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December 4, 2010

Community kicks off Christmas season

This city by the sea kicked off Christmas season 2010 Friday, December 3 with a Community Christmast Tree event sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. In a star-studded evening that included visits by Town Crier and Santa, local school students … Continue reading

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December 4, 2010

Musical gifts

Among gifts exchanged in Anacortes this year was the gift of music, as provided by school choirs and band members at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Represented in these images are students from Mt. … Continue reading

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December 4, 2010

Christmas on parade

Hundreds lined the streets of Historic Downtown Anacortes for the annual Christmas Parade Saturday, December 4. Opening parade photos featured the state ferry Hyak as a backdrop. Childrens by the hundreds enjoyed parade entries and volunteers with goodies ranging from … Continue reading

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December 4, 2010

Parade faces

As usual, the Anacortes Christmas Parade featured a colorful collection of characters, ranging from Santa to a little person playing a role in the Anthony’s Restaurant float. Also pictured are Bill Mitchell (the dalmatian’s one dimensional) and a cool member … Continue reading

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December 3, 2010

Downtown celebration

Christmas season 2010 kicked off today with a series of holiday events, culminating Friday evening with the Chamber’s Community Christmas Tree lighting event. This event, complete with live entertainment and holiday treats, rolled right into the Christmas Art Walk through … Continue reading

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November 20, 2010

Shop window hint

Shop windows throughout the Anacortes shopping district show evidence that Christmas 2010 is on its way. This is one of numerous holiday display items at Buer’s Gift and Floral Shop on Commercial Avenue. The Chamber of Commerce has posted holiday … Continue reading

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December 23, 2009

Christmas books

Window displays such as this one at Watermark illustrate the fact that Anacortes is home to several book stores. See www.anacortes.org and type in “books” to find details regarding downtown shops.

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December 21, 2009

Toy distribution

Anacortes Salvation Army officers Jerold and Carol Forney stand among just some of the hundreds of toys and Christmas items that will be distributed this week among local families. Many families will also receive holiday food items, thanks to the … Continue reading

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December 8, 2009

Christmas shops

Christmas merchandise is in, and window displays beckon among Anacortes shops, offices and restaurants. As is the case in most American communities, holiday shopping is vital to the health of many businesses. This counter display was created by the owner … Continue reading

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December 6, 2009

Ferry on wheels

A perennial “float” in Anacortes parades is this little ferry on wheels, a tribute to this community’s Sister Cities relationship with Sidney, British Columbia.

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December 3, 2009

Under construction

Among Christmast trees being decorated today at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Event Center is this unique beauty, created in partnership between The Market at Anacortes and DASH, a non-profit women’s organization. Pictured here are Jody Honomichel, Bev Martin, … Continue reading

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December 24, 2008

Seasonal rush

Downtown Anacortes was bustling with activity Tuesday afternoon, despite ice and snow. The Post Office was a busy place too, as might be anticipated. Much of the activity, however, seemed to be focused on the acquisition of groceries. Lots of … Continue reading

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