In the News

October 21, 2004

Homecoming hits the street

In a traditional loop through town, students from Anacortes High School paraded the streets on a Friday afternoon. From musicians and yell leaders to classmates and royalty, the young folks displayed real enthusiasm as the clock ticked toward their Homecoming … Continue reading

October 15, 2004

Parade of purple

Tonight is Homecoming at Anacortes High School, so students turned out by the dozens for the traditional downtown parade. Among them were royalty, cheerleaders, marching band and class float teams.

October 10, 2004

October morning

It was a dark but pleasant morning Sunday, so I took a trip downtown. Tethered at the Port of Anacortes dock on the Guemes Channel was the Spirit of Columbia, a Seattle-based cruise boat. Adjacent to it, in for maintenance … Continue reading

October 9, 2004

House of oddities

No trip to the Washington Coast is complete without a stop at Marsh’s Free Museum in Long Beach, where I visited last weekend. Sure, they’ve got seashells, kites and saltwater taffy, but the real attractions include such incredible items as … Continue reading

October 5, 2004

WeatherBug selects photo

We had danced around the edges, but none of the three of us had ever completed the Olympic Peninsula loop. So that was our objective last week when Dad, Mom and I ventured forth after a brief conference in Bonneville. … Continue reading

September 27, 2004

Oyster Run 2004

Lots of rumbles, roars, chrome and custom paint again at this year’s Oyster Run. You wouldn’t think baby strollers and motorcyles are compatible, but they shared the street for a few minutes during my visit downtown Sunday. Helmet decor ranged … Continue reading

September 19, 2004

Jazz Festival 2004

Musicians who performed at the 2004 Anacortes Jazz Festival gave the event high marks. The Anacortes American quoted several audience members as well, asking: “How would you rate the first Anacortes Jazz Festival?” Among respondents was Gabe Palmer of Seattle, … Continue reading

September 19, 2004

Statue honors CCC

Saturday marked the unveiling of a beautiful statue erected at Deception Pass State Park in commemoration of workers in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The plaque on the statue reads: “The CCC Worker. Dedicated to the young men who served … Continue reading

September 18, 2004

Nethercutt visits Skagit

U.S. Senate candidate George Nethercutt brought his campaign to Skagit County Friday night, speaking at a Mount Vernon fund-raiser sponsored by the Janicki family of Sedro-Woolley. Among Anacortes dignitaries on hand were Skagit County Commissioner Don Munks and his wife, … Continue reading

September 17, 2004

Dee Daniels and friends

Jazz singer Dee Daniels delighted crowds in Anacortes Friday, starting at Anacortes High School and ending the day at the Anacortes Jazz Festival kickoff dinner. Daniels performed in the afternoon at Brodniak Auditorium with Floyd Standifer and the Larry Fuller … Continue reading

September 13, 2004

32nd Street wetlands

Sunday morning sunshine provided the perfect conditions for a visit to city forestlands at the end of 32nd Street. On one side was the sweeping wetland area with scattered snags. On the other was a beautiful pool of water standing … Continue reading

September 12, 2004

Step back in time

Anacortes played host Saturday to participants and guests at the Ninth Annual Antique Engine and Machine Day, 9th Street and “Q” Avenue. Early morning rain threatened this outside event, but the weather turned and crowds came out to enjoy a … Continue reading

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