South Whidbey loves to wear costumes in festivals throughout the year, so Halloween will surely be a sensory overload of ghouls, gremlins, witches and lighthearted fun. And after glancing at this year’s lineup, that will definitely be the case.
As Linda Jacobson peeks inside her travel suitcase, she sifts through bags filled with travel-sized toothpaste bottles, tissues and other health care necessities.
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.
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.
Who put the aqua in Aqua Chautauqua? It's hard enough trying to set a world record, without trying to do it in the rain. Bob Effertz was gathering his troops at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley on Thursday afternoon in an attempt to set a world record for the number of people Hula-Hooping while playing the didgeridoo.
Hundreds of pairs of sneakers added a few extra miles to their soles this weekend as South Enders walked for the cure during this year’s Relay For Life. The weather held up for the 20 teams that walked for 18 hours between 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday at the South Whidbey High School track to raise money for the American Cancer Society.