Festive shops

Published December 1, 2003 / by Steve Berentson

Among the most beautifully decorated shops in Anacortes is Donatello Flowers and Gifts, a shop operated by Jean Fantini. Noel (No, she was not born on Christmas Day) Danek of the Donatello’s staff takes time out from a busy afternoon to pose for a photograph in front of one of the shop’s holiday displays. Yikes! Only 24 shopping days until Christmas 2003!

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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