Life

After 33 years teaching tots from A to Z, longtime Freeland preschool teacher retiring

Joan Johnson with the ‘magical white hair’ taught two generations of South Whidbey families

Masters of stone to be honored this weekend

Freeland’s sculpture garden and park feature innovative work

Calling all dogs to sniff out ‘Reading with Rover’

Evaluation is prerequisite to therapy training class

Find Comforts on South Whidbey

Hard work and dedication pay off with a destination BB and winery

South Whidbey buzzes with Earth Day activities

Lesson plan includes making mason bee jars, planting veggies, bird watching

WhidbeyCon draws fans of the magical and monsterous

The magical, mythical, super and monstrous converged in one, free and family-friendly celebration of fandom over the weekend. Oak Harbor Library Saturday hosted its third… Continue reading

$56,000 awarded to Reserve’s historic buildings

The Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve and the Friends of Ebey’s recently announced that nine historic buildings will receive Ebey’s Forever Preservation… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Grief in the middle of the ocean

Chris Jordan’s film shows the plight of man through the eyes of albatross

Easter events on Whidbey

Wednesday, April 17Office of Tenebrae, 7 p.m., April 17, St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley. The choir of St. Hubert Catholic Church will present the Office… Continue reading

Poet offers an elixir of words for grief, fear, sadness and loss

Judith Adams: ‘If you have a soul, if you’re a human being, you are a poet’

Scottish group to play at WICA

For one night only, Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers will bring their dynamic, traditional Celtic music to the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Bats will find new homes at Fort Casey

Parks staff members at Fort Casey can appreciate bats’ importance to the ecosystem, but they couldn’t really appreciate the smell of guano from more than… Continue reading

Farmers markets are gearing up for upcoming season

Vendors and visitors braved wind and rain Saturday as Coupeville launched the 2019 farmers market season. Tents were in a different location on the Community… Continue reading

The ocean under a microscope: Carla Stehr merges art and science

From Carla Stehr’s viewpoint, the ocean is very small. Tiny. Microscopic, in fact. It’s also a wondrous, liquid world teeming with all sizes of life… Continue reading

Arranging life little by little, piece by piece

Assemblage art is all in the details

An eye for elephants

Photographer captures images of African wildlife while assisting conservation efforts

Art galleries springing into April

FIRST SATURDAY Langley Art Walk is 5-7 p.m, Saturday, April 6. Galleries host receptions and showcase local artists. WHIDBEY ART GALLERY is bursting with new… Continue reading

Filmmaker focuses on mental illness, war trauma

Selected for ‘Wild and Wise Women’ book

Dog grooming service rolls in on wheels

Tails wag at mobile salon and special treatment

Tom Walker, left, Russ Link, Randy Hudson and Tom Fisher are The Rural Characters, circa 2019, coming together April 7 for a Clinton Community Hall benefit performance. They hope to put “the septic slush fund over the top but not above ground.” (Photo provided)

Septic system fix gets final push from DrainFest

‘Rural Characters’ reunite for benefit with ‘waste-free’ golden oldies

Tom Walker, left, Russ Link, Randy Hudson and Tom Fisher are The Rural Characters, circa 2019, coming together April 7 for a Clinton Community Hall benefit performance. They hope to put “the septic slush fund over the top but not above ground.” (Photo provided)