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Vincent Henley, leader of the 2016 Fiction Writer's Seminar, cuts the ribbon of a new Little Free Library on Sixth Street. The Library was dedicated to Vince in appreciation of his continuing efforts to assist aspiring writers.

Wine, cheese and snacks were served on that day, May 6, celebrating the achievements at the end of the eighteen-week seminar, and the dedication of the Little Free Library, built by Jerry Reid, one of the writers in the group. Seminar participants included (left to right), Vince Henley, Ron West, Leslie Heineman, Ruth Vitovec, Linda Henley, Jerry Reid, Ted Chepolis and Jean Wharton.

Vince has led several seminar sessions, donating his time and knowledge to help several Skagit County authors. “This is a serious writing group,” Vince said, “Each person was required to write at least 2000 words each week, and share and critique the work of their fellow authors. My goal is to develop potential Pulitzer-prize-winning authors.” The next Seminar will start in 2017 and will be open to a dozen participants.

Several celebrants brought books to share through the library. The free library is located at 1216 6th Street in Old Town. The community is invited to take and share books.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,586 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

288 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
35,476 Fully Vaccinated
50,348 Initial Doses Given


357,122 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,368 Hospitalizations

5,380 Deaths Statewide
1,830,811 Fully Vaccinated
2,748,811 Initial Doses Given

Updated 8 pm, April 16, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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