Island County’s budget didn’t include art for Camano’s new administrative building, but artist Jack Archibald will see to it that the governmental hub will have art. He’s donating a 7- by 21-foot stained glass mural that will signal to anyone driving by that this is an island known for its a…

This is the first Christmas season since Pat Richardson passed away, but his tradition of generosity continues.

Local dancers not only compete for awards, but hone skills, relieve stress and make long-lasting friendships within the growing world of competitive dance. "I love dancing — it just makes me feel happy,” Stanwood High senior Celia said.

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It’s time to crank up the intensity. “We’re a really balanced team that I think could go pretty far, but we need to see our defensive intensity stay up,” senior Madi Plautz said. “It needs to be that crazy, in-your-face intensity.”

The Spartans have a stable full of talented athletes ready to break loose. “We have a lot of kids with a lot of skill,” head coach Zach Ward said. “Now, they just have to get out there and compete in crucial minutes, then I’ll have a sense of what works and what doesn’t.”

The boys swim team is overflowing with athletes. There are 33 swimmers on the team — the most in many years — and they’re all ready to compete.

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