In the News

September 2, 2018

Li’l ‘Hawks in the house

Future Anacortes Seahawks were in the stands for the Friday night opener against Roosevelt, and many had the opportunity to strut their stuff on the field during halftime. Kudos to volunteer coaches, making memories and contributing to disciplines including commitment … Continue reading

September 1, 2018

Anacortes football action

Anacortes High School football fans enjoyed a great evening of action Friday, August 31 as the season opener was held with non-conference opponent Roosevelt High School of Seattle. The Hawks ultimately dropped the contest 34-7 but there were many bright … Continue reading

August 30, 2018

Museum hosts celebration!

The Anacortes Museum celebrated two big anniversaries on Thursday afternoon: It’s been 50 years since the museum opened in the Carnegie Library building, and 60 years since the Anacortes Museum of History Board was established. In recognition of these milestones, … Continue reading

August 23, 2018

Demolition as new building readied

Demolition continues on most of the main building of Anacortes High School as the new building is readied for students, with “Seahawk Start Up” activities to take place at the new building on Thursday, August 30 for students in grades … Continue reading

August 1, 2018

Guemes car ferry back in service

Skagit County has announced the Guemes Island car ferry is back in service as of 9:15 a.m. Thursday, August 2. 

July 31, 2018

Arts Festival past

It’s been a summer delight since its inception … the Anacortes Arts Festival! Back in the day the festival name also included the words “…and Crafts…” These photos from the summer of 1985 fall into that era. Enjoy these recollections … Continue reading

July 28, 2018

Tones 4 Crohn’s benefit

Lots of activity at Seafarers’ Memorial Park Saturday, July 28 from 1:30-9 p.m. Take part in the Tones 4 Crohn’s Benefit Concert, free ($1 donation encouraged). There was a Kids’ Corner, bake sale, silent auction, food, drink … and live … Continue reading

July 20, 2018

Gathering in lavender

A few relaxing minutes in the evening light at a back yard lavender bush. Honey bees and bumble bees worked side by side to extract the goodies.

July 12, 2018

Skagit rep on restored tourism board

  Our neighborhood will have a strong voice at the table when a new tourism group gathers. Governor Jay Inslee announced the appointment of nine members to the Washington Tourism Marketing Authority Board. One of them is Cynthia Verge, director … Continue reading

July 10, 2018

Arts Festival just around the corner

The 57th Anacortes Arts Festival, August 3 – 5 is one of the largest and oldest arts festivals in the Northwest. More than 250 juried booth artisans from around the country fill old town Anacortes with jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics, … Continue reading

July 5, 2018

4th of July parade 2018

Another wonderful Independence Day in beautiful seaside Anacortes! Thanks to all who participated in programs, parade, concert and fireworks display! Smiles all ’round!

June 30, 2018

Tall ships 2002

In going through digital photos archives today I discovered this file titled “Tall ships.” Can’t recall details, but this 2002 event drew a large crowd at Cap Sante Marina and neighboring beach. Cap Sante viewpoint, too. I’m guessing many with … Continue reading