Happy Birthday

Published July 2, 2009 / by Steve Berentson

Happy Independence Day, America! This photo is taken from a previous downtown Anacortes parade. This year’s parade, sponsored by the Anacortes Women of Today, starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, from 3rd and Commercial. The parade is followed by activities at Causland Park, and there will be a community fireworks display at dusk. The traditional “town photo” will be taken on Commercial Avenue at 10 a.m.

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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