In the News

September 22, 2019

Scenes from Oyster Run 2019

Weather was not the ally of Oyster Run 2019, but thousands braved the rain to show up to Anacortes anyway, and the sun emerged late in the day to make the road brighter for those headed home. Activities of the … Continue reading

September 17, 2019

September splash

It is mid-September, and the weather has been “fall-ish,” so I was quite surprised Monday afternoon to discover this teen performing acrobatic dives at the small boat launch at Seafarers’ Memorial Park. With videographer friend at her side, the athletic … Continue reading

September 15, 2019

Warbird through a boy’s eyes

It is a pleasure to present these eight images captured Saturday by my 9-year-old grandson Jake Tyhuis. This sequence of eight shots focus on the T-6 Texan “Hog Wild Gunner” piloted by Lt. Col. (ret.) Greg Anders. One shot includes … Continue reading

September 13, 2019

Navy’s economic impact substantial

In a presentation teeming with data, U.S. Navy Cmdr. James Rankin made a convincing case for the Navy’s importance in the regional economy. Rankin, an Anacortes resident, serves as Executive Officer at NAS Whidbey. He represented the base Thursday at … Continue reading

September 7, 2019

Artists gather for Gallery Walk

Each month, talented artists from the region find their way to Anacortes for the First Friday Gallery Walk, a popular downtown event that draws big crowds to this island community. Among those on hand for the September 6 walk were … Continue reading

September 5, 2019

Fidalgo Bay playground

Mt. Baker served as backdrop for sailboat races Wednesday on Fidalgo Bay, featuring members of the Anacortes Yacht Club. Watching from the shore sure beats staring at a screen!

August 12, 2019

At boardwalk’s edge

The boardwalk at Ship Harbor in Anacortes provides a wonderful path through wetlands and sandy shoreline. Flora and fauna of the Northwest variety.

August 8, 2019

Barrett Financial prepares new home

Pat Barrett, owner of Barrett Financial, is investing once again in Anacortes. In October the financial advisor will move his offices from Cap Sante Marina to this site on Commercial Avenue, next door to Island Adventures. Barrett has invested in … Continue reading

August 3, 2019

Damselflies flash colors in wetlands

Photos from a recent walk into the Anacortes Community Forest Lands yielded news about the distinction between dragonflies and damselflies (pictured here). I discovered many opportunities to capture images of these amazing little insects in their environment: on leaves, branches, … Continue reading

July 31, 2019

Forest trails beckon

What a wonderful walk in the forest yesterday, including the discovery of a new path to a familiar friend: Little Cranberry Lake. I had been chasing dragonflies in my back yard garden without success. Who knew they congregated in the … Continue reading

July 29, 2019


This Anacortes teen jumped into some summer fun recently on the downtown shoreline. He assured me he had checked first to determine the water depth was safe for this adventure.

July 29, 2019

Scott Milo Gallery hosts reception

Scott Milo Gallery will host a reception with artists Friday, August 2 from 6 – 9 p.m., in conjunction with opening night of the 2019 Anacortes Arts Festival. For a month the gallery will feature new mixed media monoprints on … Continue reading