Once again this year, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and downtown merchants have lit up Commercial Avenue to create a special holiday atmosphere. In addition to white lights, Christmas wreaths decorate the main street, north and south. Many merchants have also created colorful display windows … and free horse trolley rides are available each Saturday […]
Newspaper publisher and art aficianado Jack Darnton (left) was on hand Friday morning as the “downtown pig” outside Insights Gallery was loaded onto a city truck for the short trip to its new home. The pig, composed of miscellaneous steel bits welded together, caught the eye of Wallie Funk. Given the “industrial” connection, Funk concluded […]
Seasonal window displays like this one leave little doubt about the fact that we are well on our way to Thanksgiving. The Anacortes Chamber of Commerce presents the Annual Trick-or-Treat downtown from 1 – 4 p.m. on October 30. Participating downtown merchants will have candies for the kiddies and coupons or specials for the parents. […]
It’s summer now, and families have started to embark on Northwest adventures. Monday morning found these two families in downtown Anacortes, quiet but inviting. I was “on a mission,” so didn’t take time to talk to them about their itineraries. Hope they stop in at the Chamber’s Visitor Information Center!
I’m not so sure this country’s depressed economy has “turned the corner,” but the corner of 5th Street and Commercial was busy the other day when I rolled by in the car. We can all do our part for the local economy by doing business locally when possible. Spring and summer are historically the strongest […]
The garden at a downtown Anacortes drew this pair of deer Wednesday. They spent several hours snacking, and obviously they were not intimidated by the guy with the camera. I recall many stories of islanders whose love for wildlife fades quickly after an incidence of garden devastation. Ah, the trials of the ongoing clash of […]
This vintage beauty was parked outside the Brown Lantern in downtown Anacortes Saturday. According to windsorpubliclibrary.com, Dodge Brothers Canada Ltd. was a subsidiary of the Detroit company, assembling Dodge vehicles from imported components until about 1924 when the operation was moved to Toronto. When the founders, John and Horace Dodge, died in the Unites States, […]