Activities Journal

June 30, 2004

Irish restaurant opens

It was worth waiting for. PW Murphy’s, a restaurant and lounge located at the former home of the Harbor Restaurant, opened Wednesday night to a crowd impressed by an awesome downtown makeover. It’s a welcome addition to the downtown shopping … Continue reading

June 26, 2004

Morning has broken

Lavender, honeybees and sun on my back. The second photo is a bee on a lamb’s ear plant. The third photo is a closeup of a sapphire blue sea holly blossom. Last is a crocosmia, a favorite among hummingbirds. What … Continue reading

June 22, 2004

Local runners enjoy success

Several Anacortes men were among top runners in their age brackets at the 2004 Tesoro March Point Run (5K and 10K). Matt Tobey (bottom photo) won the 10K overall with a time of 34:7. Brother Jake (third photo) took first … Continue reading

June 22, 2004

Kids enjoy Tesoro Run

There are many highly competitive runners at the annual Tesoro March Point 5K and 10K, but the event is known for its focus on fun. Each year the day opens with the Kids’ Half-Mile run, a quick scramble around the … Continue reading

June 21, 2004

Fun at Tesoro Run

For the 10th year, Tesoro Refinery hosted the March Point Fun Run & Walk, drawing hundreds of runners from around the region. The Saturday event opened with the Kids’ Half-Mile, followed shortly thereafter by the 5K and 10K. Tesoro’s running … Continue reading

June 21, 2004

Sk8 Fest under the sun

Boarders, families and friends gathered Saturday at Ben Root Memorial Skate Park for the annual Sk8 Fest celebration, an event that featured competition, live music, food and vendors. Dozens of skateboarders of all ages participated in the event, sponsored by … Continue reading

June 17, 2004

Strawberry Bay Coffee Co.

Anacortes residents Mark and Mary Kiser have embarked on a new adventure as owners of Strawberry Bay Coffee Company, a drive-through coffee shop at the corner of 21st Street and “R” Avenue. Just look for the bright, copper roof on … Continue reading

June 7, 2004

Exotic reminders

The reminders around me are many. These photographs of delicate new orchids blooming in our home are my way of saying “All is well” to my gardener friend while she is away.

June 6, 2004

D-Day: Sixty Years Ago

Today President George Bush joined dozens of other world leaders in France at a memorial service marking the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. I was fortunate within the past few days to witness a moving Memorial Day … Continue reading

June 5, 2004

Delicate beauties

In the midst of a week of focus on the horrific destruction of D-Day and other World War II battles, our garden has offered a welcome opportunity to enjoy examples of God’s magnificent design. The photo of the peony was … Continue reading

June 4, 2004

Scenes from Causland Fourth

This holiday’s community activities included games, food and fun at Causland Memorial Park. Among those pictured here are visiting town criers, Pastor Terry Kyllo and Mayor Dean Maxwell and a queen from the parade. The final shot is of a … Continue reading

May 31, 2004

Lest We Forget

It was a simple, modest ceremony. As far as I know, all of the dozen or so veterans taking part in the Grand View Cemetery event were veterans of World War II, but there could very well have been veterans … Continue reading

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