Pictured here are Stan Jewell (with flowers) and two others of about two dozen veterans gathered Monday morning at Grandview Cemetery for a Memorial Day service. In addition to the veterans, more than two dozen others gathered for the brief service, hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion. See more photos […]
A parade of boats was just one of numerous events scheduled Saturday at Cap Sante Boat Haven for the opening day of Boating Season 2011. Other activities included sea shanties, brief speeches, a blessing of the fleet, clam chowder luncheon and a tour of the soon-to-reopen Seafarers’ Memorial Park.
Among speakers at this week’s Veterans Day event at the Port of Anacortes Event Center was U.S. Army Sgt. Shelby Junkman. Junkman, who has leadership responsibilities at the National Guard Armory, is also a former U.S. Marine with combat experience. Her emotional speech included the reading of a poem by a Marine friend who was […]
It was a long afternoon in the neighborhood as crews spent several hours replacing a power pole and lines at the intersection of “O” Avenue and King Street. Ventured out to the Penguin and to the library to gain Internet access. We are addicted to our power … hope the ice cream’s all right.
Monday is the final day of the 2007 Anacortes Jazz Festival, featuring artists including Marc Seales, Michael Powers and the Yellowjackets. The Chamber-sponsored festival begins at 11:30 and gates close at 4:00 p.m. For details see www.anacortes.org. Tickets are available at the door. Bring a few extra bucks so you can enjoy food, drink and […]
I was shocked to read yesterday that a recent poll showed fewer than 40 percent of Americans understand the significance of Memorial Day. I was pleased that in the Anacortes area alone, three separate ceremonies were held to honor those who have given their lives in military service to their country. Bud Lane, pictured here, […]
Chamber of Commerce organizers, shoppers and vendors alike were happy about today’s Shipwreck Day, this community’s annual main street garage sale. There were more vendors than ever, and the weather was perfect. Talk about your underground economy…(More photos in the Activities section)