The apparent consensus is “If you build them, they will come.” Houses are going up all over Anacortes as the community grows rapidly toward its purported limit of 18,000 residents. The first photo shows ground preparation on a pastoral section of acreage near the intersection of 41st Street and “H” Avenue (which turns into Heart […]
Despite threats of morning rain, dedication of the new Downtown Arch in Anacortes took place July 4 under blue skies with a great crowd featuring folks of all ages. Members of the Skagit Community Band played lively patriotic tunes, then Town Crier Judy Jewell read an official proclamation “deeding” the arch over to the city. […]
Ignoring any weather reports regarding possible rain, Fourth of July parade celebrants turned out by the droves Monday morning. They were not disappointed. Faces were painted, flags were furled..there were groups ranging from Boy and Girl Scout troops to athletes from the Fidalgo Island Special Olympics team. Hey, there were even a few clowns in […]
It was a great day to be a parade viewer. One of the best parade lineups I recall in town moved from the north end of Commercial through the new Historic Downtown Arch Monday as Anacortes celebrated Independence Day in grand fashion. Sponsors of the event (once again) were the Anacortes Women of Today, whose […]
One of the first photos posted on this web site was of Ian Clark, two years ago when the Anacortes High School Class of 2003 celebrated graduation (See “Graduation night,” 06/13/2003). On Saturday, Ian and his bride Erin were the focus of my attention as they were married in a beautiful afternoon ceremony at Causland […]
I took the opportunity under cloudy skies Saturday morning to use the even light for a few macro shots in the garden.Our apple crop is looking lean this year, but we’ll take what we get. May and June rains have been needed, but they take their toll on the photogenic quality of blossoms.
World War II veterans from Anacortes presided over several Memorial Day ceremonies, including one in the water between Fidalgo and Guemes islands. Present for the brief mid-channel ceremony and another on Guemes Island were Barbara and Ted Cousland (fourth photo). Cousland, a resident of Pennsylvania, is the grandnephew of Harry Causland, after whom Causland Memorial […]
“Something for everyone” could have been the theme for this year’s Anacortes Waterfront Festival. Talk to kids who were there and you’ll find they were fascinated by the climbing wall, the giant (inflatable) Sabre Tooth and activities options that included face painting and even hand painting (Anacortes Youth Foundation). As usual, music teacher Tina Franulovich-Martin […]
There’s truly something for everyone at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival, and Main Stage entertainment features several styles of music. This year’s schedule included the “Shifty Sailors,” Little Bill and the Bluenotes, The Dunton Sisters and S.O.S. Band, among others.
Ship Harbor, home of the Washington State Ferries Anacortes terminal, is an amazing stretch of island real estate. In the top photo, I stood on the beach near old pilings to shoot a photo of an incoming ferry. The second photo shows a shoreline trail defined by split rails. Another ferry photo shows neighboring Cypress […]
Too much computer and one phone call too many, so I hopped in the car and headed for Heart Lake. A brilliant plan. Forty minutes later I was back at the office, having had the pleasant experience of a walk along a lakeside trail at Heart Lake. Evidence of my little adventure in paradise is […]