In the News

December 28, 2019

Scott Milo celebrates 25 years

Scott Milo Gallery celebrates its 25th Anniversary with an exhibition featuring 15 artists who have made a profound impact on the success of the gallery: 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, Dederick Ward and […]

December 24, 2019

Dakota Creek had a busy year

In addition to maintenance and repair work, crews at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) had a busy year with new construction. Pictured here are two tugboats currently being built at the downtown Anacortes shipyard. The Anacortes American reports that work is under way on six 90-foot U.S. Navy tugboats, which are expected to be completed by […]

December 22, 2019

Fresh coat of paint

After being “invisible” for a number of days, Mt. Baker emerged Sunday with a new “coat of paint,” or blanket of snow.

December 18, 2019

Sea angel tops tree

In keeping with this island city’s “Coastal Christmas” theme, the topper on this year’s community tree is a large mermaid. The unique topper decorates the top of a tree made up of crab traps with wraparound greens and maritime theme decorations. Another Anacortes Chamber of Commerce production!

December 16, 2019

Chairman of the Board completes term

Kudos to Dennis Richards, who with the end of the year completes a 14-month term as Chairman of the Board, Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. This volunteer position calls for a major commitment of time and energy, from monthly board meetings to events such as membership luncheons, “After Hours” events and the annual Community Christmas tree […]

December 14, 2019

Anacortes merchants host Shop Local campaign

Shop local and qualify for weekly and grand prizes as a participant in the “Keep the Cheer Here” Christmas shopping campaign sponsored by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and local merchants. Click on link for details:

December 12, 2019

Student broadcasts go LIVE

Check out “AHS Live,” an amazing collection of digital and video work by students at Anacortes High School. Students under the leadership of teacher Jim Thompson produce a weekly news broadcast at AHS, plus special features and LIVE broadcasts of many athletic events. This photo was taken at a boys basketball game. In addition to […]

December 11, 2019

Anacortes makes national splash

Anacortes is among eight U.S. communities tagged as “tax friendly” in the January-February issue of Where to Retire magazine. The article, which included Anacortes stats and quotes by several residents, was based on evaluation of a resident’s total tax burden. Elements of that formula included state income tax; estate and inheritance taxes; local taxes on […]

December 8, 2019

Christmas parade delights

Another great Anacortes Lions Christmas Parade! Collected here are a few shots of parade entries, from Santa to Salvation Army, Grinch to smiling policeman and friend. It was a great community  event. Thanks to all who participated, including a hearty audience lining the parade route on Commercial Avenue. Merry Christmas, Anacortes!

December 7, 2019

Christmas spirit spills onto streets

Crowds lined outside downtown shops and offices Saturday for the annual Anacortes Lions Christmas Parade. A good time was had by all, including parade participants. There were fire engines, horse carriages, singing children, crazy lawnmower elves, marching band and more! Thanks to all who took part in this great holiday tradition. (“Christmas Tree” Meg Mourning […]

December 6, 2019

Young photographers share their art

More than a dozen talented  Anacortes High School students spent their Friday night sharing some of their best photo prints with the community at the Depot Art Center. Student artists are in their second  photography term with instructor Jim Thompson. The evening event was titled “Photos That Matter.” Among those pictured here are Emma Skidmore […]

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 […]

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