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camano glass quest

Each year in February, Stanwood and Camano Island host an epic treasure hunt known as the Great Northwest Glass Quest. Up for grabs are over 400 hand-blown glass floats — each one a unique piece of art. I joined the Quest in 2020 with my family, and after hours of searching, we walked away with…

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stocker farms pumpkin patch

Once that first leaf falls, everyone knows that it’s pumpkin patch time. Stocker Farms, which is located in Snohomish, is a great option for those seeking autumnal vibes. This family-owned farm started in 1919 and has evolved over the last century, eventually opening at certain times of the year to allow families a beautiful and…

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The Centennial Trail is a 30-mile-long rail trail in Snohomish County, Washington, connecting the cities of Snohomish, Lake Stevens and Arlington to Skagit County along the corridor of Washington State Route 9. The trail is 10 feet wide and freely available to pedestrians, cyclists, skaters, longboarders and equestrians of all fitness levels. Dotted along the…

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cash register

“Dave – Let not the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Let the past stay in the past. I don’t want to find fault anymore…”  This was the beginning of an inscription inside the cover of a copy of Hamlet I found in a dusty bookshelf in a dark corner of one of the many…

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Monroe is home of the Evergreen State Fair, one of the largest county state fairs held annually in the Pacific Northwest. But there is so much more to Monroe than just an annually held event. Monroe is home to many local farms and nurseries that provide a multitude of crops ranging from different varieties of fruits…

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