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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

May 31, 2018

Race night in Anacortes

With Mt. Baker as a backdrop, sailors from the Anacortes Yacht Club celebrate life in Anacortes with a little bit of competition.

May 30, 2018

Hot dogs here!

Operating soon from ground zero at “Little Chicago” will be Dockside Dogs, a hot dog stand with a vintage/maritime theme. Hard at work in anticipation of this weekend’s Anacortes Waterfront Festival is business owner Michael Broome. Michael says the sheltered … Continue reading

May 28, 2018

Memorial Day at Grand View

Among Memorial Day events in the Anacortes area today was a ceremony at Grand View Cemetery, hosted by American Legion Post #13. About three dozen people attended the event, which featured remarks by Walter Garland and songs led by Betsy … Continue reading

May 18, 2018

St. Helens eruption 38 years ago

Today marks 38 years since the Mount St. Helens eruption that claimed 57 lives. Among those killed was 84-year-old lodge owner Harry Truman, who refused to leave his home despite weeks of natural activity that led to the May 18, … Continue reading

May 15, 2018

‘Little Gems’ show kicks off June 1

  Scott Milo Gallery invites the public to meet “Little Gems” artists at an opening reception Friday, June 1, 6-9 p.m., in conjunction with the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce Summer Artwalk. “Join us for the 3rd Annual “Little Gems” Invitational … Continue reading

May 14, 2018

Deadliest catch

I was prepared to settle for photos of this osprey on a perch over Cranberry Lake. Then he went to work. Within a minute or two he had circled the lake’s edge, gone into a dive, hit the water and … Continue reading