A-Town Fall 2019

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Fall 2019 Being Connected Issue City of Anacortes Photo Courtesy of Skagit Publishing, Anacortes American

www.cityofanacortes.org 360-293-1900

ANACORTES BRIEFINGS Mayor Laurie Gere.......................................... 2 City Councilmember.................................... 3 Community Task Force.............................. 4 Emergency Preparedness.......................... 5

By Laurie Gere, Mayor

Arts Commission............................................. 6 Madrona Grove.................................................. 8 September Preparedness Month........ 8 Police Dept. Accreditation....................... 9 APD Citizen Academy............................. 10 Travis Anderson............................................. 10 Do We Have Time.........................................11 A Connected Community........................... 12 Let's All Meet on the Street.................. 13 Post Art................................................................... 13 Our Town............................................................. 13 City Councilmembers................................14 Solid Waste Schedule..................................14

PARKS AND RECREATION Handy Numbers............................................. 15 Quarterly Menu.............................................. 15 Recreation Programs......................... 16-21

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS Anacortes Museum..................................... 22 Anacortes Library......................................... 24 Friends of the Forest................................... 26 Transition Fidalgo........................................ 28 Senior Activity Center.............................. 29 Shearwater University............................... 30 Friends of Skagit Beaches.......................31 Class Act................................................................ 32 Anacortes Senior College...................... 33 Soo Bahk Do...................................................... 34 Iyengar Yoga....................................................... 35 Gleaners................................................................. 36 Residential Clean Up Day..................... 36 Western WA University.......................... 37 Farmers Market.............................................. 38 Fireworks Thank You................................ 38 4th of July Thank You............................... 39 Energy Fair...................................Back Cover

Dear Anacortes Citizen, I have been reflecting on our community and what Being Connected means. As we adopt new state of the art technology with city fiber to the premise, we will be able to live, learn, and work locally and connect globally. I am focused on our community, and on being connected to our values: protecting our natural environment, supporting safe and vibrant neighborhoods, enabling lifelong learning, celebrating our arts culture, and promoting a thriving sustainable business community. Soon we will have technology connecting us, but the most important connection is our connection to each other. At City Hall, we value our connections-to the Port of Anacortes, the Chamber of Commerce, the School District, Island Hospital and to our citizens who volunteer and serve on city committees and boards. We all gather with common interests in making Anacortes more vibrant. This act alone is a powerful connection. The city’s infrastructure of roads, sidewalks, trails, waterlines, sewer lines, and stormwater lines connect Anacortes within a framework that sustains us. Culturally, we are connected within our civic groups, our service clubs, our festivals, our arts groups, our book clubs, our sports teams, our galleries, our library, our museum, and our authentic business district. Regular weekly meals with family and

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friends and visiting at our local Farmers Market provide powerful connections. Shopping at our Farmers Market also connects us to our rich agricultural community. We live in Skagit County with some of the most fertile fields on the planet. The act of buying directly from local farmers keep us connected to where our food comes from. This is an important lesson in the world of fast and instant food options. We are connected to the Salish Sea and the bounty of its resources. Anacortes maritime industry builds research vessels that will teach us more than we can imagine in the next 50 years about our oceans. Its resources will sustain future generations. The Salish Sea is also our connection to our neighbor, Canada. Whenever I visit Sidney, BC, our Sister City, we talk about all that we have in common and what connects us. I encourage you all to make a conscious effort to connect. I encourage you to volunteer in our schools, build a rain garden with your neighbors, coordinate a community event, plan a neighborhood party, join a book club or an art club, coach a youth team, donate to a cause, attend a meeting of your City Council or Port commission or School board. Creating and sustaining genuine connections is important for our overall happiness and maintaining a healthy balance in today’s digitally defined world. Warmly Yours,

Mayor Laurie

A View from Councilmember Bruce McDougal Being Connected

I love the theme for this edition of A-Town, “Being Connected.” I’ve spent my entire career as an Internet network engineer, and every day I get to see how important and how powerful it is for individuals, businesses, and communities to have the most robust technology connecting us to one another.

computers that guided Apollo 11 to the moon in 1969*. We are quite literally surrounded by a vast amount of computing power and an evergrowing list of connected devices and applications.

With all that computing power and all those interconnected applications, the Internet itself has To illustrate the importance of become a critical utility much like being connected today, let’s go back electricity. Business, government, 20 years to 1999. Being connected education, healthcare, and public then meant using simple email apps, safety all rely heavily on tools getting some of your news online, available over the internet. We and spending a lot of time waiting for are connected to each other graphics to download. We did some in innumerable ways via the of our work online, long distance Internet. Soon, things like vehicles, calls cost a lot of money, and making streetlights, parking spaces, air-quality a video call was all but unthinkable. monitoring, medical diagnostics, and In 1999 only about half of us were many other aspects of our lives will connected to the Internet, and the be connected or conducted over the vast majority of those were dial-up Internet. connections from a single desktop As we look to the future, Being computer. Connected will only increase in Twenty years later, it’s difficult to put into words how much has changed and how many aspects of our lives involve some form on online or ‘connected’ interaction. In 1999 it cost several hundred thousand dollars to own a video conferencing system, and the video was pretty grainy. Today we can experience high quality Facetime video with friends, family, or work colleagues nearly anywhere on the Earth, from our smartphones. In fact, your smartphone is a handheld computer with millions of times more processing power than the

importance and value. This is why we as a City have chosen to build our own fiber optic network and become our own Internet Service Provider. The growth of traffic and the increasing interconnectedness throughout the global community requires that we control our own digital destiny. In doing so, we can safely know that no matter how fast things change, or how fast the bandwidth requirements become, we will Be Connected. www.zmescience.com/research/ technology/smartphone-power-comparedto-apollo-432/

Bob and Claudia Hogan announced the arrival of a new children's book, The Tortoise from Anacortes. It is a story about following your heart and finding a way to make your dreams come true. Now available at the Watermark Book Co. and Lil' Tugs, both located in downtown Anacortes.


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Back to school time is always a big transition, not only for children but for parents. While children are filled with excitement and first-day jitters, parents are filled with thoughts of “Am I prepared enough?” To help eliminate these thoughts, and help you and your child prepare for the new school year, all you need is a little organization and forethought. Here are 10 back to school tips to kick-start the new year and get you prepared for a fresh start.

1. Get back into your sleep routine. To help eradicate those stressful school mornings, set up a regular bedtime and morning time routine to help prepare your child for school. Begin your usual school sleep routine about a week or so before school starts.

2. Shop for school supplies together. To get your child excited about starting a new grade, shop for supplies together. Allow them to pick out their own backpack, lunchbox, etc. This is a great way to give them a little bit of responsibility too!

3. Reestablish school routines. Have your child practice getting back into the rhythm of their daily school routine. You can do this by having them wake up at the same time every day, and eat around the same time they would at school. About a week or so before school starts, plan a few outside activities where your child will have to leave and come home around the same time they would if they were in school. This will help them be rested and ready for the big day.

4. Set up a homework station. Sit down with your child and together designate a time and place where he can do his homework each day. This can be somewhere quiet like in the den, or even in the kitchen while you are preparing dinner. Make sure to choose a time where you are available in case your child needs your help.

5. Prepare for the unexpected. Working parents know that it can be difficult to find a sitter when your child is sick. Before school even begins, it’s a good idea to have a sitter already lined up in case you get that phone call home from the nurse saying your child is ill.

6. Make an afterschool game plan. Make a plan for where your child will go after school lets out for the day. Depending upon the age of your child, figure out if they will go to a neighbor’s house, an afterschool program, or be allowed to stay home by themselves. This will help eliminate any confusion during the first few weeks.

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7. Turn off the TV and video games. For a lot of children summertime is filled with endless video games and TV programs. Children are usually in shock when they begin school and realize that six hours of their day is going to spent learning and not playing games and watching TV. Ease your child into the learning process by turning off the electronics and encouraging them to read or play quietly.

8. Review school material and information. For most parents, schools send home a packet with a ton of information regarding their child’s new teacher, important dates to remember, emergency forms, and transportation routines. Make sure that you read through this information carefully, and mark down all important dates on your calendar.

9. Get organized. The best way to prepare for back to school time is to be organized. With school comes a massive amount of paperwork which can consume your household. Designate a spot in your house for homework, permission slips, and any other school-related papers. This can help eliminate all of that paper clutter and make your life less stressful.

10. Get your child’s yearly check-up. School and germs go hand in hand, so it’s best to get your child’s yearly check-up before school even starts. Get any required vaccinations and ask your pediatrician the best ways your child can stay healthy throughout the school year. Through preparation and organization, you can ensure that your child will have a smooth transition to the start of the new school year. By doing so, you and your child can enjoy the rest of your summer break. * Reprinted with permission from TeachHub.com, provided by the K-12 Teachers Alliance.

by Dave A. Oliveri Fire Chief The second in a series of articles detailing our community’s risk reduction efforts & developing a plan for success. Items of major concern for a community regarding disaster and emergency preparedness include what needs to be done, who will do it, how can they be contacted, how long will it take, and who is going to pay for it. Most individuals and communities as a whole are generally unaware of what needs to be done regarding disaster preparedness and what can be done. and needs to be done, the next logical question is who can do it? Who is ready, willing, and capable of assuming the tasks at hand in disaster and to that question inevitably leads to how can those people or organizations be contacted and made aware of the critical needs in order that they may respond to help? How long will it take to mobilize resources? How long will mitigation and clean-up take? And Community empowerment is one of these critical questions that will be on everyone’s mind. Community stakeholders can make a positive social change in their community by creating a riskreduction plan that encourages knowledge, partnership, participation, empowerment, and ownership with regards to disaster and emergency preparedness (Shaw, 2012). According to Mr. Shaw (2012), sustainability of community involvement becomes

only through these principles can a risk-reduction plan make a positive, sustainable impact or change. “Community organizing, community-based development, and community-based service provision are distinct community empowerment strategies” (Dreier, 1996, p. 121). empowerment strategies, a highlyregards to participation in a coalition to plan for and discuss emergency preparedness in a community or region. But it all begins with education, of a tragedy was that communities were not fully aware of the danger, and many disregarded the impact while others did not have any idea how to prepare” (Shaw, 2012, p. 186). people about the hazardous conditions and risks that are present in their community, then the members of that community can have a real, true, and accurate understanding of those risks that they are subject to in their community empowerment strategies



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regards to participation in emergency preparedness and Community based disaster risk reduction plans because the people will fully understand the hazards they face, and understand that they must participate in preparing their families and their communities. “By bringing together strategies with its place, a community can forge new approaches that are rooted in the particular needs and desires of its residents” (Grimm, 2011, p. promote the procedures that bring together the strategies regarding riskreduction programs such as education, awareness, appeal, and participation via the KIDA Knowledge Management Model, or Knowledge-Interest-DesireAction model (Shaw, 2012). Promoting can ensure that all cultures within a community are educated, made aware, and encouraged to participate in the CBDRR plan that will positively impact their lives and their community References Dreier, P. (1996, May). Community Empowerment Strategies: The Limits and Potential of Community Organizing. Retrieved from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: http:// www.huduser.org/periodicals/cityscpe/ vol2num2/dreier.pdf Grimm, C. (2011). Community empowerment manual. Retrieved from Partners for Livable Communities: http:// livable.org/storage/documents/reports/ Other/community_empowerment_ manual_2nd_ed_2011_preview.pdf Shaw, R. (2012). Community-based disaster risk reduction (1st ed.). (R. Shaw, Ed.) Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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Anacortes Arts Commission MISSION STATEMENT: The Anacortes Arts Commission supports excellence, vitality, diversity, and accessibility of the arts as essential to the quality of life for all Fidalgo and Guemes Island residents by fostering a community cultural vision through the acquisition, placement and maintenance of public art and by promoting participation, innovation and partnership in all the performing, visual literary arts.

2019 Studio Tour artists announced for Oct. 19, 20 event; Preview night Oct. 4 Fifty artists will be part of the fourth annual 98221 Artist’s Studio Tour scheduled for the weekend of October 19, 20 in Anacortes. Seven new artists will join this year’s tour and several new mediums will be included in the artwork to be exhibited. “It’s time to mark your calendar for what has become a fall favorite for art lovers on Fidalgo Island and throughout our region. The Anacortes Arts Commission is pleased to present this year’s lineup of artists in our annual juried tour,” said Commissioner Lisa Rhoades who chairs the event with Commissioner Terry MacDonald. Two mediums introduced this year are fabric marbling by Marius Hibbard and stone sculpture by John Schmidt. “Both these artists will be demonstrating their art and offering opportunities to involve visitors in their work,” Rhoades added. Other new artists include: Julie Ohman - mixed media; Judy Mars - mirrors and screens created from a variety of materials; Jackie Gilbert - oil and acrylics; Mark Gardner - portraiture, photography; Kate Dougherty - printmaking, painting and encaustics; Stephen Cheng - watercolor and oil paintings. 6 ATOT Fall 2019

Rhoades pointed out that most of the studio tour artists have returned to participate every year, but several artists will return this year after a hiatus. They are: Jeronimo Squires - letter press art and historical printing; Donna Nevitt-Radke - oil and pastels; Jaques Moitoret - historic and fantasy oil portraiture; and Caroline Garland - oil, acrylics and pastels. The Samish Nation will again invite visitors into the Beaver Lodge carving shed to observe artists at work and to hear them explain many of the items and materials they use and make — including the history of how the tribe processes and uses yellow cedar in their work. Other 2019 Studio Tour Artists are: Peggy Woods watercolors; Paul Thorne - blacksmithing/hand forged art; Kristin Stewart - enamel on copper jewelry; Gloria Shelton - fiber art; Carla Seaton - mixed media; Marcel Schwarb - acrylic, oils, pastels; Anne Schreivogl acrylic; Cathy Schoenberg - paintings, cards, calendars;

Cynthia Richardson - acrylics; Dona Reed printmaking, assemblage, gourds; Kat Peterson - Porcelain canvas art; Suzanne Powers - oil paintings; Anne Martin McCool - oil, acrylic and mixed media; Anita Luvera Mayer - textiles and clothing; Terry MacDonald - acrylic and mixed media; Doug LeClair - fine art photography; Michael LaBoon, ceramic art tile; Heidi Klepper - handmade glass beads and jewelry; Darlene Klister - wire and metal art; Tara Gilhuly - acrylics, jewelry, felting; Diana and Pat Dunn - cedar bark baskets; Ruth Dorsey - photography; Al Currier - oil paintings; Jennifer Bowman - acrylic paintings. Once again, a Preview Night for the studio tour will be held on Friday, October 4, at the Depot Arts and Community Center during the First Friday Artwalk, 6 to 9 pm and 10 to 2 pm on Saturday. Artists will be present to talk about their art and make sales at the preview.

Downtown galleries Scott Milo and The Good Stuff Arts will be open during both days of the studio tour and local artists will be demonstrating their art-making at both locations. The map for the free, self-guided studio tour this year has been improved for ease of use and will be available at the downtown galleries and at two group exhibit areas at the Croatian Cultural Center and the Depot Arts and Community Center. Every artist studio will also have a supply of maps. Plan to join this popular fall art event that will take you to neighborhoods all over Fidalgo Island on October 19 and 20. Enjoy the island’s natural beauty while you support local artists and learn more about their creative process from inspiration to finished product.

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SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH The Madrona Grove Sculpture Exhibition is now completely installed.

Earthquakes, wildfires, windstorms, and floods happen here. A few simple steps will help you be prepared. The City of Anacortes invites you to a onehour interactive program that will encourage you to act now.

• What disasters to prepare for in Anacortes • How to develop a three-step plan tailored to your family’s needs • To create a checklist of recommended supplies for your family Sculpture by Artist Teri Malec

There are 13 new pieces in the Grove and around the Depot along with 3 pieces from the City of Anacortes Public Art Collection. It will be on display through December.

• That with preparation, you can survive a natural disaster Take care of your family – get ready, get connected, get prepared!


Sculpture by Artist Joe Treat

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All participants who complete the three-step program will be entered in a drawing to win an Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Radio, Flashlight, and Smartphone Charger!

City Hall Council Chambers, 904 6th Street. No registration required. Questions? Call Sharon at Anacortes Fire Department: (360) 293-1925

Anacortes Police Department Receives Accredited Status

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In May, Chief Small and Captain Floyd accepted the Law Enforcement Accreditation Award at the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) Conference in Spokane. Accreditation involves a thorough review process by WASPC representatives to determine if an agency is utilizing best practices and standards.

The Anacortes Police Department is the only department in Skagit County that is currently accredited. This is the 4th time the Anacortes Police Department has been awarded the accredited designation, a process that began in 2005 under the direction of Chief Mike King. Under the direction of Captain Dave Floyd, APD submitted proof that the agency fulfilled 137 accreditation standards. The evaluation is essentially “pass or fail” with no margin for error. The standards represent best practices to assure that officers are not violating anyone’s rights, that the department complies with mandates established at the state level, and that employees have the safest possible environment in which to work. One example of the protection of individual

rights Captain Floyd spoke of involves the use of force. Every use of force incident at APD is documented and archived. During the accreditation process, WASPC auditors closely review the use of force reports and reconcile them with department policy to determine if the appropriate level of force was used in a given scenario. Captain Floyd added that accredited agencies rarely, if ever, have inappropriate use of force complaints. The accreditation process also looks at employee training records to assure that staff members have the best possible tools and practices to protect them and the people they serve. APD Chaplain Rusty Van Deusen offered this sentiment to staffers in the closing hours of the accreditation process: “This certification process speaks of visionary leadership that will not allow us to slip to the least common denominator. It affirms our commitment to the highest standards of law enforcement practice and of a culture of excellence.” These words capture the essence of the process and third party accountability needed to perform at a higher standard every day. APD intends to go through the rigors of accreditation again in 4 years to continue the

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APD Offers Citizen Academy The Anacortes Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2019 Citizen Police Academy. The Academy is a five week, eleven-session program open to adult members of our community who are interested18 in learning about the N 91 Anacortes Police Department and police work in general. The classes will take place in October and early November 2019 with final dates to be determined. The Academy is taught in lecture format with several chances for “hands on” learning. This includes a session of mock scenes in which the participants have the opportunity to apply what they have learned and to play the role of Police Officer in some staged events. Each class is taught by an officer or instructor who has in-depth knowledge on the subject matter. This also allows attendees to meet a number of the officers within the Anacortes Police Department as well as other experts from local and surrounding agencies. Sessions take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-8:30pm with one Saturday session. Attendees are expected to attend each session. To apply for the 2019 Citizen Academy, go to www.anacorteswa.gov/310/Applyfor-a-Citizen-Police-Academy. Questions? Contact CSO Karl Wolfswinkel karlw@cityofanacortes.org or (360) 293-4684

Welcome to the Community

Travis Anderson

Anderson earned a master’s degree in sport and fitness management from Western. Prior to graduation, Anderson spent two years working as the aquatic coordinator for the City of St. Joseph at Missouri Western pool and St. Joseph Aquatic Park.

Travis is bringing a mid-west flare to Anacortes Parks and Recreation, and is preparing for another exciting slate of activities for the winter of 2019. A native of Derby, Kan., Anderson was hired as the Recreation Coordinator for the City of Anacortes, working in the Parks and Recreation Department. The former Missouri Western State University football player oversees a variety of youth sports and community events. Anderson was on the Griffons football roster for six years, including his initial redshirt year and then a medical redshirt from a knee injury. He was a three-time All-MIAA pick, a team captain for three years and a two-time AllAmerican. After his playing time wrapped up for the Griffons, he participated in Rookie Minicamp with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016 .

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After graduation Anderson worked as the Recreation Coordinator for the Platte City Missouri, where he oversaw all recreation activities for the Parks and Recreation department including soccer, baseball, basketball, pickle ball, and volleyball. Travis’ wife Melissa is entering the Washington State police academy and will join the City of Burlington following graduation. Anderson will be taking over multiple familiar fall programs including Breakfast with Santa, Field House Fun, Messy Me, and Movie in the Park, Pee Wee Soccer, Wonderland Walk and Girls Youth Basketball. As well as bringing in some fresh programs including a Haunted Run/Walk, Kids Yoga, Community Water War, and Yoga in the Park. If you have creative ideas for new recreation programs please email Travis at: TravisA@cityofanacortes. org or you can find him on the 2nd floor of City Hall.


Richard Curtis

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Whether you’re retired, working full time, staying home to care for children, or some other circumstance, you’re BUSY! With all the demands in our lives, it may seem too big of a challenge to consider preparations for the rare earthquake, significant wind or winter storm that could interrupt our electricity, gas service, emergency services, or food supplies for weeks. Even though we are aware of the risks associated with natural disaster, most of us devote little or no time toward taking some very basic steps to reduce the risk to ourselves, family, or neighbors. As Fire Chief Dave Oliveri discussed in a related article, a community’s risk is based on several factors, and individual preparation goes a long way to reduce risk. The truth is, individuals and neighborhoods can significantly improve the community’s resiliency by spending a little time in prepping for a disaster. Working with your neighbors is a great way to encourage each other, and is referred to as “Map Your Neighborhood Program.” Being a social species, we love to get together, enjoy each other’s company and catch up on the latest events. You might consider hosting a neighborhood barbecue, a wine tasting evening, a potluck, or simply a “Get to Know Your Neighbors” social. I encourage you to combine a neighborhood gathering with a conversation about what to do in the event of a disaster and applying the Map Your Neighborhood concepts. The Map Your Neighborhood Program is a simple 9-step program that enlightens neighbors as to what to do before and after a disaster strikes. It is designed to inform you of neighbors who are vulnerable and may need special assistance, where to gather and organize teams, and how neighbors can be part of the solution in helping each other. The program guides you in ‘mapping’ your neighborhood, connecting names to homes and accounting for special skills neighbors possess. It also provides guidance for you on available and useful equipment, and the locations of gas and water service shut-offs. The City Administration and State are strongly committed to improving our community’s resiliency in the case of disasters and routine emergencies. If you would like more information on the Map Your Neighborhood program and personal preparedness, visit the City of Anacortes Fire Department Website: https://www.anacorteswa.gov/205/ Emergency-Disaster-Preparedness. The City stands ready to be your partner in reducing our community risk!

Step 1 - Take care of home and family Obviously, our first response activities will be in our own homes and for our family members. In the case of an earthquake: Drop, Cover, Hold, then ensure family members are accounted for and safe. Step 2 - Protect your head, hands and feet This means at a minimum protecting our: Head - by a hard hat or bicycle helmet; Feet – by wearing sturdy shoes to protect from glass shards; Hands - by wearing leather gloves. These items are recommended to be kept under our bed for easy access if an event occurs in the middle of the night. Step 3 - Shut off the gas service To shut off gas service - turn the valve 1/4 turn (90°) in either direction (it’s a valve, not a screw) so that the valve should cross the pipe. Keep sturdy shoes, a hard hat, and leather gloves under the bed – that way, you will always be ready.

To shut off natural gas: • find the valve located on the pipe coming up from the ground

• turn the valve ¼ turn in either direction so the valve crosses the pipe

Step 4 - Shut off the water to the house Shutting off the water at the house will help reserve water in the water heater for drinking, food preparation, and hygiene. Step 5 - Post OK / Help cards Posting an OK/Help card on the front door or in a front window so that it is easily seen from the street will help facilitate caring for those in need. Step 6 - Place a fire extinguisher on sidewalk after the event Fires can be a significant problem after disaster. Placing fire extinguishers outside on the sidewalk or street edge makes them visible and available for use in the neighborhood by others. Step 7 - Check in at the Neighborhood Gathering Site After you have taken care of your family and home, you will check in at a pre-determined place in the neighborhood to organize teams to check on vulnerable neighbors. Someone’s garage, a carport or a big porch are ideal locations. Step 8 – Take vulnerable neighbors to the “Neighborhood Care Center” Neighbors who need medical care, shelter, or special needs are assisted to pre-designated homes that have extra room. Step 9 – Report back to the Neighborhood Gathering Site When each team has completed its assignment, it will report back to the Neighborhood Gathering Site and give a report of what they have done and determine follow-up actions. Place fire extinguishers so they are easily seen either on the sidewalk or the street edge.

Neighborhood Gathering Site

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Providing ultra-fast and reliable internet service the Anacortes Municipal Fiber Network seeks to be your first choice in internet service provider. A local support team is here to support you in your transition and beyond. In Fall 2019, the Commercial Business District will be the first to connect and then residential and commercial services will expand into two pilot areas. If our experience with these pilot areas reasonably demonstrates the project’s financial, technical and logistical feasibility, the Anacortes City Council will likely fund continued expansion of the network into 2021 and beyond.


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Why should I consider changing internet service provider? Anacortes Municipal Fiber Network customers benefit from the local decision making that comes with a locally operated network. The City has a proven record in managing utilities, networks, and essential services like Water, Wastewater, Fire, and Police. We strive to provide outstanding customer service and our projects have no hidden fees, long-term contracts or unexpected rate hikes after trial windows. City employees are committed to finding solutions for specific internet needs and there is no incentive to oversell products. A consolidated bill for all City utilities makes monthly bills easier to manage. Our rates are fair and easy to understand. In June 2019, City Council approved a rate structure for residential and business class customers. How does the community benefit from the City establishing a municipal fiber network?


M AVENUE Q2 – Q3 2020

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Access to high-speed internet is important to Anacortes residents who seek to stay connected with neighbors around the corner or the world. Increasing high speed, reliable internet options for our business community better positions our businesses to stay competitive, grow, attract and retain talent. Anacortes continues to pursue innovative Smart City strategies to optimize our utilities, traffic, and event parking. The Anacortes Municipal Fiber Network is net neutral and is free from commercial pressure to restrict or redirect users and their internet traffic. If you still need more reasons to support the network, rest assured that the fiber department will deliver the outstanding customer service that you have grown to expect.


MEET STREET Music Music••Bike Bike& &Walk Walk••Food Food••Exhibits Exhibits••Buskerfest Buskerfest••Classic ClassicBike BikeShow Show

5th Sunday, Aug. 2 11am – 3pm

Fidalgo Ukulele Network • Meets every other Thursday at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center, 1:10 p.m. until 2:40 p.m. FUN offers post-jam technique classes thru Sept 5 • “Newkulele”, an 18-week class for beginners, starting November 7th • Contact Linda Zielinski: zuke.uke@gmail.com to sign up for the FUN email list, or to sign up for classes • All jam sessions and classes are free! A donation to the Anacortes Senior Activity Center is encouraged. Visit the FUN website at fidalgoukulelenetwork.com

Anacortes Home & Boat Tour

Join Join family, family, friends friends && neighbors neighbors in in downtown downtown Anacortes Anacortes for for aa day day of of car-free car-free camaraderie, camaraderie, activities, activities, food food && fun. fun.

~ Celebrating 80 years of service ~ All proceeds benefit uncompensated care Sunday, September 15, 2019 • 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets: $25 donation

Sponsored by:


to Anacortes Update! Emmit loves the simple living in Anacortes! Post-Art to Anacortes has a display in the 98221 Gallery at Anacortes City Hall Council Chamber until November! Be sure to see it during First Friday Artwalk or during open hours.

• Tour Charming historic homes as well as a new zero energy Craftsman home. • Step aboard the W.T. Preston & Maritime Center or a stunning private yacht at Cap Sante Boat Haven. • Visit the Tea Room at the Croatian Cultural Center (805 5th Street) for complimentary refreshments, tickets and information. • Advance Tickets: Anacortes Visitors Center (819 Commercial Avenue) www.brownpapertickets. com/event/4090629 • On Tour Day: Croatian Cultural Center (805 5th Street) and each venue For further information: www.drsamuelgbrooksguild.org or call (360) 428-7474

Kids Fun at San Juan Lanes

Learn to Bowl or Join a Youth League Call 360-293-5185 for more information or to reserve a spot.

Emmit J. of Anacortes WA

Post-Art to Anacortes, PO Box 1241, Anacortes, WA 98221

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Solid Waste



2019 Holiday Schedule

Brad Adams

Ward 2 360-391-9771 brada @cityofanacortes.org




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Labor Day

Eric Johnson

Monday, September 2, 2019 Collect Mon and Tues on Tues, Sept 3, 2019

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Monday, November 11, 2019 Collect Mon and Tues on Tues, Nov 12, 2019

Thanksgiving Thursday, November 28, 2019

Bruce McDougall

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Friday, November 29, 2019 Collect Fri and Mon on Mon, Dec 2, 2019

Position 4 360-588-9070 mattm @cityofanacortes.org

Christmas 2019 Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Collect Wed and Thurs on Thurs, Dec 26, 2019

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**If your collection day is Thursday be sure to put your garbage out a day EARLY!**

Matt Miller


Collect Wed and Thurs on WED, Nov 27, 2019

New Year’s Day 2020 Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Collect Wednesday and Thursday on Thursday, January 2, 2020

HANDY NUMBERS Emergencies..............................................Dial 911 City Hall.............................................360-293-1900 Facilities.............................................. 360-299-1961 Finance............................................. 360-299-1946 Fire Department............................... 360-293-1925 Human Resources.............................. 360-299-1941 Library................................................360-293-1910 Legal...................................................360-293-1912 Maintenance & Operations...............360-293-1921 Mayor’s Office................................... 360-299-1950 Municipal Fiber................................360-588-8360 Museum.............................................360-293-1915 Municipal Court.................................360-293-1913 Parks and Recreation........................360-293-1918 Permit Center.....................................360-293-1901 Planning Department....................... 360-293-1907 Police Department...........................360-293-4684 Public Works Operations...................360-293-1921 Wastewater Treatment Plant........... 360-299-0953 Water Treatment Plant.....................360-428-1598

COMMUNITY RESOURCES American Red Cross.......................... 360-293-2911 Anacortes American......................... 360-293-3122 Anacortes School District.................360-293-1200 Anacortes Senior Center..................360-293-7473 Boys & Girls Club..............................360-588-9045 Chamber of Commerce.................... 360-293-7911 Visitor Information Center.............. 360-293-3832 Driver’s Licensing Office................ 360-588-0508 Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center.......... 360-293-0673 Island Hospital.................................. 360-299-1300 Passport Applications........................360-293-1910 Port of Anacortes.............................360-293-3134 SKAT Transit..................................... 360-757-4433

The Menu is published three times per year. There is a Spring / Summer edition published in late April each year, a Fall edition published in late August and a Winter / Spring edition published in early December. Alternately the menu is available on our website at www.anacortes.wa.gov.

Registration Procedures Some classes require a minimum number of participants registered to be held. Such classes are cancelled if the minimums are not met. Therefore, if you sign-up for a class, please plan on participating. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the parks and recreation staff as soon as possible before the first day of the class. The Parks and Recreation Department will begin online registration for most programs on Monday, August 19th. Please be aware that in order to register for classes, payment is required up front. Online registration: www.cityofanacortes.org. Participants can still register over the phone. This can be done by giving a debit/credit card number. Or, if participants would rather register in person, that can be done at the parks and recreation office (City Hall, 6th and Q) where cash, check, and debit/credit cards will be accepted.

Insurance APRD does not have medical insurance coverage for program participants and is not responsible for injuries that may occur as a result of participation in City sponsored recreational activities.

Please Note The City of Anacortes Parks and Recreation Department does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender in the operation, conduct, or administration of community athletic programs or sports facilities.

Accessibility If reasonable accommodation due to a disability is needed, please contact facilities department (360-299-1961) at least 48 hours prior to meeting or event date.

US Post Office................................... 360-299-6689 Vehicle/Vessel Licensing Office...... 360-293-5533 WA State Ferries...............................800-843-3779 Waste Management........................ 800-592-9995 Fall 2019 ATOT  15

Yoga in the Park Experience nature in a different way: on your yoga mat. This outdoor yoga class for all skill levels. Combining balance, strength and stretching for your evening routine. Each class will focus on mindfulness, reducing stress + anxiety, and a healthier body through breath and postures. No experience required. Yoga mat and yoga strap are included with the cost of registration. LOC: CAUSLAND MEMORIAL PARK- 710 N AVE INST: NICOLE ANTHONY MIN/MAX: 8/ 20 FEE: $35 AGES All


DATE 8/26 - 9/16

TIME 6 - 7P


in the Park Come out to Storvik Park August 29th and enjoy a FREE movie under the stars this summer. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets or a picnic basket and enjoys this year’s film Incredibles 2. The movie will begin at Dusk, approximately 8:30pm and 200 free small bags of popcorn will be handed out at the showing.

Location: Storvik Park Instructor: Travis Anderson Fee: Free Ages - All Day - Thurs Date - 8/29 Time - Dusk

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Yoga for Kids Superheroes, rainbows, outer space and more! Together, we’ll play and explore different themes using yoga poses, breathing exercises, visual imagery and relaxation techniques. Each class is custom tailored to meet all skill levels. Designed to enhance focus, confidence, strength, flexibility, and fun! LOC: STUDIO 1010 - 1010 6TH ST INST: MELISSA HAWKINS MIN/MAX: 6/12 FEE: $35 AGES 5-8yr

DAY Thur

DATE 9/5 -10/3

TIME 4:30 - 5:30P

Qigong for Health, Balance and Peace of Mind Foundation Qigong, pronounced “Chee-gong”, is a gentle exercise practice originating in ancient China. Qigong develops our life force energy, called “Qi”, to promote health and longevity. Millions of people worldwide practice various forms of qigong because of its benefits. Qigong is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is related to acupuncture and Tai Chi. This class is a modern form of Qigong that focuses on the direct experience, development and integration of this “Qi” using gentle physical movements and meditative breathing. It brings ancient wisdom to present time in ways consistent with current scientific understanding. Exercises can be done seated or standing, wearing regular, comfortable clothing. This introductory foundational class is appropriate for everyone regardless of previous experience or current health. If you have any specific health conditions or concerns, please contact the instructor and your medical doctor before beginning. This class supports and does not substitute for any current healthcare treatments or self-care routines. Janet Weedman, M.Ed., is a certified Yi Ren® Qigong Instructor and Mentor Teacher with the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine. Contact her for more information jan@edenforever.com. LOC: THE DEPOT (611 R AVE) INST: JANET WEEDMAN MIN/MAX: 5/30 FEE: SINGLE: $60 AGES 18+


DATE 9/4 - 9/25 10/2 - 10/23

TIME 10 - 11:30A 10 - 11:30A

Pee Wee Soccer Learn the FUNdamentals in our popular Pee Wee Soccer program. The Pee Wee Sports program is designed to give kids a basic introduction to the sport of their choice in a safe and fun atmosphere. In this class kids will learn basic aspects of soccer; dribbling, scoring, passing and kicking through fun drills and games. In order to keep out participant numbers manageable, kids will not be allowed to register for both U6 league and the Pee Wee Soccer program. Participants will receive a soccer ball.


Mt. Erie Road & Trail Run Are you up for the challenge? This annual event tests the endurance and stamina of anyone willing to take the challenge. Mt. Erie has one of the best viewpoints for miles. Runners jog up to the summit, with an elevation gain of 1,213 ft. The last 1.5 miles gains 884 ft. Participants have the option of running the paved road route, 3.6 miles, or the trail route, 2.5 miles. All participants are required to check-in and get pre-race instructions between 9:00-9:30 a.m. at Mt. Erie Elementary (41st & “M” Avenue) in Anacortes. Awards and refreshments will be provided at the school after the race (approx. 11:30 a.m.) Runners must either jog or have transportation back to the school. Trophies will be awarded to the first man and woman to cross the finish line from the road and trail runs. Prizes will be awarded to the first place finishers in each of the following men’s and women’s age divisions: 14 & under, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 & older. To register or to view a map of the course route and past years results visit the parks and recreation page on our website at www.cityofanacortes.org or if you need more information please email: dustins@cityofanacortes.org or call 293-1918. Fee: $20 w/shirt, $10 w/out shirt Participants must pre-register in order to guarantee they receive their shirt by event day Pre-registrations due by Friday, September 27. Important pre-race instructions will be given at Mt. Erie Elementary School at 9:45 a.m. A prize raffle for all participants after the run!

Saturday, October 12 10:00 a.m.

(Check-in begins @ 9:00 a.m.)



DATE 9/6 - 9/27

TIME 4 - 4:45P

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Water War Who wants to have a water fight this summer? Raise your hands, and hold your Super Soakers high because we’re going to get soaked! Come out to Storvik Park August 24th and get wet. Code of Conduct: 1) This is a water fight: Do not bring any other weapons apart from water pistols. Water bottles and modest sized containers also work in a pinch. Homemade soakers encouraged.

VOLLEYBALL 18+ Fidalgo Elementary Gym Wednesdays & Fridays (7:00-9:45P)

PICKLE BALL 18+ Mt. Erie Elementary Gym Tuesdays & Thursdays (7:00-9:00pm)

2) Water balloons are messy: if you bring them, YOU ARE EXPECTED TO STAY AFTERWARD TO DO A THOROUGH CLEANUP. Help us keep our community looking great. 3) Dress for the occasion; you are going to get wet! Shorts, swim trunks, flippers, floaty arm bands...? Costumes are encouraged. Bring a baggie if you have a cellphone or wallet to protect. LOC: STORVIK PARK INST: TRAVIS ANDERSON FEE: FREE AGES All


DATE 8/24

TIME 4 - 6P

Haunted Run This is not just another running event. These woods will be loaded with creepy crawlies and who knows if Freddy, Jason or someone else may be on the loose. Distance: 2 mile fun run or walk with an assortment of ghouls and goblins along the way. The terrain will consist of non-technical trails and grass This is a Night Trail Run/Walk so it is required for safety reasons you bring a Head Lamp/Flashlight. All ages are welcome and costumes are encouraged! LOC: WASHINGTON PARK CAMPGROUND INST: TRAVIS ANDERSON FEE: $10 AGES All

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DATE 10/26

TIME 7:30P

Field House Fun Get a “kick” out of this program! This is a great opportunity to get out on the field with your toddler. We will go through basic soccer drills, basketball drills and burn off some energy and most importantly have loads of fun. Parent/Guardian participation is REQUIRED and needed to assist the child through the different activities and drills. All participants will receive a ball. LOC: VOLUNTEER PARK FIELDHOUSE (1915 13TH STREET) INST: TRAVIS ANDERSON MIN/MAX: 7/20 FEE: $25 AGES 18Mo - 3Yrs

DAY Tues

DATE 10/29 - 11/19

TIME 10 - 10:30A

Child & Babysitting Class The Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) program covers child safety and basic care techniques for infants and children. CABS stresses the priority to keep the babysitter and the children you care for safe. Some of the topics covered in the program: before parents leave, play-time, telephone calls/ stranger knocks, hand washing, meal times, bedtime, and providing emergency care (First Aid/ CPR). Sheila Davis is a Certified First Aid/ CPR instructor with the American Safety & Health Institute, more information available at www. bee-safe.com . Bring a sack lunch and a drink with you to class. A mini first aid kit will be given to each student and is included in the class fee. **Please note this is not a certification course for First Aid/CPR.

Messy Me Messy Me is a perfect class for you and your child to get Messy! Come each week to do different art projects that will include, but not limited to stamping, painting, gluing, shaving cream sculpting and many more messy projects. At the end of the class we will have circle time, sings songs and get your kids moving. The best part is that we do all the cleaning up! Space is limited, so sign up early! LOC: SUNRISE ROOM, (ANACORTES SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER) INST: TRAVIS ANDERSON MIN/MAX: 10/20 FEE: $25

AGES: 1 - 3Yrs DAY: Wed DATE: 10/30 - 11/20 TIME: 10:30 - 11:15A



DATE 11/8

TIME 9A - 3P

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Tango Tuesdays

Kids R Best Fest Participants! Anacortes Parks and Recreation would like to “thank” the following organizations/businesses for their continued support of our annual Kids-R-Best Festival. You have made it possible for us to provide this event for the past 30 years! If you’d like to help make our annual event extra special please contact APRD.

AHS Key Club Anacortes Community Energy Anacortes Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Anacortes Fire Department Anacortes Hawkeyes Wrestling Club Anacortes Lions Club Anacortes Public Library Anacortes Police Dept. Anacortes Rotary Anacortes Sanitation Dept. Anacortes Soo Bahk Do Anacortes Stormwater Division Family Life Assembly Fidalgo Animal Medical Center Fidalgo Island Rotary Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center Girl Scouts of Western Washington Island Hospital: Community Education Kiwanis Club, Noon Kiwanis, Sunrisers Linda Earwood North Sound Chiropractic Playhouse Dental Red Cross Skagit Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services Soroptimist International of Anacortes Trinity Anglican Church Whidbey Coffee Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Wren & Della

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Argentine Tango Continued … Come experience the beauty and magical connection found in Argentine Tango! Health Studies place dance at the top for promoting brain health while exercising. This class is for all levels. Singles and couples welcome. Held monthly with a lesson on the 1st Tuesdays and practice on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Tuesdays. LOC: THE DEPOT (611 R AVE) INST: PAMELA GOOD MIN/MAX: 5/30 FEE: $25 AGES 18+

DAY Tues

DATE 9/3 - 9/24 10/1 - 10/22 11/5 - 11/26 12/3 - 12/17 (3 weeks)

TIME 6 - 7P 6 - 7P 6 - 7P 6 - 7P

Breakfast With Santa Come visit jolly old Saint Nick while enjoying a tasty breakfast (pancakes & sausage) with your family and friends. Join us at the Senior Activity Center for this great family tradition of Breakfast with Santa. Not only breakfast, but live entertainment scheduled all morning long. Kids will also get the opportunity to decorate a holiday cookie and a holiday ornament. Tickets must be purchased in advance. There are two scheduled seating’s for Breakfast: (8-9:30am and 9:30-11am). LOC: SENIOR CENTER INST: TRAVIS ANDERSON **LIMITED SPACE, MAKE RESERVATION EARLY! FEE: $6 PER PERSON AGES All


DATE 12/7

TIME 8 - 9:30A 9:30 - 11A

Wonderland Walk at 2019 Girls Youth Basketball League **Registration deadline is Friday, October 4th** Basketball season is just around the corner. We are now taking registrations for our recreational girl’s basketball league. This noncompetitive and instructional league is offered to girls who are in grades 1st - 6th and who want to learn new and improve existing skills. Good sportsmanship and equal participation are emphasized in this program. To maximize fun and skill development, rules will be modified for 1st - 4th grade divisions. BECAUSE OF CONSTRUCTION AT THE HIGH SCHOOL IT WILL BE PUTTING SOME CONSTRAINTS ON GYM SPACE FOR THE 2019 SEASON. Because of this, each team will only practice once per week and games will be held on Saturdays. 1-hour practices will be scheduled between 4:00 and 6:00 pm on weekdays. Some weekday games may be scheduled as well. Teams are formed by the Parks and Recreation staff. Volunteer coaches are needed, especially coaches who can coach during the weekday times of 4-6 pm. Registrations are currently being accepted on the Parks and Recreation page: www.anacorteswa.gov. A team shirt is included with the registration fee. DIVISIONS: “A” 5TH/6TH GRADES “B” 3RD/4TH GRADES “C” 1ST/2ND GRADES DATES: NOV & DEC (Finished by Christmas Break) FEE: $38

2019 Boys Youth Basketball League The APRD boy’s youth basketball league will run similar format to the girls program. However the dates of the program will be different. REGISTRATION FOR BOYS LEAGUE WILL START IN OCTOBER AND THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER WILL BE NOVEMBER 30TH. With practices and games starting after Christmas break.

Washington Park Come enjoy the creative spirit of the holidays at the Wonderland Walk at Washington Park. Part of the campground will be decorated with holiday cheer by local groups, organizations and clubs. There will be live music scheduled for each night, camp fires and hot chocolate. This event is held rain or shine and we even recommend you bring a flashlight or head lamp to help guide you thru the event. If you would like to decorate a campsite for the event, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 2931918 or email travisa@cityofanacortes.org.


Washington Park Camp Ground Fee: Free Ages: All Day: Fri & Sat Date: 12/13 & 12/14 Time: 5 - 8P

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Former Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineer now engineering museum’s oral history database In late January of this year, Julia Henricks walked into the Anacortes Museum ready to work, bringing with her many years of volunteer experience at the Ramona Museum of California History and San Marino Public Library. But it was a surprise for museum staff to learn that Julia also brought with her 36 years’ experience from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. Julia is retired now. Her last position with JPL was Ground Data System Engineer for the Cassini-Huygens Mission, a joint mission with NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The mission was to explore Saturn, its system of rings, moons and magnetosphere. Julia was responsible for managing the delivery of software and updates used by scientists and engineers to guide and command the spacecraft and 12 onboard instruments, both on the ground and onboard the spacecraft. Cassini launched October 15, Julia Henricks is shown in front of the old Carnegie Library card 1997 and took its final dive catalog where some of the oral into Saturn’s atmosphere on history cassettes are stored. September 15, 2017. Julia worked on several other missions while at JPL, including Voyager (interplanetary), Galileo (Jupiter), Magellan (Venus), Ulysses (solar) and several Mars missions (both orbiters and landers). She also worked on multi-mission core software used as a baseline for sequencing, commanding and image processing of camera and instrument data by all of the missions. Julia draws on her background of database management systems to manage the effort to set up, format and input the Anacortes Museum’s oral histories in anticipation of importing them into the museum’s PastPerfect software. She is a pleasure to work with, and has brought a work ethic and 22  ATOT Fall 2019

problem-solving skills that are allowing the museum to make significant headway on this large project. We’re still a few months away from getting the oral histories online, but we know, with Julia’s help, we’ll get there.

Marineers’ Pageant featured in the Columbia Magazine

A few of the nearly 500 Marineers’ Pageant photographs in the Anacortes Museum Collection were featured in the summer edition of Washington State Historical Society’s Columbia Magazine. The Marineers’ Pageant was Anacortes’ giant water-themed festival, invented in the midst of the Great Depression. Beginning in 1937, A-town hosted thousands of tourists who were attracted by parades, water-ski stunts, canoe races and zany contests like The Cat Putter-Outer Derby. The pageant was a hit from the start, but was suspended during WWII. Over a twenty year span, nine pageants were held, in the years 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1947, 1948, 1949 and 1957. While few would deny that Anacortes is a water sports utopia, that alone couldn’t keep the pageant going beyond. One theory about the demise of the Marineers’ Pageant is that it grew to a size that was simply too much cost and effort for Anacortes to handle. Seattle’s Seafair, begun in 1950, was arguably inspired by the Anacortes festival. The Marineer Royalty (see next page) is dressed in pirate apparel for the Marineers’ Pageant in 1939. They ride atop a car decorated with a skull and crossbones. Alice Johnson was queen, and her princesses were Laverne Baer, Peggy Denney, Hazel Ent, Mamie Olsen, and Luella Decker; one of the princesses was not present for the picture. This picture was taken on N Avenue in front of Causland Park. Photo by Ferd Brady.

Causland Park Centennial Years Causland Memorial Park has been a place that connects the community for over a century. It was the first park in Anacortes, established in 1903. “The city park has been generally known as Great Northern Park, and the name was given it in consideration of a special price on land sold to the city for a portion of the park by the Great Northern Railway,” according to F.V. Hogan, mayor at the time. Anacortes citizens donated hundreds of days of work toward clearing and cleaning so that by Independence Day of 1904 “eloquent addresses were given from an elevated stage under the boughs of the maple and evergreen trees of the Great Northern Park.” The following year “a fine band stand and 100 benches, capable of seating 800 persons will be placed in the Great Northern Park and there to remain for the benefit of the public, for band practice and evening concerts,” in a natural amphitheater shaded for comfort. The community gathered to attend ice cream socials of the Martha Washington Circle, salmon barbeques for the Shriners, tennis matches, Chautauqua, religious services and mass labor meetings. Early in 1919, the townspeople envisioned a “memorial in Anacortes in honor of those who gave their lives in the Great War.” The Anacortes American opined: “It would be a splendid thing if possible for the city to make arrangements to change the name to Causland Park in honor of Harry Causland, who for the heroic sacrifice of his life in France was awarded the highest honor the United States government can give a hero,” and a resolution to do so was passed by the city council on July 15, 1919. Harry Leon Causland was born on July 22, 1887. In his thirty years living on Guemes and Fidalgo islands, Harry farmed with his family, was Overseer of the Guemes Grange, attended the Anacortes Business College and operated a store. According to Causland history, “World War I was now in progress. As the draft kept on taking boys, the age was raised. Harry entered the service June 24, 1918.”

Harry Causland died in the line of duty October 24, 1918 in a battlefield at Bantheville Hill, France. He had volunteered to carry ammunition to surrounded comrades and was caught in machine gun fire. “A Friend of Hero Writes Letter to His Mother” headlined the following: “The story of his heroic action meant the sacrifice of his own life and the saving of the lives of his comrades. Never did I see anybody show a more unselfish or courageous spirit than Harry did. He was always ready to help the other fellow.” Within a month of its renaming, the community exceeded fundraising goals for a newly landscaped Causland Memorial Park, and Jean Baptiste LePage began in August on its distinctive stonework mosaic. From 1919 through 1921, the amphitheater, bandstand, and bulkheads were built out of thousands of locally gathered rocks: the red rocks are tuffaceous argillite from the Ginnett rock quarry on Fidalgo Island, the white rocks are mostly quartz, and the brown sandstone is from nearby islands. All were worked into designs in the rock walls, then hand-placed and set in cement. On September 25, 1921 a dedication ceremony celebrated the completion of the park. In 1926 the park was extended westward to fill the entire block. The community has continued to gather for picnics, concerts, weddings, egg hunts, holiday lights and Veterans Day celebrations, as it does to this day. From July 2019 to September of 2021 represents a two-year centennial period for the naming and the dedication of Causland Park. It is an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the preservation and interpretation of this one-of-a-kind place, and to lay the groundwork to sustain all this for the next 100 years. In recent years, restoration work at the park has been funded by donations to the Causland Memorial Park Restoration Project. Other projects include masonry conservation work, interpretive panels and a Causland Park brochure. To get involved, contact the Anacortes Parks & Recreation Department.

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ADULTS WEDNESDAYS AT 7PM Community Meeting Room

LIBRARY HOURS Weekdays 11:00 am–7:00 pm Weekends 11:00 am–4:00 pm

360-293-1910 library.cityofanacortes.org

CLOSURES Labor Day Veteran’s Day Thanksgiving Christmas

Sept 2 Nov 11 Nov 28 & 29 Dec 24 & 25

2nd Skagit Murder Stories Author & Historian Todd Warger 9th Stormwater on Fidalgo Island

Pop-Up Library 9/18 9/21 9/28 9/26

@Senior Center @Farmer’s Market @Farmer’s Market @Anacortes Museum

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Author Joseph Vitovec 27th No Program


Dr. Gene Kiver, Geologist

4th Fantastic Seashell of the Mind

23rd What Ice Sheets Hate

Architecture of Mark Mills Janey

Dr. Robert Bindschadler - NASA

11th TBA

Skagit Reads: The Hate U Give

Library programs pause during the holidays and resume in January.

Community Read for October 2019


Test the fastest internet in town at the Anacortes Library! We’re connected to the city’s new high speed internet: a state-of-the-art learning, communication and recreational platform for all. Explore how to download e-books, listen to a local or international podcast, stream a movie, or check out the print books we all love, faster than ever. –Ruth Barefoot, Library Director

September 16 - 30

Weekdays 11:00-4:00 pm Weekends Closed September 19 Closed

14th TBA 20th Full Circle: A Refugee’s Tale

16th Geologic Hazards: Skagit

LIBRARY CLOSURE We’re getting new carpet! During our closure, Mini Library Services (new books, newspapers, technical assistance) will be available in the lobby.

6th Demystifying Hospice Author & Sociologist Karen Clayton


Diane Hennebert, City Expert





Join us once a month for a free, live jazz concert! For details visit jazzatthelibrary.com

Fridays, 7:00 pm

LIBRARY BOOK CLUB September The Lost City of the Monkey God October Educated: a Memoir November The Underground Railroad

MARITIME PROGRAMS October, November, and December dates TBA.

October, 4, 11, 18, 25

LIBRARIAN COFFEE HOUR Second Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm Sept 10, Oct 9, Nov 13, & Dec 11

50TH ANNIVERSARY Friends of the Library is celebrating 50 years of serving the Library! September 7th 3pm Balloon Art & Cupcakes October 26th 2-4pm Harmonaires, raffle drawing, Book Magic skit by ACT students



Check online for weekly storytimes and sign up for our e-newsletter.


Join us for our annual Genre Night at the library, reimagining our original theme of Science Fiction. Dress up in costume, play games, find hidden items in the library, and win prizes. See legendary artist Rik Allen’s glass sculptures by special arrangement with the artist.

HOLIDAY EVENTS STORYTIMES Join us for special storytimes celebrating the season! October 31 December 5

3:30-5:30 pm 6:00-7:00 pm

Don’t miss this yearly celebration of story and imagination. Mark it on your calendars for the entire family, or contact us to find out how to be a part of the event team as a volunteer.

STORYBOOK PUMPKIN PATCH October 14-31 Decorate a pumpkin as your favorite storybook character to plant in our patch! Showcase in Children’s area.

MONTHLY EVENTS Elementary Book Club First Friday Fiction

FAMILY PLACE LIBRARY Tuesdays 10:15-11:30 am October 8, 15, 22, 29

5:00-8:00 pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Contact Diana Farnsworth at 360-588-8067 or dianaf@cityofanacortes.org to sign up to volunteer at the library. Students can earn community service hours.

4th of July Parade Volunteers

Registration required. Register online for toddlers and their caregivers.



16, 5-8 PM

SVC COLLEGE 101 October 1

6:00-7:00 pm

College info night

TEEN NEWSLETTER SIGNUP Subscribe to our Teen Newsletter for info on: Game Nights, Clubs, Teen Advisory Group, Teen Writing, etc.

Special thanks to:

Make Northwest, Rik Allen, & Anacortes Arts Festival

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360-293-3725 • www.friendsoftheacfl.org • info@friendsoftheacfl.org

Get to know your Community Forestlands! Our community hikes are FREE and no registration is required. Please join us this fall as we continue to explore and learn more about the ACFL together. For more info about our group or these hikes, please contact our office at 360.293.3725 or visit our website at www.friendsoftheacfl.org. Please understand that our hikes are for people only; we ask that you leave your pets at home. Hope to see you in the woods!



The Keystone Beavers Wednesday, September 4th from 9 am- 10 am

The ACFL Inclusive Saturday, September 7th from 9 am- 3:30 pm

This hike is approximately 1.3 miles roundtrip with an elevation gain of 50 feet. The Little Cranberry Lake area is filled with a network of beaver ponds created and maintained by local beaver families. We will explore one trail that reveals their dams and daytime clues to their secret nighttime ways. Meet at the ACFL kiosk on ‘A’ Avenue and 37th.

This hike is approximately 20 miles with at least 2,500 feet of elevation gain. Are you seriously ready to see all three corridors of the forest lands in one day? Join us for a day’s worth of hiking at a faster pace, looping the lakes and taking in the summer time vistas. Bring plenty of water, sturdy workout gear, and a snack for this cardio-adventure. Don’t think you want to go the whole way, but want to get an idea of what an advanced hike is all about? Join us at the beginning of the hike for a shorter 4.5 mile loop which will take us right back to where we started. Meet at the base of Mt. Erie on the Ray Auld Drive parking lot.

INTERMEDIATE Fires and Our Forest Friday, September 6th from 10 am- 12 pm This hike is about 2.1 miles roundtrip with approximately 225 feet of elevation gain. We will trek along the west ridge of the lake above the bat cave and observe the fresh understory growth on the land marked by the 18-acre fire of 2016. Along the way let’s take note of and compare the biota we see in the burned and surrounding areas. Meet at the water tower at the end of 29th Ave.

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CHALLENGING Sugarloaf Sunset Hike Thursday, October 10th from 5:15 pm- 7:15 pm This hike is about 2 miles roundtrip with approximately 500 feet of elevation gain. Join us for a hearty hike to the top of Sugarloaf for a calm October sunset. The challenging hike up is rewarded with a stunning summit view of the San Juan islands and Olympic mountains. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring your head lamps or flashlight for the return trip down after the sun has set for the night. Meet at the Ray Auld Drive parking lot.

INTERMEDIATE Cranberry Halloween Family Hike

Community Hike Levels

Wednesday, October 30th from 5 pm- 6 pm This hike is about 1 mile with 75 feet of elevation gain. Come to the woods for our annual evening dark cave exploration! Costumes with sturdy shoes and flashlights are encouraged on our evening trek. Meet at the Little Cranberry Lake parking lot on the north end of the lake.

Look for these symbols near the hike descriptions on the calendar. They represent the difficulty of the hike, which is based on distance, elevation gain, terrain, pace of the hike, and technical aspects of the trail.

INTERMEDIATE Heart Lake Old Growth Hike Thursday, November 14th from 10 am- 12 pm This hike is about 3 miles with 150 feet of elevation gain. We have the best remaining stand of Puget Sound lowland old growth forest right here in the heart of our community forest. Come along and get to know the big old trees. Meet at the base of Mount Erie on Ray Auld Drive.

EASY Whistle Lake View Gentle Walk Wednesday, December 4th from 9 am- 10 am This easy hike is about 1 mile roundtrip with 50 feet of elevation gain. We will walk to the lake on the wide gravel road and enjoy the view of the lake at the heart of the ACFL. Meet at the Whistle Lake parking lot at the end of Whistle Lake Road. Be sure to check out our website for up to date calendar information at any time. FriendsoftheACFL.org


These hikes are gentle and suitable for all hikers. Generally 1-2 miles roundtrip with minimal elevation gain and very few obstacles along the trail.


These hikes are suitable for those in fair hiking condition or novices who want a bit of a challenge. Generally 2-4 miles roundtrip with moderate elevation gain. May include some steep sections and some obstacles along the trail that require balance or maneuvering.


These hikes are challenging for unconditioned hikers. Generally 4-7 miles roundtrip with moderate to significant elevation gain. Steady and often steep inclines. May include difficult terrain or obstacles throughout.


These strenuous hikes are suitable for well conditioned hikers only. Generally 7+ miles roundtrip with significant to extreme elevation gain. Likely include a fast pace, steep inclines, trail obstacles, or all of the above.

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through the coming years and decades in the ACFL. You can help help us document our changing environment.

Hot-Topic Presentations: Our Monthly

Worried about the future? So are we. For well over a decade, TF&F has told it like it is and worked hard for how it could be. We’ve installed community solar arrays, created the Anacortes Community Gardens, skill-share workshops, Fix-it Days, the gleaning project, Fidalgo Forest Stewards, and so much more. Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, strengthening community connections, growing local resilience…it’s all part of what we're doing to secure a future our children will thank us for. Join us!

Fidalgo Forest Stewards Forest Monitoring:

Transition Fidalgo & Friends started a citizen science project to monitor changes in our ACFL. Volunteers are conducting forest plot studies, photographing changes in the Little Cranberry burn area, documenting cedar tree health, and will soon be measuring rainfall, soil moisture and “phenology”

Gatherings offer free presentations on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Anacortes Senior Center. In these talks, we invite scientists and forward thinkers to help us explore the local and global changes taking place, and to inspire our creativity and resilience to meet the challenges ahead. Past topics have included forest health, melting ice caps, ocean acidification, building green housing, and marine debris.

“The Pathfinder”: A provocative and challenging

monthly newsletter that provides hard-hitting facts and encouraging stories from around the world as we walk together through these turbulent times. Sign up!

Fix-It Days: Held the

last Saturday June through September, Fix-It Days are a public service to our community. Friends and neighbors bring their broken appliances, lamps, electronics, and other items that need to be repaired. In return we simply ask for a donation to support our many community projects. Find us at the Farmer’s Market.

Fidalgo Island & Guemes Gleaners (FIGG):

Under the direction of Transition Fidalgo & Friends, collects surplus food from around our islands to give to those who need it.

Anacortes Community Gardens: Another TF&F

initiative that helps our community grow foods shared with neighbors through our local food banks. Jane Wagner records measurements as Jan Hersey measures the diameter of a big-leaf maple in the ACFL. Jon Ranney waits to measure the tree’s crown.

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Visit www.TransitionFidalgo.org for more details and to find out how you can help. Come be a part of this!

1701 22nd Street, Anacortes, Washington 98221  (360) 293-7473  www.anacorteswa.gov



There’s More!

Watercolor & Acrylics Classes Weaving Mosaic Art & Stained Glass Drawing Classes Art Appreciation Woodcarving Basket Weaving Creative Circle (multiple crafts) Cultured Purls (knitting) Fiction Writing

Computer Clinic Wi-Fi Closed Circuit TV (Visual impairment aid)

Newsletter at seniorcenter.cityofanacortes.org Haircuts and Foot/Hand Care Services Community Resources for Seniors Special Holiday Celebrations Intergenerational Activities Book Discussion Group Library /Book Sales Bake Sales And much more!

Exercise Flyswatter Volleyball Silver Foxes Exercise Strength and Balance T’ai Chi Chih Gentle Yoga Seated Wellness Line Dancing

Health & Wellness Wellness Day Presentations Blood Pressure Checks Dental Hygiene Clinic Chair Massage / Reiki Therapy Cooking Classes

Hearing Loop for T-Coil Devices State of the Art AV System

Music Ukulele Classes Weekly Ukulele Jams Singing with Soul SongShine Special Events Concerts & Performances

Cards & Games Pinochle Double Deck Canasta Bridge Partner Bridge Cribbage Scrabble Mexican Train Dominos

Hot Meals Hot lunches are served Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m. No reservation necessary (except holiday luncheons) Suggested donation for 60 and over is $5. Non-seniors are $7. Meals on Wheels: To sign up for hot meals for homebound seniors, call (360) 416-1500.

Volunteer Opportunities Join the more than 150 volunteers presently working at the Center. For more information, contact the Center Administrator at (360) 293-7473.

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Friends of Skagit Beaches

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at Anacortes Community Theatre


To register go to www.acttheatre.com/class-act or call 360-293-6829


Ages: 3 – 5 years Cost: $75 Dates: Fridays Sept, 13th – Oct. 18th Time: 11 am - Noon We could take a rocket into space, take photos of wild animals in the jungle, or search for treasure in the desert! There are so many adventures to jump into, and a preschooler’s imagination is endless. In this class designed just for 3 - 5 year olds, your young actor will create characters, imagine a story and act out a new adventure every day. Along the way, through a variety of creative and dramatic games, students will learn theatre etiquette, develop their imagination, improve their self- confidence, and provide social interaction within an organized class setting.

ROBOT RESCUE! Ages: Kindergarten – 2nd grade Cost: $100 Dates: Fridays Sept. 13th – Oct. 18th Time: 4 – 5:15 pm Performance: Last 30 minutes of class on 10/18. Step into the future where robots are on the rescue team! The Robot Rescue Team has been hard at work rescuing humans and aliens alike. At their weekly debrief the Team Leader will share the stories of their daring rescues and the audience will get to see each moment acted out! In this class, each student will create a unique personality for a robot character to help tell this story. This play will be performed on the last day of class. Each day of class, students will also have the chance to play fun theatre games and work on their acting skills.

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Ages: 3rd – 5th grade Cost: $100 Dates: Mondays Nov. 4th – Dec. 16th Time: 4 – 5:30 pm Performance: Dec. 16th at 5:00 pm Every actor should have a wide variety of tools to use in any show or audition. In this workshop, young actors will learn a variety of accents, basic stage combat, and the fun and challenging art of improvisation. Each jam packed class will help them improve their acting abilities by adding these fun and useful skills to their tool kit. This class will culminate in an evening “showcase” performance.

Ages: 9th – 12th grade Cost: $100 Dates: Wednesdays Oct, 2nd – Nov. 6th Time: 3:15 – 4:45 pm Performance: Saturday Nov. 2nd 10 am – 12 pm Whether you are new to theatre or have been performing for many years all actors can use help with their audition skills. In this workshop, high school students will develop a comedic and dramatic monologue, improve their cold reading skills, learn the differences between an audition for film and stage and have a head shot taken. The class will culminate in a sample audition for a number of local directors, who will provide feedback for each student that will be discussed on the last day of class.

TRASHIN’ THE CAMP: A MUSICAL PRODUCTION Ages: 6th – 8th grade Cost: $175 Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept 24th – Oct 31st Time: 3:15 – 5:30 pm Performances: Nov. 1st and 2nd at 7 pm Every actor has a song that showcases their unique voice and personality, and this class will help them find it! The class begins by finding a song that best suits each student. Then, the musical production Trashin’ The Camp will be created around the selected songs. Trashin’ The Camp centers on a group of students whose bus breaks down, stranding them in the woods overnight. The focus of the class will be on character and performance as well as singing. All students will be featured in this original production that is performed for the public.

Anacortes Senior College Fall term: October 15 to November 21, 2019 New Class Times: 4 to 6 p.m. Classes meet at Anacortes Middle School, 2200 M Avenue To register online or for course information, go to www.seniorcollege.org For further information, email info@seniorcollege.org or call 360-503-1255 Before registering, check class availability at www.seniorcollege.org

FALL CLASS SCHEDULE October 15 to November 21

Classes meet 4 to 6 p.m. Classes are six weeks in length unless otherwise noted.A 6-week class is $30; a 3-week class is $20


Industries of Anacortes: Tom Kuhn assembles six of the leading industries based in our local economy: Dick Nelson and Holly Anthonysz from Dakota Creek; Steven Lynn from Janicki Industries; Jason Nye PhD, LAVLE; Kevin Morse, Cairnspring Mills; Alex Thieman from Lopez Island Creamery; and Dr. Thomas Keegan from Skagit Valley College. (Six weeks class) Anacortes Community Theatre, Behind the Curtain: Theatre manager, Billy Hendrix, and the ACT team walk you through the many steps (beginning with how a play is chosen) detailing the months and surprising aspects of the work (and play!) that happens before the curtain rises. Learn about the actors, scenery, costumes, etc. (Six weeks) Memoir Writing: Find meaning in your unique life through writing your story and sharing it with others. Teru Lundsten guides you through the process by teaching memory prompts and writing tools. Teru’s individual approach inspires confidence. (Class limited to 10. Six weeks) Dragonflies: Their Fascinating Lives: Scientist-author Jim Walker explores their amazing heritage & culture. They are viewed as dangerous, or as a sign of good luck and longevity. Dragonflies have 6 legs, but don’t walk; acute vision, but can’t hear; older than dinosaurs yet still here. See slow-motion videos and meet Anacortes’ own Happy-Face dragonfly. (3 weeks: 10/15, 22, 29) Anacortes Croatian Family Histories: Bret Lunsford, Anacortes Museum Director, traces the Croatian immigration in the 1880’s and discusses the fishing and other industries which were their livelihood. You’ll visit historic Anacortes to learn about their small-town lives. Classes will be held at the Croatian Cultural Center, 801 5th St. (3 weeks: 10/15, 22, 29) Napoleon Bonaparte & His Era: Award winning author Bill Dietrich examines three phases of the French conqueror’s life: “Napoleon at War,” which analyzes his military and political rise and fall, and the consequences; “Napoleon in Love”, which traces his colorful personal life; and “Napoleon on Trial.” Students will have the option of participating in a debate: Was Napoleon a hero or a villain, a positive force or a plague. (3 weeks: 11/5, 12, 19) First Aid for Cats & Dogs: If you love your pet, you will love this class! Bill Testerman, DVM, examines common injuries of cats and dogs and how to treat them. He discusses CPR, and students will have a chance to practice it. Keep your favorite friend healthy. (3 weeks: 11/5, 12, 19)


Our Amazing Constitution: Dr. Michael Newbrough examines the unique governmental system created by the U.S. Constitution in 1787. Explore separation of powers, federalism, individual rights, and representative democracy – all experiments at that time. (Six weeks) Ham Radio Principles & Operations: Learn about the functions of Ham radio operators, see demonstrations of Ham radios, and study FCC regulations. Eight Ham instructors discuss serving the community in emergency & disaster situations. Free reading material provided. (Six weeks) Three Good Movies - Truth to Power: Join filmmaker Mark Lundsten and view three international films: Woman at War (Iceland 2018, subtitles), The Lives of Others (Germany, 2006, subtitles), and All the President’s Men (U.S. 1976). Movies will be screened on weeks 1, 3, and 5, and the class will end later than usual. Weeks 2, 4, and 6 are reserved for review & discussion. (Six weeks) Android Smartphones & Tablets: If you are new to smartphones or thinking of taking the plunge, this class is for you. Norm Samuelson explains the operating system & how it varies among devices. Learn how to backup information on your phone. (3 weeks: 10/17, 24, 31)

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A Martial Art for Life! Ages 4 and Up.


Schedule change effective August 1, 2019

Soo Bahk Doo Classes Mon through Sat

Crouching Tigers classes (4 - 6 years)

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs

4:00 - 4:30 pm

Children (7+) / Families / Adults Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs Saturday

4:45 - 5:55 pm 10:00 - 11:00 am

Adults & Teens (younger children with Pre-approval) Mon - Fri Mon - Fri

Looking for a special Birthday party venue? Contact us for a Board Breaking Event.

5:45 - 6:45 am 7:00 - 8:00 am

Midnight Blue & Red Belts Tues

6:00 - 8:00 pm


9:00 - 10:00 am

$71 monthly for 2+ classes per week; $55 monthly for Crouching Tigers Free monthly tuition members covered by Silver&FitÂŽ, Active&FitÂŽ Family & Military discounts available. Private lessons - $50

Wu Style Tai Chi Mon & Wed

10:00 - 11:00 am

Most Thursdays

6:00 - 7:00 pm

$10/class - FREE for Silver&FitÂŽ, Active&FitÂŽ and Monthly Soo Bahk DoÂŽ Students

Check your medicare or Group Insurance to see if it includes Silver&FitÂŽ or Active&FitÂŽ benefits! Members enrolled in either of these programs have their tuition covered by these plans for Soo Bahk Do monthly tuition and Tai Chi classes. Iyengar Yoga Classes also at this location. For more information , see the IYENGAR YOGA page in this publication or contact instructor Laifong Ng at ngyoga82@gmail.com or 360-202-2323.

Colette and Andy Arvidson, Ž Ž  � � ��  360-299-2905 anacorteskarate@gmail.com • www.anacorteskarate.com

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Anacortesyoga.com At Anacortes Soo Bahk Do 2117 O Avenue

“Find the BEST version of yourself with Iyengar YOGA”

Class Fees

$ 150 for 10 Weeks Drop Ins Welcome anytime $18 Want more classes? “Add On” a class for only $13 Private lessons $75 by appointment

Class Times

Contact info:

Tuesday 9am-10:30am Beginners Wednesday 6:30pm-8pm Mixed Level Thursday 9am-10:30am Mixed Level

360-202-2323 anacortesyoga.com ngyoga82@gmail.com Facebook: NgYoga@Anacortesyoga

2019 Schedule! Register NOW!! Space is limited per class. Summer Session

3 Weeks

August 13 - August 29

Fall Session

10 weeks

September 17 - November 21


Try out a 10 week yoga session and transform your life. Learn to live in the present moment with mindfulness. Increase flexibility of the body and mind. Yoga is about cultivating mind

and body awareness. We need to take care of the (body) vehicle, feed it proper nutrients and exercise. Yoga helps us to live life as a “Thank You.” Gratitude is the healthiest human emotion.


There are many styles of yoga, all with their own merit. However, from my experience Iyengar Yoga (IY) provides us with an honest & clear methodology, always building each pose from the foundation up to create stability & balance within our body & mind. It is one of the world’s

most influential & widely practiced methods. IY emphasizes proper alignment of the body and it encourages the use of props (blocks, straps, blankets & chairs) to help students safely attain the maximum benefit. It is an excellent practice for students of any age or ability.

Check out the website for more details on Free Yoga Week at anacortesyoga.com

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Fruit trees are just about ready for harvesting. Most trees will supply much more fruit than one family can use. This is one of the reasons we started the FIGG program. Last year we gave fruit that was gleaned from individual’s homes to the food banks, churches, senior center, family shelters, schools, the gleaners and we picked fruit for the owners of the trees. Only the ripe fruit is picked; so a tree can be gleaned multiple times. Each glean usually takes about one hour and we will return in one to two weeks to glean a tree again if it is still producing. Many of the trees can be gleaned 3-5 times before all the fruit is picked and shared. While we are gleaning we also pick up any fruit that is on the ground. We have a couple of farmers who appreciate receiving fruit

that is not perfect and maybe a little over ripe for their animals. Gleaning is a family affair so come and join us. Enjoy spending time together picking fruit, sharing recipes, and eating fresh fruit for just a little time. If you would like help picking fruit from your tree or would like to be part of the gleaning team, please send an email to fidalgoislandgleaners@ gmail.com and we will get back to you right away.

City of Anacortes Residential Clean Up Day Saturday, September 14th, 2019 • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Get your household cleaning done and bring your residential garbage and yard waste to our Operations Facility – no charge! • Who: Customers who live within city limits. Verification of residence will be required. Please be ready to show two (2) forms of ID, example: a driver’s license and current copy of a utility bill. • Where: City of Anacortes Operations Facility, D Avenue and 37th Street • Dates: Saturday, September 14th, 2019 • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. **Note that we do close our gate at 12:00 p.m. and the line of traffic can sometimes be very long. Please arrive early to ensure you get through the gate before closing.** • What: accepted items are household garbage, furniture, and yard waste.

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More information call 360-293-1921

• Sorry – No TV sets, propane tanks, tires, large vehicle parts, hazardous waste, construction and demolition waste which includes large lumber, roofing or concrete can be accepted. **Appliances such as refrigerators and freezers will be accepted for a fee of $43.78. All others such as washers, dryers, hot water tanks will be accepted for a fee of $15.64 and billed to your city account.** Loads are restricted to one “pick-up load” per customer and may be regulated at the discretion of city staff. Please load your vehicles so that you can unload yard waste first, and garbage second. Also please be aware if towing a trailer, that city employees are not allowed to back your vehicle up to the unload area. You must be able to back your trailer. Thank you!.

– Shannon Point Marine Center –

Check out our upcoming Youth Programs Visit wwu.edu/youth Grades 1-8 welcome

Shannon Point Marine Center Open House Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1900 Shannon Point Road, Anacortes All ages welcome! Join us for marine science information booths and activities led by Shannon Point Marine Center faculty, staff and students. Keynote: Dr. Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, PhD, Professor in Western Washington University’s Department of Geology The Volcano Beneath: Insights into the Structure and Eruptive Behavior of Hawaiian Volcanoes, from Seafloor Seismology Studies 1 – 2 p.m. 1900 Shannon Point Road

(360) 293-2188

Anacortes, WA 98221


Active Minds Changing Lives • AA/EO

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Anacortes Parks Foundation Every Saturday Every Saturday 9am-2pm 9am-2pm Through October 26

Through October 26 September 21 (During the Market) September 21

10am-1pm (During the Market) Pie Contest, Kids’ Activities, 10am-1pm Buy Pie & More

Pie Contest, Kids’ please Activities, To enter pie contest, visit Buy Pie & More our website for details! To enter pie contest, please visit our website for details! November 23 & 24

(At The Port 100 Commercial Ave.)

November 23 & 24 (At The Port 100 Commercial Ave.) • 7th Street & “R” Avenue •

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and the City of Anacortes would like to thank all the thoughtful Individuals and Businesses for their generous donations and their continued support toward the John Curtis Memorial Fireworks Display.



Mary Snyder, Sidney Mayor – Cliff McNeil-Smith, Anacortes Mayor Laurie Gere, Kenny Podmore – Sidney Town Crier, Richard Riddell – Anacortes Town Crier, Boy Scout Troop 4081, Lisa Grace Music, Singer Maya Marshall, Hannah Harris, Nick Hibma, Jim Rains

Nancy Rytand-Carey – Julie Johnson Lindsey, Dan Worra

TOWN PHOTO Breanna Alzola - Anacortes American The City of Anacortes Fire and Chuck Arneson of the Parks Departments.

FIREWORKS Steve Doebler, Andy Culbertson - Barge, Dennis Nordan – Western Display, Sargent Brian Morgan – Sheriff Department, Jack Kennedy – Fire Marshall, Jim Rains, Ian Doebler, Rob Fitch, Gary Robinson, Fred Buckenmeyer

PARADE Sylvia Cooper - United States Navy – CDR Joshua Hanes, Odi Flores, Adam Veal, Kent Bolton, Tom Shardlow, Robert Cummings, Wayne Bartlett, Archie MacLean, Chuck Davis, Shirley Smith, Don Baumgartner, Karl Essig, Pat Essig, Rick Reeves, Meg Kershaw, Bob LaRue, Remy Hindman, Jim Prossor, Commissioner Petrich, Dan Worra, Stephanie Hamilton, Frontier Ford – Andre, Grand Marshall Bernice Linvog

Photo Courtesy of Skagit Publishing, Anacortes American

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ECRWSS Resident

Saturday, September 14th 9:00 - 2:00 pm At The Depot Art Center 611 R Avenue more info call: 360.299.1964

TechniArt Will be selling a Home Kit with (14) LEDs, (1) 1.5 gpm Shower head and (3) Aerators for $10.00 A ($75.00 Value)

Skagit Cycle Will have E-bikes to try out.

Don’t forget to visit the

Energy Vendors Anacortes City Fiber Electric Car Show Puget Sound Energy Cascade Natural Gas Western Solar City Storm Water Zero Energy Homes Handy’s Heating Whidbey Sun & Wind