnerQuilts.com continued on next page

31 Halloween Parade

Sedro-Woolley Parade followed by trick-or-treating at participating merchants in downtown Sedro-Woolley. 5 pm 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

December

10 Lighted Boat Parade La Conner Enjoy boats decorated and judged along the Swinomish Channel.

January 2012 Skagit Eagle Festival Concrete Features music, stroytelling, conservation education, food, entertainment, tours, and eagles. Bald eagles can be viewed December through February along the Skagit River. 360 853-7626 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com 6 pm 360 466-4778 Swinomish Yacht Club www.LaConnerChamber.com

17 Flotilla Lighted Boat Parade Anacortes Viewing at the Guemes Channel. Concert begins immediately afterwards at the Port Warehouse. 5:30 pm 360 293-1900 City of Anacortes www.CityofAnacortes.org

2012 February

18 Mardi Gras in Concrete

© Skagit Eagle Festival

1-2 Festival of Family Farms

December

© Skagit Valley Gardens

November

© Katie McCullough

October

Schedule of Events – continued

WINTER

Schedule of Events – continued

Concrete Plan now to experience the goofiness and gaiety of Mardi Gras, Concrete style. Music, activities and contests – don't miss the fun! 360 853-8767 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com

25 Smelt Derby La Conner Annual pancake breakfast, smelt derby, smelt run, dinner & dance. 8 am – 3 pm 360 466-4778 La Conner Rotary www.LaConnerChamber.com

Schedule of Events – continued 16 Shipwreck Days Anacortes Annual Shipwreck Day Flea Market. From 10th - 3rd Street. 8 am – 4 pm 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org

16 Bivalve Bash & Low Tide Mud Run Bow 360 766-6002 Taylor Shellfish www.BivalveBash.com

16 Children’s Art Festival Mount Vernon Arts, crafts, and entertainment at Hillcrest Park. 10 am – 4 pm 360 336-6215 Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation www.ci.mount-vernon.wa.us

22-24 North Cascades Fly-In Concrete The annual Concrete Fly-In is held at the Concrete Municipal Airport. 360 770-4848 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.ConcreteWAFlyIn.org

23 Cement City Street Fair Concrete Arts & crafts, sidewalk sales, live music, motorcycle show and more. 9 am – 4 pm 360 770-4848 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com

29-30 Sidewalk Sale &

August

5-7 Anacortes Arts Festival Anacortes Art booths line Commercial Ave. along with a musical main stage, hands-on youth activities, vintage car show and food. 10 am – 6 pm 360 293-6211 Anacortes Arts Festival www.AnacortesArtsFestival.com

10-13 Skagit County Fair Mount Vernon Features animal exhibits, rides and games, food, live entertainment, and a grand parade. 360 336-9453 Skagit County www.SkagitCounty.net

13 Classic Yacht & Car Show La Conner Annual pancake breakfast, vendors, food, vote on your favorite boat and car. 10 am – 4 pm 360 466-4778 La Conner Chamber www.LaConnerChamber.com

14 Just For Fun Poker Run Sedro-Woolley Runs through Concrete, Rockport, Darrington, Arlington, Lake Cavanaugh, Big Rock & Clear Lake. Starts and ends at Hometown Cafe. 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

19 Putts & Pints Million $ Golf

The Bite of Skagit

Tournament

Mount Vernon Local restaurants offer "bites" from their menus to the public. 360 336-3801 Downtown Business Community of Mount Vernon www.MountVernonDowntown.org

Mount Vernon Marketing and golf merge in this tournament and trade show held at Avalon Golf Links. 1 – 7 pm 360 428-8547 Mount Vernon and Burlington Chambers of Commerce www.MountVernonChamber.com

20-21 Cascade Days Concrete Saturday morning parade, logging demonstration and great food. Enjoy small-town nostalgia. 360 853-7867 Cascade Days www.CascadeDays.com

September

10 Anacortes Antique Engine & Machinery Show Anacortes This show features steam and gas engines, children’s activities, blacksmithing, tractors, motorcycles, tools and hand crafts. 9 am – 4 pm 360 293-1915 Anacortes Museum www.AMShow.org

10-11 Founders’ Days Sedro-Woolley Pancake breakfast, Museum open house. Picnic at Riverfront Park, car show, and children’s activities. 9 am – 4 pm 360 855-2390 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

24 Fall Festival & Spirit of the Spud Mount Vernon Celebrating our local farming community showcasing the beautiful and bountiful harvest of Skagit Valley potatoes. 360 336-3801 Downtown Business Community of Mount Vernon www.MountVernonDowntown.org

24 Harvest Festival

Burlington Medieval type machines hurling pumpkins through the air, zucchini car races, pumpkin painting contest and lots of kids activities. 360 757-0994 Burlington Chamber of Commerce www.Burlington-Chamber.com continued on next page


4-6 Art’s Alive!

Celebrating Skagit Farming Skagit Valley Celebrating Skagit's farming heritage and traditions, local Skagit farms open their doors to the public in a show of food, farm tours, and educational tools. 10 am - 4 pm 360 428-4270 WSU/Skagit County Cooperative Ext. www.FestivalofFamilyFarms.com

25 Oyster Run Motorcycle Rally Anacortes Event draws thousands of cycles of all makes and models. Commercial vendor, food vendors and more! 360 671-7575 www.OysterRun.org

30 La Conner Quilt Festival La Conner Annual quilt walk, vendors show. 9:30am – 5 pm 360 466-4778 La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum www.LaConnerChamber.com

012 JA N U A R Y 2

La Conner Annual invitational, open & emerging shows, town-wide event 360 466-4778 La Conner Chamber www.LaConnerChamber.com

October

1-31 U-Pick Apples and Pumpkins Bow Great fun for the whole family! 8 am - 5 pm 360 766-6360 Rosabella's Garden Bakery www.RosabellasGarden.com

Concrete Ghost Walk Concrete Learn about the history of our town and surrounding areas. 360 853-8767 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com

Holiday Wonderland Display Mount Vernon “An Enchanting Family Tradition.” Open every day until Christmas. Featuring over 80 beautiful, decorated trees, designer ornaments, unique gifts, and stocking stuffers. 360 424-6760 Skagit Valley Gardens www.skagitvalleygardens.com

8 Anacortes Beer Festival Anacortes Annual event features live music and a variety of food vendors at the Port Warehouse. 12 pm – 6 pm 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org

29 Ghosts of Gaches Gala La Conner Live music, costumes, and food. 7 pm 360 466-4288 La Conner Quilt Museum www.LaConnerQuilts.com continued on next page

31 Halloween Parade

Sedro-Woolley Parade followed by trick-or-treating at participating merchants in downtown Sedro-Woolley. 5 pm 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

December

10 Lighted Boat Parade La Conner Enjoy boats decorated and judged along the Swinomish Channel.

January 2012 Skagit Eagle Festival Concrete Features music, stroytelling, conservation education, food, entertainment, tours, and eagles. Bald eagles can be viewed December through February along the Skagit River. 360 853-7626 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com 6 pm 360 466-4778 Swinomish Yacht Club www.LaConnerChamber.com

17 Flotilla Lighted Boat Parade Anacortes Viewing at the Guemes Channel. Concert begins immediately afterwards at the Port Warehouse. 5:30 pm 360 293-1900 City of Anacortes www.CityofAnacortes.org

2012 February

18 Mardi Gras in Concrete

© Skagit Eagle Festival

1-2 Festival of Family Farms

December

© Skagit Valley Gardens

November

© Katie McCullough

October

Schedule of Events – continued

WINTER

Schedule of Events – continued

Concrete Plan now to experience the goofiness and gaiety of Mardi Gras, Concrete style. Music, activities and contests – don't miss the fun! 360 853-8767 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com

25 Smelt Derby La Conner Annual pancake breakfast, smelt derby, smelt run, dinner & dance. 8 am – 3 pm 360 466-4778 La Conner Rotary www.LaConnerChamber.com

Schedule of Events – continued 16 Shipwreck Days Anacortes Annual Shipwreck Day Flea Market. From 10th - 3rd Street. 8 am – 4 pm 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org

16 Bivalve Bash & Low Tide Mud Run Bow 360 766-6002 Taylor Shellfish www.BivalveBash.com

16 Children’s Art Festival Mount Vernon Arts, crafts, and entertainment at Hillcrest Park. 10 am – 4 pm 360 336-6215 Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation www.ci.mount-vernon.wa.us

22-24 North Cascades Fly-In Concrete The annual Concrete Fly-In is held at the Concrete Municipal Airport. 360 770-4848 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.ConcreteWAFlyIn.org

23 Cement City Street Fair Concrete Arts & crafts, sidewalk sales, live music, motorcycle show and more. 9 am – 4 pm 360 770-4848 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com

29-30 Sidewalk Sale &

August

5-7 Anacortes Arts Festival Anacortes Art booths line Commercial Ave. along with a musical main stage, hands-on youth activities, vintage car show and food. 10 am – 6 pm 360 293-6211 Anacortes Arts Festival www.AnacortesArtsFestival.com

10-13 Skagit County Fair Mount Vernon Features animal exhibits, rides and games, food, live entertainment, and a grand parade. 360 336-9453 Skagit County www.SkagitCounty.net

13 Classic Yacht & Car Show La Conner Annual pancake breakfast, vendors, food, vote on your favorite boat and car. 10 am – 4 pm 360 466-4778 La Conner Chamber www.LaConnerChamber.com

14 Just For Fun Poker Run Sedro-Woolley Runs through Concrete, Rockport, Darrington, Arlington, Lake Cavanaugh, Big Rock & Clear Lake. Starts and ends at Hometown Cafe. 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

19 Putts & Pints Million $ Golf

The Bite of Skagit

Tournament

Mount Vernon Local restaurants offer "bites" from their menus to the public. 360 336-3801 Downtown Business Community of Mount Vernon www.MountVernonDowntown.org

Mount Vernon Marketing and golf merge in this tournament and trade show held at Avalon Golf Links. 1 – 7 pm 360 428-8547 Mount Vernon and Burlington Chambers of Commerce www.MountVernonChamber.com

20-21 Cascade Days Concrete Saturday morning parade, logging demonstration and great food. Enjoy small-town nostalgia. 360 853-7867 Cascade Days www.CascadeDays.com

September

10 Anacortes Antique Engine & Machinery Show Anacortes This show features steam and gas engines, children’s activities, blacksmithing, tractors, motorcycles, tools and hand crafts. 9 am – 4 pm 360 293-1915 Anacortes Museum www.AMShow.org

10-11 Founders’ Days Sedro-Woolley Pancake breakfast, Museum open house. Picnic at Riverfront Park, car show, and children’s activities. 9 am – 4 pm 360 855-2390 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

24 Fall Festival & Spirit of the Spud Mount Vernon Celebrating our local farming community showcasing the beautiful and bountiful harvest of Skagit Valley potatoes. 360 336-3801 Downtown Business Community of Mount Vernon www.MountVernonDowntown.org

24 Harvest Festival

Burlington Medieval type machines hurling pumpkins through the air, zucchini car races, pumpkin painting contest and lots of kids activities. 360 757-0994 Burlington Chamber of Commerce www.Burlington-Chamber.com continued on next page


16-19 Berry Dairy Days

June 30 – July 4 Loggerodeo

Burlington Fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music. Cool Car Show and more! 360 757-0994 Burlington Chamber of Commerce www.Burlington-Chamber.com

June

3-5 Blast From The Past Sedro-Woolley Sidewalk sales from local businesses as well as craft and food vendors. Stage show and live band. Antique car show. 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

4 Skatefest Anacortes Three levels of skateboarding competition held at Ben Root Skate Park. 10 am – 4 pm 360 293-1900 City of Anacortes www.CityofAnacortes.org

4 Kid’s Fishing Derby Anacortes Kids 13 & under fish for free in the derby. Heart Lake. 7 am – 11 am 360 293-1900 City of Anacortes www.CityofAnacortes.org

11 Bark in the Park Festival Anacortes Dog festival to support the dog park at Storvik Park. 9 am – 2 pm 360 293-1900 City of Anacortes www.CityofAnacortes.org

Sedro-Woolley The State’s oldest on-going 4th of July celebration. Enjoy the rodeo, barbecue, live band, chainsaw competition, carnival, fireworks and more! 360 757-0994 Loggerodeo www.Loggerodeo.com

16-18 Skagit Dirt Cup Bow Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup race. Skagit Speedway. 360 724-3567 Skagit Speedway www.SkagitSpeedway.com

18 MoNA Art Auction La Conner Silent and live auction. 5 pm 360 466-4778 Museum of Northwest Art www.MuseumofNWArt.org

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4 July 4th Celebration Anacortes Town photo at 5th & Commercial. Parade. Patriotic program at Causland Park. Fireworks. 10am – 11am 360 588-1108 Anacortes Women of Today

4 4th of July Parade & Fun La Conner “Anything Goes” community parade. Kids activities at Pioneer Park. Fireworks. 12:30 pm 360 466-4778 La Conner Chamber of Commerce www.LaConnerChamber.com

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4 Fabulous 4th of July Mount Vernon Music, food, and fireworks at Edgewater Park. 6 pm 360 336-6215 Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation www.ci.mount-vernon.wa.us

8, 15, 22, 29 Outdoor Movies Sedro-Woolley Every Friday night in July. 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

9 Kids R Best Fest Anacortes Kids Festival. Games, activities, live entertainment, food, prizes and lots more! 10 am – 3 pm 360 293-1900 City of Anacortes www.CityofAnacortes.org

9-10 Highland Games Mount Vernon Traditional Scottish athletic events, food, and merchants. 360 336-9453 Celtic Arts Foundation www.CelticArts.org

15-17 What the Heck Fest Anacortes Performers present music, movies, literature, art, and other undefinables. www.WhattheHeckFest.com


1-30 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

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Mount Vernon Taking place the entire month of April, features fun, family events. Art shows, salmon BBQ, a street fair and more! 360 428-5959 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival www.TulipFestival.org www.TulipFestival.org/Attractions

Throughout the Year Bow Great monthly casino events and headline entertainment performing in The Pacific Showroom. 360 724-7777 Skagit Valley Casino Resort www.TheSkagit.com

Sedro-Woolley Quality Woodcrafters, traditional and chainsaw carvers, woodturners, high school woodshop exhibits/competition /auction, Cub Corner Cafe, and more! 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

9 Skagit Valley Tulip Run Burlington Run the wooded airport trails in the valley’s biggest running event. 2 mile and 5 mile races. 9 am 360 982-2934 Skagit Runners www.skagitrunners.org

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2-24 Kiwanis Salmon BBQ Mount Vernon Alder grilled salmon served with baked potato, coleslaw, garlic bread, beverages, and ice cream at Hillcrest Lodge. 11am-7pm. Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon

9 Anacortes Spring Wine Festival Anacortes Event combines 30 regional vintners and 6 restaurants at the Port Warehouse. 12 pm – 4:30 pm 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org

Mount Vernon Garage sale, antiques and more! 360 336-9453 Skagit County www.SkagitCounty.net

10 Tulip Frolic La Conner Free entertainment and Kid’s Zone. Annual Not-So-Impromptu Parade. 11-2 pm 360 466-4778 Kiwanis, Tulip Festival & La Conner Chamber www.LaConnerChamber.com

15-17 Tulip Festival Street Fair Mount Vernon Juried arts and crafts fair. Live music at

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7 Kid’s Fishing Derby Sedro-Woolley Northern State Pond. Ages 14 and under. 7 am – 3 pm 360 855-2291 Wildcat Steelhead Club www.WildcatSteelhead.com

7 Opening Day Boat Parade La Conner Boat parade along Swinomish Channel. 3 pm 360 466-4778 Swinomish Yacht Club www.LaConnerChamber.com

21-22 Anacortes Waterfront Festival Cap Sante Marina Enjoy splendor of the sea! 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org continud on next page

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Community Profile – La Conner La Conner is home to the Museum of Northwest Art, the Skagit County Historical Museum and the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. These three sights alone can keep your attention captivated for days. La Conner landmarks include the much-photographed Rainbow Bridge. Its burnt-orange color distinguishes it from any bridge in the Northwest. If you look carefully you can see it from Highway 20 driving from Burlington to Anacortes. The bridge leads to the Swinomish Indian Reservation and the private community of Shelter Bay where homeowners lease their land from the Swinomish Tribe. Quiet roads, a private marina, tennis courts, community center, and easy access to Skagit Bay are just a few of the reasons people call this quaint and peaceful part of Skagit County home.

Museum of Northwest Art A one of a kind gallery awaits you at the Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA). The museum originally opened in 1981 under the direction of Art Hupy, a local photographer. With the help of a legion of volunteers and support from famed local artists, the Museum was moved from the 2nd floor of the Gaches Mansion to its current home on 1st Street. MoNA has been showcasing NW art to thousands of people each year with new exhibits and events around every corner. Do not miss the 2011 Art Auction on June 18th. This annual fundraiser will feature over 300 works of art and is MoNA’s primary fundraiser. For more information, please visit www.museumofnorthwestart.com.

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum Located in the Gaches Mansion, the La Conner Quilt & Textile Mu-

seum is the only museum of its kind in Washington State. Established in 1997, the museum includes three stories of displays along with Victorian-era furnishings. With two new exhibits opening every three months and a rotation of quilts from their personal collection, there is always something new to see at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. For more information, please visit www.laconnerquilts.com.

Skagit County Historical Museum Explore Skagit County’s rich and rugged history by touring the Skagit Legacy Exhibit, filled with over 180,000 artifacts depicting early Skagit life from the mountains to the sea. The collection includes farm equipment, household items, Native American pieces, tools and an extensive collection of dolls. Also included are thousands of cont’d on page 39

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Community Profile – La Conner photographs and maps dating back to the 1800’s. Sitting on one of the highest points in La Conner, the Museum’s gallery offers great vistas of Skagit Valley and an up close look at seasonal exhibits. For more information, please visit www.skagitcounty.net.

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One of the most historic buildings in all of Skagit County is the Gaches Mansion, located on 2nd Street. The three-story Mansion with over 20 rooms was built for George and Louisa Gaches in 1891 as their personal residence when they moved from England. The Gaches brothers owned the J&G Gaches Mercantile which was eventually moved to Seattle. In 1905 Dr. G.E. Howe purchased the Mansion and turned it into Skagit County’s first hospital until he sold it just 4 years later. Between 1909 and 1927, the Mansion was owned by the Vaughn Family, who were part owners in the local grocery store. In 1927 the Mansion was converted into apartments with numerous alterations to the floor plan made in order to accommodate additional living quarters. In

1973 the building caught on fire and was vacated completely. The extensive fire damage left the entire third floor exposed to the elements and it was thought that the building would have to be torn down. The La Conner Landmarks Group was founded in 1974 and brought the Mansion back to its original glory. For 14 years, starting in 1981, what is now known as the Museum of Northwest Art was located on the 2nd floor of the Mansion. Today it is owned by the City of La Conner and utilized as the home of the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. For more information, please visit www.laconnerquilts.com.

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The Rainbow Bridge connects La Conner to the southernmost portion of Fidalgo Island, crossing the Swinomish Channel which extends from Skagit Bay to Padilla Bay. The bridge was completed in 1957 and has been burnt-orange since the day the first coat of base paint was applied. The bridge was to be painted green, just like all of the others being built during that time, but strong local support for the color eventually sealed the fate of the now photographically famous Rainbow Bridge.

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by the Cascade Mountains, the winding Skagit River, and the seasonally changing farmlands. It was also rated the “Best Small City in America” in 1998 for a very good reason: everyone wants to visit. As visitors drive through the streets of Mount Vernon they may notice some of its ever present landmarks including the tulip smokestack, historic granary, water tower, and if visiting in

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Community Profile – Mount Vernon Mount Vernon is currently the largest city in beautiful Skagit County with a bustling old downtown, annual Tulip Festival, Skagit County Fair, the Skagit Valley Highland Games and Celtic Arts Festival, Skagit River Shakespeare Festival, historic Lincoln Theatre, McIntyre Hall, and other family friendly experiences that can be enjoyed year round. Outdoor enthusiasts are sure to find many opportunities for adventure within the borders of Mount Vernon’s foothills. This city has 19 public parks including the 517-acre Little Mountain Park that tops the list as the largest and most impressive. It is home to Eagle Rock Challenge Course, archery, mountain bike trails, walking trails, and a covered viewing area that is a perfect place to watch an infamous Skagit Valley sunset over the San Juan Islands, Olympic Mountains, and val-

ley farmland. Several parks grant public access to the river which allows community members and their four legged friends a refreshing reprieve on a hot summer’s day. It is not uncommon to see cars parked in precarious turnouts along the dike in Mount Vernon as eager fishermen hunt for the perfect fishing hole in the Skagit River. Mount Vernon has also experienced rapid growth in the past few years. It has become home to Skagit Station, which was built in 2004, to accommodate Amtrak, Greyhound, Skagit Transit, and taxi services in our community. This town is becoming well-known for its state of the art medical services including the newly-remodeled, award-winning Skagit Valley Hospital. It provides a full continuum of care to this community including its newest expansions featuring all private patient

MUST SEE! To truly explore what Skagit County has to offer, it is appropriate to get a bird’s eye view. One of the best places to do just that is from the lookouts on top of Little Mountain in Mount Vernon. Take exit 225 (Anderson Road) go north to Blackburn Road and head east. Veer to the right and follow Little Mountain Road for 1/4 mile to the entrance of Little Mountain Park. The road eventually leads to a parking lot and two viewpoints offering incredible views of the valley below. Once you have your bearings.....start exploring!

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Community Profile – Mount Vernon rooms, a new Emergency/Trauma unit, a new Family Birth Center, and expanded space for surgical and critical care.

come a sophisticated blend of historical and modern buildings that house some of the finest educators, course offerings and students. Athletes from all over the state travel here to compete and showcase Schools their talent in the legThe Mount Vernon endary Mount VerSchool District has non High School over 100 years of gym which was rich history and ranked as one is the largest of the best district in Skgyms in agit Valley. Washington This district State. Mount serves over Vernon is also 5,700 students home to Skagit in nine schools. Valley College; a It is a growing © L a u r a To t t en two-year commuand diverse district nity college that that offers a wide grants academic transfer range of educational opdegrees, technical degrees and cerportunities and high quality intificates. Its campus has experienced structional programs. In fact, Mount Vernon High School has be- rapid expansion, remodeling, and

HISTORY FACT Mount Vernon was named after the plantation estate of George Washington, first President of the United States. The first settlers on the banks of the Skagit River, in a place that would eventually be called Mount Vernon, were Jasper Gates and Joseph Dwelley. They arrived in 1870, several years before Harrison Clothier and E.G. English who were later recognized as the city’s founders. Hotels and saloons opened up along the banks of the Skagit River to house and cater to the many that were coming to take part in the area’s first industry, logging. Mount Vernon's future was secured when it was chosen to be the Skagit County seat. Today, the county jail and most Skagit County government offices are located in Mount Vernon.

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Community Profile – Mount Vernon new construction to meet the educational needs and desires of this area. Two private schools are also within Mount Vernon; Immaculate Conception Regional School offers K through 8th grade education and Mount Vernon Christian School is a K through 12th grade school with a brand new high school facility.

The streets of downtown Mount Vernon host a variety of artisans, entertainment and food booths on April 15-17, 2011.

The fair features exhibitions, carnival rides, musical entertainment, livestock shows, a pro-west rodeo, and much more on August 10-13, 2011.

Skagit River Shakespeare Festival Each August, Edgewater Park is transformed into a starlit theatrical event where guests can enjoy Shakespearean plays in a 300-seat amphitheater.

Skagit Valley Highland Games and Celtic Festival Enjoy Scottish films, dancing competitions, concert, champion bagpipe bands, and Highland athletic competitions on July 9-10, 2011.

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In addition to rivers, streams, mountains and islands, Skagit County also boasts a number of lakes. The four largest are Clear Lake, Big Lake, Lake McMurray and Lake Cavanaugh. All four are located east of Mount Vernon and have year-round residents. Populations of people and boats are at their highest during the summer months. All have public boat launches and are great for fishing, kayaking and swimming. Clear Lake, Big Lake and Lake Cavanaugh allow for motorized boats and offer great water for wakeboarding, waterskiing or cruising the lake with family and friends.

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Located between Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley, Clear Lake was at the center of the logging boom in the early 1900’s. At one time over 1,000 people lived in the town. In 1925 the mill failed and took many of the local businesses with it. During the summer, Clear Lake is one of the best swimming locations in the county. For an off-season swim, join several hundred “spirited” locals for the Annual Penguin Dip on January 1st.

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The smallest of the four lakes is Lake McMurray at .2 square miles in size. The lake is located just 5 miles east of the I-5 Conway exit and 4 miles south of Big Lake on Highway 9, with speed restricted to 8 mph. Homes surround much of the lake, with fishing, swimming and kayaking being the most popular activities. Lake McMurray’s busiest day of the year is opening day of fishing season.

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The most remote of the four lakes is Lake Cavanaugh. Tucked up in the hills at over 1,000 feet in elevation, Lake Cavanaugh is one of Skagit County’s best kept secrets. Surrounded by homes, it is the largest lake at 1.3 square miles and offers tremendous views of the foothills and Cascade Mountains. The community has an active association and hosts an annual fun run which takes place on August 6th.

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Community Profile – Conway

Conway

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onway’s roots stretch back to 1873 when it was established as a riverboat town. Due to its ideal location, the Great Northern Railway built a station in Conway in 1891. Since then, Conway has blossomed into a small town of friendly locals who are proud of their community, small business district, and farms. Located at the entrance to Skagit County from the south, many visitors will start their exploration of Skagit County here. Just over the bridge to the west of Conway’s business district is Fir Island. This large land mass is located between the north and south forks of the Skagit River. The 13,000 acre Skagit Wildlife Recreation Area managed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife is located here on the shores of Skagit Bay. Approximately 180 different species of birds have been spotted here including migrating snow geese, sea ducks, blue herons, pelicans and bald eagles. Driving through this area of Skagit County, you are bound to run into Snow Goose Produce, located on Fir Island Road. Locals know this as a great place to find fresh seafood, artisan cheeses, fine wine and immodest scoops of ice cream in handmade waffle cones.

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Community Profile – Burlington

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shops, tasty cafes, locally owned restaurants, and other convenient services.

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Community Profile – Burlington Outside of the “downtown atmos- films on 14 screens, the most recent phere” visitors are sure to notice the Blockbuster hits, and a concession abundance of retail options that line area. Just down the corridor, visitors the streets. Burlington has bemay stumble upon a semi-truck come the fourth largest protruding through a glass city in the county and wall that displays has the most major hands on activities, retail spaces learning centers, within its borand creative toys. ders. Over This visual 60,000 shopstatement is pers can be sure to attract seen each day your children hustling into the funthroughout filled space the likes of the known as the Cascade Mall, Children’s MuOutlet Shoppes at seum. It is an at© Lis a S w anb er g Burlington, traction that you and Fairhaven District, and your children are sure to Burlington Boulevard. enjoy. Visitors will have the The Cascade Mall functions as a opportunity to operate a real crane, great indoor option for shoppers. get behind the wheel of a semi-truck, Aside from retail spaces, it also houses captain a tug-boat, shop in a market, a multiplex theatre and the Children’s put on a costume-filled theatrical perMuseum of Skagit County. The AMC formance, or even get down and artsy Lowes Theatre shows new release in the supply-filled studio/art center.

MUST SEE! Sakuma Bros. Farms & Market offers a variety of berries, fruits, vegetables, and plants harvested from its fields located in beautiful Skagit Valley. Grab a pint, quart, or flat of mouth-watering strawberries or pick your own from the U-Pick fields. And don’t forget a basket of raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Jams, syrups, and Sakuma Market dried tea are also available at the Market Stand. You won’t be able to resist the strawberry shortcake, milk shake, and waffle cone ice cream! Bring a lunch, ride the tractorpulled barrel train, and enjoy the sunshine at the Farm. For specials, a calendar of events, and interesting articles about this local Skagit Valley farm, visit sakumamarketstand.com. 17790 Cook Road, Burlington 360 757-8004 www.sakumamarketstand.com

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With eight parks, there are many opportunities to enjoy the beauty of Burlington. Tournaments and athletic competitions bring many visitors onto the lush green fields that saddle the Skagit River Dike throughout Burlington. In the summer months, the largest and most populated park is the 51-acre Skagit River Park. It features 22 soccer fields, eight baseball diamonds, and 24 horseshoe pits. North of Burlington is a 27-hole link style golf course and the highly entertaining sprint car track known as Skagit Speedway. And for those who are looking for indoor options, Burlington is home to the only indoor roller skating rink in the county and Planet Jupiter which offers high speed go cart racing, mini-golf and laser tag. The agricultural roots of Burlington are also celebrated each June and September with two entertaining and family-friendly events: Berry Dairy Days and the Fall Harvest Festival. The Berry Dairy Days in June feature a parade, 2-mile and 10k runs, a tractor show, and some pretty spectacular, locally grown, strawberry shortcake. September’s Fall Harvest Festival features a variety of activities in town and at city parks that are sure to catch your interest. Visitors can experience the annual pumpkin pitch, mule rides, art show, pie tasting competition, and the delectable and memorable Kiwanis Salmon BBQ.

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HISTORY FACTS It was in the fall of 1882 that John P. Millett and William McKay entered the dense forest of cedar, spruce, fir and small timber and, disturbing the deer, bear and cougar, erected a shack and made ready for the establishment of a logging camp ground which now stands as the City of Burlington. It was officially incorporated on June 16, 1902. Berry Dairy Days began in 1937 by the local volunteer firemen as a fundraiser for new equipment. The celebration included a parade, carnival and the “World’s Largest Shortcake” which served more than 5,000 people. Source: www.burlington-chamber.com

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Community Profile – Burlington Northwest Skagit County Northwest Skagit County offers a network of rural towns that are a blend of old time charm and the amenities of today. This portion of the county includes large tracts of farmland, rolling hills, specialty shops and restaurants and access to miles of shoreline.

Alger Located along Old Highway 99, the town of Alger was once known as a logging camp, but today is the center of everything racing in Skagit County. Skagit Speedway has been in Alger for 50 years showcasing highoctane racing around a 3/10 mile oval to fans from around the U.S. and Canada. Racing takes place every Saturday night between April and September.

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Located between the base of the Chuckanut Mountains and Samish Bay, today’s small town of Blanchard was a bustling place between 1885 and 1925 when the Blanchard Logging Company was operating. As logging began to diminish, oyster farming was quick to take its place in the 1920’s. Today the Taylor Shellfish Farm can be found on Chuckanut Drive just north of Blanchard.

Originally named Brownsville, Bow became home to a post office and a population boom when the Great Northern Railway decided to reroute its railways around the Chuckanut Mountains. Today Bow is primarily a residential community overlooking Samish Bay.

Edison Downtown Edison is a prime example of what Skagit County is all about. The quaint town is located at the intersection of Farm to Market Road and Bow Hill Road and was one of the first accredited high schools in Washington State. This tightly packed commercial district has artisan bread makers, a gallery, specialty shops and two famous watering holes with excellent food and nightlife.

Samish Island Located at the northern end of Padilla Bay, Samish Island is roughly 3.5 miles long and 1 mile wide. The island has been accessible via the Samish Island Road since the dikes were built in 1930. Before that time it was surrounded by water with Samish Bay to the north and Padilla By to the south. The island has 480 homes and is the headquarters of the Blau Oyster Company.

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Located between the Skagit Regional Airport and Padilla Bay, Bay View is home to a small residential community, the Bay View State Park and the Breazeale Interpretive Center. The center offers indoor exhibits, a reference library, saltwater aquariums and views to the west across Padilla Bay to Fidalgo Island.

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Along Skagit County’s northern-most waterfront, you will find Chuckanut Drive. This 21 mile corridor leads from the flat farmland through the Chuckanut Mountains to Bellingham, the largest city between Seattle and Canada. Twisting and turning, the road climbs quickly into the forest canopy overlooking Samish Bay and the San Juan Islands. There are several dining choices along the way, offering succulent northwest seafood in a beautiful setting. If you would like to witness a shellfish farm in action, visit Taylor Shellfish Farm, located just after the hairpin corner going north on Chuckanut Drive.

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Skagit County, is located adjacent to the bay. The 2.25 mile path along the dike allows for tremendous wildlife viewing and an up close look at one of the most healthy, least disturbed and most biologically productive estuaries on Puget Sound.

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Community Profile – Sedro-Woolley

Sedro-Woolley

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trap on your boots and come visit the one-of-a-kind city of SedroWoolley. At the height of its day in the late 1800’s, eleven trains arrived in Sedro-Woolley daily, the timber industry was prospering, and settlers eagerly established homesteads near the rail lines. However, after a disastrous fire in 1911 that leveled most of the downtown businesses, Sedro-Woolley was forced to rebuild. During its reconstruction, the downtown buildings were assembled out of brick and have therefore retained much of their original architecture. Today, many people first arrive in Sedro-Woolley in passing due to its location as a gateway city to the North Cascades. After just a single glance, the historical flavor becomes evident and the western charm of the city lures them in for more.

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Community Profile – Sedro-Woolley The city’s downtown district is decorated with historical murals, lifesize cedar statues that have been carved by chainsaw and hand finished, and attractive gas lamp replicas. Sedro-Woolley has done a remarkable job maintaining its old town charm while still incorporating most modern conveniences. It is a full-service town where customers can expect friendly smiles and reasonable prices within clothing shops, antique dealers, espresso stands, quaint cafes, locally loved diners, hardware stores, pharmacies, and gift shops. Some of the most beloved attractions in Sedro-Woolley revolve around its unique history. The SedroWoolley Museum tells the story of early logging, mining, and agriculture. It features miniature exhibits of the town along with restored automotives

and logging trucks. Woodfest and the Loggerodeo also take spectators back in time. Each of these events spotlight phenomenal wood carvings, workmanship, educational exhibits, and guaranteed fun for the whole family. When in Sedro-Woolley, it is hard to resist the temptation to visit the fast-paced Skagit River or even get down and dirty in some of the local parks. Riverfront Park, which is situated on 60-acres lining the banks of the Skagit River, has a boat launch and river access. It also provides picnic shelters and tables, BBQ pits, baseball fields, an RV park, amphitheatre, and an off-leash dog park. Bingham Park, which is located at the intersection of Highway 20 and Cook Road, has ball fields, a playground, picnic shelters, and BBQ pits that are heavily used by athletes and spectators alike.

Woodfest April 9-10, 2011 This event features a variety of vendors and display booths including chainsaw carvers, wood turners, traditional carvers, wood crafters, artisans, high school wood working exhibits, educational exhibits, a silent auction, and a tour of many carvings and murals located throughout downtown Sedro-Woolley.

Blast From The Past June 3-5, 2011 During the first weekend in June, local businesses offer sidewalk sales, craft and food vendors fill the streets, and classy cars and car lovers travel great distances to enjoy the antique car show on Saturday.

Loggerodeo June 29, 30-July 4, 2011 The Loggerodeo is Washington’s oldest 4th of July celebration. It features logging contests, parades, carnival attractions, a fun run, and a must see rodeo.

Founder’s Days September 10-11, 2011 An annual celebration of the city’s history during the second weekend of September features a pancake breakfast, a museum open house, a Sunday picnic at Riverfront Park, a car show and children’s activities in the park.

A Weekend in Eastern Skagit County By Jason Miller

Start your weekend in the traditional downtown of SedroWoolley and plan to visit the jewel of eastern Skagit County: the North Cascades National Park. Filled with trails and panoramic views it is one of western Washington’s best-kept secrets. See www.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/index.htm for details. As you continue east to Lyman be sure to marvel at the historic Minkler Mansion before visiting the museum in Hamilton. Concrete, “the center of the known universe,” is a few minutes farther east. Plan to stroll its quaint Town Center, wander through a fledgling community garden, visit the Puget Sound Energy Fish Trap and Visitor Center via the historic Henry Thompson Bridge, and taste some of the best pizza in the state at Annie’s Pizza Station. You might want to stock up on food at Albert’s Red Apple Market, too. Eight miles to the east, is Rockport and its popular Howard Miller Steelhead Park campground. Marblemount, east of

Rockport, offers top-notch and varied cuisines, plus a host of lodging options. A civil war reenactment every April fills SR 20 with the sights, sounds, and smells of that period in U.S. history. Drop into Newhalem for provisions and several trails around the Seattle City Light hydroelectric complex. For tours and details visit www.seattle.gov/light/tours/skagit. More information on lodging and events in eastern Skagit County can be found at www.sedro-woolley.com (SedroWoolley Chamber of Commerce), www.concrete-wa.com (Concrete Chamber of Commerce), and www.marblemount.com (North Cascades Visitor Information Center). Jason Miller is publisher and editor of the Concrete Herald, a monthly community newspaper dating back to the late 1800s. He can be reached at 360 853-8213 or editor@concrete-herald.com.

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Hamilton Further east on Highway 20 from Lyman is the town of Hamilton. Situated alongside the Skagit River, much of the town is prone to flooding every couple of years. The early 1900’s were boom times for Hamilton due mostly in part to

timber harvesting and the railroad that was built.

Birdsview Continuing east on Highway 20, you will find the unofficial town of Birdsview which includes a gas station, country store, Birdsview Burgers and the Birdsview Brewing Co. Nearby is Rasar State Park, a 169 acre camping park with over 4,000 feet of freshwater shoreline. Ensley

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Community Profile – Concrete

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The Cascade Trail parallels Highway 20 and occupies the route of an abandoned railroad that was built in 1900. The trail is 22.5 miles in length and connects Concrete to SedroWoolley. The surface is crushed rock and is open to those on horseback, bicyclists, runners and walkers.

Originally established in the early 1900’s, the Concrete Herald covered news and activity in Eastern Skagit County until 1989. After being dormant for 20 years, the paper was

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revitalized with support from the local community and the efforts of Jason Miller, a local freelance writer and resident of Concrete. Be sure to pick up a copy while you are in town or visit www.concrete-herald.com.

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Taking place on August 20th and 21st, Cascade Days has something for everyone. With parades through town, firefighter and logger competitions, car show, kids activities, live music and more, be sure to schedule a trip “up river” during this weekend to enjoy the festivities.

360.853.8213 www.concrete-herald.com

Concrete Theatre Originally opened in 1924, the Concrete Theatre has had a colorful past, serving as the entertainment center of Concrete and Eastern Skagit County. In 1987 the theatre was added to the Washington State Historical Registry and while there have been many years in which the theatre was not in operation, scheduled showings started in February 2010. 2011-2012 I Love Skagit County “Your Everything Guide!” | iLoveSkagit.com

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Community Profile – North Cascades

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Both small towns are actually in Whatcom County, but are only accessible via Skagit County during the winter months as Highway 20 is closed between Diablo and Mazama due to heavy snow. Company towns were built here to house the workers during the construction of the Gorge, Diablo, and Ross Lake Dams during a 50 year span beginning in 1918. Adjacent to the Newhalem Creek Campground is the North Cascades Visitor Center which features exhibits on the park’s natural beauty and cultural history. The center is open seven days a week between May and October. For an up close and personal look at the remote Skagit River Gorge between June and September, take the 2.5 hour Diablo Lake Adventure Tour. Seattle City Light has been offering tours of the dams and education on hydroelectric power since 1928. For more information, please visit www.seattle.gov/light/tours/skagit.

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Community Profile – North Cascades

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Demographics – Weather & Employment Climate / Weather

Wage and Salary Employment

Avg. Temp (f) Avg. Prec. (in.) January February March April May June July August September October November December

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Source: www.skagit.org The Washington State Univeristy Cooperative Extension - "Skagit Crop Topics" Newsletter

Annual Average Non-Farm Wage and Salary Employment (2004, 2009 and 2014 projections) Change Change 2004 2009 2014 2004-09 2009-14 Total Non-Farm Employment 43,200 48,900 52,200 2.5% 1.3% Construction 3,200 4,400 4,700 6.6% 1.3% Manufacturing 5,000 5,300 5,300 1.2% 0.0% Wholesale Trade 900 1,100 1,100 4.1% 0.0% Retail Trade 7,000 8,200 8,700 3.2% 1.2% Trans., Warehousing & Utilities 1,300 1,400 1,600 1.5% 2.7% Information 400 500 600 4.6% 3.7% Financial Activities 1,800 2100 2,200 3.1% 0.9% Professional & Business Services 2,200 2,600 2,900 4.0% 2.2% Education & Health Services 4,600 5,200 5,800 2.5% 2.2% Leisure & Hospitality 4,600 5,000 5,300 1.7% 1.2% Other Services 1,700 1,900 2,000 2.2% 1.0% Government 10,200 11,100 11,900 1.7% 1.4% Source: www.skagit.org The Washington State Employment Security Department, Labor Market and Economic Analysis Branch

Employment & Income July 2010 Skagit County Labor Force 57,990 Employment 52,260 Unemployment 5,730 Unemployment Rate 9.3% 2008 Median Household Income $53,510

Washington State Labor Force 3,551,130 Employment 3,244,910 Unemployment 306,220 Unemployment Rate 8.6% 2008 Median Household Income $58,081

Source: The Washington State Employment Security Department, Labor Market and Economic Analysis Branch

Population Skagit County Anacortes Burlington Concrete

116,901 15,778 8,388 705

La Conner Mount Vernon Sedro-Woolley Unincorporated Source: 2010 Census

891 31,743 10,540 48,856

Real-Estate 2009 median home price – $286,900 2009 median rent (apartment) – $744 per month Source: City-data.com

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Demographics – Schools Skagit County Schools Anacortes District #103 360 293-1200 www.anacortes.k12.wa.us Anacortes High School 1600 – 20th Street Anacortes Middle School 2202 M Avenue Elementary Schools Fidalgo 13590 Gibralter Road Island View 2501 J Avenue Mt Erie 1313 – 41st Street Whitney 1200 M Avenue

Burlington-Edison District #100 360 757-3311 www.be.wednet.edu Burlington-Edison High School 301 N Burlington Blvd K-8 Schools Allen 17145 Cook Road, Bow

Bay View 15241 Josh Wilson Road Edison 5801 Main Avenue, Bow Lucille Umbarger 820 S Skagit Street West View 515 W Victoria Avenue

Concrete District #11 360 853-8141 www.concrete.k12.wa.us Concrete High School 7830 S Superior Avenue Concrete Middle School 45389 Airport Way Concrete Elementary 7838 S Superior Avenue

Conway District #317 360 445-5785 www.conway.k12.wa.us

Conway School (K-8) 19710 SR 534, Mount Vernon

La Conner District #311 360 466-3171 www.lcsd.wednet.edu La Conner High School 502 N 6th Street La Conner Middle School 503 N 6th Street La Conner Elementary School 404 N 6th Street

Mount Vernon District #320

Preparing students to respond in loving service to God and their neighbors.

A loving, caring, safe place for your child to learn.

360.424.9157 820 W. Blackburn Rd., Mount Vernon www.MVCWA.com

360 428-6110 www.mv.k12.wa.us Mount Vernon High School 314 N 9th Street Middle Schools LaVenture 1200 LaVenture Road Mt Baker 2310 E Section Street Elementary Schools Centennial 3100 Martin Road Jefferson 1801 E Blackburn Road Lincoln 1005 S 11th Street Little Mountain 1514 S LaVenture Road Madison 907 E Fir Street Washington 1020 McLean Road

Sedro-Woolley District #101 360 855-3500 www.swsd.k12.wa.us Sedro-Woolley High School 1235 – 3rd Street Cascade Middle School 201 N Township Street Elementary Schools Big Lake 16802 Lake View Blvd Central 601 Talcott Clear Lake 23631 Lake Street Evergreen 1007 McGarigle Road Lyman 8183 Lyman Avenue Mary Purcell 700 Bennett Street Samish 23953 Prairie Road

Private Schools Alger Learning Center & Independence High School 121 Alder Drive Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 360 757-7533 www.independent-learning.com Clearwater Christian School 315 Main Street Suite D Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360 848-1112 Foothills Christian School 208 Snoqualmie Street Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360 420-9749 Immaculate Conception 1321 E Division Street Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360 428-3912 www.icrsweb.org Mount Vernon Christian 820 W Blackburn Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360 424-9157 www.mvcwa.com Skagit Adventist Academy 530 N Section Street Burlington, WA 98233 360 755-9261 www.skagitadventist.com

Colleges Skagit Valley College 2405 E College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360 416-7600 www.skagit.edu

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Demographics – Public Service Government

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Swinomish Tribe www.swinomish.org Upper Skagit Tribe www.upperskagittribe.com

1800 Continental Place #100 Mount Vernon, WA 98273 www.skagitcounty.net

Public Service Cities & Towns Anacortes 904 6th Street www.cityofanacortes.org Burlington 833 S Spruce Street www.ci.burlington.wa.us Concrete 45672 Main Street www.townofconcrete.com La Conner 204 Douglas Street www.laconner.net Lyman 8334 S Main Street www.townoflyman.com Mount Vernon 910 Cleveland Avenue www.ci.mount-vernon.wa.us Sedro-Woolley 325 Metcalf Street www.ci.sedro-woolley.wa.us

Port Districts Port of Skagit County www.portofskagit.com Port of Anacortes www.portofanacortes.com

Airports Anacortes Airport 4000 Airport Road 360 293-4691 Concrete Airport 7879 S Superior Avenue 360 853-8401 Skagit Regional Airport 15400 Airport Drive, Burlington 360 757-0011

Sedro-Woolley 802 Ball Avenue 360 855-1166 Skagit County Law Library 205 W Kincaid Street #104 Mount Vernon 360 336-9324 Upper Skagit Library 45770-B Main Concrete 360 853-7939 Respecting People. Impacting Business.SM

More than temporary success Looking for flexible work or a full-time job? Express has connections to get your career moving. Come in, call, or apply online today.

• Adminsitrative 525 E. College Way, Ste. F Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Libraries Anacortes 1220 10th Street 360 293-1910 Burlington 820 E Washington Avenue 360 755-0760 Guemes Island 7549 Guemes Island Road 360 293-9052 La Conner 614 Morris Street 360 466-3352 Mount Vernon 315 Snoqualmie Street 360 336-6209

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Low costs, abundant power, world-class fiber optics, easy-access transportation, a prime work force and superb quality of life provide a welcoming environment to a diverse array of industries seeking to establish themselves in the Northwest and contribute to the economic growth of Skagit County.

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Work force Education Workforce Education — 26 26 a accredited cc r e d i t e d and and iindustry-aligned ndustr y-aligned program program options. o p t ions . Transfer Transfer Degrees Degrees and and specialized specialized pathways pathways in Business, in B usiness, Music, Music, Pre-Nursing, Pre -Nursing, and and Science. S c i e n ce . courses ourses designed designed to to Adult Ad ult Basic Basic Education E d u c at i o n — c enhance English, e n h a n ce E nglish, Math, Math, and and Writing Writing skills. s k ills . CContact ontact Admissions: Admissions: 360.416.7697 360.416.7697 | ttoll oll ffree ree 11.877.385.5360 .877.385.5360 admissions@skagit.edu a d m iss i o ns @s k a g i t . e d u | w www.skagit.edu w w.skagit.edu

SVC’s Marine Maintenance Technology program.

Skagit Valley Skagit Valley C College ollege provides provides a drug-free drug-free environment environment and and does does not not discriminate discriminate on on the the basis basis of of rrace, a ce , ccolor, olor, national national origin, origin, sex, sex , disability, disabilit y, sexual s e xual o rientation, or or age age in in its its programs programs and and employment. e m p l oy m e nt . orientation,

Northwest Custom Cabinets

Jobs for Our Community Box 348 / 15400 Airport Drive Burlington WA 98233 / 360.757.0011 www.portofskagit.com

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Demographics – Health Care Health Care Skagit County has three accredited hospitals and numerous health, dental, and vision clinics. The residents of this area are fortunate to have state-of-the-art health care and specialized health services available in a variety of settings. Patients can access a wide-range of care that best suits their needs and health care concerns. Health care professionals are committed to providing the best care possible in addition to offering educational tools that will ultimately promote healthy living. With over 200 physicians and surgeons in a variety of medical specialties, it is easy to see why Skagitonians can find quality care in their own back yard. Our medical community’s specialties include allergy and immunology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, hematology, infertility, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, nuclear medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, occupational medicine, oncology, optometry, ophthalmology, orthopedics and podiatry, osteopathy, pediatrics, physical medicine and general rehabilitation, psychiatry, pulmonology, radiology, sports medicine, various surgi-

cal specialties, and urology. Skagit County also has several dozen health care clinics that include walk-in clinics in Mount Vernon, Burlington, and Anacortes. In addition, Sea Mar, located in Mount Vernon, is a community based organization that provides quality, comprehensive health and human services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos. Skagit County’s dental practitioners offer services ranging from cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, general dentistry, and pediatric dentistry to orthodontics, periodontics, and oral or maxillofacial surgery.

Specialized Care Birth Centers – Island and Skagit Valley hospitals offer prenatal care and Birth Centers that provide comfortable settings for labor, delivery, and bonding time between parents and their newborns. Mammography – The Breast Care Center offers complete breast health services in Mount Vernon. United General and Island Hospital also offer brest health services. Extended Care – Skagit County offers over two-dozen businesses devoted to extended care. The choices include assisted

living facilities, convalescent centers, nursing homes, retirement and life care communities and homes. Additional agencies offer home health care, Meals on Wheels, hospice services and respite care. Kidney Center – The Skagit Valley Kidney Center is equipped with 18 hemodialysis stations in a comfortable, modern setting that features plenty of natural light, highly trained staff, and other amenities to create a family-like atmosphere. Preventative Care – All three hospitals are committed to the health of this community and its residents by providing important preventative, educational, and support programs. They also feature health resource centers where patients can receive blood pressure and cholesterol screenings in addition to classes, lectures, and seminars to better their livelihood and overall health. Hospice of the Northwest – Program includes nursing care, home health aides, medical social services, spiritual support, bereavement support, physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. Sleep Disorder Center – All three hospitals offer treatment and education for people with sleep disorders.

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Demographics – Health Care Wound Care and these services to meet the demand in the communities served: • Diagnostic Imaging services include x-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, mammography, MRI and arteriography. • Cancer Care Center in the Medical Office Building, which also houses cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab and diabetes programs. • The Sleep Wellness Center operates in a state-of-the-art facility at 1110 22nd St., Anacortes. • Island Hospital also operates Anacortes Family Medicine, Fidalgo Medical Associates, Island Surgeons and Lopez Island Medical Clinic.

Island Hospital Island Hospital, recognized as one of the most innovative small hospitals in the U.S., is an integral part of the great quality of life on Fidalgo Island. With more than 100 physicians and other providers, 43-bed Island Hospital offers a full range of services, from birth to rehabilitation.

High-quality services In 2009, Consumer Reports recognized Island Hospital for outstanding patient communication, receiving the third highest score (of only five recognized hospitals) in Washington State. Over the years Island Hospital has received numerous quality awards, most notably as a Top 100 Hospital by Evanston, IL-based Solucient, a national health-care information corporation. The hospital has also received national awards for spiritual care, patient safety, home health, laboratory and cancer care. The Island Hospital Renovation & Expansion Project, completed in 2008, resulted in a $40-million upgrade including expansion of the Emergency Department, Diagnostic Imaging and a new inpatient floor featuring 31 private patient rooms.

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Wide range of services With the recent addition of a skilled Psychiatrist, Island now offers a comprehensive Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Program that works with families, children and healthcare providers. The Thomas P. Brooks MD Birth Center comprises four “LDRP” (labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum) rooms, two private postpartum rooms and two outpatient rooms. The hospital has a renowned inpatient and outpatient Surgery Center as well as Respiratory Care,

For information about Island Hospital service, physicians or other programs, call the Island Health Resource Center, (360) 299-1397.

Your best healthcare experience begins at Island Hospital. We always place your emotional and medical needs first and foremost.

Your center for health & wellness for West Skagit & the San Juan Islands!

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Demographics – Health Care Skagit Valley Hospital Skagit Valley Hospital is a health care leader in Northwest Washington, providing advanced, quality and comprehensive services to the people of our communities. The hospital added Skagit Regional Clinics, formerly Skagit Valley Medical Center, in 2010, providing primary and specialty care by more than 100 providers at eight locations in Skagit, Island and north Snohomish counties. The hospital, expanded in 2007, features private patient rooms throughout, from the Level III Trauma Emergency Department to the well-appointed Family Birth Center. The hospital offers a full range of surgical services in six, state-of-the-art operating rooms; advanced diagnostics including CT, MRI and PET; the area’s only cardiac catheterization labs; and a spacious Center for Sleep Disorders. Skagit Valley Hospital leads the way in comprehensive cancer care with the latest in medical and radiation therapy and excellence in diagnostics and treatment for cancer

patients in one convenient location. The Breast Institute provides a multidisciplinary program dedicated to assist breast cancer patients from diagnosis to survivorship. Skagit Valley Hospital is a network member of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which brings together the talents and research power of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s. Skagit Valley Hospital is Skagit County’s largest employer and the

third largest public district hospital in the State of Washington. It is Skagit Valley Hospital’s vision to be “the best regional integrated health system in the Northwest, dedicated to understanding and exceeding our patients’ expectations.” For more information, go to www.skagitvalleyhospital.org.

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Demographics – Health Care/Community Resources United General Hospital United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley has been a vital part of the community since 1965. The hospital serves Public Hospital District 304, geographically one of the largest in the state, including Burlington, Sedro-Woolley, Bow-Edison, Bayview, Samish Island, Lyman, Hamilton, Concrete, Rockport, Marblemount, Clear Lake and portions of Mount Vernon, and is governed by a five-member board of commissioners. United General offers highly personalized care. Our location provides easy access, easy parking, and a quiet, park-like setting. In addition to an excellent staff, the hospital provides state-of-the-art technology including the most advanced cancer radiation unit in the

region, a computerized medication system, and hands-free communication devices for outstanding patient safety. Our goal is to be one of the best, safest community hospitals in the state. Services at United General include: North Puget Cancer Center, the only cancer care facility in the region with more than 30 years of experience; 24/7 emergency department; diagnostic imaging cen-

Community Resources Skagit County Community Action Agency.........................360 416-7585 330 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon www.skagitcap.org Veterans Assistance Program Phone ...........................360 416-7585 330 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon Department of Social and Health Services ......................877 501-2233 900 E College Way, #100, Mount Vernon Meals on Wheels and Senior Lunch Program......................360 419-3420 Skagit Domestic Violence and Assault Services..............360 336-9591 Housing Authority of Skagit County Phone ...........................360 428-1959 1650 Port Drive, Burlington Pregnancy Choices.........360 428-4777 617 West Division St, Mount Vernon Sea Mar Community Health Centers Phone ...........................360 428-4075 1010 East College Way, Mount Vernon Skagit County Health Department Phone ...........................360 336-9380 700 S 2nd St. Ste 301, Mount Vernon

Skagit County Parks & Recreation Phone ...........................360 336-9414 315 South 3rd St, Mount Vernon Skagit Hospice................360 848-5550 1415 East Kincaid St, Mount Vernon Washington Poison Center Phone ...........................800 222-1222 North Sound Mental Health Administration ..........360 416-7013 117 North 1st St, Mount Vernon VA Puget Sound Health Care System Phone ...........................800 329-8387 Boys and Girls Clubs of Skagit County Anacortes .......................360 588-9045 Mount Vernon ..............360 428-6995 La Conner.....................360 466-3672 Sedro-Woolley..............360 272-4553 Skagit Valley YMCA .......360 336-9622 215 East Fulton St, Mount Vernon Red Cross Skagit Valley ..360 424-5291 160 Cascade Pl. #208, Burlington Skagit Transit .................360 757-4433 105 E Kincaid, Mount Vernon Amtrak Phone .......................1-800-872-7245

* Information provided by Skagit County Community Action Agency

ter; comprehensive surgical services; intensive care unit; physical, occupational, speech and massage therapy; diabetes education program; fitness center; sleep disorders center; pulmonary rehabilitation and more. The hospital also offers Wellness 360, a community education program that emphasizes allaround health. Classes provide information about nutrition, exercise, stress management and other health topics; screenings and risk assessments are also provided. United General hosts health fairs and other events throughout the year and the hospital’s speakers’ bureau provides free presentations throughout Skagit County.

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Senior Centers Anacortes 1701 - 22nd St Phone.....................360 293-7473

Burlington 1011 Greenleaf Ave Phone .................360 755-0102

Concrete 45821 Railroad Ave Phone .................360 853-8400

Marblemount 60055 State Route 20 Phone.....................360 873-4432

Mount Vernon 1401 Cleveland Ave Phone .................360 336-5757

Sedro-Woolley 715 Pacific St, Memorial Park Complex.............360 855-1513

Swinomish 17691 Reservation Rd Phone .................360 466-3980

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Albert’s Red Apple ...................................61 Allstate - Dailey Insurance Agency ..........65 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce........................Activity Map Anacortes Inn ..........................................27 Anacortes Museum..................................32 Angel of the Winds Casino........................Inside Front Cover Annie’s Pizza Station...............................61 Anthony’s Restaurant...............Activity Map Azusa Farm and Gardens .......................13 Best Western College Way Inn..................4 Best Western Cottontree Inn .....................4 Big Scoop Sundae Palace.......................44 Birdsview Burgers....................................58 Blue Lake Property Management ..............8 Bob’s Burgers & Brew .............................52 Burlington Automotive..............................51 Burlington Chamber of Commerce........................Activity Map Burlington-Anacortes KOA ........................9 Business Bank...........................................9 Calico Cupboard Cafe’ & Bakery.............27 Camp Firwood .........................................23 Cap Sante Inn..........................................34 Carino’s Italian.........................................51 Central Moving & Storage .........................6 Children’s Museum of Skagit County ........8 Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse ....12 Concrete Herald ......................................61 Concrete Theatre.......................................8 Cook Rd Shell..........................................52 Country Motorhomes ...............................21 Craig Romano .........................................16 Days Inn ..................................................47 Deception Pass Tours, Inc...34, Activity Map Edward Jones ..........................Activity Map El Gitano Mexican Restaurant & Lounge....................Inside Front Cover Express Employment Professionals ........67 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott .............53 Farmhouse Inn Restaurant......................38 Get A Great Life in Mount Vernon......41, 42 Ginger Grater...........................................38 Grandy Creek KOA..................................15 Hampton Inn & Suites ..............Activity Map Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites................................Activity Map Island Hospital .........................................69 Islands Inn ...............................................32 Jitterbug Espresso...................................52 Ken Coffman..............................................5 La Conner Chamber of Commerce........................Activity Map La Conner Channel Lodge & Country Inn .......................Activity Map

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La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum ..........37 La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib House...38 Landed Gentry Homes & Communities.....................Activity Map Lickety Clips Grooming Salon & Pet Styling Academy ........................45 Loggerodeo ..............................Activity Map META Performing Arts .............................24 Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce........................Activity Map Mount Vernon Christian School ...............66 Mount Vernon Downtown Association .....45 Museum of Northwest Art ........................37 North Cascade Eye Associates .................9 Olive Shoppe ...........................................39 Pat Rimmer Tire Center ...........Activity Map Pioneer Trails RV Resort ...........................6 Plug Ugly .................................................23 Port of Skagit County...................12, 38, 67 Red Door Antique Mall.............................24 Re-Feather Your Nest................................8 Reverie BBQ............................................22 Roosevelt Dental Center .........................68 Rosabella’s Garden Bakery.....................13 Sakuma Farm & Market ...........Activity Map Sakura Japanese Steakhouse.................53 Scott Milo Gallery ....................................33 Seattle City Light .....................................64 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce........................Activity Map Sedro-Woolley Museum ..........................58 Seeds – A Bistro & Bar ............................39 Skagit Building Salvage...........................24 Skagit County Historical Museum............37 Skagit Cycle Center.................................16 Skagit Eagle Festival................Activity Map Skagit Speedway.....................................22

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Skagit Valley Bulb Farm (Tulip Town) ......10 Skagit Valley College...............................67 Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms....13 Skagit Valley Food Co-op ........................45 Skagit Valley Gardens .............................12 Skagit Valley Hospital ..............................70 Skagit Wild Bird Supply ...........................22 Skagit’s Own Fish Market........................23 Sprouts Clothing & More .........................44 Stowe’s Shoes & Clothing .......................16 Swinomish Northern Lights Casino .........25 Taylor Shellfish Farm ...............................53 Thai House Restaurant............................45 The Skagit Casino Resort ......................Outside Back Cover The Stamp & Coin Place .........................44 The Sugar Studio.....................................33 Thousand Trails La Conner RV ...............15 Thousand Trails Mount Vernon................15 Trumpeter Public House....Inide Front Cover Tulip Inn...................................................44 United General Hospital ....Inside Back Cover Whispering Firs Motel..............................19 Work Outfitters.........................................44

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We Measure Our Success by Yours.

Alexis Nelson of Burlington successfully completed our Diabetes Education Program.

5NITED'ENERAL(OSPITALHASBEENCREATINGSUCCESSSTORIESSINCE 7ITHTHEMOSTADVANCEDTECHNOLOGY EXPERTSTAFF ANDASAFE FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT WEOFFERALLTHEPROGRAMSANDSERVICESYOUNEEDTOLIVEA HEALTHIERLIFE&ORHIGHQUALITYHEALTHCARE COMMUNITYEDUCATION AND INNOVATIVEPROGRAMSANDEVENTS THINKOF5NITED'ENERAL(OSPITALASYOUR PARTNERINWELLNESS"ECAUSEOURSUCCESSCANONLYBEMEASUREDBYYOURS • Acute Care • Breast Care Suite • Coho Cafe • Community Education • Diagnostic Imaging • Diabetes Education Program • Emergency Room • Fitness Center • Intensive Care Unit • Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy • North Puget Cancer Center • Pulmonary Rehabilitation • Sleep Disorders Center • Speech Therapy • Surgical Services • Wellness Programs www.unitedgeneral.org • 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 • 360-856-6021


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