Press Releases

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 Racers find fun at the soap box derby race By Evan Caldwell | June 22, 2021   Virginia Sanita popped out of her soap box derby car wearing a giant smile. “I love this. Just love it,” the 9-year-old said. “I’m usually nervous at the top, but I’m exploding with excitement while I’m going down the track.” Sanita was one of 76 racers to battle […]
Press Releases Blue Ridge midcentury modern goes on the Seattle market for first time ever Built in 1959, only one family – the architect’s own – has ever lived here This Seattle midcentury modern is a time capsule of the most delightful nature. Designed and built by an architect for his own family in 1959, this is the first time 2425 N.W. Blue Ridge Drive has been on the market … ever. The classic […]
Community Free swim lessons for local students will continue thanks to donations By Evan Caldwell  | March 30, 2021 Dick’s Drive-In burger truck coming to Stanwood to raise money for YMCA The pandemic delayed but didn’t stop youth swim lessons. The Make a Splash program, which started in 2018 in the Stanwood-Camano area, provides free swimming lessons at the Stanwood Camano YMCA to all third-grade students in […]
Community Strong regional economy putting pressure on local housing market     By Evan Caldwell  | Jan. 29, 2019      Stanwood, Wash. – Economic growth doesn’t come without some burden. “We are suffering from our own successes,” said economist Matthew Gardner. “We have a robust economy, and that means growing pains.” The solid economy equates to more jobs — and more people — moving […]
Community Economist to talk about 2020 job, housing markets at free forum     By Evan Caldwell  | Jan. 15, 2019        Stanwood, Wash. – Matthew Gardner returns with his crystal ball to peek at what 2020 holds for the local economy and housing market. Gardner, the chief economist for Seattle-based Windermere Real Estate, is the keynote speaker for the 2020 Economic and Housing Forecast […]
Housing Trends Real Estate Forecast 2019 Nationally Recognized Economist, Matthew Gardner, Secured as Keynote Speaker for Community Forum in January   Windermere Real Estate Camano Island & Stanwood has secured nationally-recognized, expert chief economist, Matthew Gardner, as keynote speaker for Real Estate Forecast 2019, a community forum scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Camano Center. The forum, which will […]
Press Releases Super bowls: Chili’s and chowder’s compete at Camano cook-off   Palmer’s chili won Best Chili for the third time in the past four years at the Chili & Chowder Cook-Off on Camano Island. The contest marked its 23rd year Nov. 10. Twenty-four contestants competed for the titles of Best Chili and Best Chowder on Camano. A record-breaking 1,761 people — including this reporter — […]
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