The top crier was announced Sunday evening following two days of competition among more than a dozen criers in the North American Town Criers Championship in Anacortes. Making presentation of the engraved award to Town Crier Bill McKee of Uxbridge, Scugog and Oshawa (Ontario) is Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell (right), host of the event. […]
Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell delivers a humorous “cry” Saturday before the start of the second round of competition at the North American Town Criers Championship. Riddell, who is reigning champion, will pass on the title today following a 2 p.m. competition at Seafarers’ Memorial Park. The results of all three rounds will be tallied […]
Seafarers’ Memorial Park was the site of Sunday’s final competition among those in the North American Town Criers Championship event. This crier is from Brentwood Bay in Victoria, B.C. Winners will be announced Sunday at a 6 p.m. dinner ceremony in the Port of Anacortes building at the seaside park.
Lest there be any confusion, the back of town crier Judy Jewell’s “scroll” features a visual aid identifying her town. Jewell, the former official town crier of Anacortes, performed a “base cry” at the first of three competitions to be held this weekend. The second cry is on 4th Street at The Heart of Anacortes […]
Several visiting town criers gather to greet a slightly tardy host, Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell. A weekend competition of North American town criers was kicked off at the Anacortes Brewery Friday evening with a toast featuring a commemorative ale by Head Brewer Kevin Pierce. Competition opens Saturday, 10 a.m. at historic Causland Park.
Citizens gathered under sunny skies Monday about 10 a.m. for the annual “Town Photo,” captured this year at the new Downtown Arch on Commercial Avenue. An aerial version of this gathering was taken by Anacortes American photojournalist Elaine Wilson for next week’s issue of the community newspaper.