Anacortes Today Blog

May 11, 2011

Passagemaker Trawler Fest

Once again this year, boat owners have descended on Cap Sante Boat Haven for the Passagemaker magazine Trawler Fest event. See the language below for the host’s promotional text: “We are thrilled to announce our fourth year at Anacortes, Washington! … Continue reading

April 20, 2011

Sign up to receive Port newsletter

If you would like to receive an electronically-delivered monthly newsletter from the Port of Anacortes, call Julie at 293-3134 or email julie@portofanacortes.com. Paper copies of the newsletter are available at a number of places including the Cap Sante Boat Haven … Continue reading

April 14, 2011

Salvation Army officers close 43-year careers

Salvation Army Anacortes Corps officers Carol and Jerold Forney this week received a retirement gift from members of their volunteer Advisory Board. The Forneys, who have spent the past five years at the helm of the Anacortes Corps, will retire … Continue reading

April 12, 2011

Island Hospital expansion well under way

Read details about Island Hospital’s current expansion project, due to be completed next year.

April 9, 2011

Anacortes Yacht Club hosts regatta

Once again this year, the Anacortes Yacht Club is hosting the Windermere Tulip Regatta, a two-day regatta taking place in Fidalgo Bay. Drive or walk to Cap Sante for a great view of the races. Click on the link above … Continue reading

April 7, 2011

Cool directory of Anacortes trail system

> http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=113048330800262859953.000470717b5267ffa5310&t=h&ll=48.499773,-122.623901&spn=0.116021,0.221786&z=11 Above photo was taken from trail on the east side of Little Cranberry Lake. Click on link above to visit a very cool directory of hiking trails in this area.

April 5, 2011

State provides Lake Washington eaglecam

> http://wdfw.wa.gov/wildwatch/eaglecam/video_lw.html I read today on the Internet about an eaglecam (live video) in Iowa that has “gone viral,” attracting millions of viewers across the country. I thought immediately of our own state, and the fact that the state Department … Continue reading

April 4, 2011

High school talent pool runs deep

> http://ahs.smugmug.com/LipDub/Lip-Dub-Video/16406225_LZVzZ#1234053185_XGez8 It’s crazy, I’m tellin’ ya! Check out the Anacortes High School “lip dub” entry for 2011, filmed on March 25. Click on the link above and type in the password “Seahawks.”

April 2, 2011

Library celebrates 100th anniversary

>http://library.cityofanacortes.org/rooms/portal/page/Sirsi_HOME The public library my generation knew is gone, but that is good news. It is, in fact, the “old” library — and more. This month the library features a series of centennial events. My recommendation is an on-site visit, … Continue reading

March 28, 2011

Anacortes man nabs second place

>http://www.anacortessalmonderby.com/ It was good times for Anacortes resident Pat Barton (left) last weekend as his second place fish netted him $5,000 in the 2011 Anacortes Salmon Derby. Also pictured here is Derby organizer Jay Field of the Fidalgo Chapter of … Continue reading

March 22, 2011

Anacortes Salmon Derby preparation

> As Saturday approaches I grow more excited about the prospect of bringing in the top fish at the 2011 Anacortes Salmon Derby. If not me, who? If not this weekend, when? Pictured above is evidence of my commitment to … Continue reading

March 7, 2011

Local photos in state travel planner

I was pleased today to receive in the mail my “Official Washington State 2011 Travel Planner,” a 150-page magazine published by the state Department of Commerce. Two of my Pass Lake fly fishing photographs and a shot of the LaConner … Continue reading