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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

Art In Bloom – An Evening of Color

Published on March 19, 2014

by Lara Dunning In the Skagit Valley tulips bloom in every color and in Anacortes art blossoms with local artists, fare and entertainment. This year, “Arts in Bloom, An Evening of Color,” by the Anacortes Arts Festival highlights Anacortes artists in all … Continue reading

Sixth Annual Anacortes Wine Festival

Published on March 19, 2014

  by Steve Berentson ANACORTES – The destination will be delicious, and the journey a Northwest delight. Mark your calendar today for the 6th Annual Anacortes Wine Festival, a Saturday, April 12 event that draws its guests to Fidalgo Island … Continue reading

The Magic of Padilla Bay

Published on January 23, 2014

By Jan Hersey To witness thousands of shorebirds performing a perfectly synchronized aerial ballet will snatch your breath away. Such is the magic that awaits on the shores of Padilla Bay. A stone’s skip east of Anacortes is one of … Continue reading

Paradise for Bird Photographers

Published on January 21, 2014

  by Steve Berentson ANACORTES – We could name-drop all day about renowned wildlife photographers who have successfully stalked local birds in search of gallery worthy images. Just visit the websites of Art Wolfe and the late Lee Mann to … Continue reading

Let Your Inner Birder Soar

Published on January 21, 2014

by Lara Dunning Bald eagles, marsh wrens and oystercatchers; these are just a few of the birds one can spot on Fidalgo Island.  Whether you are in Anacortes for the day or staying for the weekend there are plenty of … Continue reading

A Children’s Christmas In Anacortes

Published on November 20, 2013

A Children’s Christmas In Anacortes By Steve Berentson ANACORTES – If it’s a Norman Rockwell type of Christmas experience you desire, you absolutely want to choose Anacortes stores and shops over online or “big box” experiences. Nowhere is this more … Continue reading

Remembering Burl Ives

Published on November 20, 2013

Remembering Burl Ives Wishing You a Holly Jolly Christmas By Jan Hersey If you had met a robust, bearded man strolling down Commercial Avenue in this season of cheer, he may very well have wished you a “Holly Jolly Christmas”—evoking, no … Continue reading

Majestic Inn & Spa – View From The Top

Published on September 26, 2013

Majestic Inn & Spa Dominating the skyline in downtown Anacortes are the eye-catching twin structures of the Majestic Inn & Spa, a grand hotel steeped in history and invested in this community’s future. It has been only a few weeks … Continue reading

World Champion Oyez, Oyez, Oyez

Published on September 19, 2013

Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell earned the coveted first place trophy in the 2013 World International Town Crier Competition, held August 1-5, 2013, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. A familiar sight at Anacortes waterfront events, Riddell is the first United States … Continue reading

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