Twelve students and four chaperones who will be traveling to Nikaho City in 2014 with the Anacortes Sister Cities Association invite you to join them on a bus trip to Seattle 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27 for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Seattle Center.
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The Anacortes branch of the American Association of University Women presented AAUW Washington State Scholar awards to three 12th-grade girls recommended by their Anacortes High School teachers for their scholarship and achievements in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Around 1,000 people attended the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Wine Festival Saturday afternoon at the Port of Anacortes’ event center.
A new boardwalk over wetlands at the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve stretches west from the end of the gravel trail in the preserve toward the Washington State Ferries terminal.
The 6-foot-wide wooden modular sections were being installed last week by workers with Strandberg Construction and the city of Anacortes.
The boardwalk continues the 1,600-foot path that starts in the Edwards Way cul-de-sac in the San Juan Passage subdivision. Right across the street to the east is the start of the Guemes Channel Trail, which the city has been working on for a number of years.
This first stage of the boardwalk was expected to be completed last week, said Strandberg’s Ray Carignan. It parallels the beach at Ship Harbor.
It looks like Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center got a special delivery from the Easter Bunny earlier this month when three cottontails were brought to its facility on San Juan Island.
An Anacortes resident found the litter of bunnies April 1 and took them to Fidalgo Animal Medical Center.
From there, a Wolf Hollow volunteer picked them up and arranged for transport to Friday Harbor.
“Sadly, one of the babies did not survive the first night, but special care is being given to keep the remaining two alive and well,” said Wolf Hollow board member Jan Murphy.
Baby cottontail rabbits are the most difficult of all furry wildlife orphans to successfully raise or rehabilitate, Murphy said. The conditions in which they survive and thrive is much narrower than that of domestic rabbits. Like all wild animals cottontail rabbits are prone to fatally overstressing.
“They mature much faster than domestic rabbits and when they go downhill, they do so very fast and rarely give us time to correct the problem that caused it,” she said. “Successfully raising these bunnies will take a major commitment in time and dedication.”
This is the season many cottontail rabbits have babies in their nests that are easily injured by dogs, cats and lawn mowers.