Anacortes Today Blog

October 16, 2017

Brilliant fall evening

What a wonderful setting for a public walkway: the paved Guemes Trail path accessible from the San Juan Passage neighborhood or the state ferry terminal. The trail toward the ferry terminal features a stretch of boardwalk over wetlands.

October 12, 2017

Chamber hosts candidates

It was a full house today for the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce luncheon featuring local candidates, both opposed and unopposed. Pictured in the foreground here are Port of Anacortes contenders Kathy Pittis and Shane Aggergaard.

October 11, 2017

Today’s color

Apparently the backyard theme today was green. Had to go inside and change my shirt.

October 7, 2017

Fall reds

Seasonal changes are under way throughout the city, including this side street off 4th Street in front of the City of Anacortes Wastewater Treatment Plant.

October 1, 2017

Stalking a hummingbird

This little hummingbird has been a regular lately, and it seems he/she is growing more accustomed to my presence. Action shots have been hard to come by, but portraits on a perch are possible. The splash of red on this … Continue reading

September 26, 2017

High school building rises

Bolt by bolt, weld by weld the structure of the new Anacortes High School begins to rise.

September 18, 2017

School district boosts United Way

Among major donors to the United Way of Skagit County kickoff event last Friday was the Anacortes School District, represented by Superintendent Mark Wenzel (center). Donors from the school district committed $13,000 to the non-profit organization’s campaign.

September 12, 2017

Tandem to Fidalgo

I was just coming back to Highway 20 from beneath Berentson Bridge when I encountered this ambitious couple pedaling toward the island. Guess this is what you might call a “working vacation.”

September 2, 2017

Classic Northwest scene

For a delicious “taste” of summer in the Pacific Northwest, pay a visit to Seafarers’ Memorial Park and Cap Sante Marina in downtown Anacortes. The breathtaking shoreline of Fidalgo Bay!

August 30, 2017

Salish Sea since 2009

Agreement on the name “Salish Sea” was approved by the U.S. and Canada in 2009. The Salish Sea extends from the north end of the Strait of Georgia to the south end of the  Puget Sound and west to the … Continue reading

August 28, 2017

A Baker morning

Woke up to a “Baker morning.” Beautiful light on a beautiful mountain, as seen from the southside of Anacortes, Washington.

August 22, 2017

ACT ‘ringmaster’

Among artist Bill Mitchell’s many outdoor murals is this one on the face of the Anacortes Community Theater (ACT) building in downtown Anacortes. It honors the contributions of Walter Vonnegut, ‘performer among performers’ in our island community.

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