July 5th, 2011

Crowd pleaser

Everyone I spoke to yesterday said the parade-opening flyover by a U.S. Navy “Growler” jet was an exhilarating surprise. I only got one shot before the aircraft disappeared. The Growler and a trailing P3 aircraft swooped with a roar up the length of the city’s Commercial Avenue at the beginning of the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the Anacortes Women of Today. Later this month, the Navy joins the Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard in commemorating the 100th anniversary of U.S. naval aviation.

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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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