In the News

June 3, 2017

Tesoro to change name August 1

Tesoro announced yesterday (June 1) that it has acquired another company, Western Refining, and that Tesoro will change its name to “Andeavor” effective August 1. The purchase of Western Refining adds assets including three refineries. In a statement, Tesoro President and CEO said, “…we now have 1.1 million barrels of refining capacity, 13,000 employees, more than […]

June 2, 2017

Schools Foundation awards 74 scholarships

The Anacortes Schools Foundation (ASF) this week awarded 74 scholarships with a combined total of $160,000. Click on photo (photographer Gary Miller) to see details.

May 29, 2017

Veterans Memorial Plaza

I was pleasantly surprised to learn Monday that the school district opens the Anacortes High School Veterans Memorial Plaza to the public six days a week. U.S. Army veteran and 1981 AHS graduate Brett Moody (pictured) serves as the district’s Stadium Supervisor, and as such he opens locked gates to the plaza from 6-7:30 a.m., and […]

May 29, 2017

Vets at Memorial Day event

These are portraits of a few of the military service veterans gathered today at Grand View Cemetery for a Memorial Day event hosted by American Legion Post #13. Acknowledged by Legion officer Walter Garland were 14 WWII veterans from Anacortes who passed away in the last year.

May 13, 2017

Home exhibit opens

“At Home in Anacortes” exhibit opens today at the Anacortes Museum, with an opening reception from 1-4 in the Carnegie Library. An excerpt from the museum newsletter reads: “Over the past 127 years, Anacortes has gone through several cycles of economic highs and lows. Each has left us with its own legacy of historic homes […]

May 11, 2017

Ready to launch

Exciting times for Island Adventures Whale Watching! This new vessel, built in LaConner, arrived by barge to the Anacortes waterfront today. Launch is scheduled tomorrow from the Dakota Creek Industries synchrolift. According to the Anacortes company’s website, “Island Explorer 5 is 98′ long, 30′ wide with a cruise speed of more than 25 knots. She is also […]

May 8, 2017

Boating Season Opens!

Saturday morning was a great day to celebrate Opening Day of Boating Season 2017. Thanks to the Port of Anacortes, Cap Sante Marina staff and all  who contributed to making this a great community event!

May 8, 2017

Waterfront Festival poster 2017

Once again this year, the Anacortes Waterfront Festival poster was created utilizing artwork from a one-time salmon canning label. Anacortes was once the salmon canning capital of the world! Each year the graphics team at How It Works draws from a colorful collection of old can labels to create a new poster for the festival […]

May 6, 2017

Farmers Market opens!

Today (Saturday, May 6) is opening day for the sunny season at Anacortes Farmers Market at the Depot in downtown Anacortes. Vendors were out early setting up for what looks to be another amazing Anacortes weekend. Thanks to Yeng Garden for inviting me in with camera to take tulip photos. Many beautiful flowers and arrangements […]

May 4, 2017

Dirty work, sunny skies

It was fascinating this morning to watch Lakeside Industries crews crank up their equipment to begin paving Commercial Avenue in downtown Anacortes. Following days of prep, removal of several inches of old asphalt, a new layer is going down under sunny blue skies. Dozens of people and numerous specialized pieces of equipment have been gathered […]

May 1, 2017

United Way Rally 2017

United Way of Skagit County hosted a rally last week at Swinomish Casino & Lodge. Pictured here is the group, as well as representative groups from Tesoro and Shell refineries from Anacortes.

April 21, 2017

Quilt Show at museum

Open through April 30 is a colorful Quilt Show, a gallery exhibit at the Anacortes Museum. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Closed Monday. Among works pictured here are creations by Anita Luvera Mayer: “Autumn Equinox,” a long, purple vest and “Anniversary Quilt,” created to […]

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