In the News

December 14, 2003

Salvation Army sing-along

Music filled the air at Causland Park Saturday night as the Salvation Army Anacortes Corps hosted a Christmas Carol sing-along for the community. Members of the Salvation Army Northwest Brass Band performed along with members of the Sweet Adelines. Pictured … Continue reading

December 9, 2003

Holiday music

These are hearty young musicians, as evidenced by their contributions last weekend at the lighting of the community Christmas tree in downtown Anacortes. Despite cold temperatures and strong winds, young musicians from Anacortes High School and Fidalgo Elementary School stepped … Continue reading

December 6, 2003

Lions Christmas Parade

It’s a great community Christmas parade, thanks to the Lions Club and the many organizations that take the time to put together floats and parade entries. Among the first entries in the parade were Town Criers … Judy Jewell from … Continue reading

December 6, 2003

Christmas Parade Part Deux

Sporting new purple and white “Santa caps” were members of the Anacortes High School Marching Band. An impressive contribution by a group of young musicians asked to brave cold weather and wind on their march up Commercial Avenue. Color commentary … Continue reading

December 6, 2003

Christmas in Anacortes I

Christmas season activites continued in downtown Anacortes Friday with the annual lighting of the community Christmas tree outside the Chamber of Commerce office. Town Crier Judy Jewell was on hand to make things official (top photo). Santa helped Chamber of … Continue reading

December 6, 2003

Christmas in Anacortes II

Many people volunteer their time to make holiday events happen. In the case of the community Christmas tree lighting, members of the Chamber of Commerce staff play critical roles. Going green in her role as Santa’s helper is Sue Keller. … Continue reading

December 6, 2003

Family and friends

When you’ve got a family my size, you can’t go far without running into relatives. Such was the case at the community tree lighting Friday night, when I encountered nieces, nephew, brother and sister-in-law taking part in this traditional holiday … Continue reading

December 6, 2003

Christmas in Anacortes III

Among artists entertaining the crowd Friday night at the community tree lighting were choir members from Anacortes High School. Santa is No. 1 at this time of the year, but in this case he’s holding a finger high during the … Continue reading

November 27, 2003

Eagles Thanksgiving

It’s an awesome annual tradition … free Thanksgiving dinner at the Eagles Hall in downtown Anacortes for those who might not otherwise share the holiday experience most of us take for granted. Among volunteers working this morning in preparation of … Continue reading

November 24, 2003

Holiday delights at Dish

‘Tis the season at The Dish, sister Marianne’s cozy gift shop on Commercial Avenue. Holiday offerings range from unique Christmas tree ornaments and seasonal clothing to colorful holiday glassware, table and room decorations. There are also special candies for those … Continue reading

November 22, 2003

Christmas Kettle campaign

Once again this year, Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell (top left) officiated over the kickoff of the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign, dropping the first contribution in the Red Kettle. Members of the Skagit Community Band played seasonal tunes as people … Continue reading

November 17, 2003

Saturday with the Lutes

It was my privilege Saturday to be a part of Pacific Lutheran University football coach Frosty Westering’s farewell game, complete with post-game festivities. Westering wrapped up a 32-year career at PLU as his Lutes defeated cross-town rivals UPS in dramatic … Continue reading