Patricia Duff

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Snow Queen redux| Theatrical ballet returns after 16 years as a gift to Langley

One of the main thrusts of “The Snow Queen” is about what one friend will do for another.

  • Apr 1st, 2014 9:10pm

Freeland’s Enso House needs a new roof: buy a birdhouse!

A local hospice needs a roof, and volunteers will hold a birdhouse auction to help the cause.

  • Jun 15th, 2012 10:00pm

Two old friends share long wait for kidney transplant

FREELAND — You’re never too old for a kidney. That’s what doctors told Freeland resident Ivan Little when he went from being fit all of his life to suffering from kidney failure in the fall of last year.

  • Jun 18th, 2012 4:11pm

Explore the cultural wonders of Japan in Langley

From sushi to shakuhachi, the art, tastes and sounds of Japan come to Langley next week.

  • Jun 13th, 2012 7:43pm

South Whidbey robotics team member heads to Florida | KUDOS

After a disappointing finish at the regional robotics competition, South Whidbey’s Team Atlantis, Inc. robotics team member Hannah McConnaughey will compete at the international level, after all.

  • Jun 13th, 2012 7:39pm

Forty and still fabulous at Moonraker Books in Langley

LANGLEY — Moonraker Books in Langley sails into its 40th year this weekend as owner Josh Hauser continues to navigate the waves of fortune.

  • Jun 14th, 2012 6:51pm

Bird in Hand event comes to Greenbank Farm

Reach out and touch a bird, or 100. And meet “Zeb” the hawk, too.

  • Jun 11th, 2012 4:29pm

Evans directs ‘Frost/Nixon’ at WICA

It was 1977, and a moment in which “Tricky Dick” was not as tricky as he needed to be.

  • Jun 6th, 2012 9:53pm

Support is needed if art is to remain in Whidbey Island schools

Whidbey Festival of the Arts is Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2.

  • May 29th, 2012 10:43pm

Whidbey Island native Chapin shortlisted for prestigious London gallery art award | KUDOS

Artist Aleah Chapin has been short-listed for the BP Portrait Award 2012 in London, one of the world’s most prestigious art prizes.

  • May 29th, 2012 11:10pm

Take a walk on the wild side at Whidbey Island’s Backyard Wildlife Habitat Fair

Whidbey has made it to the wild side. The island joins 13 other communities in Washington to be certified by the National Wildlife Federation. Whidbey Island is number 57 on the list of certified Community Wildlife Habitats in the country.

  • May 28th, 2012 6:25pm

Memories of a 100-year-old vet: 4-H youths tell Savy Savinelli’s story of WWII

FREELAND — In 1941, while President Franklin D. Roosevelt was initiating a full scale support of China in its war with Japan, 29-year-old Achilles “Savy” Savinelli was trying to find a direction in life.

  • May 28th, 2012 4:18pm

Freeland wine shop owners celebrate ten years

FREELAND — Walk into Vino Amore wine shop and expect a warm hello from Koa.

  • May 22nd, 2012 10:54pm

Carving the spirit world out of wood at a Langley gallery

Head down to Langley for a brush with the spirits.

  • May 21st, 2012 5:51pm

Freeland writer wins scholarship to Fishtrap | KUDOS

Freeland resident Annie Thoe realized it was time to take some risks, and it paid off.

  • May 24th, 2012 3:34pm

All grown up and taking a final bow with ‘The Taffetas’

Vintage pop. You know you want some. Rick Lewis knew it, too, when he created the off-Broadway hit “The Taffetas.”

  • May 16th, 2012 10:00pm

Whidbey Island artist-in-residence program has everything but money

Local artist Faye Castle walked into the classroom and stacked up her sketchbooks in front of the students who were gathered around her on the floor.

  • May 14th, 2012 4:17pm

Whidbey authors publish two guides, one for the inkbrush, one to mark life’s special moments

The weather is a lot more bearable when it’s not the main topic of conversation at a gathering.

  • May 9th, 2012 7:48pm

Rob Schouten Gallery celebrates four years at Greenbank Farm

The Rob Schouten Gallery has its fourth anniversary this month and to celebrate, it honors the season of rebirth and renewal.

  • May 7th, 2012 8:38pm

Hammer in the morning, hammer in the afternoon, hammer for love on South Whidbey

It was Pete Seeger who said it best when he sang: If I had a hammer ...

  • May 2nd, 2012 8:18pm

Local filmmakers need pledges by next week to finish film

Two award-winning documentary filmmakers from Clinton are in a race against the clock.

  • Apr 30th, 2012 7:07pm

Clinton filmmakers need pledges by next week to finish film

Two award-winning documentary filmmakers from Clinton are in a race against the clock. Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young are in the final phases of completing their latest film, “Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work.”

  • Apr 27th, 2012 10:28pm

Langley Middle School students claim recognition

Several students at Langley Middle School have been busy making their marks with various literacy skills.

  • Apr 25th, 2012 6:48pm

South Whidbey opens its farmers market season

When the weekend rolls around, what better place to take care of the shopping than outside at the local farmers markets to buy farm fresh produce and local goods?

  • Apr 24th, 2012 6:32pm

South Whidbey benefit will help keep fresh food on everybody’s table year round

On any given day, Cary Peterson has her hands deep into the garden at Good Cheer Food Bank, among other local gardens.

  • Apr 18th, 2012 10:00pm

Islanders to celebrate Earth and Ocean Weekend in Langley

Say hello again to Eschrichtius robustus. That’s everybody’s most welcome friend, the Gray whale, who hangs out in pods in the Saratoga Passage and inspires Langley’s Welcome the Whales Day Parade.

  • Apr 18th, 2012 5:12pm

Local artist creates ‘wave’ wall sculpture for coastal home

"The big wall." That’s sculptor Dan Freeman’s term for a 100-foot-long, wavy, rock-basket sculpture he created along a concrete wall on the beach side of a house in Freeland.

  • Apr 16th, 2012 5:00pm

Singing in the Key of Life: Langley music therapist strives to bring music to everyone

Barbara Dunn’s bright voice fills the Half Moon Yoga Studio with a hopeful sound.

  • Apr 10th, 2012 10:21pm

Whidbey Island Center for the Art’s ‘Doubt’ director, cast aim to spark conversation

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts presents “Doubt, A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley, which opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6.

  • Apr 5th, 2012 6:00pm

Nancy Nolan sings at finals in jazz contest | NOTABLE

More than 350 audience members were entranced by the voices of 11 women who sang for the chance to be the Kobe Jazz Vocal Queen.

  • Apr 3rd, 2012 10:49pm

Sacred music and poetry for contemplative times

A local musical director welcomes everyone to a place of music, words, peace and comfort.

  • Apr 3rd, 2012 10:37pm

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre revives ‘Cinderella,’ adds new works

Leap into spring with Whidbey Island Dance Theatre’s annual Dance & Choreography Showcase.

  • Mar 31st, 2012 8:00pm

‘Election Day’ continues at OutCast in Langley

Enter at your own risk. Molotov cocktails, handcuffs, eggplant and dismemberment are involved.

  • Mar 26th, 2012 7:00pm

Memorial, benefit today for those still coping with disasters

More than 100 adult and youth performers will gather to sing in memory of the more than 20,000 earthquake victims and survivors of the Indian Ocean, Haiti and Japan.

  • Mar 23rd, 2012 8:43pm

Young Whidbey Island violinist will appear on NPR’s ‘From the Top’

Gloria Ferry-Brennan, a 15-year-old violinist from Langley, will appear on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” series at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 24. The program will air locally on Classical King FM 98.1.

  • Mar 22nd, 2012 5:52pm

‘Wingspan’ charms with inspiring story about a misunderstood bug | IN REVIEW

Open those wings and take flight over to Whidbey Children’s Theater, where the world premiere of the musical play “Wingspan” is not to be missed.

  • Mar 21st, 2012 7:00pm

Whidbey Island Waldorf School presents a circus arts performance

CLINTON — The dream of joining the circus doesn’t require any running away at the Waldorf School.

  • Mar 21st, 2012 8:41pm

Television writer continues Hedgebrook lit series at WICA

She’s got that sensibility for writing great characters and story lines that end up on television and Broadway. Now she comes to the island to share her knowledge with other women writers.

  • Mar 16th, 2012 11:40pm

‘Adventures in Wonderland,’ and Coupeville | NOTABLE

Coupeville audiences were treated to a colorful reading of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice In Wonderland.”

  • Mar 13th, 2012 10:51pm

Love of Life: Freeland couple publishes book of island photos

Sue Averett and Erick Westphal are in love with Whidbey Island.

  • Mar 13th, 2012 10:43pm

Grand pianos will help jazz students, campers

March 17 will be a grand day for Island Girls Treasure Chest thrift store in Freeland. Thanks to Start Me Up, a nonprofit founded by Lynn Bangston, the store has recently received a facelift, as well as an 1893 Victorian Decker Brothers grand piano for folks to play by appointment.

  • Mar 9th, 2012 11:45pm

A coterie of collage at Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm

The word “collage” is from the French, a coller, meaning “to glue.” Kindergarten is a place where glue stands out in the memory.

  • Mar 7th, 2012 8:24pm

South Whidbey High School jazz students take first place at Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival in Idaho

February is always a big month for young jazz musicians in America. That’s when the annual Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival is held at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.

  • Mar 7th, 2012 8:19pm

Local women artists take the stage through March in Langley

Local Artist Series begins Friday at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.

  • Feb 29th, 2012 5:43pm

Celebrating digital and diamonds at the Clyde Theatre on Whidbey Island

The Clyde Theatre family has a lot to celebrate this year. That’s why the party has already started and will culminate with some community oriented festivities in September, for the theatre’s official 75th anniversary.

  • Feb 25th, 2012 5:32pm

Langley Middle School Jazz Band swings at Sweetheart Ball

Sean Drake jams on his sax, along with Mara Bush and Catherine Ballestrasse during the recent Sweetheart Ball held at South Whidbey High School.

  • Feb 24th, 2012 3:51pm

Harris wins her spot for Poetry Out Loud | NOTABLE

South Whidbey student Sommer Harris has earned a spot in the state finals of the Poetry Out Loud contest to be held March 10 at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts’ Rialto Theatre in Tacoma.

  • Feb 23rd, 2012 5:36pm

Whidbey Children’s Theater celebrates thirty years of giving children the chance to shine

It was something like out of one of those old movies. Judy Garland or Mickey Rooney would shout, “Hey, there’s a barn! Let’s put on a show!”

  • Feb 22nd, 2012 11:00pm

Clinton 9-year-old shares his love of birds on ‘BirdNote’

Nine-year-old Corbin Klaft said he likes the chickadees that visit his backyard birdfeeders, though the Great Blue Heron that lives high in a nearby tree bugs him a little bit.

  • Feb 22nd, 2012 10:37pm

Experience a French cabaret for Valentine’s Day

Can-can dancers, good food, champagne and a smoky chanteuse are all that’s needed for this night of romance and love.

  • Feb 16th, 2012 12:00am