July 16th, 2020

City closes ‘Open Streets’ plan

The City of Anacortes has cancelled an “Open Streets” event planned this Friday and Saturday. The event was intended to “stimulate economic recovery” by opening more outdoor areas to city businesses, especially restaurants. A city statement read: “Based on a surge in the COVID-19 cases the Skagit County Public Health Department has directed the City of Anacortes to cancel the Open Streets event scheduled for Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18. The city’s main focus is always to protect public safety. We thank you for your patience.”

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About Photographer Steve Berentson

A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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