Anacortes Today Blog

January 4, 2013

Community servant

Belated congratulations to my friend Chris Terrell, honored recently by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce with its annual Community Service Award. Chris is owner of How It Works and is publisher of Anacortes Magazine. He also owns two kennels. In … Continue reading

January 2, 2013

Amazing Anacortes video Go to the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce website, lower right hand corner, to watch the new promotional video produced by the Chamber Marketing and Promotions group. Among “stars” in this production are Anacortes High School teacher Jim Thompson and … Continue reading

December 9, 2012

Virtual winter

Friend Del Zane had some fun in his “virtual darkroom” with an image he shot last summer, applying effects that seem to illustrate a “winter in Anacortes” scene. See more of Del’s work at  

December 8, 2012

Living art

Art of a different variety, Saturday evening during the Anacortes Chamber Holiday Artwalk. “Mannequins” in salon windows turned out to be very much alive. Red and Ryan Chanel salons. Model on the right gives whole new meaning to the expression … Continue reading

December 8, 2012

Keep the cheer here Bang around town this year while doing your Christmas shopping. Make it an “exploration,” an “adventure,” and help your neighbors in business.

December 5, 2012

Darrell does retirement Check out this brief Evening Magazine feature on AHS alum Darrell Benedict, who retired a year ago after roughly four decades of work as a cameraman at KING 5, his final years with Evening Magazine. Benedict has added digital … Continue reading

November 24, 2012

Bells ring around city

Fresh from the Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving food basket campaign, Anacortes Corps Officer Lt. Josh Boyd (center) is busy with a daily schedule that includes work with volunteers at six Red Kettle fund-raising stations. Pictured with Boyd Saturday at Safeway … Continue reading

November 12, 2012

LeMay loved cars Son Mark treated me to a visit to the LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma. Wow! Check out Mark’s website to see a couple of dozen photos from this memorable evening.

November 12, 2012

Causland Park event

Scouts and Masons partnered Sunday to lead a wreath-laying ceremony at the end of a Veterans Day event held at Causland Memorial Park.

November 8, 2012

Borgen to retire

The community of Anacortes received news late last month that school district superintendent Chris Borgen will retire at the end of this school year. Borgen has contributed in significant ways to this community over the course of a career that … Continue reading

November 6, 2012

Bob Hart passes away

                I was saddened this morning to read about the death of Bob Hart, a Skagit native whose public service included election to the Skagit County Board of Commissioners representing District One. Through … Continue reading

November 5, 2012

Spokane hockey

These 1974 (or ’75) photos represent a major sentimental journey in terms of my photography career. I was in Pullman, a senior with an opening in my schedule, so I signed up for a photography course. I borrowed my friend … Continue reading