In the News

June 2, 2023

Lady Washington: timeless classic

Tall ship replica “Lady Washington” is in Anacortes for the 2023 Waterfront Festival! This beauty, a perennial favorite in Anacortes, is based out of Grays Harbor. Tickets are available online for excursions out of Cap Sante Marina. These photos were taken dockside, and from the Cap Sante viewpoint. For details about ship and schedule, click […]

June 1, 2023

Osprey days

Ospreys, otherwise known as “seahawks,” are making themselves known all over the city these days. My sightings within the past week have been at Ship Harbor, Cap Sante Marina and AHS Memorial Plaza overlooking the stadium. An amazing, beatiful bird with a distinctive call.

May 31, 2023

Sunny day scenes from Rosario

What a joy it is to live just a few minutes away from island gems such as this: Rosario Beach. On this hike I encountered a couple visiting from Seattle and a young man scoping the area for fishing spots. A few folks stopped to take a view seat on the trail to Bowman Bay.

May 30, 2023

Legion hosts Memorial Day event

About three dozen people gathered Monday, May 29 at Grand View Cemetery for a program in honor of Memorial Day. The morning event was led by American Legion officer Wally Garland, an Army veteran. Providing music were bugler Patrick Mooney and soloist Betsy Mosely. Garland delivered an opening prayer and remarks. The Legion then moved […]

May 26, 2023

School District opens Memorial Plaza to public

The community is invited to visit Veterans Memorial Plaza at Anacortes High School Seahawk Stadium this Memorial Day to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. The plaza will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 29. No events are planned. […]

May 24, 2023

First Friday Artwalk June 2

Join us for The First Friday Artwalk in Anacortes will take place Friday, June 2 from 6-8 p.m. The following businesses will take part: 402 Commercial Ave., One Realty Showing works by Charlene Hall, whose landscapes capture the quality of light and boldness that embodies watercolor. Suzanne Powers’ landscapes are inspired by the Salish Seas […]

May 20, 2023

Boat & Yacht Show leads the way

Docks and uplands are busy at Cap Sante Marina as the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show enters its final day (Saturday, May 20). Sunshine and events such as this one promise to make Anacortes a popular destination this spring and summer. Many at this week’s boating event are spilling into town for shopping and dining. […]

May 17, 2023

Boat Show at Cap Sante Marina

With boats in place, colorful banners flying and temporary tents set up, preparations are almost complete for this week’s Anacortes Yacht & Boat Show at Cap Sante Marina. May 18-20. The show features PassageMaker Trawlerfest. See for details.

May 13, 2023

Marina activity level grows

Seasonal welcome banners are up at Cap Sante Marina, where the year-round level of activity grows to a peak. Saturday brought hundreds to the marina and Seafarers’ Memorial Park next door for the annual “Small Boat Messabout.”

May 10, 2023

Changes at iconic lake store

The clock ticks down on re-opening of the iconic store at Lake Erie. The former Lake Erie Grocery has become Lake Erie Coffee & Mercantile. In addition to changes in the business, improvements have been made to the lakeside resort area. For details from Facebook, Click here.

May 3, 2023

Raptors over the beach

Raptor trifecta. Within a 15-minute stretch today at Ship Harbor I photographed an eagle, an osprey and a hawk.

April 29, 2023

Celebrating sun on surf

A windsurfer sweeps low to the water on a pass close to Bay View beach. Among surfers were Matt Weaver and Jason Hogge of Anacortes. More photos to come…

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