In the News

July 4, 2003


Seemingly necessary players in any traditional 4th of July celebration are volunteers, veterans and politicians. Anacortes Town Crier Judy Jewell visits with state Rep. Jeff Morris as KLKI radio station owner Bill Berry makes arrangements for a live broadcast of the patriotic program at Causland Memorial Park. Emcee Marty Iverson pauses for a moment with […]

July 4, 2003

Fire trucks on parade

Everyone loves fire trucks (and other emergency response vehicles)! Participating this year in the parade were crews and vehicles from the Anacortes Fire Department, a couple of neighboring fire districts and Shell Puget Sound Refinery. In addition to the thrill of seeing a few shiny new trucks, young people in the crowd were treated to […]

June 30, 2003

Mom & Pop store

It’s the traditional mom & pop store, with a few entrepreneurial twists… It’s The Store, located at the intersection of Commercial Avenue and 37th Street. Owners are Frank and Priscilla Michaud, who purchased the business from Dave Welk in 1990. Old timers are still comfortable in the neighborhood grocery, which features original wood floors and […]

June 28, 2003

Farmers Market

You’re bound to find something you simply must have at the Anacortes Farmers Market, open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday (rain or shine) until mid-October. The market is located at the Anacortes Arts Depot at 7th and R Avenue, next door to the W.T. Preston. Vendors offer a variety of tasty goodies, […]

June 28, 2003

Majestic Mt. Erie

It’s beautiful, regardless of season, but spring and summer are especially inviting when it comes to a visit to Mt. Erie. I’m partial to sunrise or sunset, when the sun acts as a spotlight on the mountain’s rugged features. This Saturday morning visit yielded a brief visit with Russ Salmon, a friend working for the […]

June 26, 2003

Dish garden

I love the treats at the Chocolate Factory on Commercial Avenue, but this morning I opted for treats with a few less calories. None, to be precise. Rather than pulling in to the dessert shop (which also serves great meals), I stopped next door at The Dish. This shop just happens to be owned by […]

June 25, 2003

Morning Star

Salvation Army Anacortes Corps officers Mike and Beth Paugh, family and a handful of friends enjoyed an afternoon of sailing last weekend during a visit by Lloyd and Pene Mathison. The Mathisons, who volunteer out of the Salvation Army’s Puyallup Corps, played host on a Saturday afternoon sail from Cap Sante Marina. Skipper Lloyd (see […]

June 24, 2003

Franklins cruise around town

Owners of vintage Franklin cars turned heads for three days in Anacortes, using the city as “home base” for a series of tours that included a jaunt up Chuckanut Drive on Tuesday. LaConner farmer Curtis Johnson visited briefly with fellow car buff Loren Knutsen of Anacortes after Johnson and friends lined their cars in front […]

June 21, 2003

Back in time

Tesoro Northwest took a step back in time Saturday, June 21 when they invited members of a Civil War re-enactment group to start their 9th annual March Point Run. Taking part in the race with separate gun starts for kids’ half-mile and 5K-10K races were six members of the Bellingham-based 15th Alabama Volunteer Infantry, Company […]

June 21, 2003

Guemes Channel traffic

Combine sunshine, spring fever (now summer) and the magnetic attraction of Northwest waters and you’ve got a recipe for heavy traffic on Fidalgo Island’s Guemes Channel. Local residents are accustomed to seeing state ferries and the Guemes ferry in local waters. They also see plenty of tanker and barge traffic moving back and forth from […]

June 18, 2003


I love the look of a gently sweeping curve. Pictured in this photo essay are four of my favorites: the weather-worn tree at the summit of the Loop Road in Washington Park; a meticulously crafted and maintained wooden boat; a stone bridge on Highway 20, just over Deception Pass on the Whidbey Island side; a […]

June 18, 2003

Seafarers’ Memorial Park

Not too far from downtown Anacortes is a beautiful waterfront park dedicated to dozens of local men who have died at sea. In addition to a monument listing their names, Seafarers’ Memorial Park is home to the “Lady of the Sea.” This sculpture by Deborah Copenhaver was commissioned by the late Ray Separovich, identified on […]

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