In the News

February 11, 2020

Senff reaches coaching milestone

Anacortes High School Boys Basketball Coach Brett Senff made local history last week in winning the final home game for the 2019-2020 Seahawks. Senff, himself an AHS basketball alum, broke the coaching record with his 213th win. The previous record of 212 wins for Bill Taylor had been in place since 1960! “Hard work will […]

February 10, 2020

Goldeneye and friends

Some migrate, some stay, some are visitors here for just a season … but where there is water you will always find birds! I believe one of the seabirds here is a Common Goldeneye. Not sure about the other. Both were paddling around just offshore at Seafarers’ Memorial Park on Saturday afternoon. Get out, bring […]

February 4, 2020

‘Boat City’

This photo from 38th Street in south Anacortes demonstrates how important boating is to this community. Among marinas visible here on the shore of Fidalgo Bay are Cap Sante Marina (950 slips, approx. 100 transient), Fidalgo Marina (55 slips) and Anacortes Marina (466 slips). Also visible are upland storage facilities, some offering marine services. Other […]

February 2, 2020

Windy winter day

What an amazing afternoon at Rosario Beach, the Fidalgo side of Deception Pass State Park. The powerful combination of wind and sea are always impressive. 

February 1, 2020

Arts Festival poster reveal next Friday

The Anacortes Arts Festival is unveiling its 2020 poster by local artist Jessica Lynch of Slow Loris at the Anacortes First Friday Gallery walk on February 7. The reveal event will take place at Johnny Picassos, 501 Commercial Avenue from 6 – 9 p.m. Posters will be available for purchase and the artist will be […]

January 31, 2020

High school celebrates new spaces

I had the privilege of taking a tour of new spaces at Anacortes High School, instructional spaces ranging from choir and band rooms to shops and exercise rooms. Tour guide Bob Knorr pointed out that in addition to traditional classes, new facilities will present opportunities for students to get a jump start on practical skills […]

January 30, 2020

‘Let’s put on a show’ — coming soon

Construction crews will work through the weekend and into next as they put the finishing touches on several Anacortes High School project elements including Brodniak Theatre. The theatre, located adjacent to Williams Gym, opened in 1976. This renovation is the most dramatic of several updates since then, with elements including new lobby, sound, lights, curtains, […]

January 29, 2020

Small town owned

This stylish blackboard art greets customers at Moka Joe Coffee, just off Highway 20 in Anacortes. Stop by, enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat, all while supporting a locally-owned business and small coffee bean growers from Central America, Mexico, Africa and South America.

January 22, 2020

Art Walk Friday, February 7

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, February 7 from 6–9 p.m. 705 Commercial Ave, Trinity Skate Trinity Skate Gallery is featuring the “Read My Lips,” collection of Whitney L Anderson. For more information, see whitneylanderson.com. Standing exhibits include Trinity Skate’s skatedeck art, SLG Photography, the magical art of Melanie and Greg Dugan of Art Studio […]

January 20, 2020

Winter: working waterfront

Fidalgo Island’s working waterfront knows no season. Yes, some seasons are busier than others, but activities ranging from recreational sailing to commercial fishing continue year-round, as evidenced by these photos taken Sunday, January 19. In addition to several local marinas, marine activities include Wahington State Ferries (WSF), the Port of Anacortes, Dakota Creek Industries, Trident, […]

January 19, 2020

Anacortes veteran closes crab season

Anacortes native Ken Crews closed the 2019-2020 crab season Sunday on return to Cap Sante Marina from a day of crabbing on Skagit Bay. Crews, who has been crabbing for 30 years, skippers the “Jewlz,” a familiar working boat to locals. His son Kyle is also a commercial fisherman. Both men are graduates of Anacortes […]

January 18, 2020

Gallery extends celebration due to snow

Scott Milo Gallery in downtown Anacortes is extending their 25th Anniversary exhibition until February 4 to make up for some of the days of inclement weather. The exhibition features 15 artists: paintings, sculptures, glass and tables. Artists include Jennifer Bowman, Lanny Bergner, Randy Dana, Amanda Houston, Lewis Jones, Steve Klein, Gary Leake, Lorna Libert, Terri […]

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