For 115 years in August, the Skagit County Pioneer Association members have been gathering to share memories, honor noteworthy pioneer families and share a picnic dinner. This year’s Pioneer Picnic and general meeting is happening Aug. 1 at Pioneer Park, near the Rainbow Bridge in La Conner.

Josie’s Learning Center in Stanwood offers free preschool to children ages 3-4 in families with a limited income. The whole family can benefit from services in education, family support, health screenings and nutrition.

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Fireworks might not be the only spectacle garnering “ooohs” and “aaahs” this Independence Day. A boatload of crabbers will hit the area waters in search of stuffed pots starting Thursday — the first day of the crabbing season.

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Your guide to the 3-day festival in downtown Stanwood celebrating art, music and more!

Your guide to the Stanwood-Camano area, including events, trip ideas, kid-friendly adventures and more!

Find listings, open houses and learn about local Realtors for the Stanwood and Camano Island areas.

Inside this year’s issue of Explore: Homes & Gardens you will find a story about Sherri and John Monte of Camano Island who operate Elegant Simplicity, a guide to area farmers markets, tips on gardening in the Pacific NW, a list of upcoming local home & garden events ... and more!