Anacortes Today Blog

September 12, 2013

Heavy traffic

I didn’t catch these National Guard vehicles in convoy, but I guess they made quite an impression coming into town recently. Now they’re parked at the armory on “M” Avenue.

August 21, 2013

North Beach mist

A boat cruises through the fog off North Beach in Deception Pass State Park.

August 10, 2013

Sails up

It was the ol’ battle of angles for me a few days ago when I chased after the Adventuress in an attempt to put ship in front of Mt. Baker. By the time I got that angle, the sails were … Continue reading

July 26, 2013

Hospital speaks to community

Dear Valued Community Resident, About 18 months ago, Island Hospital formed a partnership with two other nonprofit community hospitals, Skagit Valley Hospital and Cascade Valley Hospital, with the mutual goal to continue to enhance the healthcare and services we provide … Continue reading

July 22, 2013

Predator portrait

Anacortes photographer Del Zane took advantage of a public exhibition by Predators of the Heart to take a series of beautiful wildlife photos including this shot of a hawk. See see more, visit http://delzane.zenfolio.com/p819173265. Learn more about Dave Coleburn’s Anacortes-based … Continue reading

July 15, 2013

New jail proposal on ballot

To learn more about Skagit County’s expressed need for a new county jail, click on “Jail Overcrowding Prompts Call …” http://www.skagitcounty.net/Common/asp/default.asp?d=Home&c=General&P=main.htm

July 11, 2013

Four at forum

Anacortes mayoral candidates talked business Thursday as guests of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. Pictured here are (l. to r.) Mitch Everton, Laurie Gere, Brian Geer and Dean Maxwell. State Representative Kris Lytton, fresh out of a legislative session in … Continue reading

June 25, 2013

Codd ‘captures’ crossbill

South Fidalgo resident Dan Codd loves the Northwest … and he loves photographing wildlife. Attached is a shot he took of a Red Crossbill, with related information. Thanks, Dan! Red Crossbills are finches with highly specialized, crossed bills and long, … Continue reading

June 24, 2013

T Bailey hosts tour

More than two dozen young business people from all around Skagit County gathered last Friday at the T Bailey manufacturing plant on March’s Point. T Bailey hosted a tour for members of the “NextExec” group organized under the umbrella of … Continue reading

June 14, 2013

Local photos in InfoGuide

Two of my Anacortes images were published in the 2013-14 edition of the Greater Seattle InfoGuide, a 96-page glossy magazine subtitled: “Your Guide to Life in the Puget Sound Region.” A photograph of the Anacortes Spring Boat Show appeared in … Continue reading

May 2, 2013

Hospital extends party invite

Seems like only yesterday! Join Island Hospital in celebration of its 50th anniversary for a free community health fair for the entire family on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the hospital campus just west of … Continue reading

April 23, 2013

Brodniak Award goes to Simensen

Music teacher Ian Simensen has been named to receive the Walter A. Brodniak Award, given each spring to a student, faculty member, administrator, school director, community member or community organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural arts … Continue reading