Lorinda Kay

Jesse Brighten checks out limbs of the old oak tree at Hladky Park on First Street and Anthes Avenue in Langley.

Old Whale Bell oak tree gets expert trimming

Deftly moving from branch to branch of the old oak tree, Jesse Brighten put on a performance in Langley this past week that was part trapeze artist, part mountain climber.

 

Hearts & Hammers seeks homes

If there is an iconic “Mom and Pop” of South Whidbey, the Wimberly couple fit the role. Bob and Audrey have lived on South Whidbey for 44 years and owned Saucy’s Pizza in Clinton for 19 years.

 

Hundreds of people scramble for hand-blown glass sea floats hidden in plain view at Seawall Park in Langley on Saturday

Sea Float Scramble brings hundreds to Langley

A bounty of see-through treasure was found on Saturday during the annual Sea Float Scramble in Langley. Over 300 people came to the event and lined up early to participate.

 

Crows take over Langley

The crows have landed and they are all over downtown Langley. No, not the flying black Aves that populate many streets and backyards in town. These crows were created by metal artist Scott Alexander and wood artist Mike McVay.

Thirteen-year-old Langley resident Alex Low (red shirt) and Julie Buktenica (blue shirt) with her dog

Running with the pack | Langley PAWZ race hailed a howling good time

It was a day for the dogs Sunday when the first PAWZ by the Sea 5K run/walk was held in Langley under an almost clear sky.

Thirteen-year-old Langley resident Alex Low (red shirt) and Julie Buktenica (blue shirt) with her dog
A new beam is handed up to Bob Snow

Hearts & Hammers: Volunteers, sunshine make for glorious workday and celebration

A glorious day on Saturday welcomed more than 400 volunteers who worked on 36 homes throughout South Whidbey on the 20th anniversary of Hearts & Hammers. Needed repairs were given to homeowners like John and Micky O’Brien, who could not do the work alone. John just turned 80 and despite keeping busy with upkeep on his house, some things he can no longer do, like climbing up a ladder.

A new beam is handed up to Bob Snow
The tools of the trade may have changed since Hearts and Hammers began when Lynn Willeford

Hearts & Hammers: 20 years of neighbors helping neighbors on Whidbey

It began with one woman’s vision to bring the people of South Whidbey together, build community and provide an opportunity for all ages to volunteer.

The tools of the trade may have changed since Hearts and Hammers began when Lynn Willeford
Mary Richardson and Loretta Wilson let a bit more light into one home by cleaning windows  during the Hearts & Hammers work day. The day brightened the lives of many homeowners on South Whidbey by providing rapairs to homes of those in need.

The sun stayed out for the many hearts who came out to hammer

The weather was perfect. That gave the 450 volunteers of South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers a good start to the annual work day this past Saturday.

Mary Richardson and Loretta Wilson let a bit more light into one home by cleaning windows  during the Hearts & Hammers work day. The day brightened the lives of many homeowners on South Whidbey by providing rapairs to homes of those in need.