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Daffodils and … skunk cabbage!

Many in the Skagit Valley point to daffodil blooms as evidence that spring is coming. Here on the back roads of Fidalgo Island we look for the beautiful “skunk cabbage” (symplocarpus foetidus). See wet shoulders of Heart Lake Road.

March 18, 2018

Members of the community have started to weigh in on the future of buildings on this block, including the Olson Building in the foreground. Building integrity is under review by the Port of Anacortes following a consultant report, attached (left … Continue reading

March 14, 2018

Standing amidst the swirling waters of Deception Pass is Pass Island, a tiny island upon which bridge footings are planted. Right now, wildflowers are starting to bloom (Take care if you hike to stay on paths to protect these fragile … Continue reading

March 13, 2018

Although it might not seem to be part of Deception Pass State Park, Rosario Beach is actually one of the park’s most extraordinary assets. Family-friendly trails, inspiring vistas, beach access, Native American story pole and a colorful bird population are … Continue reading

March 6, 2018

It’s possible that this is a common occurrence, but when I saw the “Samish” approaching the Ship Harbor terminal yesterday I wondered where it was going to find a place to tie up. Turns out four ferries were “present and … Continue reading

February 23, 2018

I got it straight from the horse’s mouth this week when local business owner Joey Goss confirmed that a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop is planned at the former location of Select Styling at 21st and Commercial Avenue. Look for developments … Continue reading

February 20, 2018

Of course Anacortes boasts a boat show! Bigger and better than ever this year, May 17-20 at Cap Sante Marina and neighboring upland facilities.