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Anacortes Arts Festival set for Aug.7-9

It’s summer and time for our community’s largest celebration….the Anacortes Arts Festival. On August 5, 6, and 7, Anacortes will play host to approximately 90,000 Festival goers.

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  • The Naughty Blokes @ Heart of Anacortes Sat. Jul 23, 2016 6:00 pm Warren Meier-Lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Johnny Brewer – Lead guitar and vocals, Denny Segel – Bass guitar and vocals, Tim Kraft – keyboards, and Tim Maloy – Drums. The band formed in early 2014 but all members are veterans of the Western Washington and Western Canada music scene, hav...
  • A'Town Big Band @ Seafarers' Wed. Jul 27, 2016 6:00 pm July 27th Wednesday 6-8 pm at Seafarers’ Memorial ParkA'Town Big Band Founded in January of 2013 in Anacortes, Washington, the "A'Town Big Band" is Skagit County's newest big band. Providing energetic melodies and rhythms as versatile as its members, "A'Town Big Band" plays ever...
  • Riverwalk Summer Concert Series Thu. Jul 28, 2016 6:00 pm The City of Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the2016 Riverwalk Summer Concert Series. Mount Vernon Riverwalk Plaza. The two hour concerts will begin at 6:00pm July 7: Chris Eger Band and the Powerhouse Horns July 14: Rivertalk July 21: Rabbit Wilde Jul...
  • Good Co @ Seafarers' Fri. Jul 29, 2016 6:00 pm July 29th Friday 6-8 pm at Seafarers’ Memorial ParkGood Co.Seattle six piece Good Co is the United States' first live Electro Swing Band. That new old sound, Electro Swing combines the era of illicit booze, jitterbugging flappers, and underground speakeasies with the funky beats and the electri...
  • Hot Damn Scandal @ Heart of Anacortes Sat. Jul 30, 2016 6:00 pm Hot Damn Scandal finds its songs under park benches and in forgotten alleyways. The resulting outlaw ballads, dirty jazz, circus freakouts, shanty-rags, string band funk, lonesome heart-breakers, and whiskey bottle love songs blend together in a sweet song syrup somewhere between a ramble and a r...

The credentials of a pharmacist in Anacortes and his pharmacy have been suspended for multiple violations that put patients at risk for serious harm.

The action by the Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission and the state Department of Health means pharmacist John M. Thompson and his Fidalgo Pharmacy Services, Inc., also known as Medicap Pharmacy, cannot practice until the charges are resolved.

Fidalgo Pharmacy Services, Inc. got unsatisfactory inspection ratings and violated multiple rules and regulations, according to charging documents. Thompson is the responsible pharmacy manager and owner.

Pharmacy inspectors allegedly found outdated stock, incomplete logs of compounded drugs, incorrect prescription expiration dates, non-sterile conditions in the compounding area, and substandard refrigeration.

The inspection noted several infection control and sanitation problems. Thompson is also charged with improperly accepting controlled substances from nursing home facilities and with removing expired medications from the pharmacy to hide them from pharmacy inspectors and returning the medications to the pharmacy stock after inspectors left.

Thompson and the pharmacy have 20 days to respond to the allegations.

The Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission regulates pharmacists in Washington. The Commission establishes, monitors, and enforces qualifications for licensing, consistent standards of practice, continuing competency mechanisms and discipline. Rules, policies and procedures promote the delivery of quality health care to state residents.

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