Looking Back

January 18, 2022

‘Your Online Town Square:’ 1998

Waaay back in January 1998, Anacortes businessmen Chris Terrell and Keith Eyer put together a small team of collaborators to launch anacortes.net, a website conceived as an “electronic town square.” Among others on the team were Gael Morlan and Jef Morlan, one-time owners of a restaurant and coffee shop called The New Bohemian. Anacortes High […]

January 12, 2022

Light and texture: 2017

Maritime art. Curtis Wharf, downtown Anacortes, 2017.

January 8, 2022

Swans gather in the valley: 2009

Trumpeter swans off Beaver Marsh Road, Skagit Valley, Mt. Erie in the distance. February 2009.

January 7, 2022

Winter beach trip: January 2021

One year ago snow was not a factor at Deception Pass State Park. Beach walkers as viewed from bluff.

January 3, 2022

Pages from photo gallery: 2021

This collection features some of my favorite “gallery” images from 2021. AnacortesToday.com photo archives date back 18 years.

January 1, 2022

Cathy Pitts marks retirement with poem: 2012

This flashback photo is from June 2012, when Cathy Pitts (right) was among 13 school district employees who retired. Cathy is pictured here with her granddaughter and with Betty Adams. Click here for details, including a poem by Cathy.

December 30, 2021

Artists perform Chinese music: 2009

I don’t recall details, but I had to share these images from a music presentation at Brodniak Auditorium and February 2009. I was doing an article for the Anacortes School District “Currents” newsletter, but I couldn’t put my hands on the article for details. Beautiful clothing, instruments … and music!

December 28, 2021

New water treatment facility: 2011

Few Anacortesans had the opportunity to watch this impressive construction project as it took place off-island. A new Anacortes water treatment facility was built adjacent to the old plant at a Mount Vernon site on the Skagit River. These photos were taken in December 2011.

December 26, 2021

Snow fun in the past

These photos are from 2005, 2008 and 2016. Snow and ice bring the kids out every time! I’m looking for opportunities for more action shots this week.

December 21, 2021

Guemes ferry makes the crossing: 2018

I added an effect to this image of the Guemes ferry, just out of the Anacortes terminal.

December 13, 2021

Anacortes Vintage Show: 2018

“Christmasy things” were prominent at the 2018 Anacortes Vintage Show in the Port Transit Shed Event Center. Merchants from far and wide … and local too.

December 11, 2021

‘Celebration of Trees’ fundraiser: 2007

Christmas past. A few photos from December 2007, when the Island Hospital Foundation and the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce hosted the “Celebration of Trees: Magic of Christmas” fundraising event. The Port of Anacortes was a partner as well, providing the Transit Shed as a venue, and the Ives Family lent Frosty the Snowman cutouts.

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