In the News

June 12, 2019

Night birds

Nighttime activity at the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP) picks up for a resident wildlife population that includes herons, gulls, osprey and mergansers. I was particularly pleased to get a long-distance shot of a Cedar waxwing.

June 8, 2019

Cultural celebration includes canoe rides

Tribal members hosted community guests Saturday at Bowman Bay with an event titled “Salish Sea Native American Cultural Celebration.” Features of the event included rides (working rides!) on the Samish Tribal canoe “Eshas.” The sweet smell of grilled salmon also … Continue reading

May 28, 2019

Oliver retires hospital post

From 2000 to the end of this month, May 2019, Vince Oliver has presided over a nationally renowned public hospital. Among photos from over the years are a few shots of major groundbreaking and ribbon cutting events. Also pictured is … Continue reading

May 28, 2019

Quality time on shoreline

I’ve been there at all times of year, in all kinds of weather. I can tell you there is no such thing as a bad day at the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP) and neighboring Guemes Trail (east toward Lovric’s … Continue reading

May 27, 2019

Markers of sacrifice

Like American cemeteries in all 50 states, Anacortes cemeteries show evidence of the sacrifice of military service by those buried there. Some died in service, others lived beyond those experiences. Reflected here are Grand View Cemetery grave markers of local … Continue reading

May 27, 2019

Memorial Day in Anacortes

American Legion Post #13 hosted a Memorial Day event today at Grand View Cemetery. In addition to remarks by Legion officer Walter Garland, the audience had an opportunity to sing patriotic songs led by vocalist Betsy Mosley. Patrick Mooney played … Continue reading

May 22, 2019

Working the Boat Show

Among thousands attending the 2019 Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show were locals who work in the industry. Among those in attendance (pictured here) were Greg Mustari, Peter Whiting and Anacortes Chamber of Commerce Past Chair Mary LaFleur.

May 16, 2019

Early morning light

A morning appointment prompted me to get out of the house earlier than usual. The combination of light, raindrops and spring color forced me to take the camera out of the bag.

May 13, 2019

A boy, camera & airplanes!

What a joy last weekend to attend the Heritage Flight Museum Fly Day with my 9-year-old grandson, Jake! Armed with my Nikon and a strong passion for all things having to do with aviation, Jake gathered a very impressive collection … Continue reading

May 9, 2019

Innovation Expo May 29

The public is invited to the 2nd Annual Innovation Expo for the Anacortes School District for Wednesday, May 29, 5-7 p.m. in the Commons at Anacortes Middle School. The Innovation Expo is an opportunity for families, community residents and industry … Continue reading

May 8, 2019

SHIP shorebirds

I spotted the two killdeer first. Then I discovered the two little shorebirds a few yards away. A few rewarding minutes with shorebirds at Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve, Anacortes.

May 5, 2019

Teen sailors compete in Anacortes

It was an exciting day on the water Saturday for hundreds of teen sailors gathered for the High School Sailing Regatta hosted by the Anacortes Waterfront Alliance. A day of races took place on Fidalgo Bay, with Seafarers’ Memorial Park … Continue reading