In the News

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 point for activities was in the saddle of a bike on the center strip of […]

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 Ford spindles, Dodge rotors and rear end, Chevy calipers and a Chevy 305 with tri-power. […]

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 I was well rewarded for my time. We had some time before a tourism conference […]

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 Case tractor) and miscellaneous machines, we stepped “next door” to the Orphan Car Show. Lined […]

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 handling and displaying the American flag are set forth by the United States Code, written […]

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, the exercise took place under a warm August sun. Treats along the way included an […]

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 View Elementary School I ran into Principal Bernard Selting, already flashing the familiar welcome smile […]

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” included Paul Erley and Keith Lyons of the United Northwest Model Railroad Club. Erley’s displayed […]

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 couple from California and a family of four from British Columbia. Sean Traverse, his wife […]

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 gathered family and friends at the Skyline Cabana Friday night, he brought live entertainment with […]

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 stonework on the sweeping park bench seats in the Causland “amphitheatre.” Forms in one corner […]

August 4, 2003

Music fills the air

Some musicians inspired their listeners to close their eyes and relax … others to step to the street and dance. As always, visitors to the Anacortes Arts Festival were treated to a wide selection of musical options, ranging from classical strings to rock and roll. Rhythm Culture entertained Sunday afternoon, as did members of Little […]

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