Now falling into the “Days Gone By” category is this building that once stood behind Anacortes Marine Hardware and Supply. This business has roots dating to 1913. Efthemios “Mike” Demopoulos emigrated from Greece to the U.S. in 1906, ultimately settling in Anacortes. He scoured county roadsides for discarded items, expanding his business after saving enough […]
For decades after the Anacortes Port District’s establishment in the Twenties, elected leadership consisted of three board members (now five). Pictured here in the late Eighties are commissioners (l. to r.) Don Childs, Ben Root and Merrill Thibert.
It was the 2005-06 school year when Anacortes High School students in Victor Garcia’s Marine Science class worked with Anacortes artist Mike Stark to create 13 panels for the Dunes Interpretive Trail at Deception Pass State Park. The panels still serve today to enlighten trail walkers regarding the beach/dunes/forest/lake ecosystem.
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 […]
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!
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.