Langley photographer captures strong women around the world

  • Aug 27, 2016 at 12:00PM

Retirement was never the end of the road for Langley resident Marie Plakos. It was only the beginning of a new chapter. Plakos was always keen on photography. When she concluded her life as a school superintendent, she spent her free time honing her skills while traveling the globe. What started as a hobby became a full-time job of sorts, and now her photography career looks to be picking up steam after she booked an exhibition at a museum with a recognizable namesake.


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Whimsical and witty: meet Maxwelton Valley's Bonnet Babes

  • Aug 24, 2016 at 8:00AM

The Bonnet Babes are more than an art collective — it’s an “alternative lifestyle,” the artists say. Whimsical, with skills in multiple forms of art and a tinge of humor, the Bonnet Babes are a Maxwelton Valley-based artistic duo who sell their homestead -inspired art out of an art stand at Maxwelton Road and Four Sisters Lane, and at Bayview Farmers Market. The duo is composed of Allegra Rose Brown and Julie Kuhfahl, and they walk their talk in terms of the group name and style of art.

Soup Box Derby: Fun and funky, a Langley tradition returns

  • Aug 20, 2016 at 8:00AM

For Clinton resident Peter Lawlor, life needs flair and a bit of showmanship. Anything less is boring.

From Broadway to Whidbey: renowned instructor brings the moves

  • Aug 17, 2016 at 6:00PM updated Aug 18, 2016 at 2:13PM

From New York City to Tokyo, Eugene Louis “Luigi” Faccuito’s jazz exercise technique has left a lasting mark on the dancing world — and at the end of the month, his chief prodigy will give South Whidbey the chance to learn his famed mentor’s authentic techniques. Manhattan-based jazz dance teacher Francis Roach is jetting over to South Whidbey from the Big Apple as part of his quest to teach dancers around the globe Faccuito’s techniques.

Runner with a cause: Langley man raising funds for clean water in South Sudan

  • Aug 13, 2016 at 12:00PM

Arne Bergstrom has been running to let off steam since 1980, but later this month there is a noble cause that’ll keep his legs chugging… and chugging… and chugging. Bergstrom, a Langley resident, will take his habitual running across the Washington-Oregon state line to partake in the 35th annual Hood to Coast relay, one of the longest and largest relays in the world. In all, 1,050 twelve-person teams will go at their pace over the course of 18 hours.


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