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HOMETOWN HERO: Betty believes life isn’t about her

  • Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM

Hometown Hero Betty Lehman has always held the belief that life isn’t about her. And for Lehman this belief has made all the difference in the way she views life. “Betty has been a trustworthy volunteer, a faithful church member, a community-minded woman who will go to any length to make a difference,” says Pastor Jim Lindus of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Sixty years on memory lane

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:36PM

Langley High School class of 1947 meets for 60th reunion It was 60 years ago that the 20 members of the Langley High School class of 1947 graduated and left their teenaged youth behind for the wider world. But Whidbey Island seems to have a magnetic pull and of the nine remaining class members, almost all of them still live on the island.

Eat well, sleep long, dance

  • Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM

Seattle couple taps Whidbey Island for wellness retreat There’s a man and a woman who have come to the island just to show your body a good time. Sergey Podlazov’s and Lorina Shinsato’s “Dance to Wellness” retreats are designed to help you get back to the garden of a healthy body that you may have lost sight of in the present day culture of fast-eating and stressful living.

Harvest celebration goes to the dogs

  • Oct 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM

The crisp autumn air is ripe for freshly pressed cider and a brisk walk with the dog under a leafy canopy of color. Thank goodness, then, that Apple Day and the third annual Mutt Strut comes to Bayview Corner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

HOMETOWN HEROS

  • Oct 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM

Round-the-clock big hearts

Mr. South Whidbey is crowned once again

  • Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM

Another handsome bloke made his kingly walk down the royal runway with crown, scepter and big heart intact. Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund crowned the second Mr. South Whidbey recently, much to the delight of a sold-out crowd at Freeland Hall.

Festival celebrates all things Scandinavian

  • Nov 10, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM

Salmon chowder, Swedish meatballs with lingonberries, lefse, heart waffles with strawberries and whipped cream and a Scandinavian dreamof baked treats. Sound good? They are all ready and waiting for hungry appetites at the eighth annual Nordic Fest.

Festive fun for family and friends

  • Nov 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM

“Come Home for the Holidays” is the theme for this year’s holiday festivities in Langley. And that means plenty of downtown jollification to get the whole family in a joyful spirit.

Living a life to help others is true class

  • Nov 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM

You’re at a fancy celebration; black tie, evening gowns, crystal and white table linens. You notice a humble man dressed in a blue work shirt and pants walking in. His eyes dart around the large room looking for an available seat.

Benevolent repercussions of a simple gift

  • Dec 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM

“The Giving of Art — The Art of Giving” is an art sale organized by 11 Whidbey Island artists who wish to emphasize the ability to make a difference both locally and globally with the giving of art. The sale opens Friday, Dec. 14 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 16 in the Front Room gallery in the Bayview Cash Store. The artists are making one-of-a-kind pieces specifically for holiday gift giving while also raising funds for two carefully selected charities, Operation: Sack Lunch and Children’s House International. A percentage of all the artists’ proceeds will go to the organizations. Artists and artisans participating in the sale include Tohnia Alexander, handmade soaps in lovely Scott Alexander wooden boxes; Maryon Attwood, functional ceramics, sunflower-tiles and platters; Adriana Gallagher, comment-worthy felted wool scarves; Elizabeth Haughton, mixed-metal jewelry; Robbie Lobell, soda/wood-fired and award-winning pottery; Sarena Mann, figurative papier maché mobiles; Barbara Stout, Taoist inspired works on paper; Tree Top Bakers, delicious holiday baked-goods; Michel Tsouris, small encaustic paintings and “ridiculous chicken paintings” and Jane Winslow, visual photographic poems. Beverly Graham is a recording artist who started Operation: Sack Lunch to feed the working poor and homeless on the streets of Seattle. The program has served more than 1.3 million meals since 1989 and currently serves 18,000 meals each month in the Seattle area.

Hometown Hero: Good intentions followed by actions

  • Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:34PM

What do you intend to do today? Not your itinerary; go to work, spend time with family. But your specific intentions: How will you affect the people in your home before you head out the door? How many people will you smile at today at work? How will you rejuvenate yourself before coming back home and how will you end your day?

Unflinching community, helping hands and hearts breed healing

  • Jan 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:34PM

Four years ago you were diagnosed. You, happy island woman, wife, mother of small children. Words you previously heard little of began the constant refrain that hovered near your unwelcoming ears. Words like PET scan, white blood cells, non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, lymphangiogram, x-ray, stages, malignancy, indolent or aggressive, contiguous or noncontiguous.

Hometown Hero: An open mind and welcoming smile

  • Jan 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:34PM

Fred Bixby, this month’s Hometown Hero, lives his life with his glass three-quarters full. Says paratransit service driver Phyllis Brett, “He could probably complain about a lot of things I would imagine — but he never does.

Doctoring with heart

  • Feb 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:34PM

Imagine yourself in your sickbed. You need medication but that means overcoming the monumental task of getting your doctor to see you right away in order to get a prescription and then dragging your sick self to his office and then to the pharmacy before getting back to the relief of your bed.

Hometown Hero: Zen and the art of loving animals

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:34PM

Curled up on a soft bed in the living room, he raises his head and looks up with eyes that emit pure unqualified love and forgiveness. Yet, his own life has been one of abandonment. His body is full of the physical scars of abuse and neglect, his eyes hold the emotional scars.

WHIDBEY RECIPES: Is there something buggin’ you?

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:34PM

Recipes CONTINUED FROM A7

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 8:34PM

Place the lemon juice in a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the juice. Set aside for 5 min., then place the bowl in a pan of simmering water. Heat, stirring occasionally, until the gelatin has dissolved. Cool slightly, then stir the gelatin mixture into the egg yolk mixture. (Or, you can heat the lemon juice and gelatin in a microwave, on full power, in

WHIDBEY RECIPES: Let me count the ways

  • Apr 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:34PM

WHIDBEY RECIPES: When life gives you lemons ...

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:34PM

ISLAND BIRDING: Some birds have rebounded, but it may not last

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:34PM

Whidbey Audubon turned

WHIDBEY RECIPES: Missing Mom

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:34PM

The first time I ever remember missing my mother was about a week after she had deposited me and my paraphernalia in a dorm room, said goodbye, and left me to begin my first year at college.

ALL ABOARD: All the news that’s fit to deliver

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:33PM

My oft interrupted career in the newspaper business began on the flat slopes of Northwest Boulevard, on a dark, cold morning in Columbus, Ohio.

WHIDBEY RECIPES: Something smells a bit fishy with our salmon

  • May 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:33PM

“Oh, nuts; salmon again? Why can’t we have something else once in awhile, maybe hot dogs or a hamburger.”

Animal communication expert to share tips

  • May 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:33PM

It is not only people who experience trying times; animals have their struggles as well.

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