Teru Lundsten is a writer and personal historian who lives on Fidalgo Island. Check out her website at TeruLundsten.com.

Savvy Gals of A-Town: A fresh face

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Savvy Gals of A-Town, a relatively new women’s business networking group in Anacortes, has a young fresh face, not unlike its co-founder, Kelli Lang.

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Mark├ęta Vorel: Finally home

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Life has been a long, arduous journey for Markéta Vorel, but she finally feels at home in Anacortes. “I’m not sure why,” she says. “I come from a landlocked country.”

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Gere-A-Deli: Becoming a tradition

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When Gere-A-Deli opened almost 30 years ago in downtown Anacortes, “It wasn’t about wanting to open a restaurant,” says owner Laurie Gere. “It was about wanting to live in Anacortes.”

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San Juan Lanes Bar and Grill: Feeling brand new

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Are Daryl and Ethan Wainman bowlers? “We are now!” says Ethan. He and his father purchased San Juan Lanes on upper Commercial Avenue last September, and renamed the restaurant part of the business.

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Neli Espe: Like little suns

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Neli Espe’s office in downtown Anacortes isn’t a typical law office, lined with legal tomes. Computers have eliminated that necessity. But appearances can be deceiving – Neli is very knowledgeable about what she does.

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