Fall Music Calendar

  • Janette West @ RockfishWed. Sep 25, 2019 6:00 pmSeattle-based vocalist Janette West's multi-layered career spans four decades and was nurtured in the fabric of Northwest music history. Her voice and style is a rich composite of dynamic jazz improvisation with the plush warmth of soulful R&B influences. JazzTimes magazine writes, “West is...
  • Sweet Lou's Sour Mash @ The BrownFri. Oct 4, 2019 9:30 pmBack by popular demand, this boot stompin’ bluegrass stringband from Seattle brings a high energy live show with a mix of traditional and original music. Howdy, fans!  We are Sweet Lou’s Sour Mash, a boot stompin’ bluegrass stringband from Seattle. We...
  • Ebb, Slack, & Flood @ The BrownFri. Oct 11, 2019 10:00 pmEbb, Slack and Flood's unique sound is an infectious blend of Funk , Reggae and R&B that's easy to listen to and hard not to dance to.  This band has been playing the Brown Lantern for over five years and always gets the crowd moving.
  • RAQIA @ The BrownSat. Oct 19, 2019 9:30 pmRAQIA is an instrumental trio drawing influences from ambient, folk, world fusion, and jazz, RAQIA seeks to provide sanctuary and make connections with the natural world through music.  Featuring guitarist Tad Piecka (Beware of Safety, Petrychor, Wizzrobe), violinist Gregory Alliso...
  • The Savage Blues Band @ The BrownSat. Oct 26, 2019 8:30 pmThe Savage Blues Band is a father son duo backed by an amazing rhythm section. Rooted in Chicago Blues of early ‘60s and soulful blues interpretations.  
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Police Blotter, September 14 - 19, 2019

City crews came to the rescue of a small dog when its paw got stuck in a sink drain. A local pet owner was bathing her small dog when its paw got stuck in the drain on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The owner called the Animal Control Officer for help but she...

Anacortes has been named a "Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community" by the League of American Bicyclists, according to a news release from the city.

"Anacortes is playing a critical part in creating a truly Bicycle Friendly America," said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. "We know the Anacortes community investment in bicycling will be returned many times over in the health, environmental, and quality of life benefits of a thriving community."

The Bronze BFC award recognizes Anacortes's commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure, and pro-bicycling policies.  There are now 291 BFC's in 48 states across America.

An example of the commitment Anacortes has towards bicycle friendliness is the 3.5 mile section of the Guemes Channel Trail that would link downtown Anacortes with the Washington State Ferry, providing another non-motorized paved portion of our primary trail through town, which is planned to be part of United States Bicycle Route 10.

Private fundraising through the Parks Foundation Board has already raised $80k. The City has applied for and received TAP funding for the planning and development portion, and $700k (2014) from the WA State legislature for the next section of construction. The trail is not only a spectacularly beautiful waterfront trail, but will be pivotal in providing safe cycling infrastructure linking downtown with the west end of the island. It is a City priority and has overwhelming community support (98% positive comments on the fundraising website, hundreds of pledges of support by local residents and visitors.

The BFC program provides a roadmap to building a Bicycle Friendly Community and the application itself has become a rigorous and an educational tool in itself. Since its inception, more then 500 distinct communities have applied, and the five levels of the award - diamond, platinum, gold, silver, and bronze - provide a c1ear incentive for communities to continuously improve.