These exotic birds, perched against a photographer’s background, tell the story of Sunday morning at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival. The sun’s shining, and the downtown festival beckons! Action begins at 10 a.m., running until 5 p.m. These beautiful birds are part of the Pirate’s Parrot demonstration team, sponsored this year by the Fidalgo Island Rotary […]
Take one Waterfront Festival, add children, and you’ve got the makings for a great family outing. The Anacortes Waterfront Festival was exciting Saturday, and Sunday promises to be even better. The free event opens at 10 a.m. Sunday and closes at 5 p.m. You can’t beat this community festival for family fun in an awesome […]
Those with tickets to Friday night’s Anacortes Waterfront Festival kickoff dinner will discover a port warehouse transformed, thanks to the work of prep crew Phil Krause, Josh Beaner and Jason Chandler. The three men work for the Port of Anacortes, co-sponsor of the annual Waterfront Festival with the Chamber of Commerce. The kickoff dinner/dance is […]
This is AnacortesToday.com’s tribute to Keith Rittell, who departs in a few weeks as principal of Anacortes High School. Rittell, who has accepted a new job in the Mukilteo School District, served this community for more than a decade. This photograph reflects the educator’s priority: kids. When the jazz band instructor was unable to preside […]
The countdown to the annual Anacortes Waterfront Festival began this week with the unveiling of a poster designed by artist Jennifer Bowman. It’s been a big year for Bowman, who recently completed a 40-ft. mural for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Her work is also featured on the covers of telephone books circulated by MacGregor […]
Like Anacortes, LaConner is still home to a number of working boats. In this photograph, “Irene” is tethered in the foreground with the “Rainbow Bridge” behind. This bridge links Fidalgo Island and the Swinomish Reservation with the historic waterfront community. It is the narrow Swinomish Channel that separates Fidalgo Island from the mainland.