Anacortes Today Blog

July 28, 2009

Freedom on the water

> I’ve never owned a boat, but I’ve enjoyed many owned by others … both as a guest on board, and as a “vicarious” adventurer watching from the shore. I escaped the heat of the house Monday evening on a … Continue reading

July 22, 2009

Shipwreck Day treasures

> It’s a giant garage sale, with a vendor or two thrown in. Anacortes residents know this annual event as Shipwreck Day, an opportunity not only to score on some great deals, but to experience some great people-watching. This boxload … Continue reading

June 2, 2009

Window shopping coastal style

Sunday morning sun drew me to downtown Anacortes, where I often enjoy taking photographs of sun-splashed buildings and shop windows. This shot was taken outside of historic Marine Supply & Hardware, just a block or two from the Guemes Channel … Continue reading

June 1, 2009

Victimized by Liberace

> This is Liberace, the little guy who rules the roost at my brother’s house. There are a dozen or so beautiful hens to photograph, but for some reason I opted to single out Liberace on a brief Saturday afternoon … Continue reading

May 28, 2009

Community Journalism “Characters”

It was a sentimental journey this week when I joined this group of community journalism “characters” in beautiful downtown Coupeville. Instigator of the gathering was Wallie Funk, ex-newspaper publisher and one-time employer of several in attendance. Later, while our friends … Continue reading

May 26, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

> As I often do, I attended the annual Memorial Day service conducted at Grand View Cemetery by members of VFW and American Legion organizations. This year, however, I also visited the gravesite of my father, Buehl Berentson (pictured above … Continue reading

May 14, 2009

Skyline, Anacortes "postcard"

>I’m toying with the idea of creating low resolution “postcards” of the area so blog visitors can send images to their friends and family. Another option for my guests would be to order a beautiful enlargement from the photographer. Yeah, … Continue reading

May 7, 2009

Waterfront Festival boasts impressive roots

> (Note: The Anacortes Waterfront Festival, an event with a dramatic history, is scheduled May 16 & 17 at Cap Sante Boat Haven in downtown Anacortes)By Steve BerentsonSmall town histories suffer from a tendency toward exaggeration – but when it … Continue reading

May 4, 2009

Deception Pass morning

>There is a reason millions of people find their way to Deception Pass each year. This is a flat-out stunning place to visit, any time of year. I shot this photo Sunday morning looking west from the Whidbey Island side … Continue reading

April 24, 2009

Recollections of Electrical Shop

>(Note: Yet another story from my youth, recalled during my days as a columnist for Fidalgo Magazine.)I picked up a magazine the other day and saw an advertisement for a DVD program … touted as an educational program “where virtual … Continue reading

April 9, 2009

Happy boy at water’s edge

>(Note: Another sentimental journey from my period as a columnist for Fidalgo Magazine. Attached photograph is a current shot of Ace of Hearts Creek, to which I make reference in this piece. When I was a boy the creek had … Continue reading

April 8, 2009

Island predators

>I saw a number of bald eagles and hawks on my trip last weekend to Samish Island, but Fidalgo Island boasts its own population of predators. On Tuesday I spent about 45 minutes on March’s Point, much of that time … Continue reading