I remember when Election Day called for a visit to a neighborhood polling place. This photo was taken at Island View Elementary School in 2004, before mail-in ballots became The Method of casting one’s votes. Pictured here are “judges” Verna Berentson (left) and Sally Starnes, with “inspector” Joyce Baker looking on. Baker reported at that time that she had worked on Election Day for more than 30 years.
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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