Patricia Duff

Saratoga Chamber Orchestra opens season with petting zoo

Touch, listen and learn. The Saratoga Chamber Orchestra invites patrons to join a magic carpet ride of music with its “Meet the Orchestra,” the opener of the orchestra’s new season.

Don Denman is the new Mr. South Whidbey | KUDOS

Freeland Hall was rockin’ last Saturday night with the rambunctious sounds of fundraising at the Mr. South Whidbey sixth annual pageant.

Benefit planned at the fairgrounds to help Ryan Fitzpatrick

He breathed life into many projects on Whidbey Island. Now a father needs help to breathe himself. Ryan Fitzpatrick, a longtime Whidbey Island resident, was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in October 2010. The lung disease is incurable and Fitzpatrick needs a lung transplant.

Mother, daughter share art in Clinton

Theatrics in painting and hip hopping rabbits.

Whidbey cyclists reach Golden Gate | NOTABLE

“We did it!” Hannah Lee Jones reported after finishing the Ndoto Project bike ride from Seattle to San Francisco, Calif.

WICA dives into an intense parental fray with Reza’s ‘God of Carnage’

Enter this zone of mayhem at your own risk.

Langley Library celebrates its new makeover, benefactor

The Langley Library is looking good.

Bioneers return to the Whidbey Institute for another energized weekend

Mother Nature called. She said to stop whining and face the music: The planet Earth needs solutions.

Whidbey Open Studio Tour starts Saturday

The French post-impressionist master Paul Cezanne said it took him 40 years to figure out that painting was not sculpture.

Step forward, Mr. South Whidbey

Let the bribes and stuffing begin. The sixth annual Mr. South Whidbey Pageant gets underway at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at Freeland Hall.

Whidbey writer is moved to help a friend tell her story of WWII internment

It is more than a book launch. It’s living history. That’s what Greenbank author Dorothy Read said of what folks can expect to hear when longtime Whidbey resident Ilse Evelijn Veere Smit takes the podium to introduce her memoir “End of Silence” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland.

Documentary film, retreat in Langley encourages new view of universe

Ancient matters of the universe matter even more today. Although the universe is almost 14 billion years old, a forward-thinking evolutionary philosopher and a historian are telling a new story of its mysteries.

Benefit at One Drop Monastery will help with disaster relief

It is being called the worst disaster ever recorded in the history of Japan.

Swinging into Langley with DjangoFest Northwest

Summer may be over, but hot is still the word in Langley as autumn approaches.

Freeland will celebrate gift of totem pole

Oscar Leighton Hilbert’s hand-carved thunderbird wings are once again flying high above South Whidbey.

‘Not In Our Town’ spreads message of solidarity

It’s a universal worst nightmare scenario. A community member is killed by a violent gang for no reason other than their ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

OutCast opens ‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical’

It’s got plenty of kitschy charm to offset the bad taste left by one too many episodes of “The Jerry Springer Show.”

South Whidbey community rallies to help beloved local horseman

Friends of Cliff Hagglund want to see him back in the saddle again soon. Hagglund, 48, suffered a massive heart attack Saturday, Sept. 3 and was rushed to the intensive care unit of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham. He was released to the care of his family in Clinton on Wednesday.

Local entrepreneur is paying it forward, one nailbed at a time

LANGLEY — Stephanie Coulon loves her customers. “I’m blessed to do what I do,” she said, “I love people, I love to talk to people and I love to laugh with people.”

WICA launches season tonight with talk show about food and other sundry

Mix up some Carson, Letterman and DeGeneres, add a pinch of Child and cook it up onstage in Langley.