OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, February 5th from 11-2 pm


816 37th St., Anacortes

EASY access to Highway. nicely remodeled 2 story. Master Bd on main level 3 additional bd upstairs. additional office space on main level.

Nice tiled bathroom with soaking tub. Close to neighborhood Deli store. Garage in back alley access. Large deck Room to park RV or boat Additional 336 ft in basement

DIRECTIONS: Take Commercial Ave to 37th: curve left and go past The Store Deli, home is on the left

Mona Myers
Coldwell Banker Island Living
3110 Commercial Ave #101
Anacortes, WA 98221

Kick off Christmas Anacortes Style

Celebration of Trees
Date: December 3, 2010
Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Event Description
Free Community Day
Port Warehouse
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Chamber First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Date: December 3, 2010
Time: 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Event Description
First Friday Gallery Art Walk.  Come downtown and enjoy the art galleries!!

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Date: December 3, 2010
Time: 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Event Description
Come down the Chamber (819 Commercial Avenue) to celebrate the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree.  The town crier, Santa Claus, students from Anacortes High School, Fidalgo and Island View will enrich this celebration with performances.  Free pictures with Santa after the lighting.  Hot cocoa and cookies from the American Red Cross.

Annual Lion’s Club Christmas Parade
Date: December 4, 2010
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Event Description
Come and enjoy the annual Lion’s Christmas Parade.  The new PET (Pet Emergency Team) van will be making its debut in the parade featuring Jingles, Coldwell Banker agents and their four legged friends along with Jingle’s dog park friends – come and join us.

Celebration of Trees – Reception and Auction
Date: December 4, 2010
Time: 05:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Event Description
Ticket Price $35 per person.  Make sure and come see the Coldwell Banker Island Living tree.


The Islands Chapter of the Red Cross and
The Charlie Randall Fund (Santa Paws) present
Photos with Santa

Thursday, Dec 2nd, 6 pm – 8 pm
Saturday, Dec 4th, 12 noon – 4 pm

SW Corner of 12th and Commercial

We will gladly accept donations for the Red Cross/Charlie Randall PET project to support the PET Disaster Shelter or food
for the food bank would be greatly appreciated.
Pets Welcomed!


Emergency Preparedness Class Offered


Do you have an emergency kit that will sustain your family for at minimum 3 days?

Do you have an emergency action plan?

Does everyone in your family know what the plan is?

Having a plan and supplies put away will immensely add to the comfort of you and your loved ones should a natural or man-made disaster occur. Many disasters are so wide spread that emergency services cannot get to the entire affected population immediately.

This is where your plan comes in!

Host: Donna Smith, BSN, PHN, LERC, Skagit County MRC Manager
When: 6pm – 8pm November 23
Where: Skagit Valley Hospital, Cascade Conference Room
Contact: Bobby Kysela, MRC Volunteer Coordinator with questions.

Having an emergency plan is especially important for those of us that live on Fidalgo Island, Guemes Island, Whidbey Island, and any of the San Juan Islands.  The need for us to be self reliant is greater, so make sure you have everything that you and your family need including your four legged friends!

RSVPs are not necessary, but appreciated. or 360-419-7645


(Anacortes, WA, Nov 1, 2010) –  The Islands Red Cross and Coldwell Banker Island Living announced a joint venture to save pets when disaster strikes.

When Katrina hit the gulf coast in 2005 evacuation shelters did not have a plan in place to take care of family pets.  Rescuers had to tell people in order to go to a shelter, they needed to leave their pets behind to fend for themselves. As a result hundreds of people opted to stay with their pets.  Approximately 1835 people died during Katrina, it is estimated that one third of those, over 600 people, chose to stay behind with their pets rather than go to a shelter without them.  It is believed that those people would have survived had there been a shelter plan in place to accept pets. 

The residents of Fidalgo Island, Whidbey Island and the San Juan Islands will not be faced with that decision if there is a disaster. In October 2006, the federal PETS Act was signed into law, authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide for individuals and their household pets and service animals in a major disaster; however no funding was earmarked for the project.

The Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross now has resources to provide shelter for pets if a disaster were to occur, so that people would readily go to a safe Red Cross Shelter.

Brain Geer, Executive Director of the Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Jean Groesbeck owner of Coldwell Banker Island Living and avid animal lover, have been working on what was first termed the “PET” (Pet Emergency Team) project for 2+ years.  The effort culminated this week with the unveiling of the Island Chapter Pet Disaster Shelter Van. 

The van was donated by John and Terri Rains (The Rains Clan). It ran great but needed some work to be Red Cross Ready, so Coldwell Banker Island Living sponsored the needed work which also included having the van painted.  However, the project goes beyond a van.

“The ‘PET’ project will allow us to do a better job of meeting a widespread disaster.” said Brian Geer.  “If it is necessary to evacuate people to shelters, we will not have to turn someone away because they have their pet.  The Red Cross will provide shelter for people and the PET volunteers will shelter domesticated animals. ”

The goal of the project is to ensure that when disaster strikes people don’t have to choose between leaving their pets or staying in harm’s way. Pets will be sheltered in a separate location adjacent to the Red Cross shelter location and the pet shelter will be managed by volunteers. Jean Groesbeck became passionate about this project after seeing a news story on Katrina where a man would not leave his house because the rescuers could not take his dog.  It is believed this man died.

“Half of 3,185 adults surveyed nationwide in 2005 shortly after Katrina said that they would refuse to evacuate ahead of a disaster if they could not bring their pets”, according to a Zogby International Poll Groesbeck stated.  “The percentage is probably much higher in our area, highlighting the need for this project.  There were also over a half a million pets that either died or were never reunited with their families because of Katrina.  It added so much additional heartbreak to the crises”. 

Marie Padovan of the City of Anacortes Police Department will also assist in response planning as well as County Disaster Response personnel.

Chris Terrell and Vicki Armstrong (Sunnyhill Kennels), Amy Terhune, and other volunteers have worked hard raising money and acquiring the needed supplies for the van which include crates, leashes, bowls, and vet supplies.  They have established the Charlie Randall PET fund” in memory of Charlie Randall, an Anacortes resident who was instrumental in establishing the Anacortes dog park and helping with Bark in the Park Festival. “Since our dog park is nearly complete, we were looking for something to do in Charlie’s name to help our local dogs (and other critters). When we learned that Jean & Brian were working on this PET Project, it seemed the perfect place to put our energies in Charlie’s memory,” said Terhune. The funds from their annual Santa Paws photo with Santa will go towards this project. Acquisition of the PET van will enable the project to move forward in a huge way.

Volunteers are needed to help with ongoing fund raising efforts, to assist with response drills and to be “on call” to donate their time in case of a disaster.

The PET Project is a collaborative effort of the Red Cross & The Charlie Randall PET Fund. The goal of the project is is to ensure that when disaster strikes people don’t have to choose between leaving their pet or staying in harm’s way to protect your pet.  If you would like to become involved with the pet shelter project contact Brian Geer at 360-293-2911, Jean Groesbeck at 293-4511 or Amy Terhune 708-9324.  If you have items you would like to donate please call Chris Terrell at 588-8225.  If you would like to donate funds to this project visit

Your local American Red Cross and the local projects it supports do not receive funding from the federal government, but are 100% funded by the generous donations you provide.  Red Cross services are free to victims of disaster.  For more information on how you can help the Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross call 360-293-2911 or go to

The Nutcracker Holiday Gift Show

Come find unique gifts for those special people in your life!  A fabulous event and it is FREE!!

Coldwell Banker On LocationSM Surpasses 2 Million Views!

 Coldwell Banker proudly makes history once again. We’re excited to let you know On Location, our YouTube® channel, now has surpassed the two million channel views mark!

On Location continues to pave the way for video use in real estate. But make no mistake, the continued success of On Location channel is because of the thousands of Coldwell Banker sales professionals who continue to add more videos to the site on a daily basis. In fact, the channel experienced its highest rate of growth over this past year alone.

Open House: Saturday, November 6th 12:00 – 3:00

3912 Cottage Place, Anacortes, WA. 98221

Sale Price $399,900        MLS # 124452

Great views, great home and a great new price! This brand new home is move in ready, 1880 +/- SF, 3 BR, 2.5 BA home with all the amenities that the Isles has to offer. Beautiful craftsmanship, year round yard care, common clubhouse with BBQ and waterfall. Enjoy cooking in your gourmet kitchen and enjoy the views from the living room and deck.

Directions: N. on Commercial to 12th, west on 12th which becomes Oakes Ave. Left on Anacopper, left on West. 3rd, 1st. left into the Isles, 1st right on Cottage Place.

Hosted by:  Yvonne Wiemken

Small Dog Park Coming Together


I’m happy to say the fence is in for the new small dog area… I was there tonite, and I think it looks great!  The concrete pad is done, and the brick form is still a hole in the ground for now, but we’re working on that! Bricks are in the Parks dept shop, just waiting for a good sunny day to get the sand in… won’t be the next few, so keep your fingers crossed for another day soon!  We would love to have anyone help lay bricks with him that’s available during the weekdays from 8am-3pm…. let Amy know at 708-9324 and she’ll forward your info to him.

So, here’s the more urgent scoop:  We need anyone available in the next 2 (sunny days) to bring a rake, or grab a rake from the little dog area, and rake the really big chips up against the new fence.  This is to help ‘secure‘ the bottom of the fence, so that my friends don’t try to dig under, or push through & stretch it out, and also because there will be a pile of the good small chips delivered on Thursday into the big dog area, and we don’t want to put them on top of those really big chips…

So if you’re at the park, please ask folks to help…. it should only take a couple people approx 10-20 minutes…

The benches are in, and one is assembled, and the other two will be soon; the plaques are not in yet, but should be soon.

This Thursday the park will be closed to all from 8-1 for the chip delivery. 

Ok, probably more, but that’s enough for now… .except YEA!!!!   Glad this is all coming together!!!

Your Friend,

Anacortes Senior Center 17th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Make the Anacortes Senior Center’s annual Holiday Bazaar a definite stop on your shopping agenda. This annual event will be held Friday and Saturday, November 5 and 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You will find great gift items, handmade creations and collectibles from about 30 vendors. There will be artists and crafters from all over Western Washington. On Saturday, the “Holiday Café” will be serving soup, bread and dessert.

Special Bazaar Bake Sale between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6.  Wonderful home baked pies, cookies, muffins and sweet breads. Join us!