In the News

September 29, 2003

Oyster Run 03

I’m pretty sure bikers outnumbered non-bikers like myself, but there were plenty of curious admirers Sunday in downtown Anacortes for Oyster Run 2003. Bikers started arriving in town Friday, and most started leaving Sunday afternoon. Street vendors were busy under … Continue reading

September 29, 2003

Having fun at Oyster Run

Much of the time spent at the Oyster Run involved walks up and down the Avenue admiring the bikes. Motorcycles came in all shapes and sizes, many customized with beautiful paint jobs and lots of shiny chrome. One good vantage … Continue reading

September 25, 2003

One sweet hot rod

David “Ed” Duarte of Anacortes spent about five years building this hot rod out of a 1930 Ford Model A body and chassis he bought in South Dakota. Ed said he fabricated many of the parts. The hot rod features … Continue reading

September 19, 2003

Tractors, boats and cars

Like hundreds of others from our neck of the woods, my dad and I have made it an annual tradition to attend the Antique Engine & Machinery Day in downtown Anacortes. In addition to checking out the fascinating engines (see … Continue reading

September 19, 2003

Butchart and butterflies

For as long as I can remember, Butchart Gardens in Victoria, B.C. has been a favorite among Anacortes folks looking for a British Columbia adventure. When I had the chance to visit this week, I jumped at it … and … Continue reading

September 11, 2003

How to fly the Stars & Stripes

How to Fly the American Flag Basic Flag Etiquette By Dan Vandervort, Home Improvement writer Let’s look at proper etiquette for hanging or displaying the United States flag so we can give Old Glory the respect she deserves. Standards for … Continue reading

August 29, 2003

It’s a beautiful morning

Oh, what a beautiful morning! I started the day with my wife, taking a walk on “the loop,” a route running up “O” Avenue out of the city limits and back again. Except for a brief distance in the shade, … Continue reading

August 28, 2003

Pre-school preparation

After a summer of quiet hallways and classrooms, the activity level at area schools picked up dramatically this week as eager teachers and school staff members returned to make preparations for a Sept. 4 return to the classroom. At Island … Continue reading

August 17, 2003

World in miniature

Children and adults alike enjoyed a world in miniature this weekend at the Anacortes Arts Depot. The Depot’s annual fund-raiser featured N-scale railroad trains and miniature scenes. Six-year-old friends Peter Smith and Alyssa Ould were fascinated by the trains. “Engineers” … Continue reading

August 14, 2003

Summer guests

I could see from Oakes Avenue it was going to be a beautiful sunset, so I headed straight for Washington Park. I arrived at Sunset Beach just in time to share the sunset with six Fidalgo Island visitors … a … Continue reading

August 11, 2003

Ripchords travel memory lane

Some five decades after they originally experienced success in the world of barbershop harmony, members of The Ripchords got together in Anacortes for several days culminating with performances at the wedding anniversary of one of their founders. When Don Coughlin … Continue reading

August 11, 2003

Causland Park renovation

Good old fashioned elbow grease is a major element of the renovation underway at historic Causland Memorial Park near downtown Anacortes. AHS graduate Bryan Elliott, now owner of Elliott Stoneworks of Sedro-Woolley, is the contractor with responsibility for replacing all … Continue reading