Activities Journal

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

May 28, 2004

In honored memory

Many are not aware that historic Causland Park in downtown Anacortes was created in memory of local men who gave their lives in service during World War I. A plaque on front of the amphitheater gazebo reads: “Causland Memorial Park. … Continue reading

May 28, 2004

Festival features classic cars

As always, the Anacortes Waterfront Festival drew some awesome beauties to its car show. Among those pictured here are a 1931 Ford Coupe owned by Mike Espe and a 1934 Plymouth Coupe owned by Suzanne and Richard Phipps of Burlington. … Continue reading

May 27, 2004

Boys at play

The ol’ complaint “There’s nothing to do” sure didn’t ring true last weekend in Anacortes, when the annual Waterfront Festival provided an eye-popping menu of options for kids looking to have some fun. In the first photo, a boy descends … Continue reading

May 26, 2004

Moms and toy boats

A favorite activity at the annual Anacortes Waterfront Festival is the boat-building area sponsored by the Fidalgo Island Rotary Club. Due to cramped quarters, boat-building teams usually consist of just one child and a parent. I come from a family … Continue reading

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