In the News

September 5, 2019

Fidalgo Bay playground

Mt. Baker served as backdrop for sailboat races Wednesday on Fidalgo Bay, featuring members of the Anacortes Yacht Club. Watching from the shore sure beats staring at a screen!

August 12, 2019

At boardwalk’s edge

The boardwalk at Ship Harbor in Anacortes provides a wonderful path through wetlands and sandy shoreline. Flora and fauna of the Northwest variety.  

August 8, 2019

Barrett Financial prepares new home

Pat Barrett, owner of Barrett Financial, is investing once again in Anacortes. In October the financial advisor will move his offices from Cap Sante Marina to this site on Commercial Avenue, next door to Island Adventures. Barrett has invested in major renovation of the existing building, including an elevator. Barrett Financial will occupy the downstairs […]

August 3, 2019

Damselflies flash colors in wetlands

Photos from a recent walk into the Anacortes Community Forest Lands yielded news about the distinction between dragonflies and damselflies (pictured here). I discovered many opportunities to capture images of these amazing little insects in their environment: on leaves, branches, logs and ferns. I mistakenly identified them as dragonflies, but reader Charles Cossel pointed out […]

July 31, 2019

Forest trails beckon

What a wonderful walk in the forest yesterday, including the discovery of a new path to a familiar friend: Little Cranberry Lake. I had been chasing dragonflies in my back yard garden without success. Who knew they congregated in the forest lands, just waiting for me and my camera!

July 29, 2019


This Anacortes teen jumped into some summer fun recently on the downtown shoreline. He assured me he had checked first to determine the water depth was safe for this adventure.

July 29, 2019

Scott Milo Gallery hosts reception

Scott Milo Gallery will host a reception with artists Friday, August 2 from 6 – 9 p.m., in conjunction with opening night of the 2019 Anacortes Arts Festival. For a month the gallery will feature new mixed media monoprints on canvas by Marie Powell of Ilwaco, WA. Powell brings her newest collection of brightly colored […]

July 25, 2019

Festival flashback 2002

With Anacortes Arts Festival 2019 just a few days away, it’s fun to take a look back. Look for familiar faces, some changes in scenery as you peruse shots from 2002 festival…

July 24, 2019

Canoe families bid goodbye to Anacortes

Dozens of Northwest canoe teams departed from Seafarers’ Memorial Park in downtown Anacortes Wednesday morning on their way to a regional gathering hosted by the Lummi Nation in Whatcom County. According to the Lummi website: “The journey honors the rich traditions of Coast Salish tribes of the Northwest, who travel the waters to meet and […]

July 19, 2019

Artwalk meets Arts Fest

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, August 2 from 6 pm – 9 pm, in conjunction with opening night of the Anacortes Arts Festival. 1220 10th Street, Anacortes Public Library (NEW) The Anacortes Library is kicking off a new aspect of the library’s art collection now offering a self-guided tour that will feature the more […]

July 18, 2019

Arts Festival flashback

With the Anacortes Arts Festival just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share some photos from a few years back … 2003! Have fun with memories, and with identifying some familiar faces.

July 17, 2019

Alzheimer’s Association seeks help

The Alzheimer’s Association is seeking local volunteers to facilitate Family Caregiver Support Groups in Mount Vernon. “Caregivers of those with dementia often feel helpless and alone in their experience,” said April Scott, Manager of Community Support at the Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter. “A support group facilitator has the ability to make a meaningful difference […]

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