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March 10, 2011

Chamber levity

Mayor Dean Maxwell’s “state of the city” presentation to the Chamber of Commerce included some optimistic economic projections and some moments of levity. In this shot, the mayor responds with a grin to an audience member seeking “verbal commitment” regarding … Continue reading

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February 4, 2011

Launch day

Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell and Public Works Director Fred Buckenmeyer (right) presided over a project kickoff event Friday at the city’s Skagit River water treatment plant. A guest list of about 200 included representatives of other government entities as well … Continue reading

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December 5, 2009

Santa & Kiwanis

Santa teamed up with Kiwanis Saturday for the annual Lions Club Christmas parade in downtown Anacortes. Both Santa and the service organization “serve the children of the world.” Hundreds lined Commercial Avenue this morning for a wonderful parade featuring floats, … Continue reading

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November 3, 2009

City, port leaders get nod

Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell cruised into a fifth four-year term Tuesday with an impressive 69-plus percent of votes tallied in the race against political newcomer Steve Sonnenberg. Maxwell is pictured here at a city Centennial event in 2005. Other local … Continue reading

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May 16, 2009

Haugen honored

State Senator Mary Margaret Haugen (D-Camano) was honored Friday night by a crowd gathered to kick off the Anacortes Waterfront Festival. Presenting a “saved” poster was Mayor Dean Maxwell, who noted Haugen’s key role in preserving the Anacortes-Sidney, B.C. international … Continue reading

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February 12, 2009

Luncheon levity

A major “draw” at Chamber of Commerce functions is the opportunity to build relationships and enjoy those already established. Even when the program is serious, such as this week’s “State of the City” report by Mayor Dean Maxwell, there are … Continue reading

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February 11, 2009

City stable, says mayor

Chamber of Commerce President Mike Trafton presided over his first public gathering Thursday, introducing Mayor Dean Maxwell for his annual “State of the City” message. Maxwell and Trafton are childhood friends, which provided material for a few light moments (“Did … Continue reading

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March 13, 2008

A positive state

Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell addressed a Chamber of Commerce crowd of about 80 people Thursday, concluding the “state of the city” is positive despite challenges including reduced state and federal assistance. The detailed report noted completion of a 17-year project … Continue reading

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June 5, 2006

Now it’s official

Mayor Dean Maxwell partnered with Wallie Funk Monday morning to make it official at the city’s newest financial institution. With the snip of a ribbon, The Bank of the Pacific opened its first full week of activity at 801 Commercial … Continue reading

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April 2, 2006

Sister City

Sister City Sidney’s Town Crier makes a proclamation Sunday morning at a ceremony marking the inaugural sailing of the international ferry between Anacortes and Sidney. Behind the Crier (l. to r.) are Anacortes Sister City President Duane Clark, Anacortes Mayor … Continue reading

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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 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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