The winter sailing schedule for Washington State Ferries starts Sunday, January 6 and runs through March 30. The image on the cover is from contest winner Jim Reitz, whose shot received the most “likes” during the October contest. The start of the new sailing season also means new galley hours for some routes. To check each […]
Once again this year downtown Anacortes was alive with activity as the Chamber of Commerce hosted the community Christmas tree lighting. Following the tree lighting ceremony on a beautiful Friday evening, members of the crowd spilled onto the streets for the Gallery Art Walk and other holiday related activities. Our “crab pot Christmas tree” continues […]
These photos were taken Thursday in the wake of a “Feast of St. Nicholas” blessing of the local fishing fleet held midday at Seafarers’ Memorial. Each December 6, a special Seafarers Mass is held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church before a procession to the shoreline memorial park. Members of Croatian fishing families placed roses in […]
Visit the Anacortes Museum during the month of December if you would like a “selfie” with one of several characters from the TV special “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” This show was narrated by the late Burl Ives, who called Anacortes home until his death. For details see the museum website https://www.anacorteswa.gov/333/Museum
November 2018 election results were certified by Skagit County Tuesday, November 28. Election turnout in Skagit County was about 73 percent, with 55,583 ballots counted. Pictured here are new State Rep. Debra Lekanoff (at podium) and Skagit County Superior Court Judge Laura Riquelme (speaking, right). Photos were taken at a candidate forum hosted by the […]
It was wonderful to see so many veterans and their families gathered for the Veterans Day event Monday at the Port of Anacortes. I did what I could to get individual and small group photos during the playing of music representative of each branch of the service. Thanks to all for your service! (To scroll […]
Mark your calendar for Monday, November 12, 11 a.m. at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed and Event Center for a community celebration of Veterans Day. Emcee will be U.S. Navy veteran Dan Worra, music by Skagit Swing. Photo here is U.S. Navy veteran Chris Long making speaking at the 2017 event.