“Living Christmas tree” indeed. My wife LaDonna scored this awesome shot of kittens on a recent visit to a friend’s home. The adventurous kittens found the decorated tree irresistible, as evidenced here as they emerged from inner branches to greet their guests. (No kittens were injured in the making of this special Christmas memory.)
The Salvation Army Anacortes Corps continues a tradition of service that dates back more than 110 years here on Fidalgo Island. Among the many programs provided by The Salvation Army, those that particularly bring joy at Christmas are the Adopt-a-Family/Senior, Angel Tree and Holiday Food Baskets. Together, these programs help to ensure that hundreds of […]
The clock is ticking on a new, improved AnacortesToday website! Changes have been in the works for weeks, and the promise is a shiny new website with features designed with the guest in mind. Among primary changes is a format to better accommodate smart phones and other hand-held devices. A whole new look with 2020 […]
Soon to be “unwrapped” is a whole new look for AnacortesToday.com, celebrating 16-plus years since its inception as a photo journal for this island community. An exciting season. Eager to share sometime in the coming days.
Anacortes is among eight U.S. communities tagged as “tax friendly” in the January-February issue of Where to Retire magazine. The article, which included Anacortes stats and quotes by several residents, was based on evaluation of a resident’s total tax burden. Elements of that formula included state income tax; estate and inheritance taxes; local taxes on […]
Another great Anacortes Lions Christmas Parade! Collected here are a few shots of parade entries, from Santa to Salvation Army, Grinch to smiling policeman and friend. It was a great community event. Thanks to all who participated, including a hearty audience lining the parade route on Commercial Avenue. Merry Christmas, Anacortes!
Crowds lined outside downtown shops and offices Saturday for the annual Anacortes Lions Christmas Parade. A good time was had by all, including parade participants. There were fire engines, horse carriages, singing children, crazy lawnmower elves, marching band and more! Thanks to all who took part in this great holiday tradition. (“Christmas Tree” Meg Mourning […]
More than a dozen talented Anacortes High School students spent their Friday night sharing some of their best photo prints with the community at the Depot Art Center. Student artists are in their second photography term with instructor Jim Thompson. The evening event was titled “Photos That Matter.” Among those pictured here are Emma Skidmore […]
Here’s a classic flashback image: State Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen (white hair) and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (center) in town for tours of local schools. Sen. Haugen is deceased, Sen. Murray continues to serve after being elected as the state’s first female U.S. Senator in 1992. She is currently ranking member of the Senate Health, […]
Reports are that this seal, stationed upland for several days near a Rosario Beach fenceline, returned Saturday to the bay. There was no report as to why the seal might have worked its way upland, remaing in one spot for a number of days before going back to the water. Deception Pass State Park officials […]