In the News

May 25, 2015

Memorial Day tribute 2015

American Legion Service Officer Walter Garland extends a Memorial Day tribute to U.S. military service members as audience members including Erik Andersen and his 4-year-olds, Mitchell and Ava watch on. Also on hand with his 9-year-old son Bruce was U.S. … Continue reading

April 30, 2015

Fidalgo wildlife

A recent walk on the Ship Harbor/Guemes Channel Trail yielded sightings including butterflies, a dove, a Canada goose and an otter. Have also spotted eagles and kingfishers in the past. It’s a happening place.

April 21, 2015

Art & Garden event

It’s the perfect marriage of two local passions: art and gardening. Visit the Anacortes Farmers Market this weekend (April 25 & 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday) for the “Art of Gardening” event, … Continue reading

April 6, 2015

Hachey greets Worra

It was time for a cake last week when Port of Anacortes Interim Executive Director John Hachey turned reins over to new Executive Director Dan Worra. Hachey and his wife Rachel, pictured here with Dale Fowler, headed out for a … Continue reading

December 17, 2014

Dusk sentinel

I was losing light fast as I photographed this eagle Tuesday on March’s Point. Massive numbers of eagles are beginning to gather in upriver Skagit County.

November 8, 2014

Chasing birds

Saturday morning sun drew me to Cap Sante and a nearby pond, where I discovered a variety of birds ranging from Hooded Mergansers to Kingfisher and a seagull doing a swan imitation.

October 30, 2014

Chasing gulls

Turns out local seagulls and I are attracted to some of the same things. No, not McDonald’s fries in the parking lot. Blue skies, wind and the Fidalgo Island shoreline: in this case Seafarers’ Memorial Park.

October 3, 2014

Ship Harbor boardwalk

If you haven’t been there, or visited recently, put the Ship Harbor Trail/boardwalk on your must do list. An incredible community asset, with more “development” in the works.

July 19, 2014

Sk8 Fest for all ages

I didn’t get his name, but the announcer acknowledged this skateboarder for “bringing it” at age 40.

May 26, 2014

Veterans gather on Memorial Day

Among veterans gathered Monday at Grandview Cemetery in Anacortes were those pictured here after the 11:30 a.m. event. Also pictured are color guards Steve McLean and Walter Garland.

March 31, 2014

Bill Robillard nails $15,000 prize

Anacortes Salmon Derby Board President Jay Field (right) shares a laugh with top 2014 fisherman Bill Robillard (center) of Anacortes, who won $15,000 with a 24.62 lb. fish. Also pictured is Bill’s partner Stan Shimkus. Below are top three winners: … Continue reading

November 12, 2013

Veterans Day 2013

Veterans Day 2013 in Anacortes … a memorable day with honors to all U.S. veterans and their families, and special acknowledgement to local WWII veterans. Thanks to the Port of Anacortes and other event sponsors!