Well, it’s actually a gorilla, but “ape” worked better for my header. This is yet another amazing Joe Treat driftwood sculpture! Treat, who lives in Bow, has a number of unique driftwood sculptures already in town, including the popular giraffes at the W.T. Preston. This sculpture is located just off Commercial Avenue in the Pickett […]
Pictured here in December 2005 is the late Bill Berry, owner and head broadcaster at local AM radio station KLKI. Bill was everywhere with that remote microphone! Also pictured is a truckload of Santa and friends. Backdrop is the former Annie Curtis art painted on the side of the New Wilson Hotel. New art replaced […]
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. […]
With the traditional Anacortes Tree Lighting event going virtual tonight (Friday, Dec. 4), I thought it would be fun to get aboard the Wayback Machine for some scenes from tree lightings past. Many of those pictured here, including Santa, Mayor Laurie Gere and TJ Fantini, are still actively involved in Chamber of Commerce activities! “Jingle […]
Another great Anacortes Lions Christmas Parade! Collected here are a few shots of parade entries, from Santa to Salvation Army, Grinch to smiling policeman and friend. It was a great community event. Thanks to all who participated, including a hearty audience lining the parade route on Commercial Avenue. Merry Christmas, Anacortes!
Santa teamed up with Kiwanis Saturday for the annual Lions Club Christmas parade in downtown Anacortes. Both Santa and the service organization “serve the children of the world.” Hundreds lined Commercial Avenue this morning for a wonderful parade featuring floats, dignitaries, choirs, clubs and emergency service teams. Once again this year, Shell’s giant inflatable firefighters […]
Among more than 100 kayakers involved in the Sunday morning Deception Pass Dash was this competitor, who opted to fight the elements with a seasonal Santa’s cap. The six-mile race started at Bowman’s Bay, looped around Deception Island, beneath Deception Pass Bridge, around Strawberry Island, through Canoe Pass and back to Bowman’s Bay. See www.outdooradventurecenter.com […]