In the News

February 8, 2004

Passing time on Pass Lake

What better way to pass an early Sunday afternoon than to float around on Pass Lake in search of the elusive Brown Trout? Or so thought at least a half dozen fly fishermen this Sunday as I drove back from Whidbey on the way to Anacortes. Steve, the fisherman in the yellow paddle boat, has […]

February 7, 2004

Afternoon de-light

I grabbed my camera in response to Friday afternoon’s moody skies. I was rewarded with several beautiful scenes, including a silouette of the “bird woman” statue in front of the city museum. Also pictured here are the historic Lowman house and the front entry of the city library.

January 26, 2004

Lovely LaConner

Although city limits lie on the Skagit County side of the Swinomish Slough, LaConner is joined to Fidalgo Island via the renowned Rainbow Bridge. If you take Reservation Road from Highway 20, you travel through the Swinomish Reservation to the bridge. Homes pictured here lie on the Fidalgo side of the bridge. LaConner is a […]

January 18, 2004

African Gospel Acappella

Members of the African Gospel Acappella singing group are all natives of Liberia. Civil wars and mass genocide have plagued this country’s people since 1992. Millions of innocent people have been brutally killed in these wars The men now base their singing ministry in Vancouver, Washington. They include Lawson T. Jallah, Lasana Kanneh, Morris Wuo […]

January 16, 2004

DECA does Anacortes

Anacortes High School was alive with activity Thursday, Jan. 15 when hundreds of students gathered for a regional competition sponsored by DECA, a national association for students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Anacortes students performed well, taking the stage time after time at an evening awards ceremony at which competition results were announced. […]

January 14, 2004

Kenneth Callahan mural

These photographs were taken at the Anacortes Post Office. They represent sections of a large wall mural painted in 1936 by the late Kenneth Callahan. Another half of this painting was hidden from sight when a lobby ceiling was lowered. According to Seattle/King County, “the Spokane-born painter was one of the leading artists of […]

January 6, 2004

Snow play

If the city had a dime for every slippery trip down “O” Avenue in the past few days, they could give everyone free garbage pickups for a month. That’s a weird way of saying folks have had a blast in this neighborhood since the snow hit. I’ve seen moms and dads, kids, teens and twenty-somethings. […]

January 3, 2004

Winter sports

It was a long day on “O” Avenue, where young and old gathered to take advantage of today’s snow and ice. Tools of the trade ranged from plastic saucers to the more traditional toboggan. They went solo, teamed up with mom or dad … some even did the hill on bicycles and scooters. The good […]

December 21, 2003

Back from the boat parade

Judging last night’s Christmas Boat Parade from a comfortable perch at Randy’s Pier 61 Restaurant were Mike Keller, Sue Keller and Anacortes Chamber Executive Michael Broome (right). The judges watched as a string of decorated vessels cruised past them on the Guemes Channel on a return trip to Cap Sante Marina. Among the boats in […]

December 14, 2003

Caroling at Causland

Several dozen people including a number of families with children enjoyed a break in the weather Saturday night for the Salvation Army Christmas Carol Sing-along at Causland Park. Members of the Salvation Army’s Northwest Brass Band played for an appreciative audience. Also performing were members of the women’s singing group, the Sweet Adelines, who sang […]

December 14, 2003

Salvation Army sing-along

Music filled the air at Causland Park Saturday night as the Salvation Army Anacortes Corps hosted a Christmas Carol sing-along for the community. Members of the Salvation Army Northwest Brass Band performed along with members of the Sweet Adelines. Pictured here is Advisory Board Member and musician Bob Bearchel, speaking to Advisory Board member Maggie […]

December 9, 2003

Holiday music

These are hearty young musicians, as evidenced by their contributions last weekend at the lighting of the community Christmas tree in downtown Anacortes. Despite cold temperatures and strong winds, young musicians from Anacortes High School and Fidalgo Elementary School stepped to the stage to offer lovely Christmas tunes for their audience. Many members of the […]

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