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7th Annual Anacortes Spring Wine Festival!

Published on April 8, 2015

Just around the corner, it’s almost time for our 7th Annual Spring Wine Festival! This year, we’re bringing 32 wineries to Fidalgo Island for a full weekend of decadent wine tasting, food pairings, live music, art, and shopping. The 2015 … Continue reading

Friendship and Culture Bloom in Anacortes

Published on April 6, 2015

Friendship and Culture Bloom in Anacortes by Lara Dunning Have you ever daydreamed of being immersed in a different culture? Maybe learning a new language or tasting traditional food? The Anacortes Sister Cities Association is all about broadening cultural horizons … Continue reading

Rockin’ on the Rock

Published on April 6, 2015

Rockin’ on the Rock Rock climbing on Fidalgo Island’s Mt. Erie By Jan Hersey Punctuating the western horizon across the Skagit Flats, a rocky dome stands sentinel above Fidalgo Island. For locals, it’s a coming-home beacon; for travelers, a sign … Continue reading

The Eagle’s Nest Has Landed

Published on January 21, 2015

The Eagle’s Nest Has Landed by Lara Dunning What is eighteen feet tall and weighs over 5,000 pounds? Merrillee Moore’s stainless steel sculpture “Aerie.” Born and raised in the Northwest, Moore sees the empty nest as a welcoming presence and … Continue reading

Hit the Trail . . . on Wheels

Published on January 21, 2015

Hit the Trail . . . on Wheels Biking in and around Anacortes  By Jan Hersey “Any time’s a good time to bike in Anacortes!” believes Warren Tessler, who lives in Anacortes’s Old Town district and straps on a bike … Continue reading

Anacortes Museum

Published on January 21, 2015

                by Steve Berentson Steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie must have approved the repurposing of his Anacortes legacy … because he personally greets each visitor to the library-turned-museum in this historic Washington … Continue reading

Celebrate the Real St. Nicholas—Patron Saint of Seafarers

Published on November 14, 2014

Celebrate the Real St. Nicholas—Patron Saint of Seafarers By Jan Hersey Culturally enrich your holiday season with the string and accordion rhythms of the Croatian Feast of St. Nicholas, Saturday, December 6. The public is invited to join the annual … Continue reading

Fidalgo Island Lights and Life

Published on November 14, 2014

Fidalgo Island Lights and Life by Lara Dunning Winter sparkles with festivities and attractions all around Fidalgo Island. Whether you’re here for an outing or a weekend excursion, a tour of the island’s coastal charms will brighten the chilliest of … Continue reading

Anacortes Invites Vistors To Visit For The Holidays

Published on November 14, 2014

This November and December Anacortes invites visitors to Shop, Play, Eat, Stay, for the Holidays! With dozens of community activities throughout the season there is something for everyone. This season can be a magical time to visit, with the town … Continue reading

Anacortes Bier on the Pier 2014 – Hoppin’ On The Water

Published on September 9, 2014

Anacortes Bier on the Pier Festival has ‘em Hoppin’ on the Water! by Jan Hersey Copper, gold, chocolate, caramel, blond . . . the colors of fine Baltic amber dance in the reflection of marine waters. Oops, it’s not amber, … Continue reading

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