The Anacortes Chamber of Commerce today promoted a holiday season “call to action” from Mayor Laurie Gere. As business people wrestle with the current round of COVID-19 inspired restrictions, Gere said, “I want to call on each resident to consider shopping local. Our businesses are open for takeout, curbside services, gift cards and gifts that are perfect for this upcoming season. Our local businesses give so much to our local community and it’s our time to step up and support them in whatever way we can.” (Photo from the lobby of the Majestic Inn & Spa, 2005)
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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