In the News

October 5, 2004

WeatherBug selects photo

We had danced around the edges, but none of the three of us had ever completed the Olympic Peninsula loop. So that was our objective last week when Dad, Mom and I ventured forth after a brief conference in Bonneville. Pictured here is the view from Kalaloch Lodge on Highway 101. This photograph was selected […]

September 27, 2004

Oyster Run 2004

Lots of rumbles, roars, chrome and custom paint again at this year’s Oyster Run. You wouldn’t think baby strollers and motorcyles are compatible, but they shared the street for a few minutes during my visit downtown Sunday. Helmet decor ranged from skull and crossbones to horns and fur. One fur-capped biker’s fuel tank read: “Ride […]

September 19, 2004

Jazz Festival 2004

Musicians who performed at the 2004 Anacortes Jazz Festival gave the event high marks. The Anacortes American quoted several audience members as well, asking: “How would you rate the first Anacortes Jazz Festival?” Among respondents was Gabe Palmer of Seattle, who said, “It’s fabulous. The ambience, the view, the music. I think it’s great.” Glen […]

September 19, 2004

Statue honors CCC

Saturday marked the unveiling of a beautiful statue erected at Deception Pass State Park in commemoration of workers in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The plaque on the statue reads: “The CCC Worker. Dedicated to the young men who served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 – 1942. Their work in the forests and […]

September 18, 2004

Nethercutt visits Skagit

U.S. Senate candidate George Nethercutt brought his campaign to Skagit County Friday night, speaking at a Mount Vernon fund-raiser sponsored by the Janicki family of Sedro-Woolley. Among Anacortes dignitaries on hand were Skagit County Commissioner Don Munks and his wife, Cathy, as well as Anacortes City Councilman Ray Sizemore. Also picture here is former U.S. […]

September 17, 2004

Dee Daniels and friends

Jazz singer Dee Daniels delighted crowds in Anacortes Friday, starting at Anacortes High School and ending the day at the Anacortes Jazz Festival kickoff dinner. Daniels performed in the afternoon at Brodniak Auditorium with Floyd Standifer and the Larry Fuller Trio. Pictured with Dee are AHS music students and in the bottom photo, Festival Chairman […]

September 13, 2004

32nd Street wetlands

Sunday morning sunshine provided the perfect conditions for a visit to city forestlands at the end of 32nd Street. On one side was the sweeping wetland area with scattered snags. On the other was a beautiful pool of water standing at the edge of the forest. Among the creatures I encountered were this rabbit and […]

September 12, 2004

Step back in time

Anacortes played host Saturday to participants and guests at the Ninth Annual Antique Engine and Machine Day, 9th Street and “Q” Avenue. Early morning rain threatened this outside event, but the weather turned and crowds came out to enjoy a variety of machines and equipment. I always enjoy the steam-powered boats. Also pictured here is […]

September 11, 2004

Sweet music from Africa

Several hundred people were blessed Friday night with song and dance from the African Children’s Choir, a Christian youth choir established in 1984. Members of the choir delighted their audience at a free performance at Brodniak Auditorium in Anacortes under the sponsorship of Westminster Presybterian and Safe Harbor congregations. The choir serves numerous purposes, including […]

September 7, 2004

Sweet roses

Our roses took a bit of a thrashing during recent rains, but there are still some beauties, and more yet to bloom. I made mom happy yesterday with delivery of a single Mr. Lincoln. My favorite.

September 5, 2004

Floral snapshots

Peak bloom season is past, but there is still activity in the garden. Pictured here is a busy bee. In addition to the rose, there is a photo of a toad lily (top). Don’t know what the orange blossom is, but I like the contrast of colors.

September 4, 2004

Farmer’s Market

Vendors come from nearby Skagit Valley and as far away as Whidbey Island (Soggy Bottom Acres) and Snohomish County (Uprising Organics). It is the Anacortes Farmer’s Market, open each Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through the first week in October. “Just picked today” is a phrase often used at this market, which features an […]

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