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December 25, 2010

The birth of Jesus

Luke 2, the New Testament story of the birth of Jesus Christ, was a central part of virtually all family Christmas celebrations I remember. On this day Christians the world over celebrate that birth, the greatest gift of all.

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December 24, 2010

Christmas carols

This is a busy season for members of the Anachords, a barbershop singing group with deep roots in Anacortes. A strong tradition of singing includes many outings around the holiday season. This event was the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at … Continue reading

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December 23, 2010

Sweet sympathy

> Take three sheets of construction paper, add love and creativity, and you’ve got a pair of sympathy cards Hallmark could never rival. It’s been a couple of weeks now since my knee replacement surgery, and there have too many … Continue reading

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December 23, 2010

Seeking a home

Poking his head out in attempt to find a home for Christmas was this nutcracker, part of a collection for sale at the Mercantile in downtown Anacortes. Nutcrackers spend much of the year “packaged” and tucked away.

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December 16, 2010

The real story

This is no ordinary candy, created in a corporate lab. In fact, the candy cane was created when a candy maker in Indiana decided he wanted to make a candy that would help us remember who Christmas is really about. … Continue reading

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December 13, 2010

Chief Santa

A miniature Santa dressed like a fire chief and flanked by two toy engines was a part of the Christmas tree donated recently by the Shell Puget Sound Refinery Safety Department.

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December 8, 2010

Sister Cities on parade

Duane Clark and friends paraded through town last Saturday, celebrating the Christmas season on behalf of Sister Cities organizations including those of Anacortes and Sidney, British Columbia. Anacortes Sister Cities include not only Sidney, but Vela Luka, Croatia; Nikaho (Kisakata), … Continue reading

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December 8, 2010

The sound of Anacortes

KWLE 1340 (The Whale) radio station owner/GM Robert Uteda and News Director Glen Harris broadcast “remotes” during many community events, including the recent Lions Club Christmas Parade.

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December 7, 2010

Many hats

Anacortes resident Frank Orr wears many hats, and vests for that matter. Last Saturday he donned his Kiwanis vest to volunteer his skills as a musician to the Lion’s Christmas Parade. Frank can be found with fiddle at many events, … Continue reading

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December 6, 2010

Shell Firemen a Hit at Parade

Once again this year, giant inflatable “firemen” from Shell Puget Sound Refinery were a hit among children attending the Anacortes Christmas Parade. Emergency response equipment and personnel from Anacortes and surrounding fire districts also contribute to the Historic Downtown Parade. … Continue reading

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December 5, 2010

Musical gifts

Flutist Kaylee Tanner, an AHS sophomore, was among dozens of local students who contributed their musical gifts toward the kickoff of Christmas season 2010 in Anacortes. See previous Gallery images, plus images in “Activities” section for scenes from weekend events.

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December 4, 2010

Merchants parade through town

Numerous merchants from Historic Downtown Anacortes joined together on a horse-drawn trolley to participate in the 2010 Christmas Parade. Free trolley rides are offered on Saturdays. See www.anacortes.org for details, and don’t forget to “Buy Close By.”

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