Patricia Duff

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.

LAKE serves up some sweet sounds with the release of a new CD

Island artists Eli Moore and Ashley Eriksson have been very busy bees and have the honey to prove it.

Learn to audition in a workshop this weekend in Langley

The "Auditioning and Prepared Reading" workshop for adults still has slots available. The workshop is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.
Students will work with professional actress and casting director Kate Godman as they learn how to make the best possible impression in a wide variety of audition situations.

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.

On the road again: Whidbey Open Studio Tour includes 77 artists this year

Roust yourself onto the road today and tomorrow with the 77 artists participating in the Whidbey Open Studio Tour.

Capturing the waves on Penn Cove

The legacy of musician and beloved South Whidbey luminary Michael Nutt lives on at the end of Coupeville Wharf on Penn Cove.

Inspired by Hillary, Whidbey Island grandmother releases first CD

Whidbey Island has given a local singer her voice back. Freeland resident Gale Dubrow has been singing for as long as she can remember. Whidbey Island has given a local singer her voice back. Freeland resident Gale Dubrow has been singing for as long as she can remember. “There was always music in our house and I remember both my mother and father singing often,” Dubrow said. And although she sang in high school musicals, in choirs and even started as a music major her first year in college, Dubrow got sidetracked for a time away from singing. After journeying down several roads in life that included college, teaching, becoming a wife, mother, professional fine artist and a grandmother, Dubrow has finally realized one of her dreams. She has made her first record.

Pick your produce in a Freeland paradise

The first thing that strikes you about “The Raven & The Spade” is the utter vibrant beauty of it.

Langley gets ready to swing at Djangofest Northwest

You would think being dead for 55 years would put a damper on his fame. But not the legendary gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Forty and still fabulous at Moonraker Books in Langley

LANGLEY — Moonraker Books in Langley sails into its 40th year this weekend as owner Josh Hauser continues to navigate the waves of fortune.

Eating green in a post-carbon world

Have good food; will not travel. Shop any local supermarket’s produce display and you’ll come across apples from Chile, grapes from Mexico, lettuce from California and oranges from Florida.

Jazz singer + band + storyteller = harmony

There is nothing quite like hearing a good jazz singer belt out a few from the great American songbook. Even better when it’s topped off by a well-spun yarn or two.

Island dog goes on crime spree, snatches rubber chicken

In a recent e-mail to her neighbors, Bells Beach resident Juli An Panfilio asked, “Does anyone recognize this rubber chicken?” The e-mail was prompted by her dog Dakoda’s kleptomania.

Mother Mentors is ready to help out new moms

It could be argued that there is no single experience for a woman that equals the euphoria of holding her newly born child.

Let me count the ways

Music can inspire them. An image can inspire them. Even an argument can inspire them.

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.

South Whidbey musical youths are Benaroya bound

hey’ll have everyone swooning with pride when they take the Benaroya Hall stage in Seattle next week.

Freeland’s Enso House needs a new roof: buy a birdhouse!

A local hospice needs a roof, and volunteers will hold a birdhouse auction to help the cause.

South Whidbey teen builds tiny transportable house

SUNLIGHT SHORES — Celina Dill is not your typical 16-year-old girl. Since October of last year, Dill has had her head deep into the design process of the very small house she is going to build for herself. On wheels.

Amy Walker screenplay gets an early green light

Two former island women have received the “green light” for a screenplay they wrote together. Marilee Jolin and Amy Walker have joined forces with their Seattle friend and business manager, Sander Kallshian, to form SoulFire Films.