In the News

December 5, 2021

Lions host ‘Walk with Santa’ parade

Hundreds of parade lovers lined Commercial Avenue Saturday morning, cheering on a “Walk with Santa” Christmas parade sponsored by the Anacortes Lions Club. From vintage firetruck to classic cars, horses to riding lawnmowers, this parade was a delight! (More photos to follow in a separate post)

December 3, 2021

Prepare the lights! Friday, 6 p.m. ceremony

A new Anacortes Community Christmas tree stands ready for the official lighting ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3. A brief program including music and dance will take place before the lighting ceremony, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. The tree is standing in the parking lot of the Chamber office at 9th St. and […]

December 2, 2021

Hospital dresses for holidays

Among successful “procedures” completed recently at Island Hospital were holiday decorations including exterior entrance wreaths and this beautiful tree in the lobby.

November 30, 2021

Early morning Christmas lights

Anacortes merchants, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and City of Anacortes, have dressed for the season, as evidenced by these early morning scenes along Commercial Avenue. Your Christmas shopping here in the community is appreciated!

November 29, 2021

Rain creates mini waterfalls

There’s plenty of high ground on Fidalgo Island, so when it rains we see the creation of countless “mini waterfalls.” Beautiful.

November 27, 2021

Anacortes Chamber dresses for Christmas

Up and down Commercial Avenue, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and individual businesses are “lighting it up” for the holidays, with decorations ranging from lighted wreaths and “banner art” to display windows and shop interiors. ‘Tis the season! Please consider doing some Christmas shopping with local businesses in the coming weeks. Also, keep your eyes […]

November 26, 2021

Marine services transition to winter workload

Anacortes is a city of boats! That means many marinas, upland storage facilities and marine service businesses. It is common for boat owners to take advantage of the winter season to pull their vessels out of the water for maintenance and repair. This photo at Fidalgo Marina includes a travelift, one of many services provided […]

November 25, 2021

Holiday greetings to all!

So much to be thankful for, at least at our house! Happy Thanksgiving to our family!

November 24, 2021

Sunny day, news to me

I wasn’t expecting a day of sunshine, but when I pulled up the blinds I immediately determined to grab my camera and take a drive. Among photographic “rewards” were the sightings of four bald eagles, one pictured here as it leaves its shoreline perch. Also spotted two hawks, Canada geese and a number of shorebirds.

November 23, 2021

Triker dudes on Tommy Thompson Trail

What a privilege today to run into recumbent trike buddies Larry and Rick. We were all on the Tommy Thompson Trail, celebrating the sun! The two Vietnam War vets are part of a larger group of “trikers” who roll along local trails and byways. “Welcome home,” guys!

November 22, 2021

Holiday lights brighten the city

Once again this year the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and partners including a hardworking crew of volunteers placed Christmas lights downtown in preparation for the holiday season. Commercial Avenue is beautiful at night. A series of holiday events take place between now and Christmas Day. Click here for details.

November 21, 2021

‘Elevation 31’ town homes go up

Under construction near the intersection of 21st and “Q” Avenue is “Elevation 31,” a project that features 14 “Luxury Townhomes.” Contractor is Z Construction, Inc., client is Team Kingsbury.

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