The Big Picture

Farmers Market opens for summer

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Flowers were popular at the Anacortes Farmers Market's summer opening, which coincided with the day before Mother's Day.

High school renovation moves one step ahead

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The School Board Wednesday night approved moving ahead with the design development stage of the high school renovation project, based on the schematic designs. Take a look here at the designs here.

Concept plans for Rice Field up for review

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The school board will meet on Thursday, Sept. 24 to consider proposed concept plans for Rice Field, which will replace Memorial Field, where a new high school building will be built.

Street Bands Delight Small Audience

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Three street bands, all performing as part of Honk Fest West, delighted a small audience Tuesday evening in the Madrona Grove behind the Depot. This group, Environmental Encroachment, is from Chicago.

2015 Polar Plunge and Race

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It was a beautiful Saturday for the Polar Plunge and Race at Seafarers' Memorial Park.

Gingerbread House Contest: Fun for kids


A gingerbread house contest is always great fun, in part watching kids build one, but also looking at the finished product. The Anacortes Schoold Foundation's Celebrate the Season weekend featured a gingerbread house-building contest.

City Fills with Motorcycles & Riders


The 33rd annual Oyster Run rumbled into town Sunday giving locals a chance to walk Commercial Ave. and check out thousands of motorcycles.