In the News

July 19, 2012

Sailing Fidalgo Bay

Another beautiful evening on Fidalgo Bay for local sailors. To enjoy this sport vicariously, spend any Wednesday at Seafarers’ Memorial Park. Cap Sante is an excellent vantage point, too.

July 14, 2012

Blocks and blocks of treasure

Morning cloud cover for those who needed it, and afternoon sun for those who like blue skies: 2012 Shipwreck Day in beautiful downtown Anacortes!

July 6, 2012

Castle rocks the dock

Musician Geoffrey Castle delivered big time on the evening of the Fourth as headliner at the Rock the Dock concert at Seafarers’ Memorial Park. Thanks to event sponsors … this holiday concert, like the fireworks show that followed, was free.

July 4, 2012

It’s Independence Day!

What a great day in Anacortes! Parade, park celebration and a pending evening of free music on the waterfront! Among elements of the parade were a Navy flyover (EP-3E) and a parade entry honoring military veterans. Also on hand was … Continue reading

June 27, 2012

Tommy’s train to return

A gracious gift, indeed! Anne Thompson, widow of narrow gauge train builder Tommy Thompson, recently announced she will donate the train to the City of Anacortes. Thompson, who died in 1999, operated the train for many years, to the delight … Continue reading

June 23, 2012

Tesoro hands out hardware

Among winners at the 2012 Tesoro March Point Run were husband and wife team Jenny and Jesse Stevick, top runners in the men’s and women’s 10K. The Olympia couple is pictured here with their children, Tesoro Manager Don Sorensen in … Continue reading

June 21, 2012

Commencement snapshots

As always, commencement at Anacortes High School inspired a full range of emotions.

June 20, 2012

Bark mortar board

Unique among her classmates … and most likely all other American high school graduates … was Leah Gobert, a Native American student who created her own “graduation hat” out of bark. Gobert, a member of the Anacortes High School Class … Continue reading

June 16, 2012

Fly-in festivities

Scenes from the June 16 fly-in at the Port of Anacortes Airport. Included are Civilian Air Patrol cadets Staff Sgt.Dean Jones, Lt. Zachary Johnson and Staff Sgt. Briley Jones. “Flying” the toy plane is 5-year-old Rory Fishbach.

June 7, 2012

Bridge in the shadows

Anyone who crosses Deception Pass bridges (Deception and Canoe) also passes over this stone bridge, just south of the more renowned spans. If you see Smokey, you’re in the neighborhood.

June 4, 2012

Meeting BellaMaine

After hearing ABOUT them for months from drummer friend Gaelan, I finally had the pleasure last weekend of hearing BellaMaine, a local pop/rock band making some great music. Look to a free concert Saturday, June 23 that includes BellaMaine (Catapult … Continue reading

June 3, 2012

Festival fun

Two days of fun, thanks to the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and a team of partners including the Port of Anacortes. A popular “old friend” was the Rotary boat-making area. An exciting new element was the milk carton derby. Lots … Continue reading