Summer Music Calendar

  • REFA Benefit & Silent AuctionSat. Aug 24, 2019 5:00 pmThe 13th Annual Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts fundraiser will be held August 24th at the Heart of Anacortes. Doors will open at 5pm with Janie Cribbs & the T. Rust Band taking the stage at 6pm. This year’s gala event is themed “Celebrating 50 Years Since Woodstock” and dress from ...
  • Clinton Fearon & the Boogie Brown Band @ Guemes StoreSat. Aug 24, 2019 6:30 pmIt's time for some positive vibes! Clinton Fearon, composer, singer, songwriter and player of many instruments along with his crew, The Boogie Brown Band, return to Guemes. Opening is one of our favorite visitors, Milo Matthews. Together, this is a night of movin', groovin', and sharing all the g...
  • Fidalgo Swing @ RockfishWed. Aug 28, 2019 6:00 pmJoin us for some great Django inspired tunes performed by local favorites Fidalgo Swing. Guitarist and host Allen Lewis kicks off our very own Djangofest right here at the Rockfish.
  • Joe Blue & the Roofshakers @ seafarers'Fri. Aug 30, 2019 6:00 pmOur 2019 Summer Concert Series wraps up August 30th with Joe Blue and the Roofshakers. New to our stage, Joe Blue and the Roof Shakers plays upbeat, East coast vintage-style Rock and Blues. Joe Blue (harmonica player and lead singer) is a former recording artist for Capitol Records and has perfor...
  • The Atlantics @ Heart of AnacortesSat. Aug 31, 2019 6:00 pmThe Atlantics – are a group of experienced musicians who enjoy what they are doing. With decades of stage experience, they know just what to do to make a good thing happen. This band has been together for 37 years. Try to name another local band that has enjoyed success and worked steadily sinc...
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Opioid overdose death here prompts arrest of Friday Harbor man

Anacortes Police Detectives have arrested a 23-year old Friday Harbor man after an exhaustive Controlled Substance Homicide investigation that began in February following the death of another man.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding over $756,000 to the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community to research coastal climate impacts to traditional foods, cultural sites and tribal community health and well-being.

The combination of sea level rise, wave impacts, and shoreline development will change coastal ecosystems that support Swinomish first foods and place-based relationships, which in turn impacts community health and well-being.

The funds will be used to:

  • Develop a model showing projected coastal erosion due to sea-level rise, storm surge, and wave energy through Year 2100 on the shores of the Swinomish Reservation 
  • Map the vulnerability of Swinomish coastal ecosystem habitats of first foods and culturally significant sites 
  • Support the Swinomish Climate Change Initiative 
  • Create educational and outreach tools for Swinomish community members and Coast Salish communities 
  • Assess research results and develop adaptive strategies

EPA funds research focused on tribal communities through the Science to Achieve Results program. Because many tribes rely on natural resources, it is essential for tribal-focused research to identify possible environmental health risks and the most efficient methods of avoiding or addressing these risks.

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