Diana Putney poses near the trailhead of Putney Woods. Putney is the founder of a 4-H group, Whidbey Wranglers. - Justin Burnett / The Record

Diana Putney: Working to be an example of goodness | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Oct 19, 2016 at 2:00PM

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.


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‘November’ brings election season chaos to WICA stage

  • Oct 12, 2016 at 6:00AM

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.

Langley arcade provides venue for youth, nightlife

  • Oct 8, 2016 at 12:00PM updated Oct 10, 2016 at 8:33AM

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.

‘South Whidbey Back Roads’ program tells your road's story

  • Oct 4, 2016 at 6:00PM

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.

An excuse to fly: thrill, freedom, burgers

  • Oct 1, 2016 at 10:00AM

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.


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