The 23rd Waterfront Festival is coming the first weekend in June. But the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce is asking for help now to make the weekend a success.
Returning with the Waterfront Festival this year will be the second annual milk carton derby, and the chamber is also looking for clean, empty jugs and cartons.
The Anacortes School District is looking for caring, patient adults for the School Buddies program. The program is designed to provide students with social and academic help. It is offered at Island View, Fidalgo, and Mount Erie elementary schools to students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
The room looked — and sounded — like a sporting match.
And it was. Just with robots playing instead of kids.
Anacortes Middle School eighth-graders cheered on their classmates as they used Lego robots to push colored balls around a pool table-size field. Students had worked on their robots for weeks, programming them to move with a Bluetooth connection, to play the dodgeball-style game.
This is the first year the middle school has offered robotics, which is an elective for eighth-graders.
The class started out learning the basics.
The Anacortes School District is accepting nominations for the 2012-13 Walter A. Brodniak Cultural Education Award.
The award is given each spring to a student, faculty member, administrator, school director, community member or community organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural arts in the district during the current year. The recipient’s name will be engraved on a permanent plaque and displayed at the district office. A $500 honorarium, funded by Brodniak’s family, is also awarded.
The ninth annual March for Meals is just weeks away, and with it comes the opportunity to have some fun while supporting a program that served more than 15,000 meals to about 160 elderly and homebound Anacortes residents last year.
Teams are forming for the Bowling Bash on Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, at San Juan Lanes. The event includes 2 1/2 hours of bowling, food, prizes and music. Four sessions can accommodate 64 teams. A team of four can bowl for $250, and they can raise even more money from friends and supporters.
President Richard Nixon stood completely still, holding his hands high in his well-known V for victory sign.
But with the push of a button, the 37th president came to life, telling about his life and presidency.
Though most remembered for the Watergate scandal that lead to his resignation, Nixon had a different idea of what his presidency should be remembered for.
“I think I should be remembered for my foreign policy,” he said, citing his opening of diplomatic relations with China and ending the Vietnam War.
Nixon, played by student Matthew Lowrie, made a special appearance last week as part of a living wax museum put on by the grades 1-4 challenge classes at Island View Elementary School.