Betty Freeman

Surviving breast cancer: Clinton woman shares tale of fear, courage, and now hope

One June morning in 2004, April Webb of Clinton was dressing for work when she found a painful lump in her right breast.

Voicing opposition: Standing for Peace is a noisy ritual

“Civilized people choose peace,” states the sign held by Barb Hutton. Hutton and about 20 other men and women regularly stand for peace for an hour on Saturday mornings at Bayview Corner. Unlike the Women in Black who stand in silence, this group is vocal and engages with the passing traffic.

All-island jazz concert showcases young musicians

Whidbey Island’s young musicians provide an evening of hot swinging jazz from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 8 at South Whidbey High School auditorium on Maxwelton Road in Langley.

Harvest fun and learning at Whidbey Island farms

“Farming feeds my soul,” says Linda Bartlett, co-owner with Valerie Reuther of Rosehip Farm near Coupeville.

Whidbey Island Nourishes volunteers battle youth hunger

When South Whidbey schools opened their doors this fall, 32 percent of the students qualified for free and reduced price lunches.

Eggs and prizes await at annual Clinton Hunt

Thousands of candy-filled eggs and prizes await kids up to age 12 at the annual Clinton Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at Dan Porter Park, next to the library.

Encore performance: “Langley Life: 1890-1980” returns

History repeats itself when the popular presentation “Langley Life: 1890-1980” comes back to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts for an encore performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23.

It’s ‘No Rules Land’ at Langley’s Museo

“I’m young and I have a lot to learn, but for now, I’m going to be happy making art,” said John Sarkis, 25, who will have a one-man show of his 2-D and 3-D work at Langley’s Museo Gallery in March. Sarkis grew up in Langley, the youngest of three sons of Paul and Micky Sarkis, who own Village Pizzeria. He graduated from South Whidbey High School in 2006.

At almost 101, Eileen Wilson wouldn’t change a thing | NOTABLE

On March 29, 1912, in Davenport, Iowa, Charles and Lucinda Van Arnam welcomed their only child, a daughter Eileen.

Langley stars as ‘The Edge of Nowhere’ in George’s new novel

The teen years are supposed to be spent finding one’s identity, but 14-year-old Hannah Armstrong has a new identity thrust upon her in the first chapter of Elizabeth George’s young adult novel “The Edge of Nowhere,” due out Sept. 4.