In the News

March 10, 2004

Annual Soroptimist honors

It was an afternoon of recognition Tuesday, March 9 when the 80-member Soroptimist International of Anacortes presented “Making a Difference for Women” awards to several individuals and organizations. The club’s Women of Distinction award went to Martha Clure, Jean Fantini … Continue reading

March 5, 2004

Student art at The Depot

The spotlight is on K-12 students this month at The Depot in downtown Anacortes as artworks from all district schools are on display. Among student works in the high school section was a piece (top) by AHS sophomore Andrew Covert. … Continue reading

February 8, 2004

Passing time on Pass Lake

What better way to pass an early Sunday afternoon than to float around on Pass Lake in search of the elusive Brown Trout? Or so thought at least a half dozen fly fishermen this Sunday as I drove back from … Continue reading

February 7, 2004

Afternoon de-light

I grabbed my camera in response to Friday afternoon’s moody skies. I was rewarded with several beautiful scenes, including a silouette of the “bird woman” statue in front of the city museum. Also pictured here are the historic Lowman house … Continue reading

January 26, 2004

Lovely LaConner

Although city limits lie on the Skagit County side of the Swinomish Slough, LaConner is joined to Fidalgo Island via the renowned Rainbow Bridge. If you take Reservation Road from Highway 20, you travel through the Swinomish Reservation to the … Continue reading

January 18, 2004

African Gospel Acappella

Members of the African Gospel Acappella singing group are all natives of Liberia. Civil wars and mass genocide have plagued this country’s people since 1992. Millions of innocent people have been brutally killed in these wars The men now base … Continue reading

January 16, 2004

DECA does Anacortes

Anacortes High School was alive with activity Thursday, Jan. 15 when hundreds of students gathered for a regional competition sponsored by DECA, a national association for students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Anacortes students performed well, taking the … Continue reading

January 14, 2004

Kenneth Callahan mural

These photographs were taken at the Anacortes Post Office. They represent sections of a large wall mural painted in 1936 by the late Kenneth Callahan. Another half of this painting was hidden from sight when a lobby ceiling was lowered. … Continue reading

January 6, 2004

Snow play

If the city had a dime for every slippery trip down “O” Avenue in the past few days, they could give everyone free garbage pickups for a month. That’s a weird way of saying folks have had a blast in … Continue reading

January 3, 2004

Winter sports

It was a long day on “O” Avenue, where young and old gathered to take advantage of today’s snow and ice. Tools of the trade ranged from plastic saucers to the more traditional toboggan. They went solo, teamed up with … Continue reading

December 21, 2003

Back from the boat parade

Judging last night’s Christmas Boat Parade from a comfortable perch at Randy’s Pier 61 Restaurant were Mike Keller, Sue Keller and Anacortes Chamber Executive Michael Broome (right). The judges watched as a string of decorated vessels cruised past them on … Continue reading

December 14, 2003

Caroling at Causland

Several dozen people including a number of families with children enjoyed a break in the weather Saturday night for the Salvation Army Christmas Carol Sing-along at Causland Park. Members of the Salvation Army’s Northwest Brass Band played for an appreciative … Continue reading