In the News

April 8, 2022

Show features Tulip Festival poster artist

Join Scott Milo’s 6th Annual Tulip Poster Artists, Past and Present Show featuring 2022 poster artist Jack Gunter from Stanwood, with his Egg Tempera paintings on panel. Also showing are landscape oils by 1998 artist Alfred Currier, floral watercolors by 1999 artist Mary Gregg Byrne and still life color photographs by 2000 & 2003 artist […]

March 17, 2022

Signs of Spring

My morning hike the other day yielded what I was hoping for: colorful confirmation that Spring is just around the corner!

March 12, 2022

Public memorial service for Robert ‘Bob’ Hyde

At a public memorial service delayed by the pandemic, family and friends gathered Saturday, March 12 to honor the late Robert “Bob” Hyde of Anacortes. Hyde, who passed away in 2020, was remembered as a military man, city and port executive and Realtor. Among those who spoke were his widow, Jane, son Chris and brother […]

March 11, 2022

Guemes ferry fully funded: $14 million

The Washington State Legislature this week finalized a record $17 billion transportation package, which includes $14 million for Skagit County’s Guemes Ferry Replacement project. The state funding completes financing for the local project. “We are so thankful to our legislative delegation as well as Representatives Fey and Tharinger, and Senator Liias for supporting this project,” […]

March 9, 2022

Sidney-Anacortes ferry cancelled in Centennial year

The Sidney-Anacortes ferry route will not operate this spring, with service unlikely to be restored for the summer season. In a press release Tuesday, March 8 the Town of Sidney, British Columbia announced Washington State Ferries would not be operating the route due to a shortage of crew. “It is disappointing that this important connection […]

March 7, 2022

Bird Country

Same outing, different birds. Hawk on the north side of Highway 20, snow geese on the south side in a field just beyond the Swinomish Channel. Winged beauties brightening up an already bright March day.

March 6, 2022

Pastel Society at Milo Gallery

Scott Milo Gallery will feature more than 60 pastels from the Signature Members of the NW Pastel Society in our 11th Show with this group of artists. From March 4-26, see a great variety of subject matter and painting techniques by regional, award-winning pastel artists. The juror for awards this year is Craig Lemley, owner […]

March 3, 2022

Affordable housing goes up

Five townhouses defined as “affordable” are under construction on 19th Street, two blocks from Starbucks. Birch Tree Village is a project under the umbrella of the Anacortes Housing Authority, funded by tax dollars.

March 1, 2022

Live! From Rosario Beach

Already under way as I arrived at Rosario was a “Virtual Program” hosted by Deception Pass State Park Interpretive Specialist Joy Kacoroski, assisted by two helpers off camera. The ranger has delivered dozens of virtual programs over the months of restrictions prompted by COVID-19. Kacoroski speaks into a tablet camera on tripod while an assistant […]

February 28, 2022

Overlapping seasons

Seasons collided last week with a combination of snow and sunshine. Ice and snow put up a stubborn fight in the shadows of Guemes Channel Trail, while plants in the sunshine begin to put forth blossoms on the way to Spring!

February 25, 2022

Picture perfect

Are you kidding me? SUCH a beautiful day in Anacortes, on fabulous Fidalgo Island! Pictured here is Mt. Baker, Guemes Channel and beach in the foreground.

February 23, 2022

Quantum builds AFC units

Infrastructure work continues at the future site of a 21-unit affordable housing building under the umbrella of the Anacortes Family Center (AFC). In addition to living units, the four-story building will host a certified child care center. “Landing Apartments” will feature studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units. Quantum Construction, which built neighboring AFC housing units, estimates […]

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