Shredding and Helping Families


Each September and April, you will find in the Walgreen parking lot, a shredding truck available for the community to clean up and shred documents. For four hours, 10 am to 2 pm, volunteers with the Anacortes Family Center welcome people as they bring boxes of valuable papers ready for the shredder. They ask for […]

Burglary Happens


We live in a small community, but Anacortes is not exempt from home burglaries. In the last few years we are seeing more and more of a rash of Porch Pirating, break ins, and car prowls in our neighborhoods.  Anacortes is also a town of snow birds, who leave town for months at a time, […]

Effective – mandatory motorcycle insurance law


The Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioner put out the following release in regards to motorcycle insurance, making it mandatory for motorcycles to carry liability insurance and show proof.  If you have any questions about your insurance, please give us a call – 360-293-5158. Important information about motorcycles Effective July 28, 2019, the 2019 Washington State […]

Wildfire Season and Your Home


Governor Inslee recently sent out a press release stating he was expanding the drought emergency for nearly half of the State of Washington, including our region. The release stated the projected water supply conditions are below 75% of average. The last drought emergency was in 2015. The following 24 watersheds are now added to the […]

Umbrella Coverage because you do need it


We are bombarded with messages or ads about Umbrella Coverages. Everyone should have an Umbrella Coverage because you do need it in today’s litigious society. But do we really need it? The answer might surprise you. Most of us have a basic understanding of what an Umbrella Policy is and most of us might think we […]

Feeling the Chill


Winter is usually mild for us in the Skagit Valley and Anacortes. We watch from a distance as white covers the hills and the mountains, our temperature ranging in the 40’s. But, occasionally, a little winter cold will come down from the Frazier river, plunging the temperature into the 30’s or below, bringing biting cold […]

How to stay safe this Holiday Season

Holiday Lights

It’s cold outside. Tis the season for temperatures to drop and for the space heaters to warm our toes. “The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that more than 20,000 residential fires every year are associated with the use of room (space) heaters.” Our friends at Travelers has some advice on how to be safe […]

Today’s consumers are losing touch, the human touch.


You can buy just about anything online today. It is convenient, usually costs less, and sometimes, but not always, painless. One thing you cannot buy online is the personal touch (customer service) based on a mutually beneficial relationship between the company and the customer. Sure you can ‘call’ some online businesses and actually ‘talk’ to […]

Experiencing Summer in Anacortes


We are finally experiencing summer in the Pacific Northwest and Anacortes. Summer temperatures have finally hit the summer heatwave, though we are still cooler than others in the U.S. Summer means vacations, picnics, visit to the beach, playing on the water, BBQing on the deck, and just chilling. Here are some reminders for keeping it safe […]