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Civil rights activist, hero honored as grand marshal

Grethe Cammermeyer will be leading the Whidbey Island Area Fair parade as grand marshal during Military Appreciation Day Saturday.

South Whidbey artists show works at Brackenwood

Since Rene Neff, who is also a city councilwoman, opened Brackenwood in 2009 it has been home to several renowned Pacific Northwest artists. Day, a sculptor with 40 years of professional art experience who has been living in both Istanbul and China for the past six years, is returning to Langley for the month of August to show his works at Brackenwood before returning overseas. He is joined by two other featured artists, Langley resident Pete Jordan and Freeland resident Ginny O'Neill.

Kids learn lights, camera, action on streets of Langley

More than 20 aspiring young filmmakers took to the streets of Langley Monday afternoon to begin scouting the ideal location in which to film their original movies during the 10th annual Film Camp.

A joyful noise, Whidbey Island Music Festival returns

The hills will come alive with the sound of music during Whidbey Island Music Festival’s ninth annual summer concert series.

Double, double toil and trouble: Shakespeare festival offers twice the drama

Zora Lungren performed in her first play, “Romeo and Juliet,” when she was a seventh grader attending Langley Middle School. Today, in a vintage theater tent propped in the field behind that same middle school, she is preparing to relate what is known in theater circles as “the unplayable scene.”

Freeland author to relaunch children’s book on 90th birthday

Jacquie Milligan has been many things: painter, mother, writer for shows like “Hawaii 5-O” and “The Mickey Mouse Club,” Boeing customer support specialist, founding member of the Whidbey Island Writers Conference Committee, “ardent fan” of Italian operatic pop trio Il Volo and published children’s book author—to name a few.

Thousands celebrate 39th Choochokam

The seaside streets of Langley brimmed with light, laughter, art and music this weekend during the 39th annual Choochokam Music and Arts Festival.

Clinton resident offers haven for soldiers’ canine friends

The men and women who serve our country are confronted with an array of challenges, particularly when stationed far away from home; but one Clinton resident is working to ensure that finding care and temporary residence for their canine companions is not amongst them.

Young thespians learn life lessons

In a bright orange, 2,400-square-foot canvas tent propped in the field behind Langley Middle School, a handful of young thespians are learning the importance of being earnest.

Choochokam returns to take over Langley

Choochokam Arts Festival will return to downtown Langley July 12-13.

Parade brings out the crowds, sun to Maxwelton

The sun shone warmly and a salty sea breeze wafted through the streets as hundreds walked, peddled and drove to take in the 99th annual Maxwelton Independence Day Parade.

SLIDESHOW | 99th Maxwelton Independence Day Parade

Maxwelton celebrates its 99th Independence Day parade.

Whidbey authors pen title for land trust

Whidbey residents Elizabeth Guss, Janice O'Mahony and Mary Richardson co-authored "Whidbey Island: Reflections on People and the Land." Proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Whidbey Camano Land Trust.

Whidbey authors, environmentalists pen title for land trust

When Elizabeth Guss first arrived on Whidbey Island, she felt that she was home. Her affinity with the island never waned and Guss, along with friends Janice O’Mahony and Mary Richardson, has worked to preserve its natural treasures. Most recently the trio joined creative forces to pen a new book entitled “Whidbey Island: Reflections on People and the Land.”

Maxwelton parade brings fun, solidarity

The sleepy community of Maxwelton will come alive for the 99th time later this week with the annual Fourth of July parade.

South Whidbey schools’ technology spending may drop

The South Whidbey School District may spend a bit less than planned on technology supplies this year.

Celebrate America to light up Freeland

The 20th annual Celebrate America festival will light off in Freeland next week. Continuing a tradition of fun and entertainment, the Thursday, July 3 event takes place in Freeland Park on East Shoreview Drive.

Whidbey residents quest for fibers, farms | CORRECTED

When Mary Donaty was 10 years old, she fell in love. This love was unlike any other — assertive, quirky, with a penchant for eating hair bows. And the object of her affection? A llama.

Community blossoms in South Whidbey Garden Tour

Residents will have the opportunity to glimpse into the private gardens of their neighbors and admire some of South Whidbey’s most luscious floral delights this weekend.