Activities Journal

August 6, 2004

Doors open at new Dish

Housewares and cool stuff: bath, baby, gourmet foods, tabletop, clothing and more. That’s what’s happening at the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon, known affectionately by its customers as “The Dish.” Marianne just made the move back downtown this week, … Continue reading

August 3, 2004

Under the bridge

While I was waiting for the fog to lift, I scrambled around on Pass Island, the centerpoint of two spans at Deception Pass. Photos included wild roses, thistles and moss.

August 2, 2004

Morning at Skyline

A cruise through Skyline Saturday morning yielded some pretty photographs. Fog, which had cleared on the Guemes Channel, still hung over the community. It was a good morning for a walk.

August 1, 2004

A four-deer day

I encountered four deer at separate locations during my morning drive Saturday. Two were in the yards of homes, munching on grass. The third was in a field and the fourth was on the south side of the street as … Continue reading

July 25, 2004

Magic show

It was a day of firsts Saturday for the Magic, a 127-foot yacht launched enroute to a new home on the Great Lakes. A few dozen folks gathered at Dakota Creek Shipyard on the Guemes Channel for the vessel’s christening … Continue reading

July 18, 2004

In search of…

The “journey” is half the fun at the annual Shipwreck Day sale. The woman in the first photo here scored near the end of the day on a dried flower arrangment, adding it to a box of goodies labeled: “Shipwreck.” … Continue reading

July 18, 2004

Making music

Music filled the air over the weekend, with local artists and regional musicians hitting the island to play for Shipwreck and What the Heck Fest. Playing for Shipwreck were Annieville Blues and Spoonshine, pictured in the first three shots here. … Continue reading

July 18, 2004

City of lost treasures

One of the favorite phrases around here at Shipwreck time is, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” There was treasure galore Saturday as dozens of vendors hawked their wares up and down Commercial Avenue. It’s an amazing event, really. … Continue reading

July 18, 2004

Vintage cars shine

Couldn’t help but think of son Mark Saturday at the car show on Commercial Avenue. Some beautiful classics shining in the summer sun. Mark starts “Hot Rod U” this week at UTI in Phoenix, where he’s studying to become an … Continue reading

July 16, 2004

KLKI After Hours

Bill Berry of KLKI was host Thursday night of the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly “After Hours” session. The event featured food, music and prizes. Berry was surprised by Salvation Army Anacortes Corps Captain Michael Paugh, who presented the station a … Continue reading

July 16, 2004

Venture Troop re-launch

Andy Stewart volunteered use of his shop on 30th Street for a couple of weeks as teen and supervisors with Venture Troop 81 spruced up the classic longboat “Elizabeth Bonaventure.” Among those present Friday morning for the re-launch at Cap … Continue reading

July 14, 2004

Anacortes-born yacht

Among local boat manufacturers is Northern Marine, Inc., which built this 127-foot yacht named “Magic.” For a sense of the boat’s size, see workers detailing the hull. The vessel is custom built, a real tribute to local designers and craftsmen.

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