Local writer Bret Lunsford explores the extensive photographic archives of the Anacortes Museum as well as the collections of many longtime Fidalgo Island residents to compile an entertaining visual history with more than 200 vintage images accompanied by informative captions. See ArcadiaPublishing.com for details about this 128-page book, plus postcard package.
Just minutes after official “christening” as Anacortes High School graduates, Anna and Monica flash smiles for the camera as they join their classmates in the traditional “graduation walk” through the crowd at Williams Gym. These two Hawks are bound for the University of Washington in the fall.
Joining the national stage as Americans all over the country staged tax protest “tea parties” were about three dozen locals gathered at the intersection of Commercial Avenue and 12th Street at noon Wednesday. The event ran several hours, and those gathered in the opening minutes predicted their ranks would grow as the afternoon wore on. […]
Today (Friday, August 1) is the the first full day of the 2008 Anacortes Arts Festival. Among many activities associated with the festival is the juried art show at the Port of Anacortes warehouse. Here, art on a north wall is pictured through the center of a sculpted piece. See www.anacortesartsfestival.com for more information.
This is a summer of preparation and fund-raising for the 2008-09 Anacortes High School cheerleading crew, some of whom are pictured here at the recent Anacortes Airport Fly-in. Left to right are Kaitlyn Richardson, Brianna Taylor, Taylor Kalt, Mallorie Estenson, Cynthia Webber, Krystal Gallatin and Katreena Saladin. Other summer activities included the Fourth of July […]
A regularly scheduled San Juan Airlines flight departs from Anacortes Airport. The airport is owned and operated by the Port of Anacortes. A plaque at the site notes that the current facility was dedicated on June 7, 1970. Port Commissioners were E.A. Andrews, Eugene “Bud” Strom and Douglas P. Burton. Port District Manager was Robert […]
Crowds in Anacortes this week were drawn by at least one event other than the Arts Festival. Hundreds gathered at Anacortes High School Saturday afternoon for a the 2nd annual All-Class Reunion sponsored by the Anacortes Schools Foundation. Among old friends reunited at Williams Gym were Gib Moore (left), Ken Moore (center) and Jim Berentson.
This view from above the Highway 20 spur helps to illustrate the importance of the boating industry in Anacortes. Visible in the center is Anacortes Marina, and beyond that, Cap Sante Boat Haven. The other major marina is at Skyline, where some boat slips lie in homeowners’ back yards.