In the News

July 19, 2003

Happy ‘Wreck Day

One of the most important elements of the annual Shipwreck Day is the opportunity to see family and friends … and the “stuff” they score on during the course of a couple of laps up and down Commercial. My first … Continue reading

July 17, 2003

Windows and walls

An early morning visit to downtown Anacortes yielded photographic opportunities as the rising sun illuminated the windows and walls of businesses on the west side of Commercial Avenue: a bright orange crab “captured” in the glass of a plate at … Continue reading

July 12, 2003

Kids R Best Fest I

We’re talking puppies, food, music, games, paint, military vehicles, inflatables … and more! It was a great Saturday for hundreds of kids at Storvik Park, where once again many organizations volunteered to make their day special with the Kids R … Continue reading

July 12, 2003

Kids R Best Fest II

Lines formed in the northeast corner of Storvik Park for the giant inflatables, including a slide. An energetic boy tackles a “pirate” at the base of the slide. An overview of the Festival shows just a few of the many … Continue reading

July 11, 2003

AM Downtown

It’s enjoyable to watch downtown Anacortes prepare for another day … and when it’s washed with summer sunlight it is beautiful as well. Laurie Gere and her staff at Gere-a-Deli get an early start, hustling in the kitchen as customers … Continue reading

July 8, 2003

Classics on wheels

A regular “bonus” associated with community events in Anacortes is the participation by owners of classic cars. Such was the case on the 4th of July, when a number of proud car buffs including at least three local couples opted … Continue reading

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