In the shadow of Erie

Published June 27, 2003 / by Steve Berentson

A recent coat of paint and a bath of sunlight make the Lake Erie Grocery impossible to miss on a backroads drive from Lake Campbell to Anacortes. When our kids were young we would often stop on weekend drives for a handful of licorice sticks picked from the big jar next to the counter. Among other things, the store is known as a center of hot news for area fishermen.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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