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April 15, 2012

Papa Murphy’s honors those in uniform

In addition to offering an inexpensive meal for guests, Jeff D’Angelo of Papa Murphy’s in Anacortes provided free pizza to anyone in uniform at Saturday’s emergency response/preparedness fair at the National Guard Armory. Pictured here are pizza peddlers Chris and Heather (store manager). The free fair was a great first-year event, especially for children.

March 23, 2012

Port of Anacortes pictorial

Published last week was the Port of Anacortes Pictorial, an annual publication highlighting activities and achievements of the previous year; calendar of events for the coming year. I was privileged once again to work with the Port team in preparation of this annual report.

February 28, 2012

WWII hero Buck Compton dies

Celebrated World War II veteran Buck Compton died Saturday, February 24 at his Burlington home, surrounded by family. Compton is pictured here at a 2005 Veterans Day event held at Causland Park in Anacortes. Compton, who served in the 101st Airborne Division’s “Easy Company” (506th Parachute Infantry Regiment), was honored with the Silver Star for […]

February 25, 2012

Hawks meet Kingston in Yakima

Avid AHS Seahawks basketball fans are packing their bags! AHS chalked up a 63-54 win over River Ridge Friday night in a Class 2A State Tournament opener at Tumwater High School, moving the Hawks into the eight-team finals at the Yakima Valley SunDome. Play starts Thursday afternoon against Kingston. This photograph was taken during the […]

January 31, 2012

Name these Anacortes musicians

The place was Causland Park, and the event was … well, one of the most important days in the lives of two young Anacortesans. Now the question: Who are the two musicians pictured here?

November 9, 2011

Brighter times in public service

There were happier times in public service, as evidenced by this photo of Washington State Governor Booth Gardner in August 1986. The governor has obviously delivered a joke or quip that won the appreciation of community newspaper publisher Wallie Funk (seated). I don’t recall the details of the event, but notes on the back of […]

November 4, 2011

Tulip Ambassadors

Among those gathered Thursday evening for the unveiling of the 2012 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster was “ambassador” Michael Mantel of Anacortes (left). He serves this year with co-ambassador Abigail Beukman of Conway. Check out more photos at www.anacortestoday.com.  

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