The April First Friday Gallery Walk is 6-9 p.m. Friday.
ISLANDERS is an occasional feature profiling the diverse people who make our community a special place.
Julie Johnson Lindsey loves to read, particularly historical fiction and biographies. Recently she’s been reading “How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne: In One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer” by Sarah Bakewell.
The book is about 16th century French philosopher Michel Eyquem de Montaigne.
Though some version of one of Johnson Lindsey’s favorite quotes has been attributed to everyone from Benjamin Franklin to Mark Twain, she says it comes from Montaigne:
“All things in moderation, including moderation.”
It’s a philosophy Johnson Lindsey of Anacortes seems to live by, dipping her toes — sometimes actually getting in up to her neck — in activities from acting and directing at the Anacortes Community Theatre to giving to the community through Soroptimist International of Anacortes and the Anacortes Arts Festival.
When Elle Woods’ boyfriend dumps her to pursue someone “serious,” the strong-willed sorority star takes it as a challenge. She takes the leap to attend Harvard Law School, but then finds herself as a fish out-of-water in Anacortes Community Theatre’s production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical.”
Students with the Anacortes Sister Cities Association are painting the town purple, yellow and red with tulips for their annual fundraiser during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
Twelve students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade have been selected to participate in the Sister Cities 2013-2014 Anacortes-Nikaho City student exchange program.
To help with travel expenses they are painting tulips on merchant windows, welcoming customers to spring and the month-long Tulip Festival celebration in April.
The Anacortes Sister Cities Association invites the public to its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.
Sister Cities will host 25 guests from Lomonosov, Russia, April 19 through 28.
Only two people in the group have been to Anacortes before. Several of the guests are members of the folk singing group Novoselye. They will perform at the Croatian Cultural Center during their visit.
Guemes Island residents pose for a photo Saturday afternoon for former resident Justin James, who now lives in Georgia.
James is fighting non-Hodgkins lymphoma and is unable to make a much-wanted visit to the island.
To bring the island to James, friends organized the all-island photo shoot in front of Anderson’s General Store.
Ken Davenport, How It Works web designer, took the photo of more than 150 people.
Anacortes High School film student, Jordan Yeager, filmed the event.
Photo by Chris Terrell, How It Works