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All who have been touched by Diana Putney describe her as humble, sweet, caring and a model of a good person who creates hope in the human race. Angie Pratt says, “My daughter Mya had been in 4-H for six years and was ready to give up on performance, because of various circumstances.
Community Events, October 2016
Regardless of what side of the political spectrum on which you stand, it’s been an absurd year in politics. And Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) has tapped into the current state of American politics to bring its audience a timely play that ensures laughs, catharsis and possibly an uncomfortable moment or two: David Mamet’s “November.” The tongue-in-cheek play opened up this past Friday. Showtimes are scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Oct. 22.
As the sound of guitar riffs and crashing symbols come and go, a seemingly out-of-place noise can be heard amidst the jamming — retro pinball machines clinking and whistling. Welcome to The Machine Shop in Langley, a pinball arcade that houses antique machines from the ’60s and ’70s. But this isn’t your average arcade. It’s also Langley’s newest venue for rock music and a rising favorite among young people.
Behind every road name is a story. The subject fascinates Brian Grimm, who was born and raised on Whidbey Island. The Bayview resident started a community potluck series seven years ago called “South Whidbey Back Roads,” which invited people knowledgeable about road name histories on South Whidbey to share their stories.
For many Whidbey Islanders, the trip to Port Townsend involves waiting in grueling lines and on the ferry, but for pilots it’s just another chance to grab a “$100 burger” in 15 minutes.