Patricia Duff

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South Whidbey’s Outcast Productions opens with comedy, thriller, conspiracy-theory play

It happened one night. Steven Dietz, one of America’s most produced playwrights, was watching late night television and stumbled on a show about conspiracy theories surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

  • Jun 15th, 2011 10:18pm

South Whidbey festival champions arts in public education

Frank Rose has a vision. If he has his druthers, one day families will seek out Whidbey Island as the place to live because of its world-class arts programming for students in all island public schools.

  • Jun 8th, 2011 8:00pm

Swimming into love and other transformations with ‘Metamorphoses’ in Langley

The great Roman poet Ovid was said to be so popular in his day that there remains Ovidian graffiti on the walls of Pompeii even today.

  • Jun 8th, 2011 8:00pm

Whidbey’s Will Mellish earns the rank of Eagle Scout | NOTABLE

Eagle Scout Will Mellish of Langley was honored by family and close friends at a celebration on March 22.

  • Jun 6th, 2011 4:42pm

Slow Food Whidbey Island will hold feast at Greenbank Farm

Good, clean and fair.

  • Jun 2nd, 2011 8:12pm

Young South Whidbey musicians perform with EYSO

Eleven of South Whidbey’s most talented young musicians performed with the Everett Youth Symphony Orchestras in a spring concert May 24 at Northshore Christian Academy in Everett.

  • Jun 5th, 2011 7:04pm

Seattle Men’s and Women’s choruses to perform in Langley

A little song in the heart can help in more ways than one.

  • Jun 2nd, 2011 8:04pm

WCT nails it again with the well-directed ‘Quilters’

The musical play “Quilters” opens with the sound of a mesmerizing violin played with evocative and unrestrained feeling by Gloria Ferry-Brennan through the overture.

  • Jun 1st, 2011 10:00pm

Pitcairn wows crowd with her performance in Langley

It was not hard to realize one was in the room with greatness when internationally renowned violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn graced the stage to play her famous 1792 Stradivarius red violin.

  • May 28th, 2011 4:09pm

Two island students win WIAC grants | NOTABLE

Scholarships were awarded recently to two island students by the Whidbey Island Arts Council for achievement in art.

  • May 27th, 2011 3:28pm

Whidbey Art Gallery reopens in downtown Langley

You can’t keep a good co-op down.

  • May 26th, 2011 3:41pm

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.

  • May 18th, 2011 7:38pm

19o4 in Greenbank rocks into the season with its first music festival

GREENBANK — On the Greenbank Store’s Facebook Page there is this entry from before Mother’s Day: “Your mom called: She wants to go out tonight, have some crab cakes and a perfectly grilled New York steak, and sip a Whidbey Island iced tea. She wants live music too, all served up in a warm and happy place. She wants 19o4. And what mom wants, mom gets, right? She didn’t raise no fool...”

  • May 18th, 2011 9:06pm

Director lends her formidable experience to radio shows on Whidbey

Elizabeth Herbert says she learned to walk on a train while on the road with a show.

  • May 15th, 2011 5:59pm

Gilbert goes glam, wins modeling contract | KUDOS

Clinton native Karla Gilbert was selected as one of 12 models to represent maurices, a national clothing store chain with a store in Oak Harbor.

  • May 18th, 2011 9:07pm

Bayview woman takes first place in LA film contest

BAYVIEW — There she was, speechless, when her name was called. “All I remember was that Eric kept saying, ‘I told you to write a speech! I told you to write a speech!’”

  • May 15th, 2011 5:59pm

International artist returns to Langley with red violin

It is called “The Red Mendelssohn” because of a unique red stripe on its top right side. It is also one of the most famous violins in the world.

  • May 11th, 2011 11:05pm

Across the miles, the reach of friends from Whidbey to Japan

Friendship Force will hold benefit to help earthquake victims

  • May 11th, 2011 11:05pm

Quilter comes home soggy but inspired

When Coupeville quilt artist Sharyn Mellors was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2011 American Quilter’s Society’s international Quilt Show and Contest in Peducah, Ky., she didn’t know she should have packed her rubber waders.

  • May 9th, 2011 4:27pm

Local business helps homeowners to save money, energy

Everybody wants to stop burning money to heat the house. And perhaps it is already clear that the culprit is those old drafty windows. But the cost of installing new ones can be prohibitive.

  • May 9th, 2011 4:26pm

Whidbey Children’s Theater presents smart, funny, well-directed play

It may be “children’s theater,” but “Inside Frampton and the Outside World” is the most entertaining show I’ve seen this year — for any age.

  • May 4th, 2011 10:00pm

Local instructors lead at ‘World Tai Chi/Qigong Day’

Keeping the doctor away apparently has nothing to do with apples.

  • Apr 27th, 2011 11:00pm

Whidbey Island Garden Tour offers hidden delights

After wheelbarrows are pulled out of sheds, tools sharpened and hands immersed deep into compost rich soil, gardeners hit their strides with the advance of spring.

  • Apr 27th, 2011 4:12pm

Young Langley musician wins national competition

Misters Mozart, Bloch and Paganini would be impressed. The judges certainly were.

  • Apr 27th, 2011 4:12pm

Scottish folklorist to share stories, singing and waulking

The beating of the cloth provides the beat for the song. That just about sums up “waulking,” a Scottish word which describes the step in woolen cloth-making which involves the cleansing of cloth to eliminate oils, dirt and other impurities, while those performing the activity sing.

  • Apr 22nd, 2011 2:49pm

Trio of poets to present an evening of poetry at library

There are some poems that are remembered from childhood because of their eloquent simplicity

  • Apr 20th, 2011 6:33pm

Earth and Ocean celebration on Whidbey: Adventurer to speak at Welcome the Whales Day

There are neurotic attack dolphins in Brazil.

  • Apr 14th, 2011 5:03pm

Volunteers to speak about support of gay and lesbian families

Some stories are not the perfect fairy tales.

  • Apr 10th, 2011 5:03pm

Fools, all, for love — “Twelfth Night” to open in Langley

Forget Hollywood. If it’s a satisfying romantic comedy you’re after, head down to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts and see William Shakespeare’s gender-bending, romantic comedy “Twelfth Night.” The play opens Friday, April 8.

  • Apr 7th, 2011 7:00pm

Waldorf middle schoolers to open ‘Man of La Mancha’

An ensemble of youths takes on some heady themes of the human condition, and they sing their hearts out while doing it.

  • Apr 7th, 2011 2:00am

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.

  • Apr 8th, 2011 2:24pm

Amy Walker is making waves — the Clinton actress makes a record with Jack White

It’s not every day a rock star calls you up and asks you to come down to Nashville to make a record.

  • Mar 30th, 2011 10:00pm

Derek Parrott, beloved Whidbey Island musician, dies at 63

Longtime Whidbey Island resident and singer-songwriter Derek Parrott died at home in Langley on Friday, March 25 at the age of 63.

  • Mar 29th, 2011 11:17pm

Building a yoga community in Langley

On a recent early evening in Langley, the body and mind were united in a consolation of calm.

  • Mar 30th, 2011 6:12pm

Green Home Tour returns this year with new digs

Save those old blue jeans. Turns out they can be useful house warmers.

  • Mar 28th, 2011 3:32pm

Whidbey writers conference back in stride

The Whidbey Island Writers Conference is ready to get back into its full weekend swing after slogging through the economic downturn, which forced an abbreviated version of the event last year.

  • Mar 28th, 2011 4:08pm

Blooms Whidbey Winery wins gold

Little did Ken and Virginia Bloom know when they sat around the dining room table with four friends and about 40 empty wine glasses, that an evening of sampling potential blends would create a Double Gold winner at the nation’s largest wine judging event — the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

  • Mar 24th, 2011 4:18pm

Cellist James Hinkley steps into the light of center stage in Langley

Some artists leave the limelight to others, until someone sings them home.

  • Mar 23rd, 2011 9:12pm

Get in the gypsy spirit with Saratoga Chamber Orchestra on Whidbey Island

Succumb to the seductions of exotic gypsy dancing in a jasmine-scented garden.

  • Mar 21st, 2011 5:02pm

Creative therapist opens new studio in Bayview

Tend to the soul, through the pathway of the body.

  • Mar 21st, 2011 4:56pm

The ladies who do more than lunch in Freeland

They may be octogenarians or older, but the world is still their oyster.

  • Mar 17th, 2011 6:34pm

Music and mending at ‘The Spitfire Grill’ in Langley

In the Old Testament, a healing balm was made from the sap of a bush. The balm grew so plentifully in ancient Israel that it came to be known as the “balm of Gilead.”

  • Mar 16th, 2011 6:30pm

Of faeries, sprites, unicorns and magic — Nymbol welcomes everyone to his island in Langley

LANGLEY — The tingling in his tail told Nymbol it was time to entertain the humans.

  • Mar 12th, 2011 10:00pm

Friends hold fundraiser for longtime Whidbey Island musician

LANGLEY — The lad of 1960s London was a big music fan and has the autographs to prove it.

  • Mar 12th, 2011 5:47pm

Learning the dance of love on Whidbey Island

Tango. The word itself is evocative.

  • Mar 10th, 2011 11:03pm

Song-cycle play takes a trip down relationship road

Imagine one couple’s relationship from first date to divorce in an emotional, musical, hairpin-turn performance.

  • Mar 6th, 2011 6:01pm

Libraries invite novelist who writes about food, love and the slow life

Here is an epicurean indulgence that is completely calorie-free.

  • Mar 4th, 2011 10:37pm

Young South Whidbey musicians excel at jazz fest

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

  • Mar 2nd, 2011 6:51pm

Island County Beach Watchers welcome participants

The stewards of the Salish Sea wave their flags of welcome to fellow beach lovers.

  • Mar 2nd, 2011 6:52pm

Literary series hosts poet, playwright, memoirist in Langley

In her book “The Bishop’s Daughter: A Memoir,” author Honor Moore took a risk.

  • Mar 2nd, 2011 9:44pm