July 4 countdown

Published July 1, 2003 / by Steve Berentson

The return of bright morning sun on Tuesday, July 1 illuminated the windows of downtown businesses all along Commercial Avenue, spotlighting in many cases the 4th of July displays inside. This flag appears in the window of Maison et Jardin gift shop near the corner of 4th and Commercial. Other displays, from the flag flying in front of Burton Jewelers to the artistic display in the windows of Donatello’s gift shop, made it clear that preparations are well under way for Friday’s downtown parade (11 a.m.) and Independence Day celebration.

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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