Patricia Duff

Whidbey artists create website, social network for the island

FREELAND — Whidbey Island is home to hundreds of visual artists who do myriad forms of work. Recently two of those artists, Sue Taves and Jan Shannon, had an idea to create a place online for artists to communicate. Such a site would also act as a resource for non-artists to gain access to the Whidbey Island art world.

A former minister and her journey toward love is the subject of new documentary to play in Langley

Here is a brave soul who decided to explore the very deepest parts of herself, and she does it all on camera.

Never the less, tenderness: Outcast opens season with ‘Gertrude Stein and A Companion’

She had an exquisite eye for art. She wrote books that stirred up controversy. She was famously lesbian.

Tim Leonard sends out his thanks to responders, community

Tim Leonard is home from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after suffering a serious neck injury during a tragic Christmas Day accident.

Cultural exchange with Colombia wraps up with community performance

When shaking hands with a Spanish speaking person it is customary to use the proper greeting according to the time of day.

Whidbey artist hones skills in old fashioned bookbindery

Move over Kindle, real books are not dead yet. And one island artist has the authentic skills, tools and costume to prove it.

Lee Wexler: versatile artist, extraordinary man

A retrospective of Lee Wexler's work opens at Brackenwood Gallery in Langley Jan. 7.

Community reacts to death of Zippy Leonard; counseling sessions set up for classmates of beloved 9-year-old | UPDATE

South Whidbey is beset with immeasurable shock and sadness over the tragic Christmas Day death of a precious 9-year-old girl in a freak accident Sunday.

South End Brownie troop gathers warm clothing for charities

Girl Scouts donate more than 200 coats. To have and to have not.

Holiday delights add to the allure of Swiss bakery | NOTABLE

Artist Roosje Penfold starts her days the Swiss way.

Spanish teacher uses technology to inspire pursuit of language

LANGLEY — She’ll bike and Skype for her love of teaching Spanish.

Holiday delights add to the allure of Swiss bakery | NOTABLE

Artist Roosje Penfold starts her days the Swiss way.

Calyx, a Whidbey Island school to nurture the petals of flowering childhood

BAYVIEW — The forest was waiting. There was the evergreen fort to finish building.

South Whidbey graduate returns for special concert

Jazz, pop, opera. You name it, Alicia Gianni can sing it.

‘Big,’ fills stage with happy dancing and singing folks | IN REVIEW

After seeing “Big, the Musical” at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts on Friday night, it reminded me that having a laugh and hearing a song is good for the soul. Especially when it’s your neighbors who are singing and dancing together.

Deer Lagoon Grange Hall in Langley seeks support from community

She’s 107 years old and her bottom is bowing. It's not as if she's going to fall down...

Fiction writer on Whidbey wins WIWA’s Spirit grand prize | KUDOS

He heard the words “Bubble-Up” and the story had to be written.

A holiday celebration of authors and community at the Commons

It’s a scrum of scribes meeting on common ground. Poets, essayists, non-fiction writers...

Giving Tree lights up the season for Whidbey Island charities

BAYVIEW — There’s nothing quite like sprucing up the spruce for the holidays.

‘BIG, The Musical’: A song and dance tour de force at WICA in Langley

It’s a big cast, with a big set, big songs and an even bigger heart.