In the News

May 25, 2022

Afternoon sunshine

As far as I’m concerned, one of the biggest “news items” today is afternoon sun in Anacortes! This photo was taken from the shoreline at Seafarers’ Memorial Park, next door to the Cap Sante Marine fuel dock.

May 23, 2022

Heritage hosts first Fly Day, 2022

An exciting kickoff Fly Day at Heritage Flight Museum in Bayview. On hand for flights in the vintage aircraft were retired military pilot and NASA astronaut Bill Anders, founder of the world class museum. Flying with him are his sons, Greg and Alan Anders (plus Craig Nelson). See the museum website for details, including information […]

May 22, 2022

New plaque dedicated at memorial park

What a wonderful way to mark U.S. Armed Forces Day. Several dozen gathered Saturday, May 21 at Causland Memorial Park in downtown Anacortes to dedicate a new plaque placed in honor of those service people who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mayor Matt Miller, a U.S. Navy veteran, acknowledged many individuals and groups […]

May 21, 2022

Tokitae at DCI

Currently in drydock at Dakota Creek Industries is the MV Tokitae, a 362-foot, 1,500 passenger vessel that plays an important role in the Washington State ferry system. The ferry, built in Seattle, has two car decks (capacity 144 vehicles) and two passenger decks.

May 19, 2022

Boats, boats, boats at Cap Sante Marina

Trawlerfest is billed as “more than a boat show; it’s where industry, education, and community come together in a relaxed, rendezvous-type atmosphere.” Hundreds are visiting Cap Sante Marina May 7-21 for seminars, and May 19-21 for In-Water Show Portion of Trawlerfest in conjunction with The Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show. Trawlerfest features an in-water selection […]

May 16, 2022

Park managers honored

I think of them as “Head Rangers,” but technically the chief executive officer at Deception Pass State Park operates under the title of “Manager.” All past and present managers were honored this year with a large “plaque” posted in front of the main park office on Highway 20. Creation of the sign and an accompanying […]

May 11, 2022

Protecting giant bowling pin

Efforts are under way to return the iconic San Juan Lanes bowling pin to Anacortes. Fletcher McLean of Dad’s Diner in downtown Anacortes moved fast when he discovered the bowling alley sign had been moved to Skagit Building Salvage in Mount Vernon. He purchased the sign and is now in negotiations with the City of […]

May 5, 2022

The Bridges of Fidalgo Island

By Steve Berentson Many who travel to Anacortes are surprised to learn the popular seaside community is located on an island. Another surprise is that this island is served by five bridges. While there are five bridges, the spans are located at only three service points. There are two sets of “twins,” and a small, […]

April 28, 2022

First Friday Artwalk May 6

Scott Milo Gallery announces new landscape oils by regional artists, featuring work by David Marty, Patricia Clayton and Karen Bakke. Also showing are floral watercolors by Catherine James and boldly colored still life pieces by Megan Veldee. In addition the gallery will have new glassworks, jewelry, sculptures, and custom tables. Meet artists during an opening […]

April 26, 2022

Fidalgo Flats nears finish line for occupancy

Now temporarily certified for occupancy is Fidalgo Flats, a 25-unit apartment building just west of Starbucks near Commercial Avenue. Fidalgo Flats is the first development of its kind in Anacortes under the new land-use code. The five-story structure features an accessible rooftop garden with views of Fidalgo Bay, large balconies and available surface parking for […]

April 13, 2022

Self-guided tour, Mitchell murals

The Anacortes Museum announced this week a new self-guided, smartphone tour of the Bill Mitchell Mural Project. Anyone with a smartphone is invited to log onto: billmitchellmuralproject.org and begin exploring the Anacortes history spotlighted by the late Bill Mitchell. “Mitchell was a muralist, cartoonist, artist, local historian, pirate and overall scallywag – who was born […]

April 9, 2022

State ferries open Spring season

The Spring 2022 sailing schedule between Anacortes and the San Juans begins tomorrow, April 10 and runs through June 18, 2022, according to Washington State Ferris {WSF}. Pictured here is the Yakima.

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