In the News

December 10, 2018

Tree lighting, art walk

Once again this year downtown Anacortes was alive with activity as the Chamber of Commerce hosted the community Christmas tree lighting. Following the tree lighting ceremony on a beautiful Friday evening, members of the crowd spilled onto the streets for … Continue reading

December 6, 2018

Feast of St. Nicholas events

These photos were taken Thursday in the wake of a “Feast of St. Nicholas” blessing of the local fishing fleet held midday at Seafarers’ Memorial. Each December 6, a special Seafarers Mass is held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church before … Continue reading

December 3, 2018

‘Tis the season in Anacortes!

Click on this photo to see details about this island community’s “Coastal Christmas” celebration!

December 1, 2018

Abominable cutouts

Visit the Anacortes Museum during the month of December if you would like a “selfie” with one of several characters from the TV special “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” This show was narrated by the late Burl Ives, who called … Continue reading

November 28, 2018

County certifies election

November 2018 election results were certified by Skagit County Tuesday, November 28. Election turnout in Skagit County was about 73 percent, with 55,583 ballots counted. Pictured here are new State Rep. Debra Lekanoff (at podium) and Skagit County Superior Court … Continue reading

November 13, 2018

Faces of local veterans

It was wonderful to see so many veterans and their families gathered for the Veterans Day event Monday at the Port of Anacortes. I did what I could to get individual and small group photos during the playing of music … Continue reading

November 12, 2018

A family celebration

Audience members Betty and Pat Mooney join in applause near the end of the Veterans Day event at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed and Event Center Monday. The husband and wife are both veterans of the U.S. Marine Corps.

November 9, 2018

Port hosts Veterans Day event

Mark your calendar for Monday, November 12, 11 a.m. at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed and Event Center for a community celebration of Veterans Day. Emcee will be U.S. Navy veteran Dan Worra, music by Skagit Swing. Photo here … Continue reading

November 8, 2018

County presents draft 2019 budget

Click on photo to left to link to message and data regarding Skagit County’s proposed 2019 budget.  

November 7, 2018

Charter bid dashed, count continues

Skagit County ballots are still being counted today, but with a 66 percent “No” vote so far, it appears a bid to reorganize Skagit County government has failed.

November 2, 2018

Port publishes draft budget

Now available for review is the draft 2019 budget for the Port of Anacortes. Click on graphic to link to the report.

October 25, 2018

Veterans Day past

With Veterans Day 2018 just around the corner I thought it appropriate to take this “Throwback Thursday” trip back to Veterans Day 2001, when hundreds of Island View Elementary students gathered for an assembly at Anacortes High School’s Williams Gym. … Continue reading