What a wonderful way to mark U.S. Armed Forces Day. Several dozen gathered Saturday, May 21 at Causland Memorial Park in downtown Anacortes to dedicate a new plaque placed in honor of those service people who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mayor Matt Miller, a U.S. Navy veteran, acknowledged many individuals and groups […]
Efforts are under way to return the iconic San Juan Lanes bowling pin to Anacortes. Fletcher McLean of Dad’s Diner in downtown Anacortes moved fast when he discovered the bowling alley sign had been moved to Skagit Building Salvage in Mount Vernon. He purchased the sign and is now in negotiations with the City of […]
The Anacortes Museum announced this week a new self-guided, smartphone tour of the Bill Mitchell Mural Project. Anyone with a smartphone is invited to log onto: billmitchellmuralproject.org and begin exploring the Anacortes history spotlighted by the late Bill Mitchell. “Mitchell was a muralist, cartoonist, artist, local historian, pirate and overall scallywag – who was born […]
From my archives. The 1960-61 third grade class at Mt. Erie Elementary School. This is the year my family moved to Springfield, Virginia after Dad took a job as assistant to U.S. Representative Jack Westland, 2nd District. I finally moved back to Anacortes in 1980.
Infrastructure work continues at the future site of a 21-unit affordable housing building under the umbrella of the Anacortes Family Center (AFC). In addition to living units, the four-story building will host a certified child care center. “Landing Apartments” will feature studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units. Quantum Construction, which built neighboring AFC housing units, estimates […]