Council allows medical marijuana gardens
Approves first phase of city hall, police station renovation
It took a moratorium, three extensions and a last-minute special committee, but Stanwood City Council unanimously passed an ordinance on Thursday night that established regulations for medical marijuana gardens within city limits. Full Story
Art tourists enjoy balmy weekend
Colleen and John Mc- Intyre wait all year for the Camano Island Art Tour; they come to buy art.
“That’s why we are here,” Colleen McIntyre said, while sorting through a display of bugs made by Elaine Iodice. They also acquired a beautiful fusedglass plate from Ray Fossum. Now residents of Skagit County John Mc- Intyre grew up on Juniper Beach. Full Story
Time to file
Candidate filing runs through Friday
Anyone planning to run for office this year must file by Friday afternoon this week.
In Snohomish and Island counties, there are 179 county and local offices up for election this year.
Expiring terms include District 5, of Snohomish County Council, currently held by John Koster, and Stanwood’s Mayor Dianne Warsinske White. Full Story
Finding the way
Rusty geese honor a creative community
Rusty metal geese will soon add a creative flair to the SR 532 corridor through Stanwood.
Featured on a set of way-finder signs, 23 geese will also identify resources available off the highway in the three distinct parts of the city: uptown, the east end of downtown and the historic west end.
Some have expressed wonder at why rusty metal geese should represent Stanwood. Full Story
At a Glance...
¦ Laurie’s A Unique Boutique 3rd Anniversary Sale. Celebrating the week of May 20, with anniversary specials, store drawings and a huge sidewalk sale on May 24 and 25. 8705 271st St. NW #2, Stanwood, 360-631-5366. Full Story
Distinguished service award
Jacquelyn DeFazio, of Camano Island, received the 2013 Distinguished Service Award at an awards event hosted by the Washington Library Friends, Foundation & Trustees Association at the Washington Full Story
Jazz at the Center continues May 15 with Pearl Django, which is comprised of guitar players Troy Chapman and Ryan Hoffman, David Lange on accordion, Michael Gray on violin and Rick Leppanen on bass. Full Story
Rain gardens protect the Puget Sound
Rain gardens help filter oil, grease and other pollutants before the water reaches underground aquifers and Puget Sound.
Two new demonstration rain gardens will be installed on Camano Island soon by Island County Master Gardeners and Snohomish Conservation District (SCD). Full Story
Art for the home and garden
Just because each wall has a piece of art does not mean that’s enough.
Art can be used in décor, above and beyond simply decorating the walls, and endless options are available at the 15th annual Camano Island Art Tour.
Mary Simmons makes beautiful lampshades, sconces and glass-topped library tables. Lee Beitz offers richly colored fused-glass patio tables. Full Story
ANNABELLE (ANNE) ROHWEDER
March 12, 1926- May 3, 2013
Anne was born March 12, 1926 in Satsop, Wash., and passed into the eternal energy stream on May 3, 2013.
During her childhood she lived in Marblemount, Wash., moved to Enumclaw, Wash. as an adolescent and graduated from Virginia Mason School of Nursing in 1946.
She taught at the University of Washington School of Nursing where she also earned a master's degree. Full Story
BETTY L. HANSETH
November 29, 1941- November 14, 2012
Betty L. Hanseth, 70, of Stanwood, passed away on Nov. 14, 2012 with her family by her side.
Betty was born Nov 29, 1941 in Spokane, to Norman and Thelma Ratekin.
She attended Arlington High School graduating in 1960 and Mount Vernon Beauty School graduating in 1962. Full Story
JOHN THOMAS McADAMS
November 10, 1948- May 7, 2013
John Thomas McAdams passed away at his home in Stanwood, Wash., May 7, 2013.
He was surrounded by family and dear friends who loved him deeply.
John was born in Everett, Wash., Nov. 10, 1948 to John and Marilyn McAdams.
He grew up living in Everett and attended Cascade High School, class of 1967. Full Story