September 2004: “Students at Anacortes High School were treated to the first wave of jazz music to hit Anacortes on Day One of a three-day festival. Pictured here is Seattle resident Floyd Standifer, whose roots in jazz trace back to gigs with the likes of Ray Charles and Quincy Jones. The retired schoolteacher performed at Brodniak Hall with other musicians including world-renowned jazz singer Dee Daniels. The festival officially kicked off Friday night with a gala dinner at the Port of Anacortes warehouse.”
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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