In the News

July 29, 2006

San Juans below

Islands in the San Juans archipelago number in the hundreds – a reality you really can’t appreciate until seeing the area from an airplane. I took these photos on a magnificent May morning flight over North Whidbey, Fidalgo and the … Continue reading

July 26, 2006

Fathers and sons

Niece Megan was married last weekend, an event that drew a full contingent of family together for the first time in several years. In the first photo, Megan’s father Ed Corley is pictured with sons Michael (left) and Steve. Little … Continue reading

July 21, 2006

Depot Arts Center

Chamber of Commerce members enjoyed an evening of music, art and “schmoozing” recently at the Depot Arts Center in Anacortes. The center, which once served as the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot, now serves as a non-profit organization directed by President … Continue reading

July 15, 2006

Hospital groundbreaking

Island Hospital invitations drew dozens to a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, July 13. Action items including the ceremonial “turning of the dirt” with a cast including hospital officials, construction representatives and community dignitaries. Also pictured here is Tasker Robinette, first … Continue reading

July 4, 2006

Celebrating freedom

If I’m not mistaken, crowds at this year’s Fourth of July parade and Causland Park festivities exceeded those of recent years. Thanks to the Anacortes Women of Today (AWOT) for sponsoring another great parade, complete with fire equipment, marching bank, … Continue reading

July 4, 2006

Veterans at parade

Legionnaire Bill Taylor was among dozens of veterans of the U.S. armed forces on hand Tuesday, July 2 for the 2006 4th of July parade on Commercial Avenue in Anacortes. Also pictured here are Pat Mooney (business owner and port … Continue reading

June 28, 2006

Vintage bombers

Flying the skies of Skagit County the week of June 26 were two World War II vintage bombers, the B-24 and the B-17, both featured aircraft in the 2006 Wings of Freedom Tour sponsored by the Collings Foundation. Pictured here … Continue reading

June 23, 2006

Bees and butterflies

Thursday morning’s activities featured a welcome break in the backyard garden, where guests included busy bees and fluttering butterflies. Wing patterns and colors on the butterflies are distinctly different on the outside (first photo) and the inside.

June 17, 2006

Star Bar shines

Crowds spilled onto the sidewalks last Thursday evening during an open house/ribbon-cutting event at the Star Bar Cafe, 416 1/2 Commercial Avenue. Owners Farah Ally and Laura Dunning hosted the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” event for June, … Continue reading

June 10, 2006

Grad night spotlight

“You don’t have to call my name twice.” That seemed reflect the sentiments of AHS Class of 2006 President Noel Bacani as he headed for the stage during Friday’s commencement program. Honored guests among the grads were Margaret Moore, who … Continue reading

June 10, 2006

Grinning grads

Whew! Among 2006 Anacortes High School graduates pictured here are Cory Edwards, Marilyn Barcott, Raul Barraza Garcia and Linnea Morrow. Cory’s directing the band, Marilyn’s posing with family, Raul is shaking Principal Donna Zickuhr’s hand and Linnea is flashing a … Continue reading

June 7, 2006

Faith shared

Among speakers and musicians at the Wednesday night Baccalaureate in Anacortes were AHS seniors Alexa Bowen, Linnea Morrow and Alex Dunton. Among male speakers were Mark Richcreek and Andrew Covert. Piano soloist and praise band member Cory Edwards provided opening … Continue reading

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