In the News

July 25, 2019

Festival flashback 2002

With Anacortes Arts Festival 2019 just a few days away, it’s fun to take a look back. Look for familiar faces, some changes in scenery as you peruse shots from 2002 festival…

July 24, 2019

Canoe families bid goodbye to Anacortes

Dozens of Northwest canoe teams departed from Seafarers’ Memorial Park in downtown Anacortes Wednesday morning on their way to a regional gathering hosted by the Lummi Nation in Whatcom County. According to the Lummi website: “The journey honors the rich … Continue reading

July 19, 2019

Artwalk meets Arts Fest

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, August 2 from 6 pm – 9 pm, in conjunction with opening night of the Anacortes Arts Festival. 1220 10th Street, Anacortes Public Library (NEW) The Anacortes Library is kicking off a new aspect … Continue reading

July 18, 2019

Arts Festival flashback

With the Anacortes Arts Festival just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share some photos from a few years back … 2003! Have fun with memories, and with identifying some familiar faces.

July 17, 2019

Alzheimer’s Association seeks help

The Alzheimer’s Association is seeking local volunteers to facilitate Family Caregiver Support Groups in Mount Vernon. “Caregivers of those with dementia often feel helpless and alone in their experience,” said April Scott, Manager of Community Support at the Alzheimer’s Association, … Continue reading

July 12, 2019

Navy change of command

Collected here are scenes from a U.S. Navy “change of command” ceremony held Thursday, July 11 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Officers involved in the command change were Cdr. Hunter Bankart, outgoing squadron commanding officer, and Cdr. Matthew Mulcahey, … Continue reading

July 8, 2019

Pool supporters make a splash

Supporters of a campaign to replace the Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center have made a big splash in recent days, evidenced in part by yard signs, a large 4th of July parade contingent and a $268,500 fundraising event. Campaign leaders … Continue reading

July 6, 2019

Celebration on Commercial Avenue

A massive crowd showed up in downtown Anacortes Thursday morning to celebrate Independence Day with a colorful parade. Included here are snapshots of just a few of the dozens of parade entries who gathered to delight their audience. Another great … Continue reading

July 5, 2019

Support our troops!

There’s no wondering what this red, white and blue Anacortes parade entry is all about. “We Support Our Troops,” reads the lead-off banner. Other signs read “Thank You, U.S. Military,” and “God Gave Us Freedom. The Constitution Guarantees It.” Thanks … Continue reading

July 3, 2019

March Point race results

Pictured here are some of the top runners from the June 22 Marathon March Point Run & Walk, which featured several events: kids’ half-mile; 5K; 10K; half marathon. Pictured are Heather Hanson, 5K female winner, 20:7.5; Lachlan Boyd, 5K male … Continue reading

June 21, 2019

Chamber visits SeaBear Smokehouse

Among many Anacortes Chamber of Commerce membership benefits is the opportunity to enjoy “After Hours” visits to local businesses. This week it was time for a “taste” at the SeaBear Smokehouse at 30th and T Avenue, and a party hosted … Continue reading

June 20, 2019

Medicine disposal at hospital

Unwanted or expired medicine in you cabinet? In addition to the Anacortes Police Department, you can safely dispose of such medicines at Skidmore Pharmacy, located at Island Hospital. Secure boxes are located in the lobby of each place.