Looking Back

July 31, 2021

Salvation Army honors Bill Berry: 2005

It was the summer of 2005 when Bill and Lynn Berry, owners of KLKI AM Radio, hosted a Chamber of Commerce “after hours” function. Berry was pleasantly surprised by Anacortes Salvation Army Corps officer Michael Paugh, who took the opportunity to present him with the non-profit organization’s “Media Award” for contributions to the community. Bill […]

July 30, 2021

Commercial boats at Cap Sante: 2002

Commercial fishing boats at Cap Sante Marina, 2002. Pictured are the Nancy Rose, Voyager and Dolphin.

July 21, 2021

Arts Festival will be back!

This scene is from the 2017 Anacortes Arts Festival. After falling victim last year to COVID-19, this popular festival will be back this year! Mark your calendar for August 6-8. For more information, click here.

July 20, 2021

Jazz Festival on wharf: 2007

A scene from the 2007 Anacortes Jazz Festival, featuring artists including Marc Seales, Michael Powers and the Yellowjackets. The Chamber-sponsored festival was held at Curtis Wharf.

July 16, 2021

The rest of the story…

It was fun to see 1957 Anacortes Marineers Pageant Queen Judie Lewis Zersen in the recent 4th of July parade. Following the parade, however, I found out her driver/escort was none other than her grandson, U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal John Malquist, age 20. Smiles all ’round!

July 13, 2021

Parks & Rec boats: 2007

Parks and Recreation Department sailing class, Fidalgo Bay, Summer of 2007.

July 12, 2021

Sailing the San Juans: Spring 2006

I took this photo in April 2006 from a state ferry on the way home from the San Juans.

July 8, 2021

Keeper of Causland stonework: 2009

Stoneworker Bryan Elliott (right) and assistant work on stone stairway at Causland Memorial Park in downtown Anacortes, March 2009. Elliott’s more recent work is in the same park at the Veterans Memorial site.

July 7, 2021

Watching over Canoe Pass: 2013

One of my favorite eagle shots, for some reason. This eagle perched on a snag over Canoe Pass. I’ve passed over this bridge countless times over the years and have only seen an eagle on that cliff site once or twice. The snag has since suffered the ravages of time.

July 1, 2021

City celebrates 125th anniversary: 2016

It was five years ago today that the City of Anacortes celebrated its 125th anniversary. A July 1 event was held at the Anacortes Depot plaza, with a program featuring music, speeches and Scout color guard. Town Crier Richard Riddell kicked off the program with a rousing “cry,” and Mayor Laurie Gere was among a […]

June 28, 2021

Cars & art: August 2015

For many, the annual Anacortes Arts Festival brings opportunity to enjoy classic cars. These photos are from August 2015, Commercial Avenue.

June 23, 2021

Photo magnet

Possibly the most photographed tree in Anacortes. A 2010 flashback, couple shooting selfie at the top of Washington Park Loop Road overlooking Burrows Bay.

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