Patricia Duff

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Beautiful life reflected in paint by Clinton artist

FREELAND — Artist Danielle Christian, who is eight months pregnant, was just about to bite into a large egg-and-sausage sandwich when she was interrupted.

  • Nov 9th, 2010 11:30pm

A lifetime of painting reveals a Whidbey Island artist’s mettle

Richard Engstrom has been painting for 52 years.

  • Nov 6th, 2010 4:00pm

Novel talk with Jane and Elizabeth in Langley

Voracious novel readers sometimes just can’t get enough.

  • Nov 2nd, 2010 9:13pm

Ninety five years old and Mac’s trying something new in Freeland

At Maple Ridge Assisted Living Community in Freeland there is a map of the United States marked with the places of everybody's first kiss.

  • Oct 29th, 2010 9:38pm

High school actors tackle play about love, friendship, tragedy

Nobody can make it alone, especially teenagers living with a disability.

  • Oct 29th, 2010 11:18pm

Out of your gourd? Rip-roaring sales have merchants cutting it close

In Greek it was the word for a large melon: pepon.

  • Oct 26th, 2010 11:29pm

A Whidbey painter: Romancing the artistic map of life

Her father was an artist and her mother a beautiful eccentric.

  • Oct 26th, 2010 11:23pm

Freeland business is pretty in pink for breast cancer awareness

FREELAND — Pink is the new black — for this month at least.

  • Oct 22nd, 2010 12:28am

South Whidbey soroptimists offer not just your run-of-the-mill purses at fundraiser

Just bag it. No, that doesn’t mean throw in the towel.

  • Oct 19th, 2010 11:00pm

South Whidbey artist shaves her head to protest bullying

Empathy, she says, is the key to stopping a bully’s stride

  • Oct 20th, 2010 8:26pm

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.”

  • Oct 15th, 2010 11:02pm

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts opens its theater season with ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog’ and other musical mischief by Joss Whedon

A low-rent super-villain falls in love with a girl from the laundromat, who falls for the narcissistic superhero, who keeps beating him up.

  • Oct 13th, 2010 4:00pm

Langley artist and teacher releases new jazz CD with concert

It may not be Elvis Presley’s white million-dollar Knabe grand, but the piano was still something special to Maureen Girard.

  • Oct 18th, 2010 3:55pm

FinFest — a celebration of resident whales and the salmon they need to survive in Freeland

The folks at Whidbey Watershed Stewards and Orca Network are shouting “Bon apetit! And welcome back to eat” to all the resident orcas of Puget Sound.

  • Oct 6th, 2010 4:00pm

Whidbey Island art group embraces camaraderie through craft

The Whidbey Island Sketchers hung out in the junkyard the other day and pencils flew across clean white pages with abandon.

  • Oct 1st, 2010 11:00pm

Local blueswoman to give farewell show on Whidbey

“Coyote” is always waiting for her with his next trick, but singer Cee Cee James will stay the path and bring her blues to Nashville, Tenn. to do what she does best: sing. No matter what Coyote has in store.

  • Oct 1st, 2010 10:58pm

Fall Garden Festival celebrates the season at Meerkerk in Greenbank

The folks at Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens welcome everyone to experience the red, orange, gold, umber and black-leafed fall in Greenbank.

  • Sep 28th, 2010 11:00pm

Mizono invites collaboration at MUSEO in Langley

Clothing designer Lynn Mizono cut herself a wide swath of inspiration for her next project.

  • Sep 28th, 2010 10:58pm

The race is on for Mr. South Whidbey 2010

It’s the most scintillating, side-splitting and seriously sympathetic social event of the season.

  • Sep 30th, 2010 3:32pm

Annual celebration of Island County kids is today in the park

Skip those Saturday morning cartoons and pack up the kids for the park.

  • Sep 24th, 2010 11:36pm

Langley’s Otis the beagle and his blue-ribbon nose

Otis Happy Run Bandito took first place in his field trial debut.

  • Sep 24th, 2010 11:33pm

Get your art on at the Whidbey Open Studio Tour

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

  • Sep 21st, 2010 10:23pm

Whidbey Open Studio Tour welcomes some new faces to its roster of artists

There will be some new faces on this year’s Whidbey Open Studio Tour.

  • Sep 20th, 2010 4:22pm

DjangoFest Northwest 2010 gets Langley strumming

It’s time to party like a rock star. Or a gypsy, as the occasion would have it.

  • Sep 20th, 2010 4:17pm

Newfangled Whidbey Open Studio Tour is free and easy

Free to paint.

  • Sep 14th, 2010 10:43pm

Brave New Words welcomes Seattle poet to Whidbey Island

Matt Gano dances.

  • Sep 10th, 2010 9:35pm

A hundred years of progress is celebrated in Clinton

In 1910, President Taft became the first commander in chief to throw the opening pitch at a baseball game, Alva Fisher patented the first electric washing machine and the Boy Scouts of America were incorporated and chartered.

  • Sep 3rd, 2010 6:26pm

Art school graduate from Langley creates a fanciful family

She created nine children in her little sister’s bedroom, and her sister still speaks to her.

  • Aug 31st, 2010 11:29pm

Whidbey Island potter uses words to fire her muse

To throw 26 pots, inspired by words beginning with each letter of the alphabet, is harder than it looks.

  • Aug 31st, 2010 11:21pm

No mountain too high: Whidbey student from Kenya is a study in determination

He came to this country without English. He learned it. He had no degree.He earned two.

  • Aug 30th, 2010 4:19pm

A garden of earthly delights in Freeland

As his work grows stronger, so do the hands that make it.

  • Aug 20th, 2010 11:04pm

Bluegrass Festival invites pickers into the gardens in Greenbank

Break out that fiddle, that washboard and that banjo and get ready for some mountain music.

  • Aug 17th, 2010 11:05pm

Friends of the Whidbey libraries need community’s help

The word comes from the Old English “freond” and claims an Indo-European root meaning “to love.”

  • Aug 14th, 2010 4:00pm

Italian glass master visits Whidbey Island for benefit

Two islands, thousands of miles apart, find themselves fused together by a translucent connection.

  • Aug 10th, 2010 11:23pm

Veggisimo! garden tour today on South Whidbey will help to feed children

Spend the day vegging out, while making sure every island child gets to eat well.

  • Aug 6th, 2010 10:37pm

Freeland artist Pete Jordan paints the not-so-obvious beauty of things

Painter Pete Jordan likes to sit in a place and just hang out.

  • Aug 6th, 2010 10:32pm

Celebrity chef will make visit to wine shop in Freeland

He comes into Seattle living rooms on television, but his comfort zone is in the kitchen. He’s celebrity chef John Sarich of KONG-TV’s “Best of Taste — Travels with John Sarich” and he’ll be on Whidbey Island today.

  • Aug 6th, 2010 3:53pm

Storyteller brings Berte Olson back to life at Deception Pass

She may have been extraordinarily small of stature, but she was bigger than life when it came to making things happen.

  • Aug 3rd, 2010 10:24pm

‘Agatha Christie and the BBC Murders’ opens in Langley

If it wasn’t for cheating husbands, she might not have been the best-selling writer of all time, an honor she shares only with William Shakespeare.

  • Jul 30th, 2010 10:58pm

In Freeland, summer gardens are glowing and art is flowing down in Froggwell hollow

Off the beaten path, beyond the grassy drive, down a shady path and into a sunny hollow awaits a garden of delights.

  • Jul 27th, 2010 10:22pm

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.

  • Jul 24th, 2010 12:13am

All the world’s a stage deep in the Whidbey woods

Take a journey into the unknown, deep into the woods of Whidbey and into Shakespeare’s imagination.

  • Jul 23rd, 2010 10:15pm

Whidbey’s Loganberry is ripe with food, drink, music, art, poetry and pie

What it must be like to be stuck in flavor limbo between the ubiquitous finger-staining blackberry and the delicate and delightfully sweet raspberry.

  • Jul 20th, 2010 11:00pm

Pardon moi, Monsieur Godard…a review of Whidbey filmmaker’s latest release

“Do it beautifully, because this is not a dream.”

  • Jul 20th, 2010 10:58pm

Indian artists visit Whidbey Island

They hail from distant nomadic communities in Western India, bearing some of the most beautiful embroidered pieces in the world. And they've traveled to Whidbey Island.

  • Jul 16th, 2010 11:06pm

Langley’s volunteer-run coffeehouse and bookstore gets a big makeover

The floor was sinking fast below the Langley street level, but the community rallied around the little café and came to its rescue.

  • Jul 13th, 2010 10:23pm

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.

  • Jul 13th, 2010 10:17pm

Artists’ group honors longtime member at annual show

The artists of Whidbey Island have emerged from hunkering down in their studios during the rain-soaked winter and have resolved to hang it all up.

  • Jul 10th, 2010 4:00pm