Al Courier and Anne Schrievogl’s inviting M Avenue home is going to be a must-see on the Anacortes Home and Boat Tour, the Dr. Samuel G. Brooks Guild’s annual benefit for uncompensated care at Children’s Hospital.
Anacortes’ downtown streets can be a dangerous place for pedestrians. I live close to work and often walk to the office, which means keeping an eye out for drivers who don’t stop at crosswalks—or sometimes even for stop signs. So I’m a fan of the new law that makes it a primary offense to talk or text and drive. We all lived without access to phones in our cars for years and, unless it’s an emergency, the call can usually wait. The fewer things drivers do that distract them from driving the better.
Students, former students, educators, parents and friends of long-time Mount Erie Elementary Principal Bob Knorr dropped by the school Sunday afternoon for a party in his honor. Knorr just finished his last school year with the Anacortes School District, after a 37-year career.
Twenty-nine years ago today I was in a hospital bed nursing my 1-day-old son when a TV reporter announced John Lennon was murdered by an insane fan. The joy and hope of the happiest event of my life, the birth of my first child, was forever and irrevocably tinged with the brutal loss of this gentle voice for peace.
Better linkage between the Cap Sante Boat Haven and downtown businesses has been an ongoing topic for port commissioner candidates during the election forums. Here’s an idea from Roger Born, who’s been giving it a lot of thought.
I’m fresh back to our beautiful but small pond after an eye-opening four days in the vast sea of Los Angeles, where I had an unforgettable opportunity to make a big splash — pretty exciting stuff for a news editor at the Anacortes American.