In the News

January 8, 2005

Winter Wonderland

While most of the action I recorded was right outside my front door, I did venture out yesterday for awhile. I photographed Liz Jenkins and her son Nat playing in front of Anacortes Lutheran Church, where Liz serves as Director of Youth and Family Ministry. The other photos, from disc surfer to running start, were […]

December 16, 2004

Cantwell visits shipbuilder

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell heard Wednesday evening about Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) plans to write a new chapter in the city’s marine industrial history book. During a two-hour visit Sen. Cantwell listened to a presentation by the Port of Anacortes. She then asked a series of questions regarding DCI’s expansion/modernization plans and visited the company’s […]

December 10, 2004

Ferry terminal makeover

State ferry system executives dropped anchor in Anacortes yesterday, unveiling future plans that include dramatic changes at the Ship Harbor Ferry Terminal. Construction of an upland parking lot is under way with expected completion in early 2005. Future project elements include: improved lighting and landscaping, with a walking trail to the terminal; relocation of tie-ups […]

November 27, 2004

New holiday Sidedish

If it’s specialty foods you’re seeking for the holidays, the brand new Sidedish shop in downtown Anacortes is just the place you need to be. The Sidedish, linked to The Dish kitchen and gift shop, is open Saturday and Sunday before closing again to prepare for an “official” opening in January. The shop features a […]

November 23, 2004

Museum of Flight

I had the opportunity Tuesday to take a 400-minute run through the Seattle Museum of Flight at Boeing Field. Hadn’t been there since the year the museum opened, and it’s changed dramatically. These photos are from the Personal Courage Wing, a new 88,000-sq.-ft. addition that opened June 6, 2004. Twenty-eight rare World War I and […]

November 19, 2004

Dish dresses for holidays

Marianne is preparing for the holidays … white lights and ornaments adorn the Commercial Avenue windows of The Dish and new inventory arrives daily. She invites the community to check out the new downtown digs at a three-day, extended hours Open House November 26-28. The shop will be open until 8 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. […]

November 16, 2004

Young men & cars

I’ve never been a great car fan, but when son Mark is around, I find that cars are an important part of our lives. The first two photos here are from the Seattle Car Show a couple of weeks ago. We met Mark’s buddy Matt, who’s going to college in Seattle. Both had the opportunity […]

October 23, 2004

Fall at the beach

Washington Park was busy Saturday, despite a bizarre morning that featured wind, driving rain and even hail. Skies cleared in the afternoon, and by the time I got to the park in late afternoon there was lots of activity. A number of people visited the beach. I was drawn to the rocks to take a […]

October 21, 2004

Homecoming hits the street

In a traditional loop through town, students from Anacortes High School paraded the streets on a Friday afternoon. From musicians and yell leaders to classmates and royalty, the young folks displayed real enthusiasm as the clock ticked toward their Homecoming game. Anacortes football prevailed, with an impressive win over Bellingham.

October 15, 2004

Parade of purple

Tonight is Homecoming at Anacortes High School, so students turned out by the dozens for the traditional downtown parade. Among them were royalty, cheerleaders, marching band and class float teams.

October 10, 2004

October morning

It was a dark but pleasant morning Sunday, so I took a trip downtown. Tethered at the Port of Anacortes dock on the Guemes Channel was the Spirit of Columbia, a Seattle-based cruise boat. Adjacent to it, in for maintenance at Dakota Creek, was the state ferry Kittitas. A mountain of pumpkins greets shoppers at […]

October 9, 2004

House of oddities

No trip to the Washington Coast is complete without a stop at Marsh’s Free Museum in Long Beach, where I visited last weekend. Sure, they’ve got seashells, kites and saltwater taffy, but the real attractions include such incredible items as “gatorman” and the two-headed calf. Gatorman, complete with accompanying tabloid “news” articles, is touted as […]

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