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December 2, 2006

Seasonal parade

It was a wonderful morning for a parade, as evidenced in this photo. Hundreds lined the avenue in downtown Anacortes as Christmas parade entries moved up the street toward Causland Park. Entries included Scouts, a church, horses, a couple of … Continue reading

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December 1, 2006

Christmas lights

After a week that found many hunkered down due to snow and ice, hundreds of Anacortesans gathered downtown Friday for the annual Christmas tree lighting sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Following the tree lighting festivities, folks spilled onto Commercial … Continue reading

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July 21, 2006

Chef Robert

Executive chef Robert Atterberry delighted guests at the Chamber of Commerce “After Hours” event Thursday at the Depot Arts Center. Delicious selections included Caesar salad, salmon, barbecued ribs and sourdough bread. The Depot is home to the Anacortes Farmers Market … Continue reading

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April 14, 2006

Terminal project

State ferry officials delivered an update on plans to improve the Anacortes terminal, reporting to a Chamber of Commerce audience details including retail opportunities when a new terminal building is complete in 2008. At the Thursday President

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February 9, 2006

Mayor draws crowd

Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell’s reputation for drawing a crowd at Chamber of Commerce events remained intact Thursday. Maxwell, whose presentation included accolades to local business people for their community contributions, touched on a wide range of subjects during his presentation. … Continue reading

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January 20, 2006

Changing of guard

Outgoing Chamber of Commerce President Pam Allen made things official Thursday night, passing off the ceremonial gavel to 2006 President Bill Berry. A celebration of 2005 accomplishments, as well as a peek ahead to 2006 goals, took place at Tesoro … Continue reading

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January 12, 2006

State AG visits

Just back from a visit to Washington, D.C., state Attorney General Rob McKenna visited Anacortes Friday. McKenna met with about 10 business people at the Chamber of Commerce, and then headed for lunch with Mayor Dean Maxwell. Washington state attorneys … Continue reading

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December 17, 2005

Banner day

Chamber of Commerce executive Michael Broome “took it to the streets” Friday, operating a borrowed boom truck to hang Christmas banners along Commercial Avenue, the city’s retail business corridor. In addition to white lights in the downtown area, many merchants … Continue reading

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December 3, 2005

The tree is lit

It was a beautiful night for a family outing. Dozens of families did just that, bundling up to participate in the annual Chamber of Commerce Community Christmas Tree Lighting. Entertainment included two elementary school choirs and the Anacortes High School … Continue reading

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August 25, 2005

It’s official

Mayor Dean Maxwell and the Chamber of Commerce “made it official” Thursday evening at a Grand Re-opening ribbon-cutting event hosted by owners of the Majestic Inn and Spa. About 200 people gathered for the “Business After Hours” event held in … Continue reading

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June 2, 2005

New superintendent

Chris Borgen, who succeeds Dr. Tom Marrs as Superintendent of the Anacortes School District, delivered a report and thanks Thursday to a Chamber of Commerce audience. Borgen thanked parents in the audience for populating local schools with “well-mannered, motivated” students. … Continue reading

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November 15, 2004

Chamber weather

On my visit to the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce office today I looked across the street and discovered this “Chamber of Commerce weather” scene: a sun-bathed painting of city namesake Anna Curtis on the side of the historic Wilson Hotel. … Continue reading

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