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

The Hat Lady


“I am a colorful character of Anacortes,” declares Mae-Louise Dopps, and many would agree. Her numerous colorful and flamboyant hats support the claim.

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Bob Hyde awarded Distinguished Toastmaster

2013-0830-bob-hydeRobert Hyde, a member of the Anacortes Dockers Toastmasters club, has achieved the highest award possible in Toastmasters International, the Distinguished Toastmaster award (DTM).

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Andy Hines: Overcoming the Stigma

Dr. Wirt Anderson Hines, a dermatologist who lives in Anacortes, almost lost everything that matters to him. What was the menace that threatened him? Mental illness.

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Guest — Cindy Chesteen
It took a lot of courage for Dr. Hines to share his story of struggling with the stigma of mental illness. I am proud of him for h... Read More
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Guest — George Chesteen
Coming forward with his story is a testament to Dr. Hine's bravery. I have seen how undiagnosed bipolar disorder can upend someone... Read More
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Guest — Dr. Stokey
Dr. Hines is to be commended for his hard work in helping to bring to light an understanding of bipolar disorder. Let us be thank... Read More
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Sylvia Cooper: Growing her own


Sylvia Cooper’s green thumb tends three gardens: her own, the Anacortes Community Garden near her home (which she also manages), and one at the Anacortes Wastewater Treatment Plant, where she works.


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Dawn Asuncion: A positive force


“I want to promote health and alleviate pain,” says Dawn Asuncion, owner of Restore Balance Massage Therapy in Anacortes. “I like educating people one-on-one, and helping them.

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