The Big Picture

Fortitude by Arnie Garborg


Fortitude by Arnie Garborg. This work is in front of Island Import Garage, at 34th St. and Commercial Ave. (Second in a series)

Ringer 7 by Ulrich Pakker


Ringer 7, by Ulrich Pakker, is the first in a series of new sculptures to be installed along Commercial Ave. by the Anacortes Arts Commission.You'll find it at the corner of 18th St. & Commercial Ave.

Ross Candies launched at Dakota Creek


Erica Pickett captured this shot of the 309-foot Ross Candies, the second IMR, or inspection, maintenance and repair boat to be built by Dakota Creek Industries here in Anacortes for Otto Candies,  a Louisiana-based marine transportation and towing company. The Ross Candies was christened and launched Saturday.

All-Class AHS annual reunion held


The Anacortes Seahawks mascot and cheerleaders join Bill Morgan, of the AHS class of 1949 at Saturday's All-Class Reunion at Anacortes High School. Steve Berentson photo.


Runners dash for art


With City Hall just visible in the backgtround, about 250 runners take off at the start of Saturday's Art Dash on Q Ave. The starter told the runners "Imagine police cars have blocked off the street." Volunteers stopped traffic for the runners.

Ross Candies at DCI


The 309-foot Ross Candies is being built at Dakota Creek Industries for Otto Candies of Des Allemands, LA. It is distinguished by it's heliport, 100-ton deck masts that rise far above the main deck.

Smooth rowing in a Cornish Gig


One of the men’s crews enjoys rowing in the silky smooth waters off Cap Sante. Frank Orr is at the helm. The gig, similar to those used by Cornish pilots to reach the ships sailing in to the ports of England, is one of two owned by the Old Anacortes Rowing Society (OARS).

Roundabout to open tonight


 City leaders toured the nearly-completed roundabout at Commercial Ave. and Hwy. 20 Friday morning, just hours before it gets opened to traffic.


Roundabout nearly done


New asphalt was being laid this morning at the new roundabout under construction at Commercial Ave. and Hwy. 20. Work looks to be on track to open Friday, although not all work will be completed this week.