In the News

October 24, 2009

SWAN 2009

Sue Krienen was named Business and Professional Woman of the Year on October 22 at the 25th Annual SWAN banquet at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. The Skagit Women’s Alliance Network (SWAN) extends this honor and announces scholarships each fall. … Continue reading

September 19, 2009

PBY homecoming

Hundreds gathered at the NAS Whidbey Seaplane Base Friday, September 18 for the arrival of a PBY Catalina, an amphibious patrol aircraft that based out of Oak Harbor during World War II. Efforts are underway to obtain such an aircraft … Continue reading

September 18, 2009

Academy event

Thursday, September 17 marked the start of construction of the Northwest Career & Technical Academy near the Anacortes waterfront. Among those pictured here are Academy Executive Director Donneta Spath; Anacortes School District Superintendent Chris Borgen, SVC President Dr. Gary Tollefson, … Continue reading

September 18, 2009


A ceremony marking the annual POW-MIA Day was held Friday, September 18 at the NAS Whidbey Seaplane Base in Oak Harbor. A crowd of hundreds, including members of Rolling Thunder and Patriot Guard motorcycle groups, took part in the ceremony. … Continue reading

September 14, 2009

AFD Open House

Parents, children and neighbors stopped by for a visit September 12 as the Anacortes Fire Department hosted an Open House. Demonstrations included “jaws of life” car extractions, fire extinguisher lessons and more. Guests of all ages also had hands-on opportunities, … Continue reading

September 14, 2009

Steamy event II

Visitors stepped back in time Saturday, September 12 at the annual Antique Engine & Machinery Show. “Big dog” at the show was a Case threshing machine. An impressive collection of other “old timers” ranged from steam-power boats to model engines. … Continue reading

September 14, 2009

Steamy event

Images from the 2009 Anacortes Antique Engine & Machinery Show include a model of the Adeline Foss tug and a John Deere tractor owned by Greg Greenfield. The engine is a Gardner Marine engine.

September 14, 2009

MS150 2009

This year’s MS150 (financing Multiple Sclerosis research) drew more riders than ever, starting from the Skagit County Fairgrounds with route options that included Whidbey Island. Among participants was former Seattle Sonics (and UW) star Detlef Schrempf (his foundations contributes to … Continue reading

August 31, 2009

Frontier town

Winthrop is one of the favorite stops for folks traveling the Cascade Loop. According to one reader board in town, the “restored” look was the dream of the late Otto Wagner, who pondered “a way to repay the people of … Continue reading

August 29, 2009

Desert textures

I was struck by the contrast between an eastern Washington jogging trail and a forest trail near my Anacortes home. There are evergreen trees, but they grow in clumps, as opposed to forests. Rather than the thick underbrush of western … Continue reading

August 16, 2009

Pacific Raceways

It was “Pinks All Out” day at Pacfic Raceways in Kent on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16. We made it for Saturday’s action, which drew more than 15,000 spectators on a perfect summer day. In addition to the “Pinks” competition, … Continue reading

August 11, 2009

Author! Author!

Monday, August 11 was a wonderful day for author Jane Berentson and those who love her. Jane, a 2000 graduate of Burlington-Edison High School, had her first book published in May. “Miss Harper Can Do It” is the story of … Continue reading