In the News

March 22, 2019

Arts Festival sets sights on April

Mark your calendars for several April events hosted by the Anacortes Arts Festival. First is the 2nd Annual Buffet Beach Bash, Friday and Saturday, April 19 & 20 at the Port Transit Shed. The evening will feature music by Garratt … Continue reading

March 15, 2019

A tribute to muralist Bill Mitchell

Collected here in tribute to his artwork are some of the many photos I took of city historian/muralist Bill Mitchell over the years. Bill passed away on March 7, 2019. To see more photos, go to the search window on … Continue reading

March 10, 2019

Artist/historian Bill Mitchell dies

I was out of town when I learned the sad news that local muralist/historian Bill Mitchell had died on March 7. I had many opportunities over the years to photograph this colorful artist and his amazing, eye-catching outdoor murals. I … Continue reading

March 6, 2019

Port creates two advisory groups

The Port of Anacortes has created two new advisory groups as the organization moves forward with North and West Basin Redevelopment plans in 2019. The first panel is the Events Center Advisory Group, made up of representatives of users of … Continue reading

March 3, 2019

Twilight flight

Twilight at the Skagit Wildlife Area. 

March 2, 2019

Birds by the beach

Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP) is an excellent place to watch birds, from red-winged blackbirds to ducks, gulls and eagles. Some of the birds pictured here are on the beach, others in shoreline trees and adjacent wetlands. Put his adventure … Continue reading

February 28, 2019

Gallery announces March artists

For First Friday Art Walk, Scott Milo Gallery features Lopez Island artist Steven R Hill, with his newest collection of Northwwest pastels. In addition, Hill will bring a few extra-large drawings done in ink. Gallery owner/manager Katherine Khile also reports … Continue reading

February 27, 2019

Zorn returns to coaching

The name “Jim Zorn” splashed across sports pages again this week when it was announced he will serve as coach and general manager of the new Seattle XFL football team. According to the Seattle Times, this team will begin play … Continue reading

February 25, 2019

Inspecting Deception Pass spans

Scenes you don’t see often. Three crews worked over the weekend (Feb. 23 and 24) doing pre-project inspections of Deception Pass and Canoe Pass bridges. Photos from Fidalgo Island, North Beach and Whidbey side of the pass. Painting and repairs … Continue reading

February 6, 2019

Councilmember Lovelett now senator

Former Anacortes City Councilmember Liz Lovelett has a new title this week after being named to the State Senate to replace former Sen. Kevin Ranker (D-San Juan Islands). Ranker was found to have sexually harassed a woman while she was … Continue reading

February 4, 2019

Porpoise Point prizes

Sharpe Park’s Porpoise Point Trail always yields “prizes,” from the walk itself to the wonders at water’s edge. Last time I hiked I was disappointed that I didn’t see any of the trail’s namesakes: harbor porpoises. This time I was … Continue reading

January 31, 2019

Mushrooms and fungi

Mushrooms and fungi along trails at Sharpe Park.