Nov. 17, 1932: Paul Luvera, proprietor of Luvera & Co., with his father Nick ‘Dad’ Luvera. (Ten years ago Paul Luvera, then a young clerk in one of the local grocery stores conceived the idea of starting in business for himself, and with that end in view he rented the store building at the corner of Seventh street and Commercial avenue from Gus Hensler, and started out with a small stock of groceries … In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the store’s history Paul Luvera is planning a huge celebration on November 23…)
Nov. 10, 1982: Just like clockwork — Sunny days have become a source of timely information at the Anacortes Municipal Building. Dr. Richard Threet (above) donated a sundial to the city and installed it last week above the buildings 6th Street entrance. But don’t set your watch by the new timepiece. Threet says seasonal positioning of the sun makes the sundial exactly accurate four times a year. Of course, it needs sunlight to tell time at all.
Oct. 26, 1972: Pumpkins, black cats and kids — These are the important ingredients for Halloween. Wonder of wonder, the magical day falls on October 31 — just like always? Police Chief Pete Dragovich reminds drivers to be especially careful of the ‘trick or treaters.’ He also is asking parents to avoid masks that block visibility for the child and as an added caution, to please make sure the child can be seen at night. Our special model for our Halloween picture is Marty Gibbons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Gibbons of Anacortes.
Oct. 19, 1972: Anacortes City Manager Harold Wyman was joined Monday by Milt Martin, assistant administrator of the State of Washington Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation, in an inspection tour of the John Storvik Park now under construction with the aid of Interagency funding. While in Anacortes, Martin presented the City of Anacortes with a check totaling $115,600 a part payment toward the playground.
Oct. 13, 1982: Fire Prevention Week was marked in several ways by the Anacortes Fire Department. Paramedic John Murphy (above left) gave kindergarten and first grade students at Island View School basic instructions on how to ‘stop, drop and roll’ when clothing catches on fire. He also presented a slide show on fire prevention and introduced them to ‘Ricky Raccoon,’ the fire department’s new mascot.
Oct. 9, 1952: Yvonne Maracich is pleased as punch with the unbeaten Sea Hawks as her expression proves. A loyal Anacortes rooter, she is one of nearly 200 students who were in the stands with the Hawks downed Sedro and she’ll be among them again tomorrow when the locals meet Snohomish. Beside her is Pat Francin who’s gained a reputation from the football sport herself. She’s won two successive Guest Guessers contests and this week tries to make it three in a row.