Reminiscent of days gone by, when “town criers” announced the news of the day, official Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell will join other dignitaries in celebration of America’s Independence Day on Sunday, July 4. Events include an 11 a.m. downtown parade, followed by festivities at historic Causland Park on 8th Street.
This is a closeup of the top of one of the city’s colorful Commercial Avenue banners, a sure sign that the summer season is on its way. There are “banner catalogues” from which to shop, but the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce has wisely opted to display the work of local artists including schoolchildren. Soon hanging […]
Advocates from all corners of the community gathered Friday, April 9 for a ribbon-cutting event marking the Port’s opening of new small boat launch facilties. Pictured here is the Skye Rocket, the largest among a handful of vessels lowered from the launch deck to the waters of the Port’s Cap Sante Boat Haven North Basin. […]
The big tent is up and folks have started to arrive in town for the big Anacortes Salmon Derby, featuring a $15,000 prize for the top fish. The derby, based at Cap Sante Boat Haven, will bring hundreds of guests to Anacortes for two days of fishing culminating with an awards ceremony Sunday, March 28. […]
A guest to the downtown “headquarters” of the Anacortes Fidalgo Model Railroad Club takes a digital photo during a Saturday open house. The club display is amazing … and remains open until 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the basement of a home at 419 “Q” Avenue. The model railroad club was established in 1994, […]
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. […]