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Port of Skagit Looking to Expand Internet Options

May 2018 –
The Port of Skagit and partners including Skagit PUD, Skagit County, EDASC, Cities of Anacortes, Burlington, Mount Vernon, and Sedro-Woolley, and Towns of La Conner and Concrete have been making headway on their efforts to develop high-speed dark fiber infrastructure for the benefit of Skagit area citizens and businesses. 

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The Biggest Thing in Craft Brewing in Decades

June 2018 –
Skagit Valley Malting might be the biggest thing in the local craft beer scene since Redhook. The Burlington-based company is connecting Seattle’s brewers with local and specialty grains in ways that were not possible before the industrial-scale malting facility launched two years ago.

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Hillcrest Park Becomes Place of Learning

June 2018 –
A new Leadership Skagit project at Hillcrest Park aims to combine education with outdoor fun. Leadership Skagit team Skagit Reign recently installed a “Born Learning Trail” at the park, which encourages young children and their caregivers to explore the park through learning.

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New State-of-the-Art Skagit Imaging Pavilion Coming 2019

June 2018 –
A new diagnostic imaging center will open next year in Mount Vernon to bring the latest in breast mammography to the community. Skagit Radiology and Skagit Regional Health are partnering on the construction of the Skagit Imaging Pavilion at the corner of 13th and Division streets in Mount Vernon.

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Voices of the Children in Mount Vernon

June 2018 –
Vibrant self-portraits gaze out on First Street, their pop-art-like faces accented by poems scrawled across the art. The poems, written by youths in English and Arabic, tell the stories of their authors. The art is the culmination of a months-long project organized by Voices of the Children, a Mount Vernon-based nonprofit that works to elevate youth narratives through art.

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Skagit Valley College Chemistry Dept. Inspires Future Scientists

November 2017 –
Skagit Valley College Chemistry instructor Dr. Roxi Smith and her students made a visit to La Venture Middle School for some hands-on science work. The SVC team was there to celebrate National Chemistry Week and work with La Venture science students in their classroom. Awesome STEM activity!

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Port of Skagit and PUD Form Broadband Company

June 2018 –
The Port of Skagit and the Skagit Public Utility District approved an agreement Tuesday to jointly oversee the construction of a fiber optic network that extends from Anacortes to Concrete. The agreement formed a joint company called SkagitNet. The company is the latest step in an effort to connect existing networks and extend fiber optic access to rural and east county communities such as Lyman and Hamilton.

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ACTIVITIES TO DO YEAR-ROUND IN MOUNT VERNON

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2018

February 2018 –
The time has come and the tulips have sprung! Come see the world-renowned Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, Washington. Take a selfie, plan your road trip, and soak in the beautiful nature that Skagit Valley has to offer!

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2018 Downtown Mount Vernon Tulip Festival Street Fair

April 20-22, 2018 –
This annual event is part of the month-long Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. First street in Mount Vernon is closed to traffic and filled with artists, music, food, and more. The Street Fair runs Friday through Sunday, rain or shine. If you have never been, come see what you have been missing!

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Mount Vernon Farmers Market

Visit the Mount Vernon Farmers Market!

February 2018 –
Thanks to all of our sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and shoppers for a great market season. Our 2018 market season will open on Saturday, May 19th, 2018.

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