In keeping with this island city’s “Coastal Christmas” theme, the topper on this year’s community tree is a large mermaid. The unique topper decorates the top of a tree made up of crab traps with wraparound greens and maritime theme decorations. Another Anacortes Chamber of Commerce production!
“Living Christmas tree” indeed. My wife LaDonna scored this awesome shot of kittens on a recent visit to a friend’s home. The adventurous kittens found the decorated tree irresistible, as evidenced here as they emerged from inner branches to greet their guests. (No kittens were injured in the making of this special Christmas memory.)
Anacortes kicked off the Christmas season in traditional fashion Friday night with the lighting of a community tree at the downtown Chamber of Commerce building. Participants ranged from school choirs to town crier, with refreshments by the American Red Cross … and of course a special visit by Santa Claus. Following the tree lighting, crowds […]
Once again this year, Dakota Barnes of City Tree Service delivered and assisted with placement of the community Christmas tree at the Chamber of Commerce in downtown Anacortes. Others in the volunteer work party included Dakota’s son, Jesse; Don Spurling and City Councilman Brian Geer. Sidewalk supervisors included Stephanie Hamilton and Mary Talosi of the […]
I’ve featured this tree before on this site, if I’m not mistaken, but it’s hard to resist. In fact, I think my Dad and Mom’s family album includes a photo or two with kids perched in its branches. I know ours does. Weather’s been bleak, but we had an awesome Wednesday afternoon, so Dad and […]
I’m a sucker for tree-lined streets. I discovered fall sunshine streaming through the branches of dozens of trees on this residential street just a few blocks from downtown Lynden. Natural beauty … safe streets for our children. Two of the assets that make Anacortes such a wonderful place to raise a family.
What a beautiful afternoon we had Wednesday. I took the opportunity to cruise through Washington Park, stopping long enough on the loop road to capture this image of “the tree” protruding over the water on the island’s northwest shoreline. Visible in the distance is an oil tanker, and closer to shore, a few ducks.
It was a beautiful night for a family outing. Dozens of families did just that, bundling up to participate in the annual Chamber of Commerce Community Christmas Tree Lighting. Entertainment included two elementary school choirs and the Anacortes High School Jazz Band. It was a no-cost event, with holiday goodies including hot cocoa, candy canes […]