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

The Shrimp Shack: Not fast food


You can’t miss the Shrimp Shack on south Fidalgo Island. A red marquee flashes above the boxy white restaurant, bleached even whiter by reflective oyster shells surrounding it. “The landscaping ties in,” says co-owner Laurel Drews. 

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Aliya Zaheer: A sunflower herself


Asked about her fears, Aliya Zaheer says brightly, "I'm afraid of spiders." But the 7th grader at Anacortes Middle School is concerned about larger issues, too.

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Jan Hodgman: Clouds and water


For almost a decade of her life, Anacortes resident Jan Hodgman practiced Buddhism in Japan, mostly as an ordained Buddhist nun. She calls the experience a “stream of exploration.” Now that she is back in the world, the stream flows on.

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Tokyo Restaurant: Something special


Soy sauce is soy sauce, right? Not so, says Su Jin Jo, co-owner of Tokyo Restaurant in downtown Anacortes. She makes her own soy and other sauces from scratch.

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Newly renovated Anchor Art Space opens


After a two-month closure for remodeling, Anchor Art Space in downtown Anacortes will reopen this Friday, March 5, the evening of the art walk, announced co-owner Jean Behnke.

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