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Mr. Dabbs’ Fifth Grade Class Sacrifice for Others Every fall for the past 6 years, My Dabbs’ mentions the subject of charity and giving back to his incoming 5th Grade class at Washington Elementary in Mount Vernon.  He offers the class relevant information and asks...

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You are the Change

Every April as the tulips are set to bloom United Way staff, Board Members, business and non-profit partners, local government officials and community leaders convene at the Swinomish Lodge.  We come together to celebrate our collective success, recognize key partners...

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Managing the Mealtime Madness

Have you heard about Parent Café? Parent Café is every Friday from 11:30-12:30pm at Anna Marie’s Bakery in Mount Vernon. Janna, a home visiting nurse with Nurse Family Partnership, and I, meet with pregnant moms and parents with young kids. The great thing about these...

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Skagit Change Maker Award

The nominee will be recognized at the inaugural Population Health Trust "State of Skagit's Health" symposium on May 2nd, 2019. Terry Belcoe’s action-oriented, boundary-crossing and solution-focused community work inspired the Skagit Change-Maker Award....

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Part 2: Serve and Return

In the Valentine’s Day Blog, I described secure parent-child attachment behaviors. I was reflecting on that blog and felt like there is a part two to that message. I would guess that most parents can recall a moment (or moments) where they have failed to read their...

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Youth United’s Reading

Youth United Varsity in Volunteerism (ViV) clubs from Anacortes, Burlington-Edison, Concrete and Sedro-Woolley High School are joining forces to get books into the hands of Skagit County Families, especially those with kids under age five. They are doing so by...

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