Anacortes Today Blog

November 5, 2012

Fond memories

I remember when Election Day called for a visit to a neighborhood polling place. This photo was taken at Island View Elementary School in 2004, before mail-in ballots became The Method of casting one’s votes. Pictured here are “judges” Verna … Continue reading

November 2, 2012

Greetings from Anacortes!

I had the opportunity once again this year to produce a couple of postcards for the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center (VIC). Mary Talosi and a crack team of volunteers meet and greet community guests on a regular … Continue reading

November 1, 2012

What’s up at the Port

Hot off the press today is the November issue of “Inside the Port of Anacortes,” a one-page newsletter highlighting activities in the local port district. Among other things in this issue are 1) news of the Sunday, November 11 Veterans … Continue reading

October 18, 2012

50-year history at a glance

Look to the centerfold of the latest issue of Island Hospital “Heartbeats” magazine to see a fascinating “condensed history” of the public hospital established here in 1962. Visit the newly-designed hospital website to learn more, not only about history but … Continue reading

October 2, 2012

Truth in advertising

I attended a meeting at the Salvation Army Anacortes Corps this morning, and was impressed by the message on the electronic reader board: “Our church is prayer conditioned.”

October 1, 2012

School district web redesign

Kudos to those responsible for a redesigned Anacortes School District website. Click on this link to check it out. http://www.asd103.org/pages/Anacortes_School_District

October 1, 2012

Port shares news

Click on this link to read the most recent issue of the Port of Anacortes community newsletter. It is my privilege to work with the Port district, which has served this region since 1926. It was no surprise to me … Continue reading

September 25, 2012

Mt. Erie owl

From my digital “scrapbook,” discovered today while looking for Fourth of July images for a friend. This little guy greeted me in 2004 as I descended the road from Mt. Erie. I was just telling my friend this a.m. how … Continue reading

September 24, 2012

Del dives into Oyster Run 2012

http://delzane.zenfolio.com/p432153346 I chose other Sunday options, but that doesn’t mean AnacortesToday.com guests will go without images from the 2012 Oyster Run. Click on the attached URL to check out friend Del Zane’s website, featuring more than 100 images from the … Continue reading

September 22, 2012

Cleaning up

It’s a working weekend for a number of employees at Dakota Creek Industries, including these pressure washers working on twin propellers on the tugboat Valor.

September 7, 2012

Old Man

One of my favorites photographs from a boat trip to Chatterbox Falls British Columbia in October 2005. Friend James Stover nicknamed the heron “The Old Man.” The light was great and the subject incredibly patient.

September 6, 2012

Recalling Fred Friendly

Coming up soon is the annual Edward R. Murrow Symposium at my alma mater, Washington State University. The event, which will honor Dan Rather, reminded me that I had photos of another CBS giant: Fred Friendly (died 1998). I photographed … Continue reading