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Community Local Holiday Events Ah, the holiday season. The perfect time to cozy up, drink warm beverages, and spend more time with friends and family. These are the few weeks of the year when we feel life slows down and we’re able to create memories with all our close ones.    Attending fun holiday events with your family is […]
Community Local soap box derby racers place at world championships By Evan Caldwell | July 26, 2022   Local soap box derby racers won more hardware in several events last week at the 84th All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. In June, Siddle won the super stock division at the 15th annual Windermere Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby on Camano Island to win a return trip […]
Community 78 kids battle on the track for soap box derby title By Evan Caldwell | June 21, 2022   Bella Siddle is heading back to Akron. Siddle won the super stock division Saturday at the 15th annual Windermere Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby on Camano Island to win a trip to the 84th annual All-American Soap Box Derby Race Week in Akron, Ohio, taking place July 17-23. Read […]
Community Local Gyms and Golf Courses in Stanwood and Camano Island Whether you live in Stanwood or on Camano Island or you’re just stopping by for a PNW vacation, you should know where to go when you want to work out or have some time out on the course! If you’ve seen one too many hiking trails lately but want to stay active, keep reading for […]
Community Get Outside and Explore New experiences make life more exciting. There’s nothing wrong with having a cozy stay-at-home weekend, but going out to explore every now and then is what keeps us lively, curious, and full of that child-like wonder we all miss so much! There’s even some evidence that having new experiences and getting a change of scenery […]
Community Local Coffee Stands in Stanwood & Camano Island From pharmacies and banks to fast food joints and coffee stands, drive-thrus make life more convenient. Drive-thru coffee shops have been around for decades, and one of the first coffee stands actually began in the PNW region一a place called Motor Moka, which was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1990.  . As coffee stands and drive-thrus […]
Community Shop Local for the Holidays Huge corporations and commercial stores see a big jump in sales over the holiday season. While the deals they offer can be enticing, the products they carry aren’t all that unique, and they almost certainly don’t need your patronage as much as a local shop does. . After such an unexpected and difficult couple of […]
Community Restaurants in the Stanwood and Camano Island Area The Stanwood and Camano area is home to many incredible local restaurants. Why not give them a try while you’re in the area? You don’t have to travel far to get a great meal at these or any of our other hidden gems! Stanwood No matter what you’re craving, you’ll be able to find it […]
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Community Parks in the Stanwood and Camano Island Area Parks in the Stanwood and Camano Island Area Lovers of the outdoors are sure to fall in love with the greenery that exists within the Stanwood and Camano Island area. Whether you’re taking your pooch for a walk, going for a jog, or biking with friends, you’ll find a park that’s close to home and […]
Community The History of Stanwood, Washington Do you know how Stanwood got its name? Do you know why this town exists in the first place? Keep reading to learn all about the history of this special town in the Pacific Northwest. . From Centerville to Stanwood Stanwood was originally known as Centerville, which was established as a trading post on the […]
Community The Perfect Weekend on Camano Island For such a small place, Camano Island has a lot to offer. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway to this beautiful island or you just want to check it out as you’re passing by, keep reading to learn how to make your visit the best it can be. . Nature Reserves, State Parks, and Beaches一Oh […]
Buying Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time Successfully selling a home and buying a home are significant accomplishments on their own, but when their timelines cross it can be difficult to manage both. If you’re thinking about doing both simultaneously, it’s equally important to understand the steps you can take to make the process go smoothly as it is to have a backup plan in case […]
Community The Seattle Seahawks KICKS4KIDS Fundraiser This back-to-school season we are joining forces with the Seattle Seahawks and their mascot Blitz to raise money for children in need.   What is Kicks4Kids? This charitable program is designed to provide kids heading back to school with a new pair of Nike shoes. Many school-age children in our community haven’t gotten the opportunity […]
Buying How Covid-19 Impacted the Real Estate Market Just like so many parts of life, the real estate market was greatly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. From mass unemployment and reduced listings to high demand for houses in contrast to low inventory, the real estate market is much different than it was two years ago. With high housing prices, low interest rates, fluctuating […]
Community How to Choose the Best Flooring Flooring is a key component of a home’s design and can often be the centerpiece of a renovation or remodel. Because it covers such a large surface area it will significantly impact the look and feel of your home, so choosing the right material can be stressful. Weigh your options before making a decision. Learn […]
Community Dog-Friendly Activities in the Stanwood-Camano Island Area State Parks and Beaches If your dog loves to hike and walk along the water’s edge as much as you do, you’ll want to pay attention to these beautiful dog-friendly locations. Camano Island State Park is on the western side of Camano Island and is full of forest trails and shorelines for you and your […]
Community 5 Green Upgrades that Increase Your Home Value Selling a home begins with understanding how much it’s worth. After an initial assessment, you may want to make some updates to increase the value of your property. There are several ways to do that, including boosting your curb appeal or making renovations with significant ROI potential. As you research potential projects, keep in mind that making your […]
Community Local soap box derby racers win 3 events in Ohio By Evan Caldwell | July 26, 2021 Bella Siddle and Ronan Johnson just returned from Ohio with three first-place soap box derby trophies. “It’s crazy,” Siddle said Sunday, a day after winning the rally stock division at the 83rd All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. “It’s crazy because there’s a lot of really, really good […]
Community Best Hikes Close to Home Right in the Neighborhood Sometimes you want to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views that only a hike can offer, but there just isn’t enough time to make a day out of it. Fortunately for those in the Stanwood and Camano Island area, there are two great hikes just a few minutes down the […]
Community 3 Summer Weekend Trips in the Pacific Northwest If you have a travel bug this summer but need to stay close to home, a weekend trip is just the thing to satisfy. Here are three great locations that you can explore on a beautiful weekend in the Pacific Northwest:   Whidbey Island Whidbey Island is a gem waiting to be discovered. It is […]