In the News

December 31, 2019

Friends of Library hosts art exhibit

The Friends of the Anacortes Library Art Committee presents an exhibit of works by local artists from January 2 through March 2020, in the Friends Community Meeting Room. Artists include: Donald Caldwell, Stephen Cheng, Anne Elkins, Kathleen Faulkner, Audrey Garbacik, Jan Hodgman, Jazz Morgan, Marcia Neu, Cynthia Richardson, Aimee Rudge, and Marcel Schwarb, and Gary […]

December 30, 2019

New signage at SHIP

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 […]

December 29, 2019

Local volunteers in national bird count

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 […]

December 28, 2019

Scott Milo celebrates 25 years

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 […]

December 24, 2019

Dakota Creek had a busy year

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 […]

December 22, 2019

Fresh coat of paint

After being “invisible” for a number of days, Mt. Baker emerged Sunday with a new “coat of paint,” or blanket of snow.

December 18, 2019

Sea angel tops tree

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!

December 16, 2019

Chairman of the Board completes term

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 […]

December 14, 2019

Anacortes merchants host Shop Local campaign

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/

December 12, 2019

Student broadcasts go LIVE

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 […]

December 11, 2019

Anacortes makes national splash

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 […]

December 8, 2019

Christmas parade delights

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!

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