In the News

June 26, 2003

Dish garden

I love the treats at the Chocolate Factory on Commercial Avenue, but this morning I opted for treats with a few less calories. None, to be precise. Rather than pulling in to the dessert shop (which also serves great meals), I stopped next door at The Dish. This shop just happens to be owned by […]

June 25, 2003

Morning Star

Salvation Army Anacortes Corps officers Mike and Beth Paugh, family and a handful of friends enjoyed an afternoon of sailing last weekend during a visit by Lloyd and Pene Mathison. The Mathisons, who volunteer out of the Salvation Army’s Puyallup Corps, played host on a Saturday afternoon sail from Cap Sante Marina. Skipper Lloyd (see […]

June 24, 2003

Franklins cruise around town

Owners of vintage Franklin cars turned heads for three days in Anacortes, using the city as “home base” for a series of tours that included a jaunt up Chuckanut Drive on Tuesday. LaConner farmer Curtis Johnson visited briefly with fellow car buff Loren Knutsen of Anacortes after Johnson and friends lined their cars in front […]

June 21, 2003

Back in time

Tesoro Northwest took a step back in time Saturday, June 21 when they invited members of a Civil War re-enactment group to start their 9th annual March Point Run. Taking part in the race with separate gun starts for kids’ half-mile and 5K-10K races were six members of the Bellingham-based 15th Alabama Volunteer Infantry, Company […]

June 21, 2003

Guemes Channel traffic

Combine sunshine, spring fever (now summer) and the magnetic attraction of Northwest waters and you’ve got a recipe for heavy traffic on Fidalgo Island’s Guemes Channel. Local residents are accustomed to seeing state ferries and the Guemes ferry in local waters. They also see plenty of tanker and barge traffic moving back and forth from […]

June 18, 2003


I love the look of a gently sweeping curve. Pictured in this photo essay are four of my favorites: the weather-worn tree at the summit of the Loop Road in Washington Park; a meticulously crafted and maintained wooden boat; a stone bridge on Highway 20, just over Deception Pass on the Whidbey Island side; a […]

June 18, 2003

Seafarers’ Memorial Park

Not too far from downtown Anacortes is a beautiful waterfront park dedicated to dozens of local men who have died at sea. In addition to a monument listing their names, Seafarers’ Memorial Park is home to the “Lady of the Sea.” This sculpture by Deborah Copenhaver was commissioned by the late Ray Separovich, identified on […]

June 18, 2003

Northwest textures

One of the most impressive things about life in the western Washington is the fact that our moderate weather and steady rainfall provide the necessary elements for an array of year-round colors. Springtime, with its corresponding blossoms, is gorgeous, but that doesn’t mean the other three seasons aren’t beautiful, too. We are, after all, “the […]

June 17, 2003

Day Trippin’

Sometimes, not often enough, my wife and I escape our daily routine on a day trip as walk-ons aboard a state ferry bound for the San Juans. Passenger only rates are still affordable, and the trip is relaxing, regardless of weather (don’t bring that cell phone!). We like to pack a lunch with treats we […]

June 16, 2003

Days gone by

Time takes its toll, as evidenced by these photographs. The old Junk store pictured here is located in back of the historic Anacortes Marine Supply and Hardware store on 2nd Street. The Enchantress, a tugboat dating back to the 1940s, is now a derelict in Fidalgo Bay waters near what was once a bustling Anacortes […]

June 14, 2003

June flora

Morning sunshine drew me to a neighbor’s gardens. “The grass is always greener,” as you know, so the flowers must be prettier, too. My brief stroll yielded a number of beautiful images, and my neighbor Yoshi ultimately emerged from his home to give his blessing, converting my trespass to a visit.

June 13, 2003

Graduation night

Friday, June 13, 2003 marked the end of a 12-year journey for the Anacortes School District Class of 2003. This class was “under construction” during elementary, middle school and high school years as several district buildings were remodeled and renovated. Class motto was: “Life is not about the breaths you take. It is about the […]

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