Patricia Duff

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre presents ‘The Nutcracker’ dressed in all its holiday color and charm

Nineteen and counting. Whidbey Island Dance Theatre’s 19th season of “The Nutcracker” opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 in the auditorium at South Whidbey High School.

Benefit to be held Friday, Dec. 2 for South Whidbey firefighter

A bug is not always just a bug. Sometimes, “just a bug” turns into an absolute nightmare.

Good Cheer Food Bank has busiest day in its history

Good Cheer Food Bank had its busiest day Monday when it served 115 households.

Festival of Trees helps add a spark of light to children’s lives

Children, children, children and children. That’s who Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County cares about most.

Celebrate the voice, the artist, the man | SPOTLIGHT

David Ossman has one of those voices not soon forgotten.

Comedian brings weapon of laughter to war zones

Running to a helicopter while being shot at is tricky.

‘Little Women, The Broadway Musical’ opens at Whidbey Children’s Theater in Langley

Run away! That’s what some directors want to do when faced with staging a musical version of a popular classic.

Whidbey’s Amy Walker takes the world by storm. Again.

Amy Walker’s first YouTube video, “21 Accents,” now has 6.9 million views.

Community holds fundraiser for beloved Whidbey poet

Triumph, conquest, success, coup. These are the words of a winner. These are the fighting words of “Victory.”

Nancy Nolan sings standards and hot Latin jazz at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

She grew up with a piano in the kitchen of her Capitol Hill home.

Soulful sparrow: ‘The Songbird of Paris’ opens at the Island County Fairgrounds

She was a very small person with a very big voice and an even bigger heart. The word that followed her throughout her life and which colored the particular expression of her music was “love.”

Chocolatier wins another medal | NOTABLE

George Brunjes was wearing his four Scovie medals and a red chef’s hat one morning at the Trinity Lutheran Church kitchen.

Pop open a Soroptimist purse full of prizes and help a girl

Kathy Habel says she can’t walk through the food store anymore without getting a hug from a girl. Habel has been a member of the Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island for 15 years. The girls who wrap their arms around her, she said, are grateful beneficiaries of the Island Girls Live Their Dreams Day Camp that was begun by the Soroptimists in 2006, and is now its own nonprofit entity.

Freeland resident and one-time Dorothy of Oz hopeful dies | UPDATE

Naomi Jane Buzard, a beloved Freeland resident who once auditioned for the role of Dorothy in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” and ran in the same circles as legendary stars such as Clark Gable and Bob Hope, passed away Oct. 27.

Langley student gets called to ‘Come on down!’

The price was right, but the prize was wrong. Shelby McDaniel, a 2009 graduate of South Whidbey High School, recently appeared on “The Price Is Right.”

Greenbank resident revives 1960s folk music memories with guitar-player songbook

Forty-eight years ago, a group of upper Midwest teenagers got together on a summer’s day to play some folk music.

Freeland resident and one-time Dorothy of Oz hopeful passes away

Naomi Jane Buzard, a beloved Freeland resident who once auditioned for the role of Dorothy in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" and was friend to legendary stars such as Clark Gable and Bob Hope, passed away Oct. 27.

Pastor and his family welcome a new life and mission in Langley

There’s a new pastor in town, but he wants to be just one of the guys. His name is Dwight Ford and the folks at Christian & Missionary Alliance church in Langley have welcomed him and his family to their new home.

The hippies had a hunch: The Clyde Theatre in Langley shows documentary about back-to-landers

They carried the ideas of the ’60s forward and rejected a typical American lifestyle.

Chamber music series begins season on Whidbey

Just call it luck when the best performers come from one’s own backyard.