Betty Freeman

All that jazz: OutCast attracts Whidbey jazz musicians every Sunday

Chilly Sunday nights promise to heat up with sizzling jazz at the OutCast Theatre at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley through December.

Guild weaves Uncommon Threads together at Greenbank

“I just love walking into the Uncommon Threads event on the first day,” said weaver Linda LaMay of Clinton. Uncommon Threads is the Whidbey Weavers Guild’s annual event that will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, at Greenbank Farm.

Opening hearts: Photo exhibit teaches that love makes a family

Families come to be in a number of ways. “God’s love goes where it will go,” said Larry Fox, who was instrumental in coordinating support for the “Love Makes a Family” photo exhibit now on display through Nov. 4 at Langley United Methodist Church.

Clinton Community Council one step closer to reality

As the sun set on a sunny September Thursday, about 70 Clinton residents and business owners gathered at the Clinton Community Hall for a potluck dinner and a healthy serving of optimism about the future of their “town.” The Sept. 27 meeting channeled energy from a group of Clintonites who mobilized at a Future Search conference last January and are currently working cooperatively to boost and beautify Clinton.

Experience art at the source on Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour

Artists offer a glimpse of their worlds, demonstrate and explain their creative processes, and sell their artwork during the 16th annual Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7.

Whidbey Island Nourishes volunteers battle youth hunger

When South Whidbey schools opened their doors this fall, 32 percent of the students qualified for free and reduced price lunches.

Clinton farm raises the best in local flavor

Lynn Swanson is a longtime farmer who loves to grow, cook, preserve and enjoy good food.

Harvest fun and learning at Whidbey Island farms

“Farming feeds my soul,” says Linda Bartlett, co-owner with Valerie Reuther of Rosehip Farm near Coupeville.

‘Le Jazz Hot’ ignites DjangoFest Northwest 2012

Concerts and workshops by world-class musicians, and impromptu “djam” sessions all over town make for an exciting five days of “le jazz hot” as Gypsy jazz fans and musicians gather in Langley Sept. 19 through 23 for DjangoFest Northwest at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.

Langley stars as ‘The Edge of Nowhere’ in George’s new novel

The teen years are supposed to be spent finding one’s identity, but 14-year-old Hannah Armstrong has a new identity thrust upon her in the first chapter of Elizabeth George’s young adult novel “The Edge of Nowhere,” due out Sept. 4.