Effie Brown, Quinserra Stanley, Christa Straub and Linda Edling sing to Susan Hanson during a recent rehearsal. The women are all members of the Threshold Singers, a group which sings at the bedsides of the dying. - Kate Daniel / The Record

Sweet songs for dying days

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Jun 30, 2015 at 3:15PM

For those preparing to pass life’s final threshold, a group of Whidbey women offer a musical gift of transcendence and healing.


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Wedgies and dump cakes; former favorites have their day in the sun — again | WHIDBEY RECIPES

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 6:00PM

I attended two granddaughters’ high school graduation earlier this month, and among the many things I observed about the attire of young women today was what the majority of them were wearing on their feet. Wedgies, very tall wedgies in most cases. I was surprised, to say the least. Wedgies have to be one of the world’s most dangerous shoe styles, with high stacked heels and a narrow base. I know this because I was teetering around on them a few decades ago. Back then, we referred to them as our “ankle breakers.” As I watched the graduating girls totter up the stairs onto the stage and teeter back down after receiving their diplomas, I thought about how many things in the world of fashion are “hot,” then fade only to come back in some form decades later. It occurred to me that the same thing happens in the food world.

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Whale of an accomplishment: Orca Network founders recognized by Whidbey Audubon Society

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 8:00AM

On more than one occasion, Anna Swartz poked fun at the couple standing next to her. These were good-natured jabs, the sort of thing that happens among friends at recognition dinners such as the one hosted by the Whidbey Audubon Society this past week in Coupeville.

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