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A Window Seat To Our Working Waterfront

Published on July 23, 2015

by Steve Berentson Thanks in large part to an extensive public park system, visitors to the Anacortes shoreline can enjoy “bonus time” – a rare opportunity to take a window seat to this island community’s working waterfront. From restaurant table … Continue reading

Discover the Heart of the Community

Published on July 22, 2015

by Lara Dunning Shopping list: cheese, hazelnuts, flowers. To do list: get lawnmower fixed, buy a broom, find a recipe for a watermelon, peach and tomato salad. Summer fun list: groove to local music, learn how to make yogurt, find … Continue reading

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Published on July 22, 2015

by Jan Hersey Take a walk on the wild side—the wild side of Anacortes, that is. The shoreline of Fidalgo Bay has stories to tell. Now, some three dozen newly minted interpretive signs and docent-led walks open a window into … Continue reading

Make it a Waterfront Festival Weekend

Published on June 1, 2015

Make it a Waterfront Festival Weekend Celebrate 26 years of waterfront fun with sea shanties, fish mongers, boat rides, boat races and more, at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival. This annual Anacortes event has something for everyone: This annual Anacortes event … Continue reading

Bill Mitchell and the Anacortes Mural Project

Published on June 1, 2015

Bill Mitchell and the Anacortes Mural Project By Steve Berentson Most young people dream of “making their mark” on their community. Anacortes native Bill Mitchell has quite literally achieved that goal, creating over a 30-year period of time more than … Continue reading

Find a Favorite Fidalgo Island Hike

Published on June 1, 2015

Find a Favorite Fidalgo Island Hike by Lara Dunning Anacortes trails meander through 2,800 acres of forests, meadows, wetlands, lakes, and offer spectacular woodland and seascape views. With over 50 miles of multiple use trails it’s easy to choose a … Continue reading

Magic Happens Where Land Meets Sea: Exploring the Fidalgo Coastline

Published on June 1, 2015

Exploring the Fidalgo Coastline Magic happens where land meets sea By Jan Hersey A treasured attribute of island living is the miles of marine coastline waiting to be explored. From mud flats to towering bluffs, historic deep-water ports and glacial … Continue reading

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

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