In the News

May 31, 2010

Memorial service 2010

Memorial Day services at the Grand View Cemetery in Anacortes included “Taps” and a couple of patriotic tunes. Bugler was Mike Newbrough. Also among those pictured here are Curley Engen, Stan Jewel, Betsy Mosley (singer), Ken Oaks, Bud Strom, Wallie … Continue reading

May 30, 2010

To market, to market

Seafood, ice cream, produce, basketry … it was a great afternoon for a visit to Skagit’s Snow Goose.

May 30, 2010

Veterans host service

Veterans from at least three wars gathered Monday, May 31 for a Memorial Day service at Grand View Cemetery in Anacortes. Among those pictured here are Bob LaRue, Pat Mooney and Bill Taylor. The last photo ID (first photo) is … Continue reading

May 17, 2010

Janz memorial

Several hundred people gathered at Brodniak Auditorium Saturday, April 17 at a memorial service for Lew Janz of Anacortes. Janz was the sixth person to die of injuries sustained April 2 in an explosion/fire at Tesoro Refinery, where he was … Continue reading

May 12, 2010

Recalling the Holocaust

Three of the photographs here are macros of exhibit panels prepared by Barbara Andersen, pictured with her husband Bent in the fourth photograph. Barbara, who discovered her mother was a Polish Jew only after her mother’s death, has spent many … Continue reading

May 3, 2010

Windfall dining

Monday’s wind “served up” a fine meal or two for Washington Park deer. I encountered a group of six, including several with nubby horns, grazing about in an area just a few yards from the Loop Road parking area. These … Continue reading

May 1, 2010

Boating season opens

Anacortes Port officials threw the first of what they hope will be an annual series of Opening Day Boating Season events Saturday, May 1 at Cap Sante Boat Haven. Among speakers were Port Executive Director Bob Hyde and City Council … Continue reading

April 10, 2010

Small boat launch event

Dozens gathered Friday, April 9 for the official opening of a new small boat launch facility at the North Basin of Cap Sante Boat Haven. Among those pictured here are Port Executive Director Bob Hyde, Anacortes Small Boat Center President … Continue reading

March 29, 2010

Salmon Derby 2010

Wow! Lunkers ruled at the 2010 Anacortes Salmon Derby, with a 27.48 pound fish caught by Ralph Thomas of Tacoma taking the top $15,000 prize. On hand as competitor and honored guest was U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, who represents Thomas’ … Continue reading

March 24, 2010

Avoiding tulip rush

I visited Roozengaarde in Mount Vernon Tuesday, taking advantage of a sunny afternoon to photograph the beautiful gardens before an onslaught of tourists coming for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival (opens April 1, runs through the month). Parking was easy, … Continue reading

December 5, 2009

Christmas kickoff 09

Friday night’s annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas tree lighting drew a crowd, primarily families taking advantage of the opportunity for children to sing, drink hot chocolate, watch a tree lighting and visit with Santa. Among those responsible for making this … Continue reading

November 17, 2009

Anthony’s draws crowd

“Everybody’s who’s anybody” was present Friday, November 13 for the groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Anthony’s Restaurant and the Port of Anacortes. Anthony’s, a Northwest restaurant chain owned by the Gould family (some pictured here), will open a restaurant next summer … Continue reading