Heart of Anacortes

Published August 6, 2010 / by Steve Berentson

Chris Terrell (left) and Mark Edson introduce a new entertainment venue this weekend with a Saturday afternoon show at “The Heart of Anacortes,” an outdoor stage on the corner of 4th Street and “O” Avenue. During a period of economic struggle in this region, Terrell and Edson have invested in dramatic facility improvements in and around How It Works, the graphics and design company established here in 1994. Project elements range from remodel of the How It Works interior to construction of Heart of Anacortes stage and public restrooms. Also operating under the How It Works umbrella will be Northwest Images, a virtual gallery that will feature regional art and photography. Look for the Heart of Anacortes to become an important draw in the arts and entertainment community.

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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