In the News

August 1, 2018

Guemes car ferry back in service

Skagit County has announced the Guemes Island car ferry is back in service as of 9:15 a.m. Thursday, August 2. 

July 31, 2018

Arts Festival past

It’s been a summer delight since its inception … the Anacortes Arts Festival! Back in the day the festival name also included the words “…and Crafts…” These photos from the summer of 1985 fall into that era. Enjoy these recollections … Continue reading

July 28, 2018

Tones 4 Crohn’s benefit

Lots of activity at Seafarers’ Memorial Park Saturday, July 28 from 1:30-9 p.m. Take part in the Tones 4 Crohn’s Benefit Concert, free ($1 donation encouraged). There was a Kids’ Corner, bake sale, silent auction, food, drink … and live … Continue reading

July 20, 2018

Gathering in lavender

A few relaxing minutes in the evening light at a back yard lavender bush. Honey bees and bumble bees worked side by side to extract the goodies.

July 12, 2018

Skagit rep on restored tourism board

  Our neighborhood will have a strong voice at the table when a new tourism group gathers. Governor Jay Inslee announced the appointment of nine members to the Washington Tourism Marketing Authority Board. One of them is Cynthia Verge, director … Continue reading

July 10, 2018

Arts Festival just around the corner

The 57th Anacortes Arts Festival, August 3 – 5 is one of the largest and oldest arts festivals in the Northwest. More than 250 juried booth artisans from around the country fill old town Anacortes with jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics, … Continue reading

July 5, 2018

4th of July parade 2018

Another wonderful Independence Day in beautiful seaside Anacortes! Thanks to all who participated in programs, parade, concert and fireworks display! Smiles all ’round!

June 30, 2018

Tall ships 2002

In going through digital photos archives today I discovered this file titled “Tall ships.” Can’t recall details, but this 2002 event drew a large crowd at Cap Sante Marina and neighboring beach. Cap Sante viewpoint, too. I’m guessing many with … Continue reading

June 22, 2018

WWII aircraft drop in to local airport

The rumble of World War II airplanes resonated at Bayview Airport June 20-22, as a group of three rare historic aircraft were available to the public. Ground tours and a handful of flights were available in three bombers: the four-engine … Continue reading

June 18, 2018

McCool exhibit at Scott Milo

Scott Milo Gallery will feature new mixed media acrylic paintings by Anacortes artist Anne Martin McCool from July 6-31. Gallery owner Katherine Khile said McCool’s new “Meditating” series is a must-see for all her collectors featuring light, trees and vessels. … Continue reading

June 13, 2018

Free T-shirt for festival volunteers

The Anacortes Arts Festival (August 3-5) relies heavily on the help of volunteers. The pitch: “Volunteering is a great way to support the community, have some fun and show our visitors how friendly and welcoming Anacortes is. Whatever your talent … Continue reading

June 6, 2018

‘Pulp Pioneers’ exhibit opens June 21

“Pioneers of Pulp,” an Anacortes Working Waterfront exhibit, opens on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Maritime Heritage Center, 703 R Avenue. This exhibit is sponsored by the Anacortes Museum and the Anacortes Museum Foundation. A free opening reception takes … Continue reading

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