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Music festivals of various genres will be jamming around island this weekend

South Whidbey will be center stage for three music festivals next weekend — Whidbey Island Music Festival, Freeland’s Bluesberry Festival and Whidbey Island Guitar Festival… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2019

 

Foxtail Farms brings sun to Whidbey

When Stephen Williams first stepped foot on Whidbey Island a few years ago, he had no idea that he and his wife Amy would soon… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2019

 

‘House of music:’ Langley bed and breakfast home to unexpected concerts

By WENDY LEIGH wleigh@whidbeynewsgroup.com Anyone who thinks they can keep up with the dynamo classical pianist of Crawford House and Island Consort better hang on… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

 

Four talented musicians bring chamber music to Langley stage

By WENDY LEIGH wleigh@whidbeynewsgroup.com When The Beatles first landed on American soil in what was dubbed the “British Invasion,” the world of music was forever… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Cloudstone Sculpture Park Gallery to open Aug. 31 and Sept. 1

Cloudstone Sculpture Park & Gallery will be open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. They are located on… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

A touch of Maine lands at Freeland lobster shack

Artist and entrepreneur John Norris knows a thing or two about Maine lobster – and he’s shelling out that wisdom every day at his brand… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2019

SUVA can set sail with more passengers

The U.S. Coast Guard has determined Coupeville’s resident schooner is in shipshape and Bristol fashion, enough so that it’s allowing approximately 20 more passengers at… Continue reading

Whidbey-born director returns to debut film

As film screenwriter and director Ben Medina set out to bring his dream of making a movie to life, he knew he’d return to where… Continue reading

Concerts in the park continue

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District continues its free Concerts in the Park program with a new band at the baseball field stage. JM and… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Spate of events slated for Whidbey Island in next two weeks

From pig consumption to orca capture mourning to flashy cars and friendly cops, there are events on Whidbey Island running in the next two weeks… Continue reading

Ride the Kraken: ‘Captain’ offers unique tours

If you and a group of people want to get somewhere on the island, Nicholas Konopik says it’s time to get kraken. The Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Art & About | Whidbey Island’s August art events

The ARTISTS OF SOUTH WHIDBEY are proud to present their 45th annual art show and sale Friday-Sunday, Aug. 2-4. The show features original paintings, prints… Continue reading

Little BIG Fest features 20 bands over three days

Big ambition, tiny place for upcoming multi-day outdoor music festival

  • Jul 29, 2019

Family to get new Habitat for Humanity home

It was Alli Gann’s childhood goal to move to Whidbey Island. But about a month after her family actually did so, it started to seem… Continue reading

Pianist brings classical music, jazz to island

Whidbey’s arts community has a new resident, and he has been busy making friends with his unusual blend of improvisational jazz and classical piano. Rich… Continue reading

Bike riders get sunshine, natural beauty, pie at Land Trust event

Chloe Perkins liked just about everything about participating in Sunday’s Sea, Trees & Pie Bike Ride. Surrounded by family and friends, she completed the five-mile… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2019

Making dreams come true ‘When you Wish’ | Whidbey Island Fair

Children’s faces light up when they spot their heroes and idols walking across the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds, and performers from When you Wish Productions feel… Continue reading

Top 4-H student of the year reflects on experiences | Whidbey Island Fair

SWHS grad Camden Miller participated in the horse division for years, switched to cattle this year

What I learned about my father through the Vietnam War

A Herald writer’s curiosity about his father’s years in Vietnam led to understanding for them both.

Whidbey residents collaborate for Pride picnic

Organizers plan to make Langley Pride Picnic a new tradition, hope to see Pride Parade return