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Writers craft stories, share knowledge at Whidbey conference

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 11:00AM

Ánie McMahon-Grace, a Clinton resident, homeschool student and aspiring author, sat patiently at the front of the classroom at Coupeville Middle School Saturday afternoon, pen and notebook at the ready, awaiting author Deb Lund’s instructions on how to become “a fiction magician.”

 

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Dia de los Muertos honors dead, celebrates life

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 10:00AM

In Mexico—as well as in many parts of the United States—the days from Nov. 1-2 are spent celebrating life and honoring the deceased during Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a holiday which has developed through a pairing of Catholic and ancient Aztec traditions.

Take this dance: Argentine tango class teaches movement as well as connection

  • Oct 18, 2014 at 12:00PM

A stanza of rich and vital music ascends from the speakers, breaking the evening silence at Bayview Corner; four couples silently take to the studio floor, keeping time with one another’s precise steps and slight sways as if attuned to the notes as by one another’s energy.

WHIDBEY RECIPES | A tale of two sisters during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 10:00AM

In the wee small hours of the morning of Jan. 12, 1940, Dad woke both me and my older brother from sound sleep and told us to come with him to see what he said was a late Christmas present that had just arrived. Imagine our disappointment when we followed him into their bedroom and saw a tiny, pink, wiggling, squeaking baby in our mother’s arms; not the bicycle Sonny wanted nor the Sonja Henie skating doll I’d wanted. A baby, and not a very cute one at that point, either.

Freeland resident proves himself worthy of knighthood

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

When Nicholas Zefferys stepped to the front of the room to formally introduce himself at a recent Rotary of South Whidbey meeting, his acquaintances were unprepared for the tremendous series of events their “quiet,” and “unassuming” fellow member would unfurl.

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