Here’s a classic flashback image: State Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen (white hair) and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (center) in town for tours of local schools. Sen. Haugen is deceased, Sen. Murray continues to serve after being elected as the state’s first female U.S. Senator in 1992. She is currently ranking member of the Senate Health, […]
Another great Anacortes Lions Christmas Parade! Collected here are a few shots of parade entries, from Santa to Salvation Army, Grinch to smiling policeman and friend. It was a great community event. Thanks to all who participated, including a hearty audience lining the parade route on Commercial Avenue. Merry Christmas, Anacortes!
More than a dozen talented Anacortes High School students spent their Friday night sharing some of their best photo prints with the community at the Depot Art Center. Student artists are in their second photography term with instructor Jim Thompson. The evening event was titled “Photos That Matter.” Among those pictured here are Emma Skidmore […]
It was a great community event Tuesday when hundreds gathered for an evening of Anacortes High School boys basketball. The band played, cheerleaders cheered, the crowd applauded, and both JV and Varsity teams responded with wins. Lots more basketball action, boys and girls, to look forward to this year in a newly renovated gym. Join […]
With the start of the Anacortes High School basketball season, I was reminded of one of my favorite projects as a community newspaper special projects editor: A 16-page tabloid publication dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of Seahawk basketball! One of my favorite assignments with this 1983 Skagit Argus project was an interview with renowned high […]
Lest there be any confusion, the back of town crier Judy Jewell’s “scroll” features a visual aid identifying her town. Jewell, the former official town crier of Anacortes, performed a “base cry” at the first of three competitions to be held this weekend. The second cry is on 4th Street at The Heart of Anacortes […]
This photograph taken from the hill near Grandview Cemetery shows a changing Fidalgo Bay shoreline. In the foreground is Anacortes Marina. Above is Cap Sante Boat Haven, a public marina protected by a new configuration of breakwaters. A new pier will serve the small boat community from Seafarers’ Memorial Park, which also features an environmentally […]
Wide grins followed presentation of checks to top fishermen at Sunday afternoon’s culminating ceremony of the Anacortes Salmon Derby. Pictured here with the top two fish are $15,000 winner Mike Campion (left) of Bellingham and $5,000 second place winner Pat Barton of Anacortes. Campion’s fish weighed 18.96 pounds, followed closely by Barton’s at 18.74.