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Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 by Anacortes Magazine

Anacortes…a community working together… to work things out. We are individuals living and working together in a beautiful little town by the sea. It’s the stuff books are written with and movies are made of. From the outside looking in, it would appear that most of us live carefree, easy lives. Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by Anacortes Magazine

Within this town, there lies many hidden secrets and talents. I often find myself wandering through the town’s streets and exploring the unknown corners of our historic neighborhood. If you really look and listen, you’ll find evidence of local creativity … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2015 by Anacortes Magazine

This will make my third visit to Croatia in the last 15 years and one might ask what is the fascination with this place by a fourth generation Los Angeles boy? Continue reading

Posted on Monday, October 5, 2015 by Anacortes Magazine

At Maya Shakti Yoga Studio, Yoga, art and music are fused together in a calming environment designed to create a sense of well-being while supporting positive change in each individual’s personal life. Continue reading

Posted on Friday, September 25, 2015 by Anacortes Magazine

Anacortes artists were well represented in Downtown Mount Vernon’s September First Thursday’s artwalk. Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2015 by Anacortes Magazine

by Teru Lundsten Last fall, at age 61, I began to learn to sing for the first time in my life (not counting my participation in mandatory elementary school choirs). The idea that I should learn to sing niggled at … Continue reading

Posted on Friday, January 23, 2015 by Anacortes Magazine

The Mayor of Anacortes, Laurie Gere, will proclaim Anacortes “Home of the Original Seahawks” on February 2, 2015, ninety years to the week from when the students of Anacortes High School claimed the name for their sports teams. Continue reading

Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014 by Steve Berentson

Marius Hibbard hosts a benefit show of photographs from the Island of Brac in Croatia. A remarkable collection of more than 500 photographs stands as evidence of Anacortes resident Marius Hibbard’s recent trip to the historic Island of Brac in … Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Anacortes Magazine

On a dark and rainy October day, the Anacortes Museum – located in the historic Carnegie Library at 1305 8thStreet – can feel imposing. A long flight of stairs is flanked at the top by after-life-like murals of steel tycoon … Continue reading

Posted on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 by Anacortes Magazine

There’s a new state giant pumpkin champion. Well, almost new. State Champion giant pumpkin grower, Joel Holland of Sumner, broke his current State record today with a pumpkin weighing in at 1,450.5 pounds at the Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival held at Christianson’s Nursery in Mount Vernon. Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Anacortes Magazine

For nearly 75 years a beautiful Great Depression-era mural painted by “Northwest Mystic” artist Kenneth Callahan has been enriching the lives of postal customers in Anacortes, Washington. And for over thirty years this masterpiece depicting crewmen on a salmon purse-seiner has been misidentified with the name “Halibut Fishermen.” What’s interesting about this error is how it hints at the artistic struggles concealed in the layers of paint on Callahan’s canvas, compelling us to wonder if there is more to it… Continue reading

Posted on Friday, May 9, 2014 by Anacortes Magazine

Come listen and dance to the A’Town Big Band playing swing classics at an outdoor Plaza Dance at the Depot during Waterfront Festival. Join us as we renew the tradition of the fishermen’s “pavement dances” which welcomed the salmon seine … Continue reading

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