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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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Pacionis Restaurant - Mount Vernon Washington

DownTown Mount Vernon Business Profile: Pacioni’s

Jen Absten, new owner of Pacioni’s Restaurant & Lounge, and manager, Amy Saben, recently shared with us how they’re keeping it local, and in the family. Jen purchased Pacioni’s just 18 months ago, after working in the kitchen for several years.

She says, “When the former owner asked if I was interested in buying the restaurant and market, I was excited about the opportunity.”

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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

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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Ladies Night Out Sip and Shop

Ladies Night Out Sip and Shop

November 5, 2019

Calling all the wonderful ladies of Mount Vernon to a night that promises to be anything but unforgettable, a Ladies Night Out Sip and Shop. Wine, cocktails, tiny beautiful food artworks distributed on trays, mouth-watering desserts… does this sound like the sort of luxury you’ve been in need of? If so, you need to attend … Read More

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Skagit Valley Fall Harvest

Skagit Valley Fall Harvest

October 16, 2019

Every fall in the Skagit Valley, the area comes alive with the excitement and festivities of the season. With so many things to do, you’ll find dozens of reasons to make Skagit Valley your favorite destination over the colorful months of autumn. Highlights include farm and pumpkin festivals, the bountiful agricultural fall harvest, and of … Read More

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