Anacortes Today Blog

October 11, 2011

Amazing Photographs

If you like vintage photography, you’re going to love this site! www.Shorpy.com

October 3, 2011

Town Criers a delight

The community of Anacortes rose to the occasion last weekend in hosting the North American Town Criers Championship. Current and past Anacortes Town Criers Richard Riddell and Judy Jewell did a marvelous job of leading activities and an impressive team … Continue reading

September 30, 2011

Anacortes mayor greets town criers

Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell (left) greets Al Witcombe of Brentwood Bay, British Columbia — one of many town criers who arrived in Anacortes Friday for the North American Criers Championship competition. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, with the … Continue reading

September 7, 2011

Anacortes Antique Engine & Machinery Show

Mark your calendars for the Anacortes Antique Engine & Machinery Show Saturday, September 10 near the W.T. Preston in downtown Anacortes. Click on link to see photos, video and details about this fascinating show.

September 2, 2011

Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell

Big news in the Town Crier category: On October 1 and 2, criers from across the U.S. and Canada will visit Anacortes for the 2011 North American Town Crier Championship. Pictured here is Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell. Follow the … Continue reading

August 31, 2011

Commercial Avenue from above

It’s always fun to see this fair city from a different perspective…at the bottom of the frame is the Penguin coffee shop on 22nd. At top, right is McDonalds, and on the right you can see the new marine tech … Continue reading

August 31, 2011

Burrows Island and Skyline

Burrows Island, as viewed during a recent flight over Fidalgo Island.

August 29, 2011

Pirate mayor at Work Boat Races

Last weekend’s Work Boat Races (and Pirate Faire) drew a huge crowd to Port of Anacortes facilities on the Guemes Channel. Among locals enjoying the free event were Mayor Dean Maxwell and wife Lisa. Dean, who attended both WSU and … Continue reading

August 26, 2011

Taking the camera for aerial tour

I often note that it takes a boat or airplane “tour” to fully appreciate the wonder of this little corner of the world we call home. On Thursday I took a flight with a friend, flying this Cessna out of … Continue reading

August 5, 2011

Photos galore from naval aviation centennial

Check out this collection of incredible photographs and information from the recent Naval Aviation Centennial event at NAS Whidbey. https://www.facebook.com/NASWICoNA

July 31, 2011

Navy aviation throws great party

My thanks go out to those responsible for the U.S. Naval Aviation Centennial event held last weekend at NAS Whidbey. It’s been years since the air base threw open its doors to the public … but it was obvious those … Continue reading

July 5, 2011

Restored fire engine on parade

In the news these days is a beautifully restored 1924 American LaFrance fire engine owned by the City of Anacortes (pictured above at 2011 Fourth of July parade). The following is an article I wrote in 1997 about the beginning … Continue reading