> It seems like only yesterday that I was grabbing my camera for a July 4 photo op at the “new” arch erected on Commercial Avenue to welcome guests to downtown Anacortes (note copper columns, shining in the sun BEFORE the elements toned them down). Last weekend the arch was “completed” with a “Thank You” panel on the north side of the arch. The panel, with an estimated cost of $10,000, was made possible by a donation from an anonymous source. A generous community.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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