It has been six years since I took this photo of a building at the former Northern State Hospital in Sedro-Woolley. Today the Port of Skagit is working with partners to revitalize the campus under the name: Sedro-Woolley Innovation for Tomorrow (SWIFT). The campus was designed in 1912 by the same landscape architects who designed […]
Building remodels and new construction altered the skyline in the Anacortes School District in the Nineties and into the new century. Among them was the $11 million modernization/addition project at Anacortes Middle School. Contractor was Levernier Construction, architect Hutteball+Oremus. Superintendent was Dr. Tom Marrs. School board members were Jean Fantini, John Pope, Michael Stark, Ann […]
I’ve gotta get back to this amazing place! It was October 2004 when a meeting of Washington State Boundary Review Board members took me to the Olympic Peninsula. I was with my parents so my opportunity to scramble around with the camera at Kalaloch was limited. Such a beautiful part of our incredible coastline.
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 […]