Recently added at the beautiful Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve in west Anacortes were a number of interpretive signs including “snapshots” of local flora and fauna. Visitors are greeted by a large sign featuring a hovering osprey and a snapshot history: “Stepping into the Story of Ship Harbor.” Acknowledgments are made to organizations including the Port […]
All across the nation, Audubon Society volunteers strapped on binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras to participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count. Among regional teams working today (Saturday, Dec. 28) was a local trio including (l. to r.) Kirk Patterson, Wendy Patterson and Neil O’Hara. By midday this trio had counted 32 species, including an […]
Scott Milo Gallery celebrates its 25th Anniversary with an exhibition featuring 15 artists who have made a profound impact on the success of the gallery: Jennifer Bowman, Lanny Bergner, Randy Dana, Amanda Houston, Lewis Jones, Steve Klein, Gary Leake, Lorna Libert, Terri Malec, Anne Martin McCool, Lin McJunkin, Leo Osborne, Janice Wall, Dederick Ward and […]
In addition to maintenance and repair work, crews at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) had a busy year with new construction. Pictured here are two tugboats currently being built at the downtown Anacortes shipyard. The Anacortes American reports that work is under way on six 90-foot U.S. Navy tugboats, which are expected to be completed by […]
In keeping with this island city’s “Coastal Christmas” theme, the topper on this year’s community tree is a large mermaid. The unique topper decorates the top of a tree made up of crab traps with wraparound greens and maritime theme decorations. Another Anacortes Chamber of Commerce production!
Kudos to Dennis Richards, who with the end of the year completes a 14-month term as Chairman of the Board, Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. This volunteer position calls for a major commitment of time and energy, from monthly board meetings to events such as membership luncheons, “After Hours” events and the annual Community Christmas tree […]
Shop local and qualify for weekly and grand prizes as a participant in the “Keep the Cheer Here” Christmas shopping campaign sponsored by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and local merchants. Click on link for details: https://anacortes.org/keepthecheerhere/
Check out “AHS Live,” an amazing collection of digital and video work by students at Anacortes High School. Students under the leadership of teacher Jim Thompson produce a weekly news broadcast at AHS, plus special features and LIVE broadcasts of many athletic events. This photo was taken at a boys basketball game. In addition to […]
Anacortes is among eight U.S. communities tagged as “tax friendly” in the January-February issue of Where to Retire magazine. The article, which included Anacortes stats and quotes by several residents, was based on evaluation of a resident’s total tax burden. Elements of that formula included state income tax; estate and inheritance taxes; local taxes on […]
Another great Anacortes Lions Christmas Parade! Collected here are a few shots of parade entries, from Santa to Salvation Army, Grinch to smiling policeman and friend. It was a great community event. Thanks to all who participated, including a hearty audience lining the parade route on Commercial Avenue. Merry Christmas, Anacortes!
Crowds lined outside downtown shops and offices Saturday for the annual Anacortes Lions Christmas Parade. A good time was had by all, including parade participants. There were fire engines, horse carriages, singing children, crazy lawnmower elves, marching band and more! Thanks to all who took part in this great holiday tradition. (“Christmas Tree” Meg Mourning […]