In the News

January 2, 2023

Pat Mooney: 1935-2022

A memorial service for Anacortes native Pat Mooney will be held January 28 at Anacortes Christian Church. Pat, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, operated Piston Service for many years before he retired in 1999. He and his wife Betty, also a Marine Corps veteran, were active in the community as volunteers with organizations […]

January 1, 2023

Winging into a new year

A young eagle takes wing from a tree on a Fidalgo shoreline. Off we go, too, into a new year!

December 31, 2022

Photo gallery: 2022

It was a personally challenging year in terms of health, but progress is being made … and what better place to pursue strength and vitality than Fidalgo Island in the great Pacific Northwest. Happy New Year!

December 27, 2022

Birthday bash for Brooks

Birthday boy Brooks Kent drew a crowd Monday in celebration of his 75th birthday! The bright Brooks smile and lots of familiar faces. So many friends. Happy birthday!

December 24, 2022

Bible reading from the moon: 1968

It was the night before Christmas in 1968 when the Apollo 8 astronauts beamed back a message for “the good Earth” while circling the moon. NASA Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders became the first to orbit the moon on Dec. 24, 1968. NASA managers had told the Apollo 8 astronauts […]

December 23, 2022

Premier First Friday Artwalk: 2023!

The city’s first First Friday Artwalk of 2023 will take place on Friday, January 6 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Participating galleries and businesses include: 402 Commercial Ave, ONE Real Estate ONE Real Estate shows Marcel Schwarb- Impressionistic and abstract in acrylic and oils. Charlene Hall- watercolors, dreamy Skagit Valley landscapes. Fengfeng Ren- oils […]

December 16, 2022

Winter brings ducks

Ducks love water, so naturally they love Fidalgo Island. I found dozens this afternoon on pond and bays of Fidalgo Island.

December 13, 2022

Anyone who has made the Anacortes 4th of July parade a tradition will remember Andy Stevens, self-described patriot and supporter of the U.S. military. Andy, a Navy veteran who served in Vietnam, came to this area the first time by way of NAS Whidbey. He was an accomplished musician, with band credits including The Pioneers […]

December 6, 2022

Photographers in spotlight at musem

From the beginning, Anacortes has been blessed with a long string of talented photographers, from newspaper people to commercial/industrial professionals. To see a few “all stars” from this group visit the Anacortes Museum at 1305 8th Street in the old Carnegie Library building. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, […]

December 1, 2022

Former astronaut Anders receives honors

Former astronaut Bill Anders, founder of the Heritage Museum of Flight in Burlington, was recently honored with the National Air and Space Museum’s Michael Collins Trophy for Lifetime Achievement. The museum reports that the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum awards its Michael Collins Trophy annually “for lifetime and current achievements in aerospace science and […]

November 30, 2022

Pastels to be featured at Scott Milo Gallery

Scott Milo Gallery welcomes back Teresa Saia of Whidbey Island with her richly colored, jewel tone pastels. The artist will be featured from December 2 to January 21, 2023. Saia offers brilliantly colored landscapes and pond pieces in many sizes. Also showing are impressionistic NW watercolors by Eric Wiegardt, a new series of photo encaustic […]

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