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Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017 by Sherry Chavers

Come enjoy a celebration by Elsa and Company, a Charitable Giving Shop in downtown Anacortes. Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 by Anacortes Magazine

The history of residential architecture in Anacortes is the topic of “At Home in Anacortes,” a new exhibit that opens with a reception 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Anacortes Museum. 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, 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 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

Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2013 by Anacortes Magazine

John Christianson, owner of Christianson’s Nursery made good use of his apple harvest this year, holding his annual cider press demonstration at the nursery this afternoon. Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2012 by Anacortes Magazine

Though its big celebration is in August, the Anacortes Arts Festival is a perfect example of how a community coming together can have a real impact year-round. Here is an example of how the Festival has “Given Back” in 2012 … Continue reading

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