September 1st, 2005

Downtown renovation

In my youth I got a kick out of watching construction projects while doing summer jobs in the big city. The public project at the New Wilson Hotel in downtown Anacortes will provide that opportunity in coming weeks as a complete interior/exterior renovation takes place. This Thursday morning photo shows crews at work on scaffolding on the second level of the historic structure. Ultimately there will be 23 studio and one-bedroom apartments available under the umbrella of the City of Anacortes Housing Authority.

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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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