President Richard Nixon stood completely still, holding his hands high in his well-known V for victory sign.
But with the push of a button, the 37th president came to life, telling about his life and presidency.
Though most remembered for the Watergate scandal that lead to his resignation, Nixon had a different idea of what his presidency should be remembered for.
“I think I should be remembered for my foreign policy,” he said, citing his opening of diplomatic relations with China and ending the Vietnam War.
Nixon, played by student Matthew Lowrie, made a special appearance last week as part of a living wax museum put on by the grades 1-4 challenge classes at Island View Elementary School.
Haven’t made time for a polar plunge?
Do it for a cause.
Polar Plunge Skagit County — Freezin’ for a Reason, a fundraiser for Special Olympics, is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Seafarers’ Memorial Park.
Visit www.specialolympicswashington.org/polarplunge to register, join a team or make a donation.
Pictured taking an early dip, from left, are Shelley Longacre, Anacortes Police Chief Bonnie Bowers, Skagit County Sheriff Will Reichardt and Anacortes Officer Janet Wilson at Seafarers’ Memorial Park.
Boys & Girls Club recognizes members, Moore named student of the month, Lindsay earns $1,500 scholarship and more.
A balloon popped during the flyswatter volleyball game and the players couldn’t help but break into laughter.
“They crack up like they’re 5 years old,” says Jackie Cress.
But these players aren’t youngsters. Instead, they are who you would think would be mature adults at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center.
Cress is coordinator at the Burlington Center, which was invited along with the four other county senior centers to volunteer recognition game night on Jan. 25. Volunteers and seniors were asked to participate in a fun-filled evening of prizes, refreshments, bingo and of course flyswatter volleyball.
“All you need to bring is your good nature and a sense of humor,” Anacortes center coordinator Sally Hill said of the latter.
February is the month of romance and the Anacortes branch of the American Association of University Women will feature four Pacific Northwest authors who write romance novels in different genres at its annual Writers’ Forum starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 in the Anacortes Public Library meeting room, 1220 10th St.
The forum will feature the process each author took on her journey to publication.
Several of the writers chose to publish electronically, a topic that should be of interest to many budding authors. Romance novels make up a large percentage of books sold in the United States because they can be fun, informative, adventurous and suspenseful, fantastic and they all have happy endings.
The event is free and open to the public and will include a question-and-answer period. Those attending are encouraged to bring canned food for the local food bank.
The Anacortes Kiwanis Sunrisers Club is offering scholarships for Anacortes High School seniors. Applications are available in the counseling office and must be completed and returned to the counseling office by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12.