Patricia Duff

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre presents its annual Dance and Choreography Showcase

The late, great modern dance choreographer Martha Graham said that dancers were the messengers of God.

Bountiful voices unite in song in choir debut

More than 90 human voices raised in song may garner the attention of even the abundant birds of spring.

New technology gives galleries and artists options

If you haven’t experienced the “blurb” yet, follow the lead of a local gallery owner and a local photo artist.

Burn, burn, burn at the festival of words

When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

Local cake artist vies for prize on TLC channel

His cake is dough in the heated world of baking competitions.

Classical guitarist and Whidbey native returns for concert

An island boy with supple fingers and a mountain of musical degrees and experience returns home for a special performance. It has been nearly eight years since native islander and virtuoso classical guitarist Sean Vaughn Owen has been home to give a musical recital.

A getaway for productivity of purpose

The famous solitary writers Henry David Thoreau and Emily Dickinson would have loved it here.

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.

Local women artists take the stage through March in Langley

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

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.

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.

Gluten-free and relieved

Islander Maureen Wild was living a life of excruciating pain.

Langley Rocks! benefits local theater

Listen up, emerging rocker fans.

Novel talk with Jane and Elizabeth in Langley

Voracious novel readers sometimes just can’t get enough.

One Whidbey family’s journey with Alzheimer’s and art

Dementia is as cruel a disease as any, robbing its victims of their memories of a life lived, the ability to communicate as easily as they once did and a lucidity that quiets the mind with contemplation. One local artist has used her artistic prowess to battle the ogre of Alzheimer’s and a new body of work has emerged from that fight.

Greenbank Farm transforms into an art, wine and food mecca

Never can any Whidbey Islander ever say again: “There is nothing going on here.” Have you been to Greenbank Farm lately? No longer is it just the beloved home to llamas and ducks, or the sparsely inhabited place it once was in danger of becoming.

A fabulous Fourth is in the stars for South Whidbey

John Adams was right when, just before the Declaration of Independence was ratified, he predicted the auspicious day would be celebrated with gusto by all Americans.

Rock’n Doodle 4-Hers show fowl

Members of the Rock’n Doodle 4-H Poultry Club proudly showed their fowl during the Spring Show held at the Island County Fairgrounds earlier this month May.

Young South Whidbey musicians excel at jazz fest

Among a sea of instruments, South Whidbey stands out in the world of jazz.

Storyteller talks toys in Coupeville

Up at the North Pole, Santa Claus is filling his sack with the latest and greatest amusements.