Independence

Published July 3, 2010 / by Steve Berentson

Reminiscent of days gone by, when “town criers” announced the news of the day, official Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell will join other dignitaries in celebration of America’s Independence Day on Sunday, July 4. Events include an 11 a.m. downtown parade, followed by festivities at historic Causland Park on 8th Street.

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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