Volunteers are needed to provide feedback on student work for the upcoming regional National History Day contest March 9.

The yellowed, fragile pages of Anacortes American newspaper editions from over a century ago are too delicate to simply browse, but public access to the oldest editions is opening up with the launch of a project that has been under way for more than a year.

There are plenty of obstacles that keep kids from pursuing higher education, but Shay Schual-Berke wants to help get rid of as many of those obstacles as possible.



  • Read the latest edition of the Anacortes American in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere.

Young people will channel their emotions and thoughts into poetry for a youth poetry reading Friday.

The trail mix treats in those holiday bags were made with Chex mix, chocolate chips, M&Ms, powdered sugar, butter and a lot of love.

Anacortes’ Mechanical Minks robotics team won first and 11th place awards Dec. 15 at FIRST Washington’s Tech Challenge at Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek.

When cranky and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge loses the Christmas spirit because of his greed and commitment to work, he is visited by several ghosts who help shift his view of the world.

The sounds of the electric violin will fill the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Wednesday, Dec. 12, as Geoffrey Castle again brings his all-star band to town for an annual Celtic Christmas Celebration.

The Chamber of Commerce holiday artwalk will highlight artists and businesses downtown from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Take one part classic detective mystery, add in the Nativity story and an extra helping of Christmas magic, and the result is “Noel Noir.”

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  • Read the latest edition of the Skagit Valley Herald in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere.

“Tacos,” “Pets” and “I’m grateful to have a house” all appear on brightly colored paper leaf cut-outs along the main hallway at Fidalgo Elementary School.

Anacortes High School students Emilie Shjarback, Nicole Jordan and Natalie Blanchard are the Anacortes Rotary Club Outstanding Students of the Month.

While some athletes at Anacortes High School prepare for matches out on the football field or in the gym, some are preparing in front of computer or television screens.

Coming up in December, the Friends of the Anacortes Public Library’s Art Committee will host a three-month exhibit of works created by area artists.

Poets, spoken word performers and guitarists can take the stage this weekend at the first Anacortes Library Poetry Group open mic night at the library.

The First Friday Artwalk for November will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Each November, the Anacortes & Fidalgo Model Railroad Club offers the public a glimpse into the world of model railroads — and the miniature world members have built over decades in a downtown basement.

Hospice of the Northwest is offering a presentation to help people to learn about end-of-life options and navigate all the paperwork.

Crowds came through Anacortes Saturday and Sunday, stepping into small workplaces filled with paint, welding equipment, forges and clay sculptures.

The seventh annual Fidalgo Shoreline Academy, a one-day course focused on local marine-related topics, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct 20, at the Northwest Educational Service District building, 1601 R Ave.

The Salish Sea Deaf School, which has been in Anacortes for the last three years, has relocated to a new larger space in Burlington.

The First Friday Artwalk for October will be from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday.

Friends took advantage of the sun Sept. 24 with an afternoon skate session at Ben Root Skate Park.

Some women associated with Fidalgo DanceWorks will parade around Oct. 7 to help raise money for the performing arts school, and they’ll be doing it in style.