In the News

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

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

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

November 12, 2003

Shipyard activities

November 10, 2003

Fall frost textures

I didn’t have to go far for these images, taken in or near our back yard garden on a brisk November morning. It’s often cooler on the hills of the city’s “south side,” an historic reference to the area south … Continue reading

November 1, 2003

Anacortes & Fidalgo Railroad

Miniature electric train enthusiasts have been meeting weekly for 10 years as the Anacortes & Fidalgo Model Railroad club. Members (most in photo four) include Jay Huff, Frank Beckman, Mike O’Brien, Doug Greenfield, Steve Jaffray, Iver Johnson, John Gruenwald, John … Continue reading

October 24, 2003

Homecoming parade

It was a sun-splashed afternoon for high school students involved in an Anacortes tradition — the Homecoming Parade. Winners of this year’s float competition was the Senior Class (third photo). Seniors also won the overall Homecoming competition among classes with … Continue reading