In the News

July 28, 2013

New construction

Among new professional buildings in Anacortes are Dr. Pardeep Brar’s North Sound Oral and Facial Surgery Clinic on Commercial Avenue and Nels Strandberg’s construction headquarters on “R” Avenue. Among residential projects is this model home on 10th Street (sale pending).

July 1, 2013

Relay for Life 2013

Scenes from American Cancer Society Relay for Life 2013, held at Memorial Stadium, Anacortes High School.

June 10, 2013

St. Merryfest 2013

St. Merryfest 2013 is now in the books … and what a great weekend it was for fun at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Food, rides, entertainment and ice cream!

May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

Among those paying their respects at Grand View Cemetery on Memorial Day was Anacortes resident Bill Thatcher, who served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He is pictured here talking to Erica Pickett and Bob Hyde (also a veteran: U.S. Navy). … Continue reading

May 17, 2013

Trawler Fest 2013

It’s exciting to see crowds swarm at Cap Sante Marina in downtown Anacortes as the annual PassageMaker magazine “Trawler Fest” has located here once again. Those marina crowds inevitably spill into the surrounding retail neighborhood, providing a much needed boost … Continue reading

May 11, 2013

Hospital celebrates 50

Island Hospital celebrated its 50th birthday Saturday, inviting the community inside The Big Tent to enjoy party treats ranging from health screenings to food, drink and prizes. Happy birthday to a great public hospital … and to all who contribute … Continue reading

May 6, 2013

Opening Day of Boating Season

It was a great day to kick off the Boating Season! On Saturday, May 4, dozens gathered at Cap Sante Marina for an opening day event hosted by the Port of Anacortes. Guests included Town Crier Richard Riddell and cannoneers … Continue reading

April 14, 2013

In the Viking tradition

I don’t remember particulars, but I was pleased to find this stash of photos from a July 1990 experience at Deception Pass. My notes say “Borea” in reference to the Viking boat replica this crew took through the pass. They … Continue reading

April 2, 2013

Taylor cutter moves to Fidalgo

April 1 was a dramatic day in the life of Martin Taylor (pictured), son of the late Don Taylor of Guemes Island. On that day Martin and a team of volunteers including family friend David Jackson moved the beautiful wooden boat … Continue reading

March 31, 2013

San Juans wildlife

  I spent the day on the water again today, and although I failed to catch a fish (Anacortes Salmon Derby) I did get some nice wildlife photos. I believe I photographed a Golden Eagle. Can anyone confirm? Ran into some … Continue reading

March 21, 2013

The race is on…

Thursday night’s Waterfront Festival poster unveiling seemed like the unofficial kickoff of the upcoming mayor campaign, with all four announced candidates (so far) in attendance. Incumbent Mayor Dean Maxwell was there, visiting with old friends including Tesoro Refinery Manager Dan Cameron … Continue reading

March 6, 2013

State tourney scenes

AHS yearbook photographer Mallory Estenson, a junior, graciously shared photographs she took at last weekend’s 2A boys basketball tournament in Yakima. Undisputed highlight of the three-day event was Friday night, when Anacortes defeated defending state champion Lynden. The Hawks ultimately came … Continue reading