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July 5, 2011

Kids on parade

Part of the beauty of growing up in Anacortes is the opportunity for kids to “shine” on occasion as they grow up. The 2011 Fourth of July parade afforded that opportunity to dozens … it’s no fluke that the “Kids … Continue reading

July 4, 2011

Four-star parade

Wow, what a parade! A beautiful sunny day, huge crowd, great parade entries … and Annie Curtis herself! Had to love the U.S. Navy flyover, too. I managed to get one decent image. More photos later.

July 4, 2011

4th parade 2011

Faces from the 2011 Fourth of July parade, sponsored by the Anacortes Women of Today. Those faces include Erica Pickett and Robin Pestarino; Town Crier Richard Ridell; Support Our Vets advocate Andy Stevens. Can someone help me with the ID … Continue reading

May 30, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

Scenes from a Memorial Day 2011 service at Grandview Cemetery in Anacortes. Flowers were placed at the grave of Alfred Lavine, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A ceremony at the flagpole was hosted by the … Continue reading

May 29, 2011

Career keepsakes

Among mementos of my late father’s career in politics are campaign buttons, cufflinks, tie bars and commemorative pins. Dad left Anacortes in 1960 to work on the staff of 2nd Congressional District Rep. Jack Westland, a career move that led … Continue reading

May 21, 2011

Strategic partners

One element of Friday night’s 2011 Waterfront Festival Kickoff Dinner was presentation of plaques and commemorative burgees to three “Strategic Partners” of the Port of Anacortes. Port Commission President Keith Rubin presented plaques to Anthony’s Restaurant; the state of Washington … Continue reading

May 11, 2011

Stages of growth

Encouraged by a few days of sunshine, flowers have begun to bloom all over the community. I photographed three stages of development on this beautiful flower (bachelor button?) yesterday at the edge of my neighbor’s garden.

May 8, 2011

Faces in the crowd

Among those at the Saturday celebration of the opening day of Boating Season 2011 was fiddler Frank Orr. Anthony’s Restaurant provided clam chowder and salad for event participants including Ed and Marcia Berg. Others included Lee and Betty Dawes, cannoneers; … Continue reading

May 7, 2011

Boating ceremony

Opening day of Boating Season 2011 included a brief program with speakers including Town Crier Richard Riddell, City Council member Brian Geer (and Port Executive Bob Hyde), Marine Skills Center Director Donneta Spath and Anacortes Yacht Club Commodore Phil Case. … Continue reading

May 4, 2011

Kids derby 2011

The weather was perfect, the food delicious … and the fish plentiful at the 2011 Kids Fishing Derby sponsored by the City of Anacortes Parks and Recreation Department. Among those pictured here are Tristan Cooper of Anacortes; Elizabeth Knowles of … Continue reading

April 26, 2011

Kloke memorial

(Photos courtesy of Solid Rock Climbers for Christ) On September 25, 2010, ten feet short of

April 9, 2011

Pinks & reds

I’ve enjoyed the colors in our yard as a few precious days of sunshine have coaxed a few flowers from bud to blossom. Lots of buds still wrapped tight, giving us a great deal to anticipate.