Curt Oppel is an enthusiastic advocate for local businesses, as evidenced when he dons his walking billboard that reads in part: “Shop in Anacortes.” This photo was taken during the Fourth of July parade in 2002. Time has passed, but the message remains the same: “Anacortes businesses depend on local shoppers to continue to provide goods and services.”
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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