In the News

March 28, 2004

Splashes of color

When I was a young pup I was privileged to be introduced to Dorothy Neil, a Mount Vernon native who married and raised her family in Oak Harbor. Dorothy wrote a newspaper column and referred often to her “garden friend,” who was actually her husband. Mel didn’t relish the thought of seeing his name in […]

March 26, 2004

Waterfront Festival kickoff

It was a full house Thursday night for the official unveiling of the 2004 Anacortes Waterfront Festival poster. In addition to introduction of poster artist Jennifer Bowman (pictured to the right of poster), Chamber of Commerce Event Coordinator Beth Prins displayed a T-shirt design featuring elements of the Bowman watercolor. Dignitaries included Mayor Dean Maxwell, […]

March 23, 2004

Vikings visit Bowman Bay

History shows the Vikings made it to the East Coast of North America a few hundred years ago. It took them until Sunday, March 21 to hit the beach at Bowman Bay in Deception Pass State Park. A couple of dozen Whatcom County residents in period costume descended on the park over the weekend in […]

March 22, 2004

Viking boat

Bowman Bay “went Hollywood” Sunday as a film crew from the Discovery Channel gathered with area “stars” to film part of a documentary on Viking boats. Local blacksmith and artist Paul Thorne was on hand, as was boat builder Jay Smith. Smith built a 21-foot Faering boat … an 850 A.D. era vessel that would […]

March 20, 2004

Garden delights

Our gardens are hardly in full bloom yet, but this is an exciting time of the year, when splashes of color begin to draw the eye. Cherry blossoms and tulips are bursting forth in neighbor Yoshi’s yard, conveniently on the perimeter so I’m not guilty of any major space violations. The other two flowers are […]

March 20, 2004

Floating Boat Show

Some come with serious intentions, others simply to “window shop.” Regardless, the annual Floating Boat Show at Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes is an event in keeping with the Pacific Northwest tradition. For many who live in this corner of the world, it’s all about water. Options in this community are unlimited. You can purchase […]

March 10, 2004

Annual Soroptimist honors

It was an afternoon of recognition Tuesday, March 9 when the 80-member Soroptimist International of Anacortes presented “Making a Difference for Women” awards to several individuals and organizations. The club’s Women of Distinction award went to Martha Clure, Jean Fantini and Sally Miller. Their Women Helping Women award went to Diana Berge and the Northwest […]

March 5, 2004

Student art at The Depot

The spotlight is on K-12 students this month at The Depot in downtown Anacortes as artworks from all district schools are on display. Among student works in the high school section was a piece (top) by AHS sophomore Andrew Covert. Text on the piece read: “Dark and mysterious. The one no one understands. He swims […]

February 8, 2004

Passing time on Pass Lake

What better way to pass an early Sunday afternoon than to float around on Pass Lake in search of the elusive Brown Trout? Or so thought at least a half dozen fly fishermen this Sunday as I drove back from Whidbey on the way to Anacortes. Steve, the fisherman in the yellow paddle boat, has […]

February 7, 2004

Afternoon de-light

I grabbed my camera in response to Friday afternoon’s moody skies. I was rewarded with several beautiful scenes, including a silouette of the “bird woman” statue in front of the city museum. Also pictured here are the historic Lowman house and the front entry of the city library.

January 26, 2004

Lovely LaConner

Although city limits lie on the Skagit County side of the Swinomish Slough, LaConner is joined to Fidalgo Island via the renowned Rainbow Bridge. If you take Reservation Road from Highway 20, you travel through the Swinomish Reservation to the bridge. Homes pictured here lie on the Fidalgo side of the bridge. LaConner is a […]

January 18, 2004

African Gospel Acappella

Members of the African Gospel Acappella singing group are all natives of Liberia. Civil wars and mass genocide have plagued this country’s people since 1992. Millions of innocent people have been brutally killed in these wars The men now base their singing ministry in Vancouver, Washington. They include Lawson T. Jallah, Lasana Kanneh, Morris Wuo […]

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