Up and down Commercial Avenue, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and individual businesses are “lighting it up” for the holidays, with decorations ranging from lighted wreaths and “banner art” to display windows and shop interiors. ‘Tis the season! Please consider doing some Christmas shopping with local businesses in the coming weeks. Also, keep your eyes […]
Once again this year the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and partners including a hardworking crew of volunteers placed Christmas lights downtown in preparation for the holiday season. Commercial Avenue is beautiful at night. A series of holiday events take place between now and Christmas Day. Click here for details.
It was Christmas 2001 in Anacortes when I headed downtown with my first digital camera: a Canon PowerShot, 3.2 MB. Everyone recognizes the Burton clock, still decorated annually with outdoor lights. The other two window displays are from Marine Supply & Hardware and a neighboring shop. “Full Throttle Santa” and “Full Beard Santa.” Good memories. […]
It’s that time of year: Christmas cheer and more opportunities to contribute to the lives of others. Look (and listen) for Christmas Red Kettle ringers in town, representing the Salvation Army Anacortes Corps. Pictured here at Safeway is 19-year kettle ringing veteran Daniel Schenker. Look to an AnacortesToday banner ad with the Salvation Army: click […]
Among special guests at the 2011 Port of Anacortes Community Christmas event was this larger-than-life fireman from Shell Puget Sound Refinery. This wonderful evening event, cancelled this year due to coronavirus, has become a rich holiday tradition.
I’ve seen my first Christmas commercials on TV, so I guess it’s time to trot out some images from Christmas Past. This shot is from the Anacortes Schools Foundation Christmas fundraiser in 2015, featuring the always popular An-O-Chords men’s choir! The event took place at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Event Center.
Once again this year the people of Anacortes responded generously to the Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign and other efforts to make the holiday brighter for local families in need. Salvation Army Anacortes Corps Captain Theresa Williams reports that the Red Kettle Campaign brought in $59,100. With a mix of paid bell ringers and many […]
Creating Christmas memories each Saturday in downtown Anacortes are Lola Lang and her loyal Christmas canine co-pilot, “Tucker.” They drive a team of two beautiful horses pulling a multi-passenger trolley up and down Commercial Avenue from noon to 4 p.m. Tomorrow (Dec. 21) is the last opportunity of the season for this free adventure, made […]
The clock is ticking on Christmas 2019, and Anacortes merchants are eager to assist those who are still chipping away at their gift list. See www.anacortes.org for details about the city’s “Coastal Christmas” campaign, including opportunities to buy/qualify for gift rewards. More than ever, with online shopping taking its toll on hometown businesses, Anacortes merchants […]
Nostalgia time. Christmas 2005 in Anacortes, including parade scenes as well as a decorated shop window (Maison Jardin) and a couple of scenes from Causland Memorial Park. Remember Anna Curtis painted on the side of the New Wilson Hotel? Remember Bill Berry’s KLKI “remotes?” Remember Biker Santa Mike and his rosy cheeked sidekick, Sue? Check […]