In the News

July 4, 2003

Young patriots

No parade in Anacortes would be complete without a boat or two. Pictured here are two young crewmen aboard the “Glide,” one of several vessels owned and operated by the OARS group. Also preparing for the program were some of … Continue reading

July 4, 2003


Seemingly necessary players in any traditional 4th of July celebration are volunteers, veterans and politicians. Anacortes Town Crier Judy Jewell visits with state Rep. Jeff Morris as KLKI radio station owner Bill Berry makes arrangements for a live broadcast of … Continue reading

July 4, 2003

Fire trucks on parade

Everyone loves fire trucks (and other emergency response vehicles)! Participating this year in the parade were crews and vehicles from the Anacortes Fire Department, a couple of neighboring fire districts and Shell Puget Sound Refinery. In addition to the thrill … Continue reading

June 30, 2003

Mom & Pop store

It’s the traditional mom & pop store, with a few entrepreneurial twists… It’s The Store, located at the intersection of Commercial Avenue and 37th Street. Owners are Frank and Priscilla Michaud, who purchased the business from Dave Welk in 1990. … Continue reading

June 28, 2003

Farmers Market

You’re bound to find something you simply must have at the Anacortes Farmers Market, open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday (rain or shine) until mid-October. The market is located at the Anacortes Arts Depot at 7th and … Continue reading

June 28, 2003

Majestic Mt. Erie

It’s beautiful, regardless of season, but spring and summer are especially inviting when it comes to a visit to Mt. Erie. I’m partial to sunrise or sunset, when the sun acts as a spotlight on the mountain’s rugged features. This … Continue reading

June 26, 2003

Dish garden

I love the treats at the Chocolate Factory on Commercial Avenue, but this morning I opted for treats with a few less calories. None, to be precise. Rather than pulling in to the dessert shop (which also serves great meals), … Continue reading

June 25, 2003

Morning Star

Salvation Army Anacortes Corps officers Mike and Beth Paugh, family and a handful of friends enjoyed an afternoon of sailing last weekend during a visit by Lloyd and Pene Mathison. The Mathisons, who volunteer out of the Salvation Army’s Puyallup … Continue reading

June 24, 2003

Franklins cruise around town

Owners of vintage Franklin cars turned heads for three days in Anacortes, using the city as “home base” for a series of tours that included a jaunt up Chuckanut Drive on Tuesday. LaConner farmer Curtis Johnson visited briefly with fellow … Continue reading

June 21, 2003

Guemes Channel traffic

Combine sunshine, spring fever (now summer) and the magnetic attraction of Northwest waters and you’ve got a recipe for heavy traffic on Fidalgo Island’s Guemes Channel. Local residents are accustomed to seeing state ferries and the Guemes ferry in local … Continue reading

June 21, 2003

Back in time

Tesoro Northwest took a step back in time Saturday, June 21 when they invited members of a Civil War re-enactment group to start their 9th annual March Point Run. Taking part in the race with separate gun starts for kids’ … Continue reading

June 18, 2003


I love the look of a gently sweeping curve. Pictured in this photo essay are four of my favorites: the weather-worn tree at the summit of the Loop Road in Washington Park; a meticulously crafted and maintained wooden boat; a … Continue reading