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July 11, 2024

Port kicks off Summer Concert Series

An enthusiastic crowd showed up Wednesday at a sun-splashed Seafarers’ Memorial Park for the kickoff of the 2024 Summer Concert Series hosted by the Port of Anacortes. First up on this year’s summer lineup were The Naughty Blokes, who seemed to enjoy the evening as much as their audience. Mt. Baker stood out in all […]

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July 5, 2024

Anacortes celebrates: 4th of July 2024

Anacortes Mayor Matt Miller rides up front in the 2024 Independence Day parade! The Fire Department celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 1924 LaFrance fire truck bearing mayor and restoration volunteers. Other parade participants ranged from youth athletic teams and cheerleaders to civic clubs, Salvation Army and Christian school. And let’s not forget classic cars […]

July 3, 2024

Mixed use area: Bowman

As demonstrated in this photo, Fidalgo Island’s Bowman Bay serves a wide array of Northwest adventurers, from beach walkers to kayakers. Also a draw at the park are picnic tables, interpretive center, shoreline trails and children’s play area. Oh, and we can’t forget the public restrooms!

July 1, 2024

Looking Back: 2003

It was Arts Festival weekend in 2003 that I encountered Steve Demopoulos trailoring the classic Anacortes Junk Company flatbed. Steve is the former owner of historic Marine Supply & Hardware in downtown Anacortes. The business was founded in 1924 by Steve’s grandfather, Mike. Steve operated the business with his father, Themo, until selling in 2017 […]

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July 12, 2024

Anacortes aerial: 2006

A view of the Anacortes working waterfront, Guemes Channel in the foreground, Port of Anacortes facilities in the center.

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June 26, 2024

New Wilson renovation: 2005

This photo was taken in August 2005, when the New Wilson Hotel in downtown Anacortes was undergoing a major renovation. The building ultimately fell under the umbrella of the Anacortes Housing Authority. The exterior art by Bill Mitchell was replaced.

June 13, 2024

Vets take part in parade: 2011

Local veterans got together in 2011 for the Anacortes 4th of July parade. Many of these veterans have since passed away. We are grateful for the sacrifices they made in service to their country.

June 4, 2024

Heron fly-by 2022

Great blue heron, Fidalgo Island shoreline, 2022.

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