In the News

September 9, 2011

Chamber Centennial

What a great party! Secretary of State Sam Reed was among dignitaries gathered Thursday, September 8 for the 100th anniversary of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. Other honored guests included past Chamber presidents. The schedule of events included two cannon … Continue reading

August 29, 2011

Swagger & Stagger II

It was the People’s Choice / applausometer judging system for the 2011 Anacortes Work Boat Races “Swagger & Stagger” competition Saturday, August 27. Despite some pretty wild staggers, and even a fall or two, no one went off the Port … Continue reading

August 29, 2011

Swagger & Stagger

Pirates of all ages boldly strutted their stuff Saturday, August 27 at the annual Anacortes Work Boat Races. Near the end of the day, many of the unconventional lot gathered for the “Swagger & Stagger” competition. Competitors included cannoneers Lee … Continue reading

August 27, 2011

Traveling tribute

Thanks to those who bring the “Traveling Tribute” scale model of the Vietnam War memorial to communities like ours. The display was open in the parking lot of the Swinomish Casino from Thursday to Sunday afternoon, thanks to the American … Continue reading

August 21, 2011

Ready to Learn

It was heartwarming Saturday, August 20 to see the Salvation Army, Anacortes School District, Anacortes Fire and Police departments and many clubs and service organizations turn out to serve children at the 2011 “Ready to Learn” Fair at the Middle … Continue reading

August 11, 2011

B-17 and B-25

Two heroes of World War II drew a crowd Thursday, August 11 when they landed for a four-day gig at Bayview Airport in Burlington. First to arrive was the B-17 “Sentimental Journey,” followed about 20 minutes later by the B-25 … Continue reading

August 8, 2011

Arts display

Long-time arts patron Wallie Funk was among judges at this year’s juried art show at the Anacortes Arts Festival. Also pictured here are two art pieces, and a father introducing his children to the wonderful world of fine art. The … Continue reading

August 8, 2011

Artists on display

Among artists demonstrating their talents at the 2011 Anacortes Arts Festival were iron artist Paul Thorne and sculptor Tracy Powell.

August 7, 2011

Arts at the Port

Arts at the Port, 2011 Anacortes Arts Festival … 50th Anniversary!

August 3, 2011

Krienen farewell

Dignitaries from Skagit County gathered Tuesday, August 2 at Padilla Breazeale Interpretive Center to bid farewell to Shell refinery executive Sue Krienen. Pictured here are Krienen and area Chamber of Commerce executives Pola Kelley, Kristen Whitener and Stephanie Hamilton; State … Continue reading

July 31, 2011

Naval aviators

Among high profile naval aviators at the U.S. Naval Aviation Centennial event in Oak Harbor Saturday were retired pilots Harry Ferrier, James McKenzie and Stephen Coonts. On hand as host was naval air station commanding officer Capt. Gregory Johnston. Coonts … Continue reading

July 23, 2011

Bayside concert

What a great kickoff night for the Port’s five-week series of free outdoor concerts! A crowd of several hundred gathered at Seafarers’ Memorial Park Friday evening for a one-hour performance by the Red Hot Blues Sisters, working from a sun-bathed … Continue reading