In the News

December 4, 2017

AHS canary stage

Workers at the site of the new Anacortes High School enjoy a break in the weather, with patches of blue Monday to set off the bright yellow of exterior sheathing.

December 4, 2017

Christmas Parade Pt. 3

Woo-hoo! Another wonderful Lions Christmas Parade in downtown Anacortes! Among parade entries were three young football teams that came away with championship trophies this year! Even the Grinch had a smile on his face…

December 3, 2017

Christmas Parade Pt. 2

Saturday’s Lions Christmas Parade was great, as always. Participants ranged from little singers and firefighters to representatives of groups ranging from Kiwanis to Sister Cities. Andeavor’s parade entry included a 1955 ambulance. Chamber members collected on a horse-drawn carriage and … Continue reading

December 2, 2017

Christmas Parade Pt. 1

Drawn by the excitement of a community-wide holiday event, hundreds descended on downtown Anacortes Saturday for the annual Lions Christmas Parade. In addition to a large crowd, the parade itself is made up of dozens of volunteers including student vocalists … Continue reading

November 29, 2017

Oakley retires from museum post

Steve Oakley, museum exhibit creator extraordinaire, will close another chapter in his life this week as he retires from his post as Anacortes Museum Director. Oakley, pictured here in January 2015 with a character from a cannery exhibit, has served … Continue reading

November 28, 2017

Group takes DCI support to D.C.

Kudos to Anacortes Mayor Laurie Gere and others making up a group that traveled to Washington, D.C. recently to support a waiver for the locally-built ship “America’s Finest.” The Anacortes American reports that “… the ship can’t operate without a … Continue reading

November 13, 2017

Anacortes veterans honored

Kudos to the Port of Anacortes for once again hosting a Veterans Day celebration. Attached here are images of just some of the dozens of veterans who attended the event. Among them are Max Kliewer, Matt Miller, Skip Moore, Bud … Continue reading

November 8, 2017

Tommy Thompson photo essay

In terms of natural assets, there is no “off season” on Fidalgo Island! Shots from a walk today on Tommy Thompson Trail.

November 5, 2017

Viking ship thrills crowd

Master boatbuilder Jay Smith of Fidalgo Island (top photo, bow) presided over the Saturday launch and christening of the Viking ship “S/V Polaris” at Bowman Bay. Smith, who built the boat for a client, apprenticed in Norway. He worked in … Continue reading

November 4, 2017

Art Walk – Burton Jewelers

Burton Jewelers and Gallery drew a crowd last night for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Anacortes. Guests enjoyed live music, refreshments, fine art and the opportunity to meet several local artists including Al Currier (pictured), Linda Henley (pictured), … Continue reading

November 1, 2017

Forest mushrooms

My intent was to photograph eagles and sweeping views with blue skies and billowy clouds. Instead I was treated to visits with these “residents” of forest floor and tree trunks. A wonderful Fidalgo Island hike.

October 31, 2017

Wild Rosario

There’s a reason Rosario Beach and neighborhood are so popular with Northwest adventurers of all ages! On the “Fidalgo side” of Deception Pass State Park.

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