Town photo 2005

Published July 4, 2005 / by Steve Berentson

Citizens gathered under sunny skies Monday about 10 a.m. for the annual “Town Photo,” captured this year at the new Downtown Arch on Commercial Avenue. An aerial version of this gathering was taken by Anacortes American photojournalist Elaine Wilson for next week’s issue of the community newspaper.

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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