World in miniature

Published August 17, 2003 / by Steve Berentson

Children and adults alike enjoyed a world in miniature this weekend at the Anacortes Arts Depot. The Depot’s annual fund-raiser featured N-scale railroad trains and miniature scenes. Six-year-old friends Peter Smith and Alyssa Ould were fascinated by the trains. “Engineers” included Paul Erley and Keith Lyons of the United Northwest Model Railroad Club. Erley’s displayed allowed kids like Matthew Smithers to learn how to couple and uncouple cars from engines. Miniature scenes were complete with downtown buildings, mountain tunnels and roundhouses.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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