In the News

August 4, 2022

New look almost daily

Exterior finish work continues at the Commercial Avenue site of what will ultimately become a mixed-use building with apartments and office space, including the Anacortes office of Kelli Lang Re/Max Gateway, project owner. This site was once the home of Pilgrim Congregational Church, built in 1926 and demolished in 2021. Among many structural issues were […]

August 1, 2022

Right on cue: Arts Festival!

Here it comes! Anacortes Arts Festival, with something for everyone, from art to food and music. Opens Friday, the 5th, runs through Sunday. Click here to visit the festival website.

July 30, 2022

Gallery hosts 7th annual “Little Gems” show

Scott Milo Gallery in downtown Anacortes will host the 7th Annual “Little Gems” Small Works Show featuring Plein Air Washington artists August 5 – 27, 2022. The show features 72 small works by Plein Air Washington members. The group offers many styles and mediums. Paul Kratter is the juror for the awards. Also on display […]

July 25, 2022

Anders Men take to the sky

Heritage Flight Museum was founded in 1996 by William “Bill” and Valerie Anders. The museum’s vintage aircraft collection began with the P-51 Mustang “Val-Halla” and has steadily grown. In 2014, HFM moved to Skagit Regional Airport in Burlington, Washington. The museum currently houses 15 aircraft, several antique military vehicles, a library and many artifacts donated […]

July 24, 2022

Fly Day July 2022

Anacortes was well represented among those gathered at the July 23 Fly Day at Heritage Flight Museum. Pictured here is a formation of vintage aircraft flown by former astronaut Bill Anders and his sons, Greg and Alan. Also pictured with Alan (left) outside a hangar are Anacortes Mayor Matt Miller (center) and ex-Navy man Ernie […]

July 21, 2022

Coke shipments boost local economy

It’s all about jobs. Petroleum coke shipments from HF Sinclair refinery mean jobs at the March’s Point plant as well as jobs for ship’s crew, local longshoremen and truckers. Shipments go out of Port of Anacortes Pier 2 on the Guemes Channel.

July 20, 2022

Paint in the air

Paint crews are busy with high visibility (pun attended) work at the new addition to the Majestic Inn and Spa in downtown Anacortes.

July 13, 2022

Ferry boasts a new look

After recent work in drydock at Dakota Creek Industries the MV Tokitae is back at the Ship Harbor ferry terminal in West Anacortes. This ferry is 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 […]

July 11, 2022

Breakfast is served

There’s no ordering from the menu in this heron’s world. Great eyes and lightning fast reflexes are required to win this contest.

July 7, 2022

4th of July parade photos: 2022

With the roar of two U.S. Navy jets kicking off the event, the 2022 Anacortes 4th of July Parade roared back to life. It was exciting to see hundreds of people crowd the sidewalks of Commercial Avenue to enjoy this colorful parade. Following are a few shots for the archives:

July 5, 2022

4th of July parade back in a big way!

This photo says it all about the 2022 City of Anacortes Independence Day parade: big audience, colorful participants … and even a state ferry at the north end of Commercial Avenue to remind us of our maritime heritage. Later in the day the community continued the celebration with the Port’s “Rock the Dock” event at […]

July 4, 2022

Mayor rides shotgun on vintage firetruck

It was exciting to see the city’s vintage 1924 American LaFrance fire engine motoring up Commercial Avenue with Mayor Matt Miller riding shotgun. Thanks to the City of Anacortes for hosting another great Independence Day parade in downtown Anacortes!

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