In the News

May 24, 2012

$86,600 in scholarships

Pictured here are just a few of the four dozen or so students who received news of scholarships Wednesday night through the Anacortes Schools Foundation. More than $86,600 in academic assistance was awarded, packaged in about three dozen scholarships. ASF President Ed Hsu welcomed guests, with Vice President Meredith Machin acting as presenter. Machin told […]

May 19, 2012

Farmers Market adds ‘acreage’

It’s not actually ‘acreage,’ but the Anacortes Farmers Market is celebrating expanded space this spring on the grounds of the one-time Northern Pacific Railroad Depot. Vendors range from organic farmers and fishermen to gardeners and woodcarvers. The market was the place to be Saturday in downtown Anacortes!

May 12, 2012

Salvation Army honors volunteers

Salvation Army Anacortes Corps officers Josh and Ryan Boyd hosted a dessert reception Friday night to honor volunteers who play critical roles at the service center on “R” Avenue. Among those honored were Andrea Saxton, Carollei Lamourux, Les Christianson, Pat Mooney, Bud Strom, Vera Oakes, Kim DeLong, Bud Bourbeau and Food Bank Coordinator Paula John. […]

May 9, 2012

Racing Fidalgo Bay

It was a beautiful evening for a sailboat race — if you didn’t mind the idea of coming home a bit wet. Members of the Anacortes Yacht Club participated in week two of the club’s weekly race series on Fidalgo Bay. Admirers gathered on Cap Sante, many headed for the AYC club after the race […]

May 8, 2012

Anacortes nails tournament win

Anacortes High School’s baseball team jumped Lakewood Tuesday, May 8 in an 11-3 tournament win that included a grand slam home run by Marcus Anstensen. Pitcher A.J. Yost got the win. Next game is Saturday, May 12 at Daniels field.

May 5, 2012

Spencer Swain memorialized

Honored Saturday, May 5 at a opening day of boating season event in Anacortes was the late Spencer Swain. Swain, who died June 8, 2011, had moved to Anacortes in 1991 to be close to the water and enjoy life cruising and racing his new Non-Such, “Nessie.” According to his obituary, Swain took up boating […]

April 29, 2012

All-America revisited

Among birthday surprises received by 90-year-old Wallie Funk Sunday was an All-American City banner re-created by the Anacortes Museum and presented by museum representative Bret Lunsford. Funk and former Anacortes Mayor Bud Strom were instrumental in this city’s distinction as an All-America City in 1962.

April 28, 2012

Fishing season is on!

Opening Day of fishing season 2012. Scenes from Heart Lake on Fidalgo Island.

April 27, 2012

Color splashes on the landscape

Things are happening fast in the Northwest floral world, as evidenced by this series of garden shots.

April 23, 2012

Foundation dresses up for gala

Once again this year, a talented team of Island Hospital Foundation volunteers transformed the Port of Anacortes warehouse with decorations for a night to remember. The event reportedly grossed about $185,000.

April 16, 2012

Emergency Preparedness Fair

It was a wonderful day Saturday, April 14 for children and adults who took advantage of an invitation to the free emergency preparedness fair hosted by the National Guard.

April 11, 2012

Warm days provoke plants

Finally, there is exciting evidence of spring! Apple blossom buds are growing, rhodies are in various stages of bloom … and our growing population at the bird feeders includes a few feathered friends intent on building nests.

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