May 7, 1953: Model Little League Uniforms —Completely equipped and ready to go, Denny Colacino, 13, and Ernest Atterberry, 12, model Little League uniforms which will be standard equipment this summer for youngsters taking part in the program. The full Little League schedule, involving four teams of boys between the ages of nine and twelve, has been drawn up and actual play is expected to begin around June 1. A vigorous fund raising campaign sponsored by the Anacortes Kiwanis club netted nearly $1,600 for the program which is being launched here for the first time this year. A meeting for volunteer umpires, managers and coaches will be held tomorrow night in the banquet room of the Empire Cafe at 8 o’clock. All interested are invited to attend.
May 2, 1963: Volunteer workers — Members of the Guemes Island Improvement club are pictured in love’s labor last week end as they put up framework for the new island fire hall. The structure is going up near the northwest corner of Eden’s cemetery on the main road across the island. The entire project is a volunteer effort on the part of Guemes Islanders getting ready for fire fighting apparatus which will be housed there.
April 25, 1963: Ready, aim fire — The Coast Guard won three prospective recruits (although they’ll have to wait a few years to get them) as these Anacortesans went through the motions of shelling the Guemes coastline Saturday. They were among several hundred visitors who cam aboard the new local Coast Guard cutter which tied up at Gateway marina for public inspection. While others toured the craft which arrived here last month, these youngsters made themselves at home with the gun mounted on the cutter deck. The looks on their faces indicate they enjoyed the Coast Guard’s hospitality. The inspection of the vessel coincided with the Jaycee Trade Fair, an event of last weekend.
April 16, 1953: Fishermen aplenty — A sweeping view of the Heart Lake boat area tells more than words that fishermen are plentiful on Fidalgo Island. Scores of row boats will carry their human cargoes over the lakes of this area Sunday when the lowland fishing season gets off to a great start for another year. More than two thousand fishermen are expected to try for the limit when the sun comes up on Fidalgo Island April 18th.
April 12, 1973: Playgrounds are fun — The students at Fidalgo Grade School, now that spring is here, are out enjoying the new look on the playground. Through the efforts of parents, Friends of Fidalgo and Teacher Corps members, many new pieces of equipment are now on the school’s playground making it a more interesting place to play. Above, a tire tree seems to be a popular new piece of equipment.
April 8, 1943: Lions Install Pick-up Station — The Anacortes Lions has recently installed a Pick-up Station on Commercial avenue between Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets, for the benefit of all service men in this area. The Lions urge all motorists to give the boys a lift. While the Lions’ principal activity is in furnishing needy children with glasses and in the conservation of sight, they are now actively engaged in furthering the war effort in every possible way. To remind the boys from town that they are remembered by the folks at home, the Lions will soon inaugurate a ‘Smokes for the Yanks’ program which will send cigarettes, etc., to all service men from Anacortes. Watch for these containers around town and when buying for yourself, buy a smoke for a boy in the service from Anacortes.