I noticed today on a Facebook post the frustration expressed by a photographer who discovered only one eagle on an Upriver Skagit outing. These four photos are all taken “in the neighborhood” over the past few days, two at sites seasonally occupied by ospreys. Two lakeside, two near saltwater shores. I can never get […]
In the fall of 2001 the city’s skateboard park on “R” Avenue was under construction, and Mayor Dean Maxwell (center) stopped by to check out the progress. The park has been a great addition to the community, offering a recreational option for many young people.
The Anacortes Chamber of Commerce today promoted a holiday season “call to action” from Mayor Laurie Gere. As business people wrestle with the current round of COVID-19 inspired restrictions, Gere said, “I want to call on each resident to consider shopping local. Our businesses are open for takeout, curbside services, gift cards and gifts that […]
Celebrated World War II veteran Buck Compton was among several speakers 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 his service. He told his audience he did not expect thanks […]