Anacortes Today Blog

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

August 26, 2012

A little help?

I took this photograph Saturday on South Whidbey. Impressive trio of jets … I got two together, but I can’t identify the aircraft. A little help? Update: I was told these jets are F-18s, but they have a different color … Continue reading

August 24, 2012

Funk takes delivery

I dropped in unannounced yesterday to deliver “hot off the press” copies of Anacortes Magazine to Wallie Funk, who is featured prominently in this issue. Wallie graciously shared his story (and amazing photos) of a 1966 encounter with The Beatles … Continue reading

August 22, 2012

Personal politics

It was roughly this time of year in 1984 that my dad, Buehl Berentson, decided to take a run at the Republican nomination for Skagit County commissioner, District One. One of his campaign photos was this one at the Campbell … Continue reading

August 22, 2012

Mt. Erie mugs 1960

If you just slipped into your sixties and are an “alum” of Mt. Erie Elementary School, you might find this class photo interesting.

August 12, 2012

Walking the line

This deer finished an early Sunday morning tour of Parkside, then strolled across the road and back into the forest.

August 11, 2012

Anacortes steamin’

What a great Saturday afternoon “show” at Cap Sante Boat Haven, where more than a dozen steamboat owners put on a show, steaming out of the marina, looping back in, parading past the commercial dock and then back to their … Continue reading

August 4, 2012

Floral from files

An image from my digital photo file, eight years ago, with thoughts of my favorite gardener…

July 30, 2012

Luvera Mayer chalks up another win

The 2012 Anacortes Arts Festival judges have spoken. Joyce Peredine (right) models the “Best of Show” Fine Art 3D entry created by Anacortes native Anita Luvera Mayer (left). The Anacortes Arts Festival announced award winners at its Arts at the … Continue reading

July 27, 2012

Lidos up close and personal

Anacortes photographer Del Zane invested time and talent in this week’s Lido 14 Class Championship Regatta. To gain a greater appreciation for this sport, see Del’s impressive collection of shots from Wednesday’s race. Visit http://delzane.zenfolio.com/p93901821 AND/OR http://delzane.zenfolio.com/p429706231/slideshow

July 27, 2012

Flying the UW flag

This UW vessel doesn’t get the press that Husky rowing shells attract, but its crews accomplish research published in scientific circles. It is the The R/V Thomas G. Thompson, currently¬†undergoing work at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes. The Thompson, built … Continue reading

July 26, 2012

Another seaside attraction

Cap Sante Boat Haven, already an attraction for locals and tourists alike, added a feature this summer for those seeking a bit of intellectual exercise. An oversized chess set has been placed on the esplanade in front of the Harbormaster’s … Continue reading