Harry Anderson

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Smoke signal: climate change is here, even on our Rock

We don’t have all this climate change catastrophe stuff going on here on Whidbey, now do we?

 

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Overcoming an eerie feeling in an empty tourist town

Eerie is an onomatopoeia – a word that sounds like what it means. I was reminded of that tidbit I learned in my high school… Continue reading

 

Passing the time while social distancing, Whidbey-style

We Rock Dwellers are of an independent stripe in how we do most things. That holds true, I have discovered, for how we pass time… Continue reading

 

Sound Off: Built to last and well worth a million bucks

Living in Central Whidbey, I have always thought that having all those historic structures in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve was worth a million bucks,… Continue reading

Beth’s tasty 20-year road to success at bayleaf

I’m always intrigued by the fascinating, sometimes convoluted stories of how people we see all the time end up living on our Rock. But this… Continue reading

Balkanizing the Rock: What distrust may lead to | Rockin’ a Hard Place:

I’m just back from a dream trip along the coast of Slovenia and Croatia. Roman ruins everywhere, gorgeous sunsets, the clear blue waters of the… Continue reading

Sound Off: Crime on Whidbey: What don’t you want to know?

Ever since I moved to our beloved Rock 10 years ago, I have been intrigued by the number of serious, often weird crimes that are… Continue reading

Photo by Rick Chapman
                                New owners of Central Whidbey’s historic Captain Whidbey Inn are, from left, Matt French, his brother, Mike, and Eric Cheong. The three take a break on the inn’s porch. For the full story, see page A9 of today’s Whidbey News-Times

A venerable local captain acquires three new — and young — commanders

The Captain Whidbey Inn, a beloved Central Whidbey landmark, has been around for 111 years. Recently, as we sat on the inn’s outdoor cocktail deck… Continue reading

Photo by Rick Chapman
                                New owners of Central Whidbey’s historic Captain Whidbey Inn are, from left, Matt French, his brother, Mike, and Eric Cheong. The three take a break on the inn’s porch. For the full story, see page A9 of today’s Whidbey News-Times

Celebrations, events planned to honor 40th anniversary of Ebey’s Reserve

Special events throughout 2018 are planned to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the creation of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, a community partnership that has… Continue reading