Anacortes Today Blog

August 2, 2017

Food truck to go restaurant

As the two signs in this photograph indicate, this space on the corner of 22nd Street and Commercial Avenue has been home to a couple of restaurants in recent years. Now change is in the wind once again as Lori … Continue reading

July 20, 2017

Family meal

I was delighted this afternoon to be watching when a parent delivered a meal to a young osprey and the parent-in-residence. Lots of noise, flapping of wings.  I’m no osprey expert, but I think Junior is getting close to some … Continue reading

July 19, 2017

Arts Festival just around the bend

The 56th Anacortes Arts Festival, August 4-6, is one of the largest and oldest arts festivals in the Northwest. 250 juried booth artisans from around the country fill downtown Anacortes with jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics, glass, wearables, wood, metal and outdoor … Continue reading

July 10, 2017

Sand sculptor coming to Anacortes

Sand sculpting will be featured at this year’s Working Studios at the Anacortes Arts Festival. Bert Adams, founder of Sand in the City, is the featured artist. Bert has organized more sand sculpting competitions than anyone else in the world. … Continue reading

July 8, 2017

Anacortes Farmers Market

There is plenty to see, do and hear at the Anacortes Farmers Market in downtown Anacortes, open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Plaza at the Depot (next door to Cap Sante Marina). Oh, bring your appetite and … Continue reading

July 5, 2017

Crowd pleasers

Without a doubt, the Twisted Pixies were the most colorful element of the Anacortes 4th of July parade! A great parade, a large and appreciative crowd. Thanks to all who contributed to this annual celebration of our democracy!  

June 23, 2017

Seahawks deliver flag to Seahawks

Lifetime Anacortes Seahawks fan Lloyd Crosby was given the honors Friday afternoon as the Seattle Seahawks delivered a special 12th man flag to an enthusiastic crowd. The AHS Seahawks were established in 1925. Pictured here with Lloyd are Seahawks CJ … Continue reading

June 20, 2017

Seahawks visit Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks “12 Tour” will visit Anacortes this Friday! Get ready for football season as the Seattle Seahawks make a stop at Anacortes High School’s Seahawk Stadium on Friday, June 23 at 12:30 p.m. Join Mayor Laurie Gere, school officials, … Continue reading

June 19, 2017

Arts Festival gears up

Preparations are underway for the 56th Anacortes Arts Festival, August 4 – 6. This community event is one of the largest and oldest arts festivals in the Northwest, consisting of more than 250 juried booths filling downtown Anacortes. The event also features a regional Fine … Continue reading

June 17, 2017

Tokitae in drydock

If you’re in Anacortes it’s hard not to notice the Seattle-based Tokitae ferry, filling the horizon at the north end of Commercial Avenue. The state ferry is under wraps in drydock at Dakota Creek Industries, undergoing maintenance work that includes … Continue reading

June 16, 2017

Cabana celebrates 2nd season

Celebrating its second season in Anacortes is The Cabana at Anthony’s, Cap Sante Marina. The Cabana offers casual dining as well as a fish & chip “to-go” bar for quick service dining.  The Cabana has two full-size Bocce Ball courts … Continue reading

June 13, 2017

Path with a view

The Rotary Park path to gazebo and beach is always a pleasure. Paved, level … and killer views of Cap Sante Marina and environs. Today boats, bunnies and squirrels.