Anacortes Vintage Market April 28-29


Sassy Frass Company presents April in Paris Vintage and Gift Show Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, at the Port Transit Event Center located at 100 Commercial Ave. in Anacortes.

Tickets are available now and are limited for Friday’s Sip and Shop from 6 to 9 p.m. for $20.

Saturday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the entrance fee is $7.

All vendors will be fully stocked with home décor, garden goodies, antiques, repurposed, upcycled items ready to find a new home with you.

A canned good drive will also take place both days, and more information about the event can be found online HERE.

OPEN HOUSE: 4713 Schooner Dr., Anacortes – March 18 & 19

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Join Team Groesbeck for an open house of 4713 Schooner Dr. in Anacortes‘ San Juan Passage community on Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Listed for sale at $550,000, this open floor plan 3 bedroom (one on main level), 2 bathroom home features exquisite craftsmanship and Cape Cod architecture and upper-level views of the Guemes Channel and ferries. A main level gas fireplace, gorgeous hardwood floors, an elegant kitchen with newer stainless steel appliances and granite counters allow for a great entertaining space.  A neutral yet tasteful wall color palette, crown molding and high ceiling add to the elegance of this home.

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For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC daily at (360) 941-3734 or at

Maritime Speaker Series March 18 at Anacortes Public Library


Attend the final presentation of the Maritime Speaker Series at the Anacortes Public Library on Saturday, March 18 at 4 p.m.  The topic will be “Gilkey Tugs and the Bahada’s Final Demise.” Hear about the sinking of this vessel from Shawn Murphy.

The Anacortes Public Library located at 1220 10th St.  For more information, please contact the library at (360) 293-1910.

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224 Acres of Forest Land Added to Anacortes Conservation Easement Program


An additional 224 acres of land will soon be added to Anacortes’ conservation easement program, which protects tracts in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands from being developed in the future.

The land consists of 160 acres southeast of Heart Lake that once belonged to Anacortes’ sewer facilities holdings, 40 acres west of Heart Lake Road and 20 acres to the south of Mount Erie recently purchased by the city, among other scattered acres within the forest lands.

While the city owns the forest lands, the conservation easements on 1,680 acres are already held by Skagit Land Trust, which also monitors the property to ensure restrictions are being followed.

For the complete article, click here.

Anacortes Spring Wine Festival April 8


Tickets are available for purchase now for the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival on Saturday, April 8.  The event will be held at the Port Warehouse Event Center located at 100 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes.

Tickets range in price from $25 to $80 and the cost of each ticket includes a tasting glass, unlimited wine tasting, unlimited bites from restaurants, plus chocolate and cheese samples will be available for purchase. Wine will also be available for purchase to take home.

Attendees of the Spring Wine Festival must be at least 21 years old with a valid ID. No children, strollers, or animals are permitted.

For tickets or additional information, click here.


20th Annual Anacortes Spring Boat Show Starts April 6


The 2017 Anacortes Spring Boat Show will take place Thursday, April 6, to Sunday, April 9 at Cap Sante Marina located at 1019 Q Ave. in Anacortes. This event is free to the public.

The Anacortes Boat Show began 20 years ago with five brokerage offices displaying 30 – 40 small to medium size boats. Today, the show has grown into a regional event, where 15 yacht brokerage offices will display over 100 power and sail boats ranging from trailerable sport and fishing boats to large sail and power yachts capable of cruising the world.

At least 75 boats up to 65 feet will be at the show including new and used.

Event hours are Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a VIP party from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday the show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about the boat show and a listing of brokers that will be at the show, visit

Community Profile: Samish Island

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A blissful small town resting inside Padilla Bay, Samish Island has approximately 500 full time residents. Samish Island is well connected to the surrounding regions by offering an array of coffee shops and local boutiques.

Just a short drive from Anacortes and Mount Vernon, and just an hour from and Bellingham, Samish Island is within Anacortes School District, therefore your children will attend excellent schools. An outstanding hospital is also within close proximity.

Samish Island also offers a wide variety of year-round recreational sports such as sailing, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and more.

For additional information about Samish Island, visit

Impeccable & Spacious Skyline Rambler


Located at 5212 Doon Way (MLS #1080965) is a beautiful rambler in Skyline that features an open floor plan with a functional kitchen and a large living room with vaulted ceilings.

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The master suite offers a huge walk-in closet and walk-in shower.

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Need to relax? Try the covered front porch or enclosed back patio!


The extra large garage with additional shop space and additional parking space on the driveway.


Enjoy all Skyline community amenities this summer like parks, tennis courts, clubhouse, cabana and beach front! Move in ready!

To schedule a showing of this home or for any of your real estate needs, contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC today at (360) 941-3734.

Fabulous Custom Main Level Living Home in Spinnaker Cove


Enjoy fabulous sunsets and island views over Skyline Marina from this quality main level living Spinnaker Cove home at 5203 Maritime Court in Anacortes (MLS #1080084).

Boasting a spacious custom kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless high end appliances, including a Viking gas range, you can entertain into the open living room and enjoy its beautiful rock gas fireplace and outdoor views.



The master suite with private deck and luxurious bathroom features Travertine floors, walk-in closet, jetted tub and a separate shower.


The fully finished lower level features a family room and two bedrooms as well as a custom garden in the beautiful back yard.


Contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC in Anacortes today to schedule a showing of this home at (360) 941-3734!

Skagit County Dash & Splash Polar Plunge March 11


The Anacortes Police Department will host the Skagit County Dash & Splash event, formerly known as the Anacortes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, on March 11 at Seafarers Park.

In addition to the Polar Plunge, there will be a 5k Fun Run and money raised from the fun run will be donated to Skagit Animals in Need (SAIN) in memory of Deputy Anne Jackson of the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office, who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 2, 2008.

The Polar Plunge is one of the most popular events included in the Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising campaign.  The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support local Special Olympics athletes by collecting pledges and plunging into frigid waters.

Special Olympics Washington provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in an Olympic setting for all individuals with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate. With the support of events like these, athletes are able to compete without cost to themselves or their families.

To register online or for more information about the event, visit