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New Sculpture Little Mountain Park

New Sculpture At Little Mountain Park

MOUNT VERNON—German artist Knut Hueneke has created Mount Vernon’s newest piece of public art. “The Guardian” is a sculpture which sits atop Little Mountain.

The Mount Vernon Parks Department is planning a dedication ceremony at the top of Little Mountain Park on Thursday, November 21st at 11:30am.

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Skagit Valley College STEM Program

SVC Students On The STEM Pathway

Many of today’s trending careers are within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). In Washington State, jobs in Computer Science and Engineering are especially high.

In response to these needs, Skagit Valley College is proud to announce two new innovative programs will expand equity in access and achievement for students and help them take an important next step on their pathway toward a STEM career.

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City of Mount Vernon Washington

Alf Christianson Property Ground Breaking

Vision, persistence, collaboration and partnership. These were the necessary elements used by Mayor Jill Boudreau and the City of Mount Vernon’s Development Services Department to attract a $10 million private investment that will transform the once derelict property, formerly known as the Alf Christianson Seed Co Plant, into what will soon become a thriving hub of commercial and residential property, in the heart of Mount Vernon.

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Shambala Bakery

Shambala Ancient Grain Bakery

Shambala Bakery is an evolution of our farm to fork journey at Shambala Permaculture Farm on Camano Island. Providing the community nutritional produce and organic edible plants in our nursery farm stand, we introduced our gluten free, NON GMO ancient grain breads years ago to an enthusiastic reception.

It was evident we could best serve nutritional needs both locally and regionally by providing our unique product dedicated to accommodating folks seeking allergen safe GLUTEN & GMO FREE breads and scratch prepared farm-fresh sourcing recipes in our expansive menu.

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Mount Vernon Flood Revitalization Project

On Saturday September 28th at 10:00 am community leaders and residents will gather at the south end of the Skagit Riverwalk in Downtown Mount Vernon to celebrate the completion of the $31 million flood protection and waterfront revitalization project.

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Skagit County Small Manufacturers

Skagit County Small Manufacturers

Cindy Brooks, small business adviser at the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County, said advantages to home-based businesses are that they can can avoid paying high fixed costs, such as rent, until they have a steady revenue stream.

“This coupled with the difficulty young companies have accessing capital if they do not yet have a track record can be disastrous,” she said in an email. “Starting up lean can reduce this risk.”

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News, Stories and Local Features

Christmas Events in Skagit County

Christmas Events in Skagit County

December 3, 2019

As Christmas preparations begin, you may find yourself wondering what you can do to entertain the whole family to get into the spirit of things. Luckily, there is no shortage of holiday entertainment happening in Skagit County this year. Read on to find out about 6 Christmas events to attend that will keep everyone busy … Read More

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Downtown Mount Vernon – Tulip Festival Street Fair April 17-19, 2020

Downtown Mount Vernon – Tulip Festival Street Fair April 17-19, 2020

November 29, 2019 The Downtown Mount Vernon Street Fair includes over 150 artisan vendors, 15 different food vendors, and 3 days of live entertainment in multiple locations throughout the street. Sponsored by the Mount Vernon Downtown Association, this year's event is held the weekend of April 17-19, 2020. This FREE annual event is part of the month-long Tulip [...] Read More
Skagit Wine and Beer Festival

Skagit Wine and Beer Festival

November 10, 2019

Are you looking for a fun evening out with friends, neighbors and visitors in the Skagit Valley? Well, if you’re a fan of beer, wine, and getting to know the community, this festival will be the ideal opportunity to sample the fare and mingle with others. The Skagit Wine and Beer Festival event takes place … Read More

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