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Anacortes High School will present the “Shattered Dreams” program to its entire student body on Thursday and Friday. It is an educational experience reminding students, parents and the community of the dangers associated with underage drinking, drinking and driving, and distracted driving.
The Anacortes Family Center is hosting its third annual Shred-A-Thon 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the west side of the Safeway parking lot. Entrance to the shredding truck is off 11th Street.
A-1 Shredding will shred your confidential papers and documents on site. The Family Center is asking for a small donation per box to be shredded.
Peoples Bank of Anacortes is the sole sponsor of the event.
Students were baking cookies, moving dirt and planting vegetables last week in preparation for a ribbon-cutting celebration Saturday for Anacortes Middle School’s new garden.
Students, staff and volunteers have been at work since the summer to bring together the garden. A group visited the Lopez Island school garden, which has served as a model.
And there’s more to come.
“There’s still a lot to be done,” said Anne Chase-Stapleton, AMS garden-to-kitchen teacher.
A 45-foot-by-140-foot space is enclosed with a beautiful wooden fence. Inside are nearly a dozen raised beds with apple and pear trees, lettuce, blueberries, radishes, broccoli, flowers, spinach, lavender, raspberries and strawberries. An area surrounding the space has room for native plants. The middle features a mosaic fountain.
Future plans include adding a decorative gate at the entrance and, in the back area, planting grapes and adding a compost bin, greenhouse and more beds, some of which will be rented out.
Tauru Chaw and Christi Bruchok depend on each other in a lot of ways, particularly in how they see the world.
They both have limited vision, but together they’ve been able to ride a tandem bicycle on a touring adventure that will take roughly 16,000 miles from Ushuaia, Argentina, to Deadhorse, Alaska. When done with the 18-month trip, which started in December 2011, they will have been in two continents and 15 countries.
Chaw and Bruchok expected to arrive in Anacortes Monday and stay through the week.
“We love adventures and traveling,” Chaw said in an e-mail. “Since Christi doesn’t drive and I no longer drive, riding a bike seems to be the alternative mode of transportation.”
The couple, who live in Tempe, Ariz., first took a cycle tour of the U.S. from California to North Carolina in 2009 with a tandem bicycle they bought on eBay. The trip took them 3,198 miles in 72 days and showed them they could take such a ride even with difficulties with sight.
“Now having the confidence and experience of cycle touring, we decided to publicize the ride and to use it to raise awareness about blindness,” Chaw said. “Aside from riding, we visit schools or organizations for the blind to share our project in hopes of, one, inspiring others like us to chase after their dreams and, two, changing general perceptions that people with visually disabilities are incapable of doing such things.”
There’s just a week left for people to see quilt artistry hanging on the walls of downtown Anacortes businesses.