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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

Not Just for Women – Antique Shopping in Anacortes

Published on September 9, 2014

By Steve Berentson Not Just for Women – Antique Shopping in Anacortes with the Island Chicks Holiday Vintage Market, November 2014 ANACORTES – “Here’s a great idea, Slick. Share your wife with the Island Chicks.” That, more or less, is … Continue reading

Feel The Rumble – Oyster Run 2014

Published on August 27, 2014

OYSTER RUN 2014 by Lara Dunning Friday night, the deep rumble of motorcycles begins and the hum of rubber against pavement almost coo’s. Saturday, the roar continues to grow as streams of motorcycles flood into town for Sunday’s Oyster Run … Continue reading

Hang Out For The WORKBOAT Races

Published on July 9, 2014

Work Boat Races by Steve Berentson ANACORTES – Aaarrrgh! Treasure is in the eye of the beholder, but you’re guaranteed to come away “richer” from a visit to the 6th Annual Work Boat Races and Pirate Faire on the north … Continue reading

Coast into Anacortes for Summer Fun Activities, Anacortes Arts Festival, Kid Activities and The Art Dash

Published on July 9, 2014

Summertime Fun in Anacortes By Jan Hersey On your mark, get set, GO! The all-ages fun continues in Anacortes during July and August with walking and running races, free festivities for kids, and the always smash hit Arts Festival. Kids-R-Best … Continue reading

Summer Music Scene

Published on July 9, 2014

Summer Music Scene by Lara Dunning Anacortes is known for its thriving music scene, including home-grown bands The Lonely Forest, Spoonshine and River Talk. All year, local venues like the Rockfish Grill, 13moons, H2O, The Brown Lantern and Anderson’s General … Continue reading

25th Annual Anacortes Waterfront Festival

Published on May 13, 2014

Make it a Waterfront Festival Weekend. 25th Annual Anacortes Waterfront Festival  by Lara Dunning Celebrate 25 years of waterfront fun with sea shanties, fish mongers, boat rides, boat races and more, at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival.  This annual Anacortes event … Continue reading

Hang Out on the Water

Published on May 12, 2014

by Steve Berentson Fun on the Water ANACORTES – Close your eyes on any shoreline of Fidalgo Island and listen. You will likely hear evidence of a water adventure, from the roar of a boat motor to the slap of … Continue reading


Published on May 12, 2014

TIDE POOL TREASURES By Jan Hersey Some of Anacortes’s most valuable treasures aren’t found on Commercial Avenue or in the Anacortes Museum. Rather, look to the island’s perimeter to discover natural wonders hiding under rocks, buried in sand, and clinging … Continue reading

Fidalgo Island Quilters Show

Published on March 20, 2014

Pushing Boundaries and Embracing Old Favorites By Jan Hersey If your idea of a quilt is something that belongs in grandma’s attic—think again! The biennial Quilt Show sponsored by Fidalgo Island Quilters, April 11–13,  draws an international audience with something … Continue reading

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