The area between the Cap Sante Marina and downtown continues to be intriguing given the longstanding efforts to provide better linkage between the two.
This goes back decades, but more recently there was an energetic public meeting that produced some good ideas about what might be done — and where the best connection corridors might be located and how to enhance them.
Some of those thoughts, and passion, will resurface next week hopefully at a community planning meeting.
This year, we urge people again to think of others who could use a helping hand and ask they resolve to extend the Christmas spirit all through 2013.
That would get the New Year off to a wonderful start.
It is indeed a time to celebrate community and reflect on our many blessings. As Christmas draws near and the more spiritual side of the holiday appropriately becomes more of the focus, we wish you a Merry Christmas as you celebrate all the reasons for the season.
Look for a bill that would create more good-paying jobs in the marine trades in Anacortes and around the region to surface again in Olympia in the upcoming legislative session.
But will lawmakers torpedo it, afraid to give up tax revenue from one source while ignoring how the state could collect much more and prosper in other ways? The bill has failed before.
The idea is to make it easier for some boaters cruising here from out of state to stay longer, get more work done in our shipyards and spend more time — and money — boating in Washington waters.
We’ve congratulated the city many times for its sensible budgeting and spending plans. The culture, from the council and the mayor’s office down to the department heads and their staffs, is all about doing more with less and sticking to priorities.
But how much spending can you expect to cut or put off going forward?
As we ponder a “sustainable” community, here’s a simple action item: Shop locally as much as you can.