I don’t recall details. My records simply label this outdoor event at Whitney Elementary School a “celebration.” Lots of music featuring not only students but teachers and administrators. And then there was the unveiling of a mural featuring the Whitney Dragon! Look close for familiar faces. June 15, 2007
Who among us has not seen (and heard!) the thousands of bikes associated with the annual Oyster Run motorcycle event in Anacortes? These shots are from September 2008. The Oyster Run is scheduled this year on Sunday, September 24. 40th anniversary! Click here for details.
It was July 2009 when I joined a friend on a most memorable road trip to the Evergreen Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. A mutual friend, Jim Ray, gave us a personal tour including a tour of the massive “Spruce Goose,” a one-of-a-kind aircraft designed and built by Howard Hughes. A note on the Evergreen Museum […]
One of my favorite stops at the NAS Whidbey Open House last weekend was a display featuring the one-time local naval aviation star: Grumman A6 ‘Intruder.” Presiding over the display was U.S. Navy Capt. Paul Bloch (Ret), a former Intruder bombardier navigator whose career dates back to the Vietnam War. Bloch, who is still a […]
Looking Back to AnacortesToday.com archives and the days of a local salmon derby: “Wow, what a great inaugural year for the Anacortes Scholarship Salmon Derby! More than 750 tickets sold for the two-day derby, March 10-11, in Region 7, with 125 fish caught. Lots of food and thousands of dollars in cash awards and prizes. […]
There was a day when it was not uncommon to find longshoremen dancing around on logs tied together in the Guemes Channel. The logs were lifted into cargo ships bound for destinations including Japan. Activity under the umbrella of the Port of Anacortes. This photo was taken near the former Wyman’s Marina near the base […]
It was 2006 when crews began work on a major remodel/renovation of the New Wilson Hotel in downtown Anacortes. At one point in the project a big wind took down scaffolding and plastic on the north side of the building. The brick building is now operating under the umbrella of the Anacortes Housing Authority. From […]