Photos by Tag: Christmas

December 11th, 2019

Christmas kitties animate tree

“Living Christmas tree” indeed. My wife LaDonna scored this awesome shot of kittens on a recent visit to a friend’s home. The adventurous kittens found the decorated tree irresistible, as evidenced here as they emerged from inner branches to greet their guests. (No kittens were injured in the making of this special Christmas memory.)

December 26th, 2011

Angry seas on Christmas Day

I didn’t venture out on Christmas Day, but my friend Del Zane was more adventurous. He grabbed his camera and headed out mid-afternoon for a series of shots from the beach at Burrows Bay. Wow! To see more of Del’s work, visit

December 23rd, 2011

Sleighbells ring in downtown Anacortes

Look for these smiling faces on Christmas Eve day (Saturday, December 24) as the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce sponsors the final day of free horse-drawn trolley rides in the Historic Downtown area. This year’s merchant theme is “Tidings of Joy.” Horses Slim and Bill pull the trolley between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. This week’s […]

December 19th, 2011

Chamber lights it up for Christmas

In addition to encouraging businesses to decorate for the holidays, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce does its part at its Commercial Avenue business office and Visitors Center.

December 17th, 2011

Gabriel meets Slim the trolley horse

Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce and downtown merchants, holiday weekend excursions in Anacortes included the option of hot cider and a horse drawn trolley ride. Among those who enjoyed the ride was Gabriel, pictured here with his father and “Slim,” who works side by side with “Bill” pulling the trolley each Saturday. Other holiday […]

December 11th, 2011

Teen singers make contribution

Some of the vocalists from the Anacortes High School Jazz Choir volunteered to entertain Saturday during the intermission at Geoffrey Castle’s Christmas benefit performance. Students of all ages have been busy in the past few weeks, taking part in community events ranging from the Lions Christmas Parade to individual school concerts at Brodniak Auditorium. Director […]

December 10th, 2011

Celtic Christmas at the Port

Renowned violinist Geoffrey Castle again entertained Anacortes audiences with a benefit performance at the Port of Anacortes Event Center on the Guemes Channel. Castle is pictured here with one of the Gothard Sisters, a talented trio with multiple skills.

December 10th, 2011

Community embraces Celtic Christmas

What a great combination! Phillanthropy and entertainment. Hundreds gathered Saturday night for two shows at the Port of Anacortes Event Center. Benefit performances by Geoffrey Castle “bookended” a lighted boat parade. Castle’s high energy performance focused first on children with a 4 p.m. matinee, and then on a largely adult audience at 6:30 p.m. The […]

December 8th, 2011

Holiday lights winners

Among businesses acknowledged for their Christmas lights this week was Epicure, a downtown kitchen shop. Others honored by a Chamber of Commerce team of judges included Buer’s Floral, Strandberg Construction and Dr. Daniel Rasmussen, dentist.

December 5th, 2011

A song in their hearts

Elementary school students from Fidalgo School proved they could walk and entertain at the same time, led by director Tina Franulovich Martin (right, rear) in the Anacortes Lions Christmas Parade.

December 4th, 2011

Christmas parade, Anacortes style

As noted by my friend Art Shotwell of, the annual Lions Club Christmas Parade in Anacortes is all about kids. There are almost as many kids IN the parade as there are gathered with family to watch. From clubs to athletic teams, Scouts, bands and choirs, the children of Anacortes are well represented in […]

December 4th, 2011

K-Kids distribute goodies

Among Lions Christmas Parade participants were kids from the Island View K-Kids (Kiwanis) club. The kids donned their red and white caps and distributed Christmas candy to a delighted crowd at the Saturday morning event on Commercial Avenue.

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