Patricia Duff

Get your art on at the Whidbey Open Studio Tour

Thread over thread, warp and weft, pick, pick, swoosh.

Langley screenwriter goes for the green light with ‘Maggie the Brave’

FREELAND — There she was, corralled like a pony in its pen, at the “Great American Pitchfest.”

Whidbey high school senior wins state DAR Good Citizen Award

One excellent South Whidbey citizen used her writing talents to win a place in history.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts opens ensemble piece set in the deep South

Southern charm, over-the-top ‘80s style and plenty of comedy are the main tools used to tell one poignant tale of love and death.

Canning food for all the right reasons

Raspberries, cherries and blackberries, oh my.

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.

Friends of Freeland offer gifts and a healthier future

What can be done to help the economy on Whidbey Island? It’s beginning to sound like an old refrain, but buying local is the most immediate way to help everyone.

The swirl and color of the unfettered hand in Langley

Color, color, shape and more color. That’s what master textile artist Elizabeth Ford Ortiz offers art lovers with her unique quilted wall hangings and pillows.

Fall Jazz returns to Langley next week

If you are American, the words “American experience” have a certain power to reverberate in the heart. These words smack of the nation’s history and in the area of art, America experienced a cultural revolution with the birth of jazz and blues music.

Concert helps bid bon voyage to beloved pastor and his wife in Langley

A fond and musical farewell is planned for Pastor David Vergin and his wife Mary Vergin this weekend at Langley United Methodist Church.

Best of the bohemian life returns to Bayview

Artists and entrepreneurs are putting the best of bohemia back into Bayview.

Record welcomes new intern

Fresh from her first year of journalism school, Samantha O’Brochta has joined the staff of the Record as an intern reporter for the Island Life pages and various community-oriented stories.

She paints, I sculpt, you paint, she…

Youth is not so much wasted on the young when there are talented mentors around to guide them. It helps, too, if the youth has talent.

Firefighters to burn down house in Clinton as training exercise

Don’t worry about this morning’s house fire in downtown Clinton. The fire department will be setting it.

Langley reflexologist envisions a world of wellness

When you enter Shirley Jantz’s sanctuary of wellness, your whole body retreats into a wonderland of repose.

Poetry, music, giving

Give yourself over to a voice, a poem and the strains of a violin.If that sounds like your cup of tea, bring yourself, perhaps a… Continue reading

Comic kicks up some fun to start summer reading program

Funny man Alex Zerbe used his feet to make a career out of being funny.

Local artist creates stylistic art, stories of a parallel universe

Jacob Bloom said steampunk to him is a kind of Victorian science fiction.

The Vagina Monologues: Women and their stories to change the world

When you think of the last frontier, you may not think of the vagina. Writer Eve Ensler does.

Be … dazzled in Freeland by the ‘Queen of Color’

Her training as a painter and sculptor served her well, now that she adorns the red carpet set.