In the News

December 4, 2019

Anacortes celebrates a win

It was a great community event Tuesday when hundreds gathered for an evening of Anacortes High School boys basketball. The band played, cheerleaders cheered, the crowd applauded, and both JV and Varsity teams responded with wins. Lots more basketball action, boys and girls, to look forward to this year in a newly renovated gym. Join […]

December 3, 2019

A nod to Anacortes basketball history

With the start of the Anacortes High School basketball season, I was reminded of one of my favorite projects as a community newspaper special projects editor: A 16-page tabloid publication dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of Seahawk basketball! One of my favorite assignments with this 1983 Skagit Argus project was an interview with renowned high […]

November 30, 2019

Scott Milo Gallery marks 25th

Scott Milo Gallery invites the community to celebrate its 25th Anniversary, featuring 15 artists who have made a profound impact on the success of the gallery. Artists include Jennifer Bowman, Lanny Bergner, Randy Dana, Amanda Houston, Lewis Jones, Steve Klein, Gary Leake, Lorna Libert, Terri Malec, Anne Martin McCool, Lin McJunkin, Leo Osborne, Janice Wall, […]

November 27, 2019

Longtime legislator steps down

State Rep. Jeff Morris, who has represented the 40th Legislative District for more than two decades, resigned from the Legislature today, November 27, effective January 6, 2020. In a news release, Morris said he accepted a position at French technology company Schneider Electric, working for its North American division. Morris, an Anacortes High School alum, […]

November 20, 2019

Colorful holdouts

A flash of color caught my eye as I ventured out in the early afternoon sun. I was soon on a search for colorful garden holdouts … vibrant “spring” colors with Thanksgiving just a few days away!

November 12, 2019

Veterans: faces in the crowd

It is always sobering to see U.S. military personnel and veterans gathered in one place, as they were Monday for a Veterans Day celebration in Anacortes. Countless stories, most never told from a public stage. Countless lives touched by their service. Pictured here are just a few of those gathered this week at the Veterans […]

November 10, 2019

On the eve of Veterans Day

Click here to link to AnacortesToday Facebook and a video acknowledging U.S. flags placed at the graves of deceased veterans in Anacortes.

November 7, 2019

Shrooms in the forest

A topic over coffee with friends the other day included mushrooms. So it was Wednesday that my afternoon forest walk included shots of a few fungi, none of which I can identify. Our conversation included the caution that many mushrooms are edible … some are NOT! As in poisonous. Do your homework if your plan […]

October 29, 2019

BC route to close for maintenance

Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 8, international service between Anacortes, Friday Harbor and Sidney, B.C. is canceled due to required maintenance on both vessels in Washington State Ferries’ fleet certified to run international service to and from Sidney, B.C. Those ferries are the Elwha (pictured) and the Chelan. During this maintenance period, the […]

October 24, 2019

Scott Milo to feature Saia

From Nov. 1 to Dec. 2 Scott Milo Gallery welcomes “rich and sultry” pastels by Whidbey Island artist Teresa Saia. Saia brings vibrantly colored NW landscapes that evoke great passion. Also showing will be oils by Matt Dollahite, mixed media watercolors by BJ Dollahite, delicate oils by Barbara Benedetti Newton and NW acrylics by Cynthia […]

October 22, 2019

Tree planting a family affair

Among dozens of volunteers who took part in a Saturday habitat enhancement project were a number of Anacortes families and youth organizations. An estimated 1,300 trees were planted October 19 on Shell Puget Sound Refinery property near the Padilla Bay shoreline. Included on the volunteer team of planters were local families as well as representatives […]

October 16, 2019

Ospreys migrate, hawks remain

These photos were taken at SHIP Preserve near the ferry terminal in Anacortes. The first is a shot I took a few days ago on a search to see if I could find ospreys that I had been told have likely headed south for the winter. I believe this is a hawk situated on a […]

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